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Information and discussion related to high-resolution lidar topography for the Earth sciences

OpenTopography Overview Video

The OpenTopography ASU Capstone team - a group of senior undergraduate (who have now graduated - congrats!) School of Computing and Informatics students at Arizona State supervised by OpenTopography Co-I Ramon Arrowsmith - have released another nice video about OpenTopography. This video provides an introduction to the OpenTopography Facility:

New Point Cloud Processing and Custom DEM Video Tutorial

Thanks to the ASU Capstone team - a group of senior undergraduate School of Computing and Informatics students at Arizona State supervised by OpenTopography Co-I Ramon Arrowsmith - we now have a very nice video tutorial on how to use OpenTopography to download and process LiDAR point cloud data to digital elevation models:

Southwest Idaho Regional LiDAR Conference

OpenTopography received the following information about this upcoming event in Boise via email today. The conference theme is "Light Detection and Ranging laser technology (LiDAR) to plan for, mitigate and solve public safety issues" and the list of topics looks interesting. Details in the announcement below:

Golden Gate LiDAR Project

Another new LiDAR data collection funded with stimulus dollars that I recently became aware of is the ARRA Golden Gate LiDAR Project. Led by San Francisco State University and funded by USGS ARRA, this project will collect data in coastal regions around San Francisco:

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