This week OpenTopography rolled out increased LiDAR point could processing limits and a simplified scheme of user access levels. OpenTopography is a authenticated system whereby users have certain privileges for data access, processing limits, and system features. User level is defined for each user and applied when the user is logged into OpenTopography. The new scheme simplifies users into three levels:
Available GeoEarthScope LiDAR data in southern California has now grown to include the Elsinore fault, the Burro Flats segment of San Andreas fault, and the Crater Mountain portion of the Owens Valley. These data are a new addition to the GeoES SoCal coverage that includes the previously released Garlock fault data.
OpenTopography is pleased to announce that the Nephi North portion of the Wasatch fault LiDAR data set, acquired during the GeoEarthScope Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB) project is now available. The majority of the ISB data set was released via OpenTopography in May, but due to additional data processing challenges, the Nephi North segment of the data set was not distributed at that time.
In our ongoing effort to improve the ability to visualize and interact with outputs from the OpenTopography custom digital elevation model system, we have now made it possible to view the hillshade products directly in Google Earth without leaving the browser. Now, in addition to the hillshade browse images and Google Earth KMZ files, you'll see a link to "View KMZ file in Browser" on your results page.