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New GeoEarthScope LiDAR data available: Yellowstone, Tetons, Wasatch

May 7, 2009

We are pleased to announce the availability of new GeoEarthScope airborne LiDAR data products from the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB) project! This release includes high resolution LiDAR topography data collected in tectonically active regions of Utah and Wyoming, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the Nephi segment (southern strand) of the Wasatch fault. These LiDAR data can be explored and downloaded in several ways:

Full Northern California GeoEarthScope point cloud now online

Apr 15, 2009

OpenTopography has released the final round of Northern California GeoEarthScope point cloud data. This release means that all point cloud and tile DEMs for the Northern California data set are now available for download via OpenTopography. New regions available in this release include:

Additional Northern California GeoEarthScope LiDAR point data released

Feb 17, 2009

OpenTopography has released another batch of Northern California GeoEarthScope point cloud data. This release means that in addition to the full set of tile DEMs and the Google Earth-viewable hillshades, approximately 85% of the Northern California LiDAR point cloud data are accessible via OpenTopography. New regions available in this release include:

SDSC team begins cloud computing research with applications to LiDAR

Feb 16, 2009

OpenTopography team members at SDSC have received a new grant from the National Science Foundation to explore new ways for academic researchers to manage extremely large data sets hosted on massive, Internet-based commercial computer clusters, or what have become known as computing “clouds". This research will use the LiDAR topography data hosted by OpenTopography as a test case and will focus on how cloud computing can aid the management and processing of massive spatial data sets.

Update improves performance of NoCal LiDAR browsing in Google Earth

Feb 6, 2009

We are pleased to announce an updated version of the Northern California GeoEarthScope LiDAR in Google Earth capability that offers significantly improved browsing performance. This update features the same data as available in previous releases but achieves faster data loading in Google Earth through an updated image processing approach. In order to experience the improved performance it is necessary to download a new KMZ file.

Garlock LiDAR data is now available: GeoEarthScope SoCal airborne LiDAR project

Nov 25, 2008

Another round of GeoEarthScope LiDAR data is now available via OpenTopography. The much anticipated Garlock fault portion of the Southern & Eastern California acquisition can now be downloaded via OpenTopography in Google Earth hillshade overlay and standard tiled DEM formats. The full data release announcement:

We are pleased to announce the availability of new GeoEarthScope airborne LiDAR data products from the Southern/Eastern California project! This release includes full coverage of the Garlock fault.

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