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. The updated Google Earth KMZ file can be downloaded from the USGS at: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kml.php or via the GEON OpenTopography Portal at http://opentopo.sdsc.edu/lidar?format=ge

Please address questions or comment to J. Luke Blair (lblair@usgs.gov - USGS, Earthquake Hazards Program) and/or Chris Crosby (ccrosby@sdsc.edu - GEON Project, San Diego Supercomputer Center).

The GeoEarthScope Northern California LiDAR data were acquired as part of the EarthScope Facility project funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). More information on GeoEarthScope is available at: https://www.unavco.org/projects/past-projects/geoearthscope/geoearthscop...