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Dec 21, 2021
OpenTopography will be hiring at least one Data Science intern this summer via the UNAVCO Summer Internship Program (USIP). The intern(s) will work with...
Jan 26, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 290 km2 along the Kapiti Coast of the North Island of New Zealand is now available on OpenTopography. The lidar was captured for the Kapiti Coast District Council by AAM Ltd, with data management and...
Jan 14, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 475 km2 over Nelson, New Zealand is now available on OpenTopography. This dataset has an average point density of 37.67 pts/m2, allowing for exceptionally high-resolution, dense point clouds. The survey...

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Jan 12, 2022
By Emily Zawacki Lidar (light detection and ranging) is a common remote sensing technique used to create high-resolution three-dimensional models of landscapes and built features. Lidar uses laser pulses to measure distances to the ground or other features. Traditionally, lidar scanners are mounted to airborne or...
Jan 6, 2022
OpenTopography continued to experience strong growth in 2021 with increases in usage (jobs) as well as number of users. At the end of 2021, we have had over 158,047 unique users running 626,973 processing jobs via the portal and over 284,559 unique API users/IPs invoking in excess of 2,578,334 API jobs. We saw double the...