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Feb 15, 2022
The OpenTopography team is pleased to announce the publication of our new open-access article in the journal Remote Sensing: “Statewide USGS 3DEP Lidar Topographic...
Aug 10, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering 53 km2 in the Wax Lake Delta, LA is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM)...
Jul 28, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 2,185 km2 of coastal Otago, New Zealand is now available on OpenTopography. The dataset was captured between June and October 2021 for the Otago Regional Council by AAM Ltd., with data management and...

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Aug 10, 2022
Relative elevation model (REM) of Birch Creek, a tributary to the Yukon River, Alaska, USA. (NW to the left) Introduction: DEM vs. REM Topographic data are often represented in the form of a digital elevation model (DEM), where an elevation value is defined at each pixel in a rectangular grid. Spatially, the grid...
Jun 22, 2022
OpenTopography provides high-quality and ready-to-use educational resources that facilitate integrating high resolution topography into classroom lessons and activities at a variety of levels. With these resources and exercises, students use cutting-edge technology related to high resolution topography to learn about...