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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...
May 24, 2022
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 4,330 km2 of the southern Tasman region in New Zealand is now available on OpenTopography. This dataset has a point density of 14.04 pts/m2 and was captured for the Tasman District Council by Aerial...
May 11, 2022
Lidar data covering 129 km2 of the Nature Conservancy's Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve at Point Conception, California has...

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Mar 13, 2022
Primary support for OpenTopography comes from the Division of Earth Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation, and thus, our principal emphasis is on facilitating access to topographic data oriented towards Earth science research. In the context of academic research, publications are a crucial metric for...
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...