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Oct 27, 2021
We want to highlight science, art, and other uses of OpenTopography data and services. We plan to publish short summaries contributed by our user-community that show a variety of use cases for topography datasets in academic, commercial, and hobby...
Oct 11, 2021
A new lidar dataset covering 84 km2 along the coast of Lake Michigan east of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) seed grant for...
Oct 6, 2021
A couple weeks ago OpenTopography co-founder and co-PI Christopher Crosby was invited onto the MapScaping Podcast to...

Latest Blog Posts

Oct 19, 2021
Topographic differencing shows changes to the Earth’s landscape, vegetation, and the built environment from both natural and anthropogenic processes. Here, we present several examples of topographic differencing in New Zealand that show airplane movement at the Auckland Airport, sediment erosion and deposition along a...
Sep 14, 2021
It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of Martin Isenburg. We feel this loss deeply and our condolences go to his family and friends. Martin was a giant in the field of lidar and topographic data processing. His “fast tools to catch reality” (rapidlasso) LAStools were powerful and widely used...