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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...
Dec 30, 2021
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 63 km2 of the Eastern Cascade Mountains in Washington State is now available on OpenTopography. The study area is located northwest of Ellensburg, WA. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a National...
Dec 22, 2021
On account of the winter holiday break and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego closure, OpenTopography will be operating with reduced support between December 23rd and January 2nd. OpenTopography systems will be...

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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...