Webinar Archive

May 3, 2023 3D Printing & iPhone Lidar (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar covers an introduction to 3D printing topography and iPhone lidar. We discuss: generating 3D prints from topography, types of 3D printing, educational applications of 3D prints, iPhone lidar overview, how to use iPhone lidar, and applications of iPhone lidar.
April 26, 2023 Educational & Training Resources on OpenTopography (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar presented by the OpenTopography team covers the variety of educational and training resources available on OpenTopography, including basic lidar resources and video tutorials, curriculum for educators, Jupyter Notebook, prior workshops and short courses, and more.
April 19, 2023 Hydrology & Topography Using OpenTopography's Tools (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar discusses extracting hydrologic information from topography, focusing on TauDEM tools available on OpenTopography. We provide an overview on TauDEM products, how to use the tools on OpenTopography, and how to visualize the raster products (flow direction, contributing area) in GIS.
April 12, 2023 Topographic Differencing with OpenTopography's Tools (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar gives an introduction to topographic differencing, differencing tools on OpenTopography, sources of error in topographic differencing, and large-scale examples of topographic differencing.
April 5, 2023 3D Visualization of Topography Data, Potree and CloudCompare (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar on 3D visualization of topography data provides an overview of the browser-based Potree point cloud viewer on OpenTopography, as well as viewing point clouds in CloudCompare.
March 29, 2023 Introduction to Digital Elevation Models (DEMs, DTMs, DSMs, rasters) (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar provides an introduction to digital elevation models (DEMs), including digital terrain models (DTMs), digital surface models (DSMs), rasters, and different interpolation methods.
March 22, 2023 Introduction to Topographic Point Clouds (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar provides an introduction to topographic point clouds, including the basic principles of lidar, data collection, structure from motion, different types of files and lidar classifications, along with a demonstration of downloading a point cloud from OpenTopography.
March 15, 2023 Introduction to OpenTopography (2023 Spring Webinar Series)
  This webinar provides an introduction to OpenTopography, including data available, our on-demand processing tools, and related education and training resources.
January 11, 2021 Topographic differencing in OpenTopography
  Webinar on on-demand vertical and 3D topographic differencing tools for performing change detection of multitemporal datasets. With these tools, users can measure landscape change from a variety of natural and anthropogenic processes. During the webinar, we demonstrate the vertical and 3D differencing tools available via OpenTopography’s web interface.
November 16, 2020 Accessing USGS 3DEP Elevation Data in OpenTopography
  Webinar on seamless access to the USGS’s 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) lidar datasets via OpenTopography. Learn how to discover and integrate 3DEP data into your science by using OpenTopography’s on-demand processing tools to subset, grid, visualize, and download elevation data that now cover over 67% of the United States.