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New USGS 3DEP Datasets Accessible Through OpenTopography

Nov 10, 2020

New datasets are being continually added to the USGS 3DEP Amazon Web Services (AWS) bucket. If you are a U.S. academic, you can gain access to this valuable dataset through OpenTopography! Since August 2020, the coverage has increased by an additional 175 datasets, or 4.4 trillion new lidar points.

New Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) datasets covering Wellington and Banks Peninsula released

Oct 28, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new lidar datasets covering New Zealand's capital Wellington, as well as the Banks Peninsula. The dataset, "Wellington City, New Zealand 2019" has an average point spacing of over 20 pts/m2 and covers Wellington and its surrounding areas. The dataset, "Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, New Zealand 2018" was collected for Environment Canterbury Regional Council and covers the Banks Peninsula.

New NCALM dataset available covering portions of Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Oct 19, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering approximately 230 km2 covering Cedar Mesa and Bears Ears National Monument, Utah (Shash Jáa Unit). This dataset was collected for a study to explore the dynamic impacts of environmental change and biomass harvesting on woodland ecosystems and traditional livelihoods. Data was collected by NCALM, an NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a.

Structure-from-Motion UAV Dataset at Dry Lake Valley, Central San Andreas Fault

Oct 15, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to release a structure-from-motion small Uncrewed Aerial System (sUAS) dataset that covers 3 km2 along the creeping section of the central San Andreas fault. This dataset was collected in October 2017 by Michael Bunds and Nathan Toke from Utah Valley University, Chelsea Scott from Arizona State University, and several undergraduate students in Utah Valley University’s Geospatial Field Methods course.

North Auckland and Canterbury, New Zealand lidar datasets released

Sep 14, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new lidar datasets covering over 10,000 km2 of New Zealand. The dataset covering Auckland on the North Island was collected August 2016 to August 2018 and covers the following areas: Auckland CBD, Great Barrier Island, Little Barrier Island, North Shore, Waiheke Island, Wellsford, Whangaparaoa, and Whatipu.

New NCALM datasets in Central Idaho and near Ensenada, Mexico released

Sep 14, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new NCALM lidar datasets. The first is an NCALM Seed Dataset collected for Nate Mitchell at Indiana University, Bloomington. These data were used in a study to measure variations in bedrock cliff morphologies along Boulder Creek, northwest of Salmon, Idaho. The second dataset covers a 2013 landslide adjacent to Salsipuedes Bay, in Baja California, Mexico as well as Punta Morro, where Ensenada's science cluster is located, hosting the campuses of CICESE, UNAM and UABC.

New NCALM datasets capturing post-fire landscapes in California, and Hurricane Harvey impacts in Texas

Aug 31, 2020

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of four new NCALM Seed datasets covering areas of California, and one hurricane rapid response project in Texas. These datasets were collected by NCALM, an NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a. lidar) in the scientific community and is jointly operated by the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston and the Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley.

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