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USGS 3DEP Data Now Available to Academic Users in OpenTopography Pilot

Feb 19, 2020

The U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is an ambitious effort to complete acquisition of nationwide lidar (IfSAR in AK) by 2023 to provide the first-ever national baseline of consistent high-resolution elevation data – both bare earth and 3D point clouds – collected in a timeframe of less than a decade. Since 2015, USGS and federal, state, local and non-government partners have collected over 2 million square miles of high resolution topography data, covering nearly 67% of the United States.

New lidar datasets available: Kern Canyon and Lake Isabella, CA

Dec 9, 2019

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering about 439 km2 along Kern Canyon, CA. The dataset was collected in 2008 for the Army Corps of Engineers and was used to identify late Quaternary deformation, and other seismogenic processes that are occurring in this region of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. These data were also used for analysis and mapping of floodplains along the Kern River.

OpenTopography at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Meeting

Dec 7, 2019

Connect with OpenTopography at the 2019 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, CA! OpenTopography will be in booth #311 on "NSF Street" in the exhibit hall. The booth is shared with the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). Our booth is staffed by the OpenTopography team and community members, and is a great chance to ask questions, provide feedback, or to discuss lidar, high resolution topography, and cyberinfrastructure.

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