Come connect with OpenTopography at the 2015 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco! OpenTopography will be in booth #211 on "NSF Street" in the exhibit hall. The booth is shared with the National Center for 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 discuss lidar, high resolution topography, or cyberinfrastructure.
OpenTopography is happy to announce the release of seven new raster datasets. These datasets are derived from previously released point cloud data, and allow users to quickly and easily access high resolution digital elevation models. Six of these datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). NCALM is a NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a.
08/31/15 UPDATE: Due to concerns from the Principle Investigator of this project, NCALM has asked OpenTopography to take this dataset down. In accordance with this request, we’ve made the Mayapan dataset private until further notice.
Two new review papers, co-authored by OpenTopography staff, have been published recently that focus on the use lidar and high resolution topography for understanding mass and energy transfer through landscapes and the critical zone respectively.
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new datasets in eastern California: the Poleta Folds and Surprise Valley. The Poleta Folds airborne lidar data were collected by Chris Larson of the University of Alaska Fairbanks. This dataset is particularly exciting because the area is a beautiful example of classic structural geology, where many universities teach undergraduate mapping courses.
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of high resolution point cloud data collected after the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. The August 24, 2014, South Napa earthquake (M6.0) produced significant damage resulting from shaking, fault rupture, fault afterslip, and ground deformation.
Over the next 2.5 weeks, OpenTopography will be participating in two short courses in Mexico - one at National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Mexico City, Mexico, and the other at CICESE (Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada), Ensenada, Baja.
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering two volcanic fields in Northern Arizona and Nevada as well as a river confluence in Colorado. The Sunset Crater Volcanic National Monument data were funded by the National Parks Service and the Nevada and Colorado datasets were funded by the National Science Foundation and collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM).
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of new point cloud data covering 3,684 km2 of most of the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys as well as the Wasatch and West Valley Fault Zones. These data are the result of a multi-organization effort to support flood mapping, geologic fault mapping, transportation, infrastructure, solar energy, and vegetation management projects.