Updates Enhance Data Discovery, Increase Processing Speed, Add LAZ Support and More

Dec 21, 2011

It has been a busy fall at OpenTopography, with seemingly non-stop meetings, workshops and conferences to keep us busy. But fortunately the team has also been cranking away at adding significant improvements to the OT system. Over the past several months we've had two major software and system updates that added many features to OT, some of which are visible to users, while others are important updates to our underlying data management and processing systems.

Updated Tahoe Data Products

Sep 14, 2011

A revised set of data products for the Lake Tahoe Basin lidar dataset are now available via OpenTopography. This updated release addresses specific issues related to lake level elevation in the hyro-enforced bare earth surface model. Specifically, the data vendor, Watershed Sciences, reprocessed the hydro-enforced surface so that "all lakes were lowered to the lowest identified shoreline elevation to ensure a constant elevation equal to the shoreline elevation.

OpenTopography Down Due to Regional Power Outage

Sep 9, 2011

UPDATE Sept 9, 12 pm: All OpenTopography systems should now be up. The visualization server may be intermittently unavailable due to residual networking issues caused by the Southern California power outage.

Notice: Downtime Planned for Thurs September 8th

Aug 30, 2011

OpenTopography will be intermittently unavailable starting at 12 pm Pacific time on Thursday, September 8th, 2011. We will be physically relocating OpenTopography servers to a new rack location in the San Diego Supercomputer Center machine room. We anticipate certain components of OpenTopography to be unavailable during this migration and expect the outage to last several hours on Thursday afternoon.

Unplanned Outage

Aug 5, 2011

UPDATE: The OpenTopography outage caused by loss of power on the UCSD campus has been resolved. Thanks for your patience.

On account of an unplanned power outage at the San Diego Supercomputer Center, certain OpenTopography services are down as of 4:45 pm Pacific on Friday August 5th. We are monitoring the situation and will restore OpenTopography services once power has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

New Teton County, Wyoming LiDAR Data Available

Aug 3, 2011

Additional information from the Teton Conservation District on the lidar point cloud data released by OpenTopography last week:


New Teton County, Wyoming LiDAR Data Available Online


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