OpenTopography v 3.3 Enhances Visibility for Dataset Funders, Collectors and Project Partners

Jul 21, 2011

The OpenTopography team is pleased to announce the release of version 3.3 of the OpenTopography system. This release includes numerous user interface and system enhancements as well as bug fixes. The most prominent update in v 3.3 from the perspective of users and our data partners is that we've now made the "roles" of groups involved in a dataset collection more prominent.

Points2Grid Lidar Gridding Code Open Source Release

Jun 24, 2011

We're pleased to formally announce the open source release of the OpenTopography-developed Points2Grid algorithm for Digital Elevation Models generation from lidar point cloud data. Points2Grid is a robust and scalable local gridding tool for processing LIDAR point cloud data to DEMs. The algorithm uses a local gridding method to compute grid cell elevation using a neighborhood defined around each cell based on a search radius provided by the user.

Planned Outage May 3rd until 12 pm

May 3, 2011

Due to planned power system maintenance in the SDSC machine room, servers that provide OpenTopography lidar point cloud access and processing will be down on MAy 3rd, 2011. We expect this outage to be complete by 12 pm PDT. If you have questions or concerns please contact


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