OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering areas of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Utah's Diamond Fork River, and Arizona's Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff. They were collected as part of NCALM's seed grant program. NCALM is 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. OpenTopography is the primary distributor of NCALM data.
A shaded relief image derived from a Digital Surface Model (DSM) of Turbid Lake, in the Mapping of Hydrothermal Explosion Craters in Yellowstone N.P., WY 2017 dataset, left, and a visualization of the Mapping of Diamond Fork River, UT 2017 dataset, right, colored by elevation, made with OT’s browser-based 3D visualization tool.