Updated: Six new pre-Kaikoura, New Zealand earthquake lidar datasets available

Mar 20, 2017

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the availability of five lidar point cloud datasets, primarily in the areas surrounding Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand. The Kaikoura region was hit by a M7.8 earthquake on the 14th of November, 2016. These data were collected prior to the earthquake and complement the previously posted Kaikoura, Canterbury, New Zealand 2012 dataset. The inclusion of these datasets in OpenTopography is a continuation of our collaboration with Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The data were collected by AAM NZ, Aerial Surveys and their subcontractors.

New datasets (list updated March 20, 2017)

Previously posted LINZ datasets

New Zealand (other)

New datasets in this release

USGS Shakemap for Kaikoura earthquake
Above: USGS Shakemap for the Kaikoura earthquake. Above right: Satellite image of New Zealand showing location of datasets included in this release.