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New SfM photogrammetry dataset covering parts of the House Range Fault in Utah

Oct 18, 2019

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a high-resolution topographic data set and orthomosaic that cover ~ 5 km of the House Range fault and shoreline features of late Pleistocene Lake Bonneville in the Sevier Desert, eastern Basin and Range, Utah, USA. The House Range fault (HRF) is a range-bounding, west-dipping normal fault in the western Sevier Desert, within the Basin and Range province.

New SfM photogrammetry dataset covering parts of the Lost River Fault Zone in Idaho

Sep 23, 2019

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of high-resolution topography and orthomosaics of part of the Lost River fault zone (LFRZ), Idaho. The data set covers the northern ~16 km of the surface-rupture that occurred on the LRFZ in the Mw 6.9 1983 Borah Peak Earthquake. Point clouds and digital surface models (DSMs), were generated from low-altitude aerial photographs using Structure-from-Motion and multi-view stereo processing (SfM). The LRFZ is a major, range-bounding, west-dipping normal fault in the northern Basin and Range province.

Undergraduate Topographic Differencing Exercise

Sep 22, 2019
After a big earthquake happens people ask, ‘Where did the earthquake occur? How big was it? What type of fault was activated.’ We have designed an undergraduate laboratory exercise where students learn how geologists and geodesists use airborne lidar topography data to answer these questions for a synthetic earthquake along the Wasatch Fault in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students use high resolution topography data to measure how much and in what direction the ground moved during the earthquake.

New lidar dataset covering the Kaibab Plateau, AZ

Aug 15, 2019

Thanks to a collaboration with the Kaibab National Forest (U.S. Forest Service), OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of high-resolution topography and forestry dataset over the Kaibab Plateau in Arizona. The purpose of this acquisition was to provide lidar data for portions of the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park on the Kaibab Plateau, in support of ongoing studies of Northern Goshawk demographics. Data were collected in summer 2012 and cover over 1800 km2 of the plateau with an average point density of more the 15 pt/m2.

Marlborough, New Zealand 2018 lidar point cloud data available

Aug 1, 2019

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of a new lidar dataset covering about 700 km2 of New Zealand's Marlborough region of the South Island. Data were collected during summer of 2018 and includes coverage of the cities of Picton and Blenheim.

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