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OpenTopography Software Updates and Site Improvements

Nov 26, 2012

Over the past few months we have made several updates and improvements to OpenTopography. Some of these updates are visible to OpenTopography users while many are on the backend including bug, fixes, system software updates, and other modifications to improve stability, processing speed, and new feature integration. A summary of the recent updates made in OpenTopography v. 3.9 and 3.10 releases:

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New Point Cloud Data Available from Puerto Rico, Oregon, California and Colorado

Oct 26, 2012

Five datasets covering areas of Puerto Rico, Oregon, California and Colorado are now available through the OpenTopography portal. Data were collected for various purposes including refining algorithms for vegetation classification, debris flow sediment storage and mechanics, and studying river terrace formation and abandonment.

Data Available in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida and Missouri

Sep 18, 2012

OpenTopography has recently released six new datasets covering portions of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida and Missouri. Five of the datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and are now available as part of an ongoing process to make NCALM data available through OpenTopography. The sixth dataset was collected for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) over the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ), which spans the Arkansas/Missouri border.

Eight Datasets Available for the Channel Islands, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico and Texas

Aug 27, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release eight new datasets covering various unique areas of the United States. Seven of the datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) for hydrological and biological studies in Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico and Texas. The Channel Islands dataset was collected for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and includes all of the islands of Channel Islands National Park: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Anacapa, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.

User Interface Updates and New Community Contributed Data Feature

Jul 26, 2012

We are pleased to announce the release of OpenTopography v.3.8 that includes several exciting improvements to the user interface designed to streamline data discovery and access. We've rearranged the data discovery map and data access pages to use the full width of the OT website, and have also made changes to make it easier to access various data products and metadata.

New Point Cloud Data Now Available in Florida, Oregon and New Hampshire

Jul 3, 2012

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of four new datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM). These four data sets cover areas in the states of Florida, Oregon, and New Hampshire and were collected for a variety of scientific purposes including identifying Gopher Tortoise habitat, monitoring hurricane frequency and analyzing the effects of natural and man-made dams.

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Four Datasets Now Available Including California, Idaho, Florida and North Carolina

May 14, 2012

We are pleased to announce that four new point clouds datasets have been posted to OpenTopography. The datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) and cover portions of California, Florida, Idaho and North Carolina. These datasets were collected for a variety of scientific purposes including identifying Scrub-Jay habitat, detecting a landscape's response to tectonics and looking at forest leaf structure.

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