A new lidar dataset covering 42 km2 northwest of Salmon, Idaho is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) for Brian Yanites at Indiana University, Bloomington in order to quantify the impact of a drainage diversion in the late 19th century on landscape processes. The lidar data will be used to map the channel morphology, landslides, and tension cracks that continue to propagate across the landscape to this day within the Dump Creek basin.
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 133 km2 north of Ridgecrest, California, in the southeastern Sierra Nevada and Inyo Mountains, is now available on OpenTopography. This lidar dataset was collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) for Dr. Roman DiBiase at Pennsylvania State University. The airborne lidar from this study was used to quantify the controls of wildfire, climate, and tectonics on the transition between soil-mantled and bedrock hillslopes.
The OpenTopography team is pleased to announce the publication of our new open-access article in the journal Remote Sensing: “Statewide USGS 3DEP Lidar Topographic Differencing Applied to Indiana, USA.”
A new lidar dataset covering approximately 63 km2 of the Eastern Cascade Mountains in Washington State is now available on OpenTopography. The study area is located northwest of Ellensburg, WA. This lidar dataset was collected as part of a National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) seed grant for Cassie Lumbrazo at the University of Washington to evaluate the hydrologic effects of forest restoration.
On account of the winter holiday break and the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego closure, OpenTopography will be operating with reduced support between December 23rd and January 2nd. OpenTopography systems will be fully available and users may run jobs as normal. However responses to emails, system outages, and bug reports may be delayed. If you have questions or concerns please email email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
OpenTopography will be hiring at least one Data Science intern this summer via the UNAVCO Summer Internship Program (USIP). The intern(s) will work with the OpenTopography team to develop workflows and services related to processing, analysis, and/or visualization of topographic data managed by OpenTopography (https://opentopography.org/). These include lidar, photogrammetry, and radar data in point cloud and raster formats.