New Point Cloud Data Available in Eastern California

Jun 11, 2015

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two new datasets in eastern California: the Poleta Folds and Surprise Valley. The Poleta Folds airborne lidar data were collected by Chris Larson of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  This dataset is particularly exciting because the area is a beautiful example of classic structural geology, where many universities teach undergraduate mapping courses.

2014 Post South Napa Earthquake data now available

Mar 25, 2015

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of high resolution point cloud data collected after the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. The August 24, 2014, South Napa earthquake (M6.0) produced significant damage resulting from shaking, fault rupture, fault afterslip, and ground deformation.

OpenTopography Short Courses in Mexico

Mar 23, 2015

Over the next 2.5 weeks, OpenTopography will be participating in two short courses in Mexico - one at National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Mexico City, Mexico, and the other at CICESE (Centro de Investigacion Cientifica y de Educacion Superior de Ensenada), Ensenada, Baja.

New airborne lidar covering two volcanic fields (AZ, NV) and a river confluence (CO)

Feb 27, 2015

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of three new datasets covering two volcanic fields in Northern Arizona and Nevada as well as a river confluence in Colorado. The Sunset Crater Volcanic National Monument data were funded by the National Parks Service and the Nevada and Colorado datasets were funded by the National Science Foundation and collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM).

Wasatch Front, Utah Point Cloud Data Now Available

Feb 2, 2015

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of new point cloud data covering 3,684 km2 of most of the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys as well as the Wasatch and West Valley Fault Zones. These data are the result of a multi-organization effort to support flood mapping, geologic fault mapping, transportation, infrastructure, solar energy, and vegetation management projects.

OpenTopography at 2014 AGU Meeting

Dec 15, 2014

Connect with OpenTopography at the 2014 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco:

Visit our booth! OpenTopography will be in booth #2516 on "NSF Street" in the exhibit hall. The booth is shared with the National Center for Laser Mapping (NCALM). Our booth is staffed by OpenTopography staff and community members and is a great chance to ask questions, provide feedback, or discuss other topics.

Sonoma County California Topography and Vegetation Data now Available

Oct 22, 2014

OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of lidar point cloud and raster data covering Sonoma County, CA. These data are a result of a five year effort to map Sonoma County's topography and physical and biotic features, and diverse plant communities and habitats (at a 1:5,000 or higher mapping). Several organizations including the University of Maryland, NASA, and the Sonoma Veg Map program funded the collection and hosting of data on OpenTopography.


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