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.
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.
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of two point cloud datasets covering areas of northern New Mexico and the Mojave desert in California. Both datasets were collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) in 2012. The data from New Mexico were collected under a National Science Foundation (NSF) award.
OpenTopography team members Ramon Arrowsmith and Christopher Crosby are part of a working group at the USGS Powell Center in Fort Collins, CO focused on Exploiting high-resolution topography for advancing the understanding of mass and energy transfer across landscapes: O
OpenTopography is pleased to announce the release of seven new lidar datasets collected by the National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) in areas of Arizona, California, Mississippi, Oregon, and Utah. NCALM is a NSF-funded center that supports the use of airborne laser mapping technology (a.k.a.
Congratulations to Emily Kleber, a Geospatial Data Specialist for OpenTopography, on receiving a National Science Foundation (NSF) East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship to study earthquakes in Japan this summer.
The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) obtained 90 meter (3 arc-second) resolution data on a near-global scale (between 56 degrees South and 60 degrees North latitude) and 30 meter (1 arc-second) resolution over United States, providing a valuable global topographic dataset. The SRTM data were collected during an 11-day mission in February of 2000 from a radar system onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor. The SRTM project was led by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and NASA.