OT+ (OpenTopography Plus)

OpenTopography is happy to announce a new subscription-based program (OT+) to enable access to our platform of user-friendly services applied to high resolution lidar topography data covering the vast majority of the US’s lower 48, Hawaii, and territories.

Users will have access to OpenTopography’s user-friendly processing tools to generate and download point clouds, digital elevation models, topographic hillshades, contour lines, and other visualizations with just a few mouse clicks.

OT+ enables users in government and industry to efficiently and easily access high resolution topography data without the need for specialized software or local compute resources, saving valuable time and money.

OT+ Features:
  • Unlimited access to point cloud and 1 meter resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) covering the vast majority of the US and the polar regions via the OT portal. Datasets include USGS 3DEP, NOAA Coastal Lidar, and PGC's DEMs over the Arctic and Antarctic. Browse data available via OT+
  • Browser-based processing tools: Generate custom DEMs (inc. DTMs, DSMs), contour lines, topographic hillshades and other raster-based derivatives and visualizations, 3D point cloud visualizations, hydrology products, and vertical change maps.
  • Job processing capabilities: 500 sq km for high resolution DEM data, up to 250 million pts/job (roughly 10-50 sq km) for point cloud download and processing jobs.

OT+ Cost: $95 for access until September 15th, 2024 (one time payment)

Sign-up here for OT+
You must first create an OpenTopography account. Your OpenTopography UserID is your Username (Email).

Demo the OT platform with these open access datasets:

USGS 3DEP Lidar : Tucson, AZ
NOAA Coastal Lidar: Maui, HI

Video tutorial demonstrating how register for OT+ and access and process USGS 3DEP and NOAA data via OpenTopography.

* Disclaimers

  • Coverage: The coverage areas shown are provided by the agencies responsible for these datasets. In rare cases, the data may not be available for the regions shown. OpenTopography federates access to these public domain datasets and lacks control over their availability and performance. As a result, we cannot guarantee 100% uptime or the completion of all user submitted requests.
  • OpenTopography does not guarantee the quality or accuracy of these data. Users should consult dataset metadata to determine if these data are fit for their purposes.
  • Our pilot project is not able to offer refunds. This decision is primarily due to the high community demand, limited participant spots and the purpose of the pilot itself which is to help evaluate whether this offering is of value to the community.
  • OpenTopography Account: An OpenTopography account is required to participate in the OT+ Pilot. Make an account here.
  • Multi-user Access: The OT+ pilot is for individual users only. For multi-seat/group access, please email info@opentopography.org.
  • OT+ Access: Access to OT+ is not instant. Upon registration and payment, an OT team member will grant you access to the system and you will receive an email notification that your enrollment in OT+ is complete.

If you have any questions about the pilot, please email us at info@opentopography.org