[unav_all] Garlock LiDAR data release: GeoEarthScope SoCal airborne LiDAR project

David Phillips dap at unavco.org
Mon Nov 24 19:46:34 MST 2008

We are pleased to announce the availability of new GeoEarthScope  
airborne LiDAR data products from the Southern/Eastern California  
project!  This release includes full coverage of the Garlock fault.

1. Google Earth.  The easiest way to explore this dataset, users can  
view filtered ("bare earth") hillshades within Google Earth from two  
different illumination angles.   The hillshade KML file is available  
for downloaded at http://opentopography.org/kml.

2. GIS.  For more advanced applications, filtered ("bare earth," fg*)  
and unfiltered (ug*) 0.5 m resolution digital elevation models in Arc  
Binary grid format are also available for download in 1 km2 tiles.    
Users can browse and download available tiles via an interactive map  
or KML file available at http://opentopography.org/dems.

More GeoEarthScope airborne LiDAR data products will become available  
soon from other SoCal targets as well as Yellowstone, Pacific NW,  
Tetons, Wasatch and Alaska.  The Northern California dataset is  
already fully processed and accessible from OpenTopography.  Stay  
tuned for more!

Best regards,
David Phillips and the GeoEarthScope LiDAR team

***** GeoEarthScope Southern California LiDAR Project Acknowledgements  

Primary funding agency
- National Science Foundation

Project management

Data acquisition, processing and distribution
- National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM): LiDAR data  
collection and processing
- Ohio State University (OSU): GPS data collection and processing
- USGS Pasadena: logistical and administrative support
- Arizona State University (ASU): data distribution and analysis tools
- San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC): data distribution and  
analysis tools

We would also like to thank the U.S. Navy Geothermal Program Office  
staff for their general support and permitting assistance.

David A. Phillips, Ph.D.
Project Manager, Geodetic Imaging
6350 Nautilus Drive, Boulder, CO 80301
Tel: 303-381-7471, Fax: 303-381-7451
phillips at unavco.org

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