[unav_all] New GeoEarthScope LiDAR data: Yellowstone, Tetons, Wasatch now available

David A.Phillips phillips at unavco.org
Thu May 7 10:32:49 MDT 2009

We are pleased to announce the availability of new GeoEarthScope  
airborne LiDAR data products from the Intermountain Seismic Belt (ISB)  
project!  This release includes high resolution LiDAR topography data  
collected in tectonically active regions of Utah and Wyoming,  
including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and the Nephi  
segment (southern strand) of the Wastach fault.  These LiDAR data can  
be explored and downloaded in several ways:

1. Google Earth.  The easiest way to explore this dataset, users can  
view unfiltered (with vegetation) and filtered ("bare earth")  
hillshade images within Google Earth from two different illumination  
angles.   The hillshade KMZ 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 as 1 km2 tiles.   
Users can browse and download available tiles via an interactive map  
available at http://opentopography.org/dems.

Additional ISB LiDAR data products will become available in the coming  
months, including coverage of the northern strand of the Nephi Segment  
of the Wasatch Fault, as well as point cloud access and custom DEM  
generation capability for all ISB coverage using GEON developed  
cyberinfrastructure.  A metadata document for this project is also  
currently in preparation.

We would like to thank the National Park Service, with special thanks  
to the Geology, GIS and fire cache personnel at Yellowstone and Grand  
Teton national parks, for their support and collaboration.

Kind regards,
David Phillips and the GeoEarthScope LiDAR team

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
- Arizona State University (ASU): data distribution and analysis tools
- San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC): data distribution and  
analysis tools

   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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