Introducing the OpenTopography Portal

In the same vein as OpenStreetMap and OpenAerialMap, online since last December it seems, there’s now an OpenTopography Portal. From their about page: “The OpenTopography Portal is a GEON Project initiative to build an online system that provides integrated access to high-resolution topographic data, web-based processing tools, and enables the user community to share knowledge, experiences and resources. The OpenTopography Portal incorporates the GEON LiDAR Workflow (GLW) system for LiDAR point cloud access and processing and adds mechanisms for access to other data types. The goal of OpenTopography is to provide a portal where access to various public domain airborne and terrestrial LiDAR, bathymetry, and other topographic data can be centralized.” From this description, and this look at the Open Topography Portal, it seems more LIDAR-oriented than anything else, but they do mention the latest SRTM-DEM data in their blog.

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