OpenTopography harnesses cyberinfrastructure developed at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to allow users to access and process LiDAR point cloud data on the fly for an area of interest. The goal of the system is to provide a web-based toolset that can democratize access to massive and potentially computationally challenging community LiDAR topography datasets. Please use the links below to access LiDAR data hosted by OpenTopography. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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