U.S. Geological Survey

The Oso (SR 530) Landslide in Washington — Five Years Later

The Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, occurred in northwest Washington state on March 22, 2014, leading to devastating loss of life and destruction of property. Oso was emblematic of a worst-case landslide scenario. As such, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have identified it as a key geological-hydrological event that can help explain and inform our understanding of the potential effects of landslides in other settings.... Read More...

USGS announces changes in LiDAR data distribution

In support of ongoing efforts to provide efficient, cloud-ready, open-data formats for the use of LiDAR data, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) National Geospatial Program and its associated 3D Elevation Program is transitioning all of its LiDAR data distribution files to LAZ format by September 30, 2018.... Read More...
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