This project is funded by the
NASA ROSES ACCESS Program
to develop a NASA LiDAR Access System (NLAS) to serve laser altimetry data from the NASA space-based ICESat system and the airborne LVIS platform through the OpenTopography system. The goal of the project is to provide integrated access to existing NASA LiDAR data products, as well as on-demand processing capability, and enhanced QA/QC metrics to make these data more easily accessible and usable to a range of scientists. New web services will connect the NASA data archives at Goddard Space Flight Center (LVIS) and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (ICESat) to the OpenTopography portal and the data and processing capabilities available there. Integration of these distributed data archives via an easy to use web portal will enhance exposure of these data and significantly streamline user access.