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NSF OpenTopography Facility
Entry ID: opentopo
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Summary
Abstract: OpenTopography facilitates community access to high-resolution, Earth science-oriented, topography data, and related tools and resources.

The mission of the OpenTopography Facility is to:

- Democratize online access to high-resolution (meter to sub-meter scale), Earth science-oriented, topography data acquired with LiDAR and other technologies.
- Harness cutting edge cyberinfrastructure to provide Web service-based data access, processing, and analysis capabilities that are scalable, extensible, and innovative.
- Promote discovery of data and software tools through community populated metadata catalogs.
- Partner with public domain data holders to leverage OpenTopography infrastructure for data discovery, hosting and processing.
- Provide professional training and expert guidance in data management, processing, and analysis.
- Foster interaction and knowledge exchange in the Earth science LiDAR user community.

The OpenTopography Facility is based at the San Diego Supercomputer Center at the University of California, San Diego and is operated in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Core operational support for OpenTopography comes from the National Science Foundation Earth Sciences: Instrumentation and Facilities Program (EAR/IF) and the Office of Cyberinfrastructure. In addition, we receive funding from the NSF and NASA to support various OpenTopography related research and development activities. OpenTopography was initially developed as a proof of concept cyberinfrastructure in the Earth sciences project as part of the NSF Information and Technology Research (ITR) program-funded Geoscience Network (GEON) project.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access OpenTopography hosted-data

Link: GET DATA > KML
Description: OpenTopography KML
Service Citation
Originators: San Diego Supercomputer Center and Arizona State University
Title: NSF OpenTopography Facility
Provider: San Diego Supercomputer Center
URL: http://www.opentopography.org/
Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS   [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY   [Definition]
OCEANS >COASTAL PROCESSES >COASTAL ELEVATION   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >AEOLIAN LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >KARST LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >TECTONIC LANDFORMS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE OCCURRENCES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >NEOTECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
OCEANS
Access Constraints
All OpenTopography hosted data are in the public domain and without restrictions on use or redistribution.
Service Provider
NSF OpenTopography Facility, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California, San Diego

Service Provider Personnel
Name: OPENTOPOGRAPHY CONTACT
Email: info at opentopography.org
Contact Address:
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0505
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Online
Fees: No fees
Personnel
OPENTOPOGRAPHY CONTACT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: info at opentopography.org
Contact Address:
San Diego Supercomputer Center
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0505
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0505
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-11-02
SERF Last Revision Date: 2011-07-07
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