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This section of OpenTopography provides links to various education and training resources related to high-resolution topography data. We hope this section of the site will grow into a useful knowledge base. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please email us at info@opentopography.org.

Tutorials
The tutorials page is the place to start for learning about lidar data. This collection of relevant tutorials and videos from OpenTopography and other organizations involved in lidar data aim to help users build a base of knowledge and better use OpenTopography.

OpenLandform Catalog
The OpenTopography OpenLandform Catalog serves as a resource to explore geologic landforms in high resolution digital topography for teachers, students or any interested user. This resource brings real world cutting edge digital topographic data to an accessible level that can be interrogated and explored using free tools, such as Google Earth.

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(left to right) Wallace Creek hillshade image, point cloud image, and Fish Springs Cinder Cone hillshade image, point cloud image.

Resources
Information for teachers, students and researchers on using lidar topography and the OpenTopography Portal.

Resources for Students
This page provides links to resources related to using lidar topography and OpenTopography for students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Resources for Researchers
This page provides links to resources and documents that explain methods, describe tools, and highlight considerations for using lidar data in research.

Resources for Educators
This page highlights resources and documents related to using lidar topography and OpenTopography in the classroom.