OpenTopography is built on strong collaborations with a variety of groups. Partnerships involve both data hosting as well as technology research and development. If you are interested in collaborating with OpenTopography on data hosting or other activities, please contact us.

Data Hosting

Service Agreements:

Memoranda of Understanding:

  • NSF National Center for Airborne Laser Mapping (NCALM) - Through this MOU, OpenTopography will be the sole distribution pathway for all NCALM-collected lidar data.  NCALM collected data will appear in OpenTopography after the standard two year data embargo (6 months for graduate student seed proposals) provided for all NCALM supported PIs. As is the case for all OpenTopography-hosted data, NCALM datasets receive a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to facilitate dataset access and citation. Work is also ongoing to migrate legacy NCALM data (point cloud and raster topographic data products) into OpenTopography.  OpenTopography will also provide online data archive for raw NCALM data products via the San Diego Supercomputer Center Cloud.
  • NSF Critical Zone Observatories (CZOs) - OpenTopography and the CZOs have an MOU in place regarding hosting and distribution of CZO lidar data products.
  • Tahoe Regional Planning Agency - MOU with TRPA for OpenTopography hosting of the Lake Tahoe Basin Lidar dataset.
  • Teton Conservation District - MOU in place with TRPA for OpenTopography hosting of the Teton Conservation District, Wyoming lidar datatset
  • Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) - OpenTopography and DOGAMI have an MOU in place for OpenTopography to host all point cloud data collected by the Oregon Lidar Consortium (managed by DOGAMI). This is an ongoing activity and we are progressively ingesting and releasing these data. Available point cloud data can be found on our DOGAMI Lidar Program page.

Cyberinfrastructure R&D: