OpenTopography 2: A Cyberinfrastructure-Enabled Facility for High-Resolution Topographic Data and Tools PI: ChaitanBaru (SDSC) Co-PIs: J Ramon Arrowsmith(ASU) Christopher Crosby (UNAVCO) ViswanathNandigam (SDSC) Democratize online access to high-resolution earth science-oriented, topography data acquired with LiDAR and other technologies.
OT Data Catalog Current OpenTopography Holdings How do we deliver these large community datasets to users? • Large user community with variable needs and levels of sophistication. • Goal: maximize access to data to achieve greatest scientific impact. • Big data – treat data as an asset that can be used and reused
Red: NSF Green: Fed agency Blue: State/non-profit Data Status • LiDARreturns: ~499.9 billion • Size on disk: 12+ TB • Area: 85,757 km2 • 108 (7 TLS) datasets • And growing! OpenTopography hosted data 13078.02 MOUs & Partnerships NSF: NCALM, UNAVCO, CZOs, LTER Other: World Bank, USGS, Tahoe Regional Planning Authority, Teton Conservation District, Oregon Lidar Consortium, Idaho Lidar Consortium, … Service Agreement: State of Indiana
OT Data Ingestion by Quarter • NCALM Data Status: • EarthScope, CZOs, PI datasets, seed projects • ~75% of NCALM data available via OT • More coming monthly
Use Metrics: Users & Data Access • 17,790 pt. cloud jobs • 447 billion pts processed • 72,212 DEMs downloaded • ~2,500 registered users 400,000,000,000 Total # of points processed 300 Unique users/month for point processing 5/2010 11/2012
Other resources: Tools, education & outreach OT Tool Registry: community populated clearinghouse of software, utilities, and tools oriented towards high-resolution topography data processing, and analysis Short Courses & Workshops - Over subscribed; directly reached more than 150 participants, mostly students Significant tutorial content, including videos:
Engage with OpenTopography firstname.lastname@example.org Via Social Media OT Advisory Committee: Represents user community Nancy Glenn, Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University Stephen DeLong, USGS Menlo Park Jason Stoker, USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Doug Yule, Department of Geological Sciences, Cal State Northridge Mark Williams, INSTAAR & Dept. Geography, CU Boulder TBD, ecology representative(?) Noah Finnegan (NCALM representative), Earth & Planetary Sci Dept., UC, Santa Cruz Student OT representative wanted! Self or community nominated. Announcement coming soon