The OpenTopography Tool Registry supports tools ranging from source code to full-featured software applications, and is designed to be a user-populated metadata catalog. Any registered OpenTopography user can contribute a resource to the registry. Upon submission, a contributed tool will be verified and approved by an OpenTopography team member before appearing in the registry. We encourage contributions of tools oriented towards high-resolution topographic (e.g. airborne and terrestrial lidar) and bathymetric data - both point clouds and raster data types. Although primarily motivated by and oriented towards tools being developed in the academic and/or open source communities, we also welcome registration of commercial software that could be of interest to OpenTopography users.
There is a large volume of high-resolution topography data publicly available and accessible through various sources. The OpenTopography Community Contributed Data system is designed to be a user-populated metadata catalog for topographic datasets available from sources other than OpenTopography. We encourage registration of these datasets in our data catalog so that they are discoverable by OpenTopography users. These contributed datasets will appear on the Find Data map and will be discoverable alongside data hosted by OpenTopography. All community contributed data must satisfy the OpenTopography data hosting policy.