Kakadu LIDAR Project 2011 - LiDAR_Point_Clouds, Classified. AHD

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Kakadu LIDAR Project 2011 - LiDAR_Point_Clouds, Classified. AHD

LiDAR_Point_Clouds, Classified. AHD have been preocessed to conform to the Australian Height Datum and converted from files collected as swaths in to tiles of data. The file formats is LAS. LAS is an industry format created and maintained by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). LAS is a published standard file form... more

Climate Change Processes Environmental Monitoring Invasive Species Ecology

21 Oct 2011

30 Jun 2012

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LIDAR elevation model Climate Change Climate and Weather: Ecology Ecosystem Water salinity wetlands

Fugro Spatial Solutions (FSS) were awarded a contract by Geoscience Australia to carry out an Aerial LiDAR Survey over the Kakadu National Park. The data will be used to examine the potential impacts of climate change and sea level rise on the West Alligator, South Alligator, East Alligator River systems and other minor areas. The project area was flight planned using parameters as specified. A FSS aircraft and aircrew were mobilised to site and the project area was captured using a Leica ALS60 system positioned using a DGPS base-station at Darwin airport. The Darwin base-station was positioned by DGPS observations from local control stations. A ground control survey was carried out by FSS surveyors to determine ground positions and heights for control and check points throughout the area. All data was returned to FSS office in Perth and processed. The deliverable datasets were generated and supplied to Geoscience Australia with this metadata information. NEDF Metadata Acquisition Start Date: Saturday, 22 October 2011 Acquisition End Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2011 Sensor: LiDAR Device Name: Leica ALS60 (S/N: 6145) Flying Height (AGL): 1409 INS/IMU Used: uIRS-56024477 Number of Runs: 468 Number of Cross Runs: 28 Swath Width: 997 Flight Direction: Non-Cardinal Swath (side) Overlap: 20 Horizontal Datum: GDA94 Vertical Datum: AHD71 Map Projection: MGA53 Description of Aerotriangulation Process Used: Not Applicable Description of Rectification Process Used: Not Applicable Spatial Accuracy Horizontal: 0.8 Spatial Accuracy Vertical: 0.3 Average Point Spacing (per/sqm): 2 Laser Return Types: 4 pulses (1st 2nd 3rd 4th and intensity) Data Thinning: None Laser Footprint Size: 0.32 Calibration certification (Manufacturer/Cert. Company): Leica Limitations of the Data: To project specification Surface Type: Various Product Type: Other Classification Type: C0 Grid Resolution: 2 Distribution Format: Other Processing/Derivation Lineage: Capture, Geodetic Validation WMS: Not Applicable?

Data supplied by Dr Renee Bartolo Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist. (ERISS ) Data survey. Fugro Spatial Solutions Pty Ltd Geoscience Australia.

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CSIRO (Australia), Geoscience Australia (Australia)

CSIRO; Anstee, Janet; Botha, Hannelie; Byrne, Guy; Dyce, Peter; Schroeder, Thomas (2013): Kakadu LIDAR Project 2011 - LiDAR_Point_Clouds, Classified. AHD. v3. CSIRO. Data Collection.

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Location Details

11°59′5.424″ S

12°56′55.212″ S

133°20′56.494″ E

131°59′4.164″ E


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Janet Anstee

Team Leader





About this Project

1177.2 Northern NERP - Remote Sensing

There is limited biological data from across the remote and inaccessible northern Australian coastline that can be used to inform bioregional planning processes, development approvals and, ultimately, biodiversity conservation. Habitat availability and biophysical factors such as water depth, light availability and turbidity are important determina... more

Thomas Schroeder

ALOS vegetation maps and LIDAR data

Detailed vegetation maps from ALOS AVNIR satellite imagery and LIDAR data of the Kakadu National Park floodplains for use in biodiversity assessment and monitoring programs.




Janet Anstee

Hannelie Botha

Guy Byrne

Peter Dyce

Thomas Schroeder

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