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March 2003 Lidar Point Data of Southern California Coastline: Dana Point to Point La Jolla
This data set contains lidar point data (Geodetic Coordinates) from a strip of Southern California coastline (including water, beach, cliffs, and top of cliffs) from Dana Point to Point La Jolla. The data set was created by combining data collected using an Optech Inc. Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) 1225 in combination with geodetic quality Global Positioning System (GPS) airborne and ground-based receivers. The Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin owns and operates an ALTM 1225 system (serial number 99d118). The system was installed in a twin engine Partenavia P-68 (tail number N6602L) owned and operated by Aspen Helicopter, Inc. The lidar data set described by this document was collected on 28-29 March 2003; Julian Days 08703 and 08803 (see Lineage, Source_Information, Source_Contribution for pass information). Conditions on both days were clear skies, no fog or low clouds. 99d118 instrument settings for these flights were; laser pulse rate: 25kHz, scanner rate: 26Hz, scan angle: +/- 15-20deg, beam divergence: narrow, altitude: 900-1160m AGL, and ground speed: 90-132kts. Two GPS base stations (Scripps pier and Dana Point, see Lineage, Source_Information, Source_Contribution for coordinates) were operating during the survey. Data represented is all points including terrain, vegetation, and structures. This data also contains returns from the water surface. No processing has been done to remove returns from terrain, vegetation, structures or water surfaces.