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April 2004 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 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 N3832K) owned and operated by Aspen Helicopter, Inc. The lidar data set described by this document was collected on 2 April 2004 between 19:14 and 21:20 UTC. Julian Day 09304 (see Lineage, Source_Information, Source_Contribution for pass information). Conditions on 4 April were low clouds at 2500-3000 ft and lower over La Jolla. 99d118 instrument settings for these flights were; laser pulse rate: 25kHz, scanner rate: 26Hz, scan angle: +/- 20deg, beam divergence: narrow, altitude: 300-600m AGL, and ground speed: 95-120kts. Two GPS base stations were operating during each day of the survey, Point Loma and San Onofre on 08306 and Seal Beach and San Onofre on 08406 (see Lineage, Source_Information, Source_Contribution for coordinates). 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.