Manawatu-Whanganui - Palmerston North LiDAR 1m DSM (2018)
LINZ - Land Information New Zealand
This layer contains the DSM for LiDAR data for Palmerston North, Ashhurst, Longburn and the surronding area in 2018.
- The DEM is available as layer [Manawatu-Whanganui - Palmerston North LiDAR 1m DEM](https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/104502).
- The index tiles are available as layer [Manawatu-Whanganui - Palmerston North LiDAR 1m Index Tiles](https://data.linz.govt.nz/layer/104504).
- The LAS point cloud and vendor project reports are available from [OpenTopography](http://opentopo.sdsc.edu/datasets).
LiDAR was captured for Palmerston North City Council by AAM New Zealand from 29 August to 28 September 2018. These datasets were generated by AAM New Zealand and their subcontractors. Data management and distribution is by Land Information New Zealand.
- DEM: tif or asc tiles in NZTM2000 projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout
- DSM: tif or asc tiles in NZTM2000 projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout
- Point cloud: las tiles in NZTM2000 projection, tiled into a 1:1,000 tile layout
Pulse density specification is at a minimum of 8 pulses/square metre.
Vertical Accuracy Specification is +/- 0.1m (95%)
Horizontal Accuracy Specification is +/- 0.5m (95%)
Vertical datum is NZVD2016
Data Acquisition: Airborne Laser Scanner (ALS) data was acquired from a fixed wing aircraft on between 29th August to 28th September 2018 using AAM New Zealand's Optech Orion H300 LiDAR system.
Airborne Laser Scanner (ALS) data was acquired from a fixed wing aircraft between 29th August to 28th September 2018 using AAM New Zealand's Optech Orion H300 LiDAR system. This area includes city of Palmerston North, Ashhurst, Longburn and the surrounding area.
Classification of the point cloud followed the classification scheme below; 1 - Unclassified 2 - Ground 3 - Low Vegetation 4 - Medium Vegetation 5 - High Vegetation 6 - Buildings, Structures 7 - Low/High Points 9 - Water 10 - Bridge
Rail (10) points were reclassified by LINZ as Bridges (17) per survey reference before providing the classified point cloud data to Open Topography.
Reduction of the LiDAR data proceeded without any significant problems. Classification of the point clouds is to Level 3, with reference to ICSM LiDAR Specifications for NZ. Classification accuracy required: 99% for ground points.
The Digital Elevation (DEM) and Digital Surface Model (DSM) were derived using a point to TIN and TIN to Raster process, using Linear interpolation. Hydro flattening was undertaken in the DEM over non-tidal water bodies with surface area greater than 10,000 sq m, and non-tidal water courses greater than 30m nominal width.
The withheld flag was applied to the overage data (overlapping points between flight lines), this is an automated process using LASTools.
Ground data in this volume has been compared to test points obtained by field survey and assumed to be error-free.
Data classification has been manually checked and edited against available imagery.
The deliverables to LINZ were:
1m gridded bare earth digital elevation model (DEM) 1m gridded digital surface model (DSM) Classified point cloud