Airborne Laser Scanner (ALS) data was acquired from a fixed wing aircraft on between 7th December 2018 to 13th April 2019 using AAM New Zealand's Optech Orion M300 LiDAR system and Riegl LMS Q780 LiDAR system.
Please refer to survey reports for survey specifcations.
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 M300 LiDAR system and Riegl LMS Q780 LiDAR system.
Classification of the point cloud followed the classification scheme below;
1 - Unclassified
2 - Ground
7 - Low Noise Points
9 - Water
18 - High points
Reduction of the LiDAR data proceeded without any problems. Laser strikes were classified into default, ground, water and Low/high points using a single algorithm across the project area. Manual editing of the data classification was undertaken to further improve the quality of the ground class. Ground class has been classified to ICSM Level 2.
Grid models were derived using a point to TIN and TIN to Raster process, using Linear interpolation.
Hydro flattening was undertaken in area that met the size criteria for hydro flattening as per the LINZ DEM build specification New Zealand National Aerial LiDAR Base Specifications v1.1 – being non-tidal water bodies with surface area greater than 10,000 sq m, and non-tidal water courses greater than 30m nominal width.
GNSS base station support was sourced from GeoNET CORS. Ground control was surveyed by Sounds Surveying to allow an assessment of the accuracy of the LiDAR data, and to assist in control for the imagery.
No flights exceeding 6 hours, therefore the GNSS data has not been included. All base stations used were existing LINZ geodetic marks that are part of the GeoNET CORS system.
The deliverables to LINZ were:
1m gridded bare earth digital elevation model (DEM)
1m gridded digital surface model (DSM)
Classified point cloud