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December 14th, 2011
Collecting LiDAR Bathymetry Data

The idea for LINZ contracting the collection of some bathymetric LiDAR data came about for a number of reasons; to measure the performance of the latest Airborne Laser Bathymetry (ALB) systems; to collect data in Wellington Harbour as part of the Common Dataset for the Shallow Survey conference (SS2012) www.shallowsurvey2012.org in Feb;  and to see if we could combine gravity measurements with LiDAR on one platform to save costs. The LINZ geodetic team wanted to fly some gravity over Christchurch as a pilot scheme to improving the accuracy of the national geoid model and so we worked together to develop the RFP for the ‘Multi-Sensor Airborne Platform Project’ (M-SAP). Read More