NSW Marine LiDAR Topo-Bathy 2018 Geotif

Remotely sensed topographic (elevation) and bathymetric (depth) information were acquired for the NSW coast (Point Danger to Cape Howe) and southern Queensland (Palm Beach to Point Danger) using Airborne LiDAR Bathymetry (ALB - a combination of Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) and Laser Airborne Depth Sounding (LADS) sensors) during July – December 2018. Data were acquired by Fugro Pty Ltd on behalf of NSW Office of Environment and Heritage using a Riegl VQ-820-G ALB (LiDAR) and Fugro LADS High-Definition sensors aboard sub-contracted Corporate Air Cessna C441 (VH-VEH). Funding was provided through the NSW Coastal Reforms package. The objective of the project was to provide high-resolution data better than 3-5 m spaced soundings (0.5 m spot spacing terrestrial; 3.4 m spot spacing marine) from the mean high-water mark to ~200m inland, and from the shore, seaward (LADS - bathymetry) to the point of laser extinction (~20-40m water depth depending on in-water conditions). Positioning data were collected on the ellipsoid ITRF 2014 GRS80 in UTM Z56 and post-processed using local base stations (CORSnet NSW) to provide a Post Processed Kinematic GNSS solution for final aircraft trajectory before being applied to all data. The final data Geotif products are provided on the Geosciences Australia ELVIS website .They are combined gridded terrestrial (elevation) and subtidal marine (bathymetry) data at 5 x 5 m (horizontal resolution) Geotifs exported using ESRI ArcMap from rasters (weighted average of clean soundings) in GDA 2020 (horizontal datum) to Australian Height Datum (vertical datum) and vertical precision to International Hydrographic Order (IHO) 1B. Data covers an area of 6862 km2 provided in 48 sub-datasets the extents of which are generally defined in their alongshore extent by the boundaries of NSW Secondary Sediment Compartments (Geosciences Australia). Other data outputs will include raw and classified LAS format files, aerial imagery and raw seabed reflectance data to be made available shortly on the ELVIS website. Data packages containing Arc Grids (topo-bathy, contours), XYZ, KMZ, tif, pdf maps and Fledermaus SD files will be made publicly available via the AODN (Australian Ocean Data network). Metadata, data quality statements and a geographical data coverage ArcGIS shapefile are available via SEED. The data are intended to inform coastal and marine management and should not be used for navigation without additional processing.

Data and Resources

  • Data quality statement for Marine LiDAR

  • Zipped folder including an ArcGIS shapefile of the spatial extent of the NSW...

  • NSW Marine LiDAR Topo-Bathy 2018 Geotif - REST

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Alternative Title Coastal marine topographic and bathymetric surveys and imagery
Edition v1.1
Purpose Baseline data for coastal hazard management by state and local governments for Coastal Reforms. The data are intended to inform coastal and marine management including modelling of coastal and marine processes. The data should not be used for navigation without additional processing.
Frequency of change Unknown
Keywords GEOSCIENCES-Geomorphology,MARINE-Coasts,MARINE-Geology-and-Geophysics,MARINE-Reefs,LAND-Topography,PHOTOGRAPHY-AND-IMAGERY-Remote-Sensing
Field of Research (optional) Geomorphology and Regolith and Landscape Evolution,Geophysics not elsewhere classified,Sedimentology,Surveying incl Hydrographic Surveying
Metadata Date 2019-06-30
Date of Asset Creation 2019-06-20
Date of Asset Publication 2019-08-28
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Imagery base maps earth cover
NSW Place Name NSW coast

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2018-01-07 - 2018-12-31
Datum GDA94 / MGAZone 56
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2019"