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Lady Elliot Island Topography
Lady Elliot Island Topography

This image depicts topographic contours of Lady Elliot Island, including foliage, land surface, beaches and surrounding reef and ocean. The image was compiled from data acquired from a Riegl Q240i scanning laser mounted in an aircraft and flown at 500ft altitude. Data from successive transects along parallel north-south tracks is georectified using a GPS/INS system and stitched together using software known as Rapid Terrain Modeller. Horizontal pixel resolution in the final image is ~1m and vertical accuracy ~ 5cm. This project was funded by the ARC in a project led by Jason Middleton (UNSW) and Ken Melville (UCSD-SIO), and data was acquired and analysed by Luc Lenain and Ben Reineman.

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