2019 NOAA Topobathy Lidar: Morro Bay, CA

These data represent integrated lidar and sonar topobathymetric point cloud data. Quantum Spatial, Inc. (QSI) collected the topobathymetric lidar using a Riegl VQ880GII system on May 22, 2019. Merkel and Associates collected sonar data to provide bathymetric surface modeling in areas lacking lidar coverage. The sonar was collected between June 17th-19th, 2019 using a SEA SWATHplus-H sonar system. QSI performed the lidar/sonar integration. The dataset includes topobathy data in a LAS 1.4 format file with the following classification:1-Unclassified, 1-O (Overlap bit) - Edge clip (geometrically unreliable points at the edge of flightline swaths), 2-Ground, 7-Noise, 9-NIR water surface, 20-Ignored ground and sonar (excluded for seamless model creation), 40-Bathymetric point, 41-Green laser water surface,and 45- Green laser water column in accordance with project specifications. Sonar data has been assigned a Point Source ID of 9 and a User Byte of 2. All other data is lidar-derived. The NOAA Morro Bay area of covers approximately 4,215 acres over Morro Bay, including the Morro Bay Estuary and roughly 3.6 miles of coastline. LAS files were compiled by 500 m x 500 m tiles.

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Last Updated January 3, 2020, 02:06
Created January 3, 2020, 02:06
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. | Distribution Liability: Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA, the Office for Coastal Management or its partners"]
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licence ["NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose."]
metadata-date 2019-10-29T15:10:52
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temporal-extent-begin 2019-05-22
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