High Resolution 4D Terrestrial Laser Scan Dataset of the Kijkduin Beach-Dune System in The Netherlands

Feature Image: Point densities of a standard- and a high-resolution scan. Displayed point clouds were both acquired on February 1st 2017, around noon, with an angular resolution of 0.05° (a) and 0.013° (b), respectively. The number of points per square meter decreases with increasing range from the scanner. Gaps in the data are due to occlusion in the scene geometry and/or laser shot dropouts on wet surfaces.

Nature Portfolio’s Scientific Data Journal published an article written by Sander Vos, Katharina Anders, Mieke Kuschnerus, Roderik Lindenbergh, Bernhard Höfle, Stefan Aarninkhof and Sierd de Vries, that describes a 6 month long hourly laser scan survey of the beach-dune system at Kijkduin, The Netherlands. The Netherlands is protected by about 250 kilometers of natural beach-dune systems and understanding the natural variability and resilience is of key importance to protect the Netherlands with the future climate change and sea level rise. The dataset provides information about storm responses and shoreward sand transport which is important for the resilience determination.

The survey was conducted with a stationary RIEGL VZ-2000 laser scanner mounted on top of a hotel next to the beach. The fixed position limited the laser scanner movement which allowed for centimeter accuracy measurements at the beach. More information on RIEGL’s portfolio of 3D Terrestrial Laser Scanners is available here.

Read the full article by clicking the link below. Learn more about how to use near-continuous laser scanning to monitor long term event driven geomorphological phenomena and understanding the added value of accurate high-resolution long-term laser scan datasets.

The full article was published at nature.com (April 28, 2022) and can be found here.

About RIEGL:

RIEGL is an international leading provider of cutting-edge technology in airborne, mobile, terrestrial, industrial and unmanned laser scanning solutions for applications in surveying.

RIEGL has been producing LiDAR systems commercially for over 40 years and focuses on pulsed time-of-flight laser radar technology in multiple wavelengths.

RIEGL’s core Smart-Waveform technologies provide pure digital LiDAR signal processing, unique methodologies for resolving range ambiguities, multiple targets per laser shots, optimum distribution of measurements, calibrated amplitudes and reflectance estimates, as well as the seamless integration and calibration of systems.

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