CoastScan: Data of daily scans at low tide Kijkduin January 2017
datasetposted on 21.04.2020 by S. (Sander) Vos, Mieke Kuschnerus
Datasets usually provide raw data for analysis. This raw data often comes in spreadsheet form, but can be any collection of data, on which analysis can be performed.
The data set was acquired for the CoastScan project. A Riegl VZ2000 laser scanner was mounted on the roof of a hotel and programmed to perform a scan of the nearby dune and beach area every hour. This data set is a subset, consisting of one scan per day taken in January 2017 of the coast of Kijkduin, the Netherlands. Each file contains a 3D point cloud (x,y,z-coordinates) covering a part of the coast (dunes and beach) of nearly 1 km length. The files were selected to match the lowest tide between 18:00 and 6:00 o'clock, to minimize the presence of people in the area. A few scans are taken during the day, where data at night was not available due to technical problems. One scan was discarded, because of low visibility due to fog (9 January 2017). The files were corrected for a tilt in the scanner, if the tilt exceeded 0.01 degree of the median recorded inclination angle.