Airborne LiDAR of the Trans-Australian Railway between Forrest and Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

 

This is probably the most boring LiDAR data set in the world - about 600km of nearly straight railway line through a pretty featureless landscape - the Nullarbor Plains.

 

Here is a first glimpse at the data...

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100km of railway line - the gray line is the LiDAR coverage - on average 200m wide.

1km of this same section of railway line - with vegetation on the left, bare ground on the right

2m-wide N-S cross section - with vegetation on the left, bare ground on the right

2m-wide N-S cross

section (note railway line in the centre)

aerial images of the area shown above

Loongana Triangle - aerial image and LiDAR elevations