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Terrestrial Light Detection and Ranging Topographic Data at a Recreation Site Upstream from Nimrod Lake, Arkansas, March 2020


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Hix, K.D., 2020, Terrestrial light detection and ranging topographic survey data for two recreation areas near Blue Mountain Lake and Nimrod Lake, Arkansas, March 2020: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Topographic data were collected at a recreation site on the Fourche La Fave River, about 5 miles upstream from Nimrod, Arkansas, on March 4, 2020, using terrestrial light detection and ranging (T-lidar), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and conventional surveying techniques (Rydlund and Densmore, 2012). These data are high-resolution topography in laser scan format, collected using a tripod mounted T-lidar at multiple scan setups. Data collection software integrated and stored the range and angular measurements from the T-lidar equipment. Computer software was used to process the raw data, align the various scans in reference to one another, classify the data, and extract the topography data in a useable format. The data [...]


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Kyle D Hix
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Kyle D Hix
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Kyle D Hix
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U.S. Geological Survey
USGS Mission Area :
Water Resources
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U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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Topographic data were collected to assist in the monitoring and maintenance of shoreline and recreational infrastructure near Nimrod Lake. These data are intended for science researchers, policy makers, and hydraulic engineers interested in assessing the shoreline and recreational infrastructure.

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