Berkeley sound elevation data from DGPS

The dataset is a list of points (id, lat, long, height) taken at 6 sites in Berkeley sound (Diamond Cove, Magellan Cove, near Green Patch, Long Island, Strike off point and Kidney Island) from the water mark up to about 200 metres inland. The points were taken using a differential GPS device (DGPS) in order to be able to map the profile of the coastline and provide accurate height of the terrain at fixed locations.

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Last Updated December 21, 2020, 10:04 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:21 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Elevation; height above or below sea level
Temporal Extent Start 2016-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2016-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2016
Lineage A DGPS device, Leica CS25 GNSS plus, was used to capture points from the water mark level to approximately 200 metres inland. Overall all transects have been taken perpendicular to the coast following the steepness gradient, nevertheless some of them were taken following an oblique line. The results from the DGPS should prove very useful to enhance the quality of the stereoscopic image that will be used to extract and elevation model for the surveyed areas. The DGPS uses a fixed, ground-based reference station, which for the Falkland Islands is located near SURE's earth station, to broadcast the difference between the positions indicated by the GPS satellite systems and the known fixed position. A reference station calculates differential corrections for its own location and time. Generally the accuracy of DGPS decreases with distance from the reference station. Nevertheless the distance range from the surveyed sites and the Stanley ground-based reference station was acceptable and should not decrease the accuracy of the DGPS.
West Longitude 418524.95
South Latitude 4280396.1
East Longitude 448165.32
North Latitude 4293854.4
Spatial Reference System UTM 21S WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, send data request to data owner
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge data source as: Premier Oil Ltd., SAERI (South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute) and Environment Systems
Data Format csv, shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy vertical real time accuracy=2cm horizontal realtime accuracy=1cm
Resource Type Dataset
Original Title Hidden (internal use only)
Metadata Date 2016-03-02
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-PREMIER-256

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