One of the main benefits of using lidar data for developing shoreline data is the ability to derive a true datum-based shoreline—one that is tied to a single specific tidal datum elevation, such as mean high water. These online tutorials guide users through the process of using the VDatum tool to convert lidar data to a tidal datum and extracting a shoreline contour using ArcGIS. Another advantage of using lidar is its efficiency. Shoreline extraction from proxies such as the vegetation line, dunes toe, and high-water line requires visual interpretation in the field or from imagery, making the process of shoreline extraction from these sources time-consuming and subject to human interpretation.
What You Will Learn
After completing these tutorials, participants will be able to
- Convert lidar data to a tidal reference system using the VDatum tool
- Use ArcMap 10.0 to create a TIN and extract a shoreline contour
- Internet connection
- Flash plug-in (download)
Part 1: Convert lidar points to a tidal datum utilizing VDatum
Part 2: Extract a shoreline contour from tidally referenced lidar points
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