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"...curiosity and joy of adventure.
If you can preserve these two wonderful afflictions through your life, you will never be able to stop exploring the atmosphere."

Dr. Joachim Kuettner, 21 Sep 1909 - 25 Feb 2011
 
   
RECENT EXAMPLES from our work:  
   
Airborne Lidar Survey of evaporation ponds near Parafield Airport, South Australia  
   
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Lidar scan seen as 3D-rendering and as contour plot (0.05m contour interval)

Download the Google Earth kmz-files by clicking on the image

(image rendered using the tools at <http://iaps.zrc-sazu.si/en/svf> )

 
   
   
RECENT ARTICLE about our work:  
   

A very nice article about our work recently appeared in the "Professional Surveyor" magazine.

It can be accessed via http://www.profsurv.com/magazine/article.aspx?i=71440

 
   
   

RECENT VIDEOS:

 
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Lidar Survey of three Beaches near Adelaide (flown on 21 Dec 2009)

other sensors flown during this survey were:
.....................a hyper-spectral scanner (450-900nm - ~1m resolution)
.................... a tri-spectral scanner (2048 pixels across-track - ~0.7m resolution)
.................... a hi-res aerial camera (0.1m resolution or better)
examples from these sensors will be added to this item as they become available

Parham Beach (rotated, 0.5m resolution, strip length 4km)

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Middle Beach (rotated, 0.5m resolution, strip length 2km)

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Thompson Beach (rotated, 0.5m resolution, strip length 4km)

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CLICK HERE for a Google Earth file showing these beaches

 

 

 


Parham Beach





Middle Beach


 

Thompson Beach

Middle Beach again, but this time as a composite of lidar data and ndvi (normalised differential vegetation index)
..............................the shaing is elevation from the lidar, the colour is ndvi -
............................. the greener the colour, the more healthy vegetation is there

   

 

 

 
   

Lidar and other data sampled on 7 Nov 2009 near Corryong, Vic:

Billabong near the Murray River (Site 584, for those who know where that is)

Click here for a better resolution version of the flash movie (24Mb)

Click here for a full resolution avi-version of the clip (86Mb)


30m-wide lidar cross section of the billabong - note dead trees - click on image for larger version

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Powerline crossing
the Port River at
Outer Harbour,
Adelaide

as seen by our
Airborne Lidar

   
   

Bathymetry derived from hyperspectral scanner
processing of hyperspectral data by W. Klonowski, Curtin University of Technology, Perth

To watch hi-res version of presentation (2.5Mb Flash movie) - click here
To watch lo-res version of presentation (0.3Mb Flash movie) - click here
To download/see pdf (0.5Mb) - click here

 

   
   

Presentation at a recent NRM SA Science Forum:

........................"SENSING BEYOND THE VISIBLE"
"- Mapping ecological assets using airborne remote sensing -"

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Presenter: Jorg M. Hacker, Director/Chief Scientist of ARA - 37 slides

To watch hi-res version of presentation (14Mb Flash movie) - click here
To watch lo-res version of presentation (5Mb Flash movie) - click here
To download/see pdf (12Mb) - click here

 

   

Presentation at iLEAPS Conference Melbourne Sep09:

...................." Land Use Change Suppresses Precipitation "
....................................Presenter: Prof. Tom Lyons, Murdoch University, Perth - 29 slides
The presentation is based on the paper of the same title by Junkermann, Hacker, Lyons and Nair in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Vol 9, pg 6531-6539, 2009, available by clicking here,

To watch hi-res version of presentation (4Mb Flash movie) - click here
To watch lo-res version of presentation (1.5Mb Flash movie) - click here
To download/see pdf (3Mb) - click here

 

   
   

Example of Combining Airborne and Terrestrial Laser Scanning
- click here for
58Mb pdf - includes animations

Also available on the Riegl Website - click here

 

 

 

   
   

Presentation at a SARDI Workshop, Edinburgh Hotel, Adelaide Feb09:

.................... " Studying the Environment Using Research Aircraft
.................................. Flying between 50ft and 50,000ft"

...................................... Presenter: Jorg M. Hacker, Director/Chief Scientist of ARA - 105 slides

To watch hi-res version of presentation (27Mb Flash movie) - click here
To watch lo-res version of presentation (6Mb Flash movie - no embedded videos) - click here
To download/see pdf (21Mb) - click here

 

   
   
   
   
   
   
   

 

All images and data below (aerial photos, lidar, tri- and hyperspectral scanner, other)
are in the Public Domain and freely available from ARA - Airborne Research Australia.

Near full resolution data are available through downloadable Google Earth kmz-files as described below.

To access the highest resolution versions of the images and data, contact
info@airborneresearch.com.au

More images and data in "Image Galleries" in Top Menu

 

   

Aerial photographs from a test flight
on 22 Apr 2009 over
Adelaide
(from Parafield Airport along Main North Rd to the CBD, then to Adelaide Airport and Outer Harbour. Then around Middle Beach and the sea and sandbanks around Outer Harbour. From there along the beach to Grange and back to Outer Harbour. Then via the salt works back to Parafield Airport)



Flight track


To download/open a Google Earth kmz-file containing
flight track info and thumbnails of the images (rotated to "North up")
CLICK HERE (9Mb)

2228x1671 pixel versions of all images (jpg-quality 50%)
are accessible through the GE kmz-file above

Original resolution of the images is 4064x2704 images
Contact info@airborneresearch.org.au for access

Lidar data and data from the tri- and hyper-spectral scanners are also available

See also here

   
   
   

Aerial photographs from a flight
on 17 Apr 2009 over Melbourne,
including the CBD and some of the bushfire-affected areas

(From Moorabbin Airport to Preston, then via the Docklands across the CBD. Then to Surrey Hills, Blackburn and Montrose. Then along three of the burnt valleys east and west of the Melba Hwy. Then many legs over Maroondah Reservoir, then many legs over burnt areas around Wallaby Creek. Then over Maroondah North and Badgers Creek back to Moorabbin)


Flight track


To download/open a Google Earth kmz-file containing
flight track info and thumbnails of the images (rotated to "North up")
CLICK HERE (15Mb)

2228x1671 pixel versions of all images (jpg-quality 50)
are accessible through the GE kmz-file above

Original resolution of the images is 4064x2704 images
Contact info@airborneresearch.org.au for access

Lidar data and data from the tri- and hyper-spectral scanners are also available

   


Melbourne CBD as seen by LiDAR (click on image for larger version)

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downloading data from the aircraft at Moorabbin Airport


Ferriswheel in the MelbourneDocklands as seen by LiDAR
(click on image for larger version)


ECO-Dimona approaching Melbourne CBD


Flight guidance and scanner control screen in the cockpit of the ECO-Dimona

   
   
   

 

 

Aerial photographs from a test flight
on 21 Jan 2009 over
the Adelaide Hills
(From Parafield Airport to near Gumeracha and Birdwood, then to Kersbrook and to substation near Little Para Reservoir)



Flight track


To download/open a Google Earth kmz-file containing
flight track info and thumbnails of the images (rotated to "North up")
CLICK HERE (20Mb)

2228x1671 pixel versions of all images (jpg-quality 50)
are accessible through the GE kmz-file above

Original resolution of the images is 4064x2704 images
Contact info@airborneresearch.org.au for access

Lidar data and data from the tri-spectral scanner are also available

   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
 
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