Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data is an optical remote sensing technology that provides extremely accurate, high resolution elevation data. The topographic and bathymetric LiDAR data for Samoa was captured via airborne surveys flown between 2 and 12 December 2012. It included the Apia foreshore area and Faleolo International Airport. The total area of the topographic survey was 33km2 and for the bathymetric survey, 61km2. This publication was produced using funding provided by the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP) programme.

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Copyright Commonwealth of Australia, 2013. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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Pacific Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning (PACCSAP): Samoa LiDAR Factsheet, 2013. Canberra: Australian Government Department of the Environment.
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