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Hilltop Arboretum Landform Dataset for GRASS GIS

Harmon, Brendan

Hilltop Arboretum Dataset for GRASS GIS

This geospatial dataset contains raster data for the landform at Hilltop Arboretum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. This data was collected in an aerial survey with a DJI Phantom 4 Pro drone over Hilltop Arboretum on 12/31/2019 by Brendan Harmon and Josef Horacek. The aerial photographs were processed in Agisoft Metashape using Structure from Motion (SfM) to generate a point cloud, orthophotograph, and digital surface model. The point cloud was processed in CloudCompare to generate a bare earth point cloud. The orthophoto, digital surface model, and bare earth point cloud were imported into GRASS GIS. The bare earth point cloud was interpolated as a digital elevation model using the Regularized Spline with Tension method. The top level directory lousiana_s_spm_hilltop is a GRASS GIS location for the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) / Louisiana South State Plane Meters with EPSG code 26982. Inside the location there are the PERMANENT mapset, a license file, and readme file.


  • Location: LSU Hilltop Arboretum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
  • Drone: DJI Phantom 4 Pro
  • Software: Agisoft Metashape, CloudCompare, GRASS GIS
  • Team: Brendan Harmon and Josef Horacek
  • Date: 12/31/2019
  • GCPs: 10 AeroPoints

Install GRASS GIS, unzip this archive, and move the location into your GRASS GIS database directory. If you are new to GRASS GIS read the first time users guide.

This dataset is licensed under the ODC Public Domain Dedication and License 1.0 (PDDL) by Brendan Harmon.

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