Topography of the 2018 lava flows of the Sierra Negra volcano, Ecuador

This is a structure-from-motion point cloud of the 2018 lava flows of the Sierra Negra volcano, located on the Galápagos islands, Ecuador. The survey is of a small region on the flank of the volcano. The horizontal datum is WGS84 but the vertical datum for “elevation” is unspecified.

There are ~1,700,000 measurements in total with 3 columns available: longitude, latitude (geodetic), elevation.

Format: CSV with xz (lzma) compression.

Load with: pandas.read_csv

Original source: Carr, B. (2020). Sierra Negra Volcano (TIR Flight 3): Galápagos, Ecuador, October 22 2018. Distributed by OpenTopography.

Original license: CC-BY

Pre-processing: Source code for preparation of the original dataset for redistribution in Ensaio



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