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NOAA VDatum DEM Project
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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.dem:vdatum
    language:  eng; USA
    characterSet:  (MD_CharacterSetCode) utf8
    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Matthew R. Love
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Digital Elevation Model Developer
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  303-497-4742
                facsimile:  303-497-6513
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, E/GC3
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  Colorado
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  Matthew.Love@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  9am-5pm, M-F, Mountain Time
            contactInstructions:  Contact NGDC's Marine Geology and Geophysics Division. http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/aboutmgg/contacts.html
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    dateStamp:  2012-12-21
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  NOAA VDatum DEM Project
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2009-12-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  Colorado
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (comp)
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                        linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/inundation/vdatum/vdatum.html
                        protocol:  http:
                        name:  NOAA VDatum DEM Project
                        description:  Project web page.
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                role:
            series:  (CI_Series)
                name:  NOAA VDatum DEMs
                issueIdentification:  Named by primary coastal city, state in DEM.
        abstract:  NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) is building high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) for select U.S. coastal regions in the Gulf of Mexico. These integrated bathymetric-topographic DEMs were developed for NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 to evaluate the utility of the Vertical Datum Transformation tool (VDatum), developed jointly by NOAA's Office of Coast Survey (OCS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), and Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS). Bathymetric, topographic, and shoreline data used in DEM compilation are obtained from various sources, including NGDC, the U.S. Coastal Services Center (CSC), the U.S. Office of Coast Survey (OCS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and other federal, state, and local government agencies, academic institutions, and private companies. DEMs are referenced to the vertical tidal datum of North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) or Mean High Water (MHW) and horizontal datum of North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83). Cell size ranges from 1/3 arc-second (~10 meters) to 1 arc-second (~30 meters).
        purpose:  Developed for the Office of Coast Survey (OCS), NOAA Coast Survey Development Laboratory (CSDL) in support of NOAA's Vertical Datum Transformation tool (VDatum).
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        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  DEM Information
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                address:  (CI_Address)
                    electronicMailAddress:  dem.info@noaa.gov
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        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
            keyword:  Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Terrain Elevation
            keyword:  Earth Science > Land Surface > Topography > Topographical Relief
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coastal Elevation
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DEM > Digital Elevation Model
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  WDC/MGG, BOULDER > World Data Center for Marine Geology and Geophysics, Boulder
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  H: 1 meter - < 30 meters
            keyword:  V: < 1 meter
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Data Resolution Keywords
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Coastal Relief
            keyword:  Gridded elevations
            keyword:  Integrated bathymetry and topography
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Uncontrolled
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Continent > North America > United States of America
            keyword:  Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
            keyword:  Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico
            keyword:  Vertical Location > Land Surface
            keyword:  Vertical Location > Sea Floor
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                title:  NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
                date:
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useLimitation:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) elevation
        environmentDescription:  Native Dataset Environment: ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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                westBoundLongitude:  -90.75
                eastBoundLongitude:  -85.00
                southBoundLatitude:  28.50
                northBoundLatitude:  31.25
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                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  2009-01-01
                    endPosition:
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    identificationInfo:  (SV_ServiceIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief ArcGIS Image Service
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-10-19
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: http://ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/coastal/coastal.html
                        name:  Integrated Models of Coastal Relief at NGDC
                        description:  Please see NGDC's website for more information about Coastal DEMs at NGDC.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
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                        linkage: http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=feb3c625dc094112bb5281c17679c769
                        name:  NOAA GeoPlatform Entry for Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief
                        description:  NOAA GeoPlatform listing for Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
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                        linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/dem_extents/MapServer
                        name:  DEM Footprints ArcGIS Map Service
                        description:  A map service showing the location and coverage of land and seafloor digital elevation models (DEMs) available from NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
        abstract:  This is an ArcGIS image service showing color shaded relief visualizations of high-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) of U.S. coastal regions. NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) builds and distributes high-resolution coastal digital elevation models (DEMs) that integrate ocean bathymetry and land topography to support NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment, and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs. They can be used for modeling of coastal processes (tsunami inundation, storm surge, sea-level rise, contaminant dispersal, etc.), ecosystems management and habitat research, coastal and marine spatial planning, and hazard mitigation and community preparedness. DEMs included in this visualization: High-resolution DEMs of select U.S. coastal communities and surrounding areas. Most are at a resolution of 1/3 to 1 arc-second (approx 10-30 m); U.S. Coastal Relief Model: A 3 arc-second (approx 90 m) comprehensive view of the conterminous U.S. coastal zone, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii; Southern Alaska Coastal Relief Model: A 24 arc-second (approx. 500 m) model of Southern Alaska, spanning the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, and Gulf of Alaska. This map service can be used as a basemap. It has a transparent background, so it can also be shown as a layer on top of a different basemap. Please see NGDC's corresponding DEM Footprints map service for polygon footprints and more information about the individual DEMs used to create this composite view.
        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Jesse Varner
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
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                    electronicMailAddress:  Jesse.Varner@noaa.gov
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
            keyword:  DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
            keyword:  DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Services Keywords
                date:
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA
                    positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                            name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                            description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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                    organisationName:
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                            name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                            description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  These data not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For official navigation products, please refer to the U.S. nautical charts available from the NOAA Office of Coast Survey: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.
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          LocalName:  ArcGIS Image Service
        serviceTypeVersion:  10.2
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                extentTypeCode:  1
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                eastBoundLongitude:  180
                southBoundLatitude:  -90
                northBoundLatitude:  90
        couplingType:  (SV_CouplingType) tight
        containsOperations:  (SV_OperationMetadata)
            operationName:  ArcGIS for Server REST endpoint for image service
            DCP:
            connectPoint:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/dem_hillshades/ImageServer
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  ArcGIS Map Service
                name:  Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief ArcGIS Image Service
                description:  REST endpoint for Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief ArcGIS image service
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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            operationName:  WMS Get Capabilities
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                linkage: http://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/services/dem_hillshades/ImageServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities%26service=WMS
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
                name:  Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief Web Map Service (WMS)
                description:  Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service for Digital Elevation Models: Color Shaded Relief
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    identificationInfo:  (SV_ServiceIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Digital Elevation Model Footprints ArcGIS Map Service
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-02-15
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
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                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: http://ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/coastal/coastal.html
                        name:  Integrated Models of Coastal Relief at NGDC
                        description:  Please see NGDC's website for more information about Coastal DEMs at NGDC.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
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                        linkage: http://noaa.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=d41f39c8a6684c54b62c8f1ab731d5ad
                        name:  NOAA GeoPlatform Entry for Digital Elevation Model Footprints
                        description:  NOAA GeoPlatform listing for Digital Elevation Model Footprints ArcGIS Map Service
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, Department of Commerce
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                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: http://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/dem_hillshades/ImageServer
                        name:  DEM Color Shaded Relief Image Service
                        description:  An ArcGIS image service showing color shaded relief visualizations of land and seafloor digital elevation models (DEMs) available from NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
        abstract:  A map service showing the location and coverage of land and seafloor digital elevation models (DEMs) available from NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center. NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) builds and distributes high-resolution, coastal digital elevation models (DEMs) that integrate ocean bathymetry and land topography to support NOAA's mission to understand and predict changes in Earth's environment, and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs. They can be used for modeling of coastal processes (tsunami inundation, storm surge, sea-level rise, contaminant dispersal, etc.), ecosystems management and habitat research, coastal and marine spatial planning, and hazard mitigation and community preparedness. Layers available in the map service: Layers 1-4: DEMs by Category (includes various DEMs, both hosted at NGDC, and elsewhere on the web); Layers 6-11: NGDC DEM Projects (DEMs hosted at NGDC, color-coded by project); Layer 12: All NGDC Bathymetry DEMs (All bathymetry or bathy-topo DEMs hosted at NGDC).
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            individualName:  Jesse Varner
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    electronicMailAddress:  Jesse.Varner@noaa.gov
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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            keyword:  DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
            keyword:  DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
            keyword:  DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Services Keywords
                date:
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA
                    positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
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                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                            name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                            description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
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                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                            name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                            description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
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        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  These data not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For official navigation products, please refer to the U.S. nautical charts available from the NOAA Office of Coast Survey: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov.
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                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/dem_extents/MapServer
                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  ArcGIS Map Service
                name:  Digital Elevation Model Footprints ArcGIS Dynamic Map Service
                description:  REST endpoint for Digital Elevation Model Footprints ArcGIS dynamic map service
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            operationName:  WMS Get Capabilities
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                protocol:  http
                applicationProfile:  Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
                name:  Digital Elevation Model Footprints Web Map Service (WMS)
                description:  Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service for Digital Elevation Model Footprints
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Lisa A. Taylor
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-6767
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  Lisa.A.Taylor@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                    contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  None
            distributorFormat:  (MD_Format)
                name:  ESRI Arc ASCII
                version:  1
                specification:  ASCII text version of ESRI ArcGIS raster format
                fileDecompressionTechnique:  WINZIP
            distributorFormat:  (MD_Format)
                name:  netCDF
                version:  1
                fileDecompressionTechnique:  WINZIP
            distributorTransferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
                onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                    linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/inundation/vdatum/vdatum.html
                    name:  NOAA VDatum DEM Project
                    description:  Project web page.
                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            distributorTransferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
                onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                    linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/inundation/vdatum/vdatum.html
                    name:  NOAA VDatum DEM Project
                    description:  Project web page.
                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The horizontal accuracy of bathymetric and topographic features in the DEMs are dependent upon DEM cell size and the accuracy of input datasets used to determine corresponding cell values.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The vertical accuracy of bathymetric and topographic features in the DEM is dependent upon DEM cell size and the accuracy of input datasets used to determine corresponding cell values. Gridding interpolation to determine values between sparse NOS hydrographic soundings in deep water degrades the vertical accuracy of deep-water elevations.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  NGDC makes every effort to obtain all available digital topographic and bathymetric datasets in each region for use in building the DEMs.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Datasets are visually compared internally and externally (with other overlapping datasets and satellite images and maps) in ESRI ArcGIS for identification of anomalous elevations or data inconsistencies. Where elevation inconsistencies occurred, the most recent and/or highest resolution data set are selected for use in that region. Elevations in the older and/or lower-resolution datasets are deleted prior to building the DEMs.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  All datasets obtained by NGDC are converted to common horizontal and vertical datums of NAD 83 geographic and NAVD 88, respectively, using FME and VDatum transformation tool. They are also converted to common file format, ESRI point shapefiles, for visualization and inspection.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Matthew R. Love
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  Matthew.Love@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  Datasets are visually inspected with ArcGIS for identification and editing of data anomalies. Datasets are then compared with overlapping datasets to ensure data consistency.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  xyz files of the bathymetric data are surfaced using GMT's 'surface' tool onto a 1 arc-second grid that is interpolated to fill empty cells. Points extracted every 10 meters along the coastline are also included to ensure that the bathymetric grid reaches zero at the coast. The resulting Arc ASCII grid is imported into ArcGIS and clipped to the coastline to remove values over land.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  xyz files for each input dataset are gridded using MB-System's 'mbgrid' tool, which utilizes a high-tension spline interpolation method to fill grid cells with no input elevation values. Preferential weighting is given to more recent, higher-accuracy datasets. Gridding is typically performed in quadrants, each with a 5% data buffer. The grids are imported in ArcGIS and seamlessly merged to create an NAVD 88 DEM.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  The DEMs are quantitatively evaluated by comparing with source datasets and with elevation values extracted from NGS geodetic monuments. They are visually evaluated by converting to UTM-zone coordinates (units of meters horizontally and vertically) and then creating a slope grid to identify gridding artifacts in the DEMs.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA's VDatum transformation tool is used to derive an NAVD 88-to-MHW conversion grid. This grid is then added to the NAVD 88 DEM to create a MHW DEM.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2009-12-01T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata standard (version FGDC-STD-012-2002) using the 2012-08-07 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 transform for DEMs.
        maintenanceNote:  Translated from FGDC 2012-08-08T17:16:57.569-06:00
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Kelly Carignan
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    electronicMailAddress:  kelly.carignan@noaa.gov
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact