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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2004 Connecticut Lidar LIDAR data is remotely sensed high-resolution elevation data collected by an airborne collection platform. Using a combination of laser rangefinding, GPS positioning and inertial measurement technologies; LIDAR instruments are able to make highly detailed Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) of the earth's terrain, man-made structures and vegetation. This data was collected at submeter resolution to provide nominal 1m spacing of collected points. Two returns were recorded for each pulse in addition to an intensity value. This data set is a raster file of z values with 153 columns and 61 rows. The data set was generated from a larger data set and includes all valid points within the requested geographic bounds.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2004 Connecticut Lidar
  • 2006-08-14
1 Collection System Calibration
1 Lidar Final Report
    2 None
      1 North American Datum 1983
      • 2007-01-19
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      CI_Series

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      CI_ResponsibleParty

      Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
      1 resourceProvider http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
      1 Citation URL ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ct/20040415_QA_REPORT_Connecticut.pdf
      1 NOAA CSC (originator) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ocm.info@noaa.gov originator
      1 NOAA CSC (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ocm.info@noaa.gov publisher
      1 NOAA CSC (pointOfContact) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ocm.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact
      1 NOAA CSC(distributor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ocm.info@noaa.gov distributor
      1 NOAA CSC (processor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce ocm.info@noaa.gov processor
      1 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
      1 Mike Sutherland(author) Mike Sutherland DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce mike.sutherland@noaa.gov author
      1 Mike Sutherland Mike Sutherland DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce mike.sutherland@noaa.gov distributor
      1 Pamela Grothe DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce processor
      1 Woolpert LLP originator
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      CI_OnlineResource

      Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
      1 ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ct/20040415_QA_REPORT_Connecticut.pdf Lidar Final Report information
      1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Registry Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
      1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269 NAD83 Link to Geographic Markup Language (GML) description of reference system. information
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      MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

      Count Component Code
      1 Ellipsoid in Meters
      1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
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      EX_Extent

      Bounding Box Temporal Extent
      Count Component Description West East North South Start End
      1 -72.908092 -72.279933 41.453890 41.240042
      1
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      EX_GeographicBoundingBox

      Count Component West East North South
      1 -72.908092 -72.279933 41.453890 41.240042
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      EX_TemporalExtent

      Count Component Start End
      2
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      MD_Format

      Count Component Name Version specification
      1 LAZ
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      MD_Medium

      none found
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      MD_Constraints

      Count Component Use Limitation
      1 Lidar Use Limitation These data depict the elevations at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Any conclusions drawn from analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA or any of its partners. These data are NOT to be used for navigational purposes.
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      MD_ReferenceSystem

      Count Component Code Authority Title
      1 Ellipsoid Ellipsoid in Meters
      1 NAD83 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269 North American Datum 1983
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      MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

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      MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

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      MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

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      MD_Dimension

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      MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

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      MD_Band or MI_Band

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      MI_RangeElementDescription

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      MD_AggregateInformation

      Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
      1 Lidar Final Report crossReference
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      LE_Source or LI_Source

      Count Component Title Date Description
      1 Collection System Calibration Source Contribution: System Calibration. Minimizes horizontal error caused by IMU mis-alignment by checking over known range and by comparing positional results from adjacent flight lines to compute error adjustment function. Source Type: Validation Report
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      LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

      Count Component DateTime Description
      1 2004-10-01T00:00:00 Data Collection: Using a LH Systems ALS50 Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) system, 41 flight lines of high density (submeter ground sample distance) data were collected over areas in coastal Connecticut (approximately 300 square kilometers). Two returns were recorded for each laser pulse along with an intensity value for each return. The data acquisition occurred in one (1) mission on October 8, 2004. Three (3) airborne global positioning system (GPS) base stations were used to support the LiDAR data acquisition: Moriches 1 continuously operating reference station (CORS) ARP, NGS point P36, and one station Woolpert located using static GPS positioning methods, Madison CP. In addition, twenty-two control points were surveyed through fast-static GPS methods to support the final accuracy analysis and tied into the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) points Moriches CORS and P36.
      1 2004-11-01T00:00:00 Airborne GPS Processing: Airborne GPS data was differentially processed and integrated with the post processed IMU data to derive a smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET). The SBET was used to reduce the LiDAR slant range measurements to a raw reflective surface for each flight line. The overlap between flight lines was removed to provide a homogeneous coverage, and the coverage was classified to extract a bare earth digital elevation model (DEM). Airborne GPS is differentially processed using the GrafNAV V4.10 software by Waypoint Consulting of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The PDOP and distance separation is as follows: P36: Maximum PDOP = 3.58 (maximum) Average Distance Separation: 17 km Madison CP: Maximum PDOP = 3.58 (maximum) Average Distance Separation: 19 km IMU data is processed using the PosPac V4.2 software by Applanix Corporation of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. The reflective surface is derived using the ALS Post Processor software by Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Division of Atlanta, Georgia. The classification and quality control (QC) of LiDAR data is carried out using a combination of proprietary software and TerraScan software by Terrasolid Limited of Helinski, Finland. Two (2) coverages were delivered in the LAS file format: bare-earth and above ground features.
      1 2004-11-01T00:00:00 IMU data Processing: IMU data provides information concerning roll, pitch and yaw of collection platform during collection event. IMU information allows the pulse vector to be properly placed in 3D space allowing the distance from the aircraft reference point to be properly positioned on the elevation model surface. IMU data is processed using the PosPac V4.2 software by Applanix Corporation of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.
      1 2004-11-01T00:00:00 Reflective Surface Generation: The reflective surface is derived using the ALS Post Processor software by Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Division of Atlanta, Georgia.
      1 2004-12-01T00:00:00 LIDAR Point Classification The classification and quality control (QC) of LiDAR data is carried out using a combination of proprietary software and TerraScan software by Terrasolid Limited of Helinski, Finland.
      1 2005-01-01T00:00:00 Output LAS Files Random LIDAR points maintained in UTM coordinate system converted to Geographic projection with units of Decimal Degrees
      1 2006-01-03T00:00:00 The NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) received lidar data files via ftp transfer from the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The data are currently being served via NOAA CSC Digital Coast at http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/. The data can be used to re-populate the system. The data are archived in LAS or LAZ format. The LAS format is an industry standard for LiDAR data developed by the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS); LAZ is a loseless compressed version of LAS developed by Martin Isenburg (http://www.laszip.org/). The data are exclusively in geographic coordinates (either NAD83 or ITRF94). The data are referenced vertically to the ellipsoid (either GRS80 or ITRF94), allowing for the ability to apply the most up to date geoid model when transforming to orthometric heights.
      1 2006-09-27T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received files in LAS format. The files contained LiDAR intensity and elevation measurements. CSC performed the following processing on the data to make it available within the LiDAR Data Retrieval Tool (LDART): 1. The las files were converted from State Plane coordinates to Geographic coordinates. 2. The las header fields were sorted by latitude and updated. 3. The data were converted from orthometric to ellipsoidal heights using Geoid03.
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      MI_Operation

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      MI_Platform

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      MI_Instrument

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