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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:2004_MS_m39

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2004 Harrison County, MS Lidar This metadata record describes the topographic mapping of Harrison County, Mississippi during March of 2004. Products generated include lidar point clouds in .LAS format and lidar bare-earth elevation models in .LAS format using lidar collected with a Leica ALS-40 Aerial Lidar Sensor.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2004 Harrison County, MS Lidar
  • 2006-11-09
1 Harrison County, Mississippi, Lidar Acquisition Report
  • 2005-07-28
1 Lidar QA/QC Report
    2 None
      1 North American Datum 1983
      • 2007-01-19
      1 Report of Survey -Harrison County, Mississippi
      • 2005-01-27
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      CI_Series

      none found
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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/ms/harrison/2004_Harrison_County_QA.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 coastal.info@noaa.gov originator http://coast.noaa.gov
      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 coastal.info@noaa.gov publisher http://coast.noaa.gov
      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 coastal.info@noaa.gov pointOfContact http://coast.noaa.gov
      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 coastal.info@noaa.gov distributor http://coast.noaa.gov
      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 coastal.info@noaa.gov processor http://coast.noaa.gov
      1 EarthData Aviation, LLC originator
      1 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
      1 Harold Rempel EarthData International Senior Project Manager metadata@earthdata.com processor
      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 Waggoner Engineering originator
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      CI_OnlineResource

      Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
      1 ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ms/harrison/2004_Harrison_County_QA.pdf Lidar QA/QC Report information
      5 http://coast.noaa.gov
      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 -89.39 -88.81 30.71 30.28 2004-03-08 2004-03-09
      1
      1 2004-03-08 2004-03-09
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      EX_GeographicBoundingBox

      Count Component West East North South
      1 -89.39 -88.81 30.71 30.28
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      EX_TemporalExtent

      Count Component Start End
      2 2004-03-08 2004-03-09
      1
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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

      none found
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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 QA/QC Report crossReference
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      LE_Source or LI_Source

      Count Component Title Date Description
      1 Harrison County, Mississippi, Lidar Acquisition Report 2005-07-28 Source Contribution: Aerial Lidar Acquisition. EarthData Aviation., was contracted by EarthData International to collect ALS-40 Lidar data over Harrison County, Mississippi. The project site was flown on March 8th and 9th 2004 using a Horizons, Inc. aircraft with tail number N97HC. Lidar data was captured using an ALS-40 Lidar system, including an inertial measuring unit (IMU) and a dual frequency GPS receiver. Lidar was obtained at an altitude of 11,100 feet above mean terrain, at an average airspeed of 120 knots. Sensor pulse rate was set at 20 kHz with a field of view of 45 degrees and a rate of 11.0 Hz. Average swath width of the collected raw lines is 9,112.7 feet. Point spacing was 5 meters. Lidar data was recorded in conjunction with airborne GPS and IMU; the stationary GPS receiver was positioned over a control point located at the Gulfport airport. Recorded digital data was shipped via external hard drive to the production facility for processing. During airborne data collection, an additional 46 GPS control points were established throughout the airport. During the data acquisition, the receivers collected phase data at an epoch rate of 1 Hz. All GPS phase data was post processed with continuous kinematic survey techniques using "On the Fly" (OTF) integer ambiguity resolution. The GPS data was processed with forward and reverse processing algorithms. The results from each process, using the data collected at the airport, were combined to yield a single fixed integer phase differential solution of the aircraft trajectory. Source Type: Firewire Drive
      1 Report of Survey -Harrison County, Mississippi 2005-01-27 Source Contribution: Ground Control. Waggoner Engineering in contract to EarthData International established at total of 9 survey points within Harrison County, MS. Source Type: electronic mail system
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      LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

      Count Component DateTime Description
      1 2005-07-28T00:00:00 EarthData has developed a unique method for processing lidar data to identify and remove elevation points falling on vegetation, buildings, and other aboveground structures. The algorithms for filtering data were utilized within EarthData's proprietary software and commercial software written by TerraSolid. This software suite of tools provides efficient processing for small to large-scale, projects and has been incorporated into ISO 9001compliant production work flows. The following is a step-by-step breakdown of the process. 1. Using the lidar data set provided by EarthData, the technician performs calibrations on the data set. 2. Using the lidar data set provided by EarthData, the technician performed a visual inspection of the data to verify that the flight lines overlap correctly. The technician also verified that there were no voids, and that the data covered the project limits. The technician then selected a series of areas from the data set and inspected them where adjacent flight lines overlapped. These overlapping areas were merged and a process which utilizes 3-D Analyst and EarthData's proprietary software was run to detect and color code the differences in these plots and located the areas that contained systematic errors or distortions that were introduced by the lidar sensor. 3. Systematic distortions highlighted in step 2 were removed and the data was re-inspected. Corrections and adjustments can involve the application of angular deflection or compensation for curvature of the ground surface that can be introduced by crossing from one type of land cover to another. 4. The lidar data for each flight line was trimmed in batch for the removal of the overlap areas between flight lines. The data was checked against a control network to ensure that vertical requirements were maintained. Conversion to the client-specified datum and projections were then completed. The lidar flight line data sets were then segmented into adjoining tiles for batch processing and data management. 5. The initial batch-processing run removed 95% of points falling on vegetation. The algorithm also removed the points that fell on the edge of hard features such as structures, elevated roadways and bridges. 6. The operator interactively processed the data using lidar editing tools. During this final phase the operator generated a TIN based on a desired thematic layers to evaluate the automated classification performed in step 5. This allowed the operator to quickly re-classify points from one layer to another and recreate the TIN surface to see the effects of edits. Geo-referenced images were toggled on or off to aid the operator in identifying problem areas. The data was also examined with an automated profiling tool to aid the operator in the reclassification. 6. The final DEM was written to an ESRI grid format (.flt). 7. The point cloud data were also delivered in LAS format. 8. Project data was clipped to a 500-meter buffer outside of the official project boundary.
      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 2006-11-01T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received LAS files containing the bared-earth elevation and intensity data from URS. CSC performed the following processing on the data to make it available within the Lidar Data Retrieval Tool (LDART): 1. The data were projected from MS State Plane coordinates to geographic decimal degrees using the General Cartographic Transformation Package. 2. The data were sorted based on latitude. 3. The data were converted from NAVD88 elevations to ellipsoid elevations using Geoid 03.
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      MI_Operation

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      MI_Platform

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      MI_Instrument

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