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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:2005_TX_Cameron_Willacy_m98

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2005 Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Lidar: Northern Cameron and Willacy Counties Using a LH Systems ALS50 Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) system, standard density (1.4 meter ground sample distance) data were collected over areas in Northern Cameron and Willacy Counties, TX (approximately 1021 square miles). Multiple returns were recorded for each laser pulse along with an intensity value for each return. The data are bare earth classified. The data acquisition occurred in 36 missions between December 14, 2005 and February 23, 2006. The data was collected by Sanborn Mapping Company, Inc. for the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2005 Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) Lidar: Northern Cameron and Willacy Counties
  • 2007-08-01
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 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(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 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
    6 Jamie Young Sanborn Mapping LiDAR Manager jyoung@sanborn.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 Ryan Mitchell Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS) lidar@tnris.state.tx.us pointOfContact
    1 Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) originator
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    CI_OnlineResource

    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
    4 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 -98.018265 -97.150963 26.616343 26.088343 2005-12-14 2006-02-23
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    EX_GeographicBoundingBox

    Count Component West East North South
    1 -98.018265 -97.150963 26.616343 26.088343
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    EX_TemporalExtent

    Count Component Start End
    1 2005-12-14 2006-02-23
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    MD_Format

    Count Component Name Version specification
    1 LAZ
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    MD_Medium

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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

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    LE_Source or LI_Source

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    LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

    Count Component DateTime Description
    1 2007-08-01T00:00:00 Data Collection: Using a LH Systems ALS50 Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) system, standard density (1.4 meter ground sample distance) data were collected over areas in Northern Cameron and Willacy Counties, TX (approximately 1021 square miles). Multiple returns were recorded for each laser pulse along with an intensity value for each return. The data acquisition occurred in missions between December 14, 2005 and February 23, 2006. During the LIDAR campaign, the Sanborn field crew conducted a GPS field survey to establish final coordinates of the ground base stations for final processing of the base-remote GPS solutions.
    1 2007-08-01T00:00:00 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 V7.50 software by Waypoint Consulting of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The PDOP and distance separation is as follows: 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 TerraScan software by Terrasolid Limited of Helsinki, Finland.
    1 2007-08-01T00:00:00 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 2007-08-01T00:00:00 Reflective Surface Generation: The reflective surface is derived using the ALS Post Processor software by Leica Geosystems GIS & Mapping Division of Atlanta, Georgia.
    1 2007-08-01T00:00:00 LIDAR Point Classification The classification and quality control (QC) of LiDAR data is carried out using TerraScan software by Terrasolid Limited of Helsinki, Finland.
    1 2007-08-01T00:00:00 Output LAS Files The product output of LiDAR data is carried out using TerraScan software by Terrasolid Limited of Helsinki, Finland. LAS Binary, ascii xyz, and intensity images were created.
    1 2008-08-13T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received the files in las format. The files contained Lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data was in UTM projection, and NAVD88 Geoid 03 vertical datum. CSC performed the following processing to the data to make it available within the LDART Retrieval Tool (LDART): 1. The data were converted from UTM coordinates to geographic coordinates. 2. The data were converted from NAVD88 (orthometric) heights to GRS80 (ellipsoid) heights using Geoid 03. 3. The LAS data were sorted by latitude and the headers were updated.
    1 2009-07-20T00:00:00 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.
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    MI_Operation

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    MI_Platform

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    MI_Instrument

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