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2006 Florida LiDAR: Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties

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                    date:  2007-01-19
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            code:  Ellipsoid in Meters
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            title:  2006 Florida LiDAR: Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Walton Counties
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2007-01-01
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                        deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                        city:  Charleston
                        administrativeArea:  SC
                        postalCode:  29405-2413
                        electronicMailAddress:  csc.info@noaa.gov
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        abstract:  ESCAMBIA: The Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) LAS dataset is a survey of select areas within Escambia County, Florida. These data were produced for Dewberry and Davis LLC. The Escambia County LiDAR Survey project area consists of approximately 803 square miles. The LiDAR point cloud was flown at a density sufficient to support a maximum final post spacing of 6 feet for unobscured areas. Land Air mapping acquired 110 flightlines between June 21, 2006 and July 18, 2006. The data was divided into 5000' by 5000' foot cells that serve as the tiling scheme. The Escambia County LiDAR Survey was collected under the guidance of a Professional Mapper/Surveyor. Dates of Collection: 20060621-20060718 Contractor: Dewberry and Davis, LLC SANTA ROSA: LiDAR data collection was performed utilizing a Leica ALS-50 sensor, collecting multiple return x, y, and z data as well as intensity data. LiDAR data was processed to achieve a bare ground surface. LiDAR data was delivered in LAS format. Dates of Collection: 20060112-20060228 Contractor: Photo Science, Inc. WALTON: LIDAR data is remotely sensed high-resolution elevation data collected by an airborne collection platform. Using a combination of laser range finding, 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 of Walton County, Florida, was collected at sub-meter resolution to provide average point spacing of 0.7m for collected points. Up to 5 returns were recorded for each pulse in addition to an intensity value. No data for Eglin AFB, permission to fly over was ever granted. Dates of Collection: 20060710-11, 19-20, 22-23, 26-29, 20060801, 03, 06-07, 13, 15, 17 Contractor: Sanborn
        purpose:  ESCAMBIA: The Northwest Florida Water Management District uses topographic information to support regulatory, land management and acquisition, planning, engineering, and habitat restoration projects. The Escambia County LiDAR Survey data will support the creation of Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FEMA FIRM) and an integrated ground and surface water model for the Escambia County. All data will be public record as defined by applicable Florida statues. The Escambia LiDAR Survey was collected under the guidance of a Licensed and professional Surveyor and Mapper. SANTA ROSA: Final product delivery of bare ground surface was intended to suit the needs of NOAA for elevation-related tasks. WALTON: This data was collected to support the creation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FEMA FIRM) and an integrated ground and surface water model for Walton County.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
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            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
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                    administrativeArea:  SC
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            keyword:  Bathymetry/Topography
            keyword:  Lidar
            keyword:  Laser
            keyword:  Digital Elevation Model
            keyword:  DEM
            keyword:  Surface Model
            keyword:  Height
            keyword:  LAS
            keyword:  Contour
            keyword:  Intensity
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            keyword:  US
            keyword:  Florida
            keyword:  Escambia County
            keyword:  Santa Rosa County
            keyword:  Walton County
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                title:  None
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            keyword:  2006
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            useLimitation:  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.
        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.
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                title:  Lidar Final Report
                date:
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                            linkage:  ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/fl/escambia/20070315_EscambiaCountyFinalReport.pdf
                            name:  Lidar Final Report
                            description:  Escambia County Report
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                            linkage:  ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/fl/santarosa/20060721_SantaRosaCounty_QAReport.pdf
                            name:  Lidar Final Report
                            description:  Santa Rosa County Report
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                            linkage:  ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/fl/walton/WaltonCounty_Final_Report_020507.pdf
                            name:  Lidar Final Report
                            description:  Walton County Report
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        language:  eng; USA
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                northBoundLatitude:  31.01
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                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  2006-01-12
                    endPosition:  2006-08-17
        supplementalInformation:  Reflective surface data represents the DEM created by laser energy reflected from the first surface encountered by the laser pulse. Some energy may continue beyond this initial surface to be reflected by a subsequent surface as represented by the Last Return data. Intensity information is captured from the Reflective Surface pulse and indicates the relative energy returned to the sensor as compared to the energy transmitted. The Intensity image is not calibrated or normalized but indicates differences in energy absorption due to the interaction of the surface materials with laser energy at the wavelength transmitted by the sensor. Points are classified as on ground surface or not on ground surface to support creation of a bare earth model from the data. Points in the filtered ground class determined to be in open waterways or water bodies were reclassified as Water.
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            name:  LAZ
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
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                        deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                        city:  Charleston
                        administrativeArea:  SC
                        postalCode:  29405-2413
                        electronicMailAddress:  csc.info@noaa.gov
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
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                orderingInstructions:  The National Geophysical Data Center serves as the archive for this LIDAR data. NGDC should only be contacted for this data if it cannot be obtained from NOAA Coastal Services Center.
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Mike Sutherland
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
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                        voice:  303-497-6120
                        facsimile:  303-497-6513
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                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC1 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  mike.sutherland@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30am-5:00pm Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
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                orderingInstructions:  The National Geophysical Data Center serves as the archive for this LIDAR dataset. NGDC should only be contacted for the data if it cannot be obtained from NOAA Coastal Services Center.
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        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  ESCAMBIA: Countywide LiDAR dataset compiled to meet 1 meter horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level. SANTA ROSA: None WALTON: Compiled to meet 1 meter horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  ESCAMBIA: Countywide LiDAR dataset tested 13.7 cm vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level in open terrain, based on open terrain RMSEz (7 cm) x 1.9600; tested 33.3 cm vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level in all land cover categories combined, based on consolidated RMSEz (17 cm) x 1.9600. Independent accuracy testing was performed by Dewberry & Davis using 101 high accuracy quality control checkpoints distributed throughout the county in five major land cover categories identified by the North West Florida Water Management District. Dewberry used testing procedures consistent with those specified in the National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA) as well as LiDAR accuracy testing guidelines and specifications published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Digital Elevation Program (NDEP), and American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS). SANTA ROSA: LiDAR data accuracy is in accordance with the National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy (NSSDA). When compared to GPS survey grade points in generally flat non-vegetated areas, at least 95% of the positions have an error less than or equal to 36.3 cm (equivalent to root mean square error of 18.5 cm if errors were normally distributed). WALTON: 13 cm root mean square error (RMSE)
            result:
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  ESCAMBIA: The LAS files were flown at a density sufficient to support 2-foot topographic products for unobscured areas. The bare-earth surface will contain voids in areas that were densely vegetated, covered by bridges, buildings, water, fresh asphalt, sand etc. SANTA ROSA: Complete WALTON: LIDAR raster data is visually inspected for completeness to ensure that any gaps between flight lines or loss of signal represents less than 5% of required collection area. LIDAR is self-illuminating and has minimal cloud penetration capability. Water vapor in steam plumes or particulates in smoke may cause reflection of LIDAR signals and loss of elevation information beneath these plumes. Glass structures and roofs may appear transparent to the LIDAR signal and therefore may not register on the reflective surface. Some asphalt formulations have been shown to absorb topographic LIDAR wavelength energy resulting in "pitting" of roof surfaces using this material. No data for Eglin AFB, permission to fly over was ever granted.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  ESCAMBIA: The LAS files were flown at a density sufficient to support a maximum final post spacing of 6 feet for unobscured areas. 3001 inc. acquired 110 flightlines between June 21, 2006 and July 18, 2006. The data was divided into 5000' by 5000' foot cells that serve as the tiling scheme. The Escambia County LiDAR Survey was collected under the guidance of a Professional Mapper/Surveyor. SANTA ROSA: LiDAR data was delivered covering the full extent of Santa Rosa County, Florida, with coverage extending 1000m beyond the county boundary. WALTON: All LAS formatted LIDAR data are validated using commercial GIS software to ensure proper formatting and loading before delivery. This validation procedure ensures that data on delivery media is in correct physical format and is readable.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  Data was collected, processed, quality checked and delivered by vendor. For a more detailed listing of the specific Process Steps for each county's data set, please contact the NOAA Coastal Services Center.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2007-05-10T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  843-740-1200
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                            city:  Charleston
                            administrativeArea:  SC
                            postalCode:  29405-2413
                            electronicMailAddress:  csc.info@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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 UTM coordinates to geographic coordinates. 2. The LAS header fields were sorted by latitude and updated. 3. The data was filtered to eliminate outliers.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2007-05-22T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  843-740-1200
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                            city:  Charleston
                            administrativeArea:  SC
                            postalCode:  29405-2413
                            electronicMailAddress:  csc.info@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2007-12-26T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Pamela Grothe
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2014-06-11
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata standard (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using the 2013-01-04 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 for LiDAR transform.
        maintenanceNote:  Translated from FGDC 2013-06-11T15:16:38.659-06:00
        maintenanceNote:  Last Metadata Review Date: 2008-05-22