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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:2006_NJ_Hunterdon_m547

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2006 FEMA New Jersey Flood Mitigation Lidar: Hunterdon County This metadata record describes the lidar topographic elevation mapping of Hunterdon County, NJ that occurred in July 2006. Products generated include lidar point clouds in LAS 1.0 collected with a Leica ALS-50 Aerial Lidar Sensor.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2006 FEMA New Jersey Flood Mitigation Lidar: Hunterdon County
  • 2007-02-26
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 Angela R. Worley EarthData International Project Manager aworley@earthdata.com processor
    1 DHS/FEMA > Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security originator
    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(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 Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region II pointOfContact
    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
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    CI_OnlineResource

    Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
    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 -75.195215 -74.703495 40.787876 40.339414
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    EX_GeographicBoundingBox

    Count Component West East North South
    1 -75.195215 -74.703495 40.787876 40.339414
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    EX_TemporalExtent

    Count Component Start End
    1
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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 2007-02-26T00:00:00 EarthData has developed a unique method for processing lidar data to identify and remove elevation points falling on vegetation, buildings, and other non-ground structures. The algorithms for filtering data were utilized within EarthData's proprietary software and commercially available software written by TerraSolid. This software suite of tools provides efficient processing for small to large scale projects and has been incorporated into ISO 9001 compliant production workflows. The following process was employed: - Using the lidar data provided by EarthData, the technician performed calibrations of the data. - Using the lidar data provided by EarthData, the technician performed a visual inspection of the data 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 ArcGIS 3D Analyst and EarthData's proprietary software was run to detect and color code the differences in elevation values and profiles. The technician reviewed these plots and located the areas that contained systematic errors or distortions that were introduced by the lidar sensor. - Identified systematic distortions were removed and the data were 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. - The lidar data for each flightline was trimmed for the removal of the overlap areas between flightlines. 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 flightline datasets were then tiled for batch processing and data management. - The initial batch processing removed 95% of points falling on vegetation. The algorithm also removed the points that fell on the edges of hard features such as buildings, elevated roadways and bridges. - The technician interactively processed the data using lidar editing tools. During this final phase, the data was TINed based on desired thematic layers to evaluate the automated classification previously performed. This allowed the technician to quickly reclassify points from one layer to another and recreate the TIN surface to see the effect of edits. Georeferenced images were toggled on and off to aid in identification of problem areas. The data were also examined with an automated profiling tool to aid in reclassification. - The final DEM was written to las 1.0. - The point cloud data delivered in las 1.0
    1 2010-09-22T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received the files in las format. The files contained Lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were projected in New Jersey State Plane coordinates, and referenced to NAVD88 using Geoid 03. CSC performed the following processing steps to the data to make it available within the Digital Coast: 1. The data were converted from New Jersey State Plane (NAD83) coordinates to geographic coordinates (NAD83). 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 2011-04-28T00:00:00 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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