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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:2008_NJ_CapeMay_m541

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2008 USGS South New Jersey County Project Lidar: Cape May County The South New Jersey County Lidar project is to provide LiDAR data for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ-DEP) for Cape May, Cumberland, and part of Salem Counties in New Jersey. These datasets will be the initial acquisition to support the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ-DEP). This LiDAR data set was collected in April 2008 for Cape May County and covers 285 square miles. The data are classified as follows: Class 1 - Unclassified/Extracted Features Class 2 - Bare Earth, Ground Class 9 - Water Class 12 - Overlap
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2008 USGS South New Jersey County Project Lidar: Cape May County
  • 2010-01-01
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 DOI/USGS > United States Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior originator
    1 Dewberry - Geospatial Services Group 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 Roger Barlow U.S. Geological Survey USGS Geospatial Liason for DC, DE, MD, NJ, and Chesapeake Bay rbarlow@usgs.gov pointOfContact
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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 -74.984767 -74.525043 39.327576 38.914716
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    EX_GeographicBoundingBox

    Count Component West East North South
    1 -74.984767 -74.525043 39.327576 38.914716
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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 2008-07-01T00:00:00 A Terrascan macro was used to classify the Lidar points inside rivers and lakes from class 2 to class 9. This classification was visually inspected by comparing the bare earth class against the hydro breaklines. Then the elevations were converted from feet to meters to meet the final delivery specifications.
    1 2008-07-15T00:00:00 Leica software was used in the post processing of the airborne GPS and inertial data that is critical to the positioning of the sensor during all flights. This software suite includes Applanix's PosPac and Waypoint's GrafNav solutions. PosPac provides the smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET) that is necessary for Leica's post processor to develop the point cloud from the LiDAR missions. The point cloud is the mathematical three dimensional collection of all returns from all laser pulses as determined from the aerial mission. At this point this data is ready for analysis, classification, and filtering to generate a bare earth surface model in which the above ground features are removed from the data set. The point cloud was manipulated within the Leica software; GeoCue, TerraScan, and TerraModeler software was used for the automated data classification, manual cleanup, and bare earth generation from this data. Project specific macros were used to classify the ground and to remove the side overlap between parallel flight lines. All data was manually reviewed and any remaining artifacts were removed using functionality provided by TerraScan and TerraModeler. The project was tiled adhering to the State of New Jersey 5000'x5000' tile schema and each tile was saved in LAS format 1.1 including GPS time. Note: The Julian date and year written in the LAS header is actually the file creation date and has no connection to the acquisition date. However the GPS time (second of the week) is registered for each point in the LAS file and the week of acquisition can be deduced from the file name which include the GPS week (1474 = week starting 04/06/2008; 1475 = week starting 04/13/2008). When an area includes data from flightlines acquired over two different GPS weeks, separate files for the data captured in each of the weeks are delivered. For example tile B18D14 has data from both weeks; therefore there are two separate files: B18D14_1474.LAS & B18D14_1475.LAS.
    1 2010-06-01T00:00:00 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 Digital Coast: 1. The data were converted from New Jersey State Plane coordinates to geographic coordinates. 2. The data were converted from NAVD88 heights to ellipsoid heights using Geoid03. 3. The LAS header fields were sorted by latitude and updated.
    1 2011-06-20T00:00:00 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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