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2006 U.S. Geological Survey Topographic LiDAR: Alameda County
    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.csc.maps:ca2006_usgs_alameda_m1474
    language:  eng; USA
    characterSet:  (MD_CharacterSetCode) utf8
    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  Mike Sutherland(author) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        organisationName: (template)
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) author
    dateStamp:  2013-03-28
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    spatialRepresentationInfo:  (MD_VectorSpatialRepresentation)
        geometricObjects:  (MD_GeometricObjects)
            geometricObjectType:  (MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode) point
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    referenceSystemInfo:  NAD83
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    referenceSystemInfo:  Ellipsoid
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  2006 U.S. Geological Survey Topographic LiDAR: Alameda County
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2013-03-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  NOAA CSC (originator)
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOI/USGS > United States Geological Survey, U.S. Department of Interior
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  NOAA CSC (publisher) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName: (template)
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) imageDigital
        abstract:  The Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data set is a survey of Alameda County in Northern California. The entire survey covers approximately 868.382 square miles. The Nominal Point Density of this dataset is approximately 1.66 meters for unobscured areas. The LiDAR discrete-return point cloud data were originally available in the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) LAS V1.2 format.
        purpose:  High-resolution digital elevation maps generated by airborne and stationary LiDAR have led to significant advances in geomorphology, the branch of geoscience concerned with the origin and evolution of Earth's surface topography. LiDAR provides unique characteristics relative to other remotely sensed data sources by providing three-dimensional feature information that cannot be derived from traditional imaging sensors.
        credit:  U.S. Geological Survey
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            organisationName:  U.S. Geological Survey Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center
            positionName:  Long Term Archive (LTA) Representative
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  Unknown
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  Long Term Archive (LTA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center 47914 252nd Street
                    city:  Sioux Falls
                    administrativeArea:  SD
                    postalCode:  57198-0001
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  lta@usgs.gov
                hoursOfService:  0800 - 1600 CT, M-F, -6 h GMT
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
        resourceMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName:  ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ca/alameda/ca2006_usgs_alameda_footprint.kmz
            fileDescription:  This kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2006 USGS Alameda County, CA lidar data.
            fileType:  kmz
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Topography/Bathymetry
            keyword:  Elevation
            keyword:  point cloud
            keyword:  LiDAR
            keyword:  LAS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  None
                date: (unknown)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  USA
            keyword:  California
            keyword:  Alameda County
            keyword:  San Francisco Bay
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  None
                date: (unknown)
        resourceConstraints:  Lidar Use Limitation
        resourceConstraints:  NOAA Legal Statement
        spatialRepresentationType:  (MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode) vector
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) elevation
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -122.361368
                eastBoundLongitude:  -121.463828
                southBoundLatitude:  37.445799
                northBoundLatitude:  37.913800
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                    beginPosition:  2006-06-25
                    endPosition:  2006-07-02
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  LAZ
            version: (unknown)
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  NOAA CSC(distributor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName: (template)
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                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:  Mike Sutherland
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                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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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  No information about the vertical accuracy was given with the original metadata. This value is assumed based on FEMA lidar specifications concerning vertical accuracy.
            result: (missing)
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  Accuracyz = RMSEz X 1.9600 at the 95% confidence level (meters).
            result:  (DQ_QuantitativeResult)
                    identifier:  meters
                  Record:  0.30
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The lidar collection has been acquired by the USGS through contracts, partnerships with other Federal, state, tribal, or regional agencies, from direct purchases from private industry vendors, and through volunteer contributions from the science community. While USGS makes every effort to provide accurate and complete information, USGS provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of furnished lidar point clouds. Please note that USGS does not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  All data formatted by CSC validated using commercial GIS software to ensure proper formatting and loading.
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received topographic files in LAS format. The files contained lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were received in projected California State Plane Zone 0403 coordinates and were vertically referenced to NAVD88. The vertical units of the data were feet. CSC performed the following processing for data storage and Digital Coast provisioning purposes: 1. High Noise (bad elevations) were removed from tiles 29J and 30J. All elevations greater than 10 feet were removed. 2. Horizontally the data was converted from projected California State Place Zone 0403 coordinates (feet) to geographic NAD83 coordinates (decimal degrees) 3. Vertically the data was converted from orthometric NAVD88 heights (feet) to ellipsoidal NAD83 (meters) using GEOID03 (assumed). 4. The data were converted to LAZ format.
                  DateTime:  2013-03-01T00:00:00
                processor:  NOAA CSC (processor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (template)
                    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:  2013-03-28T00:00:00
                processor:  Mike Sutherland (processor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (template)
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2014-03-28
        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 2013-03-28T14:16:37.31-06:00