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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2009 National Renewable Energy Labratory/Boston Redevelopment Authority Topographic LiDAR: Boston, Massachusetts The Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC contracted with Sanborn to provide LiDAR mapping services for the Boston area. Utilizing multi-return systems, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data in the form of 3-dimensional positions of a dense set of mass points was collected for approximately 90 square miles. All systems consist of geodetic GPS positioning, orientation derived from high-end inertial sensors and high-accurate lasers. The sensor is attached to the aircraft?s underside and emits rapid pulses of light that are used to determine distances between the plane and terrain below. Specifically, the Leica ALS-50 LiDAR system was used to collect data for the survey campaign. The LiDAR system is calibrated by conducting flight passes over a known ground surface before and after each LiDAR mission. During final data processing, the calibration parameters are inserted into post-processing software. Lidar Acquisition Parameters: Instrument: Leica ALS50 Flight Altitude: ~ 1500m AGL Airspeed: ~ 120 Knots Scan Frequency: 46 Hertz Pulse Rate: 74,400 Hertz Scan Width Half Angle: 25 Degrees Sidelap: 30% This Lidar survey acheived a point spacing of 1.0 meter.
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2009 National Renewable Energy Labratory/Boston Redevelopment Authority Topographic LiDAR: Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2013-09-01
1 Lidar Final Report
    1 None
      1 North American Datum 1983
      • 2007-01-19
      1 none
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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 Citation URL ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ma/ma2009_ase_boston_lidarreport.pdf
        1 Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (ASE) originator
        1 Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) 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 (pointOfContact) 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 pointOfContact
        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 DOE/EERE/NREL > National Renewable Energy Labratory, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy originator
        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 Mike Sutherland (processor) Mike Sutherland DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce mike.sutherland@noaa.gov processor
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        CI_OnlineResource

        Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
        1 ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/ma/ma2009_ase_boston_lidarreport.pdf Lidar Final Report information
        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 -71.196495 -70.859306 42.410028 42.223388 2009-11-10 2009-11-11
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -71.196495 -70.859306 42.410028 42.223388
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 2009-11-10 2009-11-11
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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

        Count Component Title Code Association Type Code
        1 Lidar Final Report crossReference
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        LE_Source or LI_Source

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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 2010-01-01T00:00:00 Sanborn Map Company performed: 1. Pre and post-flight sensor calibration tests 2. Data collection 3. Data accuracy validation 4. Final Lidar processing For detailed information regarding Sanborn's lidar processing steps please see the Lidar Report in the Supplemental_Information section above for a detailed accuracy report.
        1 2013-09-01T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received topographic files in .las V1.1 format. The files contained lidar elevation measurments, intensity measurements, classification information, flightline information and return information. The data were received in Massachusetts State Plane Mainland Zone 2001, NAD83 coordinates and were vertically referenced to NAVD88 using the Geoid03 model. The vertical units of the data were feet. CSC performed the following processing for data storage and Digital Coast provisioning purposes: 1. The topographic las files were converted from las V1.1 to las V1.2. 2. The topographic las files' GPS Week Time was converted to Adjusted Standard GPS Time. 3. The topographic las files were converted from orthometric (NAVD88) heights to ellipsoidal heights using Geoid03. 4. The topographic las files were converted from a Projected Coordinate System (MA SP Mainland) to a Geographic Coordinate System (NAD83). 5. The topographic las files' vertical units were converted from feet to meters. 6. The topographic las files' horizontal units were converted from feet to decimal degrees. 7. The data were converted to LAZ format.
        1 2013-10-17T00:00:00 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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