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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:pa2006_2008_pamap_south_m2574

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2006-2008 PAMAP LiDAR Data of Pennsylvania (Southern Counties) This dataset consists of classified LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) elevation points produced by the PAMAP Program. Additional information is available at the PAMAP website: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/topogeo/pamap. PAMAP data are organized into blocks, which do not have gaps or overlaps, that represent 10,000 feet by 10,000 feet on the ground. The coordinate system for blocks in the northern half of the state is Pennsylvania State Plane North (datum:NAD83, units: feet); blocks in the southern half of the state are in Pennsylvania State Plane South. A block name is formed by concatenating the first four digits of the State Plane northing and easting defining the block's northwest corner, the State identifier "PA", and the State Plane zone designator "N" or "S" (e.g. 45001210PAS). The following are the collection dates for each county chronologically from 2006-2008: Chester : 20060321 - 20060502 ---- Cumberland : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Dauphin : 20060406 - 20060429 & 20060321 - 20060502 ---- Delaware : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Fayette : 20060406 - 20060429 & 20070430 ---- Franklin : 20060406 - 20060429 & 20060321 - 20060502 ---- Fulton : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Greene : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Huntingdon : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Indiana : 20060406 - 20060429 ---- Juniata : 20060426 - 20060430 ---- Lancaster : 20060426 - 20060430 ---- Lawrence : 20060426 - 20060430 & 20060406 - 20060429 & 20060321 - 20060502 ---- Adams : 20070430 ---- Allegheny : 20070430 ---- Armstrong : 20070430 ---- Beaver : 20070430 ---- Bedford : 20070430 ---- Berks : 20070430 ---- Blair : 20070430 ---- Bucks : 20070430 ---- Butler : 20070430 ---- Cambria : 20070430 ---- Lebanon : 20080330 - 20080418 & 20080419 - 20080420 ---- Lehigh : 20080330 - 20080418 & 20080419 - 20080420 & 20080415 - 20080419 & 20080423 - 20080424 ---- Mifflin : 20080410 - 20080411 & 20080330 - 20080418 & 20080410 - 20080419 ---- Montgomery : 20080410 - 20080411 & 20080425 ---- Northampton : 20080410 - 20080418 & 20080402 - 20080403 & 20080321 - 20080326 ---- Perry : 20080410 - 20080419 & 20080410 - 20080418 & 20080424 & 20080415 - 20080419 ---- Philadelphia : 20080410 - 20080419 & 20080424 & 20080414 - 20080510 ---- Schuylkill : 20080414 - 20080425 & 20080414 - 20080510 & 20080321 - 20080326 ---- Snyder : 20080414 - 20080425 & 20080410 - 20080418 - 20080510 ---- Somerset : 20080414 - 20080425 & 20080410 - 20080418 & 20080321 - 20080326 ---- Washington : 20080419 - 20080420 & 20080415 - 20080419 & 20080423 - 20080424 & 20080402 - 20080403 ---- Westmoreland : 20080419 - 20080420 & 20080423 - 20080424 ---- York : 20080419 - 20080420 ----
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2006-2008 PAMAP LiDAR Data of Pennsylvania (Southern Counties)
  • 2013-09-27
1 GPS Photo Control Survey
  • 2006-04-24
1 Lidar Final Report
    1 None
      1 North American Datum 1983
      • 2007-01-19
      1 Project FAQ webpage
        1 none
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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
          2 Citation URL ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2573/supplemental/pa2006_2008_pamap.pdf
          1 NOAA CSC (originator) DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce csc.info@noaa.gov originator
          1 NOAA CSC (publisher) DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce csc.info@noaa.gov publisher
          1 NOAA CSC(distributor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce csc.info@noaa.gov distributor
          1 NOAA CSC (processor) DOC/NOAA/NOS/CSC > Coastal Services Center, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce csc.info@noaa.gov processor
          1 EPSG Registry European Petroleum Survey Group publisher http://www.epsg-registry.org/
          1 Helen Delano Pennsylvania DCNR Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey Senior Geologic Scientist 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 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
          1 PAMAP Program, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey originator
          1 RETTEW Associates, Inc. originator
          1 Sandra Elfreth-Howery BAE Systems Project Manager sandra.elfreth-howery@baesystems.com processor
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          CI_OnlineResource

          Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
          1 ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2573/supplemental/pa2006_2008_pamap.pdf Lidar Final Report information
          1 ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2573/supplemental/pa2006_2008_pamap_faq.pdf Project FAQ webpage 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 -80.546389 -74.709372 41.170386 39.688443 2006-03-21 2008-05-10
          1
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          EX_GeographicBoundingBox

          Count Component West East North South
          1 -80.546389 -74.709372 41.170386 39.688443
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          EX_TemporalExtent

          Count Component Start End
          1 2006-03-21 2008-05-10
          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

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

          Count Component Title Date Description
          1 GPS Photo Control Survey 2006-04-24 Source Contribution: GPS Ground Control points. GPS control points are used to support the acquisition of the imagery and LiDAR data. A number of "blind-point" panels were established and used during the QA/QC check of the orthophotos, LiDAR data and contour information. All horizontal and vertical control was prepared under the supervision of licensed Professional Land Surveyors.Source Type: CD-ROM
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          LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

          Count Component DateTime Description
          1 2006-04-24T00:00:00 Horizontal and Vertical control points were acquired utilizing GPS collection techniques. All control was prepared under the supervision of licensed Professional Land Surveyors.
          #GPS Ground Control at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmi:output[1]
          1 2007-03-08T00:00:00 LiDAR collection and processing generally adhered to FEMA Guidelines and Specifications for Flood Hazard Mapping Partners, Appendix A: Guidance for Aerial Mapping & Surveying, Section A.8: Airborne Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Surveys. Raw LiDAR data was collected using a sensor equipped with an airborne GPS/IMU system. Flight lines with a 30% sidelap were flown with a nominal average LiDAR point spacing of 1.4 meters using a 43 degree field of view (full angle) at a laser pulse rate of 40.6 kHz. In some areas, laser pulse rate/power were modified in order to achieve specified point spacing. As a result, these areas do not have more than 2 returns per pulse. The raw LiDAR data is processed and filtered to remove LiDAR points on elevated features such as vegetation, buildings, cars, etc. in order to create a bare earth surface meeting the accuracies required for orthophoto and contour generation.
          1 2013-09-25T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center received topographic files in zipped LAS files. The files contained lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were received in 24 blocks, 12 each for northern and southern blocks. The LAS files were in Pennsylvania North State Plane coordinates, zone 3701, NAD83 orthographic coordinates. 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 cleaned of bad elevations above 3300 and below 200 ft. 2. The classifications were reclassed to properly fit the Digital Coast classifications. Class 1 - unclassified, Class 2 - ground, Class 3 - low veg, Class 4 - med veg, Class 5 - high veg, Class 6 - building, Class 7 - low point (noise), Class 8 - Model Key-point (mass point), Class 9 - Water, Class 10 - merged original classes 15/16 (road edges) 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 (PA SP North) 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 2013-12-31T00:00:00 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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