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2009-2010 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: USGS Wenas Valley
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        individualName:  Mike Sutherland
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                voice:  303-497-6120
                facsimile:  303-497-6513
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                deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC1 325 Broadway
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  mike.sutherland@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  7:30am-5:00pm Mountain
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    dateStamp:  2013-11-26
    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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            code:  Ellipsoid in Meters
            codeSpace:  Local Vertical Reference
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  2009-2010 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: USGS Wenas Valley
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2013-11-18
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  843-740-1200
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                        deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                        city:  Charleston
                        administrativeArea:  SC
                        postalCode:  29405-2413
                        electronicMailAddress:  ocm.info@noaa.gov
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Diana Martinez
                organisationName:  Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC)
                positionName:  Senior GIS Analyst, Puget Sound Regional Council
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  206-971-3052
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
                        city:  Seattle
                        administrativeArea:  WA
                        postalCode:  98104-1035
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  dmartinez@psrc.org
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  843-740-1200
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                        city:  Charleston
                        administrativeArea:  SC
                        postalCode:  29405-2413
                        electronicMailAddress:  ocm.info@noaa.gov
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        abstract:  The dataset encompasses portions of Wenas Valley in Kitittas and Yakima Counties, Washington. The bare earth digital elevation models (DEMs) represent the earth's surface with all vegetation and human-made structures removed. The bare earth DEMs were derived from LiDAR data using TIN processing of the ground point returns. Some elevation values have been interpolated across areas in the ground model where there is no elevation data (e.g. over dense vegetation). The DEM grid cell size is 3-ft. The projection is NAD83 (HARN) Washington State Plane, South. The elevation units are in U.S. Survey Feet. Watershed Sciences, Inc. collected the LiDAR and created this data set for the Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium. Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WS) initially collected 37,969 acres of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data of the Wenas Valley area of interest (AOI) in Kittitas and Yakima Counties, WA on October 28th, 2009. This data was delivered on November 21st, 2009. After the AOI was clear of snow, the remaining 110,255 acres were collected on March 22nd and from June 12th to June 16th, 2010. The total deliverable area including a 100 m buffer is 148,224 acres.
        purpose:  Provide high resolution terrain elevation and land cover elevation data.
        credit:  Please credit the Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) for these data. The PSLC is supported by the Puget Sound Regional Council, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and numerous partners in local, state, and tribal government.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
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            individualName:  Diana Martinez
            organisationName:  Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC)
            positionName:  Senior GIS Analyst, Puget Sound Regional Council
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                    voice:  206-971-3052
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                    deliveryPoint:  1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500
                    city:  Seattle
                    administrativeArea:  WA
                    postalCode:  98104-1035
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  dmartinez@psrc.org
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        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName: http://csc.noaa.gov/htdata/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2588/supplemental/wa2009_pslc_usgs_wenasvalley.KMZ
            fileDescription:  This kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2009-2010 PSLC/USGS Wenas Valley, WA lidar data set.
            fileType:  kmz
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Topography
            keyword:  Elevation
            keyword:  Model
            keyword:  LiDAR
            keyword:  LAZ
            keyword:  LAS
            keyword:  Remote Sensing
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
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                title:  none
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  US
            keyword:  Washington
            keyword:  Kittitas County
            keyword:  Yakima County
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                title:  None
                date:
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  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.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useLimitation:  While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Lidar Dataset Supplemental Information
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                            linkage:  ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2588/supplemental/
                            name:  Where they exist, the supplemental information folder will include acquisition and QA/QC reports, breaklines, a footprint of the spatial extent of the data and other relevant related information
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        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) elevation
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                westBoundLongitude:  -120.9799304
                eastBoundLongitude:  -120.5481886
                southBoundLatitude:  46.71685056
                northBoundLatitude:  46.90926281
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                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  2009-11-21
                    endPosition:  2010-06-16
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            name:  LAZ
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  843-740-1200
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                        city:  Charleston
                        administrativeArea:  SC
                        postalCode:  29405-2413
                        electronicMailAddress:  ocm.info@noaa.gov
                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:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Mike Sutherland
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  303-497-6120
                        facsimile:  303-497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC1 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  mike.sutherland@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30am-5:00pm Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            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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            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Horizontal positional accuracy for LiDAR is dependent upon the quality of the GPS/INS solution, sensor calibration and ground conditions at the time of data capture. The standard system results for horizontal accuracy are less than 1 meter. Not reported, assumed as 1.0 m.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  See LiDAR data report.
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                    identifier:  meters
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                value:
                  Record:  1.0
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The vertical accuracy of the LiDAR data is described as the mean and standard deviation (sigma ~ ) of divergence of LiDAR point coordinates from RTK ground survey point coordinates. To provide a sense of the model predictive power of the dataset, the root mean square error (RMSE) for vertical accuracy is also provided. These statistics assume the error distributions for x, y, and z are normally distributed, thus we also consider the skew and kurtosis of distributions when evaluating error statistics. Statements of statistical accuracy apply to fixed terrestrial surfaces only and may not be applied to areas of dense vegetation or steep terrain. To calibrate laser accuracy for the LiDAR dataset, 3120 RTK ground check points were collected on fixed, hard-packed road surfaces within the survey area.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  The Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) of the data set is 0.17 ft (5.19 cm). Accuracy was assessed using 3120 ground survey (real time kinematic) points. Please see LiDAR data report for a discussion of statistics related to these datasets.
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                    identifier:  meters
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                  Record:  0.05
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  LiDAR data has been collected and processed for all areas within the project study area.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  LiDAR flight lines have been examined to ensure that there was at least 60% sidelap, there are minimal gaps between flightlines, and overlapping flightlines have consistent elevation values. Shaded relief images have been visually inspected for data errors such as pits, border artifacts, gaps, and shifting. The data was examined at a 1:2000 scale.
            result:
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                description:  Acquisition. The LiDAR data was collected on October 28th, 2009, March 22, 2010 and June 12th-16th, 2010. The survey used both the Leica ALS50 Pase II and ALS 60 laser systems mounted in a Cessna Caravan 208. Near nadir scan angles were used to increase penetration of vegetation to ground surfaces. Ground level GPS and aircraft IMU were collected during the flight.
                dateTime:
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  1. Flight lines and data were reviewed to ensure complete coverage of the study area and positional accuracy of the laser points. 2. Laser point return coordinates were computed using ALS Post Processor software, IPAS Pro GPS/INS software, and Waypoint GPS, based on independent data from the LiDAR system, IMU, and aircraft. 3. The raw LiDAR file was assembled into flight lines per return with each point having an associated x, y, and z coordinate. 4. Visual inspection of swath to swath laser point consistencies within the study area were used to perform manual refinements of system alignment. 5. Custom algorithms were designed to evaluate points between adjacent flight lines. Automated system alignment was computed based upon randomly selected swath to swath accuracy measurements that consider elevation, slope, and intensities. Specifically, refinement in the combination of system pitch, roll and yaw offset parameters optimize internal consistency. 6. Noise (e.g., pits and birds) was filtered using ALS postprocessing software, based on known elevation ranges and included the removal of any cycle slips. 7. Using TerraScan and Microstation, ground classifications utilized custom settings appropriate to the study area. 8. The corrected and filtered return points were compared to the RTK ground survey points collected to verify the vertical and horizontal accuracies. 9. Points were output as laser points, TINed and GRIDed surfaces
                dateTime:
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) downloaded topographic files in text format from PSLC's website. The files contained lidar easting, northing, elevation, intensity, return number, class, scan angle and GPS time measurements. The data were received in Washington State Plane South Zone 4601, 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 All-Return ASCII txt files were parsed to LAS files. 2. The All-Return ASCII files were converted from txt format to las format using LASTools' txt2las tool and reclassified to fit the CSC class list, N=1 (unclassified), G=2 (ground). 3. The las files were converted from orthometric (NAVD88) heights to ellipsoidal heights using Geoid03. 4. The las files' vertical units were converted from feet to meters, removing bad elevations. 5. The las files were converted from a Projected Coordinate System (WA SP South) to a Geographic Coordinate system (NAD83) 6. The las files' horizontal units were converted from feet to decimal degrees. 7. The data were converted to LAZ format.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2013-11-18T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCM > Office for Coastal Management, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  843-740-1200
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave.
                            city:  Charleston
                            administrativeArea:  SC
                            postalCode:  29405-2413
                            electronicMailAddress:  ocm.info@noaa.gov
                    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:
                  DateTime:  2013-11-26T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Mike Sutherland
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  303-497-6120
                            facsimile:  303-497-6513
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                            deliveryPoint:  NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC E/GC1 325 Broadway
                            city:  Boulder
                            administrativeArea:  CO
                            postalCode:  80305-3328
                            country:  USA
                            electronicMailAddress:  mike.sutherland@noaa.gov
                        hoursOfService:  7:30am-5:00pm Mountain
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
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        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2014-11-26
        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 2013-11-26T15:49:23.633-05:00