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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.csc.maps:wa2009_pslc_sanjuan_m1464

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MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 2009 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: San Juan County and Lummi Island, Washington The dataset encompasses portions of San Juan and Whatcom counties in northwest Washington. The surveyed area is approximately 222 square miles. The LAS V1.1 files are classified into Class 1 (Unclassified) and Class 2 (Bare Earth) water points are included in both classes. The LAS files are all-return and also include intensity measurements. 50% overlap was used between flightines, resulting in each area being surveyed twice. The nominal point spacing of the data is 0.408 meters (6 pt/sq. meter). Watershed Sciences, Inc. collected the LiDAR and created this data set for the Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium
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SV_Identification

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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 2009 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: San Juan County and Lummi Island, Washington
  • 2013-02-01
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 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 Diana Martinez Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium pointOfContact
      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
      1 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium originator
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      CI_OnlineResource

      Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
      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 -123.203513 -122.577637 49.002581 48.413671 2009-02-13 2009-04-30
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      EX_GeographicBoundingBox

      Count Component West East North South
      1 -123.203513 -122.577637 49.002581 48.413671
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      EX_TemporalExtent

      Count Component Start End
      1 2009-02-13 2009-04-30
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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_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 Acquisition. The LiDAR data was collected between February 13th-17th, 2009 and April 30th, 2009. The survey used a Leica ALS50 Pase II laser system mounted in a Cessna Caravan 208B, and an Optech 3100 laser system mounted in a Cessna Caravan 208B. 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.
      1 Processing. 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, REALM survey suite, and PosPac software, 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 and REALM software tools, 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.
      1 2009-06-22T00:00:00 Metadata imported.
      1 2013-02-01T00:00:00 The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) received classified topographic files in LAS V1.1 format. The files contained lidar elevation measurements. The data were received in Washington State Plane North 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. All elevations below -4 feet were filtered and removed using LasTools' las2las tool. 2. The topographic las files were converted from orthometric (NAVD88) heights to ellipsoidal heights using Geoid03. 3. The topographic las files were converted from a Projected Coordinate System (WA SP North) to a Geographic Coordinate system (NAD 83). 4. The topographic las files' vertical units were converted from feet to meters. 5. The topographic las files' horizontal units were converted from feet to decimal degrees. 6. The data were converted to LAZ format.
      1 2013-03-28T00:00:00 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_Instrument

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