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2012 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: Jefferson and Clallam Counties, Washington

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    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.csc.maps:wa2012_pslc_jeffersonclallam_m2506
    language:  eng; USA
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    contact:  Mike Sutherland(author) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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    dateStamp:  2013-06-28
    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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            code:  Ellipsoid in Meters
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  2012 Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) Topographic LiDAR: Jefferson and Clallam Counties, Washington
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2013-06-01
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  NOAA CSC (originator)
            citedResponsibleParty:  Diana Martinez - originator - Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC)
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DHS/FEMA > Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
            citedResponsibleParty:  NOAA CSC (publisher) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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        abstract:  Watershed Sciences, Inc. (WSI) collected Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for the Jefferson/Clallam study area on March 23rd-25th, April 13th-15th, and May 7th, 2012 for the Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The requested area of 32,034 acres for the Jefferson/ Clallam AOI was expanded to include a 100m buffer to ensure complete coverage and adequate point densities around survey area boundaries. The total acreage of this delivery is 42,038 buffered acres of LiDAR data. The LiDAR survey utilized a Leica ALS50 Phase II in a Cessna Caravan 208B and a Leica ALS60 sensor in a Partenavia. See "Process Report" for detailed information about airborne/ground survey methods. This data set has a point spacing of 11.58 points per square meter.
        purpose:  The LAS files can be used to create DEMs and also to extract topographic data in software that does not support raster data. Other surface features can also be extracted with custom applications. LiDAR data has a wide range of uses such as earthquake hazard studies, hydrologic modeling, forestry, coastal engineering, roadway and pipeline engineering, flood plain mapping, wetland studies, geologic studies and a variety of analytical and cartographic projects.
        credit:  Please credit the Puget Sound LiDAR Consortium (PSLC) and FEMA 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
        pointOfContact:  Diana Martinez - pointOfContact - Puget Sound Lidar Consortium (PSLC) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
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            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        graphicOverview:  (MD_BrowseGraphic)
            fileName:  ftp://ftp.csc.noaa.gov/pub/crs/beachmap/qa_docs/wa/pslc2012/wa2012_pslc_jeffersonclallam_footprint.KMZ
            fileDescription:  This kmz file shows the extent of coverage for the 2012 PSLC Jefferson and Clallam Counties, WA lidar data set.
            fileType:  kmz
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Topography/Bathymetry
            keyword:  Elevation
            keyword:  Model
            keyword:  LiDAR
            keyword:  LAZ
            keyword:  Remote Sensing
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  none
                date:
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  US
            keyword:  Washington
            keyword:  Jefferson County
            keyword:  Clallam County
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  None
                date:
        resourceConstraints:  Lidar Use Limitation
        resourceConstraints:  NOAA Legal Statement
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Lidar Dataset Supplemental Information
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                    positionName:  Citation URL
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
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                            linkage:  ftp://csc.noaa.gov/pub/DigitalCoast/lidar1_z/geoid12a/data/2506/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
                            description:
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) crossReference
        spatialRepresentationType:  (MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode) vector
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) elevation
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -123.626848
                eastBoundLongitude:  -122.747177
                southBoundLatitude:  47.934501
                northBoundLatitude:  48.185893
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  2012-03-23
                    endPosition:  2012-05-07
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  LAZ
            version:
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  NOAA CSC(distributor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:
                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:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Not applicable for pure elevation data: every XY error has an associated Z error.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  See the "Project Report" above for a detailed accuracy report.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  Root mean square Z error in open, near-horizontal areas, as specified by contract. Units in meters. Accuracy may be significantly less in steep areas and under heavy forest canopy.
            result:  (DQ_QuantitativeResult)
                valueUnit:
                  BaseUnit:
                    identifier:  meters
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                  Record:  0.024
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Elevation data has been collected for all areas inside project boundaries. The data set was flown with a 60% sidelap between flightlines and a 100 meter buffer to ensure all areas are properly sampled.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Puget Sound Lidar Consortium evaluates logical consistency of high-resolution lidar elevation data with three tests: examination of file names, file formats, and mean and extreme values within each file; internal consistency of measured Z values in areas where survey swaths overlap; and visual inspection of shaded-relief images calculated from bare-earth models. File names, formats, and values: All file naming convention and file formats are checked for consistency. Visual inspection of bare earth surfaces were examined to find any obvious data errors such as blunders, border artifacts, gaps between data quads, no-data gaps between flight lines, hillscarps, land shifting due to GPS time errors, etc.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  1. Resolved kinematic corrections for aircraft position data using kinematic aircraft GPS and static ground GPS data. Software: Waypoint GPS v.8.10, Trimble Business Center v.2.6 2. Developed a smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET) file that blends post-processed aircraft position with attitude data. Sensor head position and attitude were calculated throughout the survey. The SBET data were used extensively for laser point processing. Software: IPAS TC v.3.1 3. Calculated laser point position by associating SBET position to each laser point return time, scan angle, intensity, etc. Created raw laser point cloud data for the entire survey in *.las (ASPRS v. 1.2) format. Data were then converted to orthometric elevations (NAVD88) by applying a Geoid03 correction. Software: ALS Post Processing Software v.2.74 4. Imported raw laser points into manageable blocks (less than 500 MB) to perform manual relative accuracy calibration and filter for pits/birds. Ground points were then classified for individual flight lines (to be used for relative accuracy testing and calibration). Software: TerraScan v.12.004 5. Using ground classified points per each flight line, the relative accuracy was tested. Automated line-to-line calibrations were then performed for system attitude parameters (pitch, roll, heading), mirror flex (scale) and GPS/IMU drift. Calibrations were performed on ground classified points from paired flight lines. Every flight line was used for relative accuracy calibration. Software: TerraMatch v.12.001 6. Position and attitude data were imported. Resulting data were classified as ground and non-ground points. Statistical absolute accuracy was assessed via direct comparisons of ground classified points to ground RTK survey data. Software: TerraScan v.12.004, TerraModeler v.12.002 7. Final version of data was checked for duplicate points using TerraScan software. No duplicate points were found. Software: TerraScan v.12.004, TerraModeler v.12.002 8. Bare Earth models were created as a triangulated surface and exported as ArcInfo ASCII grids at a 3?foot pixel resolution. Highest Hit models were created for any class at 3-foot grid spacing and exported as ArcInfo ASCII grids. Software: TerraScan v.12.004, ArcMap v. 10.0, TerraModeler v.12.002
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2012-01-01T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  The NOAA Coastal Services Center (CSC) downloaded topographic files in .LAZ format from PSLC's website. The files contained lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were received in Washington State Plane South Zone 4602, 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 orthometric (NAVD88) heights to ellipsoidal heights using Geoid03. 2. The topographic las files were converted from a Projected Coordinate System (WA SP South) to a Geographic Coordinate system (NAD83). 3. The topographic las files' vertical units were converted from feet to meters. 4. The topographic las files' horizontal units were converted from feet to decimal degrees.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2013-06-01T00:00:00
                processor:  NOAA CSC (processor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:
                    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.
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                  DateTime:  2013-06-28T00:00:00
                processor:  Mike Sutherland (processor) (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2014-06-28
        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 2013-06-28T16:15:25.783-06:00