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2011 USGS Lidar: Baldwin County, AL
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            title:  2011 USGS Lidar: Baldwin County, AL
            alternateTitle:  usgs2011_BaldwinCo_LiDAR_m1425_metadata
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                date:  2013-01
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                  Anchor:  InPort Catalog ID 50118
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                        linkage: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/1425/supplemental/Baldwin_East_QAReport.doc
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                        linkage: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/1425/supplemental/Baldwin_West_QAReport.doc
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                        linkage: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/1425/supplemental/7505-059_Survey_Report_for_East-West_Baldwin_County_Alabama.pdf
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                        description:  Survey report for Baldwin County lidar
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        abstract:  USGS Contract: G10PC00026 Task Order Number: G10PD02126 LiDAR was collected at a 2.0 meter nominal post spacing (2.0m GSD) for approximately 329 square miles of Baldwin County, Alabama, while no snow was on the ground and rivers were at or below normal levels. Project was divided into two separate AOIs, Baldwin West and Baldwin East. Project meets U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Program Base LiDAR Specification, Version 13. LAS Classifications: Class 1: Unclassified Class 2: Bare Earth Ground Class 5: High Vegetation Class 7: Noise (Low points) Class 9: Water Class 10: Ignored Ground (within 1m of breakline) Class 12: Overlap Class 13: Witheld This data set is an LAZ (compressed LAS) format file containing LIDAR point cloud data.
        purpose:  Classified LAS files are used to show the manually reviewed bare earth surface. This allows the user to create Intensity Images, Break Lines and Raster DEMs.
        credit:  Photo Science, Inc. flew the LiDAR and processed the data. The custom download may be cited as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Digital Coast Data Access Viewer. Charleston, SC: NOAA Office for Coastal Management. Accessed Apr 01, 2022 at https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer.
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                    deliveryPoint:  2234 South Hobson Ave
                    city:  Charleston
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                    postalCode:  29405-2413
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            fileDescription:  This graphic shows the lidar coverage for Baldwin Co, Alabama.
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            keyword:  Lidar - partner (no harvest)
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            otherConstraints:  Cite As: OCM Partners, [Date of Access]: 2011 USGS Lidar: Baldwin County, AL [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/50118.
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            useLimitation:  NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
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            otherConstraints:  Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: 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. These data depict the heights at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. | Distribution Liability: Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of Woolpert, USGS, the Office for Coastal Management or its partners.
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        language:  eng; US
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) elevation
        environmentDescription:  MicroStation Version 8; TerraScan Version 10; TerraModeler Version 10; GeoCue Version 7.0.34.5; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0; QT Modeler v 7.1.1; ALS Post Processor 2.71 Build #15; Global Mapper 12.02; Windows XP Operating System
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                    description:   | Currentness: Ground Condition
                    beginPosition:  2011-01-22
                    endPosition:  2011-01-28
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            title:  none
            date: (unavailable)
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                name:  Customized Download
                description:  Create custom data files by choosing data area, product type, map projection, file format, datum, etc.
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                name:  Bulk Download
                description:  Simple download of data files.
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
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        report:  (DQ_QuantitativeAttributeAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Accuracy
            evaluationMethodDescription:  The project area requires LiDAR to be collected on 2.0 meter GSD or better and vertical accuracy of 15.0 centimeters RMSE or better to support 2' contour generation when combined with breaklines.
            result: (missing)
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Classified LAS files were tested by Photo Science for both vertical and horizontal accuracy. All data is seamless from one tile to the next, no gaps or no data areas. The vertical unit of the data file is in decimal meters with 2-decimal point precision. ; Quantitative Value: 0.03 meters, Test that produced the value: RMSE in meters
            result: (missing)
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            nameOfMeasure:  Completeness Report
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Datasets contain complete coverage of tiles.
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            nameOfMeasure:  Conceptual Consistency
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Classified LAS files were tested by Photo Science for both vertical and horizontal accuracy. All data is seamless from one tile to the next, no gaps or no data areas.
            result: (missing)
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                description:  Applanix software was used in the post processing of the airborne GPS and inertial data that is critical to the positioning and orientation of the sensor during all flights. POSPac MMS provides the smoothed best estimate of trajectory (SBET) that is necessary for Optech's post processor to develop the point cloud from the LiDAR missions. The point cloud is the mathematical three dimensional collection of all returns from all laser pulses as determined from the aerial mission. At this point this data is ready for analysis, classification, and filtering to generate a bare earth surface model in which the above ground features are removed from the data set. The point cloud was manipulated within the Optech software; GeoCue, TerraScan, and TerraModeler software was used for the automated data classification, manual cleanup, and bare earth generation from this data. Project specific macros were used to classify the ground and to remove the side overlap between parallel flight lines. All data was manually reviewed and any remaining artifacts removed using functionality provided by TerraScan and TerraModeler. The Baldwin County project (G10PD02126) is immediately adjacent to the NGOM Mobile Bay LiDAR project (G10PD00578). A manual review was performed to ensure that the two datasets tied together as seemlessly as possible. Revisions were made to both the LAS and breakline datasets as needed in order to achieve a smooth transition between the two datasets. NGOM Mobile Bay data was used to produce full tile deliverables on the eastern edge of the Baldwin County West dataset and the western edge of the Baldwin County East dataset. Upon completion of the Baldwin County deliverables, revised copies of the NGOM deliverables that border the Baldwin dataset will be provided in order to ensure that the two datasets agree with each other. All Class 2 LiDAR data inside of the collected breaklines were then classified to Class 9 using TerraScan macro functionality. A buffer of 1 meter was also used around each hydro flattened feature. The breakline files were then translated to ESRI Shapefile format using ESRI conversion tools. Data was then run through additional macros to ensure deliverable classification levels matching LAS ASPRS Classification structure. GeoCue functionality was then used to ensure correct LAS Version. In house software was used as a final QA/QC check to provide LAS Analysis of the delivered tiles.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2011-01-01T00:00:00
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                description:  The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received topographic files in LAS format. The files contained lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were received in UTM Zone 16 (NAD83) coordinates and were vertically referenced to NAVD88 using the Geoid09 model. The vertical units of the data were meters. OCM 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 Geoid09. 2. The topographic las files were horizontally converted from UTM coordinates (m) to NAD83 Geographic coordinates (dd). 3. ASPRS Class 11 (Witheld) was changed to Class 13 (Witheld).
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2012-12-01T00:00:00
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                            electronicMailAddress:  coastal.info@noaa.gov
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                description:  The withheld points were returned to the original class 11 instead of 13 as changes in the Data Access Viewer system allowed flexibility in class schemas. Georeferencing of files was reset to EPSG 4893 (NAD83(NSRS2007) 3D)
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2019-07-09T00:00:00
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                description:  Source Contribution: LiDAR points were used to produce the deliverables. | Source Geospatial Form: digital data | Type of Source Media: hard drive
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                    title:  LiDAR
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2010-01-01
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                description:   The vertical values in this data set have been converted to reference North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) (GEOID18) meters, using the GEOID18 grids provided by the National Geodetic Survey. Any datum and projection transformations were then done with the Office for Coastal Management 'datum_shift' program. Compression to an LAZ file was done with the LAStools 'laszip' program and can be unzipped with the same free program (laszip.org) Processing notes:
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2022-04-01T05:30:31
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  NOAA Office for Coastal Management
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  coastal.info@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor