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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/39463.

Item Identification

Title: High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999
Short Name: pr_usvi_image_site
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2002
Abstract:

Aerial photographs were acquired for the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Benthic Mapping Project in 1999 by NOAA Aircraft Operation Centers aircraft and National Geodetic Survey cameras and personnel. Approximately 600, color, 9 by 9 inch photos were taken of the coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 1:48000 scale. Specific sun angle and maximum percent cloud cover restrictions were adhered to when possible during photography missions to ensure collection of high quality imagery for the purpose of benthic mapping.Prints and diapositives were created from the original negatives. Diapositives were then scanned at a resolution of 500 dpi using a metric scanner, yielding 2.4 by 2.4 meter pixels for the 1:48000 scale photography. All scans were saved in TIF format for the purposes of orthorectification and photointerpretation. Original TIF's were also converted to *.jpg format to reduce file size and facilitate web-based image distribution. Images are currently available in jpeg format for download at 72, 150, and 500 dpi resolution. Historical images are available for some locations.

Purpose:

This imagery was acquired by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science to support an ongoing effort to digitally map biotic resources and coordinate a long-term monitoring program that can detect and predict change in U.S. coral reefs, and their associated habitats and biological communities.

Notes:

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Supplemental Information:

These images are uncorrected and not rotated. The images have 60% forward overlap, and 30% sidelap. Please note the Upper-right Latitude and Upper-right Longitude may be grossly approximated.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Version 1.0 Map Images > Aerial Photographs
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1.0 EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Remote sensing > Aircraft > Aerial photography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1.0 EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Biology > Marine Plants > Seagrass > Monitoring > Remote Sensing
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1.0 Remote sensing > Aircraft > Aerial photography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus Version 1.0 Seagrass > Monitoring > Remotely sensed
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > US Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > US Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > US Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
CoRIS Place Keyword Thesaurus Version 1.0 OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Distribution Liability:

These photographs were obtained for use by NOAA during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NOAA is making these photographs available to others who may find the photographs of value, NOAA does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these photographs for any given purpose. NOAA is providing these photographs as is; and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits resulting from any use or misuse of these data.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 471291
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 471293
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 471294
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 471292
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 471295
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Kendall, Matt
Email Address: matt.kendall@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 825712
Date Effective From: 2002
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Battista, Tim
Email Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 471298
W° Bound: -68.08
E° Bound: -64.42
N° Bound: 18.59
S° Bound: 17.61

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 471297
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1965
End: 1999

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Information on ordering hard copy images can be obtained at: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/APOS2/price_list.shtml;

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

We request that you credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when you use these photos in a report, publication, or presentation.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 471299
Download URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/aerialviewer/
Distributor: NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator (2002 - Present)
Description:

This page provides access to digital photos (1999 and older) from Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

File Type: jpeg

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 471288
URL: https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/products/biogeography-aerial-viewer/
Name: Biogeography Aerial Viewer
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This page provides access to NOAA aerial digital photos (1999 and older) from Hawaii, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.

URL 2

CC ID: 471289
URL: https://products.coastalscience.noaa.gov/collections/benthic/default.aspx
Name: Benthic Habitat Mapping
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

NCCOS is producing benthic/seafloor habitat maps to help coastal managers assess, protect, and preserve the condition of coastal ocean ecosystems. We have developed maps and related products (e.g., imagery, publications) for areas in the Pacific and Atlantic, including the Caribbean.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 471318
Activity Date/Time: 2014-08-13
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 471317
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 825665
Activity Date/Time: 2019-02-28
Activity Type: Update URLs
Responsible Party: NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Description:

Updated Distribution, URL, and PI information

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 39463
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39463
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:52+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-17
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-04-17
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-17