Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
Quantum Spatial (QSI) and PrecisionHawk (PH) collected lidar for test sites within the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) using an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Four sites were flown, covering a total of 177 acres. A fixed-wing PH Lancaster (revision 5) platform was used, carrying a Velodyne Puck VLP-16 based lidar system. The system provides 2 returns (strongest and last) with a pulse rate of 300 kHz using a 903 nm wavelength laser. Flights were conducted from May 9-11, 2017 and were flown at 50 meters above ground level.
Specifications for the collection included 30 pulses per square meter and 0.10 meter RMSE vertical accuracy in non-vegetated areas. The average first return density was over 105 points per square meter with an average ground classified density of over 3 points per square meter.
Deliverables included the lidar point cloud in LAS/LAZ format. Data were delivered in UTM zone 16 NAD83(2011) horizontally and NAVD88 (Geoid12b) meters vertically.
Lidar point clouds were projected back to geographic coordinates for storage in the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer and the vertical datum was converted to the ellipsoid.
Original contact information:
Contact Org: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
(describe or provide URL of description):
- 2017-01-01 00:00:00 - The LiDAR survey occurred between May 9, 2017 and May 11, 2017 using a Velodyne Puck VLP-16 laser system mounted in PrecisionHawk's Lancaster Rev 5 Dual-Frequency GPS UAS and flown by PrecisionHawk pilots. Upon completion of data acquisition, Precision Hawk processed SBETs and raw point data into geolocated swaths. Processing tasks included GPS control computations, smoothed best estimate trajectory (SBET) calculations, kinematic corrections, and calculation of laser point position. Ground control data was collected by Precision Hawk to be used in the post-processing and calibration of the LIDAR flights. Following calibration, QSI initiated a suite of automated and manual techniques to classify the LiDAR points and create the requested deliverables. Processing methodologies were tailored for the landscape. Classifications were as follows: Unclassified (class 1) - Laser returns that are not included in the ground class or other vegetation classes, retained in order to avoid false vegetation classing within roads or other bare ground surfaces. Ground (class 2) - Laser returns that are determined to be ground using automated and manual cleaning algorithms. Low Noise (class 7) - Laser returns that are determined to be artificial points below the ground surface. Water (class 9) - Laser returns that are determined to be water using manual cleaning techniques. Near Ground Noise (class 14) - Laser returns that are determined to be artificial points between 0 and 20 meters above the ground surface. High Noise (class 18) - Laser returns that are determined to be artificial points, equal to or greater than 20 meters above the ground surface.
- 2017-09-01 00:00:00 - The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received the files in laz format. The files contained Lidar elevation and intensity measurements. The data were in UTM zone 16 (NAD83 2011 Epoch 2010.0) and NAVD88 (Geoid12b) vertical meters. OCM performed the following processing to the data to make it available within the Digital Coast: 1. The data were converted from UTM to geographic coordinates. 2. The data were converted from NAVD88 (orthometric) heights to NAD83(2011) ellipsoid heights using Geoid12b grids. The data was received without a metadata record. This record was produced based on the data quality report. (Citation: Processed Lidar Data)
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6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
- 3.1. Responsible Party for Data Management
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
(describe or provide URL of description):
7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
This data can be obtained on-line at the following URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.