Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48243.

Item Identification

Title: United States Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI)
Short Name: usiei_viewer_metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018
Abstract:

A nationwide listing of known publicly available high-accuracy topographic and bathymetric source elevation data for the United States and its territories. The inventory provides a single resource for information about all known completed and in-progress broad-area public domain elevation data. The information provided for each elevation dataset includes many attributes such as vertical accuracy, point spacing, and date of collection. A direct link to access the data or information about the contact organization is also available through the inventory.

The United States Interagency Elevation Inventory raises awareness of and increases access to existing elevation data, thereby reducing data duplication efforts. It helps to identify data gaps and informs and encourages collaboration on future data collection efforts. The inventory displays data set boundaries and provides information about the elevation data but does not host the data itself. If available, links to access the data, metadata, and reports are included.

The inventory viewer uses map services from multiple sources to provide information both topography and bathymetry. Map services from NOAA NCEI display the footprints and attribute information for the NOAA Hydrographic Surveys, Multibeam Bathymetry, and Trackline Surveys. A map service from USACE provides the USACE Hydrographic Surveys. Map services from NOAA Office for Coastal Management provide the bulk of the topographic and bathymetric lidar information. The NOAA NCEI and USACE service are updated regularly as new data in ingested.

The data supporting the NOAA OCM hosted services are maintained by a partnership of federal agencies and supports the federal elevation theme. The agencies include NOAA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Park Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This service is updated quarterly through an active process of data discovery and validation.

Purpose:

High resolution, high accuracy datasets are often publicly available, but scattered in many places. This tool serves as a central index for available topographic and bathymetric data sets, provides information about the data sets, and directs the user to further information.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory Earth Science>Land Surface>Topography >Terrain Elevation
Global Change Master Directory Earth Science>Oceans>Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography>Seafloor Topography
Global Change Master Directory Earth Science>Spectral/Engineering>Lidar
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
None bathymetry
None Bathymetry/Topography
None high-accuracy
None high-resolution
None IfSAR
None inventory
None lidar
None multibeam
None topobathy
None topography

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory Continent>North America>United States of America
Global Change Master Directory Continent>North America>United States of America>Great Lakes
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Atlantic Ocean
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Atlantic Ocean>North Atlantic Ocean>Caribbean Sea
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Atlantic Ocean>North Atlantic Ocean>Caribbean Sea>Puerto Rico
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Atlantic Ocean>North Atlantic Ocean>Caribbean Sea>US Virgin Islands
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Atlantic Ocean>North Atlantic Ocean>Gulf of Mexico
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean>Central Pacific Ocean>American Samoa
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean>Central Pacific Ocean>Hawaiian Islands
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean>Central Pacific Ocean>Hawaiian Islands
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean>Western Pacific Ocean>Micronesia>Guam
Global Change Master Directory Ocean>Pacific Ocean>Western Pacific Ocean>Micronesia>Northern Mariana Islands

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Online Resource
Maintenance Frequency: Quarterly
Maintenance Note:

The following data layers are updated quarterly: topographic lidar, topobathy shoreline lidar, IfSAR data, and bathymetric lidar.

The NOAA hydrographic surveys, the multibeam and trackline surveys are dynamically updated via services that are available from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

NOAA Hydrographic Surveys

https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/nos_hydro_dynamic/MapServer

Multibeam Bathymtery

https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/multibeam_dynamic/MapServer

Trackline Surveys

https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/trackline_combined_dynamic/MapServer

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) hydrographic surveys are dynamically updated via a service that is available from the USACE.

https://services7.arcgis.com/n1YM8pTrFmm7L4hs/arcgis/rest/services/eHydro_Survey_Data/FeatureServer

Data Presentation Form: Online Resource
Entity Attribute Overview:

Where possible, 27 attributes are provided for topography and up to 10 attributes are provided for bathymetry to give users a better idea of data set quality. The attributes for topography and bathymetry are listed below.

Topography Attributes

Data Set Type, Data Set Name, Collection Date, Status, Collection Year, Data Access, Metadata Access, Additional Resources, Record Owner, For More Information Contact, Web Service Link, 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) Quality Level, Meets 3DEP, Reason Data Does/Does Not Meet 3DEP, Meets 3DEP - Lidar Point Cloud (LPC), Vertical Accuracy, Horizontal Accuracy, Point Spacing, Vertical Datum, Horizontal Datum, Point Spacing, Products Available, Restrictions, Notes, Point Classes, Contract Spec, Data Collected Leaf On/Off, Alternate Name

Bathymetry Attributes

• NOAA Hydrographic Surveys - Data Set Name, Collection Date, Status, Collection Year, Data Access, Record Owner, Ship Name

• USACE Hydrographic Surveys - Data Set Name, Collection Date, Status, Collection Year, Data Access, Survey Plot Sheet, Record Owner, Survey ID, District

• Multibeam Bathymetry - Data Set Name, Collection Date, Status, Collection Year, Data Access, Record Owner, Ship Name, Chief Scientist, Instrument, Notes

• Trackline Bathymetry – Data Set Name, Collection Date, Status, Collection Year, Data Access, Record Owner, Ship Name, Chief Scientist

Distribution Liability:

Intended use of this information is not for navigational purposes. Acquire metadata for additional information on each data set and verification of accuracy of inventory content. Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the National Park Service (NPS), the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or their partners.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 626330
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 626332
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 626333
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 626331
Date Effective From: 2016
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 626336
W° Bound: -179
E° Bound: 179
N° Bound: 89
S° Bound: -68.02

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 626335
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2007

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1035152
Topology Level: Geometry Only

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1035153

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Projected
EPSG Code: EPSG:3857
EPSG Name: WGS 84 / Pseudo-Mercator
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Online Resource

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 710646
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/inventory
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2016 - Present)
File Name: USIEI
Description:

Tool to view, search, and filter the U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory

File Type: Web Application
Application Version: version 2

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 626328
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/inventory
Name: USIEI
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to the Digital Coast USIEI tool page.

URL 2

CC ID: 1033619
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/digitalcoast/inventory/faq.pdf
Name: USIEI FAQs
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This document provides information about how to use the USIEI viewer.

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 626360
Activity Date/Time: 2016-10-17
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 626359
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC 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: 1033618
Activity Date/Time: 2021-02-02
Activity Type: Metadata update
Description:

This metadata record was updated based on the new version of the USIEI.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Map services are used to access information about public domain elevation data sets.

Sources

NOAA Hydrographic Surveys

CC ID: 1033685
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA NCEI
Publish Date: 2021-02-02
Citation URL: https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/nos_hydro_dynamic/MapServer
Citation URL Name: NOAA Hydrographic survey services

NOAA Multibeam

CC ID: 1033686
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA NCEI
Citation URL: https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/nos_hydro_dynamic/MapServer
Citation URL Name: NOAA multibeam surveys
Citation URL Description:

Multibeam surveys held at NCEI from other than NOAA hydrographic surveys.

NOAA OCM Topobathy Lidar Services

CC ID: 1033683
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Publish Date: 2021-02-02
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 1996
Citation URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/USInteragencyElevationInventory/USIEIv2/MapServer
Citation URL Name: USIEI lidar map services
Citation URL Description:

Map services for the U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory information on lidar (topo and bathy) and IfSAR.

Source Contribution:

Provides the terrestrial and near-shore information.

NOAA trackline surveys

CC ID: 1033687
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: NOAA NCEI
Citation URL: https://gis.ngdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/web_mercator/trackline_combined_dynamic/MapServer
Citation URL Name: NOAA trackline survey map services
Citation URL Description:

Trackline surveys hosted by NOAA NCEI.

USACE e-Hydro

CC ID: 1033684
Contact Role Type: Publisher
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: US Army Corps of Engineers
Publish Date: 2021-02-02
Citation URL: https://services7.arcgis.com/n1YM8pTrFmm7L4hs/arcgis/rest/services/eHydro_Survey_Data/FeatureServer
Citation URL Name: USACE e-Hydro services
Citation URL Description:

Feature service for the USACE e-Hydro dredge surveys.

Source Contribution:

Dredge survey records for the USIEI.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1035150
Description:

The viewer uses the geometry matching the users search criteria and makes REST service calls to the services. Returns are organized and displayed. Filtering is enabled based on the returned data.

Process Contact: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Phone (Voice): (843) 740-1202
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference U.S. Interagency Elevation Inventory (USIEI) - Data Download

Public version of data the viewer is displaying for topography and topobathy.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48243
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 14:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Kirk Waters
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-02-05 18:16+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-01-09
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-01-10