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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: C-CAP Land Cover, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Farallon de Medinilla, 2004, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48265.

Item Identification

Title: C-CAP Land Cover, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Farallon de Medinilla, 2004
Short Name: 2004_medinilla_landcover
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2009-07-31
Abstract:

This data set consists of land derived from high resolution imagery and was analyzed according to the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) protocol to determine land cover. This data set utilized 1 full Quickbird multispectral scene which was processed to detect C-CAP land cover features on Farallon de Medinilla, CNMI.

Purpose:

To create a baseline inventory of land cover features which can be utilized by state and local resource managers.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras > CAMERAS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Aircraft > AIRCRAFT
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Earth Observation Satellites > WORLDVIEW-2
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Earth Observation Satellites > WORLDVIEW-3
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
None Land Cover
None Land Cover Analysis
None Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photos

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > MICRONESIA > NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
UNCONTROLLED
None CNMI
None Coastal Zone
None Farallon de Medinilla

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Note:

5 years

Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 627148
Date Effective From: 2009-07-31
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: 627150
Date Effective From: 2009-07-31
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: 627151
Date Effective From: 2009-07-31
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: 627149
Date Effective From: 2009-07-31
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: Acquisition date of the Quickbird Scene

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 627154
W° Bound: 146.048602
E° Bound: 146.069234
N° Bound: 16.030761
S° Bound: 16.001568

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 627153
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2004-03-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 627140
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 1342

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 914

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, NOAA, cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 744235
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/ccaphighres
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 744236
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster1/landcover/bulkdownload/hires/cnmi
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 627170
Activity Date/Time: 2016-05-23
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 627169
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: 717119
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 744234
Activity Date/Time: 2018-03-13
Description:

Partial upload to move data access links to Distribution Info.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data Quality

Accuracy:

Attribute accuracy report does not exist

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

12 meters CE90

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

There was no terrain correction in the geo-referencing procedure.

Completeness Report:

Data does not exist for all classes.

There are no pixels representing class 9 (Deciduous Forest), 11 (Mixed Forest), 24 (Tundra), 25 (Perennial Ice/Snow), 26 (Dwarf Scrub - Alaska specific class), 27 (Sedge/Herbaceous), and 28 (Moss - Alaska specific). Developed classes have been altered to exclude the percentage breakdown of impervious surfaces as the breakdown is not appropriate for high resolution mapping (Developed High Intensity (2), Developed Medium Intensity (3), and Developed Low Intensity (4) are reduced to Impervious (Class 2)).

Conceptual Consistency:

Tests for logical consistency indicate that all row and column positions in the selected latitude/longitude window contain data. Conversion and integration with vector files indicates that all positions are consistent with earth coordinates covering the same area. Attribute files are logically consistent.

Lineage

Sources

C-CAP Land Cover, Farallon de Medinilla, CNMI, 2003

CC ID: 627136
Contact Name: Sanborn. www.sanborn.com.
Publish Date: 2009-07-31
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-03-02
Citation URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/imagery/search/where:ID=366
Source Contribution:

NOAA OCM | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: DVD/CD-ROM

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 627137
Description:

This dataset was created by Sanborn (www.sanborn.com).

This version of the classification is the High Resolution Land Cover (2004-era) for the Island of Farallon de Medinilla, CNMI.

This section outlines the classification procedure for the Island of Farallon de Medinilla, CNMI High Resolution C-CAP. This island has no man-made impervious surfaces, thus an impervious layer was not created. The mapping approach utilized a boundary summary and refinement procedure developed by Sanborn to leverage previous United States Forest Service mapping efforts to create the high resolution land cover data set. A calibration visit was conducted and training data was collected for classification. Non impervious features were mapped using a 0.5 acre minimum mapping unit (MMU).

Pre-processing steps:

The Quickbird mosaic utilized for this project was provided from Digital Globe as an orthorectifed, georeferenced product and was consistent with the quoted 1:12000 spatial accuracy.

Field-Collected Data:

Training data was collected in the field between March 14th and 27th, 2008. Land cover observations were recorded by analysts. The referenced dataset went through a QA/QC procedure to ensure it met accuracy standards.

Classification:

Segmentation - Image segmentation was completed at multiple scales using the multispectral (2.4 m) imagery in order to group like spectral and textural objects within the imagery. For consistency, the associated impervious data set was incorporated into the segmentation layer as a boundary delimiter. Segments can share boundaries of an impervious surface, but can never overlap an impervious surface.

Automated Classification, Image segments are classified using a decision tree classifier in See5 software and an iterative nearest neighbor classifier in Definiens software. Nearest neighbor training data is collected through analyst interpretation or ancillary data sets and used to calibrate the classification algorithm.

Automated Classification Refinement - Models are built to refine or reclassify land cover areas by utilizing the wealth of attribute information linked to each segment within Definiens.

Classification Edits - As with any automated or semi-automated land cover classification there are often inconsistencies in the land cover map. The final step before map finalization was to remove inaccuracies through manual segment labeling as interpreted by an analyst.

Map Finalization - Sanborn used independent reviewer's comments to further refine the land cover map.

Attributes for this product are as follows:

0 Background

1 Unclassified

2 Impervious

3

4

5 Developed, Open Space

6 Cultivated Crops

7 Pasture/Hay

8 Grassland/Herbaceous

9 Deciduous Forest

10 Evergreen Forest

11 Mixed Forest

12 Scrub/Shrub

13 Palustrine Forested Wetland

14 Palustrine Scrub/Shrub Wetland

15 Palustrine Emergent Wetland

16 Estuarine Forested Wetland

17 Estuarine Scrub/Shrub Wetland

18 Estuarine Emergent Wetland

19 Unconsolidated Shore

20 Bare Land

21 Open Water

22 Palustrine Acquatic Bed

Process Date/Time: 2009-07-31 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 627138
Description:

Metadata imported

Process Date/Time: 2009-08-21 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Layer_1

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48265
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48265
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 14:38+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-03-13
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-03-13
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-03-13