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Office for Coastal Management, 2023: 2016 Coastal Connecticut MLLW ADS80 4-Band 16 Bit Imagery,

Item Identification

Title: 2016 Coastal Connecticut MLLW ADS80 4-Band 16 Bit Imagery
Short Name: 2016_coastal_CT
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-07-25

Project: NOAA 2016 Multispectral Coastal Imagery Project - Connecticut Shoreline Orthoimagery

Contract No. EA133C11CQ0010

Reference No. NCNP0000-16-01163

Woolpert Order No. 76783

CONTRACTOR: Woolpert, Inc.

This project represents the collection of high resolution 4-band (RGB-IR) orthoimagery covering approximately 876 square miles at a 6" (0.5-foot) ground sample distance (GSD). The 4-band (RGB-IR) digital orthophotos will be delivered as 16-bit red, green, blue and infrared bands in uncompressed GeoTIFF format. The area of interest (AOI) was flown between July 26, 2016 and August 24, 2016 (specifically July 26, 2016; July 27, 2016; July 30, 2016; August 3, 2016, August 4, 2016; August 5, 2016, August 6, 2017; August 8, 2016; August 9, 2016; August 24, 2016). This area includes: all land areas within one-thousand (1,000) feet of Mean High Water (MHW) and within one-thousand (1,000) feet of state-regulated tidal wetlands; offshore areas at least two-thousand (2,000) feet waterward of either the mainland or island land masses in order to clearly depict the interface between the shore and coastal waters; all offshore islands within the borders of the State of Connecticut including: Goose Island and Falkner Island (offshore of Branford); Calf Islands and Great Captain Island (offshore of Greenwich); Norwalk Islands (offshore of Norwalk); Thimble Islands (offshore of Branford); Sandy Point (offshore of Stonington); all islands in the Connecticut part of Fishers Island Sound; and the Connecticut River from Long Island Sound to the Connecticut/Massachusetts state line.

Original contact information:

Contact Name: Kevin P. O'Brien

Contact Org: Land & Water Resources Division - Coastal Resources Section

Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Phone: 860.424.3432


The natural color orthoimagery was created to support NOAA Office for Coastal Management in partnership with CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) Office of Long Island Sound Programs.



Supplemental Information:

Imagery was collected during Mean Low Tide - Mean Lower Low Tide +/- 1 hours. Imagery acquisition occurred while no snow is on the ground, rivers are within their channels at or below normal levels, when the sky is sufficiently clear of clouds, smoke and atmospheric haze.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
ISO 19115 Topic Category
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords Aircraft > AIRCRAFT
None aerial
None coastal
None digital orthophotography
None orthophoto
None photograph
None rectified image
None shoreline

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
None Connecticut

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Distribution Liability:

The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and within the limitations of the data for which it was requested and prepared, in general, and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data. It is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. Woolpert gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from a Woolpert server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully upon Woolpert's computer system, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on another system, or for general or scientific purposes; nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

Data Set Credit: State of Connecticut - Department of Housing Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery October 1 - December 31, 2016

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 633610
Date Effective From: 2017-07-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


CC ID: 633612
Date Effective From: 2017-07-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 633613
Date Effective From: 2017-07-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202

Point of Contact

CC ID: 633611
Date Effective From: 2017-07-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 633616
W° Bound: -73.689
E° Bound: -71.771
N° Bound: 42.072
S° Bound: 40.953

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 633615
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2016-08-08

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 633603
Dimension Count: 2
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 15400

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 11600

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


Data Use Constraints:

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. We do 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: 633617
Download URL:

Downloadable Data

File Type: Erdas Imagine (.img) and TIFF / BigTIFF / GeoTIFF (.tif)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 744438
Download URL:
File Name: Customized Download

Create custom data files by choosing area, map projection, file format, etc.

Distribution 3

CC ID: 744439
Download URL:
File Name: Bulk Download

Simple download of data files.



CC ID: 744441
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 633633
Activity Date/Time: 2017-07-25

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 633632
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14

Converted from FGDC CSDGM (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using '' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 717180
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 744440
Activity Date/Time: 2018-03-13

Partial upload to move data access links to Distribution Info.

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Woolpert utilized 39 ground control points as QA/QC test points to validate the horizontal accuracy of the orthoimagery. The results of the assessment indicated a horizontal accuracy of the following: NSSDA Accuracy of 1.93-feet at a 95% Confidence Level.

Completeness Report:

The imagery data is visually inspected for completeness to ensure that there are no void areas or missing data.

Conceptual Consistency:

All formatted data cover the entire area specified for this project and are validated using a combination of commercial imagery processing software, GIS software, and proprietary programs to ensure proper formatting and loading prior to delivery.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 633601

The Leica ADS80-SH81/82 Airborne Digital Sensor is a push-broom geometry sensor, collecting 12-bit data with 12,000 pixel swath coverage with up to a 5-centimeter spatial resolution. The sensor is capable of collecting multiple spectral bands and angles simultaneously. Leica's ADS80 collects seven bands of imagery simultaneously: three panchromatic CCD lines capture information in the forward, nadir and backward views from the aircraft, while four multispectral lines capture data in the red, green, blue, and near color infrared band. The imagery for this task order was acquired using the Leica ADS80-SH81/82 multispectral scanner. The ADS80-SH81/82 utilizes the Leica's IPAS20 direct positioning and orientation system that is based on airborne GPS and inertial measurement unit (IMU) technology. The IPAS20 data were reduced using Leica's IPAS Pro v1.3 software package. All of the source imagery was processed using the Leica XPRO (V5.2) software package. This package provides the capability to perform digital image processing, aerial triangulation, and image rectification. The strips of imagery were ortho rectified to client provided lidar digital elevation model (DEM) data. The individual rectified strips of ortho rectified imagery were then mosaicked together to form a seamless imagery database over the entire task order area using the OrthoVista software (V4.5) by Inpho GmbH. The final digital orthophoto imagery (DOI) were extracted using OrthoVista.

Process Date/Time: 2016-07-26 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48409
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48409
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 14:46+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-05-01
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