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National Geodetic Survey, 2022: 2010 NOAA NGS Ortho-rectified Color Mosaic of CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY,

Item Identification

Title: 2010 NOAA NGS Ortho-rectified Color Mosaic of CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY
Short Name: dss_iocm_rgb_choc_bay_2010
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2011-04-18

This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative of CHOCTAWHATCHEE BAY. The source imagery was acquired on November 12, 2009, November 13, 2009 and October 05, 2010. The true color images were acquired with an Applanix Digital Sensor System (DSS). The original images were acquired at a higher resolution than the final ortho-rectified mosaic.


Ortho-rectified mosaic tiles are an ancillary product of NOAA's Coastal Mapping Program (CMP), created through a wider Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping initiative to increase support for multiple uses of the data.



Supplemental Information:

The ground sample distance (GSD) for each pixel is 0.5 m.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
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
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Remotely Sensed Imagery/Photography
None aerial
None coastal
None digital orthophotography
None mosaic
None orthophoto
None photograph
None rectified image
None shoreline

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
None Alaqua Bayou
None Alaqua Creek
None Alaqua Point
None Alligator Lake
None Alligator Point
None Alys Beach
None Basin Bayou
None Bass Branch
None Bass Lake
None Bear Creek
None Bells Leg
None Bens Lake
None Big Hammock Point
None Big Redfish Lake
None Bishop Lake
None Black Creek
None Black Point
None Blue Mountain Beach
None Boggy Bayou
None Boggy Point
None Bolton Branch
None Boutwell Branch
None Bowman Bayou
None Brooks Bridge
None Brooks Pond
None Broomstraw Branch
None Buccaroo Point
None Buck Bayou
None Bunker Cove
None Bunker Island
None C G Melgs Bridge
None Camp Creek
None Camp Creek Lake
None Campbell Lake
None Choctawhatchee Bay
None Choctawhatchee River
None Chula Vista Bayou
None Churchill Bayou
None Cinco Bayou
None Clay Point
None Coastal Zone
None Cobbs Point
None Cypress River
None Deer Lake
None Destin
None Destin Harbor
None Devils Swamp
None Doe Head Swamp
None Dons Bayou
None Draper Lake
None Duck Lake
None Eagle Creek
None Early Branch
None East Pass
None East River
None East River Island
None Eastern Lake
None Florida
None Fort Walton Beach
None Four Prong Lake
None Fourmile Creek
None Fourmile Point
None Fox Head Branch
None Fuller Lake
None Gardner Run
None Garmier Bayou
None Garnier Creek
None Goodwin Creek
None Grass Lake
None Grassy Cove
None Hammock Point
None Hand Cove
None Hewett Bayou
None Hogtown Bayou
None Horseshoe Bayou
None Horseshoe Lake
None Indian Bayou
None Indian Island
None Indian River
None Inside Lake
None Irwin Creek
None Jack Lake
None Joes Bayou
None John Bayou
None Jolly Bay
None Jones Bayou
None Joyce Branch
None Kelly Pond
None Kendrick Pond
None Lafayette Creek
None LaGrange Bayou
None Lake Clyde
None Lake Earl
None Lake Fox
None Lake Lorraine
None Lake Vivian
None Lightwood Knot Creek
None Linton Spring Branch
None Little Redfish Lake
None Little Trout Creek
None Littles Bayou
None Live Oak Cutoff
None Live Oak Point
None Long Creek
None Lower Memorial Lake
None Mack Bayou
None Mallet Bayou
None Marler Bayou
None Marshall Swamp
None McQuage Bayou
None Mill Branch
None Mill Creek
None Mitchell River
None Mitchell River Island
None Moreno Point
None Morris Lake
None Morrison Lake
None Motes Point
None Muddy Lake
None Mullet Creek
None Mussett Bayou
None Nancys Cut Island
None Nancys Cutoff
None Nelson Point
None Niceville
None Ninemile Branch
None Norreigo Point
None North Channel
None Opossum Island
None Otter Creek
None Oyster Lake
None Paradise Point
None Pate Branch
None Peace Pond
None Peach Creek
None Philips Inlet
None Pine Lake
None Piney Point
None Pippin Lake
None Pirate Cove
None Plew Lake
None Point Washington
None Poley Islands
None Poquito Bayou
None Powell Lake
None Puddin Head Lake
None Ramsey Branch
None Red Fish Lake
None Reedy Branch
None Roaring Creek
None Roberts Lake
None Rocky Bayou
None Rocky Creek
None Rushing Cutoff
None Sanders Branch
None Santa Rosa Beach
None Sarah Ann Bayou
None Sarah Ann Branch
None Seagrove Beach
None Sewell Branch
None Shalimar
None Sharon Lake
None Shaw Still Branch
None Shirk Bayou
None Shirk Point
None Silcox Branch
None Sister River
None Smack Point
None Smokehouse Lake
None South Mouth
None Stake Point
None Stalworth Lake
None Stewart Lake
None Sunset Cove
None Swift Creek
None Tenmile Branch
None Tiller Branch
None Toms Bayou
None Toms Creek
None Topsail Bluff
None Trout Creek
None Trout Lake
None Tucker Bayou
None Turkey Creek
None Turnpike Branch
None Upper Memorial Lake
None Valparaiso
None Walker Branch
None Ward Cove
None Ward Creek
None Weekley Bayou
None West Bay
None West Bay Creek
None West Bayou
None Western Lake
None Wheeler Point
None White Point
None Williams Lake

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:

Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. These photographs were obtained for use by NGS during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NGS is making these photographs available to others who may find the photographs of value, NGS does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these photographs for any given purpose. NGS is providing these photographs "as is," and NGS 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 NGS 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.

Data Set Credit: This data set was developed by NOAA.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 645425
Date Effective From: 2011-04-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172


CC ID: 645427
Date Effective From: 2011-04-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 645428
Date Effective From: 2011-04-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172

Point of Contact

CC ID: 645426
Date Effective From: 2011-04-18
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 645431
W° Bound: -86.68
E° Bound: -85.82404
N° Bound: 30.55205
S° Bound: 30.25536

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 645430
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-11-12
End: 2010-10-05

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:


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. 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: 745993
Download URL:
File Name: Customized Download

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

Distribution 2

CC ID: 645432
Download URL:

Downloadable Data

File Type: GeoTIFF

Distribution 3

CC ID: 745994
Download URL:
File Name: Bulk Download

Simple download of data files.



CC ID: 745996
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 645647
Activity Date/Time: 2016-05-23

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 645646
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: 717721
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 745995
Activity Date/Time: 2018-03-13

Partial upload to move data access links to Distribution Info.

Technical Environment


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

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The horizontal positional accuracy and the assurance of that accuracy are dependent upon the accuracy of the data inputs to the rectification process. These data inputs include the digital elevation model (DEM), accuracy of control, and methodology used to georeference the imagery that meet NOAA's Coastal Mapping Program standards.; Quantitative Value: 1.5 meters, Test that produced the value: These data are accurate with a 95% circular error confidence level.

Completeness Measure:

Cloud Cover: 0

Completeness Report:

The extent of image coverage is limited to the acquired flight lines which were planned to map the shoreline and therefore may not include all areas within the bounding coordinates.

Conceptual Consistency:

All rectified images were loaded in Global Mapper to view the entire project area for tone differences, complete coverage, warping/smearing imagery due to inaccurate DEM, and any other obvious problems. The final tiles are used to measure the visible control points to compare against the surveyed coordinates and calculate an RMSE of 1.31 meters per NSSDA reporting. All final tiles are reviewed for artifacts, unblended seam-lines and warps or smears and then corrected using Photoshop.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 645418

Mosaic's were generated from the color ortho-rectified imagery using OrthoVista. Pyramids are built in during this step. Mosaic data have not been histogram stretched and only minimal color balancing has been performed. The images are in 8 bit RGB. The DEM source is 90 meter posting SRTM NED. The images were taken from NOAA roll numbers 10NR24, 10NR24, 10NR24, 10NR24, 10NR24 and 10NR24. Cubic convolution resampling method was used to create the final ortho-rectified mosaic. Original image tiles are 2.5 km by 2.5 km squares.

Process Date/Time: 2011-03-18 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48712
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48712
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-14 14:53+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2020-03-13
Owner Org: NGS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2020-03-13
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2021-03-13