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Short Citation:
National Geodetic Survey, 2023: 2010 NOAA NGS Ortho-rectified Color Mosaic of LAKE CHARLES,

Item Identification

Title: 2010 NOAA NGS Ortho-rectified Color Mosaic of LAKE CHARLES
Short Name: dss_iocm_rgb_lakecharles_2010
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2010-08-25

This data set contains ortho-rectified mosaic tiles, created as a product from the NOAA Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping (IOCM) initiative of LAKE CHARLES. The source imagery was acquired on November 23, 2009 and March 12, 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 0.35 m.


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
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 Alligator Bay
None Bayou Bois Connine
None Bayou Choupique
None Bayou Contraband
None Bayou d'Inde
None Bayou Guy
None Bayou Verdine
None Bird Island Bay
None Black Bayou
None Black Lake Bayou
None Blind Lake
None Calcasieu Lake
None Calcasieu Locks
None Calcasieu Pass
None Calcasieu River
None Calcasieu Ship Channel
None Cameron
None Choupique Cutoff
None Choupique Island
None Clooney Island
None Coastal Zone
None Commissary Point
None Coon Gully
None Coon Island
None Coulee Hippolyte
None Crab Gully
None Creole Canal
None Cross Canal
None Cutoff Point
None East Cove
None East Fork Calcasieu Pass
None East Pass Calcasieu River
None East Prong of Grand Bayou
None English Bayou
None Goosport
None Grand Bayou
None Grand Gully
None Grand Lake
None Grosse Savanne
None Hackberry
None Henderson Bayou
None Hog Island Gully
None Indian Bay
None Indian Marais
None Jubert Point
None Kayouche Coulee
None Lake Charles
None Lake Shore Canal
None Lambert Bayou
None Lambert Lake
None Lock Point
None Long Point
None Long Point Bayou
None Long Point Lake
None Louisiana
None Louisiana Noname 110 Dam
None Mangrove Bayou
None Monkey Island
None Mosquito Lake
None Moss Bluff
None Moss Bluff Bay
None Moss Gully
None Moss Lake
None Mud Bayou
None Mud Lake
None North Beach
None North Prong of Grand Bayou
None Number One Canal
None Number Three Canal
None Number Two Canal
None Old Canal
None Oyster Bayou
None Oyster Lake
None Prien Lake
None Rabbit Island
None Rose Bluff
None Saint Johns Island
None Shell Canal
None South Fork Black Bayou
None South Prong of Grand Bayou
None Sweet Lake
None Sweet Lake Canal
None Tripod Bayou
None Turner Bay
None Two O'Clock Point
None Watermelon Bay
None West Cove
None West Cove Canal
None West Fork Calcasieu Pass
None West Fork Calcasieu River
None West Pass Calcasieu River
None Westlake
None Willow Lake

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:

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: 646477
Date Effective From: 2010-08-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172


CC ID: 646479
Date Effective From: 2010-08-25
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NGS Communications and Outreach Branch
Email Address:
Phone: (301) 713-3242
Fax: (301) 713-4172

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 646480
Date Effective From: 2010-08-25
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: 646478
Date Effective From: 2010-08-25
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: 646483
W° Bound: -93.4346
E° Bound: -93.14578
N° Bound: 30.32144
S° Bound: 29.74422

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 646482
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-11-23
End: 2010-03-12

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: 746077
Download URL:
File Name: Customized Download

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

Distribution 2

CC ID: 646484
Download URL:

Downloadable Data

File Type (Deprecated): GeoTIFF
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF

Distribution 3

CC ID: 746078
Download URL:
File Name: Bulk Download

Simple download of data files.



CC ID: 746080
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 646594
Activity Date/Time: 2016-05-23

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 646593
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: 717742
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 746079
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: 646470

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 10NR08, 10NR08, 10NR08 and 10NR08. 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: 2010-08-03 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 48733
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48733
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: 2023-10-17 16:12+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