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OCM Partners, 2023: 2015 Coastal Wisconsin NAIP Digital Ortho Photo Imagery, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/49526.

Item Identification

Title: 2015 Coastal Wisconsin NAIP Digital Ortho Photo Imagery
Short Name: 2015_wi_naip
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2015-11-17
Abstract:

This data set contains imagery from the National Agriculture

Imagery Program (NAIP). The NAIP program is administered by

USDA FSA and has been established to support two main FSA

strategic goals centered on agricultural production.

These are, increase stewardship of America's natural resources

while enhancing the environment, and to ensure commodities

are procured and distributed effectively and efficiently to

increase food security. The NAIP program supports these goals by

acquiring and providing ortho imagery that has been collected

during the agricultural growing season in the U.S. The NAIP

ortho imagery is tailored to meet FSA requirements and is a

fundamental tool used to support FSA farm and conservation

programs. Ortho imagery provides an effective, intuitive

means of communication about farm program administration

between FSA and stakeholders.

New technology and innovation is identified by fostering and

maintaining a relationship with vendors and government

partners, and by keeping pace with the broader geospatial

community. As a result of these efforts the NAIP program

provides three main products: DOQQ tiles,

Compressed County Mosaics (CCM), and Seamline shape files

The Contract specifications for NAIP imagery have changed

over time reflecting agency requirements and improving

technologies. These changes include image resolution,

horizontal accuracy, coverage area, and number of bands.

In general, flying seasons are established by FSA and are

targeted for peak crop growing conditions. The NAIP

acquisition cycle is based on a minimum 3 year refresh of base

ortho imagery. The tiling format of the NAIP imagery is based

on a 3.75' x 3.75' quarter quadrangle with a 300 pixel buffer

on all four sides. NAIP quarter quads are formatted to the UTM

coordinate system using the North American Datum of 1983.

NAIP imagery may contain as much as 10% cloud cover per tile.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: Aerial Photography Field Office (APFO)

Phone: 801-844-2922

Email: apfo.sales@slc.usda.gov

Purpose:

NAIP imagery is available for distribution within 60 days

of the end of a flying season and is intended to provide current

information of agricultural conditions in support of USDA farm

programs. For USDA Farm Service Agency, the 1 meter and 1/2 meter

GSD product provides an ortho image base for Common Land Unit

boundaries and other data sets. The 1 meter and 1/2 meter NAIP

imagery is generally acquired in projects covering full states in

cooperation with state government and other federal agencies that

use the imagery for a variety of purposes including land use

planning and natural resource assessment. The NAIP is also used

for disaster response. While suitable for a variety of uses,

prior to 2007 the 2 meter GSD NAIP imagery was primarily intended

to assess "crop condition and compliance" to USDA farm program

conditions. The 2 meter imagery was generally acquired only

for agricultural areas within state projects.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
None Aerial Compliance
None Compliance
None Digital Ortho rectified Image
None farming
None NAIP
None Ortho Rectification
None Quarter Quadrangle

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Geographic Names Information System 4609223
Geographic Names Information System 55031
Geographic Names Information System Douglas
Geographic Names Information System DOUGLAS CO WI FSA
Geographic Names Information System WI
Geographic Names Information System WI031

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: Irregular
Data Presentation Form: Image (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

32-bit pixels, 4 band color(RGBIR) values 0 - 255

Entity Attribute Detail Citation:

None

Distribution Liability:

Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 666878
Date Effective From: 2015-11-17
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: 666880
Date Effective From: 2015-11-17
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: 666881
Date Effective From: 2015-11-17
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: 666879
Date Effective From: 2015-11-17
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: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 666884
W° Bound: -88.786
E° Bound: -87.464
N° Bound: 44.711
S° Bound: 43.831

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 666883
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2015-09-14

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 666870
Dimension Count: 2
Cell Geometry: Point
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 1

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Constraints:

There are no limitations for access.

Data Use Constraints:

None. The USDA-FSA Aerial Photography Field office

asks to be credited in derived products.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 666885
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataregistry/
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

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

Distribution 2

CC ID: 740039
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/imagery/search/where:ID=8404
Distributor:
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

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

Distribution 3

CC ID: 740040
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster3/imagery/WI_NAIP_2015_8404
Distributor:
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Simple download of data files.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 740042
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 666901
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-02
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 666900
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from 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: 718087
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 740041
Activity Date/Time: 2018-03-13
Description:

Partial upload to move data access links to Distribution Info.

Technical Environment

Description:

Unknown

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

NAIP horizontal accuracy specifications have evolved over

the life of the program. From 2003 to 2004 the

specifications were as follows: 1-meter GSD imagery was

to match within 3-meters, and 2-meter GSD to match within 10

meters of reference imagery. For 2005 the 1-meter GSD

specification was changed to 5 meters matching the reference

imagery. In 2006 a pilot project was performed using true

ground specifications rather than reference imagery. All

states used the same specifications as 2005 except Utah,

which required a match of +/- 6 meters to true ground.

In 2007 all specifications were the same as 2006 except

Arizona used true ground specifications and all other states

used reference imagery. In 2008 and subsequent years

no 2-meter GSD imagery was acquired and all specifications

were the same as 2007 except approximately half of the

states acquired used true ground specifications and the

other half used reference imagery. The 2008 states that

used absolute ground control where; Indiana, Minnesota,

New Hampshire, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Virginia.

From 2009 to present all NAIP imagery acquisitions used

the +/- 6 meters to ground specification.

Completeness Report:

None

Conceptual Consistency:

NAIP 3.75 minute tile file names are based

on the USGS quadrangle naming convention.

Lineage

Sources

KURE BEACH, NE

CC ID: 666867
Contact Name: USDA-FSA-APFO Aerial Photography Field Office
Publish Date: 2015-11-17
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2015-09-14
Source Contribution:

Digital Georectified Image. | Source Geospatial Form: remote-sensing image | Type of Source Media: UnKnown

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 666868
Description:

Flight planning was performed in Leica MissionPro over a

buffered boundary covering DOQQ extents provided by the USDA.

A 500m reduced resolution DEM file was used to determine

ground heights. A targeted flight altitude of approximately

18,000 feet above ground level with sidelap of 27% was used

for flight planning parameters. Five Cessna Conquests and

a Cessna 414 were utilized for acquisition, the seamline

shapefile clarifies which aircraft were used for a given area.

All aircraft were equipped with Leica

ADS100 systems where utilized for data

capture. The Leica ADS100 pushbroom sensor

has been calibrated by the manufacturer as well as validated

against a local calibration range. The calibration includes

measuring the radiometric and geometric properties of the

camera. These data are used in the Post Processing Software

to eliminate the radiometric and geometric distortion.

All aerial imagery was collected with associated GPS/IMU

data. ADS collection requires high quality IMU data for

processing and was critical for early access hosting of digital

data to the web for USDA interim access and review.

After early access web delivery was complete, all

imagery was triangulated using Leica XPro in which

the airborne GPS data was constrained to expected limits.

The final adjustments assure a high quality relative adjustment

and a high quality absolute adjustment limited to the

airborne GPS data accuracy. This process assures the final

absolute accuracy of all geopositioned imagery. Both

signalized and photo identified

ground control were used to QC and control the IMU/GPS

based aerial triangulation bundle block solution. For each

project area the latest NED was downloaded from the USGS

National Map Seamless Server website in late Spring-Summer

2015. Thirty Meter NED was used in all cases, and preferred

over the available ten meter spacing to minimize image

smearing and distortions that are exacerbated

by a finer, but not more accurate DEM. A visual inspection

of the NED using color cycled

classification by elevation and a shaded relief was performed

to check for gaps, corruption and gross errors. When available

the NED was compared to known higher quality elevation sources

to detect flaws. The predicted horizontal error for each

point was added as an attribute in the SURDEX enterprise

database. An operator reviews ortho seams

in areas these predicted errors indicate horizontal error in

excess of the contract specifications. Any imagery errors

introduced by source NED required patching from an alternate

perspective or strip of photography.

Processing hardware used included various brands of survey grade

GPS receivers, various brands and models of computers,

RAID6 storage, calibrated monitors, various brands of monitor

calibration colorimeters. Leica XPro was used for post

processing of ADS pushbroom data, triangulation and

orthorectification. SURDEX software was used to color correct

and remove bidirectional reflectance, vignetting and other

illumination trends. USDA APFO Image Metrics are measured and

images corrected to conform to the Image Metrics using

SURDEX software. GPS/IMU data was reduced to projected

coordinates in the appropriate UTM zone using

Inertial Explorer software from Novatel. Aerial Triangulation

and

Process Date/Time: 2015-11-17 00:00:00

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 49526
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:49526
Metadata Record Created By: Anne Ball
Metadata Record Created: 2017-11-15 15:15+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: OCMP
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