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OCM Partners, 2023: 2015 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: California, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/51862.

Item Identification

Title: 2015 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: California
Short Name: ca2015_usace_ncmp_ca_dem_m8482_metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018
Abstract:

These files contain rasterized bare earth topobathy lidar elevation data at a 1 meter grid spacing, along the coast of California, generated from data collected by the Coastal Zone Mapping and Imaging Lidar (CZMIL) system. CZMIL integrates a lidar sensor with simultaneous topographic and bathymetric capabilities, a digital camera and a hyperspectral imager on a single remote sensing platform for use in coastal mapping and charting activities. The 3-D position data are used to generate a series of gridded file products, which are tiled into quarter-quads or 5km boxes.

In addition to these bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, the lidar point data that these DEMs were created from, are also available. These data are available for custom download at the link provided in the URL section of this metadata record.

DEMs that were created from all classes of points (1, 2, 29) at a 1 meter grid size are available by request via email at: coastal.info@noaa.gov. These products have not been reviewed by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) and any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of NOAA or OCM.

Purpose:

These data were collected as a part of the NCMP to depict the elevations above and below the water in the CA coastal zone.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
DOD/USARMY/USACE/SAM/MOBILE/OPJ/JALBTCX > Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise, Mobile District, South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Defense
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
ISO 19115 Topic Category
elevation
ISO 19115 Topic Category
imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords Spatial Data Branch
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords United States Army
None beach
None DEM
None erosion
None IWG-OCM
None National Coastal Mapping Program (NCMP)
None U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Active Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Lidar/Laser Sounders > LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
AIRCRAFT

Physical Location

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

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Elevation
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Model (digital)
Distribution Liability:

These data have been developed from the best available sources. Although efforts have been made to ensure that the data are accurate and reliable, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the data may be reflected in the data supplied. Users must be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, scale, resolution, rectification, positional accuracy, development methodology, time period, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures. Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of USACE, JALBTCX, NOAA, the Office for Coastal Management or its partners.

Data Set Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of eXpertise)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 737428
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 737429
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 737430
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 737431
Date Effective From: 2018
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: 1151626
W° Bound: -124.424029
E° Bound: -119.515771
N° Bound: 42.010479
S° Bound: 34.386092

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1151625
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2015-06-19
End: 2015-09-29

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data is available online for custom and bulk downloads

Data Access Constraints:

None. These data have been developed from the best available sources. Although efforts have been made to ensure that the data are accurate and reliable, errors and variable conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the data may be reflected in the data supplied. Users must be aware of these conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, scale, resolution, rectification, positional accuracy, development methodology, time period, environmental and climatic conditions and other circumstances specific to these data. The user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of the data provided herein. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. The user should refer to the accompanying metadata notes for a description of the data and data development procedures.

Data Use Constraints:

These data depict the heights at the time of the survey and are only accurate for that time. Acknowledgement of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of eXpertise (JALBTCX) would be appreciated in any publications or derived products. The data herein, including but not limited to geographic data, tabular data, analytical data, electronic data structures or files, are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, or statutory, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality and performance of the data is assumed by the user. No guarantee of accuracy is granted, nor is any responsibility for reliance thereon assumed. In no event shall the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Office, Spatial Data Branch be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or special damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, loss of anticipated profits or benefits arising out of use of or reliance on the data. The Spatial Data Branch does not accept liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers or other transformations or conversions, nor is there responsibility assumed to maintain the data in any manner or form. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 737432
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=8482
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

Link to custom download the DEM data from the Data Access Viewer(DAV).

File Type: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 737433
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster2/elevation/USACE_CA_Topobathy_DEM_2015_8482
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Link to bulk download DEM files in geographic coordinates and elevations in NAVD88 meters.

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 737434
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) website
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

Information on the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

URL 2

CC ID: 737435
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/home.html
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

The website provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Content comes from many sources, all of which are vetted by NOAA.

URL 3

CC ID: 737436
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/
Name: NOAA's Office for Coastal Management (OCM) Data Access Viewer (DAV)
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML
Description:

The Data Access Viewer (DAV) allows a user to search for and download elevation, imagery, and land cover data for the coastal U.S. and its territories. The data, hosted by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management, can be customized and requested for free download through a checkout interface. An email provides a link to the customized data, while the original data set is available through a link within the viewer.

URL 4

CC ID: 737437
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid12b/5022/supplemental/ca2015_usace_ncmp_ca_m5022.kmz
Name: Browse graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: KML
Description:

This graphic displays the footprint for this lidar data set.

URL 5

CC ID: 737438
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=5022
Name: Lidar point data
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to custom download the lidar point data from which these raster Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data were created.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.0.3035

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

CZMIL topographic data - Compiled to meet 1 m horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level.

CZMIL bathymetric data - Compiled to meet 3.5 + 0.05d m horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence level, d is depth.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

CZMIL topographic data - Compiled to meet 19.6 cm vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level.

CZMIL bathymetric shallow FOV data - Compiled to meet SQRT((0.20^2) +((0.0075d)^2)) m vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level, d is depth.

CZMIL bathymetric deep FOV data - Compiled to meet SQRT((0.30^2) +((0.013d)^2)) m vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level, d is depth.

Completeness Report:

This data set covers the spatial extent of topographic lidar data obtained during this survey.

Conceptual Consistency:

During inspection and QC of the lidar point cloud, flightline to flightline elevation differences met the CZMIL sensor specifications.

Lineage

Sources

Originator of the Data

CC ID: 1151619
Publish Date: 2018-03-02

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1151620
Description:

These data were collected using the CZMIL system. It is owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). The system collects topobathy lidar data at 10 kHz and RGB imagery at 2 Hz. A CASI-1500 hyperspectral line scanner is integrated with the system as well. Aircraft position, velocity and acceleration information are collected through a combination of Novatel and POS A/V 510 equipment. All raw data streams are transferred to the office for downloading and processing in CZMILs Hydro Fusion software. Aircraft position data are processed using POSPac software and the results are combined with the lidar data to produce 3-D positions for each lidar shot. Upon inspection and QA/QC in the software packages Fledermaus and PFM_ABE, anomalous data are flagged as invalid and have the withheld bit set. PFM_ABE software then exports valid lidar data as a series of unclassified LAS files.

Process Date/Time: 2015-06-19 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1151621
Description:

LAS files are imported into GeoCue V2014.1.21.1, which is a geospatial workflow production and management software tool employed by JALBTCX to perform and monitor production of data products. Upon import into GeoCue, a customized classification macro, built upon the TerraScan V16 module within MicroStation V8i, classifies valid topobathy data as ground points (2) and unclassified points (1), and valid bathymetric points (29). Upon completion the macro, the classification results undergo quality control and any misclassified points are manually edited. In areas of dense vegetation the bare earth ground points might be incorrectly classified due to the inability of the laser to penetrate the canopy and reach the bare ground. In these areas, JALBTCX defaults to the algorithms ground surface instead of manually reclassifying those points. They are partitioned into a series of 5km or quarter quad delivery boxes, one Classified LAS file per box. The format of the file is LAS version 1.2. Data are classified as 1 (valid non-ground topographic data), 2 (valid ground topographic data), and 29 (valid bathymetric data).

Process Date/Time: 2017-10-16 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1151622
Description:

Data classified as ground points (2) and bathymetric points (29) in the las files are converted to a grid by generating a triangulated irregular network (TIN) and then extracting the grid node elevations from the TIN surface. The origin point of the grid is located at a horizontal position whose value is evenly divisible by the 1m grid resolution such that rasters from subsequent surveys have common cell boundaries. JALBTCX uses Quick Terrain Modeler V8 to perform this operation utilizing the following parameters; “Legacy Triangulation”, "Max Sample Excursion - 300000”, “Max Triangle Side – 300000”, “Radius - none”, “Tolerance – 1”, and “Tiling Settings Snap to Grid (Expand)." The grid is exported from Quick Terrain Modeler as an ESRI ASCII Z grid file. Utilizing an in-house python script within ESRI ArcMap V10.2, the ASCII Z grid file is converted to a tiff-format raster file whose projection is defined as “The North American Datum of 1983 (2011).” The raster is then multiplied against a corresponding 1m Grid mask raster, a mask image produced from JALBTCX’s 1m Grid, in ESRI’s Raster Calculator to remove interpolated areas where data does not exist.

Process Date/Time: 2018-02-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1151623
Description:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received the data in tif format from JALBTCX in multiple shipments. The bare earth raster files were at a 1 m grid spacing. The data were in geographic coordinates and orthometric (NAVD88) elevations in meters. OCM copied the raster files to https for Digital Coast storage and provisioning purposes.

Process Date/Time: 2018-08-20 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 51862
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:51862
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2018-03-05 10:04+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-03-16
Owner Org: OCMP
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-03-16
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-03-16