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OCM Partners, 2023: 2009 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Atlantic Coast (NC, VA), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54934.

Item Identification

Title: 2009 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Atlantic Coast (NC, VA)
Short Name: usace2009_nc_va_m8609_metadata.xml
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2009
Abstract:

These files contain topographic lidar data collected by the Compact Hydrographic Airborne Rapid Total Survey (CHARTS) system along the coast of North Carolina and Virginia. CHARTS integrates topographic and bathymetric lidar sensors, a digital camera and a hyperspectral imager on a single remote sensing platform for use in coastal mapping and charting activities. Data coverage generally extends along the coastline from the waterline inland 500 meters (topography) and offshore 1,000 meters or to laser extinction (bathymetry). Native lidar data is not generally in a format accessible to most Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Specialized in-house and commercial software packages are used to processes the native lidar data into 3-dimensional positions that can be imported into GIS software for visualization and further analysis. The 3-D position data are sub-divided into a series of LAS files, with each derived from a single flightline and covering approximately 5 kilometers of shoreline. The format of the file is LAS version 1.2.

In addition to the lidar point data, topobathy bare earth Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) for the North Carolina coastline at a 1 meter grid spacing, created from the lidar point data are also available from the NOAA Digital Coast. The link to this data is provided in the URL section of this metadata record.

Purpose:

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

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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 > COASTAL BATHYMETRY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
ISO 19115 Topic Category
elevation
ISO 19115 Topic Category
oceans

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
UNCONTROLLED
Geographic Names Information System Carteret County
Geographic Names Information System Currituck County
Geographic Names Information System Dare County
Geographic Names Information System Elizabeth City
Geographic Names Information System Havelock
Geographic Names Information System Hyde County
Geographic Names Information System North Carolina
Geographic Names Information System Virginia Beach

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Airplane > Airplane

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: Point cloud (digital)
Distribution Liability:

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: JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of eXpertise)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 801734
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: 801735
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: 801736
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: 801737
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: 1149263
W° Bound: -76.55614
E° Bound: -75.436905
N° Bound: 36.932159
S° Bound: 34.571054

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1149262
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2009-08-10
End: 2009-08-24

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data is available online for bulk and custom downloads.

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

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: 801741
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=8609
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

Create custom data files by choosing data area, product type, map projection, file format, datum, etc. A new metadata will be produced to reflect your request using this record as a base.

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 801742
Start Date: 2018
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid12b/8609/index.html
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2018 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Bulk download of data files in LAZ format, geographic coordinates, orthometric heights. Note that the vertical datum (hence elevations) of the files here are different than described in this document.

File Type: LAZ

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 801729
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: 801730
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 3

CC ID: 801731
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid12b/8609/supplemental/usace2009_nc_va_m8609.kmz
Name: Browse graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: KML
Description:

This graphic displays the footprint for this lidar data set.

URL 4

CC ID: 1179928
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9565/details/9565
Name: Custom DEM Download
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Zip
Description:

Link to custom download, from the Data Access Viewer (DAV), the raster Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data for the North Carolina coastline, that were created from this lidar data set.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.6.1500

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

The data positions were obtained using post processed KGPS methods. The horizontal accuracy of the data is better than +/- 0.75 m at 1 Sigma.

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

The data positions were obtained using post processed KGPS methods. The vertical accuracy of the data is better than +/- 0.20 m at 1 Sigma.

Conceptual Consistency:

The data provided in this file were tested against ground truth data. At these locations the lidar data matched within 0.20 meters, and different flight line data agreed within 0.20 meters.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The USACE collected, processed, and provided the data to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM). OCM received the data and processed it to be available for custom download from the Data Access Viewer (DAV) and for bulk download from AWS.

Sources

USACE JALBTCX

CC ID: 1179936
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: USACE JALBTCX

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1149257
Description:

These data were collected using the CHARTS system. It is owned by the Naval Oceanographic Office and operated through contract. The system collects topographic lidar data at 9 kHz, bathymetric lidar data at 1 kHz and RGB imagery at 1Hz. 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 410 equipment. All raw data streams are transferred to the office for downloading and processing in SHOALS GCS 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. PFM_ABE's chartsLAS module then converts all valid data from ellipsoid to orthometric heights based on the NGS' GEOID03 model and exports topographic data as a series of LAS files with a single file per flightline per 5km box.

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1149258
Description:

The topographic flightline LAS files were imported into TerraMatch, a TerraSolid application that runs in Microstation. Upon import into TerraMatch, the data is converted from Geographic to UTM Zone18 North coordinates. Misalignment angles between individual flightlines were computed for both points classified as “ground” and points classified as “buildings”. These angles were utilized in an iterative process to adjust each flightline’s roll, pitch and heading bias values, in order to minimize mis-alignments between flight lines. Final horizontal alignments were QC’d by viewing cross-sections taken throughout the data coverage on features such as buildings and rooftops. Vertical adjustment to ground control, where available, or to prior survey surfaces, in the absence of ground control, was performed utilizing hard surfaces including roads and parking lots. Final QC was performed to verify all horizontal and vertical adjustments to the data.

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1149259
Description:

These data were then read into GeoCue and LP360 to have valid bathymetric data added as class 29 and converted to LAS 1.2

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1149260
Description:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received 62 laz files in las 1.2 format from JALBTCX. The files contained lidar intensity and elevation measurements for the project area. Horizontal positions were provided in geographic coordinates, referenced to the North American Datum of 1983. Vertical positions were provided in ellipsoid elevations and in meters. OCM performed the following processing for data storage and Digital Coast provisioning purposes:

1. Assigned the geokeys, sorted the data by gps time and copied the data to database and to https.

Process Date/Time: 2018-11-26 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference 2009 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: North Carolina

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54934
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:54934
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2018-11-26 17:13+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-02-21 18:41+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