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OCM Partners, 2023: 2019 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: Gulf Coast (MS), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/60234.

Item Identification

Title: 2019 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: Gulf Coast (MS)
Short Name: ms2019_gulfcst_dem_m9134_metadata
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2019
Abstract:

These files contain rasterized topobathy lidar elevations 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. 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 process the native lidar data into 3-dimensional positions that can be imported into GIS software for visualization and further analysis. Horizontal positions, provided in decimal degrees of latitude and longitude, are referenced to the North American Datum of 1983 National Adjustment of 2011 (NAD83 (2011)). Vertical positions are referenced to the NAD83 (2011) ellipsoid and provided in meters. The National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) GEOID12B model is used to transform the vertical positions from ellipsoid to orthometric heights referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). The 3-D position data are sub-divided into a series of LAS files, which are tiled into 1-km by 1-km boxes defined by the Military Grid Reference System.

This data was provided to the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) for data distribution from the Data Access Viewer (DAV). The bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data are available for custom and bulk download. In addition to these bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, the lidar point data that these DEM data were created from, and the imagery are also available. These data are available for custom download at the links provided in the URL section of this metadata record.

Original contact information:

Contact Org: JALBTCX

Title: Data Production Manager

Phone: 228-252-1131

Email: JALBTCX@usace.army.mil

Purpose:

This data was collected by USACE National Coastal Mapping Program to assess elevations above and below water along the coast of Mississippi.

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 > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
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

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2019
None November

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 > MISSISSIPPI
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
UNCONTROLLED
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi > Cat Island
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi > East Ship Island
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi > Horn Island
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi > Petit Bois Island
None Continent > North America > United States Of America > Mississippi > West Ship Island

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
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: Acknowledgement of the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of eXpertise (JALBTCX) would be appreciated in any publications or derived products.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 914697
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 914698
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 914699
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 914700
Date Effective From: 2020
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: 1154523
W° Bound: -89.189724
E° Bound: -88.370192
N° Bound: 30.264746
S° Bound: 30.186724

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1154522
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2019-11-05
End: 2019-11-10
Description:

Mississippi collection dates

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: No
Vector: Yes
Text / Table: No
TIN: No
Stereo Model: No
Video: No

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1154520

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Vertical
EPSG Code: EPSG:5703
EPSG Name: NAVD88 height
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Reference System 2

CC ID: 1154519

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Projected
EPSG Code: EPSG:6345
EPSG Name: NAD83(2011) / UTM zone 16N
See Full Coordinate Reference System Information

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Data is available online for bulk and custom downloads.

Data Access Constraints:

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 dataset was collected and that some parts of these data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use these data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 914701
Start Date: 2020-01-24
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9134/details/9134
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2020 - 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. Change to an orthometric vertical datum is one of the many options.

File Type: Zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 914702
Start Date: 2020-01-24
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/htdata/raster2/elevation/USACE_GulfCst_DEM_2019_9134
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2020 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Bulk download of data files in tif format, UTM Zone 16N coordinates, orthometric heights. Note that the vertical datum (hence elevations) of the files here are different than described in this document. They will be in an orthometric datum.

File Type: GeoTIFF

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 914703
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 2

CC ID: 914704
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/8937/supplemental/ms2019_gulf_m8937.kmz
Name: Browse graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: KML
Description:

This graphic displays the footprint for this lidar data set.

URL 3

CC ID: 914705
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=8937/details/8937
Name: Lidar point data custom download
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

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

URL 4

CC ID: 921663
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/imagery/search/where:ID=9153
Name: Imagery
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to the data set imagery.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.0.6491

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.

JALBTCX evaluates the horizonal accuracy of the final data coverage against availlable basemap imagery products. The final lidar point cloud is gridded according to proceedures defined in the JALBTCX Standard Operating Guide and Appendices (SOGA). The grid products are then visually compared to basemap imagery products to verify the horizontal positions of large buildings and other urban features with the data coverage

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

CZMIL topographic data - Compiled to meet 20 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.

JALBTCX evaluates the vertical accuracy of the final data coverage against traditional ground-truth data. Ground-truth data is acquired and utilized according to specifications outlined in the JALBTCX Standard Operating Guide and Appendices (SOGA) as well as the USGS Lidar BaseSpecification. The final lidar point cloud at every project ground-truth location is compared against ground-truth points in the 'bare_ground' class. Comparisons are performed in the QCoherent LP360 software package, and the final results are output to JALBTCX's Ground Truth Comparison Report.

Completeness Measure:

Every effort within operational constraints was made to achieve the intended data coverage and planned point densities.

Planned data coverage for this dataset included a 1500-meter swath of the Mississippi shoreline. Topographic lidar coverage was obtained from the shoreline onshore 500 meters. Bathymetric lidar coverage extends from the shoreline offshore 1000 meters or to laser extinction, whichever occurs first. planned point spacing is 90 centimeters on land and in shallow water. In deeper water the planned point spacing decreases to 2 meters. Gaps or data holidays may exist in the data coverage. They arise due to a number of operational and environmental conditions, including but not limited to, airspace restrictions, high terrain, active surf, low-reflectivity bottom substrate materials and turbidity in the water column. Please see the Report of Survey for additional details.

Precision:

Every effort within operational constraints was made to acquire data that meets specifications as outline in this project's Statement of Work. Per flight block, elevations in areas of swath overlap are internally consistent and meet CZMIL specifications. Anomalous high and/or low elevation values have been removed, and point cloud classification algorithms have been validated via manual review and QC. Temporal differences in elevation exist in areas of active near shore processes from the dune to the depth of closure. JALBTCX conducts operations in a manner to ameliorate temporal differences, to include the collection of entire flight blocks within single missions. For a given flight block, it's adjacent flight blocks are captured within 3 days as weather and airspace permit.

Conceptual Consistency:

JALBTCX evaluates final data coverage using techniques that are common to the lidar industry. These techniques are performed in a 3D environment for visual review of the final data coverage and verification of data alongside lidar waveforms and imagery collected concurrent with the lidar. Data reviewers perform checks to verify (1) extreme high and/or low elevation values have been invalidated, (2) elevations in areas of swath overlap are internally consistent, (3) binned standard deviation values meet CZMIL specifications, (4) point cloud classifications are valid, and (4) CZMIL processing modes are valid.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-CO
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data is backed up to tape and to cloud storage.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

CZMIL data is processed from raw lidar waveforms to point clouds using the CZMIL HydroFusion software package. Point clouds are then classified and edited in industry-standard software packages. Derivative data products are generated through the application of gridding and contouring algorithms in a GIS environment. The data processing workflow, including software packages, algorithms and parameters are provided in detail, herein this metadata as Process Steps.

Sources

Lidar

CC ID: 1154514
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: USACE JALBTCX

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1154515
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 610 equipment. All raw data streams are transferred to the office for downloading and processing in CZMIL’s HydroFusion 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.

Process Date/Time: 2019-09-26 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1154516
Description:

LAS files are imported into TerraScan V13 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 algorithm’s “ground” surface instead of manually reclassifying those points. They are partitioned into a series of 1-km 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). The National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) GEOID12B model is used to transform the horizontal positions from UTM to Geographic coordinates referenced to the North American Datum of 1983 National Adjustment of 2011 (NAD83 NA11). The files are then compressed with the open-source LASzip utility, which is part of the LAStools package (LAStools, "Efficient LiDAR Processing Software" (version 170923, unlicensed)), obtained from http://rapidlasso.com/LAStools.

Process Date/Time: 2020-03-25 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1154517
Description:

Data classified as unclassified points (1), 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 - 5”, “Max Triangle Side – 10”, 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 V10.6, the ASCII Z grid file is converted to a tif-format raster file whose projection is defined as “The North American Datum of 1983 (2011).”

Process Date/Time: 2020-05-29 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1154518
Description:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received 558 tif files from USACE JALBTCX for the Mississippi gulf islands. The bare earth raster files were at a 1 m grid spacing. The data were in UTM Zone 16 (NAD83 2011) coordinates in meters and NAVD88 (GEOID12B) elevations in meters. OCM assigned the appropriate EPSG codes (Horiz - 6345, Vert - 5703) and copied the raster files to https for Digital Coast storage and provisioning purposes.

Process Date/Time: 2020-07-08 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference 2019 USACE NCMP Phase One Natural Color 8 Bit Imagery: Coastal Mississippi
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference 2019 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Gulf Coast (MS)

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 60234
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:60234
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2020-07-08 15:52+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