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OCM Partners, 2024: 2020 USACE USGS Topobathy Lidar DEM: Cape May & Atlantic City, NJ, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/66981.
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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. 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. The LAS file index is provided by the shape files, "MGRS_1km_18S.shp ", and the numbers used to identify files are in the "Box" field of the shape file. The data file naming convention is based on the year, effort, area, "Box" number and data product type. An example file name is "2020_USGS_NJ_18SVJ9738_BareEarth_1mGrid.tif", where 2020 is the year of data collection, USGS is the effort under which data were collected, NJ is the area of data collection, 18SVJ9738 is the "Box" number and BareEarth_1mGrid is the data product type.

In addition to these bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, the lidar point data that these DEM data 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.

Distribution Information

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

  • GeoTIFF

    Bulk download of data files in the original coordinate system.

Access Constraints:

None

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be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions.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.

Controlled Theme Keywords

BATHYMETRY, BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY, COASTAL ELEVATION, COASTAL PROCESSES, DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM), elevation, TERRAIN ELEVATION

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No Child Items for this record.

Contact Information

Point of Contact
NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
coastal.info@noaa.gov
(843) 740-1202

Metadata Contact
NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
coastal.info@noaa.gov
(843) 740-1202

Extents

Geographic Area 1

-75.028618° W, -74.244779° E, 39.550852° N, 38.927716° S

Time Frame 1
2020-07-02 - 2020-07-03

Item Identification

Title: 2020 USACE USGS Topobathy Lidar DEM: Cape May & Atlantic City, NJ
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2020
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. 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. The LAS file index is provided by the shape files, "MGRS_1km_18S.shp ", and the numbers used to identify files are in the "Box" field of the shape file. The data file naming convention is based on the year, effort, area, "Box" number and data product type. An example file name is "2020_USGS_NJ_18SVJ9738_BareEarth_1mGrid.tif", where 2020 is the year of data collection, USGS is the effort under which data were collected, NJ is the area of data collection, 18SVJ9738 is the "Box" number and BareEarth_1mGrid is the data product type.

In addition to these bare earth Digital Elevation Model (DEM) data, the lidar point data that these DEM data 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.

Purpose:

This data was collected by the USACE in support of the U.S. Geological Survey to assess changes in elevation above and below water along the coast of New Jersey.

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 > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION > DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > COASTAL ELEVATION
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL PROCESSES
ISO 19115 Topic Category
elevation

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 > NEW JERSEY
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
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
Data Presentation Form: Model (digital)
Distribution Liability:

Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of 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: 1167285
Date Effective From: 2022
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: 1167284
Date Effective From: 2022
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: 1167286
Date Effective From: 2022
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: 1167287
Date Effective From: 2022
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: 1297473
W° Bound: -75.028618
E° Bound: -74.244779
N° Bound: 39.550852
S° Bound: 38.927716

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1297472
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2020-07-02
End: 2020-07-03

Spatial Information

Spatial Resolution

Horizontal Distance: 1.0 Meter

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1297469

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: 1297470

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Projected
EPSG Code: EPSG:6347
EPSG Name: NAD83(2011) / UTM zone 18N
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:

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: 1167288
Start Date: 2022-04-08
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9483/details/9483
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2022 - Present)
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

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

File Type (Deprecated): Zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1167289
Start Date: 2022-04-08
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/dem/USACE_NJ_DEM_2020_9483/index.html
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2022 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Bulk download of data files in the original coordinate system.

File Type (Deprecated): GeoTIFF
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1167290
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/entwine/geoid18/9482/ept.json
Name: Entwine Point Tiles (EPT)
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: json
Description:

Entwine Point Tile (EPT) is a simple and flexible octree-based storage format for point cloud data. The data is organized in such a way that the data can be reasonably streamed over the internet, pulling only the points you need. EPT files can be queried to return a subset of the points that give you a representation of the area. As you zoom further in, you are requesting higher and higher densities. A dataset in EPT will contain a lot of files, however, the ept.json file describes all the rest. The EPT file can be used in Potree and QGIS to view the point cloud.

URL 2

CC ID: 1167291
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/lidar/viewer/v/noaapotree.html?m=9482&g=geoid18
Name: Potree 3D View
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Link to view the point cloud (using the Entwine Point Tile (EPT) format) in the 3D Potree viewer.

URL 3

CC ID: 1167292
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: 1167293
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/9482/supplemental/usace2020_nj_m9482.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: 1167310
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9482/details/9482
Name: Custom Point Download
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: Zip
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.

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 20 cm vertical accuracy at 95% confidence level. CZMIL bathymetric shallow FOV data - Compiled to meet SQRT((0.25^2) +((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 Measure:

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.

Completeness Report:

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

Conceptual Consistency:

Planned data coverage for this dataset includes the shoreline along the coast of New Jersey. Lidar and imagery data acquisition was focused on a 1500 meter swath of the shoreline that generally extends from the shoreline onshore 500 meters and from the shoreline offshore to 1000 meters or laser extinction, whichever occurs first. The planned point spacing is 70 centimeters on land and in shallow water. In deeper water the planned point spacing is 2 meters. Gaps or data holidays exist in the bathymetric portion of the data coverage due to a number of operational and environmental conditions, including by not limited to, active surf, low-reflectivity bottom substrate materials and turbidity in the water column. Please see the Report of Survey for additional details.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

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.

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

USACE JALBTCX

CC ID: 1297464
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: USACE JALBTCX

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1297465
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: 2020-07-02 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1297466
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). Vertical positions are also transformed from ellipsoid to orthometric heights referenced to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88). 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: 2021-01-14 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1297467
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 V8.2.1 to perform this operation utilizing the following parameters; "Legacy Triangulation", "Max Sample Excursion - 500", "Max Triangle Side "500", and "Tiling Settings Snap to Grid (Expand)." The grid is exported from Quick Terrain Modeler as a GeoTIFF 32-Bit DEM file. Utilizing an in-house python script within Jupyter Notebook, the null data values in the file are converted from -9999 to NoData with the Set Null tool from the ArcGIS Spatial Analyst Toolbox. The script also calls the Define Projection tool from the ArcGIS Data Management Toolbox to set the file's coordinate system information to "The North American Datum of 1983 (2011)." The raster is then multiplied against a corresponding 1m mask raster, an intermediate mask image produced from JALBTCX's 1mGrid data product, to remove interpolated areas where data does not exist. Horizontal positions, provided Universal Transverse Mercator Zone 18 North (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).

Process Date/Time: 2021-01-28 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 1297468
Description:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received GeoTiff format files from USACE JALBTCX for the New Jersey coastline project area. The bare earth raster files were at a 1 m grid spacing. The data were in UTM Zone 18, (NAD83 2011), meters coordinates and NAVD88 (Geoid12B) elevations in meters. OCM assigned the appropriate EPSG codes (Horiz - 6347, Vert - 5703) and copied the raster files to https for Digital Coast storage and provisioning purposes.

Process Date/Time: 2022-04-08 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference 2020 USACE USGS Topobathy Lidar: Cape May & Atlantic City, NJ

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66981
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66981
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2022-04-08 20:06+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Kirk Waters
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2024-01-10 19:24+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2024-01-10
Owner Org: OCMP
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-04-11
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-04-11