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OCM Partners, 2024: 2018 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Huron, MI, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/68530.

Item Identification

Title: 2018 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Huron, MI
Status: Completed
Creation Date: 2018
Abstract:

These files contain classified topo/bathy lidar data 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 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.

These data were received by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) from the USACE JALBTCX (Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise). NOAA OCM processed the data to be available for custom and bulk downloads from the NOAA Digital Coast Data Access Viewer (DAV). In addition to the lidar point data, RGB imagery and topobathy bare earth Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) at a 1 meter grid spacing, created from the lidar point data, are also available from the NOAA Digital Coast. The links to these data are provided in the URL section of this metadata record. DEMs at a a 1meter grid spacing, created from all classifications, are available by request at coastal.info@noaa.gov.

Purpose:

This data was collected by the USACE in support of the National Coastal Mapping Program to assess changes in elevation above and below water along the coast of Michigan.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
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

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 > MICHIGAN
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: Other
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, 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: 1193954
Date Effective From: 2022-11-21
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: 1193956
Date Effective From: 2022-11-21
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: 1193957
Date Effective From: 2022-11-21
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: 1193955
Date Effective From: 2022-11-21
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: 1193978
W° Bound: -83.356017
E° Bound: -82.399356
N° Bound: 44.736457
S° Bound: 42.982969

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 1193977
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2018-10-16
End: 2018-10-21

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Vector Representation 1

CC ID: 1193970
Point Object Present?: Yes

Reference Systems

Reference System 1

CC ID: 1193971

Coordinate Reference System

CRS Type: Geographic 3D
EPSG Code: EPSG:6319
EPSG Name: NAD83(2011)
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: 1193958
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=8627/details/8627
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2022-11-21 - Present)
File Name: Customized Download
Description:

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

File Type (Deprecated): ZIP
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 1193959
Download URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/8627/index.html
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2022-11-21 - Present)
File Name: Bulk Download
Description:

Simple download of data files.

File Type (Deprecated): Zip
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 1193965
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/laz/geoid18/8627/supplemental/mi2018_huron_m8627.kmz
Name: Browse Graphic
URL Type:
Browse Graphic
File Resource Format: kmz
Description:

This graphic shows the lidar coverage for the 2018 topobathy lidar acquisition along the Lake Huron coast in Michigan.

URL 2

CC ID: 1193966
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/lidar/search/where:ID=9657/details/9657
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

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

URL 3

CC ID: 1194113
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/lidar/viewer/v/noaapotree.html?m=8627&g=geoid18
Name: NOAA 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 4

CC ID: 1194114
URL: https://noaa-nos-coastal-lidar-pds.s3.amazonaws.com/entwine/geoid18/8627/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 5

CC ID: 1279385
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/dataviewer/#/imagery/search/where:ID=9678
Name: RGB Imagery
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: GeoTiff
Description:

Link to custom download from the NOAA Data Access Viewer (DAV), the RGB imagery collected along with the lidar data.

Technical Environment

Description:

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

Data Quality

Accuracy:

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. Annomalous high and/or low elevation values have been removed, and point cloud classificaiton algorithms have been validated via manual review and QC. Temporal differences in elevation exist in areas of active nearshore 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.

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:

Planned data coverage for this dataset includes the shoreline along the coast of Michigan. 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.

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

Completeness Report:

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

Conceptual Consistency:

No discernable offsets or horizontal shifts were found during visual inspecton of the lidar-derived grid products against basemap imagery products.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

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.

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

JALBTCX

CC ID: 1193972
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: JALBTCX
Publish Date: 2020-01-03

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 1193973
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: 2018-10-16 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 1193974
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 2011). 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: 2021-06-24 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 1193975
Description:

The NOAA Office for Coastal Management (OCM) received 549 laz files from USACE JALBTCX for the Lake Huron coastline in Michigan. The lidar data had elevation and intensity measurements. The data were in geographic coordinates (NAD83 2011) and ellipsoid elevations in meters. The data were classified as: 1 - Unclassified, 2 - Ground, 29 - Bathymetric Point. OCM processed all classifications of points to the Digital Coast Data Access Viewer (DAV). Classes available on the DAV are: 1, 2, 29.

OCM performed the following processing on the data for Digital Coast storage and provisioning purposes:

1. An internal OCM script was run to check the number of points by classification and by flight ID and the gps and intensity ranges.

2. Internal OCM scripts were run on the laz files to assign the geokeys, to sort the data by gps time and zip the data to database and to https.

Process Date/Time: 2022-11-18 00:00:00
Process Contact: Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference 2018 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar DEM: Lake Huron, MI

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 68530
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:68530
Metadata Record Created By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Created: 2022-11-21 18:29+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Rebecca Mataosky
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-11-03 13:38+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-11-21
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