USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Coastal New Jersey

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for Coastal New Jersey
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: SDE raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Atlantic Coastal Imagery
Issue_Identification: 2006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher: USGS
Other_Citation_Details:
For more detailed information on this data, please contact:

Aerials Express, LLCSales Representative7855 River Parkway, Suite 211Tempe, AZ 85284Telephone: 480-777-9909Fax: 480-777-9966Email spetersen@AerialsExpress.com

Online_Linkage: <http://seamless.usgs.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
"Aerial imagery is a critical geospatial data component in identyfing, planning, and preparing for the protection of the US and its people. This dataset includes additional coverage of areas along the Southeast coast previously purchasedby DHS in 2006. The data set also includes a portion of the Washington DC-Baltimore area The imagery was collected using aircraft to produce a 0.5 meter pixel resolution. It is color and ortho-rectified."
Purpose:
"The dataset was collected to insure digital imagery coverage of the urban areas along the coastlines most prone to hurricane forces and devastation. The coverage allows all government entities an inter operable common operating picture during a critical event or in pre or post planning."
Supplemental_Information:
The data obtained through The Seamless Server is considered to be the "best available" data from USGS. Historical data and other data may be obtained by contacting Customer Services, Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science, at 1-800-252-4547. Information in quotation marks, initial processing steps, accuracy reports, and source information is taken directly from the original metadata.Spatial-specific information not available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200603
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.17818306
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.15799094
North_Bounding_Coordinate:40.74828148
South_Bounding_Coordinate:40.72795908
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: digital spatial data
Theme_Keyword: 0.50 meter orthoimage
Theme_Keyword: rectified image
Theme_Keyword: orthophoto
Theme_Keyword: natural color orthophoto
Theme_Keyword: orthoimage
Theme_Keyword: image map
Theme_Keyword: imagery
Theme_Keyword: GeoTIFF
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Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: 013
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: National Standards for Spatial Digital Accuracy (NSSDA)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and their principal administrative divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard 10-4,): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S.
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: NJ
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: Bergen County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Burlington County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Essex County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Hudson County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Mercer County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Middlesex County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Monmouth County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Morris County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Ocean County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Passaic County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Somerset County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Sussex County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Union County, New Jersey
Place_Keyword: Warren County, New Jersey
Access_Constraints:
Any downloading and use of these data signifies a user's agreement to comprehension and compliance of the USGS Standard Disclaimer. Insure all portions of metadata are read and clearly understood before using these data in order to protect both user and USGS interests.
Use_Constraints:
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of the data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and that 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. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to <http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html> for the USGS disclaimer.
Point_of_Contact:
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality or for product availability by the general public, refer to the original processor.Skyla PetersenAerials Express, LLCSales Representative7855 River Parkway, Suite 211Tempe, AZ 85284Telephone: 480-777-9909Fax: 480-777-9966Email spetersen@AerialsExpress.com
Data_Set_Credit:
Aerials Express, LLC, Jerry Landis, Bill Landis, Kevin Fowkes, Skyla Petersen, Brad Mattison
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: N/A
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Logical_Consistency_Report: The photography was acquired using a film camera.
Completeness_Report:
"Imagery is seamless and nearly cloud free. Ocean water has been colorized to mask out most light reflections and color issues."
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
"The horizontal positional accuracy and the assurance of that accuracy depend, in part, on the accuracy of the data inputs to the rectification process. The positions of existing USGS photoidentifiable ground control were evaluated on the Geotiff image and compared with their ground values in order to determine an overall accuracy for the final Urban Area. After image coordinate measurement was completed, a radial RMSE was calculated for the entire block. This value is an estimate of the horizontal accuracy of the tile expressed in meters. Aerials Express does not warrant horizontal accuracy to exceed that of 5.0 meters at 90% (NMAS for 1:12000-scale products)."
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 5.0
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
Federal Geographic Data Committee, 1998, Geospatial Positioning Accuracy Standard, Part 3, National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy, FGDC-STD-007.3-1998
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Aerials Express, LLC
Publication_Date: unpublished material
Title: Aerial Photography
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: Hard Drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200603
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PHOTO
Source_Contribution: Provides the imagery for the orthorectification process.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
"The production process starts when the film is received from the processing lab. The process is broken into four phases: scanning, Automatic-Triangulation, Color Balancing, Seamlines, and quality control.Scanning

Much is determined in the first step of scanning. It is important that this step is done correctly in order for the remaining steps to run smoothly. It is for this reason that a ZEISS Photo Scan photogrammetric scanner is used to perform all scanning in-house. This provides complete control for both resolution and color balance at the start of the process.

Automatic Triangulation and Rectification We use Intergraph's Image Station Auto-Triangulaton (ISAT) system that works hand-in-hand with IMU/ABGPS data to match photos together. It is an automated process to create automatic tie points between photos. The process uses a bundle adjustment to tighten the accuracy of the tie points. Upon good AT results, we then use a DEM to rectify the photos with Intergraph's Image Station Ortho Pro (ISOP) software. Color Balancing and Seamline Generation

After rectification an overall tone balancing using ER MAPPER Software is applied to the aerial photo project. Seamlines or a stitching process are then assigned between each image to ensure a more seamless mosaic. The mosaic is then tiled into tiff images.

Quality Control

Aerials Express takes great care in the tone and color balance of the imagery. The ER Mapper software provides the automatic color correction of the imagery in batch mode. As a final review, Adobe Photoshop is used to correct color and image density where stitching is not able to fully disguise the match lines. The final step in this process is to color balance the entire image file to the best color, which gives the photography a completely natural look.

Production Process for ADS40 LEICA DIGITAL IMAGERY

Data processing of ADS40 imagery and metadata is a streamlined digital workflow process utilizing commercial softcopy photogrammetric software including Applanix POSPAC, Leica GPro, ORIMA, SOCET SET and Orthovista.

The ADS40 sensor GPS/IMU position and attitude data is directly processed through three separate but continuous steps: Applanix POSPAC for data extracting, POSGPS for data orientation, and POSProc for creating a Smoothed Best Estimate of Trajectory (SBET) for each flight lift. The post-processed GPS data output is displayed onto the flight profile plot, which clearly shows the RMS values of the combined forward and reverse run separations, C/A Code and Carrier Phase. The output IMU data is also verified by a PDOP plot and its value compared to an acceptable threshold range.

The processing of ADS40 images is run on Leica GPRO and ORIMA for bundle adjustment. The image is linked to the local coordinate system through the corresponding GPS/IMU SBET data with correct position and orientation. The residual of the tie-points are displayed instantly to reflect the accuracy of the processed data. After the bundle adjustment, ORIMA automatically displays the unit weight standard deviation, the RMS of tie points and the accuracy of the sensor position and orientation. The iteration process on the bundle adjustment is based on the selected parameters to ensure the data integrity and accuracy is within the project specification. The software also provides the measurement of reliability for variance and co-variance component analysis. This ensures the processed data is statistically satisfied on the application demand.

The triangulation process involves automatic measurement of tie points. All operations are performed using the graphical working environment of ORIMA. For automatic tie point measurement, the Auto Point Measurement (APM) from Orima, using a very dense point measuring algorithm adapted for the ADS40, is called directly. Highest quality orientation results are obtained by a combined bundle adjustment. The Combined Adjustment Program CAP-A has been extended to handle all types of observations required for ADS40. The observations are image coordinates, and position and attitude values from GPS and IMU computed by the IMU/GPS post-processing software. The post-processing includes the transformation of the raw data into the reference image frame used for the aerial triangulation. The resultant values of this transformation are the same as orientation elements of standard photogrammetry procedures and results.

"The use of the high precision GPS/IMU data combined with these traditional triangulation techniques gives rise to a very robust and flexible system. The adjustment process can determine calibration, datum deficiencies, errors in GPS and more precisely register the imagery to ground control. It should be noted that very little ground control is required. Owing to the GPS/IMU data, ground control is essentially unnecessary." Hinsken, et al, Program author of Orima.

Raw imagery is checked and radiometric balanced in a parallel process that utilizes custom gradient correction software and the Leica GPRO Tonal Transfer Curve (TTC) application. While operators are refining a good AT result, others are carefully reviewing the imagery for good color band balance, contrast and tone.

Once both processes have passed rigid AT and QC milestones, the imagery bands, red, green and blue or NIR, red, and green are rectified to an RGB or CIR product. These orthos are passed to the mosaic team for QC, seam line placement and tiling using the vigorous interactive capabilities of Orthovista software.

For this project, the latest available National Elevation Dataset NED surface model is used for rectification."

Process_Date: 200606
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original coastal metadata were imported and updated for display through the Seamless Data Distribution System at <http://seamless.usgs.gov> The metadata are available in several formats: HTML, TEXT, XML, FAQ and SGML.
Process_Date: 200706
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605-594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display and download from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality, refer to original processor.

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False_Easting: 500000.000000
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For color-infrared and natural color DOQs, a digital number from zero to 255 will be assigned to each pixel but that number will refer to a color look-up table which will contain the RGB red, blue and green (RGB) values, each from zero to 255, for that digital number. Areas where the rectification process is incomplete due to incomplete data (i.e., lack of elevation data, gaps), are represented with the numeric value of zero.
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U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, Standards for Digital Orthoimagery: Reston, VA

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Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
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Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
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Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display and download from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality, refer to the original processor.
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Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Data may have been compiled from various outside sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The USGS shall not be liable for any activity involving these data, installation, fitness of the data for a particular purpose, its use, or analyses results.
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The URL <http://seamless.usgs.gov> provides a map interface that allows for data downloads within a customer defined area of interest. Zoom tools are available that can be used to investigate areas of interest on the map interface. The download tool allows the customer to capture layers from the map, utilizing the Seamless Data Distribution System process for downloading. A request summary page is then generated with the download layers listed. By clicking the "download" button on the summary page, a zipped file will be generated that can be saved on the customer's computer. The file can then be unzipped and imported into various user software applications.
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ESRI ArcGIS Suite and/or Arc/Info or other compatible software, and supporting operating systems.
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The above is the contact information for the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science in Sioux Falls, SD. This is the digital data storage and distribution center for the USGS. Metadata information can also be obtained through online services using The National Map Viewer, at <http://nationalmap.usgs.gov>
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