Coastal Aerial Photography from the National Ocean Service (NOS) National Geodetic Survey (NGS) available through NOS MapFinder

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Citation:
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Title: Coastal Aerial Photography from the National Ocean Service (NOS) National Geodetic Survey (NGS) available through NOS MapFinder
Description:
Abstract:
Precision aerial photography is collected by the National Ocean Service (NOS) National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Remote Sensing Division for the production of coastal survey maps. The georeferenced, high resolution photographs are used for a variety of geo-positioning applications, which include delineating the shoreline for Nautical Chart creation, measuring water depths (photobathymetry), topographic mapping, mapping seabed characteristics, and locating features or obstructions to ensure the safety of marine and air navigation. The photographs have many other uses as well, including coastal management, waterfront development, natural resource identification, coastal change analysis, habitat identification, and recreational planning. The photographs cover all coastal regions of the US and its territories, including the Great Lakes. Types of imagery include natural color, panchromatic, false-color infrared, and black-and-white (B&W) infrared photography. Photographic prints from about 1945 to the present are currently available from NGS. Presently there are over 500,000 such photo negatives. The primary aerial photographic product is a 9x9 inch color photograph which is usually exposed at scales from 1:10,000 to 1:50,000 About 15,000 new photographs are acquired every year. These photographs are of metric quality for mapping purposes; they overlap 60% along a strip, which allows coverage to be viewed in stereo and precise photogrammetric measurements to be made in order to locate features accurately. Photographic scales and photography repeat cycles vary depending on the survey requirements and the amount of change caused by cultural or natural forces. The online NOS MapFinder was used to access the photos. The MapFinder contains a complete index of about 41,000 aerial photographs taken since 1990. In the future, the index will include photos taken prior to 1990 and will be added to MapFinder in reverse chronological order. About 10,000 on-line photographs will be added to NOS MapFinder every year. MapFinder images are scanned directly from the photographic negatives at 100 dots per inch. On September 2, 2004, NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS) retired its MapFinder Web site after seven years online. The National Ocean Service (NOS) MapFinder Web site has been retired and replaced by the Data Explorer Web site at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/.
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19450101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -125.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 26.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 173.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -161.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -154.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BARRIER ISLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DELTAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > DUNES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ESTUARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > INLETS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > LAGOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > ROCKY COASTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHOALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: CAMERAS
Theme_Keyword: Aerial Photographs
Theme_Keyword: Aerial Photography
Theme_Keyword: Photogrammetry
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GREGORY L. FROMM
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Remote Sensing Division
Address: National Geodetic Survey
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-2668
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gfromm@ngs.noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NOS/NGS > National Geodetic Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: INFORMATION SERVICES BRANCH NATIONAL GEODETIC SURVEY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Geodetic Survey, NOAA
Address: Information Services Branch
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3242
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-4172
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ngs.infocenter@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOS_MAPFINDER_COASTAL_PHOTO
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: GIF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/dataexplorer/
Access_Instructions:
The National Ocean Service (NOS) MapFinder Web site has been retired and replaced by the Data Explorer Web site
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/topics/navops/mapping...
Access_Instructions:
Products - Coastal Aerial Photography page.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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