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High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
Entry ID: ARCSS304

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Abstract: This data set contains high-resolution QuickBird imagery and geospatial data for the entire Barrow QuickBird image area (156.15° W - 157.07° W, 71.15° N - 71.41° N) and Barrow B4 Quadrangle (156.29° W - 156.89° W, 71.25° N - 71.40° N), for use in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing software. The original QuickBird data sets were acquired by DigitalGlobe from 1 to 2 August 2002, ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 71.41   S: 71.15   E: -156.15   W: -157.07

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Manley, W. F., L. R. Lestak, C. Tweedie, and J. Maslanik.
Dataset Title: High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
Dataset Series Name: ARCSS304
Dataset Release Date: 2006-04-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-01
Stop Date: 2002-08-02
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.8 m
Longitude Resolution: 2.8 m

Latitude Resolution: 0.7 m
Longitude Resolution: 0.7 m

ISO Topic Category
Quality Quality checks were performed throughout all processing procedures. Z-profiles for multispectral tiles were viewed for various locations in the image. Vegetation, water features and human-made features were checked for correct radiometric values. Actual digital number (DN) values were checked for individual tiles and for corresponding areas in the mosaics. Pixel registration of panchromatic and ... View entire text
Access Constraints Data are available on four DVDs and are restricted to NSF OPP Arctric Sciences Section-funded investigators. To place an order, visit the NSIDC catalog description ( for this data set. Click 'Register for Data' and read the license agreement. Scroll to the end of the agreement to accept it. You will be directed to a registration form; please complete this and provide your most recent NSF OPP grant number. NSIDC User Services will verify the grant number and contact you soon with an order confirmation. Reduced-resolution ( versions of these data are available to the general public.
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Originating Center
Data Center
Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service at NSIDC Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: -303-492-6199
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
University of Colorado
449 UCB
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 17 GB
Distribution Format: ESRI Grid
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Email: William.Manley at
Contact Address:
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
450 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0450
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18