LiDAR-derived Products for the Dry Creek Watershed, Idaho
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: LiDAR-derived Products for the Dry Creek Watershed, Idaho
Originators: University of Idaho
Publisher: Idaho LiDAR Consortium
Publication place: Idaho
Publication date: 2010
Data type: remote-sensing image
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) has emerged as a promising technology in many disciplines, including geology, forestry, and hydrology.  Despite a growing body of LiDAR literature, gaps in information on issues related to acquisition and processing of LiDAR data still exist (Gatziolis and Andersen, 2008).  In recent years, various efforts have been made, at state level and beyond, for web-based distribution of raw LiDAR data  (e.g. OpenTopography, CLICK) as well as LiDAR-derived products (e.g. INSIDE Idaho). However, proper processing of raw data, and documenting the processing steps in a standard-compliant metadata are essential before LiDAR data and value-added products can be made available to the public domain through data portals. This data provides a demonstration of a LiDAR workflow for NSF Idaho EPSCoR project Water Resources in a Changing Climate. 

This is collection level metadata for LAS files collected by University of Idaho, College of Natural Resource, Moscow, ID as a part of a larger project to use LiDAR for studying eco-hydrology and snow modelling. The lidar survey was conducted by vendor Watershed Sciences, Corvallis, OR. Leica ALS50 Phase II lidar instrument was flown in a Cessna Caravan 208B aircraft over the period of November 10-18, 2007. The data was delivered in LAS 1.1 format with information on return number, easting, northing, elevation, scan angle, and intensity for each return.
Purpose:
To demonstrate of a LiDAR workflow for NSF Idaho EPSCoR project Water Resources in a Changing Climate.
Dataset credit:
Data acquisition and processing were funded by the Bureau of Land Management Owyhee Uplands Pilot Project, US Department of Agriculture Cooperative States Research Education and Extension Service SGP award 2005- 34552-15828, Idaho NSF EPSCoR Program and the National Science Foundation under award number EPS-0447689, Idaho State University, U. S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, University of Idaho, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service, Northwest Watershed Research Center.
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho State University, Boise Aerospace Center Laboratory
Phone: 208-345-1994
Fax: 208-345-8353
Email: boisecal@isu.edu
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 240
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83702
County: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: remote-sensing image
Data format: Raster Dataset
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 20071110
Ending date: 20071118
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: Unknown
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: elevation
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme:
Keywords: LiDAR, Digital Elevation Model, DEM, Absolute Roughness Surface, Aspect Surface, Bare Earth Digital Elevation Model, Hillshade Surface, Intensity Surface, Local Roughness Surface, Slope Surface, Vegetation Roughness Surface, Maximum Vegetation Height Surface, Point Density Surface
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Owyhee, Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
Proper credit to Idaho LiDAR Consortium
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classification: Public
Spatial Reference Information
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
Boundary Coordinate
Left 565492.090000
Right 574094.090000
Top 4844988.330000
Bottom 4837023.330000
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -116.1864678 (longitude)
East -116.0807367 (longitude)
North 43.7550358 (latitude)
South 43.6825269 (latitude)
Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. 
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208.292.1407
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
City: Coeur d'Alene
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83814-2277
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Map Service REST Endpoint
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Layer File (.lyr)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WMS
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WCS
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: Online Map
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Digital form:
Format name: KML (Google Earth)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Fees: None.
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20101109
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Boise Center Aerospace Laboratory
Person: Nancy Glenn
Phone: 208-345-1994
Email: 208-345-8353
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E. Front Street, Suite 240
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83702
County: USA
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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