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High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA

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Entry ID

ARCSS304

Summary

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, and consist of orthorectified satellite imagery. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant metadata for all value-added data sets are provided in text, HTML, and XML formats.

Accessory layers include: 1:250,000- and 1:63,360-scale USGS Digital Raster Graphic (DRG) mosaic images (GeoTIFF format); 1:250,000- and 1:63,360-scale USGS quadrangle index maps (ESRI Shapefile format); an index map for the 62 QuickBird tiles (ESRI Shapefile format); and a simple polygon layer of the extent of the Barrow QuickBird image area and the Barrow B4 quadrangle area (ESRI Shapefile format).

Unmodified QuickBird data comprise 62 data tiles in Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Zone 4 in GeoTIFF format. Standard release files describing the QuickBird data are included, along with the DigitalGlobe license agreement and product handbooks.

The baseline geospatial data support education, outreach, and multi-disciplinary research of environmental change in Barrow, which is an area of focused scientific interest. Data are provided on four DVDs. This product is available only to investigators funded specifically from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Office of Polar Programs (OPP), Arctic Sciences Section. An NSF OPP award number must be provided when ordering this data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71.405°     S: 71.14764°     E: -156.14847°     W: -157.07033°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Manley, W. F., L. R. Lestak, C. E. Tweedie, and J. A. Maslanik.
Dataset Title: High-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
Dataset Release Date: 2006-04-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss304.html

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

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA

Science Keywords

  • Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Reflectance
  • Land Surface Surface Radiative Properties Reflectance
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Infrared Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Reflected Infrared
  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Reflected Infrared
  • Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery
  • Spectral/Engineering Visible Wavelengths Visible Imagery

Ancillary Keywords

  • Alaska
  • arcss304
  • ARCSS Data Coordination Center
  • Aspect
  • Barrow
  • Digital Elevation Model
  • Digital Mapping
  • GIS
  • Infrared
  • Mapping
  • Maps
  • Multispectral
  • NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • OPP0224071
  • ORRI > Orthorectified Radar Imagery
  • Panchromatic
  • QuickBird
  • Remote Sensing
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Topography
  • Visible Imagery

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Geoscientific Information

Platform

  • QUICKBIRD DigitalGlobe's QuickBird
  • SATELLITES

Instrument

  • QUICKBIRD/BHRC-60 QuickBird Ball High Resolution Camera 60

Project

  • NSF/OPP Division of Polar Programs, Antarctic Research, Glaciology

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 multispectral tiles were checked.

The Barrow orthoimagery location accuracy is defined as custom; the investigator team supplied the digital elevation model (DEM) and ground control points (GCPs). Imagery meets and usually exceeds QuickBird's specifications for 1:12,000 scale orthoimagery, which is defined as 10.2 meters CE90% and 6.2 meters root-mean-square error. Radiometric, sensor, and geometric corrections were applied to separate images by DigitalGlobe and images were mapped to a cartographic projection using a digital elevation model (DEM) to correct parallax error due to local topographic relief. Each image has a different location accuracy. See the PDF file 'Barrow QuickBird Quality Assessment Report.pdf' (distributed with the data) for GCPs used to geocorrect imagery, correction errors, and other issues related to quality control.

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 (http://nsidc.org/data/arcss304.html) 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 (http://nsidc.org/data/arcss305.html) versions of these data are available to the general public.

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

ARCSS

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

The Advanced Cooperative Arctic Data & Information Service
Data Center URL: nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: ACADIS User Services
Phone: 303 492-6199 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • University of Colorado
  • 449 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 17 GB
Distribution Format: ESRI Grid

Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 17 GB
Distribution Format: Binary

Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 17 GB
Distribution Format: ESRI Shapefiles (.shp, .shx, .dbf, and .prj)

Distribution Media: DVD
Distribution Size: 17 GB
Distribution Format: Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) (.geotiff)

Personnel

William F. Manley
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
  • 450 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO

Leanne R. Lestak
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
  • University of Colorado
  • 216 UCB

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0216
Country: USA

Craig Tweedie
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: ctweedie@utep.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Department of Biology
  • 500 University Blvd.
  • Biology Bldg., Room 226

City: El Paso
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 79968-0513
Country: USA

Jim Maslanik
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@kryos.colorado.edu
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

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Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-12

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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