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Reduced-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1

This data set contains reduced-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 the 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 DigitialGlobe 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).

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 available either via FTP or on CD-ROM.

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Temporal Coverage:
  • 2002-08-01 to 2002-08-02
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
Sensor(s): QUICKBIRD/BHRC-60
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 71.405, S: 71.14764, E: -156.14847, W: -157.07033

Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 m x 10 m
  • Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Imagery
  • Surface Radiative Properties > Reflectance
  • Infrared Wavelengths > Reflected Infrared
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Data Format(s):
  • Binary
  • GeoTIFF
  • ESRI Shapefile
Data Contributor(s): William Manley, Leanne Lestak, Craig Tweedie, Jim Maslanik

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Manley, W. F., L. R. Lestak, C. E. Tweedie, and J. A. Maslanik. 2006. Reduced-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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