Reduced-Resolution QuickBird Imagery and Related GIS Layers for Barrow, Alaska, USA
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.
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
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. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM.