• NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Inundation Digital Elevation Model: Virginia (mainland) and District of Columbia

    Updated: Dec 24, 2013

    These data were created as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center's efforts to create an online mapping viewer called the Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer. It depicts potential sea level rise and its associated impacts on the nation's coastal areas. The purpose of the mapping viewer is to provide coastal managers and scientists with a preliminary look at sea level rise (slr) and coastal flooding impacts. The viewer is a screening-level tool that uses nationally consistent data sets and analyses. Data and maps provided can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios. The Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer may be accessed at: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/slr This metadata record describes the digital elevation model (DEM), which is a part of a series of DEMs produced for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Services Center's Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer described above. This DEM includes the best available data known to exist at the time of DEM creation that met project specifications, for mainland Virginia, this includes portions of the following counties: Alexandria, Arlington, Charles City, Chesapeake, Essex, Fairfax, Falls Church, Franklin City, Fredericksburg City, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Mathews, Middlesex, New Kent, Newport News, Norfolk, Northumberland, Poquoson City, Portsmouth, Prince George, Prince William, Richmond, Southampton, Stafford, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Westmoreland, Williamsburg, and York. This DEM also includes the District of Columbia. The DEM is derived from the following lidar: 1. New Kent, Charles City, Prince George Counties 2012 FEMA Middle Counties VA Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/Middle_Counties/Metadata/Project_Report/Dewberry_ProjectReport_MiddleCounties.pdf Additional coverage provided by the Virginia Base Map Program (VBMP). This data is a digital terrain model initially generated by the Center for Geospatial Technology (CGIT) for the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) using the mass points and break lines from 2002 VBMP aerial photography. 2. King William County 2011 FEMA King William County VA Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/KingWilliamCo/KingWilliam_Metadata/Dewberry_ProjectReport_KingWilliam.pdf Additional coverage provided by the Virginia Base Map Program (VBMP). This data is a digital terrain model initially generated by the Center for Geospatial Technology (CGIT) for the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) using the mass points and break lines from 2002 VBMP aerial photography. 3. Hampton and Portsmouth Cities 2011 FEMA Virginia Southern Cities Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/SouthernCities/SouthernCities_Metadata/Dewberry_ProjectReport_SouthernCities.pdf 4. Franklin City and Southampton County 2011 FEMA Virginia Counties South Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/VA_Counties_South/SouthernCo_Metadata/Dewberry_ProjectReport_Southampton.pdf 5. Fredericksburg City and Essex, King George, Prince William, Richmond, Stafford, Westmoreland Counties 2011 FEMA Virginia Counties North Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/VA_Counties_North/NorthernCo_Metadata/Dewberry_ProjectReport_NorthernCounties.pdf 6. Northumberland, Middlesex, Lancaster, King and Queen, Gloucester, Mathews, James City, Williamsburg, Surry, Isle of Wight, Suffolk Counties 2010/2011 USGS Eleven County Coastal VA Lidar This data may be downloaded from the William and Mary Center for Geospatial Analysis: http://www.wm.edu/as/cga/VALIDAR/ The project report for this data may be accessed at: http://gisfiles.wm.edu/files/lidar/a11county/Metadata/PROJECT_REPORT/Final%20Project%20Report%20for%20USGS%20Virginia%20LiDAR_01312011.pdf Additional coverage for Surry and King and Queen counties provided by the Virginia Base Map Program (VBMP). This data is a digital terrain model initially generated by the Center for Geospatial Technology (CGIT) for the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) using the mass points and break lines from 2002 VBMP aerial photography. 7. Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church Counties 2008 NGA Capital Region Lidar The lidar data is not publicly available, the data was provided by the State of Virginia as bare earth DEMs. 8. Fairfax County 2008 NGA Capital Region Lidar The lidar data is not publicly available, the data was provided by the State of Virginia as bare earth DEMs. 2012 FEMA Virginia Lidar This data may be downloaded from USGS EarthExplorer at: http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/ 9. York, Poquoson City, Newport News, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and Sussex Counties Data provided by the Virginia Base Map Program (VBMP). This data is a digital terrain model initially generated by the Center for Geospatial Technology (CGIT) for the Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN) using the mass points and break lines from 2002 VBMP aerial photography. 2010 US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Lidar This data may be downloaded at: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/dataviewer/index.html?action=advsearch&qType=in&qFld=ID&qVal=1132 The metadata for this data may be accessed at: http://csc.noaa.gov/dataviewer/webfiles/metadata/usace2010_va_template.html 10.District of Columbia Washington, DC and Environs, 2008, 1/9 Arc second National Elevation Dataset (NED) This data may be downloaded at: http://viewer.nationalmap.gov/viewer/ Hydrographic breaklines were delineated from LiDAR intensity imagery generated from the LiDAR datasets. The DEM is hydro flattened such that water elevations are less than or equal to 0 meters. The DEM is referenced vertically to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) with vertical units of meters and horizontally to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The resolution of the DEM is approximately 10 meters.

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    Harvested from NCDDC-NOS-CSC

    About this Dataset

    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date Dec 16, 2013
    Metadata Created Date Dec 24, 2013
    Metadata Updated Date Dec 24, 2013
    Reference Date(s) Dec 01, 2013 (publication)
    Responsible Party NOAA Coastal Services Center (Point of Contact)
    Contact Email
    Access Constraints Use Constraints: The dataset is provided as is, without warranty to its performance, merchantable state, or fitness for any particular purpose. The entire risk associated with the results and performance of this dataset is assumed by the user. This dataset should be used strictly as a planning reference and not for navigation, permitting, or other legal purposes., Access Constraints: None
    Bbox East Long -75.796548
    Bbox North Lat 39.133077
    Bbox South Lat 36.543234
    Bbox West Long -77.523020
    Coupled Resource
    Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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    Harvest Object Id a61f4f70-8c4c-45ea-8a06-de709ed1389b
    Harvest Source Id 108fdd59-5081-4392-989d-809f0bb74b7d
    Harvest Source Title NCDDC-NOS-CSC
    Licence Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the NOAA Coastal Services Center or its partners.
    Metadata Language
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 2012-01-15
    Temporal Extent End 2012-08-13

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