High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Aerial photographs were acquired for the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Benthic Mapping Project in 1999 by NOAA Aircraft Operation Centers aircraft and National Geodetic Survey cameras and personnel. Approximately 600, color, 9 by 9 inch photos were taken of the coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 1:48000 scale. Specific sun angle and maximum percent cloud cover restrictions were adhered to when possible during photography missions to ensure collection of high quality imagery for the purpose of benthic mapping.Prints and diapositives were created from the original negatives. Diapositives were then scanned at a resolution of 500 dpi using a metric scanner, yielding 2.4 by 2.4 meter pixels for the 1:48000 scale photography. All scans were saved in TIF format for the purposes of orthorectification and photointerpretation. Original TIF's were also converted to *.jpg format to reduce file size and facilitate web-based image distribution. Images are currently available in jpeg format for download at 72, 150, and 500 dpi resolution. Historical images are available for some locations.

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Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 28, 2018
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2002 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact, Custodian)
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: We request that you credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when you use these photos in a report, publication, or presentation. | Distribution Liability: These photographs were obtained for use by NOAA during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NOAA is making these photographs available to others who may find the photographs of value, NOAA does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these photographs for any given purpose. NOAA is providing these photographs as is; and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits resulting from any use or misuse of these data.
Bbox East Long -64.42
Bbox North Lat 18.59
Bbox South Lat 17.61
Bbox West Long -68.08
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:39463
Harvest Object Id 00bc48f0-982a-4dec-a855-02dde2ef4eb8
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1965
Temporal Extent End 1999

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