Imagery data for the Vegetation Mapping Inventory Project of Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This reference contains the imagery data used in the completion of the baseline vegetation inventory project for the NPS park unit. Orthophotos, raw imagery, and scanned aerial photos are common files held here.

The SECN contracted with Aero-Metric Inc., through the USGS Rolla, Missouri office to provide color infrared aerial photographs. Color infrared (CIR) imagery was chosen because healthy green vegetation is a very strong reflector of infrared radiation and appears bright red in color infrared imagery, which helps tremendously in vegetation mapping efforts. This set of photography covered the full project boundary extent plus a buffer surrounding the boundary of 500 meters. The flight path and centers of the aerial photo mission were planned with 60% forward-lap and 30% side-lap in order to assure stereo viewing. Airborne GPS data were provided by Aero-Metric, Inc, as were ground-check point data. The project was referenced to the North American Datum of 1983/2007 (NAD83/07), Universal Transverse Mercator Zone 17 horizontally and to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 vertically. The aerial photographs were taken on 31 May 2009 at a scale of 1:12,000.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher National Park Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2252075
Data First Published 2009-05-01
Data Last Modified 2009-05-01
Category Imagery
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Related Documents
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 86ca2bb860d20430b1ef51e79c057a1227e0b0e6
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -86.16192,27.710907,-75.45946,36.6323738
Temporal 2009-01-01/2010-01-01

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