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National High Altitude Photography

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The National High Altitude Photography (NHAP) program, which was operated from 1980 - 1989, was coordinated by the U.S. Geological Survey as an interagency project to eliminate duplicate photography in various Government programs. The aim of the program was to cover the 48 conterminous states of the USA over a 5-year span. In the NHAP program, black-and-white and color-infrared aerial photographs were obtained on 9-inch film from an altitude of 40,000 feet above mean terrain elevation and are centered over USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles. The color-infrared photographs are at a scale of 1:58,000 (1 inch equals about .9 miles) and the black-and-white photographs are at a scale of 1:80,000 (1 inch equals about 1.26 miles).

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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 December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C1220566467-USGS_LTA
Data First Published 2019-09-20
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-03-25
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center (EDC). 1980-01-01. National High Altitude Photography. Sioux Falls, SD USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, U.S. Geological Survey. Photographs.
Creator U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center (EDC)
Data Presentation Form Photographs
Harvest Object Id 66f7ad49-508c-46a9-af79-4e8fca701e7d
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -90.0 180.0 90.0
Program Code 026:001
Release Place Sioux Falls, SD USA
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash eb91a7edabb36d747024fe14748a31bf320336131e52df6d65866f07dfb9df9b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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