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NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Digital Elevation Model: Lake Erie

Metadata Updated: April 15, 2024

These data were created as part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's efforts to create an online mapping viewer called the NOAA Lake Level Viewer. It depicts potential lake level rise and fall 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 lake level change, coastal flooding impacts, and exposed lakeshore. 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 NOAA Lake Level Viewer may be accessed at: https://coast.noaa.gov/llv.

  This metadata record describes the Lake Erie digital elevation model (DEM), which is a part of a series of DEMs produced for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management's Lake Level Viewer described above. This DEM includes the best available lidar and US Army Corps of Engineer dredge survey data known to exist at the time of DEM creation that met project specifications. This DEM includes data for Monroe and Wayne Counties in Michigan; Chautauqua and Erie Counties in New York; Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Lake, Lorain, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties in Ohio; and Erie County in Pennsylvania.

  The DEM was produced from the following lidar data sets:
  1. 2011 - 2012 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Erie (MI, NY, OH, PA)
  2. 2011 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: MI/NY Great Lakes
  3. 2008 FEMA Lidar: Erie County, NY
  4. 2007 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Erie (Erie County, PA) and Lake Michigan (Manitou Islands) (MI, PA)
  5. 2007 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Erie (NY Shoreline)
  6. 2006 USACE NCMP Topobathy Lidar: Lake Erie (OH, PA), Lake Huron (MI) and Lake Michigan (Porter County, IN)
  7. 2007 Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (PA DCNR) Statewide Lidar
  8. 2006 Ohio Statewide Imagery Program (OSIP) Lidar: North

  The DEM was produced from the following sonar data sets:
  9. 2015 USACE Detroit District; Detroit River, MI; Livingstone Channel Reach
  10. 2015 USACE Buffalo District, Ashtabula Harbor, OH
  11. 2015 USACE Buffalo District, Erie Harbor, PA
  12. 2015 USACE Buffalo District, Fairport Harbor, OH
  13. 2015 USACE Buffalo District, Rocky River, OH
  14. 2013 USACE Buffalo District; Buffalo Harbor, NY; Buffalo River and Ship Canal
  15. 2014 USACE Detroit District, Point Mouillee, MI
  16. 2014 USACE Buffalo District, Conneaut Harbor, OH
  17. 2014 USACE Buffalo District, Dunkirk Harbor, NY
  18. 2014 USACE Buffalo District, Niagara River, NY
  19. 2014 USACE Buffalo District, Sandusky Harbor, OH

  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 3 meters.

Access & Use Information

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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Dates

Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2017-07 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOS OCM

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date April 15, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2017-07 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact, Custodian)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:48055
Access Constraints Cite As: Office for Coastal Management, [Date of Access]: NOAA Office for Coastal Management Coastal Digital Elevation Model: Lake Erie [Data Date Range], https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/48055., Access Constraints: None, 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., Distribution Liability: Any conclusions drawn from the analysis of this information are not the responsibility of the NOAA Office for Coastal Management or its partners.
Bbox East Long -78.732995
Bbox North Lat 42.996715
Bbox South Lat 41.192219
Bbox West Long -83.738796
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 7ad8c66b-e79d-4834-b878-28b0c6126fcc
Harvest Source Id c0121fd9-df15-4168-ac04-42f6e36a794d
Harvest Source Title NOS OCM
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.
Lineage
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-83.738796, 41.192219], [-78.732995, 41.192219], [-78.732995, 42.996715], [-83.738796, 42.996715], [-83.738796, 41.192219]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2006
Temporal Extent End 2015

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