USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for the Chicago, IL Urban Area

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200504
Title:
USGS High Resolution Orthoimagery for the Chicago, IL Urban Area
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: SDE raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Urban Area Orthoimagery
Issue_Identification: 0.1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://seamless.usgs.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
An orthoimage is remotely sensed image data in which displacement of features in the image caused by terrain relief and sensor orientation have been mathematically removed. Orthoimagery combines the image characteristics of a photograph with the geometric qualities of a map. The projected coordinate system is UTM with a NAD83 datum. There is no image overlap between adjacent files.
Purpose:
These data have been created as a result of the need for having geospatial data immediately available and easily accessible in order to provide geographic reference for Federal, State, and local emergency responders, as well as for homeland security efforts. Orthoimages also serve a variety of purposes, from interim maps to field references for earth science investigations and analysis. The digital orthoimage is useful as a layer of a geographic information system. These data can be used to provide reference information for Web browsers and for map applications at a scale of 1:100,000 or smaller. Larger scale orthoimagery such as digital orthophoto quadrangles will be more accurate, but often at the expense of timely updates.
Supplemental_Information:
The data obtained through The Seamless Server is considered to be the "best available" data from USGS. Historical data and other data may be obtained by contacting Customer Services, Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science, at 1-800-252-4547. Information in quotation marks, initial processing steps, accuracy reports, and source information is taken directly from the original metadata. Spatial-specific information not available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050328
Ending_Date: 20050408
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-103.001
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-103.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate:44.001
South_Bounding_Coordinate:44.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: digital spatial data
Theme_Keyword: 0.3 meter orthoimage
Theme_Keyword: rectified image
Theme_Keyword: orthophoto
Theme_Keyword: natural color orthophoto
Theme_Keyword: orthoimage
Theme_Keyword: image map
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Category
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: location
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, dependencies, areas of special sovereignty, and their principal administrative divisions, Federal Information Processing Standard 10-4,): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S.
Place_Keyword: US
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: IL
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Chicago
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
There is no guarantee of warranty concerning the accuracy of the data. Users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and that some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of it's limitations. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. Any user who modifies the data is obligated to describe the types of modifications they perform. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent the data, nor to imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by the U.S. Geological Survey. Please refer to <http://www.usgs.gov/privacy.html> for the USGS disclaimer.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Data_Set_Credit: U.S. Geological Survey
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: N/A
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Radiometry is verified by visual inspection of the digital orthophoto. Slight systematic radiometric differences may exist between adjacent orthoimage files; these are due primarily to differences in source image capture dates and sun angles along flight lines. These differences can be observed in an image's general lightness or darkness when it is compared to adjacent orthoimage file coverages. Tonal balancing may be performed over a group of images during the mosaicking process which may serve to lighten or darken adjacent images for better color tone matching.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Logical consistency is implicit in the raster image data structure. Source imagery is cloud free.
Completeness_Report: N/A
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
"Thirty-three (33) QC points were provided by USGS. All of the QC points were at well-defined locations and used in the aerotriangulation solution. The locations of the 33 QC ground points were compared to their positions on the rectified ortho images. The resulting X and Y residuals were used to calculate the NSSDA horizontal accuracy at the 95% confidenence level in meters."
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 1.00495
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
"This dataset has no associated scale that would allow computation from National Map Accuracy Standard. Methods listed in the NSSDA are required."
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Aero-Metric, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: CHIC 8-099
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: photo
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sheboygan, WI
Publisher: Aero-Metric, Inc.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 21600
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PHOTO
Source_Contribution: Source imagery for tile production
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Aero-Metric, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: CHIC-0898
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: stable-base material
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sheboygan, WI
Publisher: Aero-Metric, Inc.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 21600
Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050408
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: PHOTO
Source_Contribution: Source imagery for tile production
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Kane County, Illinois
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: Will County DEM
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: CD-ROM
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Waukegan, Illinois - Lake County
Publisher: Will County GIS / Mapping Division
Type_of_Source_Media: digital data
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2004
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DEM
Source_Contribution:
Used to provide ground elevations for orthorectification process
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Aero-Metric, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Chicago Area Aerotriangulation
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sheboygan, WI
Publisher: Aero-Metrics, Inc.
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050328
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: AT
Source_Contribution:
Used to provide photo exterior orientations for orthorectification process.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Chicago Area Check Points
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: n/a
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sheboygan, WI
Publisher: Aero-Metrics, Inc.
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: check points
Source_Contribution:
Used to provide ground check points for the aerotriangulation and orthorectification process.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
"Two thousand four hundred five photos were aerotriangulated to support digital ortho image production for the following six Illinois counties: Mc Henry, Lake, Kane, Du Page, Cook and Will. Airborne GPS data was provided by AERO-METRIC, Inc and ground checkpoint data was provided by USGS. The project was referenced to the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83), UTM Zone 16 horizontally and to the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD88) vertically. Units were in meters.

The scanned images (14 micron), ABGPS data, ground checkpoint data, and camera calibration data were used as inputs to the Zeiss/Intergraph ImageStation Automatic Triangulation (ISAT) softcopy program. ISAT correlated image points and aerotriangulated the block of images to create exposure station exterior orientations. Lens distortion, atmospheric refraction, and earth curvature were taken in to account during the aerotriangulation process. Thirty-three USGS provided ground checkpoints were manually measured on the imagery. These ground checkpoints were included in the aerotriangulation adjustment as unconstrained points for absolute ground location verification.

The scale of the aerial photos was 1 inch = 1800 feet. Two Zeiss RMK Top 15 cameras were used. The focal length was 153.048 mm for photography taken on 4/4/05 and 5/4/05 and 152.826 mm for photography taken on 4/8/05 and 4/14/05.

Rectification was done using the aerotriangulation data, scans, and 30 meter DEM data provided by the county. These rectified images were used to draw seamlines. The images were then dodged. The dodged rectified images were mosaicked, balanced, and cut into final image sheets. The final sheets were viewed and artifacts were removed as well as other edits performed."

Process_Date: 20050328
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Aero-Metric, Inc
Contact_Position: n/a
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4020 Technology Parkway
City: Sheboygan
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53083
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 920-457-3631
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jnugent@aerometric.com
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The metadata were imported and updated for display through the Seamless Data Distribution System at <http://seamless.usgs.gov>
Process_Date: 20060413
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Service Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605-594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display and download from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality, refer to original processor.

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 360000
Column_Count: 45000
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.300000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.300000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Distance_Units: meters
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Natural color orthoimagery is organized in three color bands or channels which represent the red, green, and blue (RGB) portions of the spectrum. Each image pixel is assigned a triplet of numeric values, one for each color band. Numeric values range from 0 to 255. Areas where data is incomplete due to lack of full image coverage are represented with the numeric value of 0.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, 1996, Standards for Digital Orthophotos: Reston, VA

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The USGS point of contact is for questions relating only to the data display and download from this web site. For questions regarding data content and quality, refer to the original processor.
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the USGS regarding the use of the data on any other system, nor does the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Data may have been compiled from various outside sources. Spatial information may not meet National Map Accuracy Standards. This information may be updated without notification. The USGS shall not be liable for any activity involving these data, installation, fitness of the data for a particular purpose, its use, or analyses results.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
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Transfer_Size: 0.001
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://seamless.usgs.gov>
Access_Instructions:
The URL <http://seamless.usgs.gov> provides a map interface that allows for data downloads within a customer defined area of interest. Zoom tools are available that can be used to investigate areas of interest on the map interface. The download tool allows the customer to capture layers from the map, utilizing the Seamless Data Distribution System process for downloading. A request summary page is then generated with the download layers listed. By clicking the "download" button on the summary page, a zipped file will be generated that can be saved on the customer's computer. The file can then be unzipped and imported into various user software applications.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Not available for dissemination
Fees: None
Turnaround: Variable
Technical_Prerequisites:
ESRI ArcGIS Suite and/or Arc/Info or other compatible software, and supporting operating systems.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060417
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science
Address: 47914 252nd Street
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198-0001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605/594-6151
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-800-252-4547
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 605/594-6933
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605/594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1600 CT, M - F (-6h CST/-5h CDT GMT)
Contact_Instructions:
The above is the contact information for the USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science in Sioux Falls, SD. This is the digital data storage and distribution center for the USGS. Metadata information can also be obtained through online services using The National Map Viewer, at <http://nationalmap.usgs.gov>
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None
Metadata_Extensions:
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