GLOBAL Terrain: "orripv1.tif"

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Publication_Date: 20011130
Title: GLOBAL Terrain: "orripv1.tif"
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Orthorectified Radar Image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: GLOBAL Terrain Orthorectified Radar Image
Issue_Identification: Version 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Englewood, CO
Publisher: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com>
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.intermaptechnologies.com>
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>

Description:
Abstract:
This data set is an orthorectified radar image (ORRI) product that populates the GLOBAL Terrain product catalog. The ORRI products are generated using the Intermap STAR-3i airborne interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system mounted in a LearJet 36A aircraft.

The GLOBAL Terrain ORRI data files are digital representations of the radar response signal. ORRIs consist of a georeferenced pixel for a number of ground positions at regularly spaced intervals. These digital data files are produced by Intermap Technologies Inc.(Intermap) as part of the GLOBAL Terrain product line and are licensed in 7.5-minute tiles for areas located between 0 and 56 degrees North/South. Data for locations above 56 degrees North/South are licensed in 15-minute by 7.5-minute tiles.

GLOBAL Terrain ORRI products represent the first reflective surface as illuminated by the radar. Accuracy statements are based on areas of moderate terrain. Diminished accuracies are to be expected in areas of extreme terrain and dense vegetation.

The ORRI data for 7.5-minute units correspond to the USGS 1:24,000 and 1:25,000 scale topographic quadrangle map series for available areas in the United States and throughout the world. Each 7.5-minute ORRI is based on 2.5m pixel resolution using the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. Each 7.5- by 7.5-minute tile provides full coverage with overlap into adjacent tiles.

The original ORRI is unenhanced and may appear dark when viewed. Both the original ORRI and an ORRI with a customized linear stretch enhancement are provided. The stretched ORRI will appear brighter and is easy to view without additional enhancements.

Purpose:
The purpose of this data set is to provide a source for current and accurate orthorectified radar images with a horizontal accuracy of 2.5 meters.

Supplemental_Information:
The STAR-3i system employs three principle technologies: X-band Horizontal -Horizontal (HH) polarized SAR, a ring laser-based inertial measurement unit (IMU), and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). STAR-3i was developed by the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM) under contract to the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

The system is comprised of two X-band radar antennae that collect data simultaneously. The set of acquired data are "interfered" by a digital correlation process to extract terrain height data and geometrically correct radar images. STAR-3i uses post-processed DGPS data, together with precise inertial measurement data, to attain highly accurate positioning control. Precise terrain height and positioning data are enhanced by careful calibration of the baseline separating the two antennae.

The STAR-3i system accuracy has been independently validated by tests conducted by the U.S. Army Topographic Engineering Center, the Institute of Navigation, Stuttgart University and by NASA. A summary of test results are accessible at <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com>.

The GLOBAL Terrain folder name describes the geographic location of a tile. The GLOBAL Terrain file name encapsulates the GT processing level and the product version number. A complete explanation of the GLOBAL Terrain file name can be found in the GLOBAL Terrain Product Handbook. <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010808
Ending_Date: 20010808
Currentness_Reference:
The above dates refer to the time of field data acquisition and therefore reflect ground conditions at that time.

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Ongoing

Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -145.750
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -145.500
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 63.875
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 63.750

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: MEL_Scientific-Engineering_Field_Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Elevation
Theme_Keyword: Cartography
Theme_Keyword: Geodesy
Theme_Keyword: Geography
Theme_Keyword: Hypsography
Theme_Keyword: Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Photogrammetry
Theme_Keyword: Stereophotogrammetry
Theme_Keyword: Topography
Theme_Keyword: Radar
Theme_Keyword: Interferometric
Theme_Keyword: Remote
Theme_Keyword: Sensing
Theme_Keyword: SAR
Theme_Keyword: DEM
Theme_Keyword: DTM
Theme_Keyword: DSM
Theme_Keyword: ORRI
Theme_Keyword: ORI
Theme_Keyword: STAR-3i
Theme_Keyword: INSAR
Theme_Keyword: IFSAR
Theme_Keyword: IFSARE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSAR
Theme_Keyword: height
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: MEL_Environmental_Domain_Thesaurus
Stratum_Keyword: Terrain
Stratum_Keyword: Earth
Stratum_Keyword: Surface
Stratum_Keyword: Bald
Stratum_Keyword: Ground
Stratum_Keyword: First
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Isabel
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
Temporal_Keyword: August

Access_Constraints: Purchase
Use_Constraints: License Agreement

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Position: Vice-President E-Business
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Intermap Technologies Inc.

Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 9785 South Maroon Circle, Suite 150
City: Englewood
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80112-5928
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 708-0955
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 708-0952
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <mailto:info@globalterrain.com>

Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <URL:orripthnv1.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Thumbnail of ORRI in greyscale
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: 8 bit jpeg

Data_Set_Credit:
This data was produced by the Airborne Operations group and the GT Products group at Intermap Technologies Inc.

Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: GLOBAL Terrain End User's License Agreement (GTEULA)
Security_Classification: License Agreement.
Security_Handling_Description:
The user agrees to read and abide by the License Agreement. Copyright Intermap Technologies Inc., 1997-2001. All rights reserved. Refer to the license document on the website. <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#GT20EULA>.

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
This data is delivered on interoperable media with metadata, thumbnail images and quality control report. The data set was developed on a Sun ULTRA SPARC 2 computer system running Solaris (UNIX).

Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Publication_Date: 20011130
Title: GLOBAL Terrain: "dsm3thnv1.jpg"
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Elevation Model (DEM)
Series_Information:
Series_Name: GLOBAL Terrain Digital Surface Models (DSMs)
Issue_Identification: Version 1
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com>
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.intermaptechnologies.com>
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>
Online_Linkage: <URL:dsm3thnv1.jpg>


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Calculation of the orthorectified radar image is described in the GT Product Handbook User's Guide. <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>

Logical_Consistency_Report: <URL:qcv1.pdf> contains a final Quality Control report.

Completeness_Report:
Coverage maps are provided for each area of acquisition. <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/GTCoverage.html>

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
All data products are 2.5 meters RMSE or better in horizontal accuracy. For details, see <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>.

Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20011130
Process_Description:
This GLOBAL Terrain ORRI data product was derived using Intermap Technologies STAR-3i airborne interferometric SAR data acquisition system. The flying height is 30,000 feet Above Mean Ground. The primary look direction is East. The secondary (alternate) look direction is West. The phase unwrapper utilized is ifprocT. Most incidences of non-data areas are due to radar shadow and layover due to steep terrain. Radar shadow is a factor of the local topography. It is often found in mountainous regions and the urban canyons of built-up areas. Occurances of non-data areas within an ORRI are dependent on the look direction of the radar. Areas in which no data is collected are assigned the value 255. Null data such as shadows within an image are assigned the value 0.


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster

Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 5972
Column_Count: 6800


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 6
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 147 degrees West
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000.0 meters
False_Northing: 0.0 meters
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 2.5
Ordinate_Resolution: 2.5
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: WGS84
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS84
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 8 bit GeoTIFF
Entity_Type_Definition:
The ORRI is an 8 bit georeferenced TIFF image on a 7.5-minute geographic (lat/long) grid in UTM projection. The origin of the pixel is center center.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Digital number value per pixel.
Attribute_Definition:
Greyscale value assigned to pixel to represent magnitude of radar signal return.
Attribute_Definition_Source: <URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 255
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: digital number values
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Project Information
Project Area: Isabel Alaska
Intermap Project Number: 01223g
Mission # (s): 335
Intermap Processing AML Version: 1.0.6, 20010920
ISO 9001 Certification No.: A8379
UTM_Easting_(meters): Min. 559210 Max. 576207.5
UTM_Northing_(meters): Min. 7069392.5 Max. 7084320
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
<URL:http://www.globalterrain.com/gt.asp#Product Handbook>


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011203
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Position: Vice-President E-Business
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 9785 South Maroon Circle, Suite 150
City: Englewood
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80112-5928
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 708-0955
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 708-0952
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <mailto:info@globalterrain.com>

Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998


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