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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Publication_Date: 20070111
Title: "mimd2swmb.bil"
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Elevation Model
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Terrain Models
Issue_Identification: Version 1
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Englewood, CO
Publisher: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Online_Linkage: <URL:http://www.intermap.com>
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.intermap.com/images/handbook/producthandbook.pdf>

Description:
Abstract:
This data set is a Digital Terrain Model (DTM). The DTM products are generated using the Intermap STAR-4 airborne interferometric synthetic aperture radar (SAR) system mounted in a King Air 200T aircraft.

The Modified Digital Terrain Model (MDTM) data files are digital representations of cartographic information in a grid form after the application of Intermap's proprietary system known as TerrainFit™ and a subsequent filtering process. TerrainFit™ removes high frequency variations found in the first reflective surface DEM. This effectively removes elevation posts of features such as manmade structures, isolated trees, etcetera that have a relatively small footprint. Having removed these features the final regular posted DTM is derived through interpolation of the remaining elevation posts. The filtering process is designed to reduce the noise level in the data.

The DTM data for 7.5-minute by 18-minute units correspond to the USGS 1:63,360 scale topographic quadrangle map series for available areas in the United States. Each 7.5-minute by 18-minute DTM is based on 5m postings using the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection. Each 7.5-minute by 18-minute tile provides full coverage with overlap into adjacent tiles.

Purpose:
The DTMs are used as a fundamental layer of information in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Information Decision Support Systems (DSS). A number of the priority layers of spatial information recognized by the National Spatial Data Infrastructure may be derived from Intermap DEMs, including elevation, hydrography, slope, aspect, and shoreline delineation.

Supplemental_Information:
The STAR-4 system employs three principal technologies: X-band Horizontal -Horizontal (HH) polarized SAR, a ring laser-based inertial measurement unit (IMU), and Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS). STAR-4 was developed by the Intermap Engineering Team in Calgary and Munich and was funded wholly by Intermap.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060916
Ending_Date: 20060917
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: -160.25205893894662
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -159.84995707964688
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.882193072113878
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.742732450708601

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-4
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: National
Place_Keyword: Petroleum
Place_Keyword: Reserve
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Temporal_Keyword: September

Access_Constraints: Purchase
Use_Constraints: None

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Position: Data Archive Manager
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Intermap Technologies Inc.

Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 400
City: Englewood
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80112-5809
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 708-0955
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 708-0952
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <mailto:info@intermap.com>

Data_Set_Credit:
This data was produced by Intermap Technologies Inc.

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
This data is delivered on interoperable media with metadata and a quality control report. The data set was developed on Intel Xeon processors running Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Operating System.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Calculation of the digital elevation model accuracy is described in the Product Handbook User's Guide. <URL:http://www.intermap.com/images/handbook/producthandbook.pdf>

Logical_Consistency_Report: <URL:mimd2swcx.pdf>

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

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is derived from a DSM of an accuracy of 2.5 meters RMSE or better in areas of unobstructed flat ground. This accuracy is no longer guaranteed due to the filtering procedures.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data derived from a DSM of an accuracy of 1 meter RMSE or better in areas of unobstructed flat ground. This accuracy is no longer guaranteed due to the filtering procedures.

Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Date: 20070111
Process_Description:
This DEM data product was derived using Intermap Technologies' STAR-4 airborne interferometric SAR data acquisition system. The flying height is 23,000 feet Above Sea Level. The primary look direction is South. Areas of missing data are interpolated using continuous curvature spline over non-data areas. 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 a DEM are dependent on the look direction of the radar. Significant bodies of water are assigned an elevation which corresponds to the shoreline. Areas of null data are assigned the value -32767.

This data was derived from the original DSM through the application of the TerrainFit™ bare earth processing system and the subsequent application of a 3X3 median filter run with four iterations. The intent in processing the DSM this way was to reduce the inherent variability within the DSM so that contours generated at a one meter interval would conform to standard cartographic expectations. This is an artificially smoothed DSM that was derived from data with a horizontal positional accuracy of 2.5m RMSE and a vertical positional accuracy of 1m RMSE. These accuracies can no longer be guaranteed given the filtering procedures.


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster

Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 3056
Column_Count: 3192


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 4
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 159 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: 5.0
Ordinate_Resolution: 5.0
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: NAD83
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: NAVD88-Geoid99
Altitude_Resolution: 0.01 m
Altitude_Distance_Units: meter
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 5 meter posting grid cell
Entity_Type_Definition:
The DEM is a 32 bit IEEE floating point value Big Endian organized in a one-channel binary interleaved file (BIL) on a 7.5-minute by 18.0-minute geographic (lat/long) grid in UTM projection. The origin of the post is center center.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
<URL:http://www.intermap.com/images/handbook/producthandbook.pdf>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elevation value per grid cell.
Attribute_Definition: Height of the geoid, relative to mean sea level.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
<URL:http://www.intermap.com/images/handbook/producthandbook.pdf>
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 552.127
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1015.555
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01 m or better
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Project Information
NPRA6 Task Order#: 01010C0063
Project Area:   Alaska National Petroleum Reserve
Intermap Project Number: 06017
Time of Collection
Flight Segment: m4143p4s2
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 13618
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 3:46:58
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 3:46:45
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 14487
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:01:27
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:01:14
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p4s3
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 13618
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 3:46:58
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 3:46:45
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 14487
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:01:27
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:01:14
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p5s1
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 15125
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:12:05
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:11:52
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 15973
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:26:13
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:26:00
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p6s2
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 16549
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:35:49
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:35:36
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 17441
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:50:41
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:50:28
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p6s3
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 16549
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:35:49
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:35:36
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 17441
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 4:50:41
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 4:50:28
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p7s1
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 18077
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 5:01:17
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 5:01:04
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 18958
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 5:15:58
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 5:15:45
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Flight Segment: m4143p7s2
Base Stations: ATQASUK-IVOTUK
Flight Direction: 180
Pass Acquisition Start Time (includes GPS week): 18077
Pass Acquisition Start Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 5:01:17
Pass Acquisition Start Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 5:01:04
Pass Acquisition End Time (includes GPS week): 18958
Pass Acquisition End Time (GPS in HH:MM:SS): 5:15:58
Pass Acquisition End Time (UTC in HH:MM:SS): 5:15:45
Pass Acquisition Date: 17-Sep-06
Intermap Processing AML Version: 1.1.3, 20031104
ISO 9001 Certification No.: A8379
DEM Origin (North West Corner)
UTM_Easting_(meters): 449657.5
UTM_Northing_(meters): 7641462.5
DEM Extents
UTM_Easting_(meters): Min. 449655 Max. 465615
UTM_Northing_(meters): Min. 7626185 Max. 7641465
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
<URL:http://www.intermap.com/images/handbook/producthandbook.pdf>


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070112
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Position: Data Archive Manager
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Intermap Technologies Inc.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 8310 South Valley Highway, Suite 400
City: Englewood
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80112-5809
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 708-0955
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (303) 708-0952
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: <mailto:info@intermap.com>

Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998


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