Dataset Name

Sitka DEM

Bibliographic Reference

Hickman, P.J., Suleimani, E.N., and Nicolsky, D.J., 2012, Digital elevation model of Sitka Harbor and the city of Sitka, Alaska: Procedures, data sources, and quality assessment: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Miscellaneous Publication 144, 38 p.

Table of Contents

Layer Name: metadata
Layer Description: metadata files, read me files and reports

Layer Name: border
Layer Description: outline shape of the study area

Layer Name: sitka-dem
Layer Description: bathymetric and topographic data in ASCII raster format

Supplemental Information

This metadata file provides a general overview of the DEM parameters and methodology used to create it. See the accompanying text report for more information. The DGGS metadata standard extends the FGDC standard to include elements that are required to facilitate our internal data management. These elements, referred to as "layers," group and describe files that have intrinsic logical or topological relationships. Attribute information for the layers (entity) is included in this metadata file under the "Entity_and_Attribute_Information" section. The layers are titled:
 >sitka-dem: bathymetric and topographic data in ASCII raster format
 >border: outline shape of the study area


Metadata is the data about the data and answers "Who, what, when, where, how and why?" about the dataset. Please see the DGGS Metadata README page for information about our metadata.

Use Constraints

Any hard copies or published datasets utilizing these datasets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way, the user is obligated to describe the types of modifications the user has made. The user specifically agrees not to misrepresent these datasets, nor to imply that changes made by the user were approved by the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. The State of Alaska makes no express or implied warranties (including warranties for merchantability and fitness) with respect to the character, functions, or capabilities of the electronic data or products or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. In no event will the State of Alaska be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential, or other damages suffered by the user or any other person or entity whether from the use of the electronic services or products or any failure thereof or otherwise. In no event will the State of Alaska's liability to the Requestor or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the electronic service or product.

Distribution Contact Information

Metadata Manager
Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
3354 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
Phone Number: (907)451-5020
Fax Number: (907)451-5050