High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999

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Title:
High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999
Abstract:
Aerial photographs were acquired for the Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands Benthic Mapping Project in 1999 by NOAA Aircraft Operation Centers aircraft and National Geodetic Survey cameras and personnel. Approximately 600, color, 9 by 9 inch photos were taken of the coastal waters of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands at 1:48000 scale. Specific sun angle and maximum percent cloud cover restrictions were adhered to when possible during photography missions to ensure collection of high quality imagery for the purpose of benthic mapping. Prints and diapositives were created from the original negatives. Diapositives were then scanned at a resolution of 500 dpi using a metric scanner, yielding 2.4 by 2.4 meter pixels for the 1:48000 scale photography. All scans were saved in TIF format for the purposes of orthorectification and photointerpretation. Original TIF's were also converted to *.jpg format to reduce file size and facilitate web-based image distribution. Images are currently available in jpeg format for download at 72, 150, and 500 dpi resolution. Historical images are available for some locations.
Supplemental_Information:
These images are uncorrected and not rotated. The images have 60% forward overlap, and 30% sidelap. Please note the Upper-right Latitude and Upper-tight Longitude may be grossly approximated.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program, and Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Geodetic Survey (NGS), 2002, High Resolution Aerial Photography of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 1965-1999: NOAA's Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Silver Spring, ND.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.08
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.42
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.59
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.61

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  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 1965
    Ending_Date: 1999
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
    Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
    1305 East West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    301-713-3028 (voice)
    301-713-4388 (FAX)
    steve.rohmann@noaa.gov


Why was the data set created?

This imagery was acquired by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science to support an ongoing effort to digitally map biotic resources and coordinate a long-term monitoring program that can detect and predict change in U.S. coral reefs, and their associated habitats and biological communities.


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
We request that you credit the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when you use these photos in a report, publication, or presentation.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
    Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
    1305 East West Highway
    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    301-713-3028 (voice)
    301-713-4388 (FAX)
    steve.rohmann@noaa.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Static Map Images

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    These photographs were obtained for use by NOAA during the course of its development of potential final products to fulfill its statutory mission. Although NOAA is making these photographs available to others who may find the photographs of value, NOAA does not warrant, endorse, or recommend the use of these photographs for any given purpose. NOAA is providing these photographs as is; and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA be liable to you or any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, or exemplary damages or lost profits resulting from any use or misuse of these data.

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    Information on ordering hard copy images can be obtained at: <http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PC_PROD/Catalog/aerial_photos.htm>


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Dates:
Last modified: 18-Sep-2014
Last Reviewed: 18-Sep-2014
Metadata author:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Program
Biogeography Team Leader, Mapping Manager
1305 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-713-3028 (voice)
301-713-4388 (FAX)
steve.rohmann@noaa.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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