Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Coastal Services Center (CSC), 20020923, Vectorized Shoreline of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Derived from IKONOS Imagery, 2001: NOAA's Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center (CSC), Charleston, SC.
This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
Planar coordinates are encoded using Coordinate Pair
Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000032
Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000032
Planar coordinates are specified in meters
The horizontal datum used is D_WGS_1984.
The ellipsoid used is WGS_1984.
The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257224.
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Coordinates defining the features.
|1||NOAA Coastal Services Center|
|2||CNMI Coastal Zone Management Program|
|1||One meter panchromatic IKONOS digital satellite imagery|
|2||USGS Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)|
|3||Other source (GPS, local knowledge of ground condition)|
Represents the source used to alter the data either local knowledge or air photo.
The Pacific Islands Geographic Information System (GIS) project is a multiyear initiative designed to increase the use of GIS and related spatial technology in the coastal resource management programs of the Territories of American Samoa and Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the State of Hawaii. The project will focus on personnel, training, equipment, software, data, and applications. Where appropriate, other related activities in the region will be incorporated into the effort.
Incorporated, Space Imaging , 20010320, IKONOS Panchromatic Satellite Imagery: Space Imaging, Thornton, CO.
United States Geological Survey, 19980226, Saipan Digital Raster Graphic (DRG): USGS, Reston, VA.
Note - Areas of the shoreline that were obscured by cloud cover were digitized from USGS DRGs. The USGS DRG for Saipan had to be adjusted in the x and y directions using ERDAS Imagine 8.5 to match the IKONOS imagery. IKONOS imagery used were colected 20010309 - 20010320.
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The data were created by delineating the shoreline off of IKONOS panchromatic digital satellite imagery collected in 2001. The horizontal resolution of the digital imagery is 1 meter. The original scale of the imagery was 1:3780. During orthorectification of the IKONOS imagery, 23 ground control points were used to determine the circular error (CE) at a 90% confidence level. For Pacific Islands, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, IKONOS data, 2002 the circular error is 7.2 meters for the Panchromatic data set.
This shoreline dataset of Saipan, CNMI, is dependent on the shoreline as delineated on 2001 IKONOS digital satellite imagery from Space Imaging, LLC. The position of the shoreline might change as the natural land changes or better maps and more current aerial photography become available.
These data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed. All arcs were snapped by the nodes to create consistently tied strings without node dangles. Line geometry is topologically clean.
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