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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geodetic data of field activity R-1-04-GC in Grand Canyon from 11/18/2004 to 11/21/2004
Abstract:
United States Geological Survey, Menlo Park, California,Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center. Chief Scientist: Rob Kayen. Geodetic data (LIDAR) of field activity R-1-04-GC in Grand Canyon from 11/18/2004 to 11/21/2004, <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r104gc/html/r-1-04-gc.meta.html>.
Supplemental_Information:

Equipment Used -
LIDAR laser scanning system
Notes -
Survey data was collected via total station by GCMRC staff.
Riegl Z210 terrestrial LIDAR laser scanning system
Publications -
Collins, R.D., and Kayen, Robert, 2006, Applicability of Terrestrial LIDAR
Scanning for Scientific Studies in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USGS
Open File Report 2006-1198, available on line at:
<A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1198/>" target ="of"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1198/>

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  1. How should this data set be cited?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov/>, Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP) <http://marine.usgs.gov/>, 20131029, Geodetic data of field activity R-1-04-GC in Grand Canyon from 11/18/2004 to 11/21/2004: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Menlo Park, CA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.84800
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.84741
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.51658
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.51559

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 18-Nov-2004
    Ending_Date: 21-Nov-2004
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Grand Canyon
      This is a Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Point

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.00001. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Depth_System_Definition:
      Depth_Datum_Name: Local surface
      Depth_Resolution: 0.1
      Depth_Distance_Units: meters
      Depth_Encoding_Method: Attribute values


  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Navigation with Time Stamp <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/definition/nav.html>


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Brian Collins (LIDAR surveying, USGS); Rob Kayen (SASW data collection, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology); Ann Gibbs (Survey support, USGS Coastal and Marine Geology); Kristin Brown (Surveying, USGS Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center)

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>


Why was the data set created?

These data and information are intended for science researchers, students from elementary through college, policy makers, and general public.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 26-Jun-2006 (process 1 of 1)
    Navigation Data
    /infobank/r/r104gc/nav/r-1-04-gc.060
    time/lat/long style, multi-record, in caps, without tabs
    temporal-spatial data
    Fake times
    
    Input was...
    /infobank/r/r104gc/geo/r-1-04-gc.location
    activity first line style, multi-record, in mixed case, without tabs
    spatial data
    
    Data from Table 1. Survey Control for Mile 30 Sand Bar
    Horizontal datum is NAD83 metric.
    Horizontal projection is Arizona Central Zone 0202 State Plane.
    Vertical datum is NAVD88.
    ControlPoint  Northing(m)  Easting(m)  GroundElev(m)  InstrumentHeight(m)  InstrumentElev(m)
    m30lsu1    611760.814  219555.120  856.418  1.820  858.238
    m30lsu2    611785.650  219539.469  856.888  1.820  858.708
    m30lsu3    611767.555  219523.297  860.963  1.820  862.783
    m30lsu4    611747.468  219537.323  857.333  1.820  859.153
    m30lsu5    611721.384  219519.959  856.463  1.820  858.283
    beachtemp  611766.208  219563.059  855.907  1.939  857.846
    new1       611753.346  219509.750  862.994  1.461  864.455
    new2       611830.986  219556.016  858.307  N/A2   N/A2
    
    Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 08:17:01 -0700
    From: Florence Wong <fwong@usgs.gov>
    Subject: Re: converting from Arizona Central Zone to Lat Lon [R-1-04-GC]
    easting         northing        longitude83     latitude83
    219555.12       611760.814      -111.84749674   36.51594689
    219539.469      611785.65       -111.84767129   36.51617083
    219523.297      611767.555      -111.84785199   36.51600785
    219537.323      611747.468      -111.84769555   36.51582673
    219519.959      611721.384      -111.84788963   36.51559176
    219563.059      611766.208      -111.84740805   36.51599545
    219509.75       611753.346      -111.84800336   36.51587988
    219556.016      611830.986      -111.84748617   36.51657931
    
           1         2         3
    3456789012345678901234567890123456
    
    

    Person who carried out this activity:

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Unknown, USGS/CMG Information Bank <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/>: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov> Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>, Menlo Park, CA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details:
    Collins, R.D., and Kayen, Robert, 2006, Applicability of Terrestrial LIDAR Scanning for Scientific Studies in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USGS Open File Report 2006-1198, available on line at: <A HREF ="<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1198/>" target ="of"><http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1198/>



How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Identified as best available version.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Unspecified

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    Unspecified

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Start and end date/times of data

    Navigation Data (r-1-04-gc.060 [GPS])
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    200411180100000    200411210200000
    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST    YYYYMMDDHHMMSST
    

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Unspecified


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
If available, access to physical samples is described in the "WR CMG Sample Distribution Policy" at: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/programs/html/main/sample-dist-policy.html>
Use_Constraints:
Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.
This information is not intended for navigational purposes.
Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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

    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

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

    Downloadable Data R-1-04-GC data set <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r104gc/html/r-1-04-gc.meta.html>

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
    Physical materials are under controlled on-site access.
    Some USGS information accessed through this means may be preliminary in nature and presented without the approval of the Director of the USGS. This information is provided with the understanding that it is not guaranteed to be correct or complete and conclusions drawn from such information are the responsibility of the user.
    This information is not intended for navigational purposes.
    Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:

Data format: ASCII Size: 0.1
Network links: <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/r/r104gc/html/r-1-04-gc.nav.html>

  • Cost to order the data: None


  • Who wrote the metadata?

    Dates:
    Last modified: 29-Oct-2013
    Metadata author:
    U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) <http://www.usgs.gov>, Coastal and Marine Geology (CMG) <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov>
    Attn: Clint Steele <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    InfoBank Group Leader <http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/staff/csteele.html>
    USGS, MailStop 999, 345 Middlefield Road
    Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561
    USA

    (650) 329-5055 (voice)
    (650) 329-5190 (FAX)
    infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov <mailto:infobank@octopus.wr.usgs.gov>

    Metadata standard:
    FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata <http://www.fgdc.gov/> (FGDC-STD-001-1998 <http://www.its.nbs.gov/nbs/meta/meta.html>)


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