DNR East-Central and Southeast Minnesota, Fall Color Infrared Imagery, 2011

This page last updated: 07/23/2012
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2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
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Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Surdex Corporation
Title DNR East-Central and Southeast Minnesota, Fall Color Infrared Imagery, 2011
Abstract This dataset contains 4 Band (RGBI) digital orthophoto imagery in two regions of Minnesota: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Pine, Sherburne, and the northern portion of Washington counties in East-Central Minnesota, and Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Olmsted, Wabasha, and Winona counties in Southeast Minnesota.

The orthophotos are 0.5-meter ground sample distance (GSD) and are in UTM Zone 15, NAD83 (meters). The tiling format of the imagery is based on a 3.75' x 3.75' quarter quadrangle with a 150 meter buffer on all four sides.

This metadata record was created by MnGeo using information supplied by DNR and Surdex Corporation.
Purpose The orthophotos are used by Minnesota DNR for forest management.
Time Period of Content Date 10/2011
Currentness Reference Flown between September 30 and October 6, 2011.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Irregular
Spatial Extent of Data 16 counties in east-central and southeast Minnesota - see Place Keywords for county names.
Bounding Coordinates -94.41
-91.19
47.06
43.49
Place Keywords Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Carlton, Chisago, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Olmsted, Pine, Sherburne, Wabasha, Washington, Winona, Minnesota
Theme Keywords imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, Orthophotography, Digital Orthophotography, Ortho, Orthophotos, Digital Orthorectified Images, Digital Orthophotos, DOQ, DOQQ, Imagery, Images, Aerial Photography, Aerial Photos, Digital Aerial Photography, Air Photo, Color Infrared, Four Band Imagery
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints Unrestricted.
Use Constraints Redistribution conditions: In obtaining this data from DNR and MnGeo, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use it for any purpose. If you modify it, you are encouraged to apply responsible best practices by documenting those changes in a metadata record. If you transmit or provide the data to another user, it is your responsibility to provide appropriate content, limitation, warranty and liability information as you see fit.
Contact Person Information Dennis Kepler, Remote Sensing & GIS Analyst
MN Department of Natural Resources
Resource Assessment
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Phone: 218.322.2512
Fax: 218.327.4517
Email: dennis.kepler@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets For more information on DNR's fall imagery program, including earlier imagery taken in other forested areas of Minnesota, see the Airphotos Online webpage: www.dnr.state.mn.us/airphotos/index.html

For information on other air photos available for Minnesota, see: www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/airphoto/

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy N/A
Logical Consistency N/A
Completeness Imagery is available for all of the 16 counties except for the southern half of Washington Co.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy The orthophotos were tested using 65 observation points. The circular error at 95% accuracy was 1.909, exceeding the threshold of 2.096 for the NSSDA (National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy). For full details, see the accuracy report at: www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/airphoto/MN_DNR_Fall2011_Orthophoto_Accuracy_Report.pdf
Vertical Positional Accuracy None - this is a horizontal only product.
Lineage All imagery was collected by Surdex Corporation with a DMC digital frame camera from an altitude of approximately 15,000 AGL. All imagery was processed by Surdex using the camera manufacturer's software. The original dataset includes 1028 digital orthophoto quarter quadrangles (DOQQs) in GeoTiff format with an associated world file.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Cell Width 0.500000
Cell Height 0.500000

Section 5 Attributes
Overview Imagery has 4 Bands with the order of Red, Green, Blue and Near Infrared
Detailed Citation
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Publication Date 07/02/2012
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Email: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier DNR Fall Color and CIR DOQs 2011
Distribution Liability Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement

1) The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR) grants to you a non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, license to use these digital data. This License agreement applies to all digital data acquired from DNR staff, FTP sites, or other internet-based delivery systems. In the event that another license agreement issued by DNR staff is explicitly associated with a particular data set, the terms of the other license agreement prevail, and the terms expressed in this more general license agreement are nullified.

2) The MNDNR makes no representations about the suitability of these data for any purpose. The data are provided 'as is' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement.

3) MNDNR is not obligated to provide updates to these data in the event that newer versions become available. MNDNR provides documentation when available through established distribution mechanisms.

4) The user relieves the MNDNR and its respective officers, agents, and employees of any liability for any and all damages resulting from use of mis-use of these data including, but not limited to:
a. Incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages of any sort, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, even if MNDNR has been informed of the possibility of such damages, or
b. For any claim by any other party. Furthermore, in States that do not allow the exclusion of limitation of incidental or consequential damages, you may not use these data.

5) When these data are used in the development of digital or analog (hardcopy) products, MNDNR must be acknowledged as having contributed data to the development of the product.

6) Although the use of these data are not restricted, they may not be sold commercially or privately without the written permission of MNDNR.


MnGeo's data disclaimer is online: www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/disclaimer.html
Ordering Instructions These air photos are available via MnGeo's WMS service as two separate layers: a natural color version and a color infrared version. Click on the link below for more information about WMS services and how to use them.

To order prints or to see earlier years of imagery from DNR's fall flights, see the Airphotos Online webpage: www.dnr.state.mn.us/airphotos/index.html
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process or link to download information. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 07/23/2012
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Email: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


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