National Elevation Dataset

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: National Elevation Dataset
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://ned.usgs.gov/>
Description:
Abstract:
The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a National Elevation Dataset (NED). The NED is a seamless mosaic of best-available elevation data. The 7.5-minute elevation data for the conterminous United States are the primary initial source data. In addition to the availability of complete 7.5-minute data, efficient processing methods were developed to filter production artifacts in the existing data, convert to the NAD83 datum, edge-match, and fill slivers of missing data at quadrangle seams. One of the effects of the NED processing steps is a much-improved base of elevation data for calculating slope and hydrologic derivatives. The specifications for the NED 1 arc second and 1/3 arc second data are: Geographic coordinate system Horizontal datum of NAD83, except for AK which is NAD27 Vertical datum of NAVD88, except for AK which is NAVD29 Z units of meters
Purpose:
Geospatial elevation data are utilized by the scientific and resource management communities for global change research, hydrologic modeling, resource monitoring, mapping, and visualization applications.
Supplemental_Information:
(Source DEM information)
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990201
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD Parameter Keywords
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: LAND SURFACE
Theme_Keyword: TOPOGRAPHY
Theme_Keyword: LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: 1-DEGREE DEM
Theme_Keyword: 2-ARC-SECOND DEM
Theme_Keyword: 7.5-MINUTE DEM
Theme_Keyword: CARTOGRAPHY
Theme_Keyword: DEM
Theme_Keyword: DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL
Theme_Keyword: DIGITAL MAPPING
Theme_Keyword: EDC
Theme_Keyword: EROS
Theme_Keyword: GEODATA
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: MAPPING
Theme_Keyword: RASTER
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD Location Keywords
Place_Keyword: NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: UNITED STATES
Place_Keyword: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Organization: EROS Data Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@edcmail.cr.usgs.gov
Resource_Description: National Elevation Dataset (NED)
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, EROS Data Center, no warranty expressed or implied is made by either regarding the utility of the data on any system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS will warrant the delivery of this product in computer-readable format and will offer appropriate adjustment of credit when the product is determined unreadable by correctly adjusted computer peripherals, or when the physical medium is delivered in damaged condition. Requests for adjustments of credit must be made within 90 days from the date of this shipment from the ordering site.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19990211
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Customer Services Representative
Contact_Organization: EROS Data Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center
City: Sioux Falls
State_or_Province: SD
Postal_Code: 57198
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 605-594-6151
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 605-594-6589
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: custserv@edcmail.cr.usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998