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Title: 2016 CT Coastal Orthophotos
Originators: NOAA Office for Coastal Management In partnership with CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Office of Long Island Sound Programs
Publication date: 20170710
Data type: remote-sensing image
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Project: NOAA 2016 Multispectral Coastal Imagery Project – Connecticut Shoreline Orthoimagery Contract No. EA133C11CQ0010 Reference No. NCNP0000-16-01163 Woolpert Order No. 76783 CONTRACTOR: Woolpert, Inc. This project represents the collection of high resolution 4-band (RGB-IR) orthoimagery covering approximately 876 square miles at a 6” (0.5-foot) ground sample distance (GSD). The 4-band (RGB-IR) digital orthophotos will be delivered as 16-bit red, green, blue and infrared bands in uncompressed GeoTIFF format. The area of interest (AOI) was flown between July 26, 2016 and August 24, 2016 (specifically July 26, 2016; July 27, 2016; July 30, 2016; August 3, 2016, August 4, 2016; August 5, 2016, August 6, 2017; August 8, 2016; August 9, 2016; August 24, 2016). This area includes: all land areas within one-thousand (1,000) feet of Mean High Water (MHW) and within one-thousand (1,000) feet of state-regulated tidal wetlands; offshore areas at least two-thousand (2,000) feet waterward of either the mainland or island land masses in order to clearly depict the interface between the shore and coastal waters; all offshore islands within the borders of the State of Connecticut including: Goose Island and Falkner Island (offshore of Branford); Calf Islands and Great Captain Island (offshore of Greenwich); Norwalk Islands (offshore of Norwalk); Thimble Islands (offshore of Branford); Sandy Point (offshore of Stonington); all islands in the Connecticut part of Fishers Island Sound; and the Connecticut River from Long Island Sound to the Connecticut/Massachusetts state line.
The natural color orthoimagery was created to support NOAA Office for Coastal Management in partnership with CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) Office of Long Island Sound Programs.
Imagery was collected during Mean Low Tide - Mean Lower Low Tide +/- 1 hours. Imagery acquisition occurred while no snow is on the ground, rivers are within their channels at or below normal levels, when the sky is sufficiently clear of clouds, smoke and atmospheric haze.
State of Connecticut – Department of Housing Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery October 1 – December 31, 2016, NOAA Office for Coastal Management, CT Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Land & water resource Division, Woolpert, LLC
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Land & Water Resources Division - Coastal Resources Section
Bureau of Water Protection and Land Reuse
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Person: Kevin P. O’Brien
Address type: mailing and physical
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06106-5127
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Data type: remote-sensing image
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: Connecticut, Long Island Sound, Color Infrared, Orthophoto
Keyword thesaurus: None
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