2005 City of Seattle Natural Color Orthophotography

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What does this data set describe?

Title: 2005 City of Seattle Natural Color Orthophotography
One-half-foot natural color orthophotography obtained from the City of Seattle, limited to city limits. Data was acquired under early leaf-on conditions.
Original data was provided by the Originator in their tiling scheme. Data was retiled to standard tiling scheme for King County.
Data is available as TIFF and MrSid compressed versions.
TIFF format data is available only at the base tiling level - idxp7500 - defined by a rectangular grid of cells with x-y dimensions of 7500 feet.
Primary user data is provided at second tier tiling level - idxptrmbr. This tiling level references the PLSS township-range grid with tiles buffered to a minimum-bounding rectangle of the township. Imagery at this level is provided only as compressed (compression ratio = 7, near lossless) imagery in JPG2000 format.
Imagery is also available as larger area mosaics at the idxpzone level (if appropriate) and as a highly compressed entire area of interest mosaic. Both the zone and entire area mosaic, called key region, is provided only as MrSid images.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Seattle, City of , 2006, 2005 City of Seattle Natural Color Orthophotography: City of Seattle, Seattle, WA.

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    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.500000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.100000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: +47.800000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: +47.100000

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

    Beginning_Date: Apr-2005
    Ending_Date: Apr-2005
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital raster data

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

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Who produced the data set?

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

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

    Mike Leathers
    King County GIS Center
    GIS Data Coordinator
    201 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-263-4867 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Archival orthophotos for City of Seattle area

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

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

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Imagery is available for internal use by King County. Other interested parties should contact the Originator directly.
Use_Constraints: None

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

    Mike Leathers
    King County GIS Center
    GIS Data Coordinator
    201 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-263-4867 (voice)

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

    2005 Seattle Natural Color Orthophotography

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    King County disclaims any warranty of use of any digital product or data beyond that for which it was designed.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 30-Jun-2006
Metadata author:
Mike Leathers
King County GIS Center
GIS Data Coordinator
201 S Jackson St
Seattle, WA 98104

206-263-4867 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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