2011 King County (Pictometry) Oblique and vertical Neighborhood-level imagery

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What does this data set describe?

2011 King County (Pictometry) Oblique and vertical Neighborhood-level imagery
Olibque and vertical imagery for western King County accessible via Pictometry ArcGIS 10.x extension and/or Pictometry Electronic Field Study (EFS) software. In addition to vertical view, four-direction Neighborhood-level views are available in western King County and southwestern Snohomish County, at a nominal 0.5-foot resolution. In eastern King County, in addition to the vertical view, two-direction (N-S) Community-level views are available. Imagery is nominally 1-foot GSD in eastern King . No true orthographic (orthoimagery) data was acquired for this Project. Users can view the nadir (vertical) images only through the ArcGIS extension which does allow transfer of the vertical images from the extension window to the main ArcMap window.
The date of each image is also part of the image file itself. The set of integers just before the file-type suffix (such as 090814) refers to standard form 20090814 or August 14 2009. The OrthoSector (Sector) tiles are created from the underlying vertical (ortho) components.
Alternatively, the date and time of acquisition of the oblique imagery can be obtained from one of two spatial indexes located in Plibrary3\reference\indexes\Pictometry09:
oblique_image.shp: YYYYMMDD HHMMSS datestamp for each image oblique_dategrp.shp YYYYMMDD date groups (dissolved from oblique_image)
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Pictometry (under contract with King County), 200911, 2011 King County (Pictometry) Oblique and vertical Neighborhood-level imagery: King County, King County; WA.

    Online Links:

    • None

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.44
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.23
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.74
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.49

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/sdc/raster/ortho/images/Ortho2009PictometryObliqueExtent.jpg> (JPEG)
    Extent of project area showing separate resolution areas by township
    <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/sdc/raster/ortho/images/Ortho2009PictometryObliqueSample.jpg> (JPEG)
    Sample of oblique imagery

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

    Beginning_Date: Apr-2009
    Ending_Date: Oct-2009
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster image data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:

      • Dimensions, type Pixel

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

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System
      SPCS_Zone_Identifier: Washington North
      Standard_Parallel: 47.500000
      Standard_Parallel: 48.733333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.833333
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 47.000000
      False_Easting: 1640416.666500
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using Row and column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 1
      Planar coordinates are specified in Feet

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983; 1991 correction.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 20925604.4720406.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.26.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

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?

    Pictometry International Inc

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

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

    206-263-4867 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Natural color, multi-directional oblique imagery

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: May-2008 (process 1 of 1)
    Data provided by Pictometry was copied from Network Attached Storage devices (NAS) to locations on the King County network.

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

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    There are no attributes associated with these raster data formats.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    Not Applicable

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

    Vertical and oblique imagery is available for entire project area

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

    Each vertical view image is associated with 4 (N,S,W,E) facing oblique image in the Neigborhood area and 2 (N,S) facing oblique images in Community area

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Data is licensed by Pictometry to King County. It is not to be distributed except under one of the following conditions: (a) Cities and other non-state, non-federal, public service entities (fire districts, utility districts, etc.) can become licensed cost-share participants. The receiving agency or city is required to submit, and is bound by, a licensing agreement. Interested parties should contact the GIS Data Coordinator at the KCGIS Center for additional details. (b) Consultants performing a specified Scope of Work (SOW) for a licensed entity, either under a contract or a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), can be provided with a limited amount of data. The data provided cannot exceed the extent or the scope required for the SOW. Data can only be used for the current, defined SOW for which it is provided. The consultant or MOU participant may not redistribute or sell the data in any form. The data must be deleted from the recipients servers or harddrives upon completion of the contract or MOU.
King County digital data may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without the express written authorization of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks/KCGIS-Center.

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

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

    206-263-4867 (voice)

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  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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: Nov-2009
Metadata author:
Mike Leathers
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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