August 11, 2015

South Coast: Nearshore Substrate Mapping Using Multi-Spectral Aerial Imagery:SCR_Aerial_PointConception_12092012_KelpClass:2012 to 2012

These raster and vector dataset were developed for the Sea Grant South Coast MPA Baseline Program as part of the project “Nearshore Substrate Mapping and Change Analysis using Historical and Concurrent Multispectral Imagery” (#R/MPA 30 10-049). The study region is the South Coast Region (SCR). Imagery was acquired on December 09, 2012 at a spatial resolution of 0.3 meters using a Microsoft UltraCam-X digital camera acquiring in the red, green, blue and near-infrared bands. Information on the UltraCam-X camera system and wavelengths for each ban can be found in the file "The Microsoft Vexcel UltraCam X.pdf" included in the Support folder on the image data delivery media and on the OceanSpaces.org server. This image mosaic product is a result of the resampling of the 0.3 meter data to 2 meter GSD. Details on this system and the data processing are below in the Lineage section of this document. Individual UCX image tiles were mosaicked into sections based on the islands covered and local coastal regions as well as the SCR MPA zones in order to generate this multispectral image product. These imagery were subsequently used to generate habitat classification thematic maps of the SCR's kelp beds from Point Conception to Imperial Beach, CA. The imagery files deliverd are in GeoTIFF format. More information on the classes resolved and processing methods are in the Lineage section of this document.
This raster dataset contains a habitat classification of either offshore giant kelp beds along the California South Coast Region (SCR) from from Point Conception, CA down to Imperial beach, CA. This specific raster classification includes the Point Conception SMR and Kastayit SMCA.

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  • scr_aerial_pointconception_12092012_kelpclass.pdf
  • scr_aerial_pointconception_12092012_kelpclass_lookuptable.csv
  • methods_and_sampling_metadata_scr_aerial_pointconception_12092012_kelpclass.txt
  • scr_aerial_pointconception_12092012_kelpclass_metadata.tif_.xml
  • scr_aerial_pointconception_12092012_kelpclass_lookuptable_metadata.txt
  • eml-node-2855.xml
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table.csv
  • sc_mpa_boundaryinformation_lookup_table_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable_metadata.csv
  • sc_mpa_baselineprograminformation_lookuptable.csv
  • oceanspaces_datauseattribution.pdf