Geodetic Control Data Metadata



Welcome to the Office of Geomatics metadata for the Geodetic Control Data file populated with geodetically positioned stations located around the world.

This metadata was written using the Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata, June 8, 1994 version, and released by the Federal Geographic Data Committee.

1.0 Identification Information:
basic information about the data set.
2.0 Data Quality Information:
general assessment of the quality of the data set.
4.0 Spatial Reference Information:
description of the reference frame for and the means to encode the coordinates in the data set.
6.0 Distribution Information:
information about the distributor of and options for obtaining the data set
7.0 Metadata Reference Information:
information on the currentness of the metadata information, and the responsible party.

1.0 Identification Information:

1.1 Citation:
1.1.1 Originator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.1.2 Publication Date: 1995
1.1.4 Title: Geodetic Control Data
1.1.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: database
1.1.8 Publication Information:
1.1.8.1 Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri
1.1.8.2 Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.1.10 Online Linkage: none
1.2 Description:
1.2.1 Abstract: The relational database contains WGS 84 positions derived from GPS, DOPPLER, and conventional surveys throughout the world. Photo-identifiable points, station descriptions, and sketches are also included. Stations are identified by name, number, and location.
1.2.2 Purpose: The data is used for geodetic survey control and geodetic modeling.
1.3 Time Period of Content:
1.3.1 Range of Dates/Times: 1960-1995
1.3.2 Currentness Reference: survey date
1.4 Status:
1.4.1 Progress: Complete
1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: Continually
1.5 Spatial Domain:
1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates:
1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -180.0 degrees
1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: 180.0 degrees
1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 90.0 degrees
1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: -90.0 degrees
1.6 Keywords:
1.6.1 Theme:
1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus: DoD Glossary of Mapping, Charting, and Geodetic Terms
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: GIMS, Satellite Records Database, WGS 84, GPS, Doppler
1.6.2 Place:
1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Global
1.7 Access Constraints: None
1.8 Use Constraints: None
1.9 Points of Contact:
1.9.2 Contact Organization Primary:
1.9.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatiall Sciences Division
1.9.2.2 Contact Person: Data Reduction and Analysis Program Manager
1.9.3 Contact Position: Program Manager
1.9.4 Contact Address:
1.9.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
1.9.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
1.9.4.3 City: St. Louis
1.9.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
1.9.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
1.9.4.6 Country: United States of America
1.9.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314)676-9123 or DSN846-9123
1.9.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314)676-3113 or DSN846-3113
1.9.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
1.9.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
1.12 Security Information:
1.12.1 Security Classification System: Department of Defense
1.12.2 Security Classification: Unclassified, proprietary, FOUO
1.12.3 Security Handling Description: Not Applicable
1.13 Native Data Set Environment: ORACLE database on IBM RISC 6000 running AIX

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2.0 Data Quality Information:

2.2 Logical Consistency Report: Controlled database. Format checks.
2.3 Completeness Report: Final results of survey project.
2.4 Positional Accuracy:
2.4.1 Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
2.4.1.1 Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Accuracies vary depending on survey methods and requirements.
2.4.1.2 Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment:
2.4.1.2.1 Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value: +/- 0.25 meter or greater in each component relative to WGS 84.
2.4.1.2.2 Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation: Standard deviations of solutions and statistical analysis of least squares adjustment relative to WGS 84.
2.4.2 Vertical Positional Accuracy:
2.4.2.1 Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: Standard deviations of solutions and statistical analysis of least squares adjustment relative to WGS 84.
2.4.2.2 Quantitative Vertical Positional Accuracy Assessment:
2.4.2.2.1 Vertical Positional Accuracy Value: +/- 0.25 meter or greater
2.4.2.2.2 Vertical Positional Accuracy Explanation: Absolute point positioning and relative ties.
2.5 Lineage:
2.5.1 Source Information:
2.5.1.1 Source Citation:
2.5.1.1.1 Originator: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
2.5.1.1.2 Publication Date: 1995
2.5.1.1.4 Title: Geodetic Control Data
2.5.1.1.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: database
2.5.1.1.8 Publication Information:
2.5.1.1.8.1 Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri
2.5.1.1.8.2 Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
2.5.1.3 Type of Source Media: paper
2.5.1.4 Source Time Period of Content:
2.5.1.4.3 Range of Dates/Times: 1960 to present
2.5.1.4.4 Source Currentness Reference: survey date
2.5.1.5 Source Citation Abbreviation: GIMS
2.5.1.6 Source Contribution: GPS, DOPPLER, and conventional surveys.
2.5.2 Process Step:
2.5.2.1 Process Description: Survey, reduction, and publication generation.
2.5.2.2 Source Used Citation Abbreviation: NGA
2.5.2.3 Process Date: Date of data reduction or publication.
2.5.2.6 Process Contact:
2.5.2.6.1 Contact Person Primary
2.5.2.6.1.1 Contact Person: Doug Morrison
2.5.2.6.2 Contact Organization Primary: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
2.5.2.6.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
2.5.2.6.4 Contact Address:
2.5.2.6.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
2.5.2.6.4.2 Address: 3200 S. Second St., L-41
2.5.2.6.4.3 City: St. Louis
2.5.2.6.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
2.5.2.6.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
2.5.2.6.4.6 Country: United States of America
2.5.2.6.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314)676-9123, DSN 846-9123
2.5.2.6.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314)676-3113, DSN846-3113
2.5.2.6.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1430 Mon. - Fri., Central Time
2.5.2.6.10 Contact Instructions Telephone, fax, mail.

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4.0 Spatial Reference Information

4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
4.1.4 Geodetic Model:
4.1.4.2 Ellipsoid Name: World Geodetic System 1984
4.1.4.3 Semi-major Axis: 6378137
4.1.4.4 Altitude Encoding Method: 298.257223563

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6.0 Distribution Information:

6.1 Distributor:
6.1.2 Contact Organization Primary:
6.1.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatiall Sciences DivisionA
6.1.2.2 Contact Person: Lead Distribution Manager
6.1.3 Contact Position: Geodetic Technician
6.1.4 Contact Address:
6.1.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
6.1.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
6.1.4.3 City: St. Louis
6.1.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
6.1.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
6.1.4.6 Country: United States of America
6.1.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314) 676-9123, DSN 846-9123
6.1.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-3113, DSN 846-3113
6.1.8 Contact Electronic Mail:gandg@nga.mil
6.1.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1430 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
6.1.10 Contact Instructions: Telephone, mail, or e-mail request.
6.2 Resource Description: GIMS
6.4 Standard Order Process:
6.4.1 Non-Digital: Available in hard copy.
6.4.2 Digital Form:
6.4.2.1 Digital Transfer Information:
6.4.2.1.1 Format Name: TIFF
6.4.2.1.2 Format Version Number: unknown
6.4.2.1.3 Format Version Date: unknown
6.4.3 Fees: none
6.4.4 Ordering Instructions: Data may be requested by Station Number, Region, Country, or latitude and longitude.
6.4.5 Turnaround: approximately 1 week

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7.0 Metadata Reference Information:

7.1 Metadata Date: 1 December 1995
7.2 Metadata Review Date: 1 March 1998
7.3 Metadata Future Review Date: 1 March 1999
7.4 Metadata Contact:
7.4.1 Contact Person Primary:
7.4.1.1 Contact Person: Doug Morrison
7.4.1.2 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatiall Sciences Division
7.4.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
7.4.4 Contact Address:
7.4.4.1 Address Type: mailing address
7.4.4.2 Address: 3838 Vogel Road L-41
7.4.4.3 City: St. Louis
7.4.4.4 State or Province: Missouri
7.4.4.5 Postal Code: 63010-6238
7.4.4.6 Country: United States of America
7.4.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (314)676-9123 or DSN846-9123
7.4.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314)676-3113 or DSN846-3113
7.4.9 Hours of Service: 0900-1500 Mon to Fri (Central Time)
7.5 Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
7.6 Metadata Standard Version: June 8, 1994
7.10 Metadata Security Information:
7.10.1 Metadata Security Classification System: Department of Defense
7.10.2 Metadata Security Classification: Unclassified
7.10.3 Metadata Security Handling Description: Not Applicable

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Point of Contact: Office of Geomatics / Geosciences Division
phone (314) 676-9123, DSN 846-9123
gandg@nga.mil

Document last modified September 15, 2014

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