Mean Elevation Data Base Metadata



Welcome to the Office of Geomatics metadata for the Mean Elevation Data Base.

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: December 1995
1.1.4 Title: Mean Elevation
1.1.8 Publication Information:
1.1.8.1 Publication Place: St. Louis Missouri
1.1.8.2 Publisher: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
1.2 Description:
1.2.1 Abstract: This file is a digital database containing mean elevations in meters. The data structure is based on a geographical coordinate reference system.
1.2.2 Purpose: The mean elevation values are used in the computation of gravity anomalies.
1.2.3 Supplemental Information: The mean elevation values are stored on mass media in binary form.
1.3 Time Period of Content:
1.3.1 Single Date/Time: Up to and including the year 1995
1.4 Status:
1.4.1 Progress: Complete
1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: Monthly
1.5 Spatial Domain:
1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates:
1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -180 degrees
1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: 180 degrees
1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 90 degrees
1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: -90 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: mean elevation
1.6.2 Place:
1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: DoD Glossary of Mapping Charting and Geodetic Terms
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: world wide
1.7 Access Constraints: All requests for this data must be made to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which is the sole authorized distributor.
1.8 Use Constraints: DoD. Upon release of this data NGA requires that copies not be made external to the receiving organization.
1.9 Points of Contact:
1.9.2 Contact Organization Primary:
1.9.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial Sciences Division
1.9.2.2 Contact Person: Physical Geodesy 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 DSN 846-9123
1.9.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-3113 or DSN 846-3113
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
1.12.3 Security Handling Description: Not Applicable

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2.0 Data Quality Information:

2.1 Attribute Accuracy:
2.1.1 Attribute Accuracy Report: The accuracy is a factor of relief.
2.1.2 Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment:
2.1.2.1 Attribute Accuracy Value: Data accuracy is variable.

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4.0 Spatial Reference Information

4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
4.1.1 Geographic:
4.1.1.1 Latitude Resolution: variable
4.1.1.2 Longitude Resolution: variable
4.1.1.3 Geographic Coordinate Units: decimal minutes
4.2 Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
4.2.1 Altitude System Definition:
4.2.1.1 Altitude Datum Name: Mean Sea Level or WGS 84 Geoid
4.2.1.2 Altitude Resolution: 1 meter
4.2.1.3 Altitude Distance Units: meters

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6.0 Distribution Information:

6.1 Distributor:
6.1.2 Contact Organization Primary:
6.1.2.1 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial Sciences Division
6.1.2.2 Contact Person: Mean Elevation Database Lead Geodesist
6.1.3 Contact Position: Geodesist
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 or DSN 846-9123
6.1.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (314) 676-3113 DSN 846-3113
6.1.8 Contact Electronic Mail: GandG@nga.mil
6.3 Distribution Liability:
6.4 Standard Order Process:
6.4.2 Digital Form:
6.4.2.1 Digital Transfer Information:
6.4.2.1.1 Format Name: BIP
6.4.2.2 Digital Transfer Option:
6.4.2.2.2 Offline Option:
6.4.2.2.2.1 Offline Media: variable
6.5 Custom Order Process: Customers must contact the Identification Information Section Point of Contact. A computer program is provided to convert data from binary to ASCII upon request.
6.6 Technical Prerequisites: A knowledge of FORTRAN 77 would be helpful

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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: Richard Salman
7.4.1.2 Contact Organization: NGA Geospatial 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
7.4.8 Contact Electronic Mail: gandg@nga.mil
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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