Development of Mosaic Datasets and Image Services for Bathymetric Data
Track: Ocean and Maritime
Authors: Jesse Varner, John Cartwright
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information steward a large amount of bathymetric data, including high-resolution bathymetric attributed grids (BAGs) from National Ocean Service hydrographic surveys in U.S. coastal areas. These BAGs are discontinuous, have varying resolutions, and overlap with irregular footprints. We used the mosaic dataset's capabilities to publish these grids as a set of image services. However, the process was challenging and involved custom scripts and workflows.