What is InPort?

InPort is the centralized repository of documentation (metadata) for NMFS data and the tools to access the data, as required by the Data and Information Policy Directive and the Data Documentation Procedural Directive.

FIS  NOAA Fisheries

As NMFS’s official metadata catalog, InPort is the single most important component in NMFS Enterprise Data Management (EDM) architecture which enables our customers to find, access and understand our vast array of data and information.

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2017 Lidar DEM: Eastern Maine - Madawaska
Data Set  |  OCMP

No metadata record was provided for this data set. This metadata record was created by NOAA OCM based on the metadata provided with the larger data collection of 2017 Lidar: Eastern Maine. Information specific to the QL1 Madawaska area collection are included where the information was provided in the Project Report. A link to this report is provided in the URL section of this metadata record....

2015 OLC Lidar: Yakima and Benton, WA
Data Set  |  OCMP

Lidar point cloud data was collected in the Yakima-Benton study area of Washington State. A total area of 194,615 acres were flown with an average of 8 points per square meter. NAIP imagery was used to assign RGB values to the points.

Entity  |  PIFSC


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