Imagery Collection Checklist

 

Overview

CIR 5-meter digital imagery can be made available in TIFF format on CD, image plots and downloadable from an FTP site.

Rapid response imagery takes up to 5 days to deliver from the date the purchase order is received and accepted depending on weather conditions and delivery location (for FedEx overnight service). Acceptance of the order depends upon the availability of resources. Keep in mind that it is very possible that imagery may not be collected due to demands on the sensor platforms. 

The Emerge airborne platform is the primary image collection platform. If aircraft are not available, we can then look into tasking Ikonos. There is no minimum order for Emerge. Ikonos collection has a minimum order of 7,000 acres. 

In order to determine altitude restrictions and to plan for relocation of aircraft, an ArcView shapefile must be provided in lat-long (geographic) projection. This will also be used in defining the flight plan for the imagery collection, so it should contain ONLY the polygon(s) of the area to be collected. If Ikonos is used for the collection, a shapefile will still be needed to define the collection area. 

Procedure Outline

On the Purchase Order

What to order:

The items required for a purchase of BAER imagery are items 1c, 1d, 5, and either 2a or 2b. Other items are optional. Pricing for the imagery collection is listed in the Cost Summary at the end of this document.

 Required:

 Optional:

 Note: This document is merely a guideline. It is not a contract. The information contained in it is supplied in this format in order to clarify the ordering process for the end user. All legal aspects of the BAER imagery collection services are spelled out in the contract between Space Imaging (Pacific Meridian Resources) and the USDA Forest Service, Region 5.
Contacts:

Clare Hess, primary Space Imaging contact             (510) 654-6980

e-mail: chess@pacificmeridian.com

 

Julie Coen, alternate Space Imaging contact            (801) 325-1006

e-mail: jcoen@pacificmeridian.com                        

 

DOI Primary Contacts:

Luther Arizana, DOI South contact:                        (208) 387-5377

e-mail:  luther_arizana@nifc.gov

 

Carl Hardzinski, DOI North contact:                       (612) 713-4400 ext. 1144

e-mail:  carlhardzinski@bia.gov

 

DOI Alternate Contacts:

Chris English, DOI South alternate contact:             (916) 978-6073 ext. 252

e-mail: chrisenglish@bia.gov

 

John Price, BLM, DOI North alternate contact:       (707) 825-2312

e-mail:  jprice@ca.blm.go

Cost Summary

The tables below summarize the costs for both the Emerge and IKONOS data sources.

Summary of Emerge Costs

Item

Cost

Notes

1a.  Per fire original image files of each frame ordered

$1150.00

1 copy

1b.  Per fire flight line map with location of images

$310.00

2 copies

1c.  Per fire geo-referenced digital mosaic of the entire project area files (2 copies)

 

Price included in acreage cost (items 2a and 2b).

1d.  Per fire plot of the mosaicked project area (2 copies)

 

Price included in acreage cost (items 2a and 2b).

2a.  Cost per acre < 20,000 acres

$0.29

 

2b.  Cost per acre > 20,000 acres

$0.41

 

3a.  Technical support cost per day

$680.00

Support staff provided by Pacific Meridian Resources

3b. Technical support cost per hour

$85.00

Support staff provided by Pacific Meridian Resources

4.  Additional mosaicked plots per copy

$65.00

 

5.  Mobilization

$10,100

 

Summary of IKONOS Costs

Item

Cost

Notes

1a.  Per fire original image files of each frame ordered

Item not available

IKONOS captures large areas simultaneously.

1b.  Per fire flight line map with location of images

Item not available

 

1c.  Per fire geo-referenced digital mosaic of the entire project area files (2 copies)

$250

 

1d.  Per fire plot of the mosaicked project area (2 copies)

$310

Price included in acreage cost (items 2a and 2b).

2a.  Cost per acre < 20,000 acres

$0.29

Minimum order is 7000 acres

2b.  Cost per acre > 20,000 acres

$0.29

Minimum order is 7000 acres

3a.  Technical support cost per day

$680.00

Support staff provided by Pacific Meridian Resources.

3b. Technical support cost per hour

$85.00

Support staff provided by Pacific Meridian Resources.

4.  Additional mosaicked plots per copy

$155

 

5.  Mobilization

$1800

Cost for expedited order