Links to these are provided in the Cross References section.
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Funding source: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Funding source: Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) Data automation: Deette Lund, Sheena Beaverson GIS processing: Robert White, Deette Lund, Tim Coulombe Documentation: Deette Lund, Ray Peterlin, Andrew Baker, Tim Coulombe QA/QC: Deette Lund, Sheena Beaverson
In December 2004 Historic Information Gatherers, Inc.(HIG), Hopkins, Minnesota, scanned all of the remaining county index sheets (photo mosaic and line indexes that hadn't already been scanned by the ISGS) available at the UIUC Map and Geography Library (~1700 sheets). In Spring 2005 HIG provided the ISGS with digital images of the photo and line indexes. The indexes were scanned on a large format Vidar Titan Atlas P93 scanner temporarily located at the UIUC Map and Geography Library. The photo indexes were scanned at 300 dpi and the line indexes were scanned at 400 dpi (2004).
Photo center point locations are best approximation.
Points were established by the following method. Two different methods were employed, one for the photo mosaic indexes and a second for the line indexes.
Photo mosaic index:
Example: 20 center points are needed in the flight line. 1) Place the first point in what would be the approximate center of the first photo in the flight line. 2) Start adding additional points after the first one, spaced closely together. 3) When you get to point 19, make certain it is not already beyond the last photo in the flight line on the index sheet. 4) Place the 20th point on the approximate center of the last photo in the flight line. 5) Use the alignment tool and evenly distribute the points between the two end points. 6) Use the rotation tool and adjust the entire flight line as needed, so that the center points for each of the photos are still situated at the approximate center of their respective photo locations. 7) Repeat steps 1-6 for each flight line.Line index:
Example: 20 center points are needed in the flight line. 1) Place the first point on the center of the annotation for the first photo in the flight line. 2) Start adding additional points after the first one, spaced closely together. 3) When you get to point 19, make certain it is not already beyond the last annotated photo in the flight line on the index sheet. 4) Place the 20th point at the approximate center of the annotation for the last photo in the flight line. 5) Use the alignment tool and evenly distribute the points between the two end points. 6) Use the rotation tool and adjust the entire flight line as needed, so that the center points for each of the photos are still located at the approximate center of their respective annotations. 7) Repeat steps 1-6 for each flight line.
Attribute items are in typical ARC/INFO feature class format. POINT ATTRIBUTES: Point attributes indicate approximate center points of historical aerial photographs. Point items other than the Arc/Info defaults are as follows: IMAGE_SCAN - Availability YES - Aerial photograph is scanned and available on-line. NO - Aerial photograph is shown or listed on a county index but has not been scanned because of the following reasons: a) not available, b) damaged and/or unusable, c) no funds were available. FILE_NAME - Electronic file name Naming conventions for file names are based on annotation included on the photographs and include codes for county, roll number, and exposure number; zeros are used as placeholders. Flight line information is not included in the file name. Annotation example from file "0bwq04036.sid": 11-15-38 12:30 AAA SCALE 1:20,000 BWQ 4-36 11-15-38 = acquisition date (November 15, 1938) 12:30 = acquisition time (12:30 PM Central Standard Time) AAA = Agricultural Adjustment Administration SCALE 1:20,000 = Representative Fraction (RF) scale, 1 unit on the photograph equals 20,000 units on the ground. BWQ = county code for Cook County, Illinois 4-36 = roll-exposure number; film roll=4, exposure=36 CNTY_NAME - County name CNTY_CODE - Unique county code as annotated on the aerial photograph CNTY_FIPS - County 3-digit FIPS code DATE_FLOWN - Acquisition date of aerial photograph represented as yyyymmdd (year, month, day) TIME_FLOWN - Time of exposure Indicates acquisition time of aerial photograph xx:xx - Time of day (note: aerial photographs from these collections were not flown during night time hours) unknown - Aerial photograph was not available or county photograph mosaic index did not show any annotation regarding time. no stamp - Aerial Photograph was available, but neither the photograph nor the photograph mosaic county index show a time stamp. FLIGHT_LIN - Flight line number The location of the first flight line in each county is dependent on whether the flight line orientation is north to south or east to west. If the flight line orientation is north to south, then flight line 1 is the first vertical line of photographs on the left side of the county index. If the flight line orientation is east to west, then flight line 1 is the first horizontal line of photographs at the top of the county index. ROLL_EXP - Hyphenated number The first number represents the film roll number which is the source of the photograph. The second is the exposure number of the photograph on that film roll. IMAGE_SRC - Abbreviation of collection from which the photograph was acquired ISL - Illinois State Library UIUC - University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Map and Geography Library Peoria - United States Department of Agriculture Farm Services Agency in Peoria, Illinois Lake - Lake County, Illinois Planning Department SIUC - Southern Illinois University Carbondale Morris Library CD_ROM - Number indicating CD # out of total # of CD's for a given county NOTES - Any notes or comments about the aerial photograph URL - Hyperlink to MrSID file for viewing or downloading image
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