Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

GIS Data - Starved Rock Reach - Illinois River

Illinois River - Starved Rock

River Mile 231-244.5
Updated September 12, 2016
Starved Rock

Starved Rock is used to describe the region of the Illinois River that is impounded by the Starved Rock Lock and Dam. It extends from the Starved Rock Lock and Dam located near Utica, Illinois, upstream to the Marseilles lock located near Marseilles, Illinois.

National Atlas and Seamless data server data have been moved to the National Map.

Image of the Starved Rock Reach


background information Aerial Photos (UMESC)

Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Images
In 2010, the EMP partnered with the USFWS to fly and acquire CIR digital aerial photography of Pools 1-13, Upper Mississippi River and Pools Alton–Marseilles, Illinois River at 8"/pixel and 16"/pixel respectively using a mapping-grade Applanix DSS439 digital aerial camera . The photography was collected at a minimum accuracy of 5-10 meters. These are the orthorectified photo mosaics for all or portions of the coverage area. The flights occurred during times of peak vegetation biomass, from August 13, 2010 through September 1, 2010. The mosaics are served as orthoreferenced JPEG2000 images.

jpg2000Metadata - 2010 Starved Rock Pool Orthoreferenced Color Infrared Image (79 MB JPG2000)


background information Aquatic Areas (UMESC)

ArcView Shapefile - z15n83Metadata - 1989 Aquatic Areas (1.2 MB z15n83 Shape)

background information Digital Lidar Derivatives

Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) data are remotely sensed, high-resolution elevation data collected by airplane. The Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center processed these data to create Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), 0.5 meter contour lines, and pool-wide hillshade images. These data are a product of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) Program Long Term Resource Monitoring (LTRM) element, as distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Tier 1 products are derived directly from vendor-provided LAS-format (LASer) files that have not been cleaned or edited in order to serve the data as quickly as possible. Tier 1 data have been quality checked by the vendor and obvious errors removed, but some isolated errors often remain.

Quadrangle Name
DEMs
Contour
Marseilles - 24K quad ar4c6_dem.exe (16 MB) ar4c6_con.exe (14 MB)
Ottawa - 24K quad ar4c7_dem.exe (53 MB) ar4c7_con.exe (59 MB)
Starved Rock- 24K quad ar4c8_dem.exe (48 MB) ar4c8_con.exe (65 MB)
Hillshade image
First return
Last return
Starved Rock Reach 2011_sta_hsf.exe (38 MB) 2011_sta_hsl.exe (20 MB)

Topobathy 

Separate Lidar and bathymetry data were collected on the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS) by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) program. While many information needs can be met by using these data separately, in many cases seamless elevation data across the river and its floodplain are needed. This seamless elevation surface was generated by merging the Lidar and bathymetry data.

UMRR Starved Rock Topobathy

background information Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles (DOQ)

Digital orthophoto quadrangles (DOQ) are georeferenced images of aerial photographs that have had camera orientation and terrain displacements removed.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this Web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for areas outside the Mississippi River floodplain, data sets made from photographs from a different year, or the uncompressed files, contact the EROS Data Center.

Quadrangle Name
Northwest
Southwest
Northeast
Southeast
Marseilles - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ottawa - 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Starved Rock- 24K quad
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Composite Image
DOQ 
Starved Rock Reach  N/A

background information Digital Raster Graphics (DRG)

Digital raster graphic (DRG) files are scanned and rectified images of USGS quadrangles.

These data are being compressed and redistributed through this Web site as a service for program partners of the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center. If you require data for additional areas, the help button access information on which files are available through this Web site, the USGS National Mapping Center in Rolla, Missouri keeps a listing of sites that distribute DRG files through the Internet, and copies of the data can be ordered from the EROS Data Center (for a duplication and distribution fee).

Quadrangle Name
Original Image
Overlapping Image
Ottawa - 100K quad f41088a1.exe (5.0 MB) N/A
Marseilles - 24K quad N/A ar4c6_drg2.exe (3.8 MB)
Ottawa - 24K quad N/A ar4c7_drg2.exe (3.3 MB)
Starved Rock - 24K quad N/A ar4c8_drg2.exe (3.2 MB)
Composite Image
100K Color
100K Gray Scale
Starved Rock Reach


Geodatabases

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center through its association with the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Programs Long Term Resource Monitoring element, has been creating land cover/use and other riverine datasets for the Upper Mississippi River System. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, see the associated metadata in each geodatabase.

data_sta.gdb.exe


Land Cover/Use

Since 1989 the Upper Midwest Environmental Center through its association with the Long Term Resource Monitoring Program has been creating land cover/use data sets for the Upper Mississippi River System. For background information on how these data sets were created and are attributed, activate the help buttons. A link to a freeware GIS data viewer that can read the Shape files is also available.

XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2010 Land Cover/Use (2 MB z15n83 Shape)
XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 2000 Land Cover/Use version 2 (1.4 MB z15n83 Shape)

XMLKMZbackground informationArcView Shapefile - z15n83MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use (4.1 MB z15n83 Shape)
background informationUNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z15ArcView Shapefile - Z16MetaData - 1989 Land Cover/Use - Satellite Data (160 KB UNIX) (194 KB NT) (139 KB Z15 Shape) (407 KB Z16 Shape)

background information Land/Water (UMESC)

Land/water is one of the classification attributes in the land cover/use data sets created by UMESC from aerial photography. These data are redistributed here as shape files with the boundaries of the region's 1:24,000-scale USGS quadrangles added to the data. This has been done because individuals working with ArcView have reported numerous problems if they attempt to perform a dissolve on the land cover/use data to create a land/water only shape file. Most printers cannot process the detailed land/water boundaries unless some form of a break line or lines are added.

ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 2000 Land/Water (444KB z15n27 Shape) (572 KB z15n83 Shape) (572 KB z16n27 Shape) (576KB z16n83 Shape)
ArcView Shapefile - z15n27ArcView Shapefile - z15n83ArcView Shapefile - z16n27ArcView Shapefile - z16n83MetaData - 1989 Land/Water (1.3 MB z15n27 Shape) (1.3 MB z15n83 Shape)
(1.1 MB z16n27 Shape) (1.3 MB z16n83 Shape)


background information River Miles (UMESC and SAST)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers use a river mile measuring scheme to locate features on the Mississippi River. Two digital version of these data are available, one created by UMESC from stored on USGS quadrangles, and one created by the SAST project. The SAST data set differs from the UMESC data set in that some of the river mile markers were relocated by UMESC staff so they would fall within the navigation channel.

UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - UMESC River Miles (50 KB UNIX) (80 KB NT) (44 KB Shape)
UNIX format ASCII fileNT format ASCII fileArcView Shapefile - Z 15Metadata - SAST River Miles (108 KB UNIX) (146 KB NT) (85 KB Shape)


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September 12, 2016