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NIST Special Database 10

NIST Supplemental Fingerprint Card Data (SFCD) (for Special Database 9 - 8-Bit Gray Scale Images)

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Price: $90.00 online faxmail

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The NIST database of supplemental fingerprint card data provides a larger sample of fingerprint patterns that have a low natural frequency of occurrence and transitional fingerprint classes in NIST Special Database 9.

The data in NIST Special Database 10 are a 3-disk set with the first CD-ROM containing 2160 images and the last 2 CD-ROMs containing 1680 images each. Each segmented image is 832 by 768 pixels and classified using the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) classes given by the FBI.

The images are compressed using a non-standard implementation of the JPEG lossless compression algorithm.

The first CD-ROM requires approximately 690 megabytes of storage and the second and third CD-ROM require approximately 590 megabytes of storage compressed and 1.4 and 1.1 gigabytes uncompressed (1.9:1 average compression ratio).

The database also includes example software which was written on a SUN SPARCserver. The software is the same code used with NIST Special Database 4 and 9.

NIST Special Database 10 has the following features:

  • 552 non-mated cards of supplemental data concentrating on arches, tented arches, low ridge count loops and whorls
  • NCIC classifications given by the FBI
  • Scanned at 19.7 pixels per mm.
  • Image format documentation and example software (written on a SUN SPARCserver)
  • Software is the same code used with NIST Special Databases 4 and 9.


Suitable for automated fingerprint classification research, the database can be used to aid with:

  • algorithm development
  • system training or testing


The database is a valuable tool for evaluating fingerprint systems using a sample of fingerprints which provides more examples of low natural occurrence classes and transition NCIC classifications.

System Requirements: CD-ROM drive with software to read ISO-9660 format and the ability to compile SUN C source code.

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For more information on Special Database 10 please contact:

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The scientific contact for this database is:

Craig Watson
Advanced Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive,Stop 8940
Building 225, Room A216
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8940
(301) 975-4402 craig.watson@nist.gov


Keywords: Fingerprint, grayscale, lossless compression, NCIC classes, NIST, software recognition, uncommon.