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What does this data set describe?

Title: NWForestPlan
Northwest Forest Plan (ROD April 13, 1994) Management Allocations for lands considered within the range of the Northern Spotted Owl. Derived from local forest Management Areas with overriding allocations. Includes plan ammendments through 2006.
There is considerable overlap between some designed areas. For consistency and acreage display purposes, such overlaps are displayed in only one category according to the following hierarchy: (1) Congressionally Reserved Areas, (2) Late-Successional Reserves, (3) Adaptive Management Areas, (4) Managed Late-Successional Areas, (5) Administratively Withdrawn Areas, (6) Riparian Reserves, and (7) Matrix.
On the Deschutes NF, there are Congressionally Reserved Areas (coded CWD), Late-Successional Reserves (LSR), Administratively Withdrawn Areas (AWD), and Matrix (MAT). Other Ownership is coded OOS.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    REQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set., REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release., NWForestPlan.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTHP90807QY\E$\library\gis\r06\des\NWForestPlan.shp

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.198864
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.444317
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.676526
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.253305

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (0)
      • Label point (145)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (145)
      • Point (4)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Albers Conical Equal Area.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 43.000000
      Standard_Parallel: 48.000000
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 34.000000
      False_Easting: 600000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Land Use Allocation Type

    Land Use Allocation Description

    Allocation code





    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Deschutes National Forest
    c/o Dorothy Thomas
    GIS Specialist

    541-383-5570 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

For Planning and Analysis. Check out LYR file for predefined display. T:\library\gis\r06\des\layerfile. Versions point to C: drive and to T: drive.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • f:\re_proj\lib\des\nwfp_plan

    (process 2 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • c:\workspace\planning\nwfp

    (process 3 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • t:\r06\ro\drm\project\gis\gis_work\gstoddard\transfer2network\nwfp

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: usual
Use_Constraints: usual

  1. Who distributes the data set?[Distributor contact information not provided.]

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 25-Aug-2009
Metadata author:
Deschutes Nation Forest
c/o Dorothy Thomas
GIS Specialist
REQUIRED: The city of the address., REQUIRED: The state or province of the address. REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

541-383-5570 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:

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