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What does this data set describe?

Title: waterbody
A waterbody is a naturally occurring or constructed hydrographic feature such as lake/pond, swamp/marsh, double line streams, and other 2 dimensional hydrographic features. The WB features are further classified by periodicity and or classification (i.e. perennial or intermittent). When available, official geographic names are included.
This dataset was generated by combining multiple datasets from the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forest.
From the Ochoco: LAKE (lakes, reservoirs, and ponds -- originally generated from CFF's), RIVER (River - double line streams -- originally generated from CFF's), and MARSH (wetlands and marshes -- originally generated from CFF's).
From the Deschutes: LAKE (lakes, ponds and reservoirs -- originally generated from CFF's, and updated with field data and aerial photo interpretation on Crescent District only), STREAM-P - Double line stream data generated from CFF's, and WETLAND (wetlands and marshes -- generated from CFF's, updated with district aerial photo interpretation and field data on Crescent District only, and wet plant associations -- see Hall 1998 Pacific Northwest Ecoclass Codes for Plant Associations).
Supplemental Information: For the Ochoco wet plant associations were added to supplement the marsh layer -- (see Hall 1998 Pacific Northwest Ecoclass Codes for Plant Associations).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, 5/12/2003, waterbody.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTHP90807QY\E$\library\gis\r06\ochdes\waterbody.shp

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.337851
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.973862
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.796322
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.159130

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 1905
    Time_of_Day: 0600
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  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 (5899)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (5899)
      • 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.

  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.

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

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Perimeter of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.



    source of linework


    Cartographic Feature File Code

    A unique ID generated from the lattitude and longitude of the polygon center.

    Feature Name from CFF's

    SOURCE District District Edits from field knowledge and aerial photo interpretation CFF Cartographic Feature File Edit Edits made by resource specialists after data was compiled from other sources PAS Plant Associations - Wetland Vegetation from Hall 1998 - "Pacific Northwest Ecoclass Codes for Plant Associations"
    CFF WB-FEATURE 0 NULL 403 Dbl-line-stream 410 Lake 410 Pond 412 Lake-Intermittent 413 Reservoir 414 Lake-Dry 431 Wetland

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 or Ochoco National Forest
    GIS Data Services
    Deschutes National Forest
    Bend, OR 97702

Why was the data set created?

This dataset is intended as a tool for water-resource management and planning activities, particularly for site-specific and localized studies, which require the amount of detail provided by a large-scale map.

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:

    • t:\library\gis\r06\ochdes\data\water\waterbody

    (process 2 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • c:\workspace\riparian\waterbody

    (process 3 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • t:\r06\des\so\project\gis_work\pc_work\djthomas\transfer2network\waterbody

  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: none
Use_Constraints: none

  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: 14-Sep-2009
Last Reviewed: as needed
To be reviewed: as needed
Metadata author:
Deschutes National Forest
c/o Dorothy Thomas
GIS Data Services Specialist
1645 Hwy 20 E
BEND, OR 97702

541-383-5570 (voice)
541-383-5531 (FAX)

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

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