FreWinWilderness

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What does this data set describe?

Title: FreWinWilderness
Abstract:
Wilderness Boundary Polygons extracted from the ALP Oregon-2-1-2006 and Washington-2-1-2006 R6 Lands Coverages posted at <http://fsweb.r6.fs.fed.us/rlm/status/alp/alpdata.html>. The ALP coverage represents land status information. Source data came from BLM Geographic Coordinate Data Base Files, USFS Cartographic Feature Files, USFS Status Atlas hardcopy maps and /or supplemental plot maps. The tile of these coverages were by state, Oregon and Washington. The ALP spatial data can be linked to Forest Service Land Ownership data to add extended attributes. This dataset is an extracted dataset and does not relate back to the original links of the ALP data.
Supplemental_Information:
The State of Oregon and Washington data was developed using BLM GCDB data, USFS CFF Files, USFS Status Atlas Maps, and/or supplemental plots.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region, 02/01/2006, FreWinWilderness.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTHP90807QY\C$\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\misc\contribute\forWeb\FreWin\FreWinWilderness.shp

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.401095
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.770855
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.343629
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.293937

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 02-Mar-2005
    Currentness_Reference: Current as of 20050302

  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 (6)
      • Label point (176)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (176)
      • Point (36)

    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?

    FreWinWilderness
    Wilderness Polygon Attribute Table (Source: Selected WILD Region Sub Class from ALP Data)

    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

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

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

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

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    WILDERNESS

    WILDERNE_1

    POLY_

    SUBCLASS
    WILD Polygon Region (Source: ALP DATA)

    SUBCLASS_

    WILDERNE_2

    UR_NAME
    Attribute of Wilderness Name & Addition Date if Applicable (Source: ALP Data)


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?

    USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Lands Boundary and Title Management
    c/o Beulah "BJ" Jones
    Land Status Program Manager
    333 SW 1st Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204
    USA

    503 808-2422 (voice)
    bljones@fs.fed.us


Why was the data set created?

The purpose of this data is to provide display of the Wilderness Boundary locations in the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region. The purpose of the original ALP data as stated in the original metadata is to provide display, identify and analysis tools for determining land status information for Forest Service Lands Specialists, Management Planners, GIS Specialists, and others. The attribute values that describe the original data are stored as spatial attributes and/or in Oracle tables.


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 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • c:\a_place_for_alps\alps_feb2006\wilderness

    (process 2 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • t:\r06\ro\drm\project\gis\gis_library\r06\data\wilderness

    Date: 17-Jul-2009 (process 3 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • t:\library\gis\r06\r06\data\wilderness

    Date: 20-Jan-2010 (process 4 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

  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: Unlimited access to data.
Use_Constraints:
Data may be viewd and used as necessary. The Forest Service provides this data "as is" without liability.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Lands Boundary and Title Management
    c/o Buelah "BJ" Jones
    Land Status Program Manager
    333 SW 1st Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204
    USA

    503 808-2422 (voice)
    bljones@fs.fed.us

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

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    These data are distributed without endorsement by the US Forest Service. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data are suitable for an intended purpose. It is also the obligation of the user to apply those data in appropriate and conscientious manner. The USFS provides no warranty, nor will accept any liability occurring from incomplete or misleading use of this data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20-Jan-2010
Metadata author:
Debra Kroeger
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region Data Resource Management
Data Administrator
2164 NE Spalding Avenue
Grants Pass, OR 97526
USA

541 471-6716 (voice)
dkroeger@fs.fed.us

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


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