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Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

Title: Activities
Contains layers describing Forest Service activities. Detailed information on types of activities and projects can be found in various Forest Service application databases.
  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., Activities.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTDE6S33P51\C\pvcs\common\IWeb\GIS\db\IWebGDB.mdb

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    REQUIRED: Western-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
    REQUIRED: Eastern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
    REQUIRED: Northern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
    REQUIRED: Southern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.

  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.
    REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.

  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)
      • G-polygon (0)
      • Composite object (0)
      • String (0)

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

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?





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 / I-Web

Why was the data set created?

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    Best available source with a target scale of 1:24000 for Continental U.S., Puerto Rico, and Hawaii and 1:63360 for Alaska.

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

    (process 1 of 1)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\pvcs\common\IWeb\GIS\db\metadata\meta\Activities.xml

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

    , FACTS Web Page.

    Online Links:

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?

    Accuracy testing must use NSSDA testing guidelines or be reported based on compiled, published test reports appropriate for the data collection method and equipment. The method of determining accuracy should be documented in the process step of the dataset metadata record. If published accuracy results are used, use the statement 'Compiled to meet ___ (meters, feet) horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence interval' in the metadata record, and identify the testing source used. If accuracy is locally tested to NSSDA standards, the statement 'Tested to meet ___ (meters, feet) horizontal accuracy at 95% confidence interval' should be added to the metadata record. Accuracy for legacy data may be reported according to the accuracy standard in place at the time of data collection (typically National Map Accuracy Standards). Document the standard used in the metadata record. (For more information, see: <>)

  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?

REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set.
The Forest Service uses the most current and complete data available. GIS data and product accuracy may vary. They may be developed from sources of differing accuracy; accurate only at certain scales; based on modeling or interpretation; incomplete while being created or revised; etc. Using GIS products for purposes other than those for which they were created, may yield inaccurate or misleading results. The Forest Service reserves the right to correct, update, modify or replace GIS products without notification.

  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: 07-Feb-2008
Metadata author:
REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
c/o REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
REQUIRED: The city of the address., REQUIRED: The state or province of the address. REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual. (voice)

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

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