firehis_pt

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: firehis_pt
Abstract:
This layer contains the start locations (points) of historical wildfires
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    USDA Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest, 12/2004, firehis_pt.

    Online Links:

    • \\ds.fs.fed.us\EFS\\fs\reference\gis\r06_siu\data\firehis_pt

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.423745
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.229874
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.382407
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.360800

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 1970
    Ending_Date: 2001
    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 Point data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • Entity point (0)
      • 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 0.000111
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000111
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.400000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    firehis_pt.pat
    Fire History Start Points

    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)

    Area is always zero for point coverages. Values are automatically generated.

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

    Perimeter is always zero for point coverages. Values are automatically generated.

    FIREHIS_PT#
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    FIREHIS_PT-ID
    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    NIFMID_CN
    Control number generated in Oracle to uniquely identify each fire perimeter across all Forest Service Units. These control numbers are only generated for fires reported to the FIRE STAT database. Other fires included in the cover will have a null vlaue for this field. (not implemented as of 7/15/2002)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    NIFMID_LNK
    Unique code composed of concatenating Agency, unit, subunit, discovery year and fire number as downloaded from the national fire occurrence database in Kansas City via KCFast

    FIRE_NAME
    Final Name of Fire

    Forest designated name of fire

    FIRE_DAY
    The day of the month that the geographic data represents

    Range of values
    Minimum:01
    Maximum:31

    FIRE_MONTH
    The month that the geographic data represents

    Range of values
    Minimum:01
    Maximum:12

    FIRE_YEAR
    The year that the geographic data represents

    Range of values
    Minimum:1800
    Maximum:2050

    DATA_SOURCE
    The source of spatial data collection; use keywords (e.g. GPS) where possible.

    ValueDefinition
    OTHERDescribe the source data. Be consistent and as specific as possible when describing other data sources
    GPSGolbal Positioning System
    IRInfrared
    HDHand Drawn
    PIPhoto Interpretation

    COST
    Cost of Suppression to the nearest dollar

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:999,999,999,999

    LOCAL_NUMBER
    Local identification number

    CAUSE
    Cause found in Individual Fire Report Handbook FSH 5109.14, Form FS-5100-29

    ValueDefinition
    1Lightning
    2Equipment Use
    3Smoking
    4Campfire
    5Debris Burning
    7Arson
    8Children
    9Miscellaneous

    REPORTED_ACRES
    Final acres reported on final Incident Command System Status Report 209

    SIZE_CLASS
    Coding as defined in the Fireline Handbook, FSH 5109.32a/NWCG Handbook 3 (PMS 410-1)

    ValueDefinition
    A0 - .25 Acres
    B.26 - 9.9 Acres
    C10 - 99.9 Acres
    D100 - 299.9 Acres
    E300 - 999.9 Acres
    F1000 - 4999.9 Acres
    G5000+ Acres

    AGENCY
    Coding found in Individual Fire Report Handbook FSH 5109.14, Form FS-5100-29

    ValueDefinition
    ARMDepartment of Defense, Army
    AFSDepartment of Defense, Air Force
    BIAUSDI Bureau of Indian Affairs
    BLMUSDI Bureau of Land Management
    FWSUSDI Fish and Wildlife Service
    NAVDepartment of Defense, Navy
    NOPNo Protection
    NPSUSDI National Park Service
    OTHOther Federal Agency Land
    PVTPrivate Land
    USFUSDA Forest Service

    COMMENTS
    Fire related comments

    R6_FID
    Unique FID created during standardization used to link records to forests non-standard items


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?

    Terri Brown
    USDA Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest
    Fuels / Fire Planner
    4077 Research Way
    Corvallis, OR 97333
    USA

    541-750-7000 (voice)
    541-750-7027 (FAX)


Why was the data set created?

To track historical locations of wildfire start points for analysis and documentation.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

    Date: 1905 (process 1 of 1)
    Dataset copied.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Laura Hoffman
    SIU NF
    GIS Analyst

    541.750.7168 (voice)

    Data sources used in this process:
    • i:\fsfiles\ref\library\gis\siu\firehis_pt

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

    USFS, R6, Data Standardization Team, and ##, District number , Unknown, Fire History Start Points.


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?

Dates:
Last modified: 24-Nov-2004
Last Reviewed: Unknown
To be reviewed: Unknown
Metadata author:
Patrick McNeil
USDA Forest Service, Region 6
Data Standardization Team, CSA2 representative.
1835 Black Lake Blvd., SW, Ste. A
Olympia, WA 98512-5623
USA

360-956-2313 (voice)
360-956-2330 (FAX)
pmcneil@fs.fed.us

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


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