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What does this data set describe?

    Title: elevation_contours_100
    100 foot topography elevation contours derived from dissolving 20 foot contours within the existing Starkey fence (originally elev_cont_100)

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    USDA Forest Service PNW Experim, La Grande, OR, USA, 1989, elevation_contours_100.

    Online Links:

    • \\LTS38\C$\GISProjects\Starkey\Starkey.mdb

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.628343
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.477993
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.329867
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.180666

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 1989
    Currentness_Reference: Unchanging topography.

  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):

      • String (550)

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

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      UTM_Zone_Number: 11
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -117.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000032
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000032
      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.









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

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.






    Length of feature in internal units. (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?

    Cilla Coe and Catherine Poppenwimer.

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

    Norm Cimon
    USDA Forest Service PNW Experiment Station
    Starkey Data Administrator
    Forestry & Range Sciences Lab
    La Grande, Oregon 97850

    541-962-6551 (voice)
    541-962-6504 (FAX)

Why was the data set created?

Display purposes

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    USGS topographic map (source 1 of 1)
    Type_of_Source_Media: acetate
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 15,840
    Source_Contribution: Derived from USGS paper map.

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

    (process 1 of 1)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • \\LTS38\C$\Documents and Settings\ncimon\My Documents\Projects\GIS\Starkey CD (Maps).mdb

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Hand accuracy.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    National map accuracy standards.

  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: 24-Feb-2004

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

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