Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Data

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
US Fish Wildlife Service, Region 5, Refuges and Wildlife Division, Realty Office, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch, Hadley, Massachusetts
Publication_Date: 20000711
Title: Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Hadley, Massachusetts
Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Description:
Abstract:
National Wildlife Refuges are federal lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The primary source for boundary information is the USFWS Realty program (status maps, legal surveys). An effort by the USFWS Region 5 (northeast states - ME, NH,VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV, VA) Realty Division, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch has resulted in digital refuge boundaries for all refuges in the northeast at a scale of 1:24,000.
Purpose:
The intended application of the data is to serve as a spatial reference of refuge boundaries for other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes. For Survey data, please contact USFWS, Region 5, Realty Office, Surveys Branch.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000711
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.456528
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.321493
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.182065
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.005032
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None.
Theme_Keyword: National Wildlife Refuge boundary
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Canaan Valley NWR
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: West Virginia
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: Northeast US
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Refuge boundary data were compiled for resource applications. It is inappropriate to use these data in legal situations, or other applications where spatial error cannot exceed the USGS 7.5-minute mapping standards.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
US Fish Wildlife Service, Realty Office, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch
Contact_Position: Supervisory Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Realty 300 Westgate Center Dr.
City: Hadley
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01035
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (413) 253-8292
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (413) 253-8451
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Windows NT Version 4.0 (Build 1381) Service Pack 5; ESRI ArcInfo 8.0.345

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Digital refuge boundaries are plotted with arc and polygon attributes, then compared to USFWS Realty status maps, survey documents, and collateral information for coding accuracy. Three levels of quality-control review are conducted (Cartography and Spatial Data Services, Realty Management Branch, Refuge Staff) with corrections being incorporated after each review until the dataset is deemed error-free. See "Service Lands Boundary Data Standard Operating Procedure".
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All polygons are closed and adjusted to the most accurate geographic features, usually on a USGS 7.5' topographic quad. All dangling arcs, undershoots, and overshoots have been removed.
Completeness_Report:
All boundaries were digitized for exterior fee-titled, USFWS owned lands, acquired tracts, and areas approved for USFWS acquisition. Plots are generated and quality-control reviewed for omission and commission digitizing errors.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Digital refuge boundaries are verified against USGS 1:24,000-scale,7.5' DLG, DRG, or 1:12,000-scale DOQQ data such as roads, hydrography, or plotted at 1:24,000 scale and overlayed on USGS 7.5' maps. Data are stored in ArcInfo double precision.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: YSFWS, Region 5, Refuges and Wildlife Division, Realty Office
Publication_Date: 197706
Title: Canaan Valley NWR Status Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Wildlife Refuge Status Maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Hadley, Massachusetts
Publisher: USFWS
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: mylar
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 197706
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RE status map
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Status maps were registered to geographic coordinates, boundaries were digitized and labeled. Digital files were updated using survey and collateral data, then stepped through 3 levels of quality-control review for spatial and thematic accuracy. Complete process description can be found in "Service Lands Boundary Data SOP".
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: RE Status Map
Process_Date: 20000711

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Complete chain
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 87
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 35
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 35
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 4

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -81.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000016
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000016
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: cavbnd.aat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FNODE#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TNODE#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LPOLY#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPOLY#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENGTH
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAVBND#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAVBND-ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BOUNDARY
Attribute_Definition: type of boundary
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS, Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: a
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: legislative
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: approve legislative boundary for acquisition by USFWS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: o
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: owned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: external boundary of land currently owned by USFWS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: e
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: easement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: boundary of land where easement or lease shares jurisdiction
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: s
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: secondary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: secondary to other federal agencies
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: p
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: parcel
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
parcel lines representing units of acquisition, used especially for private in-holdings
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NWRUNIT
Attribute_Definition:
3 letter abbreviation assigned to smallest refuge division recognized by USFWS
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NWRNAME
Attribute_Definition: 3 letter abbreviation of full refuge name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IFWSNO
Attribute_Definition: administrative number assigned to each refuge
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: cavbnd.pat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAVBND#
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAVBND-ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TRACTNO
Attribute_Definition: tract number
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
nature of land ownership relative to the National Wildlife Refuge System
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: a
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: legislative
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: approved legislative boundary for acquisition by USFWS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: o
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: owned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: external boundary of land currently owned by USFWS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: e
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: easement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: boundary of land where easement or lease shares jurisdiction
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: s
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: secondary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS holds secondary interest to other federal agency(ies)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: x
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: exclusion
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
area internal to a closed legislative polygon that is excluded from acquisition by USFWS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: u
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: uncertain
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
status of parcel is uncertain because it is unknown, in dispute, or requires additional research by USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NWRUNIT
Attribute_Definition:
3 letter abbreviation assigned to smallest refuge division recognized by USFWS
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NWRNAME
Attribute_Definition: 3 letter abbreviation of full refuge name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IFWSNO
Attribute_Definition: administrative number assigned to each national wildlife refuge
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURVEY
Attribute_Definition: survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: not currently used
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Refuge boundaries define areas that are approved by the U.S. Congress for acquisition into the National Wildlife Refuge System, or are currently owned by USFWS. Arcs are coded with an item "boundary"with the type of boundary line; polygons are coded with an item "status" that describes their ownership status. See "Service Lands Boundary Data SOP."

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
USFWS, Region 5, Realty Office, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch
Contact_Position: Supervisory Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Realty 300 Westgate Center Dr.
City: Hadley
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01035
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (413) 253-8292
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (413) 253-8451
Resource_Description: USFWS National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Data
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied
Transfer_Size: 0.052
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: northeast.fws.gov/gis
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
northeast.fws.gov/gis Select "Data Download"; "NWR Boundaries", state name, refuge name
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000711

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20000711
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Linda Shaffer
Contact_Organization:
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 5, Realty, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch
Contact_Position: Supervisory Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Realty 300 Westgate Center Dr.
City: Hadley
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01035
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (413) 253-8292
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (413) 253-8451
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Generated by mp version 2.4.30 on Mon Jul 11 12:01:34 2000