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Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Park BoundaryEntry ID: USGS_NPS_AcadiaParkBoundary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) has produced a vegetation spatial database coverage (vegetation map) for the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program (VMP). In support of the mapping project, various spatial database boundary coverages were either produced or modified from their original source. These boundary coverages are: 1) Project Boundary, 2) Map Data Boundary, 3) Park Boundary, and 4) Quad Boundary. The spatial coverages are projected in Universal Transverse Mercator, Zone 19, with datum in North American Datum of 1983.
Purpose: PURPOSE: These spatial database coverages were either produced or modified from its original source to support the Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project, USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program. This metadata report supports four spatial database coverages (project boundary, map data boundary, park boundary, and quad boundary).
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: All spatial coverages were produced ... using ArcView GIS (Version 3.3). The spatial coverages are available as Shapefile sets on the Project?s CD-ROM (file name sets [acad_projbdy], [acad_mapbdy], [acad_parkbdy], and [acad_quadbdy]). The following provides a brief summary of each spatial database: 1) Project Boundary: polygon coverage showing the boundary extent of the mapping project (regardless of map data or no map data). 2) Map Data Boundary: polygon coverage showing the boundaries of map data (those areas actually mapped within the project boundary extent) and no map data (those areas purposely not mapped, yet fall within the project boundary extent). The original source of this coverage is from the project?s vegetation spatial database coverage. 3) Park Boundary: polygon coverage showing access locations of park fee and easement lands (as of 1999). This coverage was modified from its original source (received from Acadia NP, June 1999) to identify accessible lands for the accuracy assessment fieldwork. 4) Quad Boundary: polygon coverage showing boundaries of USGS 3.75-minute and 7.5-minute quadrangles. This coverage was modified from its original source (received from Acadia NP, 1998) to represent those quadrangles within the project boundary.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: publication date
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 198
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodedic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: U.S. Geological Survey, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, 2630 Fanta Reed Road, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54603
Dataset Title: Acadia National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Park Boundary
Dataset Series Name: USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10
Dataset Release Place: Denver, Colorado
Issue Identification: Acadia NP Vegetation Mapping Project
Data Presentation Form: map
Other Citation Details: These spatial database sets were prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center for the USGS-NPS Vegetation Mapping Program.
Dataset DOI: doi:10.5066/F7T151KBOnline Resource: http://www1.usgs.gov/vip/acad/acadbdy.zip
Start Date: 2003-10-01Stop Date: 2003-10-01
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Attribute accuracy was tested by manual comparison of the source with hard copy printouts. Attributes were further verified by visual inspection.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Tests for logical consistency are performed by digitizing software (ATLAS*GIS).
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Dataset contains boundaries for only 340 of 375 park units. The ... missing units are typically very small (an acre or less) and don't show up on U.S. Geological Survey 7.5' quadrangles. Park boundaries are generally the legislative boundary only. No attempt has been made to include or exclude inholdings within the designated boundary. For some parks they are shown; others they are not shown.
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Horizontal accuracy varies depending on the source of each boundary included in the National Park System Boundary Dataset. The source of the Scotts Bluff National Monument Boundary was: "RMRO Land Div. 1:6,000 1973 Land Status Map".
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: This national park boundaries dataset was compiled by combining park boundaries from a variety of sources: extant digital park-based GIS databases; analog U.S. Geological Survey 7.5' 1:24,000 quadrangles; analog NPS Park Land Status Maps; legal descriptions; etc.). Digital boundaries from existing park GIS databases were converted to ATLAS*GIS format and thinned as necessary to reduce the number of points describing the boundary to a maximum of 4,096. Analog boundaries from the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5' 1:24,000 quadrangles and from NPS Park Land Status Maps were digitized in ATLAS*GIS and directly incorporated into the master dataset.
PROCESS DATE: 199
ORIGINATOR: National Park Service, Water Resources Division..
TITLE: National Park System Boundary Dataset.
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001-05-03.
GEOSPATIAL DATA PRESENTATION FORM: vector digital data
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: electronic file
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: publication date
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: NPSWRDPARKBDYSVer.2
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: Source of FLFO boundary - National park unit designated boundaries
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics (if available) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. ... The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. Any related graphics (if available) are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not approriate to use the related graphics as data. The U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service servers and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this metadata report does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey and National Park Service.
Use Constraints Those using these spatial database sets should understand the data and determine for themselves the fitness of the data prior to use. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this metadata report does not constitute endorsement or recommendation for use by the U. S. Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey. GIS software.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: HTML
USGS-NPS VEGETATION CHARACTERIZATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR USGS/CSS/CORE SCIENCE ANALYTICS AND SYNTHESIS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303) 202-4220
Email: gs-b-npsveg at usgs.gov
Denver Federal Center, Building 810, MS 302
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80225
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-17