Rhode Island Recreation, Conservation, and Open-Space Inventory (SCORP)Entry ID: USDA0250
Abstract: The Rhode Island Department of Administration, Division of
Planning (DOP) has created the RI Recreation, Conservation and
Open-space Inventory (commonly referred to as the SCORP
Inventory), a statewide compilation of areas, sites and
facilities available for public recreation, or conserved as open
space. The dataset primary application is usage in statewide
... comprehensive outdoor recreation planning. The dataset
originated in the early 1970's as a series of 35 USGS manuscript
maps providing site location, configutration, and identification
data and a companion database providing descriptive and
quantitative information (including size, common name,
jurisdiction, and facilities data) for each site entry.
Following its most recent systematic update in the late 80's,
the dataset was converted to a vector GIS (ARCINFO) format and
incorporated into the RIGIS under which it is known as the
'RIGIS Open Space Coverage'.
Collection Organization: Rhode Island Department of
Administration, Division of Planning.
Collection Methodology: Data collection relied upon state
land-managing departments, local governments and private groups
such as the Audubon Society of Rhode Island to furnish accurate
and complete data on their recreation, conservation and open
space holdings. Data requests were set to local contacts
including town administrators, town clerks, planning staff,
recreation directors, and volunteer commisions. Public
documents including local recreation and comprehensive plans
were also utilized as source data.
Collection Frequency: Initially collected in 1974, updated twice.
Update Characteristics: Complete updates in 1979 and 1989.
Future maintenance will target discrete segments of dataset
(e.g. different jurisdictions or facility types) on acquential
2,500 polygon records. Approximately 10 megabytes.
Data Center: Rhode Island Department of Administration
Dissemination Media: Digital data available from RIGIS Data
Manager in variety of file formats and media.
Access Instructions: RIGIS datasets are copyrighted by the RI
Board of Govenors of Higher Education. Licensed usage is
allowed upon execution of a license agreement and payment of
licensee fee. Contact RIGIS data manager for details.
Start Date: 1974-01-01Stop Date: 1989-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Preliminary lists of site data were provided to cooperating
state and local agencies, and coordination meetings were held to
obtain comments on data accuracy and completeness.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: lynnc at edserv.edc.uri.edu
Rhode Island Department of Administration Division of Planning 1 Capitol Hill
Province or State: RI
Postal Code: 02908-5872
Database documentation and summary and detail listing of data
Rhode Island Department of Administration, Division of Planning.
1989. Ocean State Outdoors: Rhode Island Recreation,
Conservation and Open Space Inventory. Report 52A.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-18