Spatial Extent of the Wetlands Protection ActEntry ID: wpa
Abstract: This georegulatory data layer describes represents the spatial extent
of the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act. Attributes for this spatial data
file include not only the the statutory and regulatory references for this law,
but also the name and contact information of the state agency that maintains
Purpose: The ability to visualize regulations, laws, or management structures
can help policy makers understand use conflicts, point out inconsistencies in
national or state policy, and educate the public about ocean issues. In
addition, georegulations allow the user to view the spatial extent of these
laws, along with natural resources that many of these laws seek to protect.
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION ... INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Vector
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 3
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - PLANAR
Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
SPCS Zone Identifier: Massachusetts, Mainland
Standard Parallel: 41.716667
Standard Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude of Central Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 41.000000
False Easting: 200000.000000
False Northing: 750000.000000
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Coordinate pair
SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: GRS 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.26
NATIVE: Arc/Info coverage format n:\nep1\kcohen\georegs\final\state\wpa
(Click for Interactive Map)
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA Coastal Services Center.
Dataset Title: Spatial Extent of the Wetlands Protection Act
Dataset Release Date: 2001-08-31
Dataset Release Place: Boston, MA
Dataset Publisher: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Data Presentation Form: MapOnline Resource: http://www.state.ma.us/czm
Start Date: 2000-09-01Stop Date: 2001-07-15
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
OCEANS > WATER QUALITY
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > ARTHROPODS > CRUSTACEANS
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/INVERTEBRATES > MOLLUSKS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: The attributes reflect the legal information
provided by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and are assumed
to be accurate.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Data are believed to be logically consistent,
although not tested. Geometry appears to be topologically clean.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: This a statewide data ... layer and is believed to depict the
locations of all designated barrier beaches within the Commonwealth of
HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: The accuracy of these data is based on
source data that are assumed to meet National Map Accuracy Standards.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The Marine Fisheries data layer was created using the MA
coastal zone as a template. The MA coastal zone data layer was used to depict
the landward boundary for this law, as well as the ateral boundaries with New
Hampshire and Rhode Island. However, the MMS state seward boundary was appended
to the existing coastal zone boundary. Attributes were added to reflect the
information relevant to this law.
PROCESS DATE: 20010731
SOURCE INFORMATION - CITATION: Massachusetts Bays Program. MA Coastal Zone.
1997-04-01. GEOSPATIAL DATA PRESENTATION FORM: map. ONLINE LINKAGE:
SOURCE SCALE DENOMINATOR: 100000.
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: mylar.
BEGINNING TIME: 19970401.
ENDING TIME: 19970401.
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: 1997.
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: ma_cstzon.
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: MassGIS provided the coastal zone boundary spatial data
layer, from which the landward and lateral boundary were extracted.
SOURCE INFORMATION - CITATION: Department of the Interior, Minerals Management
Service. State Seward Boundary for the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. 1995.
GEOSPATIAL DATA PRESENTATION FORM: map. ONLINE LINKAGE:
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: on-line data.
BEGINNING TIME: 1995.
ENDING TIME: 1999.
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: MMS_stseward.
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: The MMS provided the state seward boundary used for this
data layer. The process of creating these boundaries is complex and cannot be
fully explained within this metadata record. For more information, contact
Richard Naito, Mapping and Survey Staff, P.O. Box 25165, MS 4011, Denver, CO,
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None.
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Users assume the responsibility to determine the
responsibility to determine the proper use of these data. NOT INTENDED FOR
Use Constraints NOT INTENDED FOR LEGAL USE.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: clearinghouse at csc.noaa.gov
2234 South Hobson Avenue
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29405-2413
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-08-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-06-06