Ocean Polygon from Mount Desert Island
Entry ID: coa_oceanpolygon

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Summary
Abstract: Ocean polygon from Mount Desert Island shoreline out to
the extent of the MDI municipal jurisdoction.

The data set was created to define the salt water bodies of Mount Desert
Island and to serve as a digital "base map" layer. Some local tax maps
show shoreline data, but this seems to be the most widely accepted
representation of the ocean area around MDI.

Users will need Arc/Info, PC Arc/Info, or ArcView software to use the data.

This information was obtained from Federal Geographic Committee
metadata produced by Gordon Longsworth of the College of the Atlantic
and put into Nasa Directory Interchange Format by Cheryl Solomon.

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.5 S: 42.5  E: -67.5  W: -67.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: College of the Atlantic Geographic Information Lab
Dataset Title: Ocean Polygon from Mount Desert Island
Dataset Release Date: 1987
Dataset Release Place: Bar Harbor, Maine
Dataset Publisher: College of the Atlantic
Data Presentation Form: map
Other Citation Details: processed DLG data
Online Resource: http://www.coa.edu/gislab/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >ISLANDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >SALTWATER INTRUSION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GROUND WATER >WATER TABLE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Quality
The original 24k USGS DLG files were obtained by the National Park
Service for Acadia National Park. DLG files were converted to Arc/Info
coveraged by the NPS and provided to College of the Atlantic under
cooperative agreement between NPS and COA. Original covers, hydrology
and transportation, provided by the park contained all features in two
layers. shoreline, and other features, were "seperated out" using the
DLG coding. This coding had many minor coding errors such that covers
did not have proper connectivity, so coding was corrected in PC
Arc/Info and thus seprate data layers were created. Data layers were
clipped to the extents of the Mount Desert Island Municipal Town
boundaries. Data processed by COA GIS Lab. There was one revision.

Scaled proof plots were produced and checked for accuracy against USGS
24k paper quadrangles. Data was reviewed in ArcView prior to
documentation.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Data originated from 24k USGS DLG data.


Keywords
salt
water
hydrology
island
Mount Desert Island
Lands of MDI Municipalities
Maine


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, College of the Atlantic    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.coa.edu/gis-lab.htm
Dataset ID: ocean

Data Center Personnel
Name: GORDON LONGSWORTH
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA


Personnel
GORDON LONGSWORTH
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA


GORDON LONGSWORTH
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 207-288-2271
Fax: 207-288-4126
Email: gordonl at ecology.coa.edu
Contact Address:
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04609
Country: USA


TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-12
Future DIF Review Date: 2003-08-28

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