Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Herman, K.A
Publication_Date: 19960321
Title: Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database
Edition: 3.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: maps and tables
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Knoxville, Tennessee
Publisher: Southern Appalachain Man and the Biosphere Program
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Digital data include maps at 1:24,000, 1:100,000, 1:250,000, 1:2,000,000
Online_Linkage: http://samab.org/data/SAA_data.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) was a cooperative multi-agency effort to assess the environmental condition of the Southern Appalachian region. The SAA was described as the ecological equivalent of a thorough medical checkup. It has often been cited as an example of how governmental agencies should work together on a regular basis, within and across jurisdictions. The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB) program coordinated the SAA efforts of Federal and state agencies, universities, special interest groups, and private citizens. Four interdisciplinary teams assessed the status of terrestrial, atmospheric, aquatic, and social/cultural/economic resources. The SAA database was built primarily with publicly available data from Federal and State agencies. Converting the data to a common, useable format was a major undertaking. GIS provided the vehicle to accomplish this task. All SAA geospatial datasets were transformed to an Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection. Some 1500 organizations and individuals received copies of the CD-ROM set, and many more have downloaded datasets from the website. An illustrated five-volume report on the SAA was published in July 1996. Some 11,000 copies were distributed to governmental offices, elected officials, environmental practitioners, researchers, educators, and interested citizens. The report still is available in portable-document format (PDF) at the SAMAB website. The SAA database has become a unique resource of great value to scientists, planners, decision-makers, and citizens in all sectors of the regional community. The database has been used extensively for many subsequent studies by individual SAMAB member agencies and third parties. It has often been used for demonstrations of GIS technologies. Educators use it for instruction and class work assignments, and many students use it for thesis projects. [Summary provided by SAMAB]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19830101
Ending_Date: 19961231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.76972
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.60273
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.195526
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 32.44601
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST PRODUCTS/COMMODITIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > BEACHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > DESERTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > FORESTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > GRASSLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > KARST LANDSCAPE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SAVANNAS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > SHRUBLAND/SCRUB
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > URBAN LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIOECONOMICS > INDUSTRIALIZATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION > POPULATION SIZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > POPULATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > HYDROPATTERN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > TOTAL SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATER CHANNELS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WATERSHED CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > EARTH GASES/LIQUIDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > SURFACE WATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Watershed
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit Code
Theme_Keyword: Huc
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Drainage Basin
Theme_Keyword: Land Use
Theme_Keyword: Land Cover
Theme_Keyword: Population Density
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resource
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Theme_Keyword: Ecology
Theme_Keyword: Ecological
Theme_Keyword: Environmental
Theme_Keyword: Sustainable
Theme_Keyword: Biosphere
Theme_Keyword: Human
Theme_Keyword: Social
Theme_Keyword: Cultural
Theme_Keyword: Economic
Theme_Keyword: History
Theme_Keyword: Community
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem
Theme_Keyword: Population
Theme_Keyword: Settlement
Theme_Keyword: Road
Theme_Keyword: Rail
Theme_Keyword: Resource Management
Theme_Keyword: Social Change
Theme_Keyword: National Park
Theme_Keyword: National Forest
Theme_Keyword: National Monument
Theme_Keyword: Forest
Theme_Keyword: Forestry
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: Pasture
Theme_Keyword: Deciduous Forest
Theme_Keyword: Evergreen Forest
Theme_Keyword: Mixed Forest
Theme_Keyword: Herbaceous
Theme_Keyword: Barren Land
Theme_Keyword: Agricultural
Theme_Keyword: Wetland
Theme_Keyword: Developed
Theme_Keyword: Industry
Theme_Keyword: Industrial Output
Theme_Keyword: Economic Trend
Theme_Keyword: Nonindustrial
Theme_Keyword: Private Land
Theme_Keyword: Workforce
Theme_Keyword: Timber
Theme_Keyword: Species
Theme_Keyword: Government
Theme_Keyword: Supply
Theme_Keyword: Demand
Theme_Keyword: Pulpwood
Theme_Keyword: Sawlog
Theme_Keyword: Hardwood
Theme_Keyword: Price
Theme_Keyword: Quality
Theme_Keyword: Grade
Theme_Keyword: Landscape
Theme_Keyword: Nature Study
Theme_Keyword: Cultural Activities
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: SOCIETY
Theme_Keyword: TRANSPORTATION
Theme_Keyword: UTILITIES/COMMUNICATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTHERN APPALACHIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALABAMA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NORTH CAROLINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > SOUTH CAROLINA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > TENNESSEE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > VIRGINIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > WEST VIRGINIA
Access_Constraints: None in principle, but during times of heavy demand that threatens to exceed system resources, the host computer may limit the number of visitors granted access. SAMAB reserves the right to provide preferential access to users from its member agencies during such periods.
Use_Constraints:
Use of these data shall constitute the user's implicit acceptance of all Distribution Constraints and liability disclaimers set forth in the Distribution section of the present metadata document. The datasets, as compiled and processed by SAMAB, were intended to provide an overview of resource conditions at a multi-state regional level. They were not intended--and probably are unsuitable--for detailed local analyses. To avoid the risk of misinterpretation, invalid results, and erroneous conclusions, the users must consider original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and any other conditions specific to every data element and each dataset as a whole. The user must be aware that errors and conditions originating from physical sources involved in developing a dataset may be reflected in the data, and that the digital processing performed during preparation, storage, and transmission of the dataset may have exacerbated such errors and/or introduced additional ones. The user should pay careful attention to the contents of the metadata file associated with the dataset, if available. However, the user must be aware that some of the information in the metadata itself may be erroneous and that reliable accuracy information is unavailable for many of the datasets. Furthermore, the user is cautioned that knowledge about the accuracy of original data sources from which SAMAB datasets were derived may not be directly applicable to the SAMAB data because of the reprojection and rubbersheeting that was often necessary to make major features and the georeferencing of data layers from different sources match each other for overlay analysis.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: WOLF NAEGELI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program (SAMAB)
Address: 314 Conference Center Building
Address: 600 Henley Street
City: Knoxville
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37996-4138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-865-584-4806
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-413-383-4946
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wnn@utk.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere Program (SAMAB) makes these data publicly available on an "as-is" basis. Although SAMAB and its associates strive to assure that their digital datasets are accurate, useful, and current at the time of their compilation, SAMAB makes not warranties--expressed or implied--as to the accuracy, completeness, or usability of these data or any accompanying metadata and other support files. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by SAMAB in the use of this data, software, or related materials. Neither SAMAB nor any of its members, partners, sponsors, contractors, or data providers shall be responsible for any claims attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies. In no event shall they be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential loss or damage of any nature caused to any person, party, or entity resulting from any use of these data. The recipients of a dataset shall bear full responsibility to determine the fitness of the data for each and every intended use. Some known usability issues are mentioned under "Use Constraints" in the Identification section of the present metadata document. Careful attention should also be paid to the contents of the metadata files that may be associated with individual datasets. These disclaimers apply to use of SAMAB data alone as well as to aggregate use with data from other sources. SAMAB makes these data available to the public free of charge. SAMAB does not countenance secondary distribution of these data. Recipients may not assert any proprietary rights to any of these data, nor represent them to anyone as other than free SAMAB data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SAMAB > The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere
Contact_Person: SAMAB
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: The Southern Appalachian Man and the Biosphere (SAMAB)
Address: 314 Conference Center Building
City: USAKnoxville
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37996-4138
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 865-974-4583
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 865-974-4609
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: samab@utk.edu
Resource_Description: SAMAB_SAA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo 7.x interchange (.e00)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://samab.org
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://samab.org/data/data.html
Access_Instructions:
SAMAB Data and Information.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://samab.org/data/SAAonline.html
Access_Instructions:
Southern Appalachian Assessment (SAA) Online Geospatial Database.
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031002
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121015
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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