Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and Islands of Mount Desert Island Municipal Towns

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: College of the Atlantic GIS Laboratory
Publication_Date: 1987
Title: Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and Islands of Mount Desert Island Municipal Towns
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bar Harbor, Maine
Publisher: College of the Atlantic GIS Laboratory
Other_Citation_Details:
processed DLG data
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Description:
Abstract:
Shoreline of Mount Desert Island and islands of MDI municipal towns. Created from USGS 24k DLG data representing mean high water or high tide. Polygon data has area attributes and line data has length attributes. Data set was created to define the shore 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 shoreline of MDI. More detail is needed for site specific studies however. 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 "separated 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 separate data layers were created. Data layers were clipped to the extents of the Mount Desert Island Municipal Town boundaries. Boundaries digitized from USGS 24k Quads. 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.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19810101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.5
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 > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > SHORELINES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > COASTAL PROCESSES > TIDAL HEIGHT > HIGH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
Theme_Keyword: Shore
Theme_Keyword: Line
Theme_Keyword: Coast
Theme_Keyword: High
Theme_Keyword: Water
Theme_Keyword: Tide
Theme_Keyword: Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Hydrology
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MAINE
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Some local tax maps show shoreline data in more detail, but this seems to be the most widely accepted representation of the shoreline of MDI. More detail is needed for site specific studies such as those examining individual land parcels or for island research.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GORDON LONGSWORTH
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: College of the Atlantic
Address: 105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04609
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207-288-2271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207-288-4126
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gordonl@ecology.coa.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Scaled proof plots were produced and checked for accuracy against USGS 24k paper quadrangles. Data was reviewed in ArcView prior to documentation.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: COA/GISLAB > Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, College of the Atlantic
Contact_Person: GORDON LONGSWORTH
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: College of the Atlantic
Address: 105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04609
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207-288-2271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207-288-4126
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gordonl@ecology.coa.edu
Resource_Description: shore
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.coa.edu/gis-lab.htm
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
Access_Instructions:
Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020828
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20030828
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GORDON LONGSWORTH
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: College of the Atlantic
Address: 105 Eden Street
City: Bar Harbor
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04609
Country: USA
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: 207-288-2271
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207-288-4126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gordonl@ecology.coa.edu
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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