Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - Concord Division Boundary Data

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cartography and Spatial Data Services, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 20000613
Title: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge - Concord Division Boundary Data
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Hadley, MA
Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://picard.fws.gov/metadata.html#Massachusetts
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains boundary layers for the Concord Division of the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. National Wildlife Refuges are federal lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The primary source for boundary information is the USFWS Realty program (status maps, legal surveys). An effort by the USFWS Region 5 (northeast states - ME,NH,VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV, VA) Realty Division, Cartography and Spatial Data Services Branch has resulted in digital refuge boundaries for all refuges in the northeast at a scale of 1:24,000. The purpose of this data is to serve as a spatial reference of refuge boundaries for other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes. Status maps were registered to geographic coordinates, boundaries were digitized and labeled. Digital files were updated using survey and collateral data, then stepped through 3 levels of quality-control review for spatial and thematic accuracy. Refuge boundaries define areas that are approved by U.S. Congress for acquisition into the National Wildlife Refuge System, or are currently owned by USFWS. Arcs are coded with an item "boundary" with the type of boundary line; polygons are coded with an item "status" that describes their ownership status. [Summary provided by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service]
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.37
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.29
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.54
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.44
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: NWRBDP > NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE BOUNDARY DIGITIZING PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Federal Managed Lands
Theme_Keyword: National Wildlife Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife Refuge Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MASSACHUSETTS
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Refuge boundary data were compiled for resource applications. It is inappropriate to use these data in legal situations, or other applications where spatial error cannot exceed the USGS 7.5-minute mapping standards.
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Digital refuge boundaries are plotted with arc and polygon attributes, then compared to USFWS Realty status maps, survey documents, and collateral information for coding accuracy. Three levels of quality-control review are conducted (Cartography and Spatial Data Services, Realty Management Branch, Refuge Staff) with corrections being incorporated after each review until the dataset is deemed error-free. All polygons are closed and adjusted to the most accurate geographic features, usually on a USGS 7.5' topographic quad. All dangling arcs,undershoots, and overshoots have been removed. All boundaries were digitized for exterior fee-titled, USFWS owned lands, acquired tracts, and areas approved for USFWS acquisition. Plots are generated and quality-control reviewed for omission and commission digitizing errors. Digital refuge boundaries are verified against USGS 1:24,000-scale,7.5' DLG, DRG, or 1:12,000-scale DOQQ data such as roads,hydrography, or plotted at 1:24,000 scale and overlayed on USGS 7.5' maps. Data are stored in ArcInfo double precision.
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: DOI/USFWS/NER/CSDS > Cartography and Spatial Data Services, Northeast Region, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: LINDA SHAFFER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U.S Fish & Wildlife Service
Address: Cartography and Spatial Data Services
Address: 300 Westgate Center Drive
City: Hadley
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 01035
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 413-253-8292
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 413-253-8451
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: linda_shaffer@fws.gov
Resource_Description: USFWS_CSDS_conbnd
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo export format
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://northeast.fws.gov/gis/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://picard.fws.gov/refuge1/greatmeadows/bnd/con...
Access_Instructions:
ARC/INFO interchange file.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://picard.fws.gov/refuge1/greatmeadows/bnd/con...
Access_Instructions:
FGDC metadata on this record.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://northeast.fws.gov/gis/refbnd/refbnd.html
Access_Instructions:
Homepage of the National Wildlife Refuge Boundary Digitizing Project (NWRBDP).
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Homepage of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://northeast.fws.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Homepage of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Northeast Region, where users can find information on the National Wildlife Refuge System, Refuge Planning, and additional related information.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/data/gishome.html
Access_Instructions:
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service GIS page which provides users with GIS information related to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20021015
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080414
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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