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National Wetlands Inventory

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: National Wetlands Inventory
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Madison, WI
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/
Description:
Abstract:
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC 2008) identified wetlands as the most vulnerable landscape feature affected by climate change. The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI), established in 1975 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), provides wetlands data in map and digital form for the United States. The NWI database contains map and summary information about the status and trends for wetland types including: estuarine wetlands, palustrine wetlands, lacustrine wetlands, and deep water habitats in the United States. Statistical data is also available on wetland changes and wetland loss. The Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986 requires that updates of the wetland status and trends be produced on a 10-year cycle with reports due in 1990, 2000, 2010, etc. A Google Earth .kmz file as well as Web Map Services (WMS) are available to view the datasets. Ther is also an online Wetlands Mapper which provides access to the most recent digital data: http://www.fws.gov/wetlands
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Cowardin, et al. 1979. "Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States", USFWS (FWS/OBS-79/31). Dahl, T.E. 1990. "Wetlands losses in the United States mid 1780s to mid 1980s", U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. Dahl, T.E. and C.E. Johnson. 1991. "Status and trends of wetlands in the Conterminous United States, mid 1979s to mid 1980s", U.S. Dept. of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C. Huberty, B. 2009. "Remote Sensing Overview for mapping and monitoring wetlands", Society of Wetland Scientists, Annual Meeting, Madison, WI. Wilen, B.O. and R.W. Tiner, Jr. 1989. "The National Wetlands Inventory - the First Ten Years. In: Wetlands: Concerns and Successes. American Water Resources Assoc. Wilen, B. 1992. "National Wetlands Inventory Products", in Forum on Land Use and Land Cover, Summary Report. USGS/EPA, Reston, VA.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19900101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 75.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -15.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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 > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT > COASTAL HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT > ESTUARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT > REEF HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > RIVERS/STREAM HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES > SALINE LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > ESTUARINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > LACUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > MARSHES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PALUSTRINE WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > RIPARIAN WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > SWAMPS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: NWI > NATIONAL WETLANDS INVENTORY
Theme_Keyword: GOMODP > GULF OF MAINE OCEAN DATA PARTNERSHIP
Theme_Keyword: Geospatial
Theme_Keyword: Doi
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystems
Theme_Keyword: Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information Systems
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/usfws
Theme_Keyword: Maps/charts
Theme_Keyword: Moss
Theme_Keyword: National Wetlands Inventory
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resources
Theme_Keyword: Nwi
Theme_Keyword: Usfws
Theme_Keyword: Wms
Theme_Keyword: Wetland Plant Species
Theme_Keyword: Wetland Resources
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Access_Constraints: NONE
Use_Constraints:
The updated Wetlands Mapper is designed to provide reliable geographical information and direct users to other potential sources of information. It is NOT intended to provide legal or regulatory products. Unintended use of the information or products is discouraged. Persons intending to engage in activities involving modifications within or adjacent to wetland areas should seek the advice of appropriate federal, state or local agencies concerning specified agency regulatory programs and proprietary jurisdictions that may affect such activities.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BRIAN J HUBERTY
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1 Federal Drive; MS 4056
City: Ft Snelling
State_or_Province: MN
Postal_Code: 55111
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (612) 713-5332
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: brian_huberty@fws.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The Service's objective of mapping wetlands and deepwater habitats is to produce reconnaissance level information on the location, type and size of these resources. The maps are prepared from the analysis of high altitude imagery. Wetlands are identified based on vegetation, visible hydrology and geography. A margin of error is inherent in the use of imagery; thus, detailed on-the-ground inspection of any particular site may result in revision of the wetland boundaries or classification established through image analysis. The accuracy of image interpretation depends on the quality of the imagery, the experience of the image analysts, the amount and quality of the collateral data and the amount of ground truth verification work conducted. Metadata should be consulted to determine the date of the source imagery used and any mapping problems. Wetlands or other mapped features may have changed since the date of the imagery and/or field work. There may be occasional differences in polygon boundaries or classifications between the information depicted on the map and the actual conditions on site.
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/NWI > National Wetlands Inventory, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: TOM DAHL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Wetlands Inventory
Address: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Address: NSST
Address: 505 Science Drive
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53711-1060
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608 783 8425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tom_dahl@fws.gov
Resource_Description: NWI
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: shapefiles, kml, WMS
Transfer_Size: varies by location
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Data-Download.htm...
Access_Instructions:
Wetlands inventory data for downloading
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Web-Map-Services....
Access_Instructions:
Access the get capabilities file for this dataset' s WMS.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Mapper.html
Access_Instructions:
Wetlands Mapper tool for accessing wetlands inventory data
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061120
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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