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KY - Other KDFWR - Kentucky GAP Land Stewardship (swap_ca_publiclands_clip)Entry ID: KDFWR_otherKDFWR_swap_ca_publiclands_clip
Abstract: Clip of public lands in Southwest Appalachian region from the Kentucky GAP
Analysis (KY_GAP) Project stewardship layer.
Map production for State & Tribal Wildlife Grants. This data layer was created
for use with the Kentucky Gap Analysis Project in compliance with the National
GAP efforts. This GIS coverage/layer represents four categories of land.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: KY Fish & Wildlife Information System (KFWIS)
Dataset Title: KY - Other KDFWR - Kentucky GAP Land Stewardship (swap_ca_publiclands_clip)
Dataset Release Date: 9/21-/0-5
Dataset Release Place: Frankfort, Kentucky
Dataset Publisher: KY Fish and Wildlife Information System, KY Dept. Fish and Wildlife Resources
Data Presentation Form: vector digital dataOnline Resource: http://fw.ky.gov/kfwis/stwg/
Start Date: 2002-01-01
Latitude Resolution: 0 Decimal Degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0 Decimal Degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 5-day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Quality Each attribute label was confirmed to be a member of the set of valid values,
and each land area has one and only one label. The degree of completeness
associated with available digital datasets vary amongst public agencies.
KY-GAP relied almost exclusively on data sets contributed from state and
federal agencies. Many ... city, county, or regional (area development districts)
governments within Kentucky do not yet have either GIS, or geo-referenced CAD
files. The few entities with GIS have little time and financial means to
dedicate efforts to collect or convert property ownership boundaries to digital
GIS data. Simple documentation of processing procedures, and standards
manuals are rare. The creation of formal metadata documenting digital data
(GIS or CAD files) is even a rarer commodity to come by.
All efforts were made to acquire readily available
digital GIS data; therefore, existing non-geo-referenced CAD data was not
pursued, nor was hardcopy maps for table digitizing. This information should be
noted when drawing any conclusions that rely on, or, in part from this Land
Stewardship data. Private lands may contain unique and characteristics valuable
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is composed of approximately 95% private lands.
Digital data, whether GIS or CAD files was not sought because of the many
constrains (limited time, and available personnel) associated with gathering
Gathered digital data for land stewardship GIS layer
Projected GIS data to UTMs Zone 16 NAD27
Edited Composite shapefile for overlapping polygon and attribute assignment.
Access Constraints See point of contact email. This data is in the public domain, and the
recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to
anyone as other than a data set produced by the Kentucky Fish & Wildlife
Information System, KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources.
Use Constraints This database is not intended for site-specific analysis. Interpretations
derived from its use are suited for regional and planning purposes only. Any
person using the information presented here should fully understand the data
collection and compilation procedures, as described in these metadata, before
beginning analysis. Acknowledgments of the Kentucky Fish and Wildlife
Information System (KFWIS) at the KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources
(KDFWR) and the Kentucky GAP program are appreciated.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: WinZIP
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: kdfwr.kfwis at ky.gov
#1 Sportsman's Lane
Province or State: KY
Postal Code: 40601
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-04-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23