2006 Piping Plover nest locations on Assateague Island National Seashore

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ASIS Biological Science Technician
Publication_Date: 200601
Title:
2006 Piping Plover nest locations on Assateague Island National Seashore
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Description:
Abstract:
This data set contains accurate information of Piping Plovers nest locations in the 2006 breeding season at Assateague Island National Seashore. These points were collected using GPS.  Piping plovers are protected under the Endangered Species Act and their breeding activity is monitored closely.
Purpose:
The purpose of this data set is to provide Piping Plover nest locations for general maps, specialized maps, and other resource management tasks.
Supplemental_Information:
There is also Piping Plover nest and habitat data available for 1994-2005.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200608
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.240387
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.098828
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.316467
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.033426
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Assateague Island National Seashore Keywords
Theme_Keyword: Nests
Theme_Keyword: Piping Plover
Theme_Keyword: threatened & endangered species
Theme_Keyword: birds
Theme_Keyword: shorebirds
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information System
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service Theme Category Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Worcester County
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Accomack County
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Name Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park System Unit Code Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: ASIS
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
Data_Set_Credit:
ASIS Biological Science Technician
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Assateague Island National Seashore
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Metadata for 2006 Piping Plover nests locations on Assateague Island National Seashore
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://nrdata.nps.gov/ASIS/ASISdata/ASIS_piplnests_1994-2005.xml
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Nests were identified and comments were recorded by the biological science technician at Assateague Island National Seashore.
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value: n/a
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation:
n/a
Logical_Consistency_Report:
GPS points were collected over piping plover nest locations in Assateague Island National Seashore in 2006.  Point topology was created for this file.
Completeness_Report:
Coordinates of every piping plover nest in the MD portion of Assateague Island, includes the North End and OSV zone in 2006.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
A Trimble Pathfinder ProXR DGPS unit was used to record coordinate data at each nest site on the north end of Assateague Island (northern 10 km of the dataset) and in the OSV zone (all points south of the north end points).  For the Trimble Pathfinder ProXR DGPS min. PDOP 6.0, min. SV 4.  The precision of this GPS unit is within 1 meter.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 1m
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
+/- 1 meters for the points within the northern 10 km of the data; +/- 1 meter for the southern points.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
n/a
Quantitative_Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Value: n/a
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
n/a
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ASIS Natural Resource Management Division
Title:
GPS
Source_Scale_Denominator: n/a
Type_of_Source_Media: GPS
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Global Positioning System
Source_Contribution:
GPS, Biological Science Technician at ASIS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Nest sites were located during thorough searches of possible nesting areas on Assateague Island National Seashore.  They were then visited on foot by the natural resources specialist/biological science technician.  The GPS unit placed at each nest site and time was allowed for the unit to receive information from the satellites before coordinates for the location were recorded.
Process_Date: 200608
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assatreague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: Biological Science Technician
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Hours_of_Service: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
Cloud_Cover: n/a
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 75
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 2006_pipl_nests
Entity_Type_Definition:
Location of piping plover nests in 2006 on ASIS.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique numbers assigned during GPS data collection.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEST_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Nest identification number, used in relational piping plover database.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique numbers denoting nest identification, used in the relational piping plover database.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: YEAR_
Attribute_Definition:
Year of data collection.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Denotes year of data collection.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEST_NUM
Attribute_Definition:
Nest identification number, used during the field season.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Unique numbers denoting nest identification, recorded duiring the field season.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Outcome
Attribute_Definition:
Outcome of nest
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: failed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Nest was abandonded, depredated, lost due to weather event, or lost for unknown reasons before it hatched.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hatched
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Piping plover chicks hatched from nest but none survived to fledging age.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
ASIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: hatched & fledged
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Piping plover chicks hatched from nest and at least one survived to fledging age.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POINT_X
Attribute_Definition:
Easting UTM coordinates, NAD 83, Zone 18N
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI ArcGIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POINT_Y
Attribute_Definition:
Northing UTM coordinates, NAD 83, Zone 18N
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI ArcGIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics ("GIF" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: http://nrdata.nps.gov/ASIS/ASISdata/ASIS_piplnests_1994-2005.zip
Fees: none
Custom_Order_Process:
none
Technical_Prerequisites:
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Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Mon - Fri
Time of Day: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070718
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Assateague Island National Seashore
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
7206 National Seashore Lane
City: Berlin
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 21811
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 410-641-1443
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 410-641-1099
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asis_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 4:00pm
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