Marine Beaches (Arcs)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: MDPH / BEHA
Publication_Date: 10/31/2003
Title:
Marine Beaches (Arcs)
Edition: 1.00
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\CACO\MARINEBEACHES_ARC.shp
Description:
Abstract:
Beaches Extent Data for Massachusetts
Purpose:
Massachusetts Beach extent data for BEACH Act, as administered by the US E.P.A.

Data collection: 7/20/2003 - 10/20/2003
Publication: 10/31/2003

Massachusetts Beach Length lines produced by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment, in conjunction with the MDPH/Division of Community Sanitation.

Point data were collected in the field by MDPH beach inspectors using global positioning system (GPS) units. To aid in locating the points, the inspectors used as reference MassGIS black and white and color ortho images, street maps, and sandy coastline maps produced by Applied Geographics, Inc. These coastline maps had previously been mailed to local boards of health and state agencies for mark-up of appropriate beach boundary and sampling locations.

The beach points (based on GPS) are accurate to within 10 meters.

Boundary points were then used to manually delineate beach extent lines in ESRI's ArcMap software.
Supplemental_Information:
Created by MDPH/BEHA 10/31/2003

Source Info

Citation: "GPS"
Originator: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment and Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Community Sanitation
Description: Used GPS points boundaries as guides to creat beach lines
Currentness: 2003
Media: Digital
Created: 7/20/2003 - 10/20/2003
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Citation: Black and White Ortho Photos
Originator: MassGIS
Description: Used ortho photos to help identify coast line in Arcmap
Currentness: 1994 - 1999
Media: Digital
Created: 1994 - 1999 fly overs
% Contribution: 23%

Citation: Color Ortho Photos
Originator: MassGIS
Description: Used ortho photos to help identify coast line in Arcmap
Currentness: 2001
Media: Digital
Created: 2001 fly overs
% Contribution: 23%

Citation: USGS Topo Maps
Originators: USGS, MassGIS
Description: Used topo maps to verify some beach locations in Arcmap
Currentness: 1972 - 1985
Media: Digital
Created: 1972 - 1985 USGS paper topo maps scanned in and made digital by MassGIS
% Contribution: 2%

Citation: Geographic Data Technology Streets
Originators: Geographic Data Technology
Description: Used GDT streets to verify some beach locations in Arcmap
Currentness: 2001
Media: Digital
Created: 2001 enhancement of 2000 Census tiger line files by GDT 
% Contribution: 2%
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 10/31/2003
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: believed to be complete for public and semi-public beaches
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.224585
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.899646
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.873824
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.238412
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: BEACHES
Place:
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, BEHA
Contact_Person: Paul Whelan
Contact_Position: Beaches Program Coordinator
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617 624-5757
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617 624-5777
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Paul.Whelan@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 9-5 M-F
Data_Set_Credit:
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment
MassGIS
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: GPS collection of boundary, access points
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 10/20/2003
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
GPS collection
Source_Contribution:
MDPH/Division of Community Sanitation
GPS boundary collection: 7/20/2003 - 10/20/2003
ground truthing using GIS digital orthophotos, wetlands coverages by MassGIS
line extent generation done manually, using digital orthophotos and boundaries in ArcInfo
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
ArcInfo(TM) Line Shapefile
Process_Date: 10/31/2003
Process_Time: 8:00 am
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\pwhelan\LOCALS~1\Temp\xmlFE.tmp
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\DPH-BEHA\VOL1\GROUPS\GRP_PRIV\BEHAGIS\USERGIS\TOX\AGI - Stacy - Brian Beaches GIS Files\Backup\EPAformat.mdb
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\temp\EPAformat\MABeachLines
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
K:\BEHAGIS\USERGIS\TOX\AGI - Stacy - Brian Beaches GIS Files\MABeachLines
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Milton\F\CACO\MASSGIS_0707\MARINEBEACHES_ARC
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
\\Milton\F\CACO\CACO_BISON\MARINEBEACHES_ARC
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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: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 659
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: MARINEBEACHES_ARC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EPA_ID
Attribute_Definition:
ID of beach assigned by US EPA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of beach: Public or Semi-public (privately owned but open to the public)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LENINMILES
Attribute_Definition:
Length of beach lines in miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEACHNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name of beach
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWNNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name of town in which the beach is located
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: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_LEN
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.151
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Environmental Health Assessment
Contact_Person: Paul Whelan
Contact_Position: Beaches Program Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
250 Washington Street
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02108
Country: Suffolk
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617 624-5757
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617 624-5777
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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