Anadromous Fish - March 1997

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement (DFWELE)
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Anadromous Fish - March 1997
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\CACO\anad_fish\anadfix1.shp
Description:
Abstract:
The Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement (DFWELE) GIS Program working in conjunction with biologists from the MA Division of Marine Fisheries and the MA Division of Fisheries and Wildlife compiled and automated a point coverage of anadromous fish data. The data include all known coastal anadromous fish runs spawning habitat and runs for three major inland rivers - the Nashua, the Concord and the Shawsheen. Note, this data layer should not be considered definitive in determining the presence or absence of fish runs, spawning habitat, barriers or fishways. It is the DFWELE GIS Program's best current representation of these features. Neither should this layer or its derived maps be used for making site specific regulatory decisions. Rather, its appropriate use is for education and regional planning. This is a transition coverage. When MASSGIS completes its "hydro centerline" project, producing a complete hydro network for the Commonwealth, inherently linear features such as fish runs and many of the spawning habitat features will be represented as such. The layer is stored in ArcSDE as ANADFISH_PT. The single coverage ANADFISH is stored in the NE library.
Also in ArcSDE are five "views", to facilitate display and query and based on joins to the related tables listed below, as follows:
ANADFISH_PT_DAMPRESENCE - presence of a dam
ANADFISH_PT_FISHWAYEFFECT - based on EFFECTFISH item in ANADFISH_PT_BAR table
ANADFISH_PT_FISHWAYTYPE - based on FISHWAY item in ANADFISH_PT_BAR table
ANADFISH_PT_MANBARRIERTYPE - based on TYPEOTHERB item in ANADFISH_PT_BAR table
ANADFISH_PT_NATBARRIERTYPE - based on TYPENATBAR item in ANADFISH_PT_BAR table
Supplemental_Information:
RELATED TABLES
Note: underlined items have code definitions included below. 
Items in ANADFISH_PT_RIV (ANADFISH.RIV in Info format, anadfirv.dbf in shapefile download): 
FORM#	# of form on which original data written down
RIVPAGE	page # on form on which data for particular river begins
RIVPTID	# on form and on markup map which identifies the beginning of a river
CLASS	# defines where river flows into {(1) bay or ocean; (2) into 1; (3) into 2}
NAME	name of river
ALIAS	other name of river
ISCOMMENT	yes or no, simplifies reselect
COMMENTS	
ANADRIVID	concatenation of FORM and RIVPTID to produce a unique id which is used to relate to the .pat or .luts

Table relate note:
To identify a river with any point, relate ANADID from the .PAT to ANADRIVID in ANADFISH.RIV. 
Items in the ANADFISH_PT_RUN (ANADFISH.RUN in Info format, anadfirn.dbf in shapefile download): 

FORM	# of form on which original data written down
RIVPAGE	page # on form on which data for particular river associated with a run begins
RIVPTID	# on form and on markup map which identifies a feature
RUNPAGE	page # on form on which data for particular EVENTTYPE begins
BEGPTID	# on form and PTID on markup map which marks beginning of EVENTTYPE
ENDPTID	# on form and PTID on markup map which marks ending of EVENTTYPE
SPECIES	species of fish (separate records maintained for each species, even if run is the same)
EVENTTYPE	Run or Spawning
STATUS1	existing or historical
STATUS2	common or rare
STATUS3	confirmed or unconfirmed
ISCOMMENT	yes or no, comments are rare, useful for finding them.
COMMENTS	
ANADRIVID	concatenation of FORM and RIVPTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used to relate to the .pat or luts
ANADBGID	concatenation of FORM and BEGPTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used torelate to the .pat to identify the beginning of an EVENTTYPE
ANADEDID	concatentation of FORM and ENDPTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used to relate to the .pat to identify the end of an EVENTTYPE

Table relate note: 
To identify the beginning of an EVENTTYPE, relate ANADID from the .PAT to ANADBGID in the ANADFISH.RUN
To identify the end of an EVENTTYPE, relate ANADID from the .PAT to ANADEDID in the ANADFISH.RUN 
Items in ANADFISH_PT_BAR (ANADFISH.BAR in Info format, anadfibr.dbf in shapefile download): 

FORM	# of form on which original data written down
RIVPAGE	page # on form on which data for particular river containing barrier begins
RIVPTID	# on form and on markup map which identifies a feature
BARPAGE	page # on form on which data for a particular barrier is found 
BARPTID	# on form and on markup map which identifies a barrier
DAM	yes or no, simplifies reselect
FISHWAY	yes or no, simplifies reselect
TYPEFISHWAY	what kind of fishway
EFFECTFISHWAY	{(1) all species pass; (2) some species pass; (3) no species pass} (item named EFFECTFISH in SDE)
NATURALBAR	yes or no, simplifies reselect
TYPENATBAR	what kind of natural barrier
OTHERBAR	yes or no, simplifies reselect
TYPEOTHERBAR	what kind of man made barrier (item named TYPEOTHERB in SDE)
ISCOMMENT	yes or no, simplifies reselect
COMMENTS	
ISDIAGRAM	yes or no, simplifies reselect
ANADRIVID	concatenation of FORM and RIVPTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used to relate to the .pat or luts to identify a river
ANADBARID	concatenation of FORM and BARPTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used to relate to the .pat to identify the barrier location

Table relate note:
To identify a barrier or fishway, relate ANADID from the .PAT to ANADBARID in ANADFISH.BAR 
Coding for categorical items in the lookup tables is as follows: 

LOOKUP TABLE	ITEM	DEFINITIONS
ANADFISH.RIV	CLASS	1 - Empties into ocean or bay  
                                                2 - Empties into 1  
                                                3 - Empties into 2	
ANADFISH.RUN	EVENTTYPE	LOC - Local concentration  
                                                                RUN - Run  
                                                                SPN - Spawning habitat	
	                SPECIES	         ALW- Alewife  
                                                         ASH - American Shad  
                                                         ASM - Atlantic Salmon  
                                                         ATS - Atlantic Sturgeon  
                                                         BBH - Blueback Herring  
                                                         LMP - Lamprey  
                                                         RBS - Rainbow Smelt  
                                                         SNS - Shortnosed Sturgeon  
                                                         WPR - White Perch	
	                STATUS1	E - existing  
                                                                H - historic	
	                STATUS2	C - common  
                                                                R - rare	
	                STATUS3	C - confirmed  
                                                                U - unconfirmed	
ANADFISH.BAR	EFFECTFISHWAY	1 - All species pass  
                                                                2 - Some species pass  
                                                                3 - No species pass	
	TYPEFISHWAY	DN - Denil  
                                                EL - Elevator  
                                                FL - Fishladder  
                                                LO - Locks used by fish  
                                                ST - Steps  
                                                TM - Temporary  
                                                UN - Unknown  
                                                VS - Vertical slot  
                                                WB - Wooden boards  
                                                WD - Weir pool and denil  
                                                WF - Weir pool and Fishladder  
                                                WP - Weir pool  
                                                WS - Weir pool and steps	
	TYPENATBAR	NF - Natural falls  
                                                BL - Boulders  
                                                DRB - Dry river bed  
                                                SB - Sand bar  
                                                BB - Barrier beach  
                                                BD - Bog dam  
                                                RAPID - Rapid  
                                                VG - Thick growth vegetation  
                                                GE - Ground elevation  
                                                LF - Low flow	
	TYPEOTHERBAR	SW - Sluiceway  
                                                TG - Tidegate  
                                                CUL - Culvert  
                                                DI - Ditch  
                                                PP - Power plant
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness_Reference:
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.
Status:
Progress: REQUIRED: The state of the data set.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: REQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Western-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
East_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Eastern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in longitude.
North_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Northern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
South_Bounding_Coordinate: REQUIRED: Southern-most coordinate of the limit of coverage expressed in latitude.
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: REQUIRED: Common-use word or phrase used to describe the subject of the data set.
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:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
During interviews with Division biologists the data points were compiled onto 1:25000 basemaps using the best available hydrographic data. "Heads-up" digitizing was used to automate the data points. Paper forms were completed with information regarding locations of barriers, fishways, beginning and ending of runs and spawning habitat. The information from these forms was used to populate the associated look up tables (.riv,.run,.bar).
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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: 692
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: anadfix1
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: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANADFISH_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANADFISH_I
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FORM
Attribute_Definition:
# of form on which original data written down
Attribute_Definition_Source:
www.MassGIS.gov
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PAGE
Attribute_Definition:
page # of form
Attribute_Definition_Source:
www.MassGIS.gov
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PTID
Attribute_Definition:
# on form and on markup map which identifies a feature
Attribute_Definition_Source:
www.MassGIS.gov
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition:
comment of feature
Attribute_Definition_Source:
www.MassGIS.gov
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANADID
Attribute_Definition:
contatenation of FORM and PTID to produce a unique coverage id which is used to relate points in the coverage to records in the the .luts
Attribute_Definition_Source:
www.MassGIS.gov
Overview_Description:
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.019
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070829
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State_or_Province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal_Code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Contact_Voice_Telephone: REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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