GEWA_CONUS_Wetland_polygons

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: REQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set.
Publication_Date: REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release.
Title:
GEWA_CONUS_Wetland_polygons
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: \\Bison\buffalo\nps\Databases\Submerged\GEWA\submerged_GEWA_Data.gdb
Description:
Abstract:
REQUIRED: A brief narrative summary of the data set.
Purpose:
REQUIRED: A summary of the intentions with which the data set was developed.
Supplemental_Information:
National Wetlands Inventory Polygon Data

This topical layer shows graphic representations of the type, size and location of the wetlands and deepwater habitats in the United States. These maps have been prepared from by the analysis of high altitude imagery in conjunction with collateral data sources and field work.

The Fish and Wildlife Service uses the Cowardin et al. (1979) definition of wetland. This definition is the standard for the agency, and is the national standard for wetland mapping, monitoring, and data reporting as determined by the Federal Geographic Data Committee on December 17, 1996

The Emergency Wetlands Resources Act of 1986 [16 U.S.C. 3931(a)] and its subsequent amendments, gave the Service specific goals and deadlines for producing hard copy and digital wetland maps for the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and its Trust Territories. The principal focus was to produce topical wetland maps that are graphic representations of the type, size and location of all surface waters in the United States (wetlands and deepwater habitats). Within this context, the objective of mapping wetlands and deepwater habitats remains to produce reconnaissance level information on the location, type, size of these habitats such that they are accurate at the nominal scale of the 1:24,000 base map. The Service recognized the limitations of using remotely sensed information as the primary data source, and additionally, by policy, excluded some wetland types from its inventory. The Service neither designed nor intended the program to produce legal or regulatory products. Unintended use of the information or products is discouraged.

Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over wetlands may define and describe wetlands in a different manner than that used in this inventory. There is no attempt, in either the design or products of this inventory, to define the limits of proprietary jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies. 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.

This topical layer was compiled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The wetland information can also be viewed as part of The National Map available through the U.S Geological Survey.
Metadata:

What follows is very detailed technical information about this topical or thematic map layer. This is often called metadata. Metadata (or "data about data") describe the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of data. Metadata are used to organize and maintain investments in data, provide information to data catalogs and clearinghouses, aid data transfers and to inform data users. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) publishes the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata. Many organizations within and outside of the federal government have adopted the FGDC metadata standard and are using automated indexing and serving mechanisms to provide access to their holdings through the Internet.

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has produced a Biological Metadata Standard (http://www.fws.gov/stand/standards/pr_biomet.html) that provides guidance for minimal documentation of spatial data files created by Service staff. Key elements of the metadata include the following:

    * Identification_Information
    * Data_Quality_Information
    * Spatial_Data_Organization_Information
    * Spatial_Reference_Information
    * Entity_and_Attribute_Information
    * Distribution_Information
    * Metadata_Reference_Information

Identification_Information:

Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Publication_Date: 200403

Title: CONUS_wet_poly, AK_wet_poly, PRVI_wet_poly, HI_wet_poly, PT_wet_poly

Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

Series_Information:

Series_Name:

Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. FWS/OBS-79/31.

Publication_Information:

Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.

Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Habitat Assessment

Online_Linkage:

http://wetlandsfws.er.usgs.gov/

Description:

Abstract:

This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the conterminous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Trust Territories.  These data delineate the areal extent of wetlands and surface waters as defined by Cowardin et al. (1979).

Certain wetland habitats are excluded from the National mapping program because of the limitations of aerial imagery as the primary data source used to detect wetlands. These habitats include seagrasses or submerged aquatic vegetation that are found in the intertidal and subtidal zones of estuaries and near shore coastal waters. Some deepwater reef communities (coral or tuberficid worm reefs) have also been excluded from the inventory. These habitats, because of their depth, go undetected by aerial imagery.

By policy, the Service also excludes certain types of "farmed wetlands" as may be defined by the Food Security Act or that do not coincide with the Cowardin et al. definition. Contact the Service's Regional Wetland Coordinator for additional information on what types of farmed wetlands are included on wetland maps.

Purpose:

The present goal of the Service is to provide the citizens of the United States and its Trust Territories with current geospatially referenced information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, deepwater and related aquatic habitats in priority areas to promote the understanding and conservation of these resources.

Supplemental_Information:

The wetland maps were produced as topical overlays using U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps as the base. The hard copy product is a composite map showing topographic and planimetric features from the USGS map base and wetlands and deepwater habitats from the Service's topical overlay. Thus, the data are intended for use in publications, at a scale of 1:24,000 or smaller. Due to the scale, the primary intended use is for regional and watershed data display and analysis, rather than specific project data analysis. The map products were neither designed nor intended to represent legal or regulatory products.

Comments regarding the interpretation or classification of wetlands or deepwater habitats can be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Federal Program Activities, Branch of Habitat Assessment <http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm>

These data were developed in conjunction with the publication Cowardin, L.M., V. Carter, F.C. Golet, and E.T. LaRoe. 1979. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. FWS/OBS-79/31. Alpha-numeric map codes have been developed to correspond to the wetland and deepwater classifications described.

These spatial data are not designed to stand alone. They form topical overlays to the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 or 1:25,000 scale topographic quadrangles. Note that coastline delineations were drawn to follow the extent of wetland or deepwater features as described by this project and may not match the coastline shown in other base maps.

Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, as well as in Arc/INFO format, this metadata file may include some Arc/INFO-specific terminology.

Time_Period_of_Content:

Time_Period_Information:

Range_of_Dates/Times:

Beginning_Date: 1977

Ending_Date: present

Currentness_Reference:

Progress: Ongoing, 42 percent of the conterminous United States is complete in digital form; 98 percent in hardcopy map form.

Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: In Continuous Increments

Spatial_Domain:

Bounding_Coordinates:

West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.60

East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.55

North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.25

South_Bounding_Coordinate: 13.16

Keywords:

Theme_Keyword: Wetlands

Theme_Keyword: Deepwater habitats

Theme_Keyword: Hydrography

Theme_Keyword: Surface water

Theme_Keyword: Swamps, marshes, bogs, fens

Place:

Place_Keyword: Conterminous United States

Place_Keyword: United States

Place_Keyword: Conterminous 48 states

Place_Keyword: Lower 48 states

Place_Keyword: Maine

Place_Keyword: Vermont

Place_Keyword: New Hampshire

Place_Keyword: Connecticut

Place_Keyword: Massachusetts

Place_Keyword: Delaware

Place_Keyword: Rhode Island

Place_Keyword: New York

Place_Keyword: New Jersey

Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania

Place_Keyword: West Virginia

Place_Keyword: District of Columbia

Place_Keyword: Virginia

Place_Keyword: Maryland

Place_Keyword: Ohio

Place_Keyword: Indiana

Place_Keyword: Michigan

Place_Keyword: Illinois

Place_Keyword: Wisconsin

Place_Keyword: Iowa

Place_Keyword: Missouri

Place_Keyword: Minnesota

Place_Keyword: Kansas

Place_Keyword: Nebraska

Place_Keyword: South Dakota

Place_Keyword: North Dakota

Place_Keyword: Montana

Place_Keyword: Colorado

Place_Keyword: Utah

Place_Keyword: Wyoming

Place_Keyword: Texas

Place_Keyword: Oklahoma

Place_Keyword: New Mexico

Place_Keyword: Arizona

Place_Keyword: Nevada

Place_Keyword: California

Place_Keyword: Oregon

Place_Keyword: Washington

Place_Keyword: Idaho

Place_Keyword: North Carolina

Place_Keyword: South Carolina

Place_Keyword: Georgia

Place_Keyword: Alabama

Place_Keyword: Florida

Place_Keyword: Mississippi

Place_Keyword: Louisiana

Place_Keyword: Arkansas

Place_Keyword: Kentucky

Place_Keyword: Tennessee

Place_Keyword: Alaska

Place_Keyword: Hawaii

Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico

Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands

Place_Keyword: Saint Thomas

Place_Keyword: Saint John

Place_Keyword: Saint Croix

Place_Keyword: Marianas Islands

Place_Keyword: Guam

Place_Keyword: Saipan

Place_Keyword: Pacific Trust Islands

Access_Constraints: None

Use_Constraints:

None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and (or) the National Wetlands Inventory would be appreciated in products derived from these data

Point_of_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: John Cooper

Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact_Position: Chief - Branch of Habitat Assessment

Contact_Address:

Address: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive

City: Arlington,

State_or_Province: VA

Postal_Code: 22203

Country: USA

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-358-2161

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 703-358-1869

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: john_cooper@fws.gov

Browse_Graphic:

Browse_Graphic_File_Description:

Topical overlay showing the extent and type of wetland and deepwater habitats.

Native_Data_Set_Environment:

Microsoft Windows 2003; ESRI ArcCatalog 

Cross_Reference:

Citation_Information:

Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce, National Wetlands Inventory

Publication_Date: Various

Title:

Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the Conterminous United States

Edition: Version 1.0

Publication_Information:

Publication_Place: Washington, D.C. USA

Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Data_Quality_Information:

Attribute_Accuracy:

Attribute_Accuracy_Report:

The source data was checked using standard review procedures. Attributes were checked by using visual inspection as well as automated verification routines. Quality of the attribute information varies with age and mapping protocols used when individual maps were prepared

Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:

Attribute_Accuracy_Value: All polygons are attributed.

Logical_Consistency_Report:

Polygon and chain-node topology are present. Every polygon has a label.

Completeness_Report:

This data set represents the extent of wetlands and deepwater habitats that can be determined with the use of remotely sensed data and within the timeframe for which the maps were produced. Wetlands are shown in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Trust Territories. 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.

There is a margin error 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.

Wetlands or other mapped features may have changed since the date or 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.

Lineage:

Source_Information:

Source_Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Publication_Date: 1977 to present

Title:

Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the Conterminous United States

Series_Information:

Series_Name: National Wetlands Inventory Maps

Publication_Information:

Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.

Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24,000 and 1:25,000

Type_of_Source_Media: Digital file and hard copy paper

Source_Time_Period_of_Content:

Time_Period_Information:

Range_of_Dates/Times:

Beginning_Date: 1977

Ending_Date: present

Source_Currentness_Reference: Various dates

Source_Contribution: Spatial information

Process_Step:

Process_Description:

Original stable base hard copy maps of wetland and deepwater habitats were created based on USGS state and quadrangle boundaries. These maps were converted to digital files using various software packages (WAMS, ARC and others). The digital files were stored as ESRI Import/Export files corresponding to a single 1:24,000 USGS quadrangle. These digital files were imported and converted to ESRI Coverage format and checked for topological and attribute errors. All coverages were converted from a UTM map projection to an Alber's Equal Area map projection and the horizontal datum was converted from NAD27 to NAD83 were necessary. Polygons attributed as "Uplands" were removed from the dataset and polygons were merged at quadrangle boundaries where the quadrangle line divided polygons with the same attribute. The data was loaded into a seamless SDE geodatabase for the conterminous United States. These steps were conducted using both Arc Macro Language (AML) and ArcMap editing tools. All point data from the original ESRI Coverages were buffered by 11.28 meters (1/10 of an acre) and incorporated into this polygon feature class. Linear features from the original ESRI Coverages were merged at quadrangle boundaries where the quadrangle line divided lines with the same attribute. Linear data is stored in a separate feature class.

Further data improvements included the conversion of all old wetland codes that contained 'OW' were converted to 'UB'. All polygons labeled 'OUT', 'No Data' and 'NP' were removed from the database.

Process Date: 200311

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NWI

Process_Step:

Process_Description:

The file was converted to NAD83 in geographic coordinates, and saved in geodatabase format.

Process_Date: 200401

Process_Step: Metadata created

Process_Description:

Process Date: 200401

Process_Step: Michigan Data incorporated

Process_Description:

Digital files were downloaded via the web from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The metadata for the original Michigan DNR data is available at: http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/spatialdatalibrary/metadata/NWI_Data.htm

The digital files were stored as ESRI Import/Export files corresponding to a single 1:24,000 USGS quadrangle. These digital files were imported and converted to ESRI Coverage format and checked for topological and attribute errors. All coverages were converted from Michigan GeoRef Oblique Mercator projection to an Alber's Equal Area map projection. Polygons attributed as "Uplands" were removed from the dataset and polygons were merged at quadrangle boundaries where the quadrangle line divided polygons with the same attribute. The data was loaded into a seamless SDE geodatabase for the conterminous United States. These steps were conducted using both Arc Macro Language (AML) and ArcMap editing tools.

Codes that contained 'OW' were converted to 'UB'. All polygons labeled as 'OUT', 'No Data', '999' and 'NP' were removed from the database.  Some codes in this dataset were converted to conform to the original Cowardin naming convention.  An Excel spreadsheet of the code changes is available at:

Process Date: 200404

Spatial_Reference_Information: CONUS_WET_POLY

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Map_Projection:

Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area

Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:

Standard_Parallel: 29.500000

Standard_Parallel: 45.500000

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96.000000

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.000000

False_Easting: 0.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.010000

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.010000

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

 

Spatial_Reference_Information: AK_WET_POLY

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Map_Projection:

Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area

Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:

Standard_Parallel: 55.000000

Standard_Parallel: 65.000000

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154.000000

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50.000000

False_Easting: 0.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.010000

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.010000

Planar_Distance_Units: meters

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.00000000

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

 

 Spatial_Reference_Information: HI_WETPOLY

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Map_Projection:

Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area

Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:

Standard_Parallel: 8.000000

Standard_Parallel: 18.000000

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -157.000000

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 3.000000

False_Easting: 0.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.010000

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.010000

Planar_Distance_Units: meters

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.00000000

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

 

Spatial_Reference_Information: PRVI_WETPOLY

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Map_Projection:

Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area

Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:

Standard_Parallel: 8.000000

Standard_Parallel: 18.000000

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -66.000000

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 3.000000

False_Easting: 0.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.010000

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.010000

Planar_Distance_Units: meters

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.00000000

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

 

Spatial_Reference_Information: PT_WETPOLY

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Planar:

Map_Projection:

Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area

Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:

Standard_Parallel: 8.000000

Standard_Parallel: 18.000000

Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: 145.000000

Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 3.000000

False_Easting: 0.000000

False_Northing: 0.000000

Planar_Coordinate_Information:

Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair

Coordinate_Representation:

Abscissa_Resolution: 0.010000

Ordinate_Resolution: 0.010000

Planar_Distance_Units: meters

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983

Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.00000000

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

 

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:

Detailed_Description:

Entity_Type:

Entity_Type_Label: NWIDBA.CONUS_wet_poly

Entity_Type_Definition: Reference: Cowardin et al. 1979

Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: ATTRIBUTE

Attribute_Definition: Unique code identifying individual wetland polygons based on the Cowardin system of wetland identification.

Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined

Attribute_Domain_Values: http://www.nwi.fws.gov/bd4/other/maps/mapcode.txt

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: SHAPE

Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.

Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI

Attribute_Domain_Values:

Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: WETLAND_TYPE

Attribute_Definition: Wetland type combines cowardin classifications into major categories for display on the Wetlands Mapper.

Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined

Attribute_Domain_Values: http://wetlandsfws.er.usgs.gov/tips.html

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: ACRES

Attribute_Definition: Defines the area in acres of each wetland polygon feature.

Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined

Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: DECODE

Attribute_Definition: URL link to the NWI wetlands attribute decoder 

Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined

Attribute_Domain_Values: http://www.nwi.fws.gov/atx/atx.html

 

Distribution_Information:

Distributor:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Organization_Primary:

Contact_Organization: Branch of Habitat Assessment

Contact_Person: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: mailing address

Address: 4401 North Fairfax Drive

City: Arlington

State_or_Province: VA

Postal_Code: 22203

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-358-2161

Contact_Instructions:

Hard copy maps can be purchased through Cooperator-Run Distribution Centers. Each Center establishes its own pricing structure, product types and order procedures. View Cooperator-Run Distribution Centers. The wetlands data can also be viewed by accessing The National Map.

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Distribution_Liability:

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the use of these data.

Standard_Order_Process:

Digital_Form:

Digital_Transfer_Information:

Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile or Personal Geodatabase

Digital_Transfer_Option:

Offline_Option:

Offline_Media: CD-ROM or DVD

Recording_Format: tar

Fees:

There is no charge for the online option. Requests for large amounts of data are handled on a cost reimbursable basis.

Ordering_Instructions: To order files on CD-ROM, please see

Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20040305

Metadata_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: National Wetlands Inventory Maps

Contact_Organization:

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Federal Program Activities

Contact_Position: Chief, Branch of Habitat Assessment

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: mailing and physical address

Address: 4401 North Fairfax Drive

City: Arlington

State_or_Province: VA

Postal_Code: 22203

Country: USA

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-358-2161

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608-358-1869

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: john_cooper@fws.gov

Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

Metadata_Security_Information:

Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None

Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified

Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None

Metadata_Extensions:

Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
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: -77.003410
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.871799
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.252064
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.122957
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.
Access_Constraints: REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set.
Use_Constraints:
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for using the data set after access is granted.
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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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\mark\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml42.tmp
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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: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 723
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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: 0.000088
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000088
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: 0.000003
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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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: 0.000088
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000088
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: 0.000003
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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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: 0.000088
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000088
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: 0.000003
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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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: 0.000088
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000088
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: 0.000003
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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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: 0.000088
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000088
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: 0.000003
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: GEWA_CONUS_Wetland_polygons
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: ATTRIBUTE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HGM_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QAQC_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WETLAND_TY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DECODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
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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:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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