Cape Cod National Seashore Geodetic Monuments Chosen as Backbone Sites within the National Park Vicinity 201006; CACOBackbone

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The University of Rhode Island, Environmental Data Center
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
Cape Cod National Seashore Geodetic Monuments Chosen as Backbone Sites within the National Park Vicinity 201006; CACOBackbone
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Online_Linkage: http://www.edc.uri.edu/monumentation/
Description:
Abstract:
These points were chosen from the full database (CACOFinalDatabase) based on their location, the condition of the monument, and spacing in relation to the other monuments chosen as backbone sites. A gap analysis was performed using the 5KM radius circles to ensure full geodetic coverage of the park.
Purpose:
They will be used to provide full geodetic control to the Cape Cod National Seashore.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201006
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.220034
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -69.945702
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.066223
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.685605
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: National Park Service, National Geodetic Survey, monument, marker, National Park Service lands, park
Theme_Keyword: location, National Park Servic, National Geodetic Survey, coastal, park, elevation, geodetic, benchmarks, backbone, sentinel, National Geodetic Survey datasheets
Place:
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod National Seashore, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Wellfleet, Provincetown, Orleans, Truro
Access_Constraints: Access to these data will be determined by the National Park Service
Use_Constraints:
There are no constraints on these data.The sources of all data are public.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of Rhode Island, Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Michael Bradley
Contact_Position: Research Associate III
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
The University of Rhode Island
Address:
Coastal Institute
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: RI
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401)874-5054
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike@edc.uri.edu
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
See original National Geodetic Survey data sheets for verification of spatial information as well as the history, attributes, and a description of the location of each monument. See Massachusetts Department of Transportation datasheets as well for similar information. Coordinates were taken directly from the datasheets.Ten monuments were selected manually, scanned visually, and were determined to be accurate.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No tests for logical consistency were conducted.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Refer to the datasheet associated with each monument to see source of shapefile points. The horizontal accuracy was tested by visual comparison with aerial imagery. Descriptions of the monument location were used to find the road intersection or landmarks that the monument was stated to be near.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Refer to the datasheet associated with each monument to see source of shapefile points. The vertical accuracy was tested by visual comparison with aerial imagery. Descriptions of the monument location were used to find the road intersection or landmarks that the monument was stated to be near.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Geodetic Survey Datasheets
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title:
NGS
Other_Citation_Details:
Use PIDs (Permanent IDentifier) to search for datasheet
Online_Linkage: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Mass Highway Datasheets
Publication_Date: Unknown
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
MA DOT
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service Excel sheets
Title:
NPS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Backbone sites were chosen by using 5km circles in order to ensure full coverage for the park. Eight current monuments were chosen and two new sites were proposed. The evaluation was based on coverage of the national seashore (which is affected by elevation and tree cover), spacing throughout the entire park, and the environmental conditions of the site.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
CACOFinalDatabase
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
CACOCircle_FiveKM
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of Rhode Island, Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Tiffany-Lane Davis
Contact_Position: Graduate Student
Contact_Address:
Address:
Coastal Institute
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: RI
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401)874-5054
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tiffany@edc.uri.edu
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\Tiffany\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml88F3.tmp
Process_Date: 20100721
Process_Time: 11390100
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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: 8
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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: 19
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -69.000000
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: CACOBackbone
Entity_Type_Definition:
Geodetic survey markers for accurate latitude, longitude, and elevation.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
The 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:
The feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Object_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Monument_I
Attribute_Definition:
The ID assigned by the originator.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Stamping
Attribute_Definition:
Field Identifier - The monument in the field is stamped with this ID (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: New_Mon_ID
Attribute_Definition:
New monument ID - The year installed (or new coordinates established), a period, then sequential numbers. This numeric code, provides each park a unique monument ID.  This code plus the Park code (CACO) provides a system-wide unique ID.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unit_Code
Attribute_Definition:
Four letter Park Code - Please see National Park Service Geographic Information Systems standard for complete definition.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition:
The state where the monument is located (i.e. MA).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Monument_T
Attribute_Definition:
The type of monument;  i.e the constuction material which the plaque is affixed to (i.e. a concrete pillar) or the materiel the represents the entire monument (i.e. aluminum pipe).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SetDate
Attribute_Definition:
Date of the establishment of the monument; or when it was first observed.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Recov
Attribute_Definition:
The date the monument was last observed.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SetBy
Attribute_Definition:
Organization that installed the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Designatio
Attribute_Definition:
Designation- (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Stability
Attribute_Definition:
The stabililty codes from the National Geodetic Survey (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Condition
Attribute_Definition:
Condition codes
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Condition_
Attribute_Definition:
Condition narrative- A brief description of the condition of the monument (i.e. the monument is cracking.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Setting
Attribute_Definition:
The descriptive narrative of the setting of monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Descriptio
Attribute_Definition:
Description- A narrative of the description of the monument(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: monument_u
Attribute_Definition:
Monument utility- The utility of the  monument.  Many of these sites will be field-searched or visited.  Sites will be assessed in terms of their utility as "backbone" or "sentinel" sites.  Other options = "found - not occupied","not visited", or "searched -not found".
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_1_Ov
Attribute_Definition:
Photo_1_Overview - A photograph of the general setting of the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_1A_O
Attribute_Definition:
Photo_1A_Overview - A photograph of the general setting of the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_1B_O
Attribute_Definition:
Photo_1B_Overview - A photograph of the general setting of the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Photo_2_Cl
Attribute_Definition:
Photo_2_Closeup - Close up picture of the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Map
Attribute_Definition:
A large scale map of the site, preferably on a high resolution orthophotograph.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: URL
Attribute_Definition:
The url for original data on the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments
Attribute_Definition:
General comments including additional information about the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments_2
Attribute_Definition:
General comments including additional information about the monument.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Park Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Obs_used
Attribute_Definition:
The number of usable observations / the number of total observations in your data  (See www.ngs.noaa.gov for more information)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey_Met
Attribute_Definition:
Survey Method - The method used to survey site.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Survey_M_1
Attribute_Definition:
Survey Method Narrative - A narrative on methods and equipment used for surveying site RTK, OPUS, etc.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fixed_amb
Attribute_Definition:
The percent of fixed ambiguities (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Overal_rms
Attribute_Definition:
The Residual Mean Square (RMS) in meters (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Ref_Frame
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Datum_Hori
Attribute_Definition:
The horizontal datum.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat
Attribute_Definition:
The latitude of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon
Attribute_Definition:
The longitude of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X
Attribute_Definition:
The X coordinate of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y
Attribute_Definition:
The Y coordinate of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT_Error_
Attribute_Definition:
LAT_Error_Estimate - The error estimate of the latitude of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON_Error_
Attribute_Definition:
LON_Error_Estimate - The error estimate of the longitude of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X_Error_Es
Attribute_Definition:
X_Error_Estimate - The error estimate of the X coordinate (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y_Error_Es
Attribute_Definition:
Y_Error_Estimate -  The error estimate of the Y coordinate of the monument (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UTM_Zone
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NORTHING_U
Attribute_Definition:
The northing in UTM (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EASTING_UT
Attribute_Definition:
The easting in UTM (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONVERGENC
Attribute_Definition:
Convergence_UTM (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POINT_SCAL
Attribute_Definition:
POINT_SCALE_UTM (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMBINED_F
Attribute_Definition:
COMBINED_FACTOR (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPC
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPC_FIPS_C
Attribute_Definition:
STATE_FIPS_Code - The State Plane FIPS number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SPC_Units
Attribute_Definition:
The State Plane Coordinate Units (m, ft).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NORTHING_S
Attribute_Definition:
NORTHING_SPC (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EASTING_SP
Attribute_Definition:
EASTING_SPC (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONVERGE_1
Attribute_Definition:
CONVERGENCE_SPC (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POINT_SC_1
Attribute_Definition:
POINT_SCALE_SPC (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMBINED_1
Attribute_Definition:
COMBINED_FACTOR_SPC (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Known
Attribute_Definition:
Last_Known_x_coord - Previously recorded x coordinate for monument
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Kno_1
Attribute_Definition:
Last_Known_y_coord - Previously recorded y coordinate for monument
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Kno_2
Attribute_Definition:
Last_Known_coord_sys - Coordinate system of previously recorded coordinate
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Kno_3
Attribute_Definition:
Last_Known_Units - Units of last know coordinate
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Last_Kno_4
Attribute_Definition:
Last_Known_Datum - Datum of previously recorded coordinate
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EPOCH
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELL__HT
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELL_HT_Err
Attribute_Definition:
ELL_HT_Error_Estimate (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Z
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Z_Error_Es
Attribute_Definition:
Z_Error_Estimate (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORTHO_HT
Attribute_Definition:
(For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORTHO_HT_E
Attribute_Definition:
ORTHO_HT_ERROR (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Local_Tide
Attribute_Definition:
Local_Gauge_Used - Tide guage used to compute local tidal elevation (For definition see www.ngs.noaa.gov)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Online  Positioning  User  Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Tidal_datu
Attribute_Definition:
The tidal elevation relative to a tidal gauge (i.e. MLLW, MLW, etc)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
URI Environmental Data Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: F69
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: F70
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Roland Duhaime
Contact_Organization: University of Rhode Island, Environmental Data Center
Contact_Position: Research Associate IV
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
University of Rhode Island
Address:
Coastal Institute
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: RI
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 874-5406
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (401) 874-4561
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: roland@edc.uri.edu
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 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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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100729
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100727
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: University of Rhode Island, Environmental Data Center
Contact_Person: Tiffany-Lane Davis
Contact_Position: Graduate Student
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address:
Coastal Institute
City: Kingston
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02881
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 874-5054
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tiffany@edc.uri.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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