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Administrative and Political Boundaries
legal land descriptions
Examples: Municipal & State Boundaries
Biology and Ecology
flora and/or fauna in natural environment
Examples: Bird Species, Forest Habitat, Wetlands
Business and Economic
economic activities, conditions, and employment
Examples: Economic Development Enterprise Zones, Industrial Areas
Cultural, Society, and Demography
characteristics of society and culture
Examples: Compiled U.S. Census Demographic Data, Historic Sites, Historical Cemeteries
Elevation and Derived Products
height above or below sea level
Examples: Bathymetry, LiDAR data and derived products, Elevation Benchmarks, Statewide Digital Terrain Model
Environment and Conservation
environmental resources, protection and conservation
Examples: Conservation Lands, Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report Data
Facilities and Structures
man-made construction
Examples: Addresses Buildings (aka E-911 Sites), Dams, Hospitals, Libraries, Schools
Geological and Geophysical
information pertaining to earth sciences
Examples: Soils, Bedrock Geology, Glacial Deposits
Imagery and Base Maps
aerial photography and base maps
Examples: Historic Aerial Photographs, Orthophotographs, Topographic Maps, NOAA Raster Navigational Charts
Inland Water Resources
inland water features, drainage systems and characteristics
Examples: Lakes and Ponds, Rivers and Streams, Watershed Boundaries, Wellhead Protection Areas
Locations and Geodetic Networks
positional information and services
Examples: Geodetic Survey Points, Geographic Place Names
Oceans and Estuaries
features and characteristics of salt water bodies
Examples: Estuarine Habitats, Coastal Water Use Types, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (e.g. eelgrass)
Planning and Cadastral
information used for appropriate actions for future use of the land
Examples: Land Use (1988, 1995, and 2003-04), Public Shoreline Access Points
means and aids for conveying persons and/or goods
Examples: Airports, Bike Paths, Roads, Traffic Counts
Utilities and Communication
energy, water and waste systems and communications infrastructure and services
Examples: E-911 Fire Hydrants, Sewer Overflows, Water Supply Districts, Wind Speed Estimates