FWS Simplified Boundaries

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 20140926
Title: FWS Simplified Boundaries
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Falls Church, VA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fws.gov>
Description:
Abstract:
These boundaries are simplified from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Real Estate Interest data layer containing polygons representing tracts of land (parcels) in which the Service has a real estate interest. Interior boundaries between parcels were dissolved to produce a single set of simplified external boundaries for each feature. These are resource grade mapping representations of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service boundaries. For legal descriptions of the land represented here, contact the USFWS Realty Office. This map layer was compiled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Although these boundaries represent lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not all areas are open to the public. Some fragile habitats need to be protected from human traffic and some management areas are closed. The public is urged to contact specific Refuges or other conservation areas before visiting.
Purpose:
This data set depicts simplified boundaries of lands administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service including National Wildlife Refuges, National Fish Hatcheries, FWS administrative sites, and other conservation areas.
Supplemental_Information:
The FwsInterest feature class is an aggregated data layer derived by appending separate regional feature data sets into a single national data set that represents land and waters that USFWS has acquired a real estate interest in. (FwsInterest is available at: <http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data> ) This data set is a simplified version of the FwsInterest feature class, Interior boundaries have been dissolved and resultant splinters and dangles have been manually edited. The spatial and positional accuracy of this information will vary depending on the original source data and methods utilized. All data sources are not listed in this document but are maintained regionally and are available upon request. We strive to improve the accuracy of this data and incorporate more reliable information when available. Data depicting easement lands in Region 6, the Mountain-Prairie Region, is not included in the FwsInterest feature class as it does not represent the acreage of wetland or grassland resources included in the easement contracts. This data set does not distinguish Refuges or other areas that are open to the public from those that are closed to the public for any reason. The public is urged to contact specific Refuges for information about public access.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140926
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.150067
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.775127
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.169782
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.559753
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife Refuge
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with this data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. The USFWS is not liable for the user’s improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein. These data and any derived products are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data may be dynamic and could change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they are derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent with the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. It is strongly recommended that the data described or contained herein be acquired directly from an authorized USFWS source and not indirectly through some other sources which may have changed the data in some way. The USFWS is not liable for data or information that indirectly acquired through other sources.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty
Contact_Position: Chief Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 5275 Leesburg Pike
Address: MS: NWRS
City: Falls Church
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22041
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 358-2404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: CDWG@fws.gov
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Tests for integrity have not been performed.
Completeness_Report: Features represented have not been tested for completeness
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data were collected using methods that have unknown accuracy
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Real estate interest parcels from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cadastral Data Geodatabase FWSInterest Feature Class are exported as polygons
Process_Date: 8/20/2014
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The interior boundaries of the polygons were dissolved using the Organization Name, Organization Code and Organization Type as the dissolve fields, and a resolution of 0.000000009 Decimal Degree and a tolerance of 0.000005 Decimal Degree.
Process_Date: 9/1/2014
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Data Reviewer extension of ArcMap 10.2.2 was used to detect dangles and splinters, which were manually edited.
Process_Date: 9/25/2014

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: FWS_Simplified_Boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition: Simplified FWS Boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area_miles
Attribute_Definition: Calculated area in square miles
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated area in square miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORGCODE
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Code - Unique five-digit numeric codes assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management, to Service organizations where personnel are assigned and all unstaffed land management units. Organization codes may also be assigned to meet an administrative requirement. "-9999" is the null value assigned to entities that do not have an Organization Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Financial Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Master List of Organization Codes
Codeset_Source: Corporate Master Table (CMT)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter_
Attribute_Definition: Calculated perimeter in miles
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated perimeter in miles
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FWSREGION
Attribute_Definition:
FWS Region - Regional offices within the Service that have responsibility for program and/or administrative activities within a geographically-defined area
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southeast Region, Region 4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pacific Region, Region 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Alaska Region, Region 7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Midwest Region, Region 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southwest Region, Region 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Mountain - Prairie Region, Region 6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Pacific Southwest Region (California and Nevada), Region 8
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Northeast Region, Region 5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
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: RSL_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Type - Administrative categories that identify Service organizations by their primary facility function, program activities, specialized duties and responsibilities, and/or operational status.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for Organization Type
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WMA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wildlife Management Area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NWR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
National Wildlife Refuge. Any area of the National Wildlife Refuge System, except Coordination Areas and Waterfowl Production Areas.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WPA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Waterfowl Production Area. Any wetland or pothole acquired pursuant to the Migratory Bird Conservation Act or other statutory authority and administered as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and identified by county designation
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: COORD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Coordination Area. Any area administered as part of the National Wildlife Refuge System and managed by the state under cooperative agreements between the Service and a state fish and wildlife agency.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Administrative Site. Land used to support administrative programs, such as maintenance facilities or offices, and offsite visitor centers.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FSA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Farm Service Administration. Lands or interests in lands acquired from the Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture, that are not located within existing project boundaries.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fisheries Research Station
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FTC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Fish Technology Center. Fish Technology Centers work collaboratively with government, state, university, and private partners to develop new concepts, strategies, and technologies for science-based conservation and management of aquatic resources, focusing on the fields of Conservation Physiology and Ecology, Fish Nutrition and Diet Development, Aquaculture, Fish Passage and Screening, and Sensitive Aquatic Species Conservation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NFH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
National Fish Hatchery. Facility where fish are raised. Hatchery objectives are to replenish depleted stocks, to mitigate federal water projects, to assist with the management of fishery resources on federal lands, and to enhance recreational fisheries.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WRC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wildlife Research Center
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: USFWS Division of Realty
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORGNAME
Attribute_Definition:
Organization Name - Official name given to a Service organization that has been assigned an official five-digit numeric organization code by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management
Attribute_Definition_Source: USFWS Data Element Standard for Organization Name
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Master List of Official Names for FWS Wildlife Refuges
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.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty
Contact_Position: Chief Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 4401 N. Fairfax Drive
Address: Room 622
City: Arlington
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 22203
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 358-2404
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: CDWG@fws.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Inherent in any data set used to develop graphical representations are limitations of accuracy as determined by, among others, the source, scale and resolution of the data. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with this data and information, and aggregate use with other data and information. The USFWS is not liable for the user’s improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein. These data and any derived products are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data may be dynamic and could change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they are derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent with the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. It is strongly recommended that the data described or contained herein be acquired directly from an authorized USFWS source and not indirectly through some other sources which may have changed the data in some way. The USFWS is not liable for data or information that indirectly acquired through other sources. No warrenty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The U.S. Fish and Wildllife Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140925
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20180925
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Information Resource and Technology Management
Contact_Position: National GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 755 Parfet Street
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80215
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 275-2348
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fwsgis@fws.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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