Land Cover and Wetlands of the Gulf of Maine

Table of Contents

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: Arnold Banner
      Publication_Date: 20000606
      Title: GOMLC7; Land Cover and Wetlands of the Gulf of Maine
      Edition: 
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
      Publication_Information:
        Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME
        Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program
      Other_Citation_Details:
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator: Gulf of Maine Program
          Publication_Date: 
          Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Falmouth, Maine
            Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region
          Online_Linkage: 
  Description:
    Abstract:
      Land cover from five interpretations of Landsat data, and wetland cover from photo-    
      interpretations were combined to yield a 31-class raster (grid) digital coverage,      
      "GOMLC7", for the Gulf of Maine watershed. This is projected as UTM zone 19, NAD83,    
      dimensions in meters, and has a 30m cell size. For details see the narrative:          
       landcover_data_methods.htm
    Purpose:
      Land cover information was used, in combination with other information, to identify    
      habitats for species of concern in the Gulf of Maine.
    Supplemental_Information:
      Themes of higher resolution or data quality were overlaid on more generic or older     
      data to produce a product having best available interpretation for each cover class.
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: 19860101
        Ending_Date: 19931231
    Currentness_Reference: 
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3892
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.8317
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.4396
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.6446
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: habitat
      Theme_Keyword: model
      Theme_Keyword: wetlands
      Theme_Keyword: land cover
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Place_Keyword: Maine
      Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
      Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
      Place_Keyword: United States
      Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
  Access_Constraints:
  Use_Constraints:
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
        Contact_Person: Arnold Banner
      Contact_Position: Senior Biologist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 4R Fundy Road
        City: Falmouth
        State_or_Province: ME
        Postal_Code: 04105-1764
        Country: U.S.A.
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
  Native_Data_Set_Environment:
    ESRI Grid format
    f:\arcdat\gom83\landcov\gomlc7

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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: This raster data set has potential errors due to mis- interpretation of land cover and spatial location. Logical_Consistency_Report: This raster data set is based on other data sets, variably field checked for accuracy. Best available data were selected from the sources. Completeness_Report: Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data set accuracy may correspond to that of the 1:24,000 base data used to align the raster data. Warping of the data sets was used to reduce maximum error to approximately 1 cell (30 m) Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: CCAP landcover for eastern Massachusetts, Penobscott Bay, Cobscook Bay, and Great Bay Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Silver Springs, MD Publisher: NOAA-CCAP Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Silver Springs, MD Publisher: NOAA Coastal Change Analysis Program Online_Linkage: http://www.csc.noaa.gov/crs/ccap_index.html Source_Scale_Denominator: [30 m cells] Type_of_Source_Media: cdrom Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1991 Ending_Date: 1993 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Primary source for land cover information. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: U. of Maine COOP Unit; U. of Vermont COOP Unit; U. of Massachusetts COOP Unit Publication_Date: Title: GAPS program land cover Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: USGS National GAPS program Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: USGS National GAPS program Online_Linkage: http://www.gap.uidaho.edu/ Source_Scale_Denominator: (30 m cell size) Type_of_Source_Media: ftp; cdrom Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1993 Ending_Date: 1995 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: land cover for part of Massachusetts, western New Hampshire, and all of Maine; secondary to CCAP data Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: USFWS Publication_Date: Title: National Wetlands Inventory Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL Publisher: USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: http://www.nwi.fws.gov/ Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: National Wetlands Inventory Publication_Information: Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL Publisher: USFWS National Wetlands Inventory Online_Linkage: http://www.nwi.fws.gov/ Source_Scale_Denominator: 24,000 Type_of_Source_Media: ftp Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Used to delineate wetland types and extents throughout the study area. Supplemented where digital versions were not available (part of Massachusetts) with USGS hydrology polygons coded according to paper NWI maps. Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: EPA Publication_Date: Title: MRLC Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: US EPA Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Publication_Date: Title: Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Publisher: US EPA Online_Linkage: http://www.epa.gov/mrlc/Databases.html Source_Scale_Denominator: (30 m cells) Type_of_Source_Media: ftp Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1991 Ending_Date: Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: Used for land cover throughout the study area, except as replaced with more accurate data from other sources. Process_Step: Process_Description: Land cover sources were reclassed to conform with the CCAP data, spatially adjusted to optimize correspondence with 1:24,000 data, and merged, selecting the superior classes where data overlapped. Then NWI data were reclassed (simplified) and overlaid on the land cover; see landcover_data_methods.htm Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Date: Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Process_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Person_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Top

SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster Raster_Object_Information: Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell Row_Count: 21381 Column_Count: 13972 Top

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: Row and column Coordinate_Representation: Abscissa_Resolution: Ordinate_Resolution: Planar_Distance_Units: Meters Geodetic_Model: Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983 Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80 Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000 Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26 Top

ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION Detailed_Description: Entity_Type: Entity_Type_Label: gomlc7.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: Count Attribute_Definition: Number of pixels with same value Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated Attribute_Domain_Values: Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed Attribute: Attribute_Label: 'ATTRIBUTE' Attribute_Definition: land cover and wetland type, by cell; see table
ATTRIBUTE DESIGNATION
bare ground open land, quarries, beach
cultivated active agriculture other than hay
developed residential, industrial, commercial, roads
grassland pasture, hay, lawns, old field
upl conif forest predominantly coniferous upland forest
upl decid forest predominantly deciduous upland forest
upl mixed forest mixed upland forest
upl scrub/shrub upland shrub, regenerating forest
E1AB estuarine subtidal aquatic vegetation
E1UB estuarine subtidal unconsolidated bottom
E2AB estuarine intertidal aquatic vegetation
E2EM estuarine intertidal emergent vegetation
E2RS_R1RS estuarine, riverine intertidal rocky shore
E2SS estuarine intertidal scrub/shrub
E2US_R1US estuarine, riverine intertidal unconsolidated shore
L1UB_PUB lake or pond
L2RS lake, rocky shore
L2US lake, unconsolidated shore
M1AB marine subtidal aquatic vegetation
M1UB marine subtidal unconsolidated bottom
M2AB marine intertidal aquatic vegetation
M2RS marine intertidal rocky shore
M2US marine intertidal unconsolidated shore
PAB_L2AB lake, fresh marsh, or pond, aquatic vegetation
PEM_L2EM lake, fresh marsh, or pond, emergent vegetation
PFOcon coniferous forested wetland
PFOdec deciduous forested wetland
PSScon coniferous shrub wetland
PSSdec deciduous shrub wetland
R1UB riverine tidal unconsolidated bottom
Rper riverine perennial

      Attribute_Definition_Source:
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
       Unrepresentable_Domain:
        Software computed
    Overview_Description:
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:

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DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION Distributor: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Robert Houston Contact_Position: Wildlife Biologist / GIS Specialist Contact_Address: Address_Type: mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Resource_Description: This map may not accurately portray land cover at a local scale, or most recent conditions; it is intended for use in identifying habitat suitability. Distribution_Liability: There are no restrictions on the use of this data. However, secondary distribution must be accompanied by this documentation. Credit should always be given to the data source when this data is transferred or printed. Standard_Order_Process: Digital_Form: Digital_Transfer_Information: Format_Name: Digital_Transfer_Option: Offline_Option: Offline_Media: Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information: Fees: Ordering_Instructions: Top

METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION Metadata_Date: 20020820 Metadata_Review_Date: 20020820 Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Arnold Banner Contact_Position: Senior Field Biologist Contact_Address: Address_Type: Mailing and physical address Address: 4R Fundy Road City: Falmouth State_or_Province: ME Postal_Code: 04105-1764 Country: U.S.A. Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 781-8364 Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 781-8369 Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard) Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 Top