Short-eared Owl Habitat in the Gulf of Maine

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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: 199909
      Title:   Short-eared Owl Habitat in the Gulf of Maine (OWL5_83)
      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:
         The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used occurrence information and species/habitat models to map potential   
         habitat for 63 species of primary concern to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These include migratory birds,          
    anadromous and estuarine fishes, and threatened or endangered species.   The habitat models are based on          
         published literature, agency reports, and knowledge of experts working with the species.
      Online_Linkage: 
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Originator:  Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
          Publication_Date: 2001
          Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
          Publication_Information:
            Publication_Place: Falmouth, Maine
            Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region, Gulf of Maine Program
          Online_Linkage: 
  Description:
    Abstract:
      Habitat for for short-eared owl was based on vegetation type, patch size, adjacency of suitable cover types, and distance
      from human habitation/disturbance. For details see the model narrative: short-eared_owl_model.htm
    Purpose:
      Habitat suitability information mapped for 63 species of concern in the Gulf of Maine will be used to identify valuable       
   areas for conservation, protection and enhancement of plant, fish and wildlife habitat.
    Supplemental_Information:
      The mapped habitat was validated using data for known occurrences, and reviewed by experts familiar with the species. 
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Range_of_Dates/Times:
        Beginning_Date: 19930101
        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: short eared owl
      Theme_Keyword: Asio flammeus
    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\gom\birds\short-eared_owl\owl5_83
 
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DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION Attribute_Accuracy: Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the scale and quality of the data sets used,which may have errors in characterizing land cover, soil, or other environmental condition. Logical_Consistency_Report: This raster data set is based on a descriptive model, applied to available GIS datasets. Completeness_Report: The coverage may omit useful habitat or erroneously classify suitable habitat because of limitations of the source data and the models operating on those data. Habitat identification was limited by the spatial resolution of the underlying data and the quality and age of information available. The species may not be found in all the habitats shown, or may be found in additional areas; the information provided may not accurately portray most recent conditions. Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Data set accuracy generally corresponds to that of the 1:24,000 base data used to align the raster data. Vertical_Positional_Accuracy: Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A Lineage: Source_Information: Source_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Arnold Banner Publication_Date: 19990616 Title: GOMLC7 Edition: Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME Falmouth, ME Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program Other_Citation_Details: Online_Linkage: gomlc7.htm; see also Landcover_Data_Methods.htm Larger_Work_Citation: Citation_Information: Originator: Arnold Banner; Sue Schaller Publication_Date: Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project Publication_Information: Publication_Place: Falmouth, ME Publisher: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Gulf of Maine Program Online_Linkage: Source_Scale_Denominator: Type_of_Source_Media: Source_Time_Period_of_Content: Time_Period_Information: Range_of_Dates/Times: Beginning_Date: 1993 Ending_Date: 1993 Source_Currentness_Reference: Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Source_Contribution: used to identify cover types, forest edge, patch size Process_Step: Process_Description: see short-eared_owl_model.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, 30 m
    Row_Count: 21381
    Column_Count: 13972

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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: Row and column
        Coordinate_Representation:
          Abscissa_Resolution: 30
          Ordinate_Resolution: 30
        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

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ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION Detailed_Description: Entity_Type: Entity_Type_Label: owl5_83.vat Entity_Type_Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None Attribute: Attribute_Label: Value Attribute_Definition: Pixel value Attribute_Definition_Source: Model 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 Overview_Description: Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Grid-cell Value: indexed to habitat suitability, where 10 is optimal and 0 is unsuitable Top
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 most recent conditions or occupation by the species, and is not warranted for any use other than it's original purpose which was to provide an estimate of 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: 20000720 Metadata_Review_Date: 20000700 Metadata_Contact: Contact_Information: Contact_Organization_Primary: Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program Contact_Person: Sue Schaller Contact_Position: Fish & Wildlife 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