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EXAMPLE metadata record for a FWS biological data set with all the elements required for full compliance with the FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM): Part 1, Biological Data Profile

Metadata elements are described below -- notations on what should be entered in required fields are enclosed in {parentheses}:

  • "Compound" elements (groups of data elements) in regular font appear as general headings and represent higher-level concepts that cannot be represented by individual data elements. These elements do not require an entry but are needed to run the formal metadata through a compiler to check the syntax against the FGDC Profile and generate output suitable for serving on the Internet and viewing with a web browser or text editor. Extended elements in the Biological Data Profile are denoted in red font.

  • Mandatory elements are in lower case, bold italic font; these are required elements that must be documented to comply with the Profile.

  • Mandatory if Applicable elements are in lower case, bold regular font; these are required if they are included in a section you are documenting.

  • Optional elements are in lower case, blue regular font; these elements are not required but can be provided at the data producer's discretion.

  • Explanatory notes are in regular italics

Data Set Name: Bicknell's Thrush Habitat in the Gulf of Maine (BICKHAB83)

1 Identification Information {This section is Mandatory}
1.1 Citation {Who created this data set? The numbering changes as citation information is used in other sections of the documentation.}
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: Arnold Banner
8.2 Publication Date: 20000223
8.4 Title: Bicknell's Thrush Habitat in the Gulf of Maine (BICKHAB83)
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Map
8.8 Publication Information:
8.8.1 Publication Place: Falmouth, ME
8.8.2 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
8.9 Other Citation Details:
The Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project used occurrence information and species/habitat models to map potential habitat for 64 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.
8.11 Larger Work Citation:
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
8.2 Publication Date: 200103
8.4 Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Raster digital data
8.8 Publication Information:
8.8.1 Publication Place: Falmouth, ME
8.8.2 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
1.2 Description
1.2.1 Abstract: {Background information about the data set.}
The Bicknell's thrush model considered elevation, cover type, and sites of known occurrence. We selected as 'potential habitat' areas with elevations at or over 3000'. Bicknell's thrush occurrences in the Northeast were digitized as point locations. Where 'potential habitat' coincided with observed use, these areas were scored according to the cover type. Point occurrences at lower elevations were buffered 100 m, and these areas also were scored according to cover type. Other areas having elevations at or over 3000' and appropriate cover type, but not known to be used, were scored at 0.5 times the nominal values. For details see the model narrative: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm;>
1.2.2 Purpose: {Why did you want the data in the first place?}
Habitat suitability information mapped for this and for 63 other 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.
1.3 Time Period {Time frame of the data set; choose only one.}
9 Time Period Information
9.1 Single Date/Time
9.1.1 Calendar Date:
9.2 Multiple dates/Times
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.3 Range of Dates/Times
9.3.1 Beginning Date: 1983
9.3.2 Ending Date: 1993
1.3.1 Currentness Reference: {Publication or creation date of sources such as aerial photography.} Observed
1.4 Status
1.4.1 Progress: {Is it done or not? In progress?} Complete
1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: {How frequently, if at all?} As new land cover and occurrence information becomes available; anticipate at 1- to 5-year intervals.
1.5 Spatial Domain
99.1.5.1 Description of Geographic Extent: U.S. watersheds flowing into the Gulf of Maine
     1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates: {Latitude/longitude coverage limits; important for Internet data sharing.}
1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -72.3892
1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: -66.8317
1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 47.4396
1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: 41.6446
1.6 Keywords {Keywords of any type are used for locating data when it is documented in a searchable database. The theme and place keywords will probably be the mostly commonly used for FWS data. As with any use of keywords, thought should be given to assigning words the users may search on, or words you will remember in 5 years! Multiple keywords are allowed.}
1.6.1 Theme
1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Habitat
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Model
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Bicknell's thrush
1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Catharus bicknelli
1.6.2 Place
1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Maine
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Massachusetts
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: New Hampshire
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: United States
1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Gulf of Maine
99.1.7 Taxonomy {Information on the taxa included in the data set, including keywords, taxonomic system and coverage information, and taxonomic classification scheme.}
99.1.7.1 Keywords/Taxon {can be repeated unlimited times}
99.1.7.1.1 Taxonomic Keyword Thesaurus: None
99.1.7.1.2 Taxonomic Keywords: Bicknell's thrush
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification {can be repeated unlimited times}
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Kingdom
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Animalia
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Phylum
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Chordata
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Class
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Aves
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Order
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Passeriformes
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Family
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Muscicapidae
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Genus
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Catharus
99.1.7.4 Taxonomic Classification
99.1.7.4.1 Taxon Rank Name: Species
99.1.7.4.2 Taxon Rank Value: Catharus bicknelli
99.1.7.4.3 Applicable Common Names: Bicknell's thrush
1.7 Access Constraints: {Are there legal restrictions or prerequisites for access? One example might be the need to protect the exact location of threatened or endangered species.} None
1.8 Use Constraints: {Legal restrictions, limits due to data quality, etc.}
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.
1.9 Point of Contact (Section 10 - Contact Information) {Who can provide the data? Contact information is provided elsewhere (i.e., sections 6 and 7) in the documentation, but should be entered here if the contact is a different person or organization.}
10 Contact Information
10.2 Contact Organization Primary
{or may be 10.1 Contact Person Primary, 10.1.1 Contact Person and 10.1.2 Contact Organization - your choice. If this information is the same as the contact information in Section 7.4, you can just reference that section here.}
10.2.1 Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
10.2.2 Contact Person: Robert Houston
10.3 Contact Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist
10.4 Contact Address
10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address
10.4.2 Address: 4R Fundy Road
10.4.3 City: Falmouth
10.4.4 State or Province: ME
10.4.5 Postal Code: 04105-1764
10.4.6 Country: USA
10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: 207 781-8364
10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: 207 781-8369
10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: <fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov>
10.9 Hours of Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
1.10 Browse Graphic {Some of the most useful documentation incorporates a picture of what the data looks like. A browse graphic is an illustration. If you use this section, complete all three elements below - can be repeated unlimited times.}
1.10.1 Browse Graphic File Name: NA
1.10.2 Browse Graphic File Description: NA
1.10.3 Browse Graphic File Type: NA
1.11 Data Set Credit: {Use this element to recognize those who contributed to the data set.}
          The Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife. This project relied heavily on occurrence data
          provided in Atwood and Rimmer (1994); see citation below.
1.13 Native Data Set Environment: {This element describes the data set in the producer's processing environment, including the name of the software (and version), computer operating system, file name (host-path-filenames), and size of the data set; Kb, MB, etc.}
ESRI Grid format
1.15 Analytical Tool {This section should include information about the tools, models, or statistical procedures that the data set is intrinsically bound to, and are available for use in data analysis - can be repeated unlimited times.}
1.15.1 Analytical Tool Description:
Simple habitat models, similar to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service habitat suitability index (HSI) models (USFWS 1980), were developed for use within a geographic information system (GIS). HSI models are hypotheses that correlate environmental conditions to some measure of a species' biological performance, such as abundance or reproductive success. The models used in this analysis generally used the probability of occurrence as a measure of performance (i.e., higher HSI values represent increased confidence that the species will make use of this data.
1.15.2 Tool Access Information
Online Linkage: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/GOM_GIS_Data_Table.htm>
1.15.2.1. Tool Access Instructions:
Narrative descriptions of habitat needs and the resulting species models, as well as metadata for the GIS coverages, are accessible at the above URL.
1.15.3 Tool Contact (Section 10 - Contact Information) {Who can provide the tool? Contact information is provided elsewhere (i.e., sections 6 and 7) in the documentation, but should be entered here if the contact is a different person or organization.}
10 Contact Information
10.1 Contact Person Primary
{or may be 10.2 Contact Organization Primary, 10.2.1 Contact Organization and 10.1.2 Contact Person - your choice. If this information is the same as the contact information in Section 7, you can reference the section here.}
10.1.1 Contact Person: Robert Houston
10.1.2 Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
10.3 Contact Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist
10.4 Contact Address
10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address
10.4.2 Address: 4R Fundy Road
10.4.3 City: Falmouth
10.4.4 State or Province: ME
10.4.5 Postal Code: 04105-1764
10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: 207 781-8364
10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: <fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov>
10.9 Hours of Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
2 Data Quality Information {This section is Mandatory if Applicable}
{Just how good is the data? Provide an accurate and concise description of attributes, the actual lines or topology, the geographic registration, and the original hard copy data that was automated. NOTE: The report is more descriptive, the assessment more specific or measurable. Your choice will depend on the type and quality of the data. Generally, it will not be necessary to do both.}
2.1 Attribute Accuracy
2.1.1 Attribute Accuracy Report:
The accuracy of the attributes is determined by the scale and quality of the data sets used, which may include errors or omissions.
2.2 Logical Consistency Report: {How well does everything line up? How was it checked? Provide a general description.}
This map is based on occurrence data. Data used for Maine was limited to 1994-1999.
2.3 Completeness Report: {How complete is the cover, i.e., the entire state, county, etc.? Were portions left out? Size of items mapped?}
The coverage may omit useful habitat or erroneously identify 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.
2.4 Positional Accuracy {Horizontal positional accuracy is tested by visual comparison of the data with hard copy maps and on-screen with existing data sets that cover the same area. How accurate is the data in feet or meters? NOTE: Horizontal will be more common than vertical; enter NA if not applicable or needed.}
2.4.1 Horizontal Positional Accuracy
2.4.1.1 Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report:
Data set accuracy generally corresponds to that of the 1:24,000 base data used to align the raster data.
2.4.2 Vertical Positional Accuracy
2.4.2.1 Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: NA
2.5 Lineage
99.2.5.1 Methodology {Information about the field and/or laboratory work - can be repeated unlimited times.}
99.2.5.1.1 Methodology Type: Species selection
99.2.5.1.2 Methodology Identifier
99.2.5.1.2.1 Methodology Keyword Thesaurus: None
99.2.5.1.2.2 Methodology Keyword: Evaluation
99.2.5.1.2.2 Metholology Keyword: Survey
99.2.5.1.3 Methodology Description:
The list of evaluation species was created in a series of steps, starting with a comprehensive survey of species of high national importance occurring within USFWS Region 5. This was developed by combining lists of all federally listed Threatened and Endangered species, 'nongame birds of Management Concern', and waterfowl, shorebirds, anadromous and interjurisdictional fishes (inshore species of concern to the USFWS and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA), which have significantly and persistently declined in abundance.
99.2.5.1 Methodology
99.2.5.1.1 Methodology Type: Study area boundary
99.2.5.1.2 Methodology Identifier
99.2.5.1.2.1 Methodology Keyword Thesaurus: None
99.2.5.1.2.2 Methodology Keyword: Watershed
99.2.5.1.2.2 Metholology Keyword: Hydrology
99.2.5.1.3 Methodology Description:
The watershed boundary was constructed by selecting the outer boundaries of all smaller watersheds in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that flow into the Gulf of Maine. These watersheds were identified using U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 1:24,000- and 1:100,000-scale hydrology coverages. The boundary was extended into the Gulf at Cape Cod and eastern Maine.
99.2.5.1 Methodology
99.2.5.1.1 Methodology Type: Habitat mapping
99.2.5.1.2 Methodology Identifier
99.2.5.1.2.1 Methodology Keyword Thesaurus: None
99.2.5.1.2.2 Methodology Keyword: Occurrence
99.2.5.1.2.2 Metholology Keyword: Model
99.2.5.1.3 Methodology Description:
Atwood et al. (1996) developed a habitat model for Bicknell's thrush and found that occurrences were associated with vegetation, elevation, and latitude. Our model applied the same elevation and, as far as possible, cover type parameters. We also integrated sites of known past occurrences. We selected as 'potential habitat' areas with elevations at or over 3000', based on digital contour maps (Maine) or digital raster graphics (New Hampshire). Lower elevations were regarded as likely to be unsuitable. Bicknell's thrush occurrences in the Northeast are listed by mountain name in Atwood and Rimmer (1994), supplemented with information from Tom Hodgman, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. These were digitized as point locations. Where 'potential habitat' coincided with observed use, these areas were scored according to their cover type (see table at http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm). Point occurrences at lower elevations were buffered 100 m, and these areas also were scored according to cover type. Other areas having elevations lower than 3000' and appropriate cover type, but not known to be used, were scored at 0.5 times the tabulated values.
99.2.5.1.4 Methodology Citation
8 Citation Information:
8.1 Originator: Arnold Banner
8.2 Publication Date: 19990616
8.4 Title: Landcover of the Gulf of Maine Watershed
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Map
8.8 Publication Information
8.8.1 Publication Place: Falmouth, ME
8.8.2 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
8.10 Online Linkage: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Landcover_Data_Methods.htm>
8.11. Larger Work Citation
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: Arnold Banner and Sue Schaller
8.2 Publication Date: 200103
8.4 Title: Gulf of Maine Habitat Mapping Project
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Species habitat maps
8.8 Publication Information:
8.8.1 Publication Place: Falmouth, ME
8.8.2 Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program, Northeast Region
2.5.1 Source Information
2.5.1.1 Source Citation
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: Atwood, J.L., C.C. Rimmer, K.P. McFarland, S.H. Tsai, and L.R. Nagy
8.2 Publication Date: 1996
8.4 Title: Distribution of Bicknell's Thrush in New England and New York
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Model
8.9 Other Citation Details: Wilson Bull. 108(4):650-662
2.5.1.3 Type of Source Media: Printed table
2.5.1.4 Source Time Period of Content {Choose only one}
9 Time Period Information
9.1 Single Date/Time
9.1.1 Calendar Date: 1996
9.2 Multiple dates/Times
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.3 Range of Dates/Times
9.3.1 Beginning Date:
9.3.2 Ending Date:
2.5.1.4.1 Source Currentness Reference: Observed
2.5.1.5 Source Citation Abbreviation: Atwood et al. 1996
2.5.1.6 Source Contribution: Habitat description for Bicknell's thrush
2.5.1 Source Information
2.5.1.1 Source Citation
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: Atwood, Jonathan L., and C.C. Rimmer
8.2 Publication Date: 1994
8.4 Title: An Expanded Investigation of the Population Status of Bicknell's Thrush in the Northeastern United States
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Table
8.8 Publication Information
8.8.1 Publication Place: Manomet, MA
8.8.2 Publisher: Manomet Observatory for Conservation Sciences and Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
2.5.1.3 Type of Source Media: Printed table
2.5.1.4 Source Time Period of Content: {Choose only one}
9 Time Period Information
9.1 Single Date/Time
9.1.1 Calendar Date: 1994
9.2 Multiple dates/Times
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.3 Range of Dates/Times
9.3.1 Beginning Date:
9.3.2 Ending Date:
2.5.1.4.1 Source Currentness Reference: Observed
2.5.1.5 Source Citation Abbreviation: Atwood and Rimmer 1994
2.5.1.6 Source Contribution: Occurrence data for Bicknell's thrush
2.5.1 Source Information
2.5.1.1 Source Citation
8 Citation Information
8.1 Originator: USGS
8.2 Publication Date: Unknown
8.4 Title: Digital Elevation Model (DEM) Data
8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form: Digital raster grid file
8.7 Series Information
8.7.1 Series Name: USGS 7.5-minute DEM Data
8.7.2 Issue Identification:
DEM data for 7.5-minute units correspond to the USGS topographic quadrangle map series for the conterminous United States.
8.8 Publication Information
8.8.1 Publication Place: Reston, VA
8.8.2 Publisher: USGS
8.9 Other Citation Details: DEM data provided by the New Hampshire GRANIT, Maine Office of GIS
8.10 Online Linkage: <http://www.granit.unh.edu/data/metadata?file=dem/dem106/dem106.html>
2.5.1.3 Type of Source Media: Digital database file
2.5.1.4 Source Time Period of Content: {Choose only one}
9 Time Period Information
9.1 Single Date/Time
9.1.1 Calendar Date:
9.2 Multiple dates/Times
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.2.1 Calendar Date:
9.3 Range of Dates/Times
9.3.1 Beginning Date: Unknown
9.3.2 Ending Date: Unknown
2.5.1.4.1 Source Currentness Reference: Publication date
2.5.1.5 Source Citation Abbreviation: DEM
2.5.1.6 Source Contribution:
Elevation used as a boundary to define suitable habitat areas
2.5.2 Process Step
2.5.2.1 Process Description: {How was the data entered? Digitized? Scanned? Describe the general steps or process.}
See <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Bicknell's_thrush_model.htm> for a description of the process.
2.5.2.3 Process Date: 20000223
2.5.2.6 Process Contact
10 Contact Information
10.2 Contact Organization Primary
{or may be 10.1 Contact Person Primary, 10.1.1 Contact Person and 10.1.2 Contact Organization - your choice. If this information is the same as the contact information in Section 7.4, you can just reference that section here.}
10.2.1 Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
10.2.2 Contact Person: Robert Houston
10.3 Contact Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist
10.4 Contact Address
10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address
10.4.2 Address: 4R Fundy Road
10.4.3 City: Falmouth
10.4.4 State or Province: ME
10.4.5 Postal Code: 04105-1764
10.4.6 Country: USA
10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: 207 781-8364
10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: 207 781-8369
10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: <fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov>
10.9 Hours of Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
3 Spatial Data Organization Information {This section is Mandatory if Applicable}
{What kind of data is it? Raster, point, vector map inches? Depending on the answer, other information may be needed. Choose 3.1 OR 3.2. If you want more detail, choose 3.3 OR 3.4, and enter the related items.}
3.1 Indirect Spatial Reference:
3.2 Direct Spatial Reference Method: Raster
3.3 Point and Vector Object Information
3.3.1 SDTS Terms Description
3.3.1.1 Point and Vector Object Type:
3.3.2 VPF Terms Description
3.3.2.1 VPF Topology Level:
3.3.2.2 VPF Point and Vector Type:
3.4 Raster Object Information
3.4.1 Raster Object Type: Grid cell
3.4.2 Row Count: 21381
3.4.3 Column Count: 13972
4 Spatial Reference Information {This section is Mandatory if Applicable}
{Is it Lat/Long (i.e., Geographic), or some other type of coordinate system, such as UTM? The answer to this question will dictate the information you need to provide on map projections, grids, etc. It may even be in table inches (section 4.1.3, Local).}
4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition {Choose 4.1.1 OR 4.1.2 OR 4.1.3}
4.1.1 Geographic
4.1.1.1 Latitude Resolution:
4.1.1.2 Longitude Resolution:
4.1.1.3 Geographic Coordinate Values:
4.1.2 Planar {Choose 4.1.2.1 OR 4.1.2.2 OR 4.1.2.3}
4.1.2.1 Map Projection
4.1.2.1.1 Map Projection Name:
4.1.2.2 Grid Coordinate System
4.1.2.2.1 Grid Coordinate System Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
4.1.2.2.2.1 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
4.1.2.3 Local Planar
4.1.2.3.1 Local Planar Description:
4.1.2.3.2 Local Planar Georeference Information:
4.1.2.4 Planar Coordinate Information
4.1.2.4.1 Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: Row and column
4.1.2.4.2 Coordinate Representation {OR choose 4.1.2.4.3}
4.1.2.4.2.1 Abscissa Resolution: 30
4.1.2.4.2.1 Ordinate Resolution: 30
4.1.2.4.3 Distance and Bearing Representation
4.1.2.4.4 Planar Distance Units: Meters
4.1.3 Local
4.1.3.1 Local Description:
4.1.3.2 Local Georeference Information:
4.1.4 Geodetic Model
4.1.4.1 Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
4.1.4.2 Ellipsoid Name: GRS 80
4.1.4.3 Semi-Major Axis: 6378137.000000
4.1.4.4 Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.26
5 Entity and Attribute Information {This section is Mandatory if Applicable}
{An office may certainly choose to use section 5.1, which gives very detailed attribute information, much like database documentation. This includes values for the attributes such as the NWI codes. Section 5.2 will give a more general description of the items, or reference users to other documentation. You can use BOTH 5.1 and 5.2, OR choose either one - Detailed Description and Attribute can be repeated unlimited times.}
5.1 Detailed Description
5.1.1 Entity Type
5.1.1.1 Entity Type Label: bickhab83.vat
5.1.1.2 Entity Type Definition: GRID Value Attribute Table
5.1.1.3 Entity Type Definition Source: None
5.1.2 Attribute
5.1.2.1 Attribute Label: Value
5.1.2.2 Attribute Definition: Pixel value
5.1.2.3 Attribute Definition Source: Model generated
5.1.2.4 Attribute Domain Values:
                5.1.2.4.4 Unrepresentable Domain: Software computed
5.1.2 Attribute
5.1.2.1 Attribute Label: Count
5.1.2.2 Attribute Definition: Number of pixels with same value
5.1.2.3 Attribute Definition Source: Software generated
5.1.2.4 Attribute Domain Values:
                5.1.2.4.4 Unrepresentable Domain: Software computed
5.2 Overview Description
5.2.1 Entity and Attribute Overview:
A detailed summary of the information contained in this data set is available at the following URL: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/Gulf_of_Maine_Watershed_Habitat_Analysis.htm>. A complete description of the land cover types (upland and wetland) used in this project is also provided at the following URL: <http://r5gomp.fws.gov/gom/habitatstudy/metadata/Landcover_Data_Methods.htm>
5.2.2 Entity and Attribute Detail Citation:
Grid cell value: Indexed to habitat suitability, where 10 is optimal and 0 is unsuitable.
6 Distribution Information {This section is Mandatory if Applicable}
6.1 Distributor
10.2 Contact Organization Primary
{or may be 10.1 Contact Person Primary, 10.1.1 Contact Person and 10.1.2 Contact Organization - your choice. If this information is the same as the contact information in Section 7.4, you can just reference that section here.}
10.2.1 Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
10.1.2 Contact Person: Robert Houston
10.1.3 Contact Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist
10.4 Contact Address
10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address
10.4.2 Address: 4R Fundy Road
10.4.3 City: Falmouth
10.4.4 State or Province: ME
10.4.5 Postal Code: 04105-1764
10.4.6 Country: USA
10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: 207 781-8364
10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: 207 781-8369
10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: <fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov>
10.9 Hours of Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
6.2 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 its original purpose which was to provide an estimate of habitat suitability.
6.3 Distribution Liability:
Although this data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USFWS Gulf of Maine Program Office, 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. 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. The USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein.
6.4 Standard Order Process {Choose 6.4.1 OR 6.4.2. The clearinghouse software will not recognize both as a standard process.}
6.4.1 Non-digital Form:
6.4.2 Digital Form
6.4.2.1 Digital Transfer Information
6.4.2.1.1 Format name: Not available
6.4.2.2 Digital Transfer Option
6.4.2.2.2 Offline Option
        6.4.2.2.2.1 Offline Media: Unknown
        6.4.2.2.2.3 Recording Format: Unknown
        6.4.2.2.2.4 Compatibility Information: Not available  
6.4.3 Fees: None
7 Metadata Reference Information {This section is Mandatory)
{When and how was this data documented? As it was done? 10 years later? By who?}
7.1 Metadata Date: 20000828
7.2 Metadata Review Date: 20010521
7.4 Metadata Contact
10 Contact Information
10.2 Contact Organization Primary
{or may be 10.1 Contact Person Primary, 10.1.1 Contact Person, and 10.1.2 Contact Organization - your choice}
10.2.1 Contact Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gulf of Maine Program
10.2.2 Contact Person: Robert Houston
10.3 Contact Position: Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist
10.4 Contact Address
10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address
10.4.2 Address: 4R Fundy Road
10.4.3 City : Falmouth
10.4.4 State or Province: ME
10.4.5 Postal Code : 04105-1764
10.4.6 Country: USA
10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: 207 781-8364
10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: 207 781-8369
10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: <fw5es_gomp.gis@fws.gov>
10.9 Hours of Service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm (Eastern Standard)
7.5 Metadata Standard Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)
7.6 Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
7.8 Metadata Access Constraints: None
7.9 Metadata Use Constraints:
There are no restrictions on the use of this metadata. 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.

 


Last updated: February 5, 2013