AK_Public_Metadata

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: September 26, 2011
Title: AK_Public_Metadata
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Branch of Habitat Assessment
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set represents the extent, status, and approximate location of current and historic NWI wetland mapping projects.
Purpose:
The present goal of the Service is to provide the citizens of the United States and its Trust Territories with current geospatially referenced information on the status and extent of wetland mapping.
Supplemental_Information:
The footprint maps were produced as topical overlays using U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps and Service project areas as the base.
Comments regarding the interpretation or classification of wetlands or deepwater habitats can be directed to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Federal Program Activities, Branch of Habitat Assessment <http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm>
These spatial data are not designed to stand alone. They form topical overlays to the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 or 1:25,000 scale topographic quadrangles. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, as well as in Arc/INFO format, this metadata file may include some Arc/INFO-specific terminology.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1977
Ending_Date: present
Currentness_Reference:
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.
Status:
Progress: Ongoing
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: In Continuous Increments
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.000000
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72.029915
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.157751
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: Wetlands
Theme_Keyword: Deepwater habitats
Theme_Keyword: Hydrography
Theme_Keyword: Surface water
Theme_Keyword: Swamps, marshes, bogs, fens
Theme_Keyword: Footprint
Place:
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and (or) the National Wetlands Inventory would be appreciated in products derived from these data
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Position: Wetlands Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 505 Science Drive
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53711
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608-238-9333
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608-238-9334
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wetlands_team@fws.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Topical overlay showing the extent and approximate location of current and historic NWI wetland mapping
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce, National Wetlands Inventory
Publication_Date: Various
Edition: Version 1.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C. USA
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The source data was checked using standard review procedures. Attributes were checked by using visual inspection as well as field domains. Quality of the attribute information varies with age and mapping protocols used when individual maps were prepared
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Value: All polygons are attributed.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Polygon and chain-node topology are present.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 1977 to present
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Wetlands Inventory Maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24,000 and 1:25,000
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital file and hard copy paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1977
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: Various dates
Source_Contribution: Spatial information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The file was converted to NAD83 in geographic coordinates, and saved in geodatabase format.
Process_Date: 200401

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 2897

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 55.000000
Standard_Parallel: 65.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50.000000
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000156
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000156
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: AK_Public_Metadata
Entity_Type_Definition: Reference: Cowardin et al. 1979
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polygon
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2-dimensional element.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI GIS software
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROJECT_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of the wetland mapping project
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUPPMAPINFO
Attribute_Definition:
Hyperlink URL to the Supplemental Map Information document related to this project area
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: Current status of the project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Completed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The project is completed and on the Wetlands Mapper for public viewing
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cancelled
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The project has been cancelled by the NWI Regional Coordinator
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Checked_In
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The project/data has been checked into the MGD but is not displayed on the Wetlands Mapper
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Acitve
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This project is currently in progress
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Digitized
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This project/area represents a area where traditionally produced hardcopy wetlands maps are being digitized into digital vector data for inclusion into the MGD
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: No_Data
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This project/area represents an area where no wetlands mapping has been conducted
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Non-Digital
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Represents a project/area where mapping onto traditional hardcopy media has been conducted. No digital data exists for this area.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Scan
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This represents a project/area where a traditional hardcopy map has been scanned and may be displayed on the Wetlands Mapper.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Cancelled
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The project was cancelled by the NWI Regional Coordinator
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Current
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
This project/area contains the metadata for the data currently in the MGD
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Future
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Represents a project that is at the Region and in progress
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Historic
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The metadata information for this project/area has been superceeded by a newer more recent project
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: None
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Used on digitizing projects where we have new digital data but we want to reference the original quad based metadata
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IMAGE_YR
Attribute_Definition: Year of the most recent imagery used for wetland delineation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IMAGE_DATE
Attribute_Definition: Month and year of all imagery used for wetland delineation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATA_SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
Source of the data (what orgainization created the wetlands data)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition: Specific comments to be shared with the public
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMULSION
Attribute_Definition: Emulsion type of the imagery used in delineation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IMAGE_SCALE
Attribute_Definition:
The best image scale used for wetland delineation represented by RF scale value or a generalization of ground resolution, 0 = unknown, 1 = < or equal to 1 meter but greater than 0, 2 = < or equal to 2 meters but greater than 1 meter, 3 = < or equal to 3 meters but greater than 2 meters.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALL_SCALES
Attribute_Definition:
All the image scales or resolutions of the imagery used for delineating the wetlands.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: IMAGE_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
The best imagery emulsion type from all they types used to delineate the wetlands for a given project area. The order of heirarchy from best to worst is CIR for Color Infrared, TC for Natural or True color, BW for Black and White, and Unknown.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FGDC_METADATA
Attribute_Definition: Link to FGDC metadata for the Wetlands dataset.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GLOBALID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Position: Wetlands Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 505 Science Drive
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53711
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608-238-9333
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608-238-9334
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wetlands_team@fws.gov
Contact_Instructions:
Hard copy maps can be purchased through Cooperator-Run Distribution Centers. Each Center establishes its own pricing structure, product types and order procedures. View Cooperator-Run Distribution Centers. The wetlands data can also be viewed by accessing The National Map.
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the use of these data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Shapefile or ESRI File Geodatabase
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Data-Download.html>
Fees:
There is no charge for the online option. Requests for large amounts of data are handled on a cost reimbursable basis.
Ordering_Instructions: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/Data-Download.html>

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: October 1, 2010
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Position: Wetlands Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 505 Science Drive
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53711
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 608-238-9333
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 608-238-9334
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wetlands_team@fws.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/metadata.html>
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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