Riparian Areas of the Western United States

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: April 1, 2012
Title: Riparian Areas of the Western United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
A System for Mapping Riparian Areas in the Western United States.
Issue_Identification: 2009
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Habitat and Resouce Conservation
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Other/RiparianProducts.html>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of riparian habitats in the western United States. These data delineate the areal extent of riparian habitats as defined by A System For Mapping Riparian Areas in the United States (USFWS 2009).
Certain riparian habitats may be excluded from the National mapping program because of the limitations of aerial imagery as the primary data source used to detect riparian habitats.
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, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, deepwater and related aquatic habitats in priority areas to promote the understanding and conservation of these resources.
Supplemental_Information:
The riparian maps were produced as topical overlays using U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps as the base. The hard copy product is a composite map showing topographic and planimetric features from the USGS map base and riparian habitats from the Service's topical overlay. Thus, the data are intended for use in publications, at a scale of 1:24,000 or smaller. Due to the scale, the primary intended use is for regional and watershed data display and analysis, rather than specific project data analysis. The map products were neither designed or intended to represent legal or regulatory products.
Questions or comments regarding the interpretation or classification of riparian habitats can be addressed by visiting <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/FAQs.html>
These data were developed in conjunction with the publication; A System For Mapping Riparian Areas in the United States (USFWS 2009).
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. These data will also work with current available digital wetlands data. Note that riparian delineations were drawn to follow the extent of riparian features described by this project and may not match surface features shown on other base maps.
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: -127.982503
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.272195
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.611788
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 22.725718
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None.
Theme_Keyword: Riparian
Theme_Keyword: Semi-Arid
Theme_Keyword: Woody Vegetation
Theme_Keyword: Western Riparian
Place:
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Western United States
Place_Keyword: Iowa
Place_Keyword: Minnesota
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Place_Keyword: Nebraska
Place_Keyword: South Dakota
Place_Keyword: North Dakota
Place_Keyword: Montana
Place_Keyword: Colorado
Place_Keyword: Utah
Place_Keyword: Wyoming
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: New Mexico
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: Nevada
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Idaho
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_Person: Jim Dick
Contact_Position: Divison of Habitat and Resouce Conservation
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 500 Gold Ave., SW - Rm. 6056
Address: P.O. Box 1306
City: Albuquerque
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 87103
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505-248-6660
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505-248-6922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jim_dick@fws.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Topical overlay showing the extent and type of wetland and deepwater habitats.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serivce, National Wetlands Inventory
Publication_Date: Various
Title:
A System For Mapping Riparian Areas in the United States (USFWS 2009).
Edition: Version 2.0
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 automated verification routines. 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.
Completeness_Report:
This data set represents the extent of riparian habitats that can be determined with the use of remotely sensed data and within the timeframe for which the maps were produced. Riparian habitats are only shown in the western United States, Where mean annual evaporation exceeds precipitation by more than 10 inches. The accuracy of image interpretation depends on the quality of the imagery, the experience of the image analysts, the amount and quality of the collateral data, and the amount of ground truth verification work conducted.
There is a margin error inherent in the use of imagery, thus detailed on-the-ground inspection of any particular site, may result in revision of the wetland boundaries or classification, established through image analysis.
Riparian habitats or other mapped features may have changed since the date or the imagery and/or field work. There may be occasional differences in polygon boundaries or classifications between the information depicted on the map and the actual conditions on site.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication_Date: 1977 to present
Title:
A System For Mapping Riparian Areas in the United States (USFWS 2009).
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_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Server=igsarchwdbfws02; Service=5151; User=wetdba; Version=WETDBA.WETDATA
Process_Date: 20120401
Process_Time: 08015900

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: 0

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 29.500000
Standard_Parallel: 45.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -96.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 23.000000
False_Easting: 0.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000100
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000100
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: CONUS_rip_poly
Entity_Type_Definition:
A System for Mapping Riparian Areas In The Western United States (USFWS 2009).
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
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ATTRIBUTE
Attribute_Definition:
Alphanumeric code identifying the riparian classification of the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
<http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/_documents/gOther/RiparianClassificationSystem.pdf>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HGM_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QAQC_CODE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WETLAND_TYPE
Attribute_Definition: General description of the riparian classification.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Area of polygon in acres.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Calculated in Albers Equal Area projection using ESRI's geometry calculator.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
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: National Standards and Support Team
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:
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 File Geodatabase
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/Data/DataDownload.html>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM or DVD
Recording_Format: tar
Fees: There is no charge for the online data downloads.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: April 1, 2012
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Person: Jim Dick
Contact_Position: Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 500 Gold Ave., SW -Rm. 6065
City: Albuquerque
State_or_Province: NM
Postal_Code: 87103
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 505-248-6660
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 505-248-6922
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jim_dickl@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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