Wetlands Data Verification Toolset

The Wetlands Data Verification Toolset is a user-friendly tool designed to automate the quality control functions necessary to ensure your data submission meets the federal standard. The tool is intended to be integrated and used at all levels of data collection from data creation, modification, verification and submission. The tool is designed to address specific geospatial errors, digital anomalies and logic checks. The toolset was created using Python and is compatible with ESRI’s ArcPro and Arc Desktop applications.

Toolset Download

Users are encouraged to download and thoroughly review the documentation that accompanies this toolset before use. To obtain the toolset download the file using the link below and unzip the file contents. The Verification Toolset and associated files are stored in an 'NWI_QAQC_Tool' folder. This folder can be stored at any location on your machine.

Toolset Instructions:

This new version of our customized toolset includes improvements in functionality and also   combines tools for all data types including wetland polygonal and linear, as well as riparian riparian
Definition of riparian habitat or riparian areas.

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Wetlands Data and Riparian Verification Toolset Installation and User Information (October 2022)

Wetlands Data Verification Toolset (Last update: May 2024):
ArcGIS ArcPro Compatible Verification Toolset (recommended for optimal performance)

ArcGIS Desktop Compatible Verification Toolset

Note: If you are running older versions of ArcGIS Desktop, and the updated tools will not run, please contact us at wetands_team@fws.gov and we will assist you.

Toolset Requirements

In order to run the tool successfully the data must be stored in a file geodatabase in the correct data schema and include a project area boundary. This area should be a polygon that exactly defines the geographic areas that have been mapped. There is no limitation to what this boundary can be. Common examples include; watershed, county, quadrangle, township, parcel, refuge, or state wetland area. An example file geodatabase in the wetlands database schema is included in the toolset download.