iwwh

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW)
Publication_Date: 20081231
Title: MEIFW.Iwwh
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Online_Linkage:
Server=gisdatabase.dafs.state.me.us; Service=esri_vector; User=meifw; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Description:
Abstract:
This layer represents Inland Waterfowl / Wading bird Habitat (IWWH), a Significant Wildlife Habitat defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA; <http://www.maine.gov/dep/blwq/docstand/nrpapage.htm>). Polygons with a high or moderate rating meet the Significant Wildlife Habitat definition and are protected under NRPA; low-rated polygons do not meet the definition and are not protected under NRPA. Boundaries and attributes of polygons in organized townships were updated in 2008 by MDIFW staff using recent (2001-2007), high-resolution (<=1 m), color orthoimagery. For most polygons, multiple images from different years and seasons were used. Polygons in unorganized townships were mapped by MDIFW regional staff in the 1990s from lower-resolution orthoimagery, various wetland data sets, and field visits or via an automated process developed by Heather Rustigian and William Krohn (USGS Biological Resources Division) using statewide digital NWI (National Wetlands Inventory) data, aerial imagery, and hydrology data. Each IWWH boundary includes a 250-foot upland zone around the wetland perimeter. Upland zones were edited to exclude areas of intensive development, slivers crossing major roads into non-wetland habitat, and shorelines >250 ft from a vegetated, non-forested wetland on a Great Pond.
Purpose:
Polygons with a high or moderate rating indicate Inland Waterfowl / Wading bird Habitats (IWWHs) protected as Significant Wildlife Habitats under NRPA. Wetlands protected under Shoreland Zoning (SZ) are mapped in a separate layer, "Iwwh_SZ_New"; in most cases, the SZ wetlands are the same as the high and moderate wetlands in this layer where the shoreland zoning acreage (SZ_Acreage) is at least 10 acres. However, NRPA allows ratings and boundaries of Iwwhs to be changed based on site visits by MDIFW Regional Staff, whereas Iwwhs defined under shoreland zoning are fixed as of Nov 20, 2008.
Supplemental_Information:
Five criteria are used to rate IWWHs as high, moderate, or low value: (1) wetland type composition, (2) number of different wetland types, (3) size, (4) interspersion, and (5) percent of open water. For further information on this rating system please refer to the following document: "GIS-Based Evaluation of Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitats in Maine" by Heather L. Rustigian and William B. Krohn, University of Maine, Orono, Final Contract Report to the Maine Dept. Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine, June 2002. Not all ratings have been field verified.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20081231
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.159484
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.895774
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.457496
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.060021
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: shoreland zoning
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Maine GIS Thesaurus-Theme
Theme_Keyword: National Wetlands Inventory
Theme_Keyword: natural resource protection act
Theme_Keyword: significant wildlife habitat
Theme_Keyword: inland wading bird habitat
Theme_Keyword: inland waterfowl habitat
Theme_Keyword: shoreland zoning
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Maine GIS Thesaurus-Place
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: United States
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD Parameter Keyword
Stratum_Keyword: biosphere
Stratum_Keyword: hydrosphere
Access_Constraints:
This data is public information provided by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife through the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS). The MEGIS Data Catalog is the only source of this data that MDIFW ensures is current; copies of this data obtained from other sources (including the Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection's Google Earth webpage <http://www.maine.gov/dep/gis/datamaps/>, may be out of date.
Use_Constraints:
These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for determining inland waterfowl / wading bird habitats protected under the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA) and shoreland zoning. Only polygons with a high or moderate rating qualify under NRPA. Only polygons that qualify under NRPA and have a wetland size of at least 10 acres qualify under shoreland zoning. Users assume all responsiblity for using this data as intended and all liability for using this data other than as intended. This data is not intended to be used at scales below 1:6,000. To ensure that this data is the most current version available, download this data directly from the Maine Office of GIS or from an official, state of Maine webservice that accesses this data directly from the MEGIS data catalog. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. The Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) provides notice of updates and corrections directly to the Maine GIS Technical Group and Maine GIS Users, through the MEGISTECH and MEGISUSER list servers. To subscribe please contact MeGIS through the Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Customer Support Center (CSC) at (207) 624-7700. To request data correction in, or provide updates to Maine GIS data, please use the contact information contained in the metadata. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS in consultation with the Maine GIS Executive Council.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: (MDIFW) Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact_Person: Donald Katnik
Contact_Position: Habitat Group Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 650 State Street
City: Bangor
State_or_Province: Maine
Postal_Code: 04401
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 941-4455
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 941-4450
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: donald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8:00am-4:00pm EST
Data_Set_Credit:
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Wildlife Resource Assessment Section, Habitat Group; MDIFW Wildlife Management Section, Regional staff; Heather L. Rustigian and William B. Krohn, University of Maine, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (for polygons mapped in unorganized townships) .
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

Data_Quality_Information:
Completeness_Report: The dataset is complete as of Dec 31, 2008
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Approximate horizontal accuracy is 12 meters plus or minus 40 feet or better, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 12
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:
Data was derived from digital data that meets or exceeds National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (ed.)
Publication_Date: 1998
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: nwi
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: MEGIS Library and Data Catalog
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Other_Citation_Details:
1:24000 For more information on the Cowardin System see L.M.Cowardin, et al, 1979 "Classification of Wetland and Deepwater Habitats of the United States". U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service FWS/OBS-79/31. <http://www.nwi.fws.gov/Pubs_Reports/Class_Manual/class_titlepg.htm>
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 197102
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 199212
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: source dates
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: nwi
Source_Contribution:
National Wetlands Inventory used to derive original Iwwh boundaries and automated ratings. Used in current updated as a guide to wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Digital Globe, Maine Department of Environmental Protection (MEDEP)
Publication_Date: 20051107
Title: ortho_bp
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Baxter State Park Quick Bird Imagery
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Longmont CO
Publisher: Digital Globe
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 3600
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20031003
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 20051029
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: flight dates
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_bp
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Publication_Date: 2004
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: hyd24
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details:
1:24000 For distribution through the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog this dataset is distributed by HUC8 watershed map extent. A list of all twenty-one (21) HUC8 names and numbers is available in a table "HUCLUT", at the Data Catalog "Tables" link. Corresponding 12 digit HUC names and numbers are also included in the table. Three methods of selection are available from the Internet Data Catalog to suit your needs:
1) To obtain a downloadable list of all the HUC8 watersheds use Select by County on HYD24, and select all counties. The result will be by county and include all HUC8 watershed names and numbers with some, but minimum, overlap to choose from for download.
2) If you want to limit your download to a specific hydrography feature use Select by Watershed, which will provide a list of HUC12 names of local features to select from. The result will provide only the corresponding 8 digit HUCs to download.
3) For advanced search and query statewide, download the data layer WBDME6_A. The data layer contains boundaries, name and number attribution for 6, 8, 10, 12 digit HUCs and can be used as an index for each of these levels of watersheds.
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2004
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: source dates
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: hyd24
Source_Contribution:
Hydrography data used to determine water flow through wetland systems
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Maine Library of Geographic Information (MLGI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)(comp.)
Publication_Date: 20041201
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: ortho_1f
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details: 1:2400
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2400
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030301
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 20030519
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_1f
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Maine Library of Geographic Information (MLGI), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)(comp.)
Publication_Date: 20041201
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: ortho_2f
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details: 1:4800
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 4800
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20030301
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 20030519
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_2f
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bradstreet Consultants, Inc. (www.bradstreet.com), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (comp.)
Publication_Date: 20040216
Title: ortho_ff
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Maine GIS
Issue_Identification: SDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details:
1:1200 ORTHO_FF consists of high resolution, 24-bit color orthophotography. Flown in May 2003 the ortho-rectified digital imagery covers all of Fort Fairfield, Maine. These digital images have a pixel resolution (or ground sample distance GSD) of 1/2 foot, are precision geo-referenced and ortho-rectified, and accurate for 1"=100' mapping applications. The digital orthoimagery has been made available by the Bradstreet Consultants, Inc. and the Town of Fort Fairfield.
Original file sizes were: 100 images at 1800 meters by 1200 meters, butt matched with no overlap and an image file size of 281 MB; and 24 images at 900 meters by 600 meters, with a file size of 70 MB and also butt matched with no overlap. For distribution in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog the 24, 900 meter x 600 meter files, were appended into 6, 1800 meter by 1200 meter files. The lower left or southwestern-most photo number was used to identify each of the appended tiles. A file index, INDEX_FF reflects this change recording 106 reference numbers.
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1200
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20030520
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: flight date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_ff
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
GlobeXplorer, Maine Library of Geographic Information (MLGI), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)(comp.)
Publication_Date: 200307
Title: ortho_hf
Edition: 200104
Series_Information:
Series_Name: CITIPIX Ortho-rectified Digital Images (ODI)
Issue_Identification: 2001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details:
1:1200 (MEGIS) ORTHO_HF consists of 906 tiles of high resolution, 24-bit color aerial photography. These GLOBEXPLORER CITIPIX digital images have a pixel resolution (or ground sample distance) of 1/2 foot, are precision geo-referenced and ortho-rectified, and accurate for 1"=100' mapping applications. Flown in April 2001, from Portland to Auburn ME the ortho-rectified digital imagery covers all of Cumberland County and part of Androscoggin County, Maine.
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1200
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200104
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: flight date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_hf
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Delorme, Inc., Maine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)(comp.)
Publication_Date: 200401
Title: ortho_mcp
Edition: 200306
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Delorme Ortho-rectified Digital Images (ODI)
Issue_Identification: 2003
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Augusta ME
Publisher: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other_Citation_Details:
2400 (MEGIS) ORTHO_MCP consists of 12-bit color aerial photography taken at low tide. These Delorme digital images have a pixel resolution (or ground sample distance) of 1 foot, are precision geo-referenced and ortho-rectified, and accurate for 1"=200' mapping applications. Flown on June 6, 2003.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2400
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200306
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ortho_mcp
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) EROS Data Center (EDC)
Publication_Date: 19970514
Title: doqq
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS Aerial Photography
Issue_Identification: Digital Orthophoto Quadrangles
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Menlo Park, CA USA
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
1:12000 A digital orthophoto is a computer-generated image of an aerial photograph in which the image displacement caused by terrain relief and camera tilt has been removed.
A digital orthophoto can be incorporated into any geographic information system (GIS) that can manipulate raster images. It can function as a cartographic base for displaying, generating, and modifying associated digital planimetric data. Other applications include vegetation and timber management, routing and habitat analysis, environmental impact assessments, emergency evacuation planning, flood analysis, soil erosion assessment, facility management, and groundwater and watershed analysis. The accuracy and extraordinary detail provided by the digital orthophoto allow users to evaluate their data for accuracy and completeness, make real-time modifications to their data, and even generate new files.
DOQQ is a mosaic of digital orthophoto quarter quadrangles stored in a Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) Oracle/ArcSDE environment. The digital orthophoto quarter quadrangles that form the mosaic are available for download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog in compressed MrSID format in 7.5 minute quadrangle map extent. Compression with LizardTech's MrSID software creates two files a .sid image and an .sdw file georeferencing file, approximate size of the download is 12MB, one sixteenth of the uncompressed DOQQ image.
Online_Linkage: <http://megisims.state.me.us/website/orthomap/viewer.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19960507
Beginning_Time: Unknown
Ending_Date: 19990610
Ending_Time: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: doqq
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, black&white othorimagery used only where no other imagery was available to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program
Publication_Date: 2007-08
Title: NAIP 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Agriculture Imagery Program
Publication_Information:
Publisher: USDA
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2007-08
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Naip2007
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USDA National Agriculture Imagery Program
Publication_Date: 2006-08
Title: NAIP 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Agriculture Imagery Program
Publication_Information:
Publisher: USDA
Online_Linkage: <http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200608
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Naip2006
Source_Contribution:
High-resolution, color othorimagery used to delineate wetland boundaries and types.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Five criteria are used to assess IWWHs: dominant wetland type, wetland type diversity, habitat size, wetland type interspersion, and amount of open water. A high to moderate value inland habitat is an inland wetland complex, and a 250 ft upland area, that through a combination of the five criteria listed above, meets MDIFW guidelines or is an inland wetland complex or has documented outstanding use by waterfowl or wading birds. For further information on this rating system please refer to the following document: "GIS-Based Evaluation of Waterfowl and Wading Bird Habitats in Maine" by Heather L. Rustigian and William B. Krohn, University of Maine, Orono, Final Contract Report to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Augusta, Maine, June 2002. Not all ratings have been field verified.
Iwwh boundaries and ratings were re-evaluated in 2007-08 using newer, higher-resolution, color orthoimagery. In many places, multiple images from different years and seasons were available.
Upland zones 250 feet in diameter around each Iwwh complex were edited to exclude areas of intense development, areas across roads where it was determined that excluding the area would not affect the ecological integrity of the wetland complex, and shoreline around Great Ponds >250 feet from a non-forested, vegetated wetland.
Process_Date: 20081231
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: (Katnik)Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact_Person: Donald Katnik
Contact_Position: Habitat Group Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 650 State Street
City: Bangor
State_or_Province: ME
Postal_Code: 04401
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 941 445
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 941 4450
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: donald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM EST
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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: 7476

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:
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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: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
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Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000100
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
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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: MEIFW.Iwwh
Entity_Type_Definition: polygon feature class
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Notes
Attribute_Definition:
Notes entered by mapper to describe any irregularities in the Iwwh boundary or rating
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOTAL_ACRE
Attribute_Definition:
Iwwh wetland acreage (does not include the 250-foot upland zone)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SZ_ACREAGE
Attribute_Definition:
Iwwh wetland acreage for Shoreland Zoning (does not include forested wetlands or the 250-foot upland zone; Iwwhs >= 10 acres qualify under shoreland zoning)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Iwwh_ID
Attribute_Definition: Wetland complex identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Values beginning with "IFW"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mapped by MDIFW Regional Staff in the 1990s primarily using black & white orthoimagery, assorted wetland data, and field visits.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Values beginning with "Iwwh" and a number below 200000
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Updated in 2008 using 2001-07 color orthoimagery with at least 1 m resolution. These wetlands were orginally mapped by MDIFW Regional Staff.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Values beginning with "Iwwh" and a number above 200000
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Updated in 2008 using 2001-07 color orthoimagery with at least 1 m resolution. These wetlands were orginally mapped by the University of Maine automated process using National Wetlands Inventory data.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Values beginning with "UMO"
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mapped by an automated process developed by the University of Maine using the National Wetlands Inventory data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rating
Attribute_Definition:
NRPA Rating based on Total Score (High and Moderate value qualify under NRPA)
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H (High)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High-value wetland for inland waterfowl and wading birds as defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M (Moderate)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Moderate-value wetland for inland waterfowl and wading birds as defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L (Low)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low-value wetland for inland waterfowl and wading birds as defined under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act. Low-value Iwwhs are NOT considered Significant Wildlife Habitats under NRPA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_Rated
Attribute_Definition:
"Y" means Rating is based on a site visit, not on the numeric score
Attribute_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Text rating (High, Moderate, or Low) is based on a site visit
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Text score (High, Moderate, or Low) is based on the Score
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: MDIFW
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
The ArcInfo coverage, ArcView shapefile, ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: <title>#, <title>-ID, <title>_, <title>_ID, FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID. Other default attributes, that may be present, refer to the topological relationships between features, for example RIGHTPOLY or R_POLY, LEFTPOLY or L_POLY, FROMNODE or F_NODE, TONODE or T_NODE. In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. (Units are meters for Maine GIS data.) Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: (MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: State House Station 145
City: Augusta
State_or_Province: ME
Postal_Code: 04333-0145
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (207) 624-7700
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (207) 287-4563
Hours_of_Service: Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, no warranty expressed or implied is made by MEGIS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Neither the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, nor any of its contributors, is liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: ARC Version 9.x
Format_Specification: ArcView Shapefile Format
Format_Information_Content:
MEGIS has made all vector layers, in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog, available in ESRI's ArcView shapefile format. A shapefile is a simple non-topological format that stores the geometry and attribute information for a set of geographic features as a set of vector (point, line, polygon) coordinates. Shapefiles draw quickly and directly in ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer. Shapefiles are a compatible data type for many other types of GIS software. Three files are fundamental to each shapefile: .shp stores the feature geometry (shape and location information); .shx stores the index of the feature geometry; .dbf a dBASE (TM) file stores the attribute information for the features. Other index files may be created to help speed analysis and query: these file formats are .sbn .sbx .ain .aix .fbn and .fbx. In addition you may find projection .prj, and metadata .xml, files associated with shapefiles.
File_Decompression_Technique:
Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data. A link to a trial copy WinZip software is available at <http://megis.maine.gov/links/>.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions:
These data are available to Internet browsers for download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog. Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data. A link to a trial copy WinZip software is available at <http://megis.maine.gov/links/>. If you are not already a GIS user, free software for viewing these files is available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI). See <http://megis.maine.gov/links/> for a link to ArcExplorer 9.x .
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Access_Instructions:
Where file size and Internet access permit, data requests can be made available via File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
Fees:
Data may be downloaded from Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog at no charge.
Turnaround:
Data is available for immediate download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog.
Custom_Order_Process:
MEGIS provides technical support for Maine GIS data, estimates on custom mapping, and consultation on data and application development, as time permits. Please call (207) 624-7700 with questions about Maine GIS data, or to inquire about assistance with your GIS environment.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060630
Time_of_Day: unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20081224
Metadata_Review_Date: 20071217
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: (Katnik)Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact_Person: Donald Katnik
Contact_Position: Habitat Group Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 650 State Street
City: Bangor
State_or_Province: ME
Postal_Code: 04401
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 207 941 4455
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 207 941 4450
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: donald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8:00AM-4:00PM EST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. The Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) provides notice of updates and corrections directly to the Maine GIS Technical Group and Maine GIS Users through the MEGISTECH and MEGISUSER list servers. To subscribe please contact MeGIS through the Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Customer Support Center (CSC) at (207) 624-7700. To request correction in, or updates to Maine GIS data, please use the contact information contained in the metadata. Updates, corrections, and feedback incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS in consultation with the Maine GIS Executive Council.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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Last updated: June 13, 2011