Outer National Forest System Administrative Boundary for USDA ForestService Alaska Region (R10)

Nfsbnd_ak_dd  (coverage name)

Metadata:


Identification_Information:

Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator:

USDA Forest Service - GeospatialService and Technology Center (GSTC)

Publication_Date: 20000915

Title:

Outer administrative boundary forUSDA Forest Service Alaska Region (R10)

Edition: Final

Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:ArcInfo export

Publication_Information:

Publication_Place: SaltLake City, UT

Publisher: GSTC

Description:

 

Abstract:

This dataset contains the NationalForest System administrative boundary for the Alaska Region (R10).  It is the outermost boundary that runsout into the water and shows the extent of the area administered by theNational Forest System.  This coveragedoes not contain private inholdings. This coverage is a subset of the of the Inventoried Roadless Areacoverage sent by the region.

 

Purpose:

This dataset was created to use asa reference in spatially edgematching the National Forest Inventoried RoadlessArea (IRA) data and map display for the President's Roadless Area Initiative.

 

Supplemental_Information:

All of the following editingprocesses were performed using ARC/INFO software.

 

The IRA data was originallysubmitted to GSTC on December 3, 1999 for the Draft Environmental ImpactStatement.  The data was submittedin ARC/INFO export format (.e00), in most cases as individual national forestcoverages, but in some cases together with other national forests.  The original datasets submitted werederived from a variety of original source manuscripts, most IRA data had ascale of 1:24,000. Some was smaller scale.  Each national forest was originally compiled at a differenttime, from different source material, using various methods.  Each national forest dataset wasspatially edgematched to a national forest boundary dataset compiled at GSTCfor this purpose, and attribute information was added or corrected.

 

Between the draft and final stagesof the Environmental Impact Statement, the data was updated by the forests toreflect any corrections to Inventoried Roadless Areas that were based on theirexisting forest plan.  After theseupdates were made the data was resubmitted to the GSTC on July 21, 2000 forconsolidation.

 

This coverage was selected as asubset of the region 10 Intentoried Roadless Area coverage.

 

***** Spatial Reference Information (Beg) *****

Projection Parameters: Geographic

Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Information:  Vector

Scale of original/hardcopy map:  1:24,000 to 1:126,720

Feature Type: polygon

Attributes:

ITEM NAME

WIDTH

OUTPUT

TYPE

DECIMAL

AREA

8

18

F

5

PERIMETER

8

18

F

5

NFB_OUTER_AK#

4

5

B

 

NFB_OUTER_AK-ID

4

5

B

 

           

***** Spatial Reference Information (End) *****

Time_Period_of_Content:

Time_Period_Information:

Range_of_Dates/Times:

Beginning_Date: 19991203

Ending_Date: 20000915

Currentness_Reference:publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete

Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:Unknown

Spatial_Domain:

Bounding_Coordinates:

West_Bounding_Coordinate:-150

East_Bounding_Coordinate:-130

North_Bounding_Coordinate:61.5

South_Bounding_Coordinate:54.5

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:NA

Theme_Keyword: roadlessarea inventory

Theme_Keyword: forest

Theme_Keyword: grassland

Place:

Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:NA

Place_Keyword: Alaska

Temporal:

Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus:NA

Temporal_Keyword: NA

Access_Constraints:

User needs to exercise cautionregarding the spatial accuracy of these data. The scales of source materialsvaries, and external features cannot always be expected to align. The NationalForest Planning Record Documents (Appendix C), other assessments adopted by theUSDA Forest Service, or RARE II documents are ultimatley the official versionof inventoried roadless areas.

Use_Constraints:

Data may be viewed and used by anyand all entities upon request.  TheUSDA Forest Service does not guarantee the accuracy of this data.


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector


Distribution_Information:

Distributor:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: DanThompson

Contact_Organization: USDAForest Service - Geospatial Service and Technology Center

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: Mailing andPhysical Address

Address: 2222 West 2300South

City: Salt Lake City

State_or_Province: UT

Postal_Code: 84119

Contact_Voice_Telephone:(801) 975-3441

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:(801) 975-3478

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:thompson_dan/wo_gstc@fs.fed.us

Distribution_Liability:

The USDA Forest Service managesresource information and derived data as a service to USDA Forest Service usersof digital geographic data. The USDA Forest Service is in no way condoning orendorsing the application of these data for any given purpose. It is the soleresponsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data are suitablefor the intended purpose. It is also the obligation of the user to apply thedata in an appropriate and conscientious manner. The USDA Forest Serviceprovides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incorrect,incomplete, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, ormisleading use of these data.

Much of the USDA Forest Service data are compiled,processed, and maintained with ARC/INFO software developed by the EnvironmentalSystems Research Institute (ESRI). Much of the information presented usesconventions and terms popularized by ARC/INFO and its user community. Themention of commercial firms or products is for clarity and identification ofprocedures and methods only, and no endorsements are implied by the USDA ForestService.


Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20000113

Metadata_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: DanThompson

Contact_Organization: USDAForest Service - Geospatial Service and Technology Center

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: Mailing andPhysical Address

Address: 2222 West 2300South

City: Salt Lake City

State_or_Province: UT

Postal_Code: 84119

Contact_Voice_Telephone:(801) 975-3441

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:(801) 975-3478

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:thompson_dan/wo_gstc@fs.fed.us

Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998


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