Protected Open Space
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Protected Open Space
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
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+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Protected Open Space
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (data compiler, editor and publisher)
Applied Geographics, Inc. (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 20110831
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Other citation details:
Protected Open Space was compiled as a result of the Protected Open Space Mapping (POSM) Project. This project was a joint venture between the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and Applied Geographics, Inc.  The intent of this data is to collect protected open space parcels throughout Connecticut.  This dataset is not updated.  For the most current open space parcel data, contact the appropriate town.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
This layer includes polygon features that depict protected open space for towns of the Protected Open Space Mapping (POSM) project, which is administered by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Land Acquisition and Management. Only parcels that meet the criteria of protected open space as defined in the POSM project are in this layer. Protected open space is defined as: (1) Land or interest in land acquired for the permanent protection of natural features of the state's landscape or essential habitat for endangered or threatened species; or (2) Land or an interest in land acquired to permanently support and sustain non-facility-based outdoor recreation, forestry and fishery activities, or other wildlife or natural resource conservation or preservation activities. Includes protected open space data for the towns of Andover, Ansonia, Ashford, Avon, Beacon Falls, Canaan, Clinton, Berlin, Bethany, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bloomfield, Bridgewater, Bolton, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Canterbury, Canton, Chaplin, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Columbia, Cornwall, Coventry, Cromwell, Danbury, Derby, East Granby, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Hartford, East Windsor, Eastford, Ellington, Enfield, Essex, Farmington, Franklin, Glastonbury, Goshen, Granby, Griswold, Groton, Guilford, Haddam, Hampton, Hartford, Hebron, Kent, Killingworth, Lebanon, Ledyard, Lisbon, Litchfield, Madison, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middlebury, Middlefield, Middletown, Monroe, Montville, Morris, New Britain, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, New Hartford, Newington, Newtown, Norfolk, North, Norwich, Preston, Ridgefield, Shelton, Stonington, Oxford, Plainfield, Plainville, Pomfret, Portland, Prospect, Putnam, Redding, Rocky Hill, Roxbury, Salem, Salisbury, Scotland, Seymour, Sharon, Sherman, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Sprague, Sterling, Suffield, Thomaston, Thompson, Tolland, Torrington, Union, Vernon, Wallingford, Windham, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, West Hartford, Westbrook, Weston, Wethersfield, Willington, Wilton, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Wolcott, Woodbridge, Woodbury, and Woodstock. Additional towns are added to this list as they are completed. The layer is based on information from various sources collected and compiled during the period from March 2005 through the present. These sources include but are not limited to municipal Assessor's records (the Assessor's database, hard copy maps and deeds) and existing digital parcel data. The layer represents conditions as of the date of research at each city or town hall. The Protected Open Space layer includes the parcel shape (geometry), a project-specific parcel ID based on the Town and Town Assessor's lot numbering system, and system-defined (automatically generated) fields. The Protected Open Space layer has an accompanying table containing more detailed information about each feature (parcel). This table is called Protected Open Space Dat, and can be joined to Protected Open Space in ArcMap using the parcel ID (PAR_ID) field. Detailed information in the Protected Open Space Data attribute table includes the Assessor's Map, Block and Lot numbers (the Assessor's parcel identification numbering system), the official name of the parcel (such as the park or forest name if it has one), address and owner information, the deed volume and page numbers, survey information, open space type, the unique parcel ID number (Par_ID), comments collected by researchers during city/town hall visits, and acreage. This layer does not include parcels that do not meet the definition of open space as defined above. Features are stored as polygons that represent the best available locational information, and are "best fit" to the land base available for each.
Purpose:
Use this layer to show protected open space as defined in the Protected Open Space Mapping project.   Join this layer to the Protected Open Space Data table using the PAR_ID attribute.  Then use the attribute data to, for example, display open space parcels by open space type or official name, compare current open space (as of the date of town hall data collection) to older open space data sources, or analyze the ratio of open space to developed or developable land in a particular Phase 2 town or region.  

Use this layer with base map data such as hydrography, orthophotography, streets, and topographic quadrangles.  It can also be used with other related layers such as land use, DEP property, geologic features, soils, etc.
Supplemental information:
A related attribute data table known as Protected_Open_Space_Dat should be used in conjunction with this data layer.
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Land Acquisition and Management
Phone: 860-424-3016
Fax: 860-418-5906
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: This data is published by the State of Connecticut using ArcGIS software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in a Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: March 2005 Beginning time: unknown
Ending date: No End Date Ending time: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: permanently protected open space, parks, forest, conservation, open space, wildlife area
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: environment, planningCadastre, boundaries
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Keywords: Connecticut, CT
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place:
Keywords: United States of America, USA
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None. The data is in the public domain and may be redistributed.
Use constraints:
No restrictions or legal prerequisites for using the data. The data is suitable for use at appropriate scale, and is not intended for maps printed at scales greater or more detailed than 1:12,000 scale (1 inch = 1,000 feet). Although this data set has been created by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as to the accuracy of the data and or related materials.  The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection in the use of these data or related materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of these data. Once the data is distributed to the user, modifications made to the data by the user should be noted in the metadata. When printing this data on a map or using it in a software application, analysis, or report, please acknowledge the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection as the source for this information.
+ Graphic Example
Browse Graphic
Graphic illustration of the data.
Browse graphic 1
Open - A dated full view of Protected Open Space features. Includes information in towns that DEEP has inventoried.
Graphic Image

Browse graphic 2
Open - Detail view of Protected Open Space features
Graphic Image
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
Map units: survey feet
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard parallel: 41.200000
Standard parallel: 41.866667
Longitude of central meridian: -72.750000
Latitude of projection origin: 40.833333
False easting: 999999.999996
False northing: 499999.999998
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000250
Ordinate resolution: 0.000250
Planar distance units: survey feet
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
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
BoundaryCoordinate
Left730512.187000 (survey feet)
Right1263058.250000 (survey feet)
Top944279.125000 (survey feet)
Bottom556642.875000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-73.742172 (longitude)
East-71.781498 (longitude)
North42.052612 (latitude)
South40.984615 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Protected Open Space includes the geometry of the parcels defined as open space in Phase 2 of the CT DEEP Protected Open Space Mapping Project.  This layer provides minimal attribute information; however, it has an accompanying table containing more detailed information about each parcel's collection, standardization and storage.  This table is called Protected Open Space Data, and can be joined to this layer using the Par_ID field.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: State of Connecticut, United States of America
Attributes of Protected Open Space
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 15507
Description:
Protected open space represented as polygon features.
Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number
Alias: OBJECTID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry
Alias: SHAPE Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
PAR_ID
Definition:
Parcel identification number comprised of a three-digit state assigned town ID number and the respective parcel's 1-5 digit Object ID number.  This parcel ID field is used to link Protected Open Space with Protected Open Space Data, the attribute table containing detailed feature information.
Alias: Parcel ID Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Unique identifiers that are a combination of the official town code and the Object ID.
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
SHAPE.area
Alias: SHAPE.area Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
SHAPE.len
Alias: SHAPE.len Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 15507
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE
Type: G-polygon
Count: 15507
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Completeness report:
The completeness of the data reflects the feature content of the data sources, which include recorded surveys, deeds, and electronic parcel data.  The Protected Open Space layer is complete in the sense that it accurately reflects the contents of the source information available at the time the CT DEEP created the layer.  However, compared to current conditions, the layer may not be complete. This data is not updated.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
Protected Open Space retains only a basic few attributes necessary to define each feature.  The primary attribute is the parcel identification number (PAR_ID) that can be used to join this layer to the Protected Open Space Data table.  That table contains detailed information about each parcel.  Other attributes include: ARCS_ADD, which is not applicable to Phase 2 (this phase) of the POSM project, but was saved from Phase 1 to perpetuate consistency; and NOTES, which contains any comments regarding automation of the parcel data; OBJECTID, SHAPE, SHAPE_Length and SHAPE_Area, all four of which are automatically generated by ArcGIS.  Accuracy of the attributes is determined by the quality of the data received from each town and by the processes used to assign a PAR_ID to each feature.  All attributes have valid values.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
The horizontal positional accuracy of this data varies town by town, based on the source of the data, the method used and the accuracy of the original source. 

The majority of the parcels in this layer were acquired from each town and the accuracy of the geometry and attribute data is unknown.  Some features are accurately positioned because they were automated using coordinate geometry and coordinate information was available on the source surveys.  Other features may be inaccurately positioned because a "best fit" methodology or georeferencing were used.
Vertical accuracy report:
There is no vertical component to this data layer.
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Source 1 - Digital Parcel Data
Title: Digital Parcel Data
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Publication date: Unknown Publication time: Unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: Digital data
Source contribution:
Digital parcel data was obtained from municipalities that had pre-existing electronic GIS parcel data at the time of data collection.  Parcel data format varies by municipality, but was provided in either shapefile, geodatabase, coverage or CAD format and converted into the standard project geodatabase.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 2 - Assessor Tax Information (electronic)
Title: Assessor Tax Information
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This source include CAMA (Compter Aided Mass Appraisal) data, or other assessment data created by the town.  It is used to provide attribute data for each parcel in Source 1, Digital Parcel Data.  It can be joined to the digital data via the unique PAR_ID attribute.  
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Municipal Maps
Title: Municipal Maps
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Municipal maps from the assessor, town clerk, or other municipal offices were used to verify digital data already collected or to digitize those towns where digital data was not provided.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 4 - Assessor Tax Information (paper)
Title: Assessor Tax Information (paper)
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2004 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Assessor data in paper format when electronic CAMA data was not available.  
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 5 - Preliminary Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Title: Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2007 to present
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Preliminary geodatabase prior to qa/qc procedures being performed.   
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 6 - Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Final product.  
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Digital data was acquired from each municipality, a geodatabase was created, and a parcel id assigned to each polygon.  The accompanying attribute data, either CAMA (Computer Aided Mass Appraisal) data or other town assessment data, was incorporated into the geodatabase model by populating the data model fields with relevant data from the municipality.

This step was performed by Applied Geographics, Inc., the consultan chosen for this project.

The digital data acquired by Applied Geographics, Inc. includes the following 60 towns:  Andover, Ansonia, Avon, Bethel, Bloomfield, Bolton, Canton, Colchester, Coventry, Cromwell, Derby, East Grancy, East Hartford, East Haddam, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Kent, Killingworth, Kent, Lisbon, Litchfield, Manchester, Mansfield, Marlborough, Meriden, Middletown, Morris, New Canaan, New Hartford, Newington, Newtown, North Stonington, Oxford, Pomfret, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Salem, Seymour, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southbury, Southington, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, Watertown, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Wilton, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Woodbridge, and Woodbury.
Organization: Applied Geographics, Inc.
Person: Steve Anderson (Vice President)
Phone: 860-643-4401
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
48 Purnell Place
City: Manchester
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06040
Country: US
Process date: 2005 to 2008
Process software and version: ArcGIS 9
Data Source used
Source 1 - Digital Parcel Data
Title: Digital Parcel Data
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Publication date: Unknown Publication time: Unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: Digital data
Source contribution:
Digital parcel data was obtained from municipalities that had pre-existing electronic GIS parcel data at the time of data collection.  Parcel data format varies by municipality, but was provided in either shapefile, geodatabase, coverage or CAD format and converted into the standard project geodatabase.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 2 - Assessor Tax Information (electronic)
Title: Assessor Tax Information
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This source include CAMA (Compter Aided Mass Appraisal) data, or other assessment data created by the town.  It is used to provide attribute data for each parcel in Source 1, Digital Parcel Data.  It can be joined to the digital data via the unique PAR_ID attribute.  
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Municipal Maps
Title: Municipal Maps
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Municipal maps from the assessor, town clerk, or other municipal offices were used to verify digital data already collected or to digitize those towns where digital data was not provided.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Preliminary Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Title: Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2007 to present
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Preliminary geodatabase prior to qa/qc procedures being performed.   
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Step 2
Process description:
This step is similar to Process Step 1, with the exception that DEP GIS staff collected the digital data, assigned a parcel id and populated relevant attributes into the geodatabase.  

The towns with digital data acquired by DEP are:  Bethany, Bloomfield, Brookfield, Chaplin, Goshen, Griswold, Haddam, Killingly, Lebanon, Monroe, New Milford, Norfolk, Portland, Redding, Scotland, Sharon, Sprague, Sterling, Wallingford, Warren, Willington, and Winchester.  This process is currently ongoing.
Person: Eric Apgar
Organization: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 860-424-3016
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06106
Country: U.S.
Process date: Not complete
Process software and version: ArcGIS 9, Microsoft Access 2000 or 2007
Data Source used
Source 1 - Digital Parcel Data
Title: Digital Parcel Data
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Publication date: Unknown Publication time: Unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: Digital data
Source contribution:
Digital parcel data was obtained from municipalities that had pre-existing electronic GIS parcel data at the time of data collection.  Parcel data format varies by municipality, but was provided in either shapefile, geodatabase, coverage or CAD format and converted into the standard project geodatabase.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 2 - Assessor Tax Information (electronic)
Title: Assessor Tax Information
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This source include CAMA (Compter Aided Mass Appraisal) data, or other assessment data created by the town.  It is used to provide attribute data for each parcel in Source 1, Digital Parcel Data.  It can be joined to the digital data via the unique PAR_ID attribute.  
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Municipal Maps
Title: Municipal Maps
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Municipal maps from the assessor, town clerk, or other municipal offices were used to verify digital data already collected or to digitize those towns where digital data was not provided.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Preliminary Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Title: Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2007 to present
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Preliminary geodatabase prior to qa/qc procedures being performed.   
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Step 3
Process description:
In the towns where digital spatial data was not available, paper records and maps were used to enter both attribute data and parcel data into the final geodatabase.  Attribute data entry was manually entered.  For parcel data entry, the digitizing methods used were COGO (coordinate geometry), scanning and georeferencing, CAD conversion, or screen digitizing, depending on the type of map received.

Towns where this process step was applied are Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, and Weston.  Additional towns to be added as they are completed.
Person: Jacqueline Mickiewicz
Organization: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Position: Environmental Analyst
Phone: 860-424-3540
Hours of service: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06106
Country: U. S.
Process date: 2007 to present
Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.2
Data Source used
Source 3 - Municipal Maps
Title: Municipal Maps
Originators: Individual Municipalities in Connecticut
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Municipal maps from the assessor, town clerk, or other municipal offices were used to verify digital data already collected or to digitize those towns where digital data was not provided.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 4 - Assessor Tax Information (paper)
Title: Assessor Tax Information (paper)
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2004 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Assessor data in paper format when electronic CAMA data was not available.  
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Preliminary Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Title: Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2007 to present
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Preliminary geodatabase prior to qa/qc procedures being performed.   
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Step 4
Process description:
Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures were performed to verify that the parcel data collected was accurate and valid.  A DEP GIS specialist used the following procedures, when applicable:
1.  Newly subdivided parcels were checked and verified for future parcel digitizing.
2.  Orthophotos were studied to reveal any structures or buildings on each parcel.
3.  Parcels collected were compared with DEP owned properties, previous Municipal Open Space data, and known Land Trust holdings.  
4.  Map/Block/Lot in geodatabase was verified against town records.
Person: Eric Apgar
Organization: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 860-424-3016
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06106
Country: U. S.
Process date: 2004 to present
Process software and version: Microsoft Access 2000 and 2007, ArcGIS 9.2
Data Source used
Source 5 - Preliminary Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Title: Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Originators: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Publication date: 2007 to present
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Preliminary geodatabase prior to qa/qc procedures being performed.   
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 6 - Protected Open Space Parcel Geodatabase
Map scale denominator: Varied
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Final product.  
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20100105 Time: 144942
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
2 Process
Date: 20100105 Time: 144959
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
3 Process
Date: 20100223 Time: 094108
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
4 Process
Date: 20100223 Time: 094125
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
5 Process
Date: 20100722 Time: 151825
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
6 Process
Date: 20100722 Time: 151832
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
7 Process
Date: 20100723 Time: 113225
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
8 Process
Date: 20100723 Time: 113233
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
9 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 121112
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
10 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 121120
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
11 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 153111
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
12 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 153120
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
13 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 155950
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
14 Process
Date: 20100727 Time: 155958
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
15 Process
Date: 20100728 Time: 142012
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
16 Process
Date: 20100728 Time: 142021
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
17 Process
Date: 20100729 Time: 132406
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
18 Process
Date: 20100729 Time: 132416
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
19 Process
Date: 20100730 Time: 103231
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures Output_Target Output_Target
20 Process
Date: 20100730 Time: 103242
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Output_Source Output_Target TEST # # Output_Target
21 Process
Date: 20110105 Time: 091924
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE"
22 Process
Date: 20110105 Time: 091949
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Y:\Workspaces\GIS_Staging\Cadastral\Property.gdb\PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" TEST # #
23 Process
Date: 20110105 Time: 114554
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE"
24 Process
Date: 20110105 Time: 114616
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Y:\Workspaces\GIS_Staging\Cadastral\Property.gdb\PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" TEST # #
25 Process
Date: 20110106 Time: 144416
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE"
26 Process
Date: 20110106 Time: 144431
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Y:\Workspaces\GIS_Staging\Cadastral\Property.gdb\PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" TEST # #
27 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 160949
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE"
28 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 160956
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Y:\Workspaces\GIS_Staging\Cadastral\Property.gdb\PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" TEST # #
29 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 160958
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Analyze
Command issued: Analyze "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" BUSINESSFEATURE
30 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 161132
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE"
31 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 161145
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Append
Command issued: Append Y:\Workspaces\GIS_Staging\Cadastral\Property.gdb\PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" TEST # #
32 Process
Date: 20110830 Time: 161147
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Analyze
Command issued: Analyze "Database Connections\10.18.8.60.depgis@cadastraledit_92dc.sde\depgis.DEP.PROTECTED_OPEN_SPACE" BUSINESSFEATURE
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Protected Open Space
Technical prerequisites:
Geographic information system (GIS), computer-aided drawing or other mapping software is necessary to display, view and access the information.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
Phone: 860-424-3540
Fax: 860-424-4058
Email: dep.gisdata@ct.gov
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Shapefile, Feature Class
Format version number: ArcGIS
File decompression technique: Zip file
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Custom Order Process
Description of custom distribution services available.
Custom order process:
The data distributor does not provide custom GIS analysis or mapping services. Data is available in a standard format and may be converted to other formats, projections, coordinate systems, or selected for specific geographic regions by the party receiving the data.
Available Time Period
Time when data is available from the distributer.
Date: unknown Time: unknown
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20111216
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Land Acquisition and Management
Phone: 860-424-3016
Fax: 860-424-5906
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.2
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.