Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2002 Field Data
FGDC Classic | FGDC FAQ | FGDC Plus | XML

Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2002 Field Data
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
DescriptionSpatialData StructureData QualityData SourceData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2002 Field Data
Originators: United States Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wetlands Inventory Region 5
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Field Verification of Eelgrass beds, located in the Long Island Sound, Eastern shore of Connecticut from Clinton Harbor to the Rhode Island State border, Fishers Island NYS and Eastern portion of the Northshore of Long Island NYS.
Purpose:
Verification of eelgrass located in the Eastern Long Island Sound and tributaries.
Supplemental information:
Visual confirmation using underwater video where eelgrass was not visible by the naked eye.  Use of photo interpreted 1:20,000 true color aerial photography was used to locate submerged aquatic vegetation prior to field work.
Dataset credit:
United States Fish & Wildlife Service, Region 5 National Wetlands Inventory
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Person: Ralph Tiner
Organization: USFWS
Position: NWI Regional Coordinator
Phone: 413-253-8620
Email: ralph_tiner@fws.gov
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: These data are maintained 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.
Date: 9/29/02
Date: 10/28/02
Date: 10/22/02
Date: 9/18/02
Date: 10/18/02
Date: 10/15/02
Date: 10/10/02
Date: 10/08/02
Date: 10/04/02
Date: 10/04/02
Date: 10/03/02
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete to date
Update frequency: Unknown
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: eelgrass
Keyword thesaurus: submerged vegetation
Theme:
Keywords: SAV
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
Use constraints:
Intended as supplemental information to delineated polygonal data by the USFWS Region 5 NWI
+ 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
Left1055152.456000 (survey feet)
Right1236669.314000 (survey feet)
Top693706.714000 (survey feet)
Bottom568114.164000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-72.550140 (longitude)
East-71.887851 (longitude)
North41.364791 (latitude)
South41.017052 (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.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2002 Field Data
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Point
Number of records: 246
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: SITE_NO Type: String Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SITE_NO
Definition:
Site number given to field verification location
Alias: DATE_VERIF Type: String Width: 9 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
DATE_VERIF
Definition:
Date of field verification
Alias: HIGH_TIDE Type: String Width: 7 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
HIGH_TIDE
Definition:
Time of high tide on the day of field work
Alias: TIDE_HEIGHT Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8
TIDE_HEIGHT
Definition:
Actual high tide height on day of field work
Alias: MAP_NAME Type: String Width: 17 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
MAP_NAME
Definition:
Quad Name field point is located in
Alias: ESTUARY_BAY Type: String Width: 24 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ESTUARY_BAY
Definition:
Approximate esturary field point is located in
Alias: TIME Type: String Width: 8 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
TIME
Alias: WATER_DEPTH Type: String Width: 8 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
WATER_DEPTH
Definition:
Depth of water at time of field verification
Alias: EEL_GRASS Type: String Width: 1 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
EEL_GRASS
Definition:
Eelgrass present or not present
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: EST_COVER Type: String Width: 3 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
EST_COVER
Definition:
Estimated cover H- high, M - medium,  L - low
Alias: EST_COVER Type: String Width: 3
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.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Point
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 246
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.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA
Type: Entity point
Count: 246
+ 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.
Logical consistency report:
Based on visual confirmation of eelgrass beds,  Actual sites were based on aerial interpretation of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation SAV from True Color 1:20,000 aerial photography.
Completeness report:
Complete
Cloud cover: none
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
Point data accuaracy based in visual field interpretation.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Base on GPS coordinates
Vertical accuracy report:
NA
+ Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Transfer of X,Y GPS coordinates into a GIS spatial database.  Attribute information was transfered manually.
Process software and version: EXEL, ARCGIS 8.2, Arcview 3.x
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
c:\temp\xml1E.tmp
Process Step 3
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
c:\temp\xmlF.tmp
Process Step 4
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Data Source used
K:\d_ct\d_eel_grass\fieldpoint04-03
Process Step 5
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Data Source used
D:\gis_projects\eelgrass\2002\fieldpoints
Process Step 6
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Data Source used
D:\gis_projects\CoastalResourcesGISData\fieldpoints
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20070820 Time: 103452
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures R:\Archive\coast\Eelgrass_Beds_2002_Field_Data.shp R:\GeoData\Coast\geodatabase\coastal.mdb\Eelgrass_Beds_2002_Field_Data # 0 0 0
2 Process
Date: 20070820 Time: 140507
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures R:\GeoData\Coast\geodatabase\coastal.mdb\Eelgrass_Beds_2002_Field_Data "Database Connections\10.18.8.94.depgis@DEP_Direct.sde\depgis.DEP.Eelgrass_Beds_2002_Field_Data" DEPVECTORSTATIC 2000 0 0
3 CopyFeatures_44
Date: 20081215 Time: 155004
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.94.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA" "Database Connections\062174-svr.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.EELGRASS_BEDS_2002_FIELD_DATA" DEPFEATURESTATIC 0 0 0
+ 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:
Connecticut Eelgrass Beds 2002 Field Data
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
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.ct.gov/deep
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20120119
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: USFWS, National Wetlands Inventory Region 5
Person: Staff
Phone: 413-253-8200
Address type: mailing address
Address:
300 Westgate Center Drive
City: Hadley
State or Province: Massachusetts
Postal code: 01035
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.