Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
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Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.WATERBODY_POLY
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+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19990101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Other citation details:
The USGS is the collector of the data (compiler). The State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection is the creator and maintainer of the data layer (editor) and producer (publisher) of this information for use. The 2005 Edition essentially includes the same set of geographic features published in 1999. However, the 2005 Edition differs from information published in 1999 primarily as a result of corrections and improvements to feature geometry and feature attribute information. Previously undetected errors have been corrected. Also, some feature attribute information (data fields) have been slightly modified and made easier to use. Except for periodic corrections, this layer includes information that is relatively static and does not change over time. Data compiled at 1:24,000 scale.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Connecticut Waterbody Polygon includes the polygon features of a layer named Waterbody. Waterbody is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes waterbodies depicted on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut. This layer only includes features located in Connecticut. Waterbody features include water, dams, aqueducts, canals, ditches, shorelines, and islands. The layer does not include the marsh areas, tidal flats, rocks, shoals, or channels typically shown on USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. The Waterbody layer is comprised of polygon and line features. Polygon features represent areas of water for rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, coves, and harbors. Polygon features also depict related information such as dams and islands. Line features represent single-line rivers and streams, aqueducts, canals, and ditches. Line features also enclose all polygon features in the form of shorelines, dams, and closure lines separating adjacent water features. The Waterbody layer is based on information from USGS topographic quadrangle maps published between 1969 and 1984 so it does not depict conditions at any one particular point in time. Also, the layer does not reflect recent changes with the course of streams or location of shorelines impacted by natural events or changes in development since the time the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps were published. Attribute information is comprised of codes to identify waterbody features by type, cartographically represent (symbolize) waterbody features on a map, select waterbodies appropriate to display at different map scales, identify individual waterbodies on a map by name, and describe waterbody feature area and length. The names assigned to individual waterbodies are based on information published on the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps or other state and local maps. The Waterbody layer does not include bathymetric, stream gradient, water flow, water quality, or biological habitat information. Derived from the Hydrography layer, the Waterbody layer was originally published in 1999. The 2005 edition includes the same water features published in 1999, however some attribute information has been slightly modified and made easier to use. Also, the 2005 edition corrects previously undetected attribute coding errors.
Purpose:
The Connecticut Waterbody layer is 1:24,000-scale base map data. It depicts the location of all waterbodies published on the USGS topographic quadrangle maps. It is intended to be used as the portion of a base map that shows waterbodies at 1:24,000 scale. Use this layer with other 1:24,000-scale base map data such as Roads and Trails, Railroads, Airports, and Towns. This layer is derived from the Hydrography layer, which is also published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. It includes the same waterbodies as the Hydrography layer but without the detailed classification of hydrography feature types that distinguish intermittent streams, intermittent lakes, ditches, manmade shorelines, canals, tidal flats, submerged rocks, marshes, etc. Use this layer to obtain the size (acreage) for all reservoirs, lakes, ponds, and larger (double-line) streams published on the USGS topographic quadrangle maps. This layer may be used as a possible data source for other 1:24,000-scale layers with features that must coincide and line up with stream and shoreline features published on the USGS topographic quadrangle maps. For example, the layer includes a set of connecting line features referred to as Coastline Arcs, which define a shoreline between the Connecticut landmass and Long Island Sound. These Coastline Arc features are commonly used to close polygon features in other 1:24,000-scale layers published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. For example, Coastline Arcs from the original Hydrography layer define the coastline in the Waterbody, Named Waterbody, Towns, Basins, and Bedrock Geology layers. The Waterbody layer includes information within Connecticut and is derived from the Waterbody Master layer, which includes all similar features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Note that related hydrography layers such as Waterbody, Waterbody Master, Named Waterbody, Named Waterbody Master, and Hydrography are all ultimately derived from the polygon and line features of the Hydrography Master layer. Typically, layers derived from Hydrography Master define a subset of polygon and line features for either the geographic area encompassed by all USGS topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut (a master layer) or the geographic area of the State of Connecticut, in which case the layer is clipped to the State boundary. The Waterbody layer is not intended for maps printed at map scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet.).
Supplemental information:
In 2004, the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection developed automated procedures to systematically maintain feature topology and attribute integrity for a set of related hydrography data maintained by the agency. These layers include Hydrography Master, Hydrography, Waterbody Master, Waterbody, Named Waterbody Master, and Named Waterbody. Automated procedures were developed using ArcInfo Workstation 8.3 software and the Arc Macro Language (AML) as a scripting environment and recorded in an AML file named MAKECOVER.AML for the hydrography category of data for the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. The MAKECOVER.AML derives all related hydrography layers from one Hydrography Master layer. For additional information related to the original source of data from the U.S. Geological Survey, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
Dataset credit:
The named waterbody information incorporated into the Hydrography, Waterbody and Named Waterbody layers was originally compiled and mapped by James Bogar, a Cartographer with the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection.
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 Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
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
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.WATERBODY_POLY
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.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: digital line graph, DLG, large scale, hydrography, river, stream, lake, pond, water, waterbody, base map
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: inlandWaters
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 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet).  Although this data set  has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of 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 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 Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program as the source for this information. For example, include the following data source description when printing this layer on a map: Hydrography - From the Waterbody layer, compiled and published by CT DEP and USGS. Source map scale is 1:24,000.
+ Graphic Example
Browse Graphic
Graphic illustration of the data.
Browse graphic 1
Open - Full view of Connecticut Waterbody polygon and line features
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Browse graphic 2
Open - Detail view of Connecticut Waterbody polygon and line features
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+ 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
Left731994.625000 (survey feet)
Right1263040.750000 (survey feet)
Top943291.625000 (survey feet)
Bottom544018.813000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-73.736673 (longitude)
East-71.781603 (longitude)
North42.049902 (latitude)
South40.950016 (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:
Includes linear and polygonal features for rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, coves, harbors, and other areas of water such as the portion of Long Island Sound in the State of Connecticut published on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. Information encoded about features includes two standard symbology classification schemes, waterbody names, flags for named features, levels for mapping at different scales, feature area in acreage, and feature length in miles. Use the AV_LEGEND or the IMS_LEGEND attribute to symbolize features by basic type (water, dam, stream, shoreline). In the Waterbody layer, the values for AV_LEGEND and IMS_LEGEND are identical for all features. To define a layer that only includes named waterbodies, query line and polygon features for NAMED_COD values greater than 0. To define a layer that only includes named lakes, query the line and polygon features for LAKE_NO and LAKE_NO2 values greater than 0. To define a layer that only includes named streams, query the line and polygon features for STREAM_NO and STREAM_NO2 values greater than 0, and so on. To define a layer that only includes the Connecticut River, query line and polygon features for STREAM_NO and STREAM_NO2 equal to 374. The Stream number for the Connecticut River is 374. Each stream, lake, bay, and harbor can be queried by Id number. To define a layer that includes features typically displayed on a map, exclude all unnecessary features by querying the line and polygon features for AV_LEGEND not equal to "No Show" or IMS_LEGEND not equal to "No Show". Typically, line features with the "No Show" classification enclose Waterbody polygon features that are not outlined on a map. Examples of line features that are not shown include closure lines separating adjacent open water polygons and boundaries defining bay and harbor extents. Define layers of water to display at different map scale ranges by querying line and polygon features on SCALELEVEL values.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
For additional information related to the original source of data from the U.S. Geological Survey, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: Connecticut Stream, Lake, and Bay names and numbers
Attributes of Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.WATERBODY_POLY
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 20420
Description:
Waterbody represented as polygon features. Polygon features represent areas of water for rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, coves, and harbors. Polygon features also depict related information such as dams and islands.
Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program
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
AV_LEGEND
Definition:
ArcView Legend. Text field for symbolizing hydrography polygon feature types on a map.
Alias: AV_LEGEND Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 20
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
No Show
This category includes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Water
This category includes all open water polygon features such as rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, harbors and coves.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
IMS_LEGEND
Definition:
Internet Mapping Software Legend. Text field for classifying and symbolizing hydrography polygon feature types in a simple manner for an Internet map.
Alias: IMS_LEGEND Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 20
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
No Show
This category includes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Water
This category includes all open water polygon features such as rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, harbors and coves.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
COASTP_COD
Definition:
Coastal Polygon Code. Identifies polygon features that are landward and seaward of a series of connecting hydrography line features that define a shoreline along the coast.
Alias: COASTP_COD Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0Output width: 1
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
1
Inland Polygons. Hydrography polygon features that are inland (landward) of hydrography line features that define the Coastline Arcs, which are hydrography line features that have a COASTA_COD value of 2. Typically, these Inland Polygons define rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes and ponds. 
Definition Source:
CT DEP
2
Coastal Island Polygons. Polygon features representing islands that are seaward of Coastline Arc line features, which have an COASTA_COD value of 2.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
3
Coastal Water Polygons. Hydrography polygon features that are seaward of hydrography line features that define the Coastline Arcs, which are hydrography line features that have a COASTA_COD value of 2. Typically, these Coastal Water Polygons identify the coastal waters of Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and Block Island Sound, including all bays, harbors and coves.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
COAST_POLY
Definition:
Coastal Polygon Type. Text values that correspond to the numeric COASTP_COD attribute values. COAST_POLY is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the COASTP_COD field.
Alias: COAST_POLY Type: String Width: 30 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 30
Attribute values: See Enumerated Domain Value Definitions for COASTP_COD attribute.
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
NAMEDP_COD
Definition:
Named Waterbody Polygon Code - A numeric code used to flag and classify hydrography polygon features that are part of named and unnamed waterbodies. Named waterbodies are defined as features with STREAM_NO, STREAM_NO2, LAKE_NO, LAKE_NO2, BAY_NO, BAY_NO2, HARBOR_NO, HARBOR_NO2, SOUND_NO, or SOUND_NO2 values greater than 0.
Alias: NAMEDP_COD Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0Output width: 1
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
2
Named Waterbody. A Hydrography feature that is part of a named waterbody.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
3
Significant Unnamed Waterbody. An unnamed hydrography feature that is significant because it connects to (is between) hydrography features that are named.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
4
Unnamed Waterbody
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
NAMED_POLY
Definition:
Named Waterbody Polygon Type. NAMED_POLY is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the NAMEDP_COD field.
Alias: NAMED_POLY Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 40
Attribute values: See Enumerated Domain Value Definitions for NAMEDP_COD attribute.
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
SCALELEVEL
Definition:
Scale Level. A numeric code that defines scale range levels for features. Scale Level values range from 1 to 6. More features are included in the higher Scale Levels. For example, Scale Level 1 includes only a few major rivers and is intended for a small map of Connecticut. Conversely, Scale Level 6 includes all waterbodies and is intended for more detailed maps displayed at about 1:24,000 scale. Use the Scale Level attribute to specify a definition query that displays a particular set of features, for example SCALELEVEL = 1. Then set the appropriate range of scale (e.g. from 1,000,001 to 3,000,000 scale) for the layer, according to application (mapping) need. Note, Scale Levels are additive so include all Scale Levels below the desired level in a definition query. For example, use the following SQL expression to query for Scale Level 4 features - SCALELEVEL IN (1,2,3,4). Note the use of the IN (INCLUDE) operator in the SQL expression.
Alias: SCALELEVEL Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0Output width: 1
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
1
Scale Level 1. Recommended scale range - 1:1,000,001 to 1:3,000,000. Includes 11 rivers.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
2
Scale Level 2. Recommended scale range - 1:500,001 to 1:1,000,000. Includes 19 rivers and 5 lakes.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
3
Scale Level 3. Recommended scale range - 1:200,001 to 1:500,000. Includes 109 rivers and 13 lakes.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
4
Scale Level 4. Recommended scale range - 1:100,001 to 1:200,000. Includes mainstem rivers for each Subregional Drainage Basin. Includes 301 rivers and 137 lakes.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
5
Scale Level 5. Recommended scale range - 1:50,001 to 1:100,000. Includes 1532 rivers and 1076 lakes greater than 5 acres in size.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
6
Scale Level 6. Recommended scale range - 1:1 to 50,000. Includes all rivers and lakes.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
STREAM_NO
Definition:
Stream Number - ID Number of named stream.
Alias: STREAM_NO Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0Output width: 5
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
STREAM
Definition:
Stream Name. STREAM is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the STREAM_NO field.
Alias: STREAM Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 40
Attribute values: Text value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
LAKE_NO
Definition:
Lake Number - ID number of named lake.
Alias: LAKE_NO Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0Output width: 5
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
LAKE
Definition:
Lake Name. LAKE is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the LAKE_NO field.
Alias: LAKE Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 40
Attribute values: Text value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
BAY_NO
Definition:
Bay Name - ID number of named bay or cove. Bays are subunits of Harbors.
Alias: BAY_NO Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0Output width: 5
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
BAY
Definition:
Bay Name. Decodes BAY_NO. Bays are subunits of Harbors. BAY is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the BAY_NO field.
Alias: BAY Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 40
Attribute values: Text value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
HARBOR_NO
Definition:
Harbor Number - ID number of named harbor.
Alias: HARBOR_NO Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0Output width: 5
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
HARBOR
Definition:
Harbor Name. HARBOR is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the HARBOR_NO field.
Alias: HARBOR Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 40
Attribute values: Text value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
SOUND_NO
Definition:
Sound Number - ID number of sound
Alias: SOUND_NO Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0Output width: 5
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
SOUND
Definition:
Sound Name. SOUND is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the SOUND_NO field.
Alias: SOUND Type: String Width: 30 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 30
Attribute values: Text value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
ACREAGE
Definition:
Calculated area of polygon feature in acres. Note, ACREAGE values are not automatically updated after modifying feature geometry (shape). Values must be recalculated after features are edited, simplified, generalized, clipped, dissolved, etc.
Alias: ACREAGE Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 38 Scale: 8Output width: 12
Attribute values: Numeric value
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.WATERBODY_POLY
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 20420
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.WATERBODY_POLY
Type: G-polygon
Count: 20420
+ 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:
Polygon features conform to the following topological rules. Polygons are single part. There are no duplicate polygons. Polygons do not self overlap. Polygons do not overlap other polygons. Polygons are bound by lines. Line features conform to the following topological rules. Lines are single part. There are no duplicate lines. Lines do not self overlap. Lines do not overlap other lines. Lines intersect only at nodes, and nodes anchor the ends of all lines. Lines do not overshoot or undershoot other lines they are supposed to meet and intersect. The tests of logical consistency were performed by the State of Connecticut using ESRI ArcInfo software to maintain feature topology in ArcInfo coverage format. The data is topologically clean. The ArcInfo Clean function was repeatedly used following edits to verify topology and enforce a minimum distance between vertices of 4 feet (fuzzy tolerance) and a minimum allowed overshoot length of 10 feet (dangle length).
Completeness report:
The completeness of the data reflects the USGS National Mapping Division standards for feature content of the data sources, which are the Large Scale (7.5 minute) Digital Line Graph (DLG) files available from the USGS. For Connecticut, the Large Scale DLG files used to create this layer are for the 1:24,000-scale topographic quadrangle maps published between 1969 and 1984.  Both the Hydrography and Waterbody layers are complete in the sense that they accurately reflect the contents of the most recently published USGS topographic quadrangle maps available at the time the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection began creating the layer. More recent quadrangle maps have been published by the USGS since 1984; however, the State of Connecticut did not incorporate this information into the Hydrography, Waterbody or Named Waterbody layer. So compared to the most recent set of topographic quadrangle maps available today, the Hydrography, Waterbody and Named Waterbody layers are incomplete, and substantially incomplete when compared to waterbodies present today. This data is not updated.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
The layer retains the geometry (shape) of hydrography features identified by the USGS without the original detailed classification (type) of hydrography features established by the USGS. This less detailed classification scheme combines features into fewer categories. These broader categories are encoded in the AV_LEGEND and IMS_LEGEND attributes of the Waterbody layer. The AV_LEGEND and IMS_LEGEND attributes are derived from the HYARC_COD, HYDRO_ARC, HYPOLY_COD, and HYDRO_POLY attributes of the Hydrography layer and are programmatically attributed by the MAKECOVER.AML, which derives the Waterbody layer from the Hydrography layer. As part of creating the Hydrography layer, the COASTP_COD and COASTA_COD attribute values were manually entered, and the COAST_POLY and COAST_ARC attributes that decode these values were populated through table joins to lookup tables. These decode values were not manually entered. The COAST_POLY field is the English language language equivalent of (decodes) the COASTP_COD field for polygon features. The COAST_ARC field is the English language language equivalent of (decodes) the COASTA_COD field for line features. Polygon features were manually selected and populated with STREAM_NO, LAKE_NO, HARBOR_NO, BAY_NO, and SOUND_NO attributes values that identify individually named streams, lakes, harbors, bays and sounds. Named streams represented as a series of single-line features were manually selected and attributed with the corresponding stream number values. The STREAM_NO, STREAM_NO2, LAKE_NO, LAKE_NO2, HARBOR_NO, HARBOR_NO2, BAY_NO, BAY_NO2, SOUND_NO, and SOUND_NO2 for all other line features were attributed through an automated process based on STREAM_NO, LAKE_NO, HARBOR_NO, BAY_NO and SOUND_NO attribute values of the polygon features on the left and right side of line features. For example, shoreline features for all named streams and lakes were attributed with STREAM_NO and LAKE_NO values based on values that were carefully attributed for polygon features that define the waterbody areas. Additional fields that store waterbody names decode these waterbody number values and were populated though table joins to lookup tables.  For example, STREAM decodes STREAM_NO. STREAM2 decodes STREAM_NO2. LAKE decodes LAKE_NO. LAKE2 decodes LAKE_NO2. HARBOR decodes HARB0R_NO. HARBOR2 decodes HARBOR_NO2. BAY decodes BAY_NO. BAY2 decodes BAY_N02. SOUND decodes SOUND_NO. SOUND2 decodes SOUND_NO2.  The NAMEDP_COD and NAMEDA_COD attribute values are based on the values of STREAM_NO, LAKE_NO, BAY_NO, HARBOR_NO, SOUND_NO, and IMS_LEGEND. NAMED_POLY and NAMED_ARC attributes decode these values and were populated though table joins to lookup tables. The NAMED_POLY field decodes the NAMEDP_COD field for polygon features. The NAMED_ARC field decodes the NAMEDA_COD field for line features. The SCALELEVEL field encodes a cartographic preference defined by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection for displaying 1:24,000-scale features at different map scales. There are 6 Scale Levels. Each Scale Level represents a chosen set of waterbodies based on STREAM_NO, LAKE_NO, BAY_NO, HARBOR_NO, and SOUND_NO values. The ACREAGE (area in acres) field was automatically calculated for each polygon feature based on computer generated feature area in square feet. The LENGTH_MI (length in miles) field was automatically calculated for each line feature base on computer generated feature length in feet.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
This data complies with United States National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale maps. According to this standard, not more than 10 percent of the points tested are to be in error by more than 1/50 inch (40 feet) measured on the publication scale of a USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle map.
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Source 1 - Hydrography Master
Title: Connecticut Hydrography Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartrford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Hydrography Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all hydrography features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Only polygon and line features that define portions of open water features such as rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, habors, and coves were used. Other related features such as marsh areas were not incorporated into the Waterbody layer. Hydrography Master is in ArcInfo Coverage format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 2 - Connecticut
Title: Connecticut State layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Connecticut is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon feature-based layer representing the geographic area encompassed by the State of Connecticut. The State of Connecticut is represented as a single polygon feature. The State boundary on the Connecticut mainland is based on 1:24,000-scale information depicted on the USGS 7.5 minute topographic maps. The State boundary in Long Island Sound is based on latitude and longitude coordinates. Connecticut is in ArcInfo Coverage format
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 3 - Waterbody
Title: Connecticut Waterbody layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Waterbody is in ArcInfo Coverage format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 4 - Waterbody_Poly.shp
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes all polygon features from the Waterbody layer where the AV_LEGEND attribute was not equal to a value of "No Show" (AV_LEGEND <> "No Show"). This criterion only includes waterbody features and excludes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies. Waterbody_Poly.shp is in Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 5 - Waterbody_Poly
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Waterbody_Poly is in GeoDatabase Feature Class format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Create 2005 Edition of Waterbody - The automated process for creating (deriving) the Waterbody layer from the Hydrography Master layer is documented in an Arc Macro Language (AML) script named MAKECOVER.AML for the hydrography category of data for the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. This AML maintains the feature topology and attribute integrity for the Hydrography Master layer. The MAKECOVER.AML creates the Waterbody layer by extracting and processing the necessary features from the Hydrography Master layer. There are three basic steps in the automated process that creates the Waterbody layer. First, polygon and line features with IMS_LEGEND values equal to "Water" are extracted from the Hydrography Master layer and output to a separate ArcInfo coverage named WATER in which the HYARC_COD, HYPOLY_COD, HYDRO_ARC, and HYDRO_POLY attributes are permanently deleted. Due to the consistent nature of the topology and attribute coding of features in the Hydrography Master layer, line features extracted for the Waterbody layer enclosed all required water polygon features and also formed single line stream features without the need to manually edit features to close polygons or close gaps in line features. Second, polygon and line features were merged (dissolved and unsplit) based on similar attribute values. As a result, previously adjacent and connected features differentiated by HYARC_COD, HYPOLY_COD, HYDRO_ARC, and HYDRO_POLY attribute values were combined into larger features. For example, tidal flat features merged with open water polygon features to form larger water features, manmade shoreline features were combined with natural shoreline features to form basic shoreline features, and intermittent portions of streams were no longer distinguished. Attributes encoding named waterbody information such as STREAM_NO and LAKE_NO were preserved in the output coverage and feature topology was reestablished to enforce the minimum distance between vertices of 4 feet (fuzzy tolerance) and a minimum allowed overshoot length of 10 feet (dangle length) of the Hydrography Master layer. Finally, the AV_LEGEND attribute values were programmatically reassigned based on the more general IMS_LEGEND attribute values of the Hydrography Master layer. And the SCALELEVEL attribute was programmatically reassigned to ensure consistency with the Hydrography Master layer. The automated process (software program), MAKECOVER.AML that creates this layer was executed in 2005 in order to capture recent corrections and enhancements made to the hydrography data and derive the 2005 Edition of the Waterbody layer from the 2005 Edition of the Hydrography Master layer. The name of the resulting ArcInfo coverage created by this automated process is WATER. Note, this particular run of the MAKECOVER.AML created a copy of the Waterbody coverage that is clipped to the State of Connecticut boundary. The name of the resulting coverage is WATER instead of WATERMASTER, which is the name of the ArcInfo coverage that is not clipped to the State boundary. Prior to 2005, the Waterbody layer in ArcInfo Coverage format that was clipped to the state of Connecticut boundary was named WATERCT.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106
Country: USA
Process date: 2005
Process software and version: ArcInfo Workstation 8.3
Data Source used
Source 1 - Hydrography Master
Title: Connecticut Hydrography Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartrford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Hydrography Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all hydrography features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Only polygon and line features that define portions of open water features such as rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, bays, habors, and coves were used. Other related features such as marsh areas were not incorporated into the Waterbody layer. Hydrography Master is in ArcInfo Coverage format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 2 - Connecticut
Title: Connecticut State layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Connecticut is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon feature-based layer representing the geographic area encompassed by the State of Connecticut. The State of Connecticut is represented as a single polygon feature. The State boundary on the Connecticut mainland is based on 1:24,000-scale information depicted on the USGS 7.5 minute topographic maps. The State boundary in Long Island Sound is based on latitude and longitude coordinates. Connecticut is in ArcInfo Coverage format
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Data Source produced
Source 3 - Waterbody
Title: Connecticut Waterbody layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Waterbody is in ArcInfo Coverage format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Export to Shapefile Format - Converted polygon feature data from an ArcInfo coverage named WATER to a Shapefile named Waterbody_Poly.shp. Excluded the AREA, PERIMETER, WATER#, and WATER-ID attributes from the Shapefile because their values are only maintained by ArcInfo software with data that is in ArcInfo Coverage format. Includes all polygon features from Waterbody where the AV_LEGEND attribute was not equal to a value of "No Show" (AV_LEGEND <> "No Show"). This criterion only includes waterbody features and excludes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106
Country: USA
Process date: 2005
Process software and version: ArcGIS 8.3
Data Source used
Source 3 - Waterbody
Title: Connecticut Waterbody layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Waterbody is in ArcInfo Coverage format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Data Source produced
Source 4 - Waterbody_Poly.shp
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes all polygon features from the Waterbody layer where the AV_LEGEND attribute was not equal to a value of "No Show" (AV_LEGEND <> "No Show"). This criterion only includes waterbody features and excludes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies. Waterbody_Poly.shp is in Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Process Step 3
Process description:
Convert to GeoDatabase Feature Class format - Defined new Feature Class named Waterbody_Poly; and imported the attribute definitions, loaded features and imported metadata from Waterbody_Poly.shp shapefile. 

Spatial Reference Properties for Feature Class:

Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Connecticut_FIPS_0600_Feet
XY Domain MinX: 100000; MaxX: 2247483.645
XY Domain MinY: 200000; MaxY: 2347483.645
Precision: 1000
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106
Country: USA
Process date: 2006
Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.1
Data Source used
Source 4 - Waterbody_Poly.shp
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes all polygon features from the Waterbody layer where the AV_LEGEND attribute was not equal to a value of "No Show" (AV_LEGEND <> "No Show"). This criterion only includes waterbody features and excludes islands and other polygon features that do not represent actual waterbodies. Waterbody_Poly.shp is in Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Waterbody_Poly
Title: Connecticut Waterbody Polygon
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Waterbody_Poly is in GeoDatabase Feature Class format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20061204 Time: 132210
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures F:\GeoData\Hydrography\geodatabase\Hydrography.mdb\Waterbody_Poly "Database Connections\depdbs11@dep.sde\depgis.DEP.Waterbody_Poly" DEPVECTORDYNAMIC 10000 0 0
2 CopyFeatures_63
Date: 20081212 Time: 153241
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.WATERBODY_POLY" "Database Connections\062174-svr.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.WATERBODY_POLY" DEPFEATUREDYNAMIC 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 Waterbody Polygon
Distribution liability:
Although this data set  has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of 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 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.
Technical prerequisites:
Geographic information sytem (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 Enviromental 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, ArcInfo Coverage
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
Fees: An online copy of the data may be accessed without charge.
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.
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20111209
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 Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
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
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.