FWS_Refuge_Boundaries

Data format: Shapefile

File or table name: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries

Coordinate system: Geographic

Theme keywords: boundaries, planningCadastre

Abstract: This data layer depicts the simplified boundaries of lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions. It includes only lands that are held by fee or secondary title by USFWS. The primary source for this information is the USFWS Realty program.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: United States Fish and Wildlife Service


*Title:
FWS_Refuge_Boundaries
*File or table name: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries


Publication date: 20110523
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Series information:
Series name: National Wildlife Refuge Boundary and Parcel Data
Issue identification: National geodatabase

Publication information:
Publication place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Online linkage: http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/CadastralDB/FWS_Refuge_Boundaries.zip


Description:
Abstract:
This data layer depicts the simplified boundaries of lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in North America, U.S. Trust Territories and Possessions. It includes only lands that are held by fee or secondary title by USFWS. The primary source for this information is the USFWS Realty program.

Purpose:
The intended application of this data layer is as a simplified extract from the USFWS cadastral framework for use with other data layers in GIS and mapping applications. It is specifically not intended to be used as a land survey or representation of land for conveyance or tax purposes.

Supplemental information:
The FwsInterest feature class is an aggregated data layer derived by appending separate regional feature data sets into a single national set. The spatial and positional accuracy of this information will vary depending on the original source data and methods utilized. Data sources are not listed in this document but are maintained for each region and can be requested. We strive to improve the accuracy of this data and incorporate more reliable information when available. A query was applied to the FWSInterst feature class to isolate Wildlife Refuge lands that are owned by fee or secondary title by the United States Fish and Wildlife Services. The resultant polygons were dissolved to produce simple Wildlife Refuge boundaries.

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20110523

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -179.150067
*East bounding coordinate: 179.775127
*North bounding coordinate: 70.169782
*South bounding coordinate: -14.559753

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: -179.150067
*Right bounding coordinate: 179.775127
*Top bounding coordinate: 70.169782
*Bottom bounding coordinate: -14.559753

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: boundaries, planningCadastre
Theme keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories

Place:
Place keywords: National Wildlife Refuge, United States
Place keyword thesaurus: None

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
This data layer was compiled for use with natural resource mapping and GIS applications. It is inappropriate to use these data for legal purposes.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: USFWS Chief Cartographer
Contact organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact position: Chief Cartographer


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Realty, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 622
City: Arlington
State or province: VA
Postal code: 22203

Contact voice telephone: (703) 358-2404
Contact facsimile telephone: (703) 358-2223


Contact electronic mail address: CDWG@fws.gov


*Native dataset format: Shapefile
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
Up to three levels of quality-control review are conducted with corrections being incorporated after each review until the dataset is deemed acceptable.

Logical consistency report:
Polygons are closed and adjusted to the most accurate geographic features, usually on a USGS 7.5' topographic quad.

Completeness report:
FWS_Refuge_Boundaries is a dynamic data layer, updates and revisions are ongoing.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
This data layer has been verified against USGS 1:24,000-scale and 1:63,360-scale Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) or 1:12,000-scale Digital Orthophoto Quarter Quads (DOQQs) where available.  For some areas not covered by USGS, nautical charts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are used.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: USFWS, National Wildlife Refuge System


Title:
NWR Status Map


Publication date: Unknown
Geospatial data presentation form: map


Series information:
Series name: National Wildlife Refuge Status Maps
Issue identification: All National Wildlife Refuges

Publication information:
Publication place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Online linkage: http://www.fws.gov/data/Cadastral.htm


Type of source media: mylar maps, paper maps, aerial photographs
Source citation abbreviation:
RE status map
Source contribution:
Spatial and attribute information

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: unknown

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: USFWS, National Wildlife Refuge System


Title:
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Cadastral Geodatabase


Publication date: 20110523
Geospatial data presentation form: Geodatabase


Publication information:
Publication place: Arlington, VA
Publisher: US Fish and Wildlife Service

Online linkage: http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/CadastralDB/index.htm


Type of source media: mylar maps, paper maps, aerial photographs
Source citation abbreviation:
FWSInterest
Source contribution:
Spatial and attribute information

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: unknown

Source currentness reference:
publication date

Process step:
Process description:
Processes vary by region.

Process date: Unknown


Source used citation abbreviation:
RE status map


Process step:
Process description:
Wildlife Refuges were queried from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Cadastral Data Geodatabase using the terms ((INTTYPE1 = ‘O’ or INTTYPE1 = ‘S’) and (RSL_TYPE = ‘NWR’)). The resultant polygons were then dissolved using Orgname and Region as the dissolve fields, and a resolution of  0.000000009 Decimal Degree and a tolerance of 0.000005 Decimal Degree. The data was then projected to Eckart IV World Projection (true area) to calculate Area_m2 and Perimeter fields.

Process date: 20110519


Source used citation abbreviation:
FWSInterest.


Process step:
Process description:
Metadata imported.

Process date: 20110913
Process time: 14321200


Source used citation abbreviation:
D:\GIS_GPS\NorthAmerica\FWS\FWS_Refuge_Boundaries.xml


Process step:
Process description:
Dataset copied.

Process date: 20110913
Process time: 14331600


Source used citation abbreviation:
D:\GIS_GPS\NorthAmerica\FWS\FWS_Refuge_Boundaries


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial reference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 507

ESRI terms description:
*Name: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 507
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Geographic:
*Latitude resolution: 0.000000
*Longitude resolution: 0.000000
*Geographic coordinate units: Decimal degrees

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

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries


Entity type:
*Entity type label: FWS_Refuge_Boundaries
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 507
Entity type definition:
US Fish & Wildlife Service Interest - Nature of land ownership relative to the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Entity type definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
Attribute label: ORGNAME
*Attribute alias: ORGNAME
Attribute definition:
Organization Name - Official name given to a Service organization that has been assigned an official five-digit numeric organization code by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management
Attribute definition source:
USFWS Data Element Standard for Organization Name

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 75


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Master List of Official Names for FWS Wildlife Refuges


Attribute:
Attribute label: FWSREGION
*Attribute alias: FWSREGION
Attribute definition:
FWS Region -  Regional offices within the Service that have responsibility for program and/or administrative activities within a geographically-defined area
Attribute definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 1


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Pacific Region or "1"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Pacific Region, Region 1
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Southwest or "2"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Southwest Region, Region 2
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region or "3"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Great Lakes - Big Rivers Region, Region 3
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Southeast Region or "4"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Southeast Region, Region 4
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Northeast Region or "5"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Northeast Region, Region 5
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Mountain - Prairie Region or "6"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Mountain - Prairie Region, Region 6
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Alaska Region or "7"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Alaska Region, Region 7
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: Pacific Southwest Region or "8"
Enumerated domain value definition:
Pacific Southwest Region (California and Nevada), Region 8
Enumerated domain value definition source:
USFWS Division of Realty

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Area_m2
*Attribute alias: Area_m2


*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 19
*Attribute number of decimals: 12


Attribute:
Attribute label: Perimeter
*Attribute alias: Perimeter
Attribute definition:
Perimeter of Wildlife Refuge in meters.
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 13
*Attribute number of decimals: 11


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Calculated Perimeter in meters.


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact position: National GIS Coordinator


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Address:
IRTM - BCT
Address:
PO Box 25207 - DFC.
City: Denver
State or province: Colorado
Postal code: 80225-0207
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 303-274-2348


Contact electronic mail address: Chris_Lett@fws.gov


Resource description: USFWS Simplified Wildlife Refuge Boundaries


Distribution liability:
Although these data and information have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USFWS, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data and information on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.  This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data, and information, and aggregate use with other data and information.  It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data and information.  The USFWS shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data and information described and/or contained herein.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: Shapefile
File decompression technique: Zip protocol
Transfer size: 44.459
*Dataset size: 62.326

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/CadastralDB/FWS_Refuge_Boundaries.zip

Online computer and operating system:
http://www.fws.gov/GIS/data/CadastralDB/index.htm


Fees: None


Available time period:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20110523

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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20111207


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact position: National GIS Coordinator


Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Address:
IRTM - BCT
Address:
PO Box 25207 - DFC.
City: Denver
State or province: Colorado
Postal code: 80225-0207
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 303-274-2348


Contact electronic mail address: Chris_Lett@fws.gov


*Metadata standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
*Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
*Metadata time convention: local time


Metadata access constraints: None
Metadata use constraints:
None


Metadata extensions:
*Online linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
*Profile name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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