Susquehanna River Basin Boundary


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Publication_Date:20060407
Publication_Time:0400
Title:
Susquehanna River Basin Boundary
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:SRBC
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
Polygon shapefile that represents the Susquehanna River drainage basin.  This file was delineated in 2006 from two sources: (1) Susquehanna River Basin Commission hand drawn basin boundary appearing on hardcopy 1:24,000 USGS topographic maps and (2) the Smallsheds dataset from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP).  

The Pennsylvania portion of the drainage basin was taken largely from the smallsheds dataset.  The New York and Maryland portions were modified from the previous version of the SRB shapefile to match the SRBC hand drawn basin boundary from the USGS topo maps.
Purpose:
Dataset developed to fit the needs of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission and is intended for educational display purposes only.
Supplemental_Information:
Largest Scale to be used when displaying the data- 1:24,000
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:20060407
Time of Day:0400
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.982832
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-74.561829
North_Bounding_Coordinate:43.000893
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.524844
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO Metadata Standard 19115.3
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword:drainage system
Theme_Keyword:basin
Theme_Keyword:boundary
Theme_Keyword:watershed
Theme_Keyword:Susquehanna River
Place:
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword:Maryland
Place_Keyword:New York
Place_Keyword:USA
Place_Keyword:Susquehanna River Basin
Access_Constraints:No access constraints, dataset is available for public use.
Use_Constraints:
"For educational/demonstration purposes only.  The Originator, Publisher, and Distributor exclude any and all implied warranties and make no warranty or representation with respect to the data files or accompanying documentation, including quality, performance, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. These data files and documentation are provided "as is" and the User assumes the entire risk as to their quality and performance.
These data are not to be redistributed for commercial profit.  Reproduction or redistribution of this digital dataset without permission of the Originator/Publisher is expressly forbidden.  The Originator and Publisher should be clearly cited in any product derived from this data.  Any modifications to this data must be described in any digital or hardcopy product derived from this data."
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Organization:Susquehanna River Basin Commission
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology & GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17102-2391
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0423
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
Hours_of_Service:8 AM to 4 PM, M - F
Data_Set_Credit:
Assistance with watershed delineation, John Hauenstein, Engineering Technician, SRBC.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This dataset was created by utilizing the Smallsheds from PADEP shapefile in the PA portion of the Basin whereas the New York and Maryland portions were visually verified from 1:24,000 scale topographic maps.  Please be aware that SRBC attempted to create seamless data across state lines.
Completeness_Report:
Dataset is complete for the Susquehanna River Basin
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The basin boundary in New York and Maryland was visually verified against USGS 1:24,000 scale topographic maps.  The northwest corner of the Pennsylvania portion was visually verified against USGS topo maps and with no changes needed, it was decided to use the Smallsheds form PADEP as the basin boundary in PA.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)
Publication_Date:19960701
Title:
Smallsheds from PADEP
Edition:1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name:Open_file Report, 96-354
Issue_Identification:1
Source_Scale_Denominator:24,000
Type_of_Source_Media:shapefile
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
PADEP Small Watersheds
Source_Contribution:
Pa portion of the basin boundary
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:SRBC
Title:
SRBC delineated watershed topographic maps
Other_Citation_Details:
USGS 1:24,000 topographic maps
Source_Scale_Denominator:24,000
Type_of_Source_Media:paper map
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
topographic maps
Source_Contribution:
reference or base map for the basin boundary
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Original srb shapefile was modified in New York and Maryland at 1:24,000 scale to match SRBC's hand drawn Susquehanna River drainage basin which appears on hard copy 1:24,000 scale USGS topographic maps.  The hard copy maps were visually verified against the srb shapefile and changes were made where necessary both to the shapefile and the hard copy maps.  All changes to the shapefile were noted and printed.  Additionally, all changes to the hand drawn boundary were also noted beside the change on the hard copy map.  
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
topographic maps
Process_Date:20060301
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Pennsylania portion of the original srb shapefile was taken from the smallsheds dataset from PADEP.  The Smallsheds dataset was dissolved into one polygon in order to obtain the basin boundary in PA.  This section of the basin boundary was verified against the SRBC's hard copy drainage basin.  Only very small discrepancies were found and it was decided to leave the Pennsylvania portion as is.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
PADEP Small Watersheds
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
topographic maps
Process_Date:20060320
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@srbc.net
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
L:\srbcgis\data\hydro\wsheds\srb
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:1
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name:Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Albers Conical Equal Area
Standard_Parallel:40.000000
Standard_Parallel:43.000000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-77.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:39.000000
False_Easting:0.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution:0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units:meters
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:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:srb_new
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Basin name
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AREA
Attribute_Definition:
area in square meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
perimeter in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SQM
Attribute_Definition:
Area in square miles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Person:Brydon Lidle
Contact_Position:IT Section Chief
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1721 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17102-2391
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:717-238-2436
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
Hours_of_Service:8 AM to 4 PM, M - F
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Please see Access & Use Constraints in the Identification Section of this document.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:0.000
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania Spatial Data Access (PASDA)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
115 Land and Water building
City:University Park
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:16802
Country:United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(814) 865 - 8792
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:pasda@psu.edu
Distribution_Liability:
The USER shall indemnify, save harmless, and, if requested, defend those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data, their officers, agents, and employees from and against any suits, claims, or actions for injury, death, or property damage arising out of the use of or any defect in the FILES or any accompanying documentation. Those parties involved with the development and distribution excluded any and all implied warranties, including warranties or merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and makes no warranty or representation, either express or implied, with respect to the FILES or accompanying documentation, including its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose. The FILES and documentation are provided "as is" and the USER assumes the entire risk as to its quality and performance. Those parties involved with the development and distribution of this data will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability to use the FILES or any accompanying documentation.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20100415
Metadata_Review_Date:20060410
Metadata_Future_Review_Date:None Scheduled
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology and GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City:REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State_or_Province:REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal_Code:REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Contact_Voice_Telephone:(717) 238-0423
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:blidle@srbc.net
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:There are no Access Constraints for this metadata document.
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
There are no Use Constraints for this metadata document.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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