Aquatic Resources Group


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Natural Lands Trust with input data from PA DEP.
Publication_Date:May 2006
Title:
Aquatic Resources Group
Edition:first
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:raster digital data
Online_Linkage: ftp://www.pasda.psu.edu/pub/pasda/nlt
Online_Linkage: http://www.natlands.org
Description:
Abstract:
This raster dataset is a compilation of several data sets that have been combined to create an overall aquatic resources conservation value raster for the Expanded Piedmont of Pennsylvania. It is one of three groups used to create an overall Conservation Resources data set. Conservation value ranges from 1 - 10 with 10 being the highest value.

The following eleven data sets were created through SmartConservation® methodology using conservation values determined by experts gathered by Natural Lands Trust.

Riparian Buffer Quality
Water Quality (303d/305B)
Headwaters Protection
Impervious Cover 2000
Impervious Cover Change 1985-2000
Forested Water Quality
Hydric Soils
Floodplains
National Wetlands Inventory
Fish Habitat
Herp (Aquatic) Habitat


They were added together and the resulting raster was then reclassified into 10 quantiles as follows:

10 Quantiles (with zero excluded in quantile reclassification)
Old Value		New Value
0			0
6-29			1
29-38			2
38-46			3
46-53			4
53-61			5
61-69			6
69-79			7
79-90			8
90-106			9
106-232		10
NoData			NoData
Purpose:
Assign conservation value to aquatic resources within the Expanded Piedmont Ecoregion of Pennsylvania.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:1992-2000
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.583729
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.540675
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.491614
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.191293
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:Aquatic
Theme_Keyword:SmartConservation
Theme_Keyword:Expanded Piedmont
Theme_Keyword:Aquatic Resources
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword:Piedmont
Place_Keyword:Expanded Piedmont
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Diane Rosencrance
Contact_Organization:Natural Lands Trust
Contact_Position:GIS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1031 Palmers Mill Road
City:Media
State_or_Province:Pennsylvania
Postal_Code:19063
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:610-353-5587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:drosencrance@natlands.org
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
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Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This raster dataset is a compilation of several data sets that have been combined to create an overall aquatic resources conservation value raster for the Expanded Piedmont of Pennsylvania. It is one of three groups used to create an overall Conservation Resources data set. Conservation value ranges from 1 - 10 with 10 being the highest value.

The following eleven data sets were created through SmartConservation® methodology using conservation values determined by experts gathered by Natural Lands Trust.

Riparian Buffer Quality
Water Quality (303d/305B)
Headwaters Protection
Impervious Cover 2000
Impervious Cover Change 1985-2000
Forested Water Quality
Hydric Soils
Floodplains
National Wetlands Inventory
Fish Habitat
Herp (Aquatic) Habitat


They were added together and the resulting raster was then reclassified into 10 quantiles as follows:

10 Quantiles (with zero excluded in quantile reclassification)
Old Value		New Value
0			0
6-29			1
29-38			2
38-46			3
46-53			4
53-61			5
61-69			6
69-79			7
79-90			8
90-106			9
106-232		10
NoData			NoData
Process_Date:2003-2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\ArcGIS_Projects\Smart Conservation Documentation\Metadata\Aquatic\riparian buffer quality expanded piedmont.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\ArcGIS_Projects\Smart Conservation Documentation\Metadata\Expanded Piedmont Ecoregion\Aquatic\water quality 303d 305b.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\ArcGIS_Projects\Smart Conservation Documentation\Metadata\Expanded Piedmont Ecoregion\Aquatic\Forested Water Quality.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\ArcGIS_Projects\Smart Conservation Documentation\Metadata\Expanded Piedmont Ecoregion\Aquatic\Hydric Soils.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Y:\ArcGIS_Projects\Smart Conservation Documentation\Metadata\Expanded Piedmont Ecoregion\Aquatic\Floodplains.xml
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type:Grid Cell
Row_Count:8320
Column_Count:11259
Vertical_Count:1
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name:Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number:18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian:0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:0.000000
False_Easting:500000.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:30.000000
Ordinate_Resolution:30.000000
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: pied_aqua_av
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ObjectID
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:Value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Count
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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
Resource_Description:downloadabledata
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:8.678
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:20060517
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Natural Lands Trust
Contact_Person:Diane Rosencrance
Contact_Position:GIS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
1031 Palmers Mill Road
City:Media
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:19063
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:610-353-5587
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:drosencrance@natlands.org
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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