Protected Lands Inventory: Nonprofit and Private Lands - November 2004


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:The Conservation Fund
Publication_Date:November 2004
Title:
Protected Lands Inventory: Nonprofit and Private Lands - November 2004
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu/
Description:
Abstract:
This data layer depicts a subset of protected lands information for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  The data for all of the Protected Lands Inventory layers was collected from the 1998 PA GAP Analysis Program's Managed Lands data layer as well as from hard copy and digital data provided by land trusts and local governments.
Purpose:
This dataset is part of the PA Protected Lands Inventory developed by The Conservation Fund with funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Richard King Mellon Foundation. Digitizing assistance was provided by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Version 1 of the Protected Lands Inventory was completed in November 2004.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:November 2004
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.725788
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.808918
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.194241
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.554029
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword:managed lands
Theme_Keyword:conserved lands
Theme_Keyword:protected lands
Theme_Keyword:Biota
Access_Constraints:None.
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 data set 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_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:The Conservation Fund - PA Office
Contact_Person:Todd McNew
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
105 North Front Street
City:Harrisburg
State_or_Province:PA
Postal_Code:17101
Country:USA
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.0.0.535
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Every attempt was made to accurately attribute features in each dataset.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
As a result of the multiple sources of data used, there are spatial overlaps between features in the some of the layers.  Where there was a conflict, a note was included in the ACC_NOTES attribute field in each dataset.  Be careful when summarizing areas and acreage and when depicting muliple protected lands layers at the same time.
Completeness_Report:
While the Protected Lands Inventory enconpasses the majority of protected lands within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, there are still significant gaps in the dataset.  Only some land trusts and local government provided information on their parks and other protected properties.  Some Federal and State acquisitions since 1998 are not reflected.  The Nature Conservancy was able to provide data only fee simple acquisitions but not easements.  Some environmentally sensitive lands were not included.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Spatial accuracy varies depending upon the source of the data, although every attempt was made to comply with National Map Accuracy Standards.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:PA GAP Analysis Program
Publication_Date:1998
Title:
1998 PA GAP Analysis Program Managed Lands layer
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data from the 1998 PA GAP Analysis Program was categorized by protection type and separate into multiple categories.  The data was then reprojected and reattributed to the PLI standard attribute table.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Conservation Fund obtained digital data from land trusts and local governments, which was then reprojected and reattributed to the PLI standard attribiute data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Hard copy data from land trusts was digitized by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and sent to The Conservation Fund. The Fund then reprojected and reattributed the data.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data from the three sources were merged into one file for each category: Federal, State, NPF-Private, County-Local, CountyAgEasements.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Spatial conflicts between features were resolved by a GIS analyst at The Conservation Fund.  Every attempt was made to include the most accurate spatial features.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
P:\GIS\Penn_Download\PLI_FINAL_Albers\PLI_Metadata_Template.xml
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
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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:969
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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:-74.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:38.000000
False_Easting:400000.000000
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: PA_PLI_NPF-Private
Entity_Type_Definition:
Federal Lands
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:PLI_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique ID for each feature using the PLI numbering scheme.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FEATURE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique ID usually linked to a PIN or ID# from a land trust or local govenment to facilitate accessing source data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GIS_ACRES
Attribute_Definition:
Calculated acres using a function in ArcMap
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CATEGORY
Attribute_Definition:
Broad classification scheme. Used DIVISION field from GAP data and CONSERVATI from PEC data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:UNIT_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Feature Name. Used UNIT field from GAP layer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Type of protected land. Used LCODE attribute from GAP data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MECHANISM
Attribute_Definition:
Fee simple or easement.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ACCURACY
Attribute_Definition:
Source of data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ACC_NOTES
Attribute_Definition:
Spatial overlap.
Overview_Description:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:Pennsylvania DCNR
Resource_Description:Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:0.750
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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:
Not for commercial use or resale. 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:20061016
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:The Conservation Fund - NC Office
Contact_Person:William L. Allen III
Contact_Position:GIS Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
10001 Main Street, Suite C
City:Chapel Hill
State_or_Province:NC
Postal_Code:27516
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:919-967-2223
Metadata_Standard_Name:FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
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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