Water Trails within the Susquehanna River Basin


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
Publication_Date:20060214
Title:
Water Trails within the Susquehanna River Basin
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Harrisburg, PA
Publisher:SRBC
Online_Linkage: http://www.pasda.psu.edu
Description:
Abstract:
Polyline shapefile depicting water trails in the Susquehanna River Basin.  The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission defines water trails as recreational corridors between specific locations that can be used for both single day and multipleday trips. They provide safe access to and information about Pennsylvania's waterways while also providing connections to our history, ecology, geology, heritage and wildlife.  There are 10 water trails which cover the following 8 rivers: Susquehanna River (lower, middle, & north), West Branch Susquehanna River, Juniata River, Raystown Branch Juniata River, Swatara Creek, Chemung River, Conodoguinet Creek, and Conestoga River.
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:20060214
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-78.845237
East_Bounding_Coordinate:-75.774989
North_Bounding_Coordinate:42.152944
South_Bounding_Coordinate:39.535639
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:ISO Metadata Standard 19115.3
Theme_Keyword:water trail
Theme_Keyword:recreation
Theme_Keyword:inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword:boating
Theme_Keyword:fishing
Place:
Place_Keyword:New York
Place_Keyword:Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword:Maryland
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 and 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:
Data research, Gil Hirschel, Environmental Outreach Coordinator, SRBC.
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:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The spatial extent of the water trails were taken from the Nationl Hydrography Dataset (NHD).  The descriptions of the lengths were taken from two sources: (1) PA Fish & Boat Commission, (2) The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
Completeness_Report:
All known water trails in the Susquehanna River Basin.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network
Publication_Date:2006
Title:
Paddling the Chesapeake: Water Trail Map
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:document
Online_Linkage: http://www.baygateways.net/watertrails.cfm
Type_of_Source_Media:online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2006
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
chesapeake
Source_Contribution:
Water trails descriptions throughout the basin.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:PA Fish & Boat Commission
Publication_Date:2006
Title:
Pennsylvania Water Trail Resources
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:document
Online_Linkage: http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec?Fish_Boat/watertrails/trailindex.htm
Type_of_Source_Media:online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:2006
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
PA Fish & Boat
Source_Contribution:
PA water trail descriptions.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:United State Geologic Survey
Publication_Date:Unknown
Title:
National Hydrography Dataset
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Reston, VA
Publisher:USGS
Online_Linkage: L://srbcgis/data/hydro/surface/nhd.mdb
Source_Scale_Denominator:24000
Type_of_Source_Media:geodatabase
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
NHD
Source_Contribution:
spatial extent of water trails
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Gil Hirschel of the SRBC researched and gathered water trail information for the Basin from the PA Fish & Boat Commission and the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.  These sources provided descriptions on the beginning and ending points for the water trails.  The Event Maker tool was used to select the correct lengths from the NHD.  The 10 water trails were then saved as a new feature class and then exported as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
chesapeake
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
PA Fish & Boat
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
NHD
Process_Date:20060214
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
WtrTrails.shp
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\surface\WtrTrails
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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:String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:699
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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:0.000512
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000512
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution:0.000001
Altitude_Encoding_Method:Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label:WtrTrails
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:ObjectID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Name
Attribute_Definition:
Water trail name
Attribute_Definition_Source:
chesapeake, PA Fish & Boat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ReachCode
Attribute_Definition:
NHD reach code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:FromMeas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:ToMeas
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:Shape_Leng
Attribute_Definition:
Length in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MILES
Attribute_Definition:
Length in miles
Attribute_Definition_Source:
SRBC
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Person:Brydon H. Lidle, III
Contact_Position:Section Chief, Information Technology and 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:717-238-0425
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:20060518
Metadata_Review_Date:20060516
Metadata_Future_Review_Date:None planned
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Jeff Zimmerman, Jr.
Contact_Organization:SRBC
Contact_Position:GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:717-238-0425
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:jzimmerman@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
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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