United States Protected Areas (PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition))


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:Conservation Biology Institute
Publication_Date:May 1, 2010
Title:
United States Protected Areas (PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition))
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:Corvallis, Oregon
Publisher:Conservation Biology Institue
Online_Linkage: http://databasin.org/protected-center/features/PAD-US-CBI/download
Description:
Abstract:
Protected areas are cornerstones of national and international conservation strategies. By way of these designations, lands and waters are set-aside in-perpetuity to preserve functioning natural ecosystems, act as refuges for species, and maintain ecological processes. Complementary conservation strategies preserve land for the sustainable use of natural resources, or for the protection of significant geologic and cultural features or open space. PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) attempts to include all available spatial data on these places. It is our goal to publish the most comprehensive geospatial data set of U. S. protected areas to date.  

PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) is limited to the continental U.S.,  Alaska, and Hawaii. It does not include protected areas data for U.S. territories at this time.

The PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) data set portrays the nation's protected areas with a standardized spatial geometry and numerous valuable attributes on land ownership, management designations, and conservation status (using national GAP and international IUCN coding systems).  The PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) defines protected area to include all lands dedicated to the preservation of biology diversity and to other natural, recreation and cultural uses, and managed for these purposes through legal or other effective means (adapted from IUCN definition). The database represents the full range of conservation designations that preserve these natural resources in the United States. Our database does not distinguish a protection threshold above which biodiversity is considered secure. Instead, a complete suite of protected area attributes are provided for each polygon with the purpose of giving users the information they need to define the most relevant conservation thresholds for their own objectives and requirements.  Collaborating with the nation's leading data providers, the goal is to provide an annual update.
Purpose:
This GIS-based dataset was created to help people integrate protected areas data into their daily work (e.g. mapping, planning, analyses, and problem-solving). For example, this database makes it easy for users to address important conservation and resource questions pertaining to climate change adaptation, green energy development, infrastructure planning, and wildlife connectivity. State and regional planners and managers will appreciate this dataset as it provides critical contextual information for their work. Institutions responsible for national and international reporting will find this database full of reliable, accurate information for their purposes. The scientific and conservation community will similarly benefit from having this standardized base map to carry out their research and planning objectives.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress:Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate:-180.000000
East_Bounding_Coordinate:180.000000
North_Bounding_Coordinate:90.000000
South_Bounding_Coordinate:7.239148
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:Data Basin free form keywords
Theme_Keyword:Protected Areas
Theme_Keyword:Conservation Easement
Theme_Keyword:GAP Codes
Theme_Keyword:IUCN Codes
Access_Constraints:None
Use_Constraints:
This information is in the public domain.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Christina Supples
Contact_Organization:Conservation Biology Institute
Contact_Position:Applied Conservation Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing and physical address
Address:
136 SW Washington Ave, Suite 202
City:Corvallis
State_or_Province:Oregon
Postal_Code:97333
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:303-513-4543
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:csupples@consbio.org
Data_Set_Credit:
See Data Source table at http://databasin.org/protected-center/features/PAD-US-CBI/download
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
lute http://consbio.server.peak.org/filestore/public/PAD/
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
c:\temp\xml117.tmp
Process_Date:20100503
Process_Time:15530000
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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:145959
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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:29.500000
Standard_Parallel:45.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian:-96.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin:23.000000
False_Easting:0.000000
False_Northing:0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method:coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution:0.000000
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:UnitedStatesProtectedAreas
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:US_ID
Attribute_Definition:

                  
Attribute_Definition_Source:

                  
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:CATEGORY
Attribute_Definition:
General category for the protection mechanism (e.g. Fee, Easement, Other, Unknown).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OWN_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
General land owner description (e.g. Federal, Tribal, State, Private Conservation, Private) standarized for the nation.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OWN_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Primary agency or entity who owns the parcel, genalized ownership name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:OWN_NAME_D
Attribute_Definition:
Primary agency or entity who owns the parcel, detailed ownership name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:MGR_NAME_D
Attribute_Definition:
Primary agency or entity repsonsible for the management of the parcel, detailed manager name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:P_DES_TP
Attribute_Definition:
Primary land management description or designation expected to overlap another desigantion, standarized for the nation (e.g. Area of Critical Environmental Concern (BLM) resides in this field while Name BLM District resides in Secondary Designation Type).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:P_LOC_DS
Attribute_Definition:
Land management description or designation as provided by data source. Not standardized for the nation.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:P_DES_NM
Attribute_Definition:
Name of parcel standarized to enable searches for PAs by name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:P_LOC_NM
Attribute_Definition:
Name or pracel as provided by source. Not standardized.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:S_DES_TP
Attribute_Definition:
Overarching management of a polygon under which another may overlap (e.g. a National Forest is listed here, when a Wilderness Area "overlaps" and is therfore the primary designation type).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:S_LOC_DS
Attribute_Definition:
Land management description or desgiantion as provided by data source. Not standarized for the nation.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:S_DES_NM
Attribute_Definition:
Name of parcel standarized to enable searches for PAs by name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:S_LOC_NM
Attribute_Definition:
Name of parcel as provided by source. Not standardized.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:t_des_tp
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:t_loc_ds
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:t_des_nm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:t_loc_nm
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:STATUS
Attribute_Definition:
Proposed - Site has approval on a local gov't level but is awaiting legal declaration/decree; Designated - Site has been legally decreed; Recommended - Site has been put forward by local/international, non governmental organization or national agency.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:STATE_NM
Attribute_Definition:
Name of state spelled out.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GAP_STS
Attribute_Definition:
Measure of long-term biodiversity protection according to GAP 1-4 scale. GAP 0 id parcels where GAP codes are currently unavailable.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:IUCN_CAT
Attribute_Definition:
IUCN management categories, codes assigned using USGS GAP Master Stewardship List.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GAPCDSRC
Attribute_Definition:
An acronym to describe the organization that applied the GAP Status Code to the polygon (e.g. GAP or TNC)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GAPCDDT
Attribute_Definition:
The year the GAP Status Code was assigned to the polygon based on puclibation date of the data source unless other information is available.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:AGG_SRC
Attribute_Definition:
Organization that aggregated source datasets for PAD US (CBI edition)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GIS_SRC
Attribute_Definition:
Source of GIS spatial and attribute information.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SRC_DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Date GIS information was published according to source filed metadata.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:GIS_ACRES
Attribute_Definition:
Acres caluculated for polygons-calculate geometry command.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:COMMENTS
Attribute_Definition:
Any comments from either the source of aggregator.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
PAD US
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_LENG
Attribute_Definition:

                  
Attribute_Definition_Source:

                  
Attribute:
Attribute_Label:SHAPE_AREA
Attribute_Definition:

                  
Attribute_Definition_Source:

                  
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Christina Supples
Contact_Organization:Conservation Biology Institute
Contact_Position:Applied Conservation Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type:mailing address
Address:
136 SW Washington Ave, Suite 202
City:Corvallis
State_or_Province:Oregon
Postal_Code:97333
Country:USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:1-303-513-4543
Contact Instructions:
csupples@consbio.org
Resource_Description:http://databasin.org/protected-center/features/PAD-US-CBI/download
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size:847.387
Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
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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:20100512
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:Christina Supples
Contact_Organization:Conservation Biology Institute
Contact_Position:Applied Conservation Sicentist
Contact_Address:
Contact_Voice_Telephone:1 (303) 513-4543
Contact Instructions:
csupples@consbio.org
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Metadata_Standard_Version:FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention:local time
Metadata_Extensions:
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Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name:ESRI Metadata Profile
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