lwc

Data format: ArcInfo Coverage

File or table name: lwc

Coordinate system: Universal Transverse Mercator

Theme keywords: Bureau of Land Management, BLM, National Park Service, NPS, Wilderness, Characteristics, Naturalness, Solitude, Primitive, Unconfined, Recreation, Environment, Recreation

Abstract: These data represent those lands on the BLM Arizona Strip District that contain at least two of the three indicator wilderness characteristics: naturalness, solitude, and primitive/unconfined recreation. They were developed from the base layers of the those data sets, which are: wild_nat, wild_sol, and wild_primrec. These data were compiled as part of an inventory procedure for the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Draft Environmental Impact Statement (November 2005). The official manual for wilderness inventory, Wilderness Inventory and Study Procedures Handbook (H-1630-1), was rescinded September 29, 2003 by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Instruction Memorandum 2003-274, BLM Implementation of the Settlement of Utah v. Norton Regarding Wilderness Study. Instruction Memorandum 2003-275, Change 1, Consideration of Wilderness Characteristics in Land Use Plans, was issued on October 23, 2003 and is the sole guidance for the consideration of wilderness characteristics in the land use planning process. These data were developed to meet the requirements of Instruction Memorandum 2003-275, Change 1.

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Office (BLM-ASDO)


*Title:
lwc
*File or table name: lwc


Publication date: 20070302
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Publication information:
Publication place: St. George, Utah
Publisher: BLM-ASDO

Online linkage: http://www.blm.gov/az/gis/files.htm


Description:
Abstract:
These data represent those lands on the BLM Arizona Strip District that contain at least two of the three indicator wilderness characteristics: naturalness, solitude, and primitive/unconfined recreation.  They were developed from the base layers of the those data sets, which are: wild_nat, wild_sol, and wild_primrec.

These data were compiled as part of an inventory procedure for the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Draft Environmental Impact Statement (November 2005).  The official manual for wilderness inventory, Wilderness Inventory and Study Procedures Handbook (H-1630-1), was rescinded September 29, 2003 by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Instruction Memorandum 2003-274, BLM Implementation of the Settlement of Utah v. Norton Regarding Wilderness Study.  Instruction Memorandum 2003-275, Change 1, Consideration of Wilderness Characteristics in Land Use Plans, was issued on October 23, 2003 and is the sole guidance for the consideration of wilderness characteristics in the land use planning process. These data were developed to meet the requirements of Instruction Memorandum 2003-275, Change 1.

Purpose:
For regional analysis and display at 1:45,000.  This dataset was prepared/acquired for use in the ASDO resource management planning process.  These data establish a layer that spatially represents those acres on the Arizona Strip District that represent lands with wilderness characteristics.  This layer was established as part of the Arizona Strip District DEIS in an effort to analyze a wilderness proposal submitted by the Arizona Wilderness Coalition.

Supplemental information:
Dataset locally known as lwc.  This dataset and other datasets in the Arizona Strip District Office Geographic Information Database (ASDOGID) represent data for the BLM Arizona Strip District Office, and may include the Arizona Strip Field Office, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument (VCNM) and/or the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument (GCPNM or PARA).  The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is managed jointly by the BLM and the National Park Service (NPS).

*Language of dataset: en


Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: 20070302

Currentness reference:
ground condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: None planned

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -114.075971
*East bounding coordinate: -111.523944
*North bounding coordinate: 37.033784
*South bounding coordinate: 36.082957

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: 226258.014413
*Right bounding coordinate: 452849.870033
*Top bounding coordinate: 4098751.554817
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 3997429.096993

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Bureau of Land Management, BLM, National Park Service, NPS, Wilderness, Characteristics, Naturalness, Solitude, Primitive, Unconfined, Recreation
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Theme:
Theme keywords: Environment
Theme keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115

Theme:
Theme keywords: Recreation
Theme keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme

Place:
Place keywords: Arizona
Place keyword thesaurus: BLM-State

Place:
Place keywords: Arizona Strip, Arizona Strip District Office, Arizona Strip Field Office, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Place keyword thesaurus: None

Access constraints: Discretionary, contains no sensitive information - generally considered releasable.
Use constraints:
This data should not be used at a scale larger than 1:45,000.  The data and corresponding attributes are only as accurate as the source maps from which they were obtained, and may vary depending on the data and method of acquisition.

This data is suitable for regional planning, management decision support at intermediate scales (i.e. 1:45,000 or smaller), and cartographic purposes.  The data is not suitable for analysis at scales larger than 1:45,000.

If the Receiving Agency (RA) has modified the data in any way, they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on hardcopy maps utilizing the data.  RA specifically agrees not to misrepresent ASDOGID datasets or to imply that any changes made were approved by BLM ASDO or NPS.

No warranty is made by the BLM/NPS for use of the data for purposes not intended by BLM/NPS.  This information may be updated without notification.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marisa Monger
Contact organization: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Office (BLM-ASDO)
Contact position: GIS Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (435)688-3283
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: (435)688-3200
Contact facsimile telephone: (435)688-3258


Contact electronic mail address: mmonger@blm.gov


Hours of service: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Contact instructions:
Please use email to contact.

*Native dataset format: ArcInfo Coverage
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
Feature attributes were taken from source material.  Code assignments are believed to be representative of the source document.

Logical consistency report:
Data was reviewed for correct topological structure.  Duplicate lines have been removed.

Completeness report:
This dataset covers the entire BLM Arizona Strip District.  It is constantly being reviewed and added to as additional information becomes available.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
The data was developed by screen digitzing polygons using a variety of field maps, photos, and other data sets.  Coarse polygons were drawn in the  field on maps printed with land status, transportation, and 1:24,000 or 1:100,000 digital raster graphs (DRG).  These field maps were drawn to correspond with the wilderness characteristics evaluations that were written while in the field.  In the office, information on the field maps was screen digitized using the same data sets in the background that were used in the field maps.  Horizontal accuracy is not greater than 1:45,000.  Positional accuracy was tested by visual comparison of the source data with the hard copy field maps.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Arizona Strip District Recreation Staff


Title:
Wilderness Characteristics Assessment


Publication date: 2002-2004


Other citation details:
Published as part of the administrative record of the Arizona Strip District DEIS; This publication can be obtained at the Arizona Strip District Office, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790


Online linkage: http://www.blm.gov/az/asfo/index.htm


Source scale denominator: 45,000
Type of source media: digital tape media

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: April 2003
Ending date: December 2007

Source currentness reference:
ground condition

Process step:
Process description:
Field data collected and presented by the Arizona Wilderness Coalition (AWC) were reviewed.

Process date: November 2002 - September 2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dave Kiel
Contact organization: Arizona Strip District Office
Contact position: Outdoor Recreation Planner


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 435-688-3240


Process step:
Process description:
Field trips were made to evaluate the AWC proposal.  Notes were taken, photos were taken, and evaluations were written.

Process date: April 2003 - December 2003


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dave Kiel
Contact organization: Arizona Strip District Office
Contact position: Outdoor Recreation Planner


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 435-688-3240


Process step:
Process description:
In the office, polygons were screen digitized to correspond with the field collected data.  Three separate data sets were developed that represented the three wilderness characteristics of naturalness, solitude, and primitive/unconfined recreation.  These three data sets were then used to create the "Lands with Wilderness Characteristics" (LWC) data set.  New polygons were created in the lwc data set if there were overlapping polygons from at least two of the three wilderness characteristics data sets.  If the overlapping polygons were not coincident, in most cases the outermost boundary was used.

Process date: October 2003 - November 2004


Process contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Dave Kiel
Contact organization: Arizona Strip District Office
Contact position: Outdoor Recreation Planner


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: 435-688-3240


Cloud cover: Unknown
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Spatial Data Organization Information:


*Direct spatial Rreference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: arc
*SDTS point and vector object type: Complete chain
*Point and vector object count: 107

SDTS terms description:
*Name: label
*SDTS point and vector object type: Label point
*Point and vector object count: 64

SDTS terms description:
*Name: polygon
*SDTS point and vector object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
*Point and vector object count: 64

SDTS terms description:
*Name: tic
*SDTS point and vector object type: Point
*Point and vector object count: 4

ESRI terms description:
*Name: arc
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Arc
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 107
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: label
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Label
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 64
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: polygon
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: TRUE
*ESRI feature count: 64
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


ESRI terms description:
*Name: tic
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Tic
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 4
*Spatial index: FALSE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Projected coordinate system name: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_12N
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Planar:
Grid coordinate system:
*Grid coordinate system name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal Transverse Mercator:
*UTM zone number: 12
Transverse mercator:
*Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
*Longitude of central meridian: -111.000000
*Latitude of projection origin: 0.000000
*False easting: 500000.000000
*False northing: 0.000000

Planar coordinate information:
*Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
*Abscissa resolution: 0.002061
*Ordinate resolution: 0.002061
*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:
*Name: lwc.aat


Entity type:
*Entity type label: lwc.aat
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 107

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: FNODE#
*Attribute definition:
Internal node number for the beginning of an arc (from-node).
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: TNODE#
*Attribute definition:
Internal node number for the end of an arc (to-node).
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LPOLY#
*Attribute definition:
Internal node number for the left polygon.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: RPOLY#
*Attribute definition:
Internal node number for the right polygon.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LENGTH
*Attribute definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute output width: 18
*Attribute number of decimals: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LWC#
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LWC-ID
*Attribute definition:
User-defined feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
multiple


Detailed description:
*Name: lwc.pat


Entity type:
*Entity type label: lwc.pat
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 64

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Feature geometry.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: AREA
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute output width: 18
*Attribute number of decimals: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: PERIMETER
*Attribute definition:
Perimeter of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute output width: 18
*Attribute number of decimals: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LWC#
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: LWC-ID
*Attribute definition:
User-defined feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
multiple


Attribute:
*Attribute label: POLY#
Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: WILD_NAME
Attribute definition:
The name of the associated polygon.  Normally comes from the most prominent landscape feature that is coincident or adjacent to the polygon.  All names were drawn from published USGS 1:24,000 or 1:100,000 series maps.

*Attribute type: Character
*Attribute width: 50
*Attribute output width: 50


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
multiple


Attribute:
*Attribute label: SCORE
Attribute definition:
Defines the score used to rank each polygon based on the value, need, and manageability of each polygon.  The details of this scoring process can be found in Appendix 3.D, Arizona Strip Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 2, Page 3.D - 6.

*Attribute type: Binary
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute output width: 5


Attribute domain values:
Range domain:
Range domain minimum: 0
Range domain maximum: 48
Range domain mean: 32.96875
Range domain standard deviation: 11.5963441830906

Attribute:
*Attribute label: UNIT
Attribute definition:
Names the management unit where each polygon resides.  ASFO: Arizona Strip Field Office; GCPNM: Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument; VCNM: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

*Attribute type: Character
*Attribute width: 10
*Attribute output width: 10


Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: ASFO
Enumerated domain value definition:
Arizona Strip Field Office

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: GCPNM
Enumerated domain value definition:
Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument

Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: VCNM
Enumerated domain value definition:
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

Attribute:
*Attribute label: ACRES
Attribute definition:
Defines the exact acrage of each polygon

*Attribute type: Float
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute output width: 16
*Attribute number of decimals: 3


Attribute domain values:
Range domain:
Range domain minimum: 125.43874
Range domain maximum: 47111.29619

Overview description:
Entity and attribute overview:
Attribute items are in typical ArcInfo point, line and polygon format.

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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marisa Monger
Contact organization: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Office (BLM-ASDO)
Contact position: GIS Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (435)688-3283
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: (435)688-3200
Contact facsimile telephone: (435)688-3258


Contact electronic mail address: mmonger@blm.gov


Hours of service: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Contact instructions:
Please contact by email.

Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
BLM-ASDO and NPS provide this data "as is" without liability.  No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management or National Park Service as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: ARCE
Format specification:
ESRI ArcInfo Coverage
*Transfer size: 2.190
*Dataset size: 2.190

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.blm.gov/az/asfo/index.htm

Offline option:
Offline media: CD-ROM
Recording capacity:
Recording density: 700
Recording density Units: megabytes
Recording format: Windows XP

Fees: Hard copy pages - $0.13 per page; Media - actual cost of CD, etc. (right now we are charging $0.80 per CD - includes the case); Labor - $8.45 per quarter hour; Paper copies - $2.50 for every 9 inches of length printed; Mylar copies - $5.33 for every 9 inches of length printed
Ordering instructions:
Contact Distributor


Custom order process:
Contact Distributor
Technical prerequisites:
Ability to read ESRI ArcInfo export files (.e00)


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Metadata Reference Information:


*Metadata date: 20070212


*Language of metadata: en


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Marisa Monger
Contact organization: Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip District Office
Contact position: GIS Specialist


Contact address:
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
345 East Riverside Dr.
City: St. George
State or province: Utah
Postal code: 84790
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (435)688-3283
Contact TDD/TTY telephone: (435)688-3200
Contact facsimile telephone: (435)688-3258


Contact electronic mail address: mmonger@blm.gov


Hours of service: 8 am to 4:30 pm
Contact instructions:
Please contact by email.

*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: None
Metadata use constraints:
None


Metadata security information:
Metadata security classification system: None

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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Binary Enclosures:


Thumbnail:
Enclosure type: Picture



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