Renewable Energy Project Applications in California

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Renewable Energy Project Applications in California

Abstract:
Proposed and existing solar and wind project site data that includes information from LR2000, applicant-derived SF299 application forms and limited GIS.

Supplemental information:
This data covers the state of California and is broken down according to field office boundaries.
Other information can be accessed on the following websites:
Solar: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/solar.html
Wind: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/wind.html

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Bureau Of Land Management, Unknown, Renewable Energy Project Applications in California .

    Online links:
  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning date: August 2008
    Ending date: September 2008
    Currentness reference:
    ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)


  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    GIS Manager
    Bureau Of Land Management
    GIS Manager
    2800 Cottage Way
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    Sacramento

    916-978-4652 (voice)
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Why was the data set created?

To provide information about solar and wind energy applications and completed projects within the State of California for analysis and display internally and externally

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    (source 1 of 1)

    Ashley Conrad-Saydah Renewable Energy Project Manager, Greg Miller Renewable Energy Program Manager - CDD, Unpublished Material, Renewable Energy Project Applications in California .

    Online links:

  2. What changes have been made?

    (change 1 of 3)
    Metadata Imported

    (change 2 of 3)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:
    • M:\gis\project\RenewableEnergy\Data\CASORenewableEnergy080710.gdb

    Date: 20090220 (change 3 of 3)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:
    • \\blm\dfs\ca\so\pub\gisimage\gis\ca_sync\metadata\renewenergyrow.xml

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Polygon data collected for all wind and solar energy projects. 
    Data was capture using LR2000 legal descriptions, hard copy maps, and some limited GIS.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Polygon data collected for all wind and solar energy projects.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Data derived from LR2000, applicant-derived application forms and Solar and Wind Energy Project Status Tables.

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access constraints: None - Though Subject to Cost Recovery Rules
Use constraints:
These data are public information and may be used and interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others.  The user has sole responsibilty for ensuring the appropriate application of these data and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management shall not be held liable for any use or misuse of the data described hereon.

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  1. Who distributes the data set?

    GIS Manager
    Bureau Of Land Management
    GIS Manager
    2800 Cottage Way
    Sacramento, CA 95825
    CA

    916-978-4562 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (US-BLM) , California State Office (CASO) makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the attached files or the data from which it was derived. The US-BLM shall not be liable under any circumstances for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages with respect to any claim by any user or any third party on account of or arising from the use of this file or the data from which it was derived. Because the files are merely representational, it and the data from which it was derived are not binding on the CASO and may be revised at any time in the future.
    
    These data are public information and may be used and interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others. The user has sole responsibility for ensuring the appropriate application of these data and the US-BLM shall not be held liable for any use or misuse of the data described hereon. Generally, these data are intended for small scale (1:24,000 and smaller) natural resource management and planning applications. It is strongly recommended that these data be acquired directly from the US-BLM and not indirectly through some other source which may have changed the data. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the content of the metadata file associated with these data. Users are cautioned that digital enlargement of these data to scales larger than that at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation. Users are further cautioned that these data and interpretations derived from them do not eliminate the need for onsite survey and evaluation of specific sites for intensive uses.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:


    • Media you can order:


      Note: ARC Info. version 9.2 Windows XP

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: September 2008
To be reviewed: As Needed

Metadata author:
RoseMerida Lucero
Bureau Of Land Management
Metadata Coordinator
2800 Cottage Way
Sacramento, CA 95825
CA

916-978-4355 (voice)

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