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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR County Boundary Line

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM OR County Boundary Line

Abstract:
COB_ARC: This theme shows line representation of the jurisdictional and cartographic county perimeters for Oregon and Washington.

Supplemental information:
BLM (Bureau of Land Management), CFF (Cartographic Feature File), DLG (Digital Line Graph), DNR (Washington Department of Natural Resources), DRG (Digital Raster Graphic), FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard), GCD (Geographic Coordinate Database layer), GCDB (Geographic Coordinate Data Base), HYD (WODDB Hydrologic Features layer), LLI (Landlines layer), USFS (U.S. Forest Service), USGS (U.S. Geological Survey), WODDB (Western Oregon Digital Data Base)

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Bureau of Land Managment, 20141028, BLM OR County Boundary Line: OR BLM, Portland, OR.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -124.860827
    East: -116.463162
    North: 49.002439
    South: 41.992082

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20141028
    Currentness reference:
    publication date

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

    Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

      Indirect spatial reference:
      Oregon, Washington

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • String (572)

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

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 1.0000000000000001e-009. Longitudes are given to the nearest 1.0000000000000001e-009. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    OSODBA.COB_ARC
    Attributes relating to the lines for the County boundaries. (Source: OR/WA BLM)

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    DEFFEATURE
    DEFFEATURETYPE
    ACCURACY
    SOURCE
    SOURCELAYER
    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

    COMMENT_
    GIS_MILES
    GIS_SPAREF
    COB_Linetype
    Line type for cartographic symbolization (Source: BLM)
                      

    SHAPE.LEN
    Entity and attribute overview:
    For a complete and updated list of domain values please see: http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php
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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)

    • Bureau of Land Managment

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

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

    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management
    Lead Cartographer
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97201
    US

    (503) 808-6145 (voice)
    cplank@blm.gov
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Why was the data set created?

Resource management planning and mapping

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    BLM Landlines (source 1 of 5)

    OR/WA BLM, 19960901, Landlines (Polygon, Node, Line): OR BLM, Portland, OR.

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source scale denominator: 24000
    Source contribution:
    Lines and attributes

    BLM HYD (source 2 of 5)

    BLM OR/WA State Office, 19850101, Hydrology: OR BLM, Portland, OR.

    Type of source media: hardcopyPhoto
    Source scale denominator: 4800
    Source contribution:
    Lines

    BLM GCD (source 3 of 5)

    OR/WA BLM, 19890101, Geographic Coordinate Database Oregon (Point and Line): OR BLM, Portland, OR.

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source scale denominator: 24000
    Source contribution:
    Lines

    USGS BD (source 4 of 5)

    USGS, Boundaries, DLG Oregon (Polygon, Line, Node): OR BLM, Portland, OR.

    Type of source media: None
    Source contribution:
    Lines

    USFS BD_CFF (source 5 of 5)

    OR BLM, Boundaries, CFF (Polygon, Line, Node): OR BLM, Portland, OR.

    Type of source media: None
    Source contribution:
    Lines

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 20090401 (change 1 of 5)
    BLM used the cited sources (see source information) to extract the desired line work based on Oregon and Washington Statutes.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    ORSO BLM
    Lead Cartographer, Spatial Products Section
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov

    Date: 20110929 (change 2 of 5)
    Corrected points along Oregon/Washington border and changed source of the Snake River for boundaries along Idaho.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    ORSO BLM
    Lead Cartographer, Spatial Products Section
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov

    Date: 20130123 (change 3 of 5)
    Replaced all features with defining feature of SUBDIVISION with recalculated PLSS data. Replaced Canada border features to match published coordinates from the International Boundary Commission.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    USDI Bureau of Land Management
    Lead Cartographer
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov

    Date: 20130315 (change 4 of 5)
    Updates to Domain DEF_FEATURE and COOR_SRC.

    Person responsible for change:
    Roger Mills
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Spec.
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    (503) 808-6340 (voice)
    r2mills@blm.gov

    Date: 20141028 (change 5 of 5)
    Changes to Washington and Multnomah county boundaries. Linework updated to current PLSS data.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management
    Lead Cartographer
    P. O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    (503) 808-6145 (voice)
    cplank@blm.gov

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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Line accuracy is stored in the line attribute RELIABILITY, where codes are assigned based on the line source. See Entity and Attribute Information section for the breakdown used.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    This theme covers all public and private lands in Oregon and Washington.

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

    This theme was built for polygon topology. Numerous known node errors exist.

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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: PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.
Use constraints:
These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) "as is" and may contain errors or omissions. The User assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for the User's intended use. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set. These data may not have the accuracy, resolution, completeness, timeliness, or other characteristics appropriate for applications that potential users of the data may contemplate. The User is encouraged to carefully consider the content of the metadata file associated with these data. These data are neither legal documents nor land surveys, and must not be used as such. Official records may be referenced at most BLM offices. Please report any errors in the data to the BLM office from which it was obtained. The BLM should be cited as the data source in any products derived from these data. Any Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. The User should not misrepresent the data, nor imply that changes made were approved or endorsed by BLM. This data may be updated by the BLM without notification.

Distributor 1 of 1

  1. Who distributes the data set?

    Eric Hiebenthal
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Data Management Specialist
    P.O Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6565 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    ehiebent@blm.gov
    Contact Instructions:
    contact instructions

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

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. No warranty is made by the BLM as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data; nor shall the act of distribution to contractors, partners, or beyond, constitute any such warranty for individual or aggregate data use with other data. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers of BLM, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by BLM regarding the use of these data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the BLM have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of the use or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by BLM.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Cost to order the data: Contact distributor.


    • Special instructions:

      Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

  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: 20130130
Last reviewed: 20141028

Metadata author:
Roger Mills
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
GIS Specialist
P.O. Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
US

(503) 808-6340 (voice)
(503) 808-6419 (FAX)
r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:
None

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata(FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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