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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM Resource Area Boundaries Polygon OR/WA

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM Resource Area Boundaries Polygon OR/WA

Abstract:
This theme shows the polygon representation of jurisdictional Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas for Oregon and Washington.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20150106, BLM Resource Area Boundaries Polygon OR/WA.

    Online links:
  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: 20150106
    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?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (24)

    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 2e-008. Longitudes are given to the nearest 2e-008. 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?

    RAB_POLY
    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    BLM_ORG_CD
    Combination of the BLM "State" and Resource Area which has administrative responsibility for the Special Management Area. (Source: Bureau of Land Management)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    CA000
    California BLM
    CAN01
    Northern California Field Office
    CAN02
    Alturas Field Office
    CAN03
    Arcata Field Office
    CAN06
    Redding Field Office
    CAN07
    Surprise Field Office
    ID000
    Idaho BLM
    IDB00
    Boise District Office
    IDB01
    Four Rivers Field Office
    IDB03
    Owyhee Field Office
    IDC00
    Coeur d'Alene District Office
    IDC01
    Coeur d'Alene Field Office
    IDC02
    Cottonwood Field Office
    NV000
    Nevada BLM
    NVE00
    Elko District Office
    NVE02
    Tuscarora Field Office
    NVW00
    Winnemucca District Office
    NVW01
    Humboldt River Field Office
    OR000
    Oregon/Washington BLM
    ORB00
    Burns District Office
    ORB05
    Three Rivers Field Office
    ORB06
    Andrews Field Office
    ORC00
    Coos Bay District Office
    ORC03
    Umpqua Field Office
    ORC04
    Myrtlewood Field Office
    ORE00
    Eugene District Office
    ORE05
    Siuslaw Field Office
    ORE06
    Upper Willamette Field Office
    ORL00
    Lakeview District Office
    ORL04
    Klamath Falls Field Office
    ORL05
    Lakeview Field Office
    ORM00
    Medford District Office
    ORM05
    Butte Falls Field Office
    ORM06
    Ashland Field Office
    ORM07
    Grants Pass Field Office
    ORM08
    Glendale Field Office
    ORP00
    Prineville District Office
    ORP04
    Central Oregon Field Office
    ORP06
    Deschutes Field Office
    ORR00
    Roseburg District Office
    ORR04
    Swiftwater Field Office
    ORR05
    South River Field Office
    ORS00
    Salem District Office
    ORS04
    Cascades Field Office
    ORS05
    Marys Peak Field Office
    ORS06
    Tillamook Field Office
    ORV00
    Vale District Office
    ORV04
    Malheur Field Office
    ORV05
    Baker Field Office
    ORV06
    Jordan Field Office
    ORW00
    Spokane District Office
    ORW02
    Wenatchee Field Office
    ORW03
    Border Field Office

    RA_NAME
    Name of the Resource Area that the polygon represents.

    ValueDefinition
    Lakeview RA
    Lakeview Resource Area
    Klamath Falls RA
    Klamath Falls Resource Area
    Three Rivers RA
    Three Rivers Resource Area
    Andrews RA
    Andrews Resource Area
    Malheur RA
    Malheur Resource Area
    Baker RA
    Baker Resource Area
    Jordan RA
    Jordan Resource Area
    Central Oregon RA
    Central Oregon Resource Area
    Deschutes RA
    Deschutes Resource Area
    Cascades RA
    Cascades Resource Area
    Marys Peak RA
    Marys Peak Resource Area
    Tillamook RA
    Tillamook Resource Area
    Siuslaw RA
    Siuslaw Resource Area
    Upper Willamette RA
    Upper Willamette Resource Area
    Swiftwater RA
    Swiftwater Resource Area
    South River RA
    South River Resource Area
    Butte Falls RA
    Butte Falls Resource Area
    Ashland RA
    Ashland Resource Area
    Glendale RA
    Glendale Resource Area
    Grants Pass RA
    Grants Pass Resource Area
    Umpqua RA
    Umpqua Resource Area
    Myrtlewood RA
    Myrtlewood Resource Area
    Border RA
    Border Resource Area
    Wenatchee RA
    Wenatchee Resource Area

    DIST_NAME
    Name of the BLM District that the Resource Area is a part of.

    ValueDefinition
    Lakeview District
    Lakeview District
    Burns District
    Burns District
    Vale District
    Vale District
    Prineville District
    Prineville District
    Salem District
    Salem District
    Eugene District
    Eugene District
    Roseburg District
    Roseburg District
    Medford District
    Medford District
    Coos Bay District
    Coos Bay District
    Spokane District
    Spokane District

    AUTH_NAME
    The complete official name of the act/law/order/instruction that established or changes the boundary.

    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

    SHAPE.AREA
    SHAPE.LEN
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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)

    • OR/WA BLM

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

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

    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Lead Cartographer, 957.3 Geospatial Products Section
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov
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Why was the data set created?

This dataset is used for depicting the Resource Area Boundary on maps and for various analytical purposes such as clipping other data and calculating acreages. These polygons can be dissolved to create both District and State Office boundaries.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    RAB_ARC (source 1 of 1)

    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 20100301, RAB_ARC.

    Type of source media: None

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 20100301 (change 1 of 3)
    Polygons created from RAB _ARC. BLM org codes updated.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Lead Cartographer, 957.3 Geospatial Products Section
    P. O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    (503)808-6145 (voice)
    cplank@blm.gov
    Hours of Service: 8 AM - 5 PM
    Contact Instructions:
    call or email and leave a message

    Date: 20100903 (change 2 of 3)
    Added new polygon within Vale District indicating administration by Prineville District.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Lead Cartographer, 957.3 Geospatial Products Section
    P. O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    (503)808-6145 (voice)
    cplank@blm.gov
    Hours of Service: 8 AM - 5 PM
    Contact Instructions:
    call or email and leave a message

    Date: 20110101 (change 3 of 3)
    Converted organization codes from the Oregon/Washington developed codes, to 5-character codes based on the DOI Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) standard.

    Person responsible for change:
    Steve Salas
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    GIS Specialist
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503 808-6416 (voice)
    ssalas@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?

  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 contains poylgons that do not contain gaps or overlaps within the states of Oregon and Washington and coincide with the arcs found in feature class RAB_ARC.

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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: Discretionary, contains no sensitive information - generally considered releasable.
Use constraints:
No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.

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  1. Who distributes the data set?

    Eric Hiebenthal
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    GIS Data Management Specialist
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6565 (voice)
    503-808-6374 (FAX)
    ehiebent@blm.gov

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

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    No warranty is made by the Bureau of Land Management as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Cost to order the data: Contact distributor for current fee structure.


    • Special instructions:

      Contact Distributor

  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: 20080227
Last reviewed: 20110104
To be reviewed: 20140104

Metadata author:
Stan Frazier
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
State Data Administrator
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
US

503-808-6009 (voice)
503-808-6419 (FAX)
sfrazier@blm.gov

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

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