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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Resource Area Boundaries Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM OR Resource Area Boundaries Polygon

Abstract:
rab_poly: This theme shows the polygon representation of jurisdictional Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas for Oregon and Washington. The "shoreline" has been calculated to the 3 mile mark off the coastline indicating the extent of state and county jurisdiction.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20130125, BLM OR Resource Area Boundaries Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -125
    East: -116
    North: 49.5
    South: 41.5

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20130125
    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.

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

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    RAB_POLY
    OR BLM Resource Area Poly (Source: BLM)

    BLM_ORG_CD
    Combination of the BLM State. District and Field Office which has administrative responsibility. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    OR000
    Oregon State Office, OR/WA BLM
    ORL04
    Klamath Falls Resource Area, Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    ORL05
    Lakeview Resource Area, Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    ORL00
    Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    ORB05
    Three Rivers Resource Area, Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    ORB06
    Andrews Resource Area, Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    ORB00
    Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    ORV04
    Malheur Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    ORV05
    Baker Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    ORV06
    Jordan Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    ORV00
    Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    ORP04
    Central Oregon Resource Area, Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    ORP06
    Deschutes Resource Area, Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    ORP00
    Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    ORS04
    Cascades Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    ORS05
    Marys Peak Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    ORS06
    Tillamook Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    ORS00
    Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    ORE05
    Siuslaw Resource Area, Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    ORE06
    Upper Willamette Resource Area, Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    ORE00
    Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    ORR04
    Swiftwater Resource Area, Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    ORR05
    South River Resource Area, Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    ORR00
    Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    ORM05
    Butte Falls Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    ORM06
    Ashland Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    ORM07
    Grants Pass Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    ORM08
    Glendale Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    ORM00
    Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    ORC03
    Umpqua Resource Area, Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    ORC04
    Myrtlewood Resource Area, Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    ORC00
    Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    ORW02
    Wenatchee Resource Area, Spokane District, OR/WA BLM
    ORW03
    Border Resource Area, Spokane District, OR/WA BLM
    ORW00
    Spokane District, OR/WA BLM

    RA_NAME
    Name of the Resource Area that the polygon represents. (Source: BLM)
                      

    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

    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. (Source: BLM)
                      

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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: 20111006 (change 3 of 3)
    Corrections made to the Oregon/Washington border, reverted the Snake River border along Idaho to the previous DLG version, removed the Glendale/Grants Pass division, and removed the incorrect division between Baker and Central Oregon.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    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?

  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: 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 for 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 information may be updated without notification.

Distributor 1 of 1

  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?

    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 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: 20130730

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

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

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

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