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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Visual Resource Inventory Publication Polygon
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Visual Resource Inventory Publication Polygon
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publication place: Portland,OR
Publication date: 20130624 Publication time: unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
vri_pub_poly: Publication dataset showing Visual Resource Inventory (VRI) classes for BLM-managed lands in Oregon and Washington. The classes are based on scenic quality, sensitivity level, and distance zones.
Purpose:
Resource management planning, characterization and management of scenic/visual quality
Supplemental information:
BLM - Bureau of Land Management
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
Person: Jerry Magee
Position: Natural Resource Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6086
Fax: (503) 808-6021
Email: gmagee@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P. O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208-2965
County: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20130624 Time: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: land use planning, land management, Lands, boundaries, Recreation
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: Visual Resources
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Place:
Keywords: Oregon, Washington
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
Place:
Keywords: Pacific Northwest
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
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. Users assumes the entire risk associated with its use of these data and bears all responsibility in determining whether these data are fit for 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. Users are 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. Users wishing to modify the data should describe the types of modifications they have performed. Users 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.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: vrm_pub_poly
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publication date: 20070308 Publication time: unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 2e-008
Longitude resolution: 2e-008
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -124.513434 (latitude)
East -116.922270 (latitude)
North 49.000115 (longitude)
South 41.992470 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Polygons show the boundaries of different VRI Class areas.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of vri_pub_poly
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Visual Resource Inventory Class designations on BLM lands
Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attributes
DISTANCE_ZONE
Definition:
Indicates whether the area being inventoried is in the foreground-middle(FM) ground of a person's view, in the background (BG), or seldom seen (SS).
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
FM
Foreground-Middleground
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
BG
Background
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SS
Seldom Seen
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
VRI_CLASS
Definition:
VRI Classes are the result of the evaluation of an area for it's visual potential based on several criteria including scenic quality, sensitivity level, and distance zones.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
I
Assigned to all special areas where the current management situations require maintaining a natural environment essentially unaltered by man.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
II
Assigned where scenic quality is highest, A, or where the scenic quality is B and the distance zone is foreground/middleground.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
III
Assigned where scenic quality is B, distance zone is background or seldom seen and sensitivity is High or where sensitivity is Medium but the distance zone is foreground/middleground.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IV
Assigned to areas that don't meet the criteria for I, II, or III.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRI_SCENIC
Definition:
A code to denote most (A), moderately (B), or least (C) scenic quality based on factors such as landform, vegetation, water, color, influence of adjacent scenery, scarcity, and cultural modifications.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
A
Most Scenic; score of 19 or more using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
B
Moderately Scenic; score of 12-18 using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
C
Least Scenic; score of 11 or less using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRI_SENSITIVITY
Definition:
The visual sensitivity of the area being inventoried based on type of users, amount of use, public interest, adjacent land uses, and special areas.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
HIGH
High level of sensitivity
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
MOD
Moderate level of sensitivity
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
LOW
Low level of sensitivity
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
SHAPE.AREA
SHAPE.LEN
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 9676
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Visual Resource Inventory (VRI) consists of unique, non-overlapping polygons.
Completeness report:
Data is currently available for the Burns, Coos Bay, Eugene, Lakeview, Medford, Prineville, Salem, and Roseburg Districts.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Unknown
Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Current version of geodatabase was loaded into ArcSDE.
Organization: OR BLM/Northrop Grumman Corporation
Person: Barbara W. Haney
Position: Sr. GIS Technical Support Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6313
Email: bhaney@or.blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
PO Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
Process date: 20070131
Process Step 2
Process description:
Dataset clipped to BLM ownership
Organization: OR BLM/Northrop Grumman Corporation
Person: Barbara W. Haney
Position: Sr. GIS Technical Support Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6313
Email: bhaney@or.blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
PO Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
Process date: 20070308
Process Step 3
Process description:
Intersected VRI Classes, Scenic Quality Ratings, Distance Zones, and Sensitivity Levels from AECOM contract work. Added fields and calculated coded domain values to match coded domain values of target data. Loaded objects into VRI_POLY.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office
Person: Mike Fallon
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (509) 536-1276
Email: mfallon@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
1103 N Fancher Road
City: Spokane Valley
State or Province: WA
Postal code: 99212
County: US
Process date: 20110509
Process Step 4
Process description:
Fixed some areas that extended beyond the boundaries of Juniper Dunes Wilderness, added areas found with wilderness character south of wilderness as VRI II.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office
Person: Mike Fallon
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (509) 536-1276
Email: mfallon@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
1103 N Fancher Road
City: Spokane Valley
State or Province: WA
Postal code: 99212
County: US
Process date: 20120124
Process Step 5
Process description:
Discrepancies between original contractor supplied data were resolved. Previous edits correcting boundary at Juniper Dunes wilderness was not altered.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Spokane District Office
Person: Mike Fallon
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (509) 536-1276
Email: mfallon@blm.gov
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
1103 N Fancher Road
City: Spokane Valley
State or Province: WA
Postal code: 99212
County: US
Process date: 20120125
Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
The BLM assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions and makes no warranty 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. BLM computers successfully processed this data. The BLM makes no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding the use of this data on any other system, or for general or scientific purposes, nor does distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. The BLM has no liability 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.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6565
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20090106
Last metadata review date: 20120821
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Stanley Frazier
Position: State Data Administrator
Phone: (503)808-6009 (direct), (503)808-6004 (front desk)
Fax: (503)808-6419
Email: sfrazier@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Metadata Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the metadata because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: Not Classified
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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