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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Visual Resource Inventory Polygon

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR/WA BLM
Publication_Date: 20140923
Publication_Time: unknown
Title:
BLM OR Visual Resource Inventory Polygon
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Portland,OR
Online_Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php
Online_Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/or/gis/data.php
Description:
Abstract:
VRI_POLY: This data set represents the 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. This dataset is subject to the Visual Resources Spatial Data Standard. The data standard provides the definitive documentation for the VRI. http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php
Purpose:
Resource management planning, characterization and management of scenic/visual quality
Supplemental_Information:
BLM - Bureau of Land Management VRM - Visual Resource Managment RMP - Resource Management Plan VRI - Visual Resource Inventory
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140923
Time of Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.513434
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.922270
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.000115
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.992470
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Recreation
Theme_Keyword: Lands
Theme_Keyword: Visual Resources
Theme_Keyword: land use planning
Theme_Keyword: land management
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Oregon
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Jerry Magee
Contact_Position: Natural Resource Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6086
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gmagee@blm.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
ArcGIS, Citrix, WindowsXP
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR/WA BLM
Publication_Date: 20070101
Publication_Time: unknown
Title:
Visual Resource Management - VRM (Polygon)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
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Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Geometry: Polygons that form a continuous "wall-to-wall" cover across BLM lands with no gaps or overlaps. Topology: No. Integration Requirements: Metadata process steps should specify if any special management or other special designation polygons are incorporated so that they can be replaced as needed. This is not critical for VRI since these boundaries will generally be replaced when VRM is created.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Current version of geodatabase was loaded into ArcSDE.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
C:\DOCUME~1\bhaney\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\xml15.tmp
Process_Date: 20070131
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: OR BLM/Northrop Grumman Corporation
Contact_Person: Barbara W. Haney
Contact_Position: Sr. GIS Technical Support Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
PO Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6313
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bhaney@or.blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
OTAK delivered separate VRI datasets for each Western Oregon district in the national data standard. We appended these datasets into a single feature class and simplified its attribute table to meet the Oregon Data Framework (ODF) data standard. All OTAK attribute domains are dropped from the output feature class. Specifically, we cross-walked: OTAK "VRI_DOM_CLASS_CODE" ? ODF "VRI_CLASS" #OTAK VRI_DOM_CLASS_CODE codes = [N, I, II, III, IV, M] #OTAK codes occurring in otak_vri_merge = [II, III, IV] #ODF dom_VRI_CLASS codes = [I, II, III, IV] OTAK "VDZ_CODE" ? ODF "DISTANCE_ZONE" #OTAK VRI_DOM_VDZ_CODE codes = [BG, SS, N, M, F/M, NF] #OTAK codes occurring in otak_vri_merge = ["", BG, F/M, SS] #ODF dom_DISTANCE_ZONE codes = [FM, BG, SS] OTAK "SQ_CODE" ? "VRI_SCENIC" #OTAK VRI_DOM_SQ_CODE codes = [N, M, C, A, B] #OTAK codes occurring in otak_vri_merge = [NULL, A, B, C] #ODF dom_VRI_SCENIC codes = [A, B, C] OTAK "SL_OVRL_RT" ? "VRI_SENSITIVITY" #OTAK VRI_DOM_SL_RATING codes = [High, Moderate, Low, None, Missing] #OTAK codes occurring in otak_vri_merge = ["", High, Low, Moderate] #ODF dom_VRI_SENSITIVITY codes = [HIGH, MOD, LOW] The "Administrative Office Code" attributes in the OTAK VRI feature classes are not consistent with the dom_BLM_ORG_CD codes. Also, OTAK did not calculate values for "Administrative Office Code" in every feature class (e.g., all rows == NULL in eug_vri). To correct this issue, we calculated the OTAK "ADM_OFC_CD" attribute to match allowed ODF dom_BLM_ORG_CD codes prior to appending the individual datasets together where: BLM_ORG_CDs = {cby_vri : "ORC00", eug_vri : "ORE00", kla_vri : "ORL04", med_vri : "ORM00", rsb_vri : "ORR00", slm_vri : "ORS00"} Finally, all OTAK attribute domains were removed from the output file geodatabase. No revisions to the output dataset's geometry were made. See P:\oso\Recreation\VisualResourceInventory\mdl_VRI_OTAK_to_ODF.py for the complete geoprocessing workflow. Additional Steps to Prepare Data for RWO Project Data Catalog 1. Project [vri_otak_to_odf_poly] to NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_10N 2. Intersect [lup_planbdy_reference_a_v2_poly] 3. Delete extra FID* fields 4. Calculate GIS_Acres
Process_Date: 20140909
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Craig Ducey
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6314
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cducey@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For Western Oregon VRI was created by Field Office collection and office GIS analysis by the contractor (OTAK) in accordance with BLM policy, guidance, and in compliance with the agencies VRI data standard. The full set of data documentation including full FGDC metadata is stored in BLM corporate holdings. Only a subset was crosswalked into the public data.
Process_Date: 20140915
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: OR Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: BLM District GIS staff
Contact_Position: GIS Specialists
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 10920
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 3.9999999999999998e-007
Longitude_Resolution: 3.9999999999999998e-007
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
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: osodba.VRI_PUB_POLY_new
Entity_Type_Definition:
Visual Resource Inventory Class designations on BLM lands
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_CLASS
Attribute_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_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Assigned to all special areas where the current management situations require maintaining a natural environment essentially unaltered by man.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: II
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Assigned where scenic quality is highest, A, or where the scenic quality is B and the distance zone is foreground/middleground.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: III
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
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.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: IV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Assigned to areas that don't meet the criteria for I, II, or III.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DISTANCE_ZONE
Attribute_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_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Foreground-Middleground
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BG
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Background
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Seldom Seen
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_SCENIC
Attribute_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_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Most Scenic; score of 19 or more using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Moderately Scenic; score of 12-18 using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Least Scenic; score of 11 or less using procedures in BLM Handbook H-8410-1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_AREA_ID
Attribute_Definition:
A fixed length character unique identifier assigned by the contractor who inventoried the six western Oregon BLM districts in 2012.  The designed primary key that will uniquely identify a single occurrence of the entity.  It is a concatenation of: "VRI" + Administrative State Code (2 characters) + Administrative Office Code (6 characters) +  Inventory Area Number (4 digit sequential number). 
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLM_ORG_CD
Attribute_Definition:
A combination of the BLM administrative state and field office which has administrative responsibility for the spatial entity.  This includes which office covers the entity for planning purposes and which office is the lead for GIS edits.  Another agency or individual may have the physical management responsibility for the on-the-ground entity.  This field applies particularly when a spatial entity crosses resource area or district boundaries and the administrative responsibility is assigned to one or the other rather than splitting the spatial unit.  Similarly, OR/WA BLM may have administrative responsibility over some area that is physically located in Nevada, Idaho, and California and vice versa.  When appropriate, the office can be identified only to the district or state level rather than to the resource area level. Domain is a subset of the BLM national domain for organization codes.  Only positions three through seven of the national code are used (leading LL and trailing zeros are dropped).   Examples:  OR000 - Oregon/Washington BLM, ORL00 - Lakeview District Office, ORV06 - Jordan Field Office
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GIS_ACRES
Attribute_Definition:
GIS_ACRES is automatically calculated when the submitted polygon is approved for incorporation into the dataset.  The standard spatial reference of Geographic (NAD 1983) cannot be used for calculating acres so the features are projected to one of three projections as determined by the BLM_ORG_CD of the record.  These three projections all utilize linear units of meters, so the ESRI Geodatabase-controlled field SHAPE.AREA can be used to convert to acres with the factor based on the U.S. Survey Foot:              GIS_ACRES = SHAPE.AREA * 0.0002471044
Attribute_Definition_Source:
BLM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_SENSITIVITY
Attribute_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_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HIGH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
High level of sensitivity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MOD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Moderate level of sensitivity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LOW
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Low level of sensitivity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Attribute domains may be found in the Visual Resources Spatial Data Standard http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php. 
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Contact_Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 503-808-6340
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 503-808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehiebent@blm.gov
Contact Instructions:
contact instructions
Distribution_Liability:
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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering_Instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140915
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Contact_Person: Roger Mills
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97208
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (503) 808-6340
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: tdd/tty phone
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (503) 808-6419
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:
None
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: Not Classified
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