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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Visual Resource Management Publication Polygon

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20140925
Publication_Time: unknown
Title:
BLM OR Visual Resource Management Publication 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:
VRM_PUB_POLY: Visual Resources are a landscape characteristic and evaluated using a baseline of the natural, unaltered landscape. Visual Resource Inventory (VRI) is the evaluation of an area for its visual potential based on several criteria. Visual Resource Management (VRM) is the classification of lands for the management of visual resources as defined in a Resource Management Plan (RMP). The VRI applies ratings to the landscape for Scenic Quality (visual appeal), Sensitivity Level (measure of public concern for scenic quality), and Distance Zones (three zones based on relative visibility from travel routes or observation points). These three values are combined and areas (polygons) delineated according to the final VRI class. VRM starts with the underlying VRI and overlays it with areas of disturbance as well as areas of protection or restriction. Final management class ratings are based on the degree to which each area is either allowed to depart or has already departed from the natural landscape condition. VRM Proposed (VRM_P) is VRM prior to the signing of the RMP. It is identical to VRM except that it will probably have different final class ratings for the different RMP alternatives. This data is subject to a data standard, Visual Resources Spatial Data Standard. 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 VRI - Visual Resource Inventory
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140925
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: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme_Keyword: Recreation
Theme_Keyword: Management
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: VRI
Theme_Keyword: VRM
Theme_Keyword: Visual Resource Management
Theme_Keyword: Lands
Theme_Keyword: land use planning
Theme_Keyword: Visual Resource Inventory
Theme_Keyword: land management
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM-State
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: Bureau of Land Management
Publication_Date: 20140902
Title:
VRI_POLY
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OR/WA BLM
Publication_Date: 20070101
Publication_Time: unknown
Title:
Visual Resource Management - VRM (Lines)
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: Yes. VRM_POLY lines are coincident with VRM_ARC lines and together make the feature dataset, Visual_Resource_Management. Integration Requirements: VRM is created from merging together many different input themes. Attributes on the VRM_ARC provide the information needed to update lines using the correct sources (either by replacement or snapping) and maintain integration across feature classes.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal accuracy determined by coincidence with VRM lines.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Manuscript lines onto paper maps of various scales and digitize. Use DEM to determine distance zones. Use orthophotos as a backdrop to delineate disturbance areas. Use DLG roads and other existing data for buffer (distance) zones. Import designated special management areas and other existing data.
Process_Date: not complete
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Pamela Keller
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address:
28910 Highway 20 West
City: Hines
State_or_Province: OR
Postal_Code: 97738
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (541) 573-4486
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pkeller@blm.gov
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:
Corrected attributes to reflect domain changes in for Plan Identifiers: Southeast Oregon RMP 2002 (not 2003), and the Steens CMPA 2005 (removed Andrews RA RMP from the code, however this code is still utilized in Andrews outside of the Steens CMPA as it was part of the same analysis, per Pam Keller, Burns District GIS Coordinator).
Process_Date: 20110921
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Steve Salas
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) 808-6416
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ssalas@blm.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added fields BLM_ORG_CD and GIS_ACRES
Process_Date: 20140825
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Contact_Person: Steve Salas
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) 808-6416
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ssalas@blm.gov
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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
Entity_Type_Definition:
Visual Resource Management 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: VRI_CLASS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DISTANCE_ZONE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_SCENIC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_SENSITIVITY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VRI_AREA_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
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.  
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: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Domain values man be found here:
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
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
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: 20140830
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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