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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


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  <idinfo>
    <citation>
      <citeinfo>
        <origin>Bureau of Land Management</origin>
        <pubdate>20140925</pubdate>
        <pubtime>unknown</pubtime>
        <title>BLM OR Visual Resource Management Publication Polygon</title>
        <geoform>vector digital data</geoform>
        <pubinfo>
          <pubplace>Portland,OR</pubplace>
        </pubinfo>
        <onlink>http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php</onlink>
        <onlink>http://www.blm.gov/or/gis/data.php</onlink>
      </citeinfo>
    </citation>
    <descript>
      <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</abstract>
      <purpose>Resource management planning, characterization and management of scenic/visual quality.</purpose>
      <supplinf>BLM - Bureau of Land Management VRM - Visual Resource Managment VRI - Visual Resource Inventory</supplinf>
    </descript>
    <timeperd>
      <timeinfo>
        <sngdate>
          <caldate>20140925</caldate>
          <time>unknown</time>
        </sngdate>
      </timeinfo>
      <current>publication date</current>
    </timeperd>
    <status>
      <progress>Complete</progress>
      <update>As needed</update>
    </status>
    <spdom>
      <bounding>
        <westbc>-124.513434</westbc>
        <eastbc>-116.922270</eastbc>
        <northbc>49.000115</northbc>
        <southbc>41.992470</southbc>
      </bounding>
    </spdom>
    <keywords>
      <theme>
        <themekt>ISO 19115</themekt>
        <themekey>environment</themekey>
      </theme>
      <theme>
        <themekt>BLM-Theme</themekt>
        <themekey>Recreation</themekey>
        <themekey>Management</themekey>
      </theme>
      <theme>
        <themekt>None</themekt>
        <themekey>boundaries</themekey>
        <themekey>VRI</themekey>
        <themekey>VRM</themekey>
        <themekey>Visual Resource Management</themekey>
        <themekey>Lands</themekey>
        <themekey>land use planning</themekey>
        <themekey>Visual Resource Inventory</themekey>
        <themekey>land management</themekey>
      </theme>
      <place>
        <placekt>None</placekt>
        <placekey>Pacific Northwest</placekey>
      </place>
      <place>
        <placekt>BLM-State</placekt>
        <placekey>Washington</placekey>
        <placekey>Oregon</placekey>
      </place>
    </keywords>
    <accconst>PUBLIC DATA: None, these data are considered public domain.</accconst>
    <useconst>These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) &#x201C;as is&#x201D; 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&#x2019;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.</useconst>
    <ptcontac>
      <cntinfo>
        <cntorgp>
          <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management</cntorg>
          <cntper>Jerry Magee</cntper>
        </cntorgp>
        <cntpos>Natural Resource Specialist</cntpos>
        <cntaddr>
          <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
          <address>P.O. Box 2965</address>
          <city>Portland</city>
          <state>OR</state>
          <postal>97208</postal>
          <country>US</country>
        </cntaddr>
        <cntvoice>(503) 808-6086</cntvoice>
        <cntemail>gmagee@blm.gov</cntemail>
      </cntinfo>
    </ptcontac>
    <native>ArcGIS, Citrix, WindowsXP</native>
    <crossref>
      <citeinfo>
        <origin>Bureau of Land Management</origin>
        <pubdate>20140902</pubdate>
        <title>VRI_POLY</title>
      </citeinfo>
    </crossref>
    <crossref>
      <citeinfo>
        <origin>OR/WA BLM</origin>
        <pubdate>20070101</pubdate>
        <pubtime>unknown</pubtime>
        <title>Visual Resource Management - VRM (Lines)</title>
        <geoform>vector digital data</geoform>
      </citeinfo>
    </crossref>
  </idinfo>
  <dataqual>
    <logic>Geometry: Polygons that form a continuous &#x201C;wall-to-wall&#x201D; 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.</logic>
    <posacc>
      <horizpa>
        <horizpar>Horizontal accuracy determined by coincidence with VRM lines.</horizpar>
      </horizpa>
    </posacc>
    <lineage>
      <procstep>
        <procdesc>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.</procdesc>
        <procdate>not complete</procdate>
        <proccont>
          <cntinfo>
            <cntorgp>
              <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management</cntorg>
              <cntper>Pamela Keller</cntper>
            </cntorgp>
            <cntpos>GIS Specialist</cntpos>
            <cntaddr>
              <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
              <address>28910 Highway 20 West</address>
              <city>Hines</city>
              <state>OR</state>
              <postal>97738</postal>
              <country>US</country>
            </cntaddr>
            <cntvoice>(541) 573-4486</cntvoice>
            <cntemail>pkeller@blm.gov</cntemail>
          </cntinfo>
        </proccont>
      </procstep>
      <procstep>
        <procdesc>Current version of geodatabase was loaded into ArcSDE.</procdesc>
        <srcused>C:\DOCUME~1\bhaney\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\xml15.tmp</srcused>
        <procdate>20070131</procdate>
        <proccont>
          <cntinfo>
            <cntorgp>
              <cntorg>OR BLM/Northrop Grumman Corporation</cntorg>
              <cntper>Barbara W. Haney</cntper>
            </cntorgp>
            <cntpos>Sr. GIS Technical Support Specialist</cntpos>
            <cntaddr>
              <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
              <address>PO Box 2965</address>
              <city>Portland</city>
              <state>OR</state>
              <postal>97208</postal>
            </cntaddr>
            <cntvoice>503-808-6313</cntvoice>
            <cntemail>bhaney@or.blm.gov</cntemail>
          </cntinfo>
        </proccont>
      </procstep>
      <procstep>
        <procdesc>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).</procdesc>
        <procdate>20110921</procdate>
        <proccont>
          <cntinfo>
            <cntorgp>
              <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management</cntorg>
              <cntper>Steve Salas</cntper>
            </cntorgp>
            <cntpos>GIS Specialist</cntpos>
            <cntaddr>
              <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
              <address>P.O. Box 2965</address>
              <city>Portland</city>
              <state>OR</state>
              <postal>97208</postal>
              <country>US</country>
            </cntaddr>
            <cntvoice>(503) 808-6416</cntvoice>
            <cntemail>ssalas@blm.gov</cntemail>
          </cntinfo>
        </proccont>
      </procstep>
      <procstep>
        <procdesc>Added fields BLM_ORG_CD and GIS_ACRES</procdesc>
        <procdate>20140825</procdate>
        <proccont>
          <cntinfo>
            <cntorgp>
              <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management</cntorg>
              <cntper>Steve Salas</cntper>
            </cntorgp>
            <cntpos>GIS Specialist</cntpos>
            <cntaddr>
              <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
              <address>P.O. Box 2965</address>
              <city>Portland</city>
              <state>OR</state>
              <postal>97208</postal>
              <country>US</country>
            </cntaddr>
            <cntvoice>(503) 808-6416</cntvoice>
            <cntemail>ssalas@blm.gov</cntemail>
          </cntinfo>
        </proccont>
      </procstep>
    </lineage>
  </dataqual>
  <spdoinfo>
    <direct>Vector</direct>
    <ptvctinf>
      <sdtsterm>
        <sdtstype>GT-polygon composed of chains</sdtstype>
        <ptvctcnt>10920</ptvctcnt>
      </sdtsterm>
    </ptvctinf>
  </spdoinfo>
  <spref>
    <horizsys>
      <geograph>
        <latres>3.9999999999999998e-007</latres>
        <longres>3.9999999999999998e-007</longres>
        <geogunit>Decimal Degrees</geogunit>
      </geograph>
      <geodetic>
        <horizdn>D North American 1983</horizdn>
        <ellips>GRS 1980</ellips>
        <semiaxis>6378137.0</semiaxis>
        <denflat>298.257222101</denflat>
      </geodetic>
    </horizsys>
  </spref>
  <eainfo>
    <detailed>
      <enttyp>
        <enttypl>OSODBA.VRI_PUB_POLY</enttypl>
        <enttypd>Visual Resource Management Class designations on BLM lands</enttypd>
        <enttypds>Bureau of Land Management</enttypds>
      </enttyp>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>OBJECTID</attrlabl>
        <attrdef>Internal feature number.</attrdef>
        <attrdefs>ESRI</attrdefs>
        <attrdomv>
          <udom>Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.</udom>
        </attrdomv>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>VRI_CLASS</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>DISTANCE_ZONE</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>VRI_SCENIC</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>VRI_SENSITIVITY</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>VRI_AREA_ID</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>SHAPE</attrlabl>
        <attrdef>Feature geometry.</attrdef>
        <attrdefs>ESRI</attrdefs>
        <attrdomv>
          <udom>Coordinates defining the features.</udom>
        </attrdomv>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>BLM_ORG_CD</attrlabl>
        <attrdef>A combination of the BLM administrative state and field office which has administrative responsibility for the spatial entity.  </attrdef>
        <attrdefs>BLM</attrdefs>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>GIS_ACRES</attrlabl>
        <attrdef>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</attrdef>
        <attrdefs>BLM</attrdefs>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>SHAPE.AREA</attrlabl>
      </attr>
      <attr>
        <attrlabl>SHAPE.LEN</attrlabl>
      </attr>
    </detailed>
    <overview>
      <eaover>Domain values man be found here:
http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php</eaover>
    </overview>
  </eainfo>
  <distinfo>
    <distrib>
      <cntinfo>
        <cntorgp>
          <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management</cntorg>
          <cntper>Eric Hiebenthal</cntper>
        </cntorgp>
        <cntpos>GIS Data Management Specialist</cntpos>
        <cntaddr>
          <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
          <address>P.O Box 2965</address>
          <city>Portland</city>
          <state>OR</state>
          <postal>97208</postal>
          <country>US</country>
        </cntaddr>
        <cntvoice>503-808-6340</cntvoice>
        <cntfax>503-808-6419</cntfax>
        <cntemail>ehiebent@blm.gov</cntemail>
        <cntinst>contact instructions</cntinst>
      </cntinfo>
    </distrib>
    <resdesc>Downloadable Data</resdesc>
    <distliab>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.</distliab>
    <stdorder>
      <fees>Contact distributor.</fees>
      <ordering>Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.</ordering>
    </stdorder>
  </distinfo>
  <metainfo>
    <metd>20140830</metd>
    <metc>
      <cntinfo>
        <cntorgp>
          <cntorg>Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office</cntorg>
          <cntper>Roger Mills</cntper>
        </cntorgp>
        <cntpos>GIS Specialist</cntpos>
        <cntaddr>
          <addrtype>mailing</addrtype>
          <address>P.O. Box 2965</address>
          <city>Portland</city>
          <state>OR</state>
          <postal>97208</postal>
          <country>US</country>
        </cntaddr>
        <cntvoice>(503) 808-6340</cntvoice>
        <cnttdd>tdd/tty phone</cnttdd>
        <cntfax>(503) 808-6419</cntfax>
        <cntemail>r2mills@blm.gov</cntemail>
        <hours>8:00-4:00</hours>
        <cntinst>None</cntinst>
      </cntinfo>
    </metc>
    <metstdn>FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata</metstdn>
    <metstdv>FGDC-STD-001-1998</metstdv>
    <mettc>local time</mettc>
    <metsi>
      <metscs>Not Classified</metscs>
    </metsi>
  </metainfo>
</metadata>