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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Visual Resource Management Polygon
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Visual Resource Management Polygon
Originators: bureau of Land Management
Publication place: Portland,OR
Publication date: 20140923 Publication time: unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
VRM_POLY: rec_vri_aoi_a_v1_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
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Jerry Magee
Position: Natural Resource Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6086
Email: gmagee@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
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: ArcGIS, Citrix, WindowsXP
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20140923 Time: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: Recreation, Management
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme:
Keywords: boundaries, VRI, VRM, Visual Resource Management, Lands, land use planning, Visual Resource Inventory, land management
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Pacific Northwest
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Washington, Oregon
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-State
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. 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.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: VRI_POLY
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20140902
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: Visual Resource Management - VRM (Lines)
Originators: OR/WA BLM
Publication date: 20070101 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: 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
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 -124.513430 (latitude)
East -116.944156 (latitude)
North 45.933170 (longitude)
South 41.978510 (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:
Domain values man be found here:
http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/index.php
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of osodba.VRM_PUB_POLY_new
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Visual Resource Management Class designations on BLM lands
Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attributes
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
PLANID
Definition:
The name and year of the Project Plan Area for the Plan that created the Special Management Area
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Baker 1989
Baker Resource Area RMP, 1989
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
BrothersLaPine 1989
Brothers/LaPine RMP, 1989 
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Coos Bay 1995
Coos Bay District RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Eugene 1995
Eugene District RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
John Day 1985
John Day Resource Area RMP, 1985
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Klamath Falls 1995
Klamath Falls Resource Area RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
(not provided) (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Lakeview 2003
Lakeview Resource Area RMP, 2003
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Medford 1995
Medford District RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Roseburg 1995
Roseburg District RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Salem 1995
Salem District RMP, 1995
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SE Oregon 2003
Southeastern Oregon RMP, 2003
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Spokane 1992
Spokane district RMP, 1987, Amended 1992
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Steens Mtn 2005
Steens Mountain CMPA/Andrews Management Unit RMP, 2005
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Three Rivers 1992
Three Rivers Resource Area RMP, 1992
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Two Rivers 1986
Two Rivers Resource Area RMP, 1986
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Upper Deschutes 2005
Upper Deschutes Resource Area RMP, 2005
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
BLM_ORG_CD
Definition:
A combination of the BLM administrative state and field office which has administrative responsibility for the spatial entity.  
Attribute definition source:
BLM
GIS_ACRES
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
VRM_CLASS
Definition:
The assignment of the four VRM classes is ultimately based on the management decisions made in Resource Management Plans.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
VRM 1
The objective of this class is to preserve the existing character of the landscape.  This class provides for natural ecological changes; however, it does not preclude very limited management activity.  The level of change to the characteristic landscape should be very low and must not attract attention.  Class I areas include wilderness areas, wild portions of wild and scenic rivers, and other congressionally and administratively designated areas where decisions have been made to preserve a natural landscape.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRM2
The objective of this class is to retain the existing character of the landscape.  The level of change to the characteristic landscape should be low.  Management activities may be seen, but should not attract the attention of the casual observer.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRM 3
The objective of this class is to partially retain the existing character of the landscape.  The level of change to the characteristic landscape should be moderate.  Management activities may attract attention but should not dominate the view of the casual observer.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRM 4
The objective of this class is to provide for management activities which require major modification of the existing character of the landscape.  The level of change to the characteristic landscape can be high.  These management activities may dominate the view and be the major focus of viewer attention.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
No VRM
BLM administered land where no VRM Classification has been made.
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
DSG_REASON
Definition:
The dominant (strongest, least likely to change) reason for the particular designation.  The attribute identifies the spatial entity that was used to create the polygon and therefore acts like polygon feature-level metadata.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
WILD
Wilderness
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
WSR
Wild and Scenic River Corridor
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
WSA
Wilderness Study Area
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SCENICCORR
Designated Scenic Highway Corridor
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ACEC
Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SEEDING
Seeding
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CULT
Cultural (archeological) site
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ROW
Utility Corridor
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CMPA
Cooperative Management and Protection Area
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
RECSITE
Recreation site
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
WJMAO
Wildlands Juniper Management Area Outside 1/2 mile Steens Loop Road buffer
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
WJMAI
Wildlands Juniper Management Area Inside 1/2 mile Steens Loop Road buffer
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
VRI
Remainder left as original Visual Resource Inventory class
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
WITHDWL
Mineral withdrawal
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
OPENMMS
Area declared open for mineral materials
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
OPENPLAY
Area declared open for OHV
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ADMNSITE
Administrative site
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
FEDLIST
Federally listed species habitat
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
LEK
Sage-grouse lek buffer area
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
HIST
Historic District or Designated site
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
LEFT
Remainder left with no reason for a specific designation so generally left "open" or with few restrictions
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
BIGGAME
Big game winter range
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
RAPTOR
Raptor areas
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ROADW
Wilderness or WSA cherry-stem road buffers
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
SRMA
Special Recreation Management Area
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: 9135
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:
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
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Horizontal accuracy determined by coincidence with VRM lines.
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:
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.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Pamela Keller
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (541) 573-4486
Email: pkeller@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
28910 Highway 20 West
City: Hines
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97738
County: US
Process date: not complete
Process Step 2
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
Data Source used
C:\DOCUME~1\bhaney\LOCALS~1\Temp\3\xml15.tmp
Process Step 3
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).
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20110921
Process Step 4
Process description:
Added fields BLM_ORG_CD and GIS_ACRES
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Steve Salas
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6416
Email: ssalas@blm.gov
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O. Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Process date: 20140825
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. 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.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Bureau of Land Management
Person: Eric Hiebenthal
Position: GIS Data Management Specialist
Phone: 503-808-6340
Fax: 503-808-6419
Email: ehiebent@blm.gov
Instructions:
contact instructions
Address type: mailing
Address:
P.O Box 2965
City: Portland
State or Province: OR
Postal code: 97208
County: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Fees: Contact distributor.
Ordering instructions:
Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20140830
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: Roger Mills
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (503) 808-6340
Fax: (503) 808-6419
Telecommunications Device or Teletypewriter (TDD/TTY) phone: tdd/tty phone
Email: r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of service: 8:00-4:00
Instructions:
None
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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