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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Wilderness Characteristics Polygon
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: BLM OR Wilderness Characteristics Polygon
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20130814 Publication time: unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
wld_char_poly: This theme represents the results of an inventory of wilderness characteristics found, or not found, on BLM lands in Oregon and Washington. This data set shows the polygons for wilderness characteristics areas. Areas of BLM land are evaluated for wilderness characteristics based on size, naturalness and outstanding opportunities for solitude and primitive and unconfined recreation.
Purpose:
This dataset was created for publication of wilderness characteristics on BLM lands in Oregon and Washington.
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
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: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 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: Recreation, Wilderness
Keyword thesaurus: BLM-Theme
Theme:
Keywords: environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115
Theme:
Keywords: Special Management Areas, Special Management, Naturalness, Unconfined, Land Use Planning, Wilderness Characteristics
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre, environment
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
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: OR/WA Wilderness Characteristics (Line)
Originators: Bureau of Land Management
Publication date: 20080301 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 -124.124495 (latitude)
East -117.026233 (latitude)
North 49.000113 (longitude)
South 41.886445 (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.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of OSODBA.WILD_CHAR_POLY
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
This data set shows the distribution of wilderness characteristic polygons in Oregon and Washington.
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
UNIT_ID
Definition:
Short identifier for each Wilderness Characteristic unit; unique for OR/WA.
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
UNIT_NAME
Definition:
Descriptive name identifier for each Wilderness Characteristic unit.
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.  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 even the state level rather than to the resource area level.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
CA000
California BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN01
Northern California Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN02
Alturas Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN03
Arcata Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN06
Redding Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
CAN07
Surprise Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ID000
Idaho BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB00
Boise District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB01
Four Rivers Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDB03
Owyhee Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC00
Coeur d'Alene District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC01
Coeur d'Alene Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
IDC02
Cottonwood Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NV000
Nevada BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVE00
Elko District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVE02
Tuscarora Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVW00
Winnemucca District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
NVW01
Humboldt River Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
OR000
Oregon/Washington BLM
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB00
Burns District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB05
Three Rivers Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORB06
Andrews Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC00
Coos Bay District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC03
Umpqua Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORC04
Myrtlewood Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE00
Eugene District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE05
Siuslaw Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORE06
Upper Willamette Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL00
Lakeview District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL04
Klamath Falls Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORL05
Lakeview Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM00
Medford District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM05
Butte Falls Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM06
Ashland Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM07
Grants Pass Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORM08
Glendale Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP00
Prineville District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP04
Central Oregon Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORP06
Deschutes Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR00
Roseburg District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR04
Swiftwater Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORR05
South River Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS00
Salem District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS04
Cascades Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS05
Marys Peak Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORS06
Tillamook Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV00
Vale District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV04
Malheur Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV05
Baker Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORV06
Jordan Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW00
Spokane District Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW02
Wenatchee Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
ORW03
Border Field Office
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
SIZE_EVAL
Definition:
Determination of an inventory unit that is, generally, at least 5,000 contiguous acres of public land devoid of road segments associated with wilderness characteristics unit boundary decisions where the imprint of human activity is substantially unnoticeable.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
Inventory unit meets criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
Inventory unit does not meet criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
X
Unit was not evaluated because it was not applicable
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
U
Unit has not been evaluated
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
RECREATION
Definition:
Determination of outstanding opportunity for primitive and unconfined recreation; includes activities that provide dispersed, undeveloped recreation which do not require facilities or motorized equipment.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
The unit meets criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
The unit does not meet criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
X
The unit was not evaluated because it was not applicable
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
U
Criteria was not evaluated
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
SOLITUDE
Definition:
Determination of outstanding opportunity for solitude.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
The unit meets criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
The unit does not meet criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
X
The unit was not evaluated because it was not applicable
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
U
Criteria was not evaluated
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
NATURAL
Definition:
Determination of whether the area within the boundary of a unit with sufficient size appears to have been affected primarily by the forces of nature with the imprint of human activity substantially unnoticeable, unless the imprint is confined to the area(s) along the edge.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
The unit meets criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
The unit does not meet criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
X
The unit was not evaluated because it was not applicable
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
U
Criteria was not evaluated
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
SUPPLEMENTAL
Definition:
Indicates whether supplemental values were found in the unit
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
The unit offers supplemental values
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
The unit does not offer supplemental values
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
UNIT_EVAL
Definition:
Indicates whether the unit has been determined to have wilderness characteristics based on the four component indicators for size, naturalness, solitude and recreation as follows
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Y
The unit meets criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
N
The unit does not meet criteria
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
X
The unit was not evaluated because it was not applicable
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
U
Criteria was not evaluated
Definition Source:
Bureau of Land Management
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
YEAR_EVAL
Definition:
The calendar year that the unit's wilderness characteristics determination was made (YYYY)
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
HIST_UNIT
Definition:
Unit identifier(s) from Wilderness Inventory decision documents dating from the late 1970's to early 1980's
Attribute definition source:
Bureau of Land Management
GIS_ACRES
Definition:
The area of a polygon as calculated by GIS in acres.  Must be recalculated with every edit submission.  The acres will be automatically calculated when the feature classes are published.  The BLM_ORG_CD will be used to determine the appropriate projection.
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: 3018
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:
Meets BLM topology rules
Completeness report:
While this data will eventually cover BLM lands in both Oregon and Washington, current emphasis is on Eastern Oregon. Data will be added as the inventories are conducted.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Accuracy requirements are generally determined by the required use of the GIS data by individual field offices
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 dataset was redesigned and loaded into ArcSDE
Organization: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
Person: Stanley Frazier
Position: State Data Administrator
Phone: 503-808-6009
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
Process date: 20080301
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.
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.
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: 20090810
Last metadata review date: 20130906
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
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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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