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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Resource Area Land Boundaries Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM OR Resource Area Land Boundaries Polygon

Abstract:
rab_land_poly: This theme shows the polygon representation of Bureau of Land Management Resource Areas for Oregon and Washington up to the coastline and including the off-shore islands within the resource area boundary.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20130125, BLM OR Resource Area Land Boundaries Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -125
    East: -116.25
    North: 49.25
    South: 41.75

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar date: 20130125
    Currentness reference:
    publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (320)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    RAB_LAND_POLY
    OR BLM Resource Area Land Boundary (Source: BLM)

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

    BLM_ORG_CD
    Combination of the BLM State. District and Field Office which has administrative responsibility. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    OR000
    Oregon State Office, OR/WA BLM
    OR014
    Klamath Falls Resource Area, Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    OR015
    Lakeview Resource Area, Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    OR010
    Lakeview District, OR/WA BLM
    OR025
    Three Rivers Resource Area, Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    OR026
    Andrews Resource Area, Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    OR020
    Burns District, OR/WA BLM
    OR034
    Malheur Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    OR035
    Baker Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    OR036
    Jordan Resource Area, Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    OR030
    Vale District, OR/WA BLM
    OR054
    Central Oregon Resource Area, Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    OR056
    Deschutes Resource Area, Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    OR050
    Prineville District, OR/WA BLM
    OR084
    Cascades Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    OR085
    Marys Peak Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    OR086
    Tillamook Resource Area, Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    OR080
    Salem District, OR/WA BLM
    OR095
    Siuslaw Resource Area, Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    OR096
    Upper Willamette Resource Area, Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    OR090
    Eugene District, OR/WA BLM
    OR104
    Swiftwater Resource Area, Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    OR105
    South River Resource Area, Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    OR100
    Roseburg District, OR/WA BLM
    OR115
    Butte Falls Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    OR116
    Ashland Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    OR117
    Grants Pass Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    OR118
    Glendale Resource Area, Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    OR110
    Medford District, OR/WA BLM
    OR125
    Umpqua Resource Area, Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    OR128
    Myrtlewood Resource Area, Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    OR120
    Coos Bay District, OR/WA BLM
    OR134
    Wenatchee Resource Area, Spokane District, OR/WA BLM
    OR135
    Border Resource Area, Spokane District, OR/WA BLM
    OR130
    Spokane District, OR/WA BLM
    CA320
    Alturas Field Office, CA BLM
    CA330
    Arcata Field Office, CA BLM
    CA360
    Redding Field Office, CA BLM
    CA370
    Surprise Field Office, CA BLM
    ID410
    Coeur d' Alene Field Office, ID BLM
    ID420
    Cottonwood Field Office, ID BLM
    ID110
    Four Rivers Field Office, ID BLM
    ID130
    Owyhee Field Office, ID BLM
    NV010
    Elko Field Office, NV BLM
    NV020
    Winnemucca Field Office, NV BLM

    RA_NAME
    Name of the Resource Area that the polygon represents. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    Lakeview RA
    Lakeview Resource Area
    Klamath Falls RA
    Klamath Falls Resource Area
    Three Rivers RA
    Three Rivers Resource Area
    Andrews RA
    Andrews Resource Area
    Malheur RA
    Malheur Resource Area
    Baker RA
    Baker Resource Area
    Jordan RA
    Jordan Resource Area
    Central Oregon RA
    Central Oregon Resource Area
    Deschutes RA
    Deschutes Resource Area
    Cascades RA
    Cascades Resource Area
    Marys Peak RA
    Marys Peak Resource Area
    Tillamook RA
    Tillamook Resource Area
    Siuslaw RA
    Siuslaw Resource Area
    Upper Willamette RA
    Upper Willamette Resource Area
    Swiftwater RA
    Swiftwater Resource Area
    South River RA
    South River Resource Area
    Butte Falls RA
    Butte Falls Resource Area
    Ashland RA
    Ashland Resource Area
    Glendale RA
    Glendale Resource Area
    Grants Pass RA
    Grants Pass Resource Area
    Umpqua RA
    Umpqua Resource Area
    Myrtlewood RA
    Myrtlewood Resource Area
    Border RA
    Border Resource Area
    Wenatchee RA
    Wenatchee Resource Area

    DIST_NAME
    Name of the BLM District that the Resource Area is a part of. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    Lakeview District
    Lakeview District
    Burns District
    Burns District
    Vale District
    Vale District
    Prineville District
    Prineville District
    Salem District
    Salem District
    Eugene District
    Eugene District
    Roseburg District
    Roseburg District
    Medford District
    Medford District
    Coos Bay District
    Coos Bay District
    Spokane District
    Spokane District

    AUTH_NAME
    The complete official name of the act/law/order/instruction that established or changes the boundary. (Source: BLM)
                      

    SHAPE_Length
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    SHAPE_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    ISLAND_NAME
    The official name of the island as listed in the U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) or the British Columbia GNIS (BCGNIS). (Source: BLM)
                      

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Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • OR/WA BLM

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Lead Cartographer, 957.3 Geospatial Products Section
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov
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Why was the data set created?

This dataset is used for depicting the Resource Area Boundary on maps and for various analytical purposes such as clipping other data and calculating acreages.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    OCEAN_POLY (source 1 of 2)

    OR/WA BLM, 20080227, Ocean (Polygon).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source scale denominator: 24000
    Source contribution:
    Polygons

    RAB_POLY (source 2 of 2)

    OR/WA BLM, 20080227, Boundaries, BLM Resource Area (Polygon).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source scale denominator: 24000
    Source contribution:
    Polygons

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 20080227 (change 1 of 1)
    This dataset was derived from the cited sources using the ERASE command.

    Person responsible for change:
    Corey Plank
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Lead Cartographer, 957.3 Geographic Products Section
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6145 (voice)
    503-808-6190 (FAX)
    cplank@blm.gov

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    This theme covers all public and private lands in Oregon and Washington.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    This theme contains poylgons that do not contain gaps or overlaps within the states of Oregon and Washington.

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How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

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 for 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 information may be updated without notification.

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  1. Who distributes the data set?

    Eric Hiebenthal
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    GIS Data Management Specialist
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6565 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    ehiebent@blm.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

  6. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

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Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 20080227
Last reviewed: 20130730

Metadata author:
Roger Mills
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
GIS Specialist
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208
US

503-808-6340 (voice)
r2mills@blm.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata(FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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