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Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata

BLM OR Designated Right of Way Publication Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?

BLM OR Designated Right of Way Publication Polygon

ROW_DSG_PUB_POLY: This dataset represents areas where ROW granted by the BLM are not allowed (excluded), allowed with special considerations (avoidance), or generally permitted (corridor). The designations are determined through the Land Use Planning process (Resource Management Plan (RMP)). There are four possible designations: Avoidance, Exclusion, Corridor, and Open. The Avoidance designation is described as the area where ROW and other Land Use Authorizations are only allowed, if compatible with existing land designations, and management direction. The Exclusion area designation does not allow ROWs, and other Land Use Authorizations. The Corridor designation includes existing ROW corridors, as well as communication sites, and other land use authorization, plus additional land as appropriate for potential future non-conflicting development. The Open designation is remaining BLM surface jurisdiction.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 20160929, BLM OR Designated Right of Way Publication Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -121.682972
    East: -118.039988
    North: 45.777329
    South: 41.981074

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20160929
    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 (24439)

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

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 2e-008. Longitudes are given to the nearest 2e-008. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal Degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    The name of the Project Plan Area for the plan associated with an activity, filled in when the plan is final. (Source: BLM Inherited from Entity SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA)

    Combination of the BLM ?State? and field office which has administrative responsibility for the ROW designation areas. Almost always, this is simply the field office that the area designation falls in. The unit can be identified only to the district level, if this is appropriate. (Source: BLM, Inherited from SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA)

    OR000 - Oregon/Washington BLM
    ORB00 - Burns District Office
    ORB05 - Three Rivers Field Office
    ORB06 - Andrews Field Office
    ORC00 - Coos Bay District Office
    ORC03 - Umpqua Field Office
    ORC04 - Myrtlewood Field Office
    ORE00 - Eugene District Office
    ORE05 - Siuslaw Field Office
    ORE06-Upper Willamette Field Office
    ORL00 - Lakeview District Office
    ORL04 - Klamath Falls Field Office
    ORL05 - Lakeview Field Office
    ORM00 - Medford District Office
    ORM05 - Butte Falls Field Office
    ORM06 - Ashland Field Office
    ORM07 - Grants Pass Field Office
    ORM08 - Glendale Field Office
    ORP00 - Prineville District Office
    ORP04 - Central Oregon Field Office
    ORP06 - Deschutes Field Office
    ORR00 - Roseburg District Office
    ORR04 - Swiftwater Field Office
    ORR05 - South River Field Office
    ORS00 - Salem District Office
    ORS04 - Cascades Field Office
    ORS05 - Marys Peak Field Office
    ORS06 - Tillamook Field Office
    ORV00 - Vale District Office
    ORV04 - Malheur Field Office
    ORV05 - Baker Field Office
    ORV06 - Jordan Field Office
    ORW00 - Spokane District Office
    ORW02 - Wenatchee Field Office
    ORW03 - Border Field Office

    The ROW area designation on BLM managed lands. Each polygon receives a designation. The ROW here stands for "Rights-of-Way and other Land Use Authorizations." (Source: BLM Attribute not inheirited from source data.)

    AVOID - ROW/land use authorizations avoided
    XCLUDE - ROW/land use authorizations are not allowed
    OPEN - Area open for ROW/land use authorizations if compatible
    CORR - Existing ROW corridor or site, area is open
    UNK - ROW area designation is unknown
    NA - ROW area designation is not applicable

    The dominant (strongest, least likely to change) reason for the particular designation. The attribute identifies the entity that was used to create the polygon, and, therefore, acts as polygon feature-level metadata. (Source: BLM)

    WILD - Wilderness
    WSR - Wild and Scenic River
    OPENPLAY - Specially designated OHV open play area
    SCENICCORR - Designated Scenic Highway Corridor
    OPENMMS - Area declared open for mineral materials
    ACEC - Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
    CULT - Cultural (archeological) site
    ROW - Utility Corridor or site
    CMPA - Cooperative Management and Protection Area
    RECSITE - Recreation Site
    ADMIN - Administrative Site
    FEDLIST - Listed Species critical habitat
    WITHDWL - Mineral withdrawal
    LEK - Sage grouse lek buffer area
    SRMA - Special Recreation Management Area
    SOIL - Fragile soils
    HAZMAT - Hazardous materials area
    HIST - Historic district or designated site
    HMA - Wildhorse or Burro Herd Management Area
    BIGGAME - Big game winter range
    RIPARIAN - Wetland or Riparian Area
    RAPTOR - Raptor areas
    SEEDING - Seeding
    ROADW - Wilderness or WSA cherry-stem road buffer
    WJMAO - Wildlands Juniper Management Area Outside 1/2 Mile Steens Loop Road Buffer
    WJMAI - Wildlands Juniper Management Area Inside 1/2 Mile Steens Loop Road Buffer
    VRM - Visual Resource Management Class determines the designation
    VRI - Original Visual Resource Inventory class determines the designation
    BLMOPEN - Meets BLM policy for open use
    UNK - Unknown reason
    Designation used for BLM land not receiving a designation for a particular resource or special management reason.

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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)

    • Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

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

    Pamela Chappel
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    Land Law Examiner
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208

    (503) 808-6170 (voice)
    (503) 808-6425 (FAX)
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Why was the data set created?

This dataset is used for depicting the ROW designation areas on maps, for overlaying in GIS with other data themes, and for determining feasibility and impact of project proposals.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    NLCS (source 1 of 9)

    BLM, 20080301, WSR_POLY (Wild and Scenic River).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    National Landscape Conservation System. Source data listed may not be complete. Every attempt has been made to include all datasets used as source material.

    RECSITE_POLY (source 2 of 9)

    BLM OR, 20071101, RECSITE_POLY.

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    BLM OR

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    Special Status Species Location and Habitat. Species location and habitat is varied and some of the data used may be restricted. Please contact the data steward for OHV for more or specific information.

    SMA (source 4 of 9)

    BLM, 20080101, ACEC_POLY (Areas of Critical Environmental Concern).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    Special Management Areas

    SMA (source 5 of 9)

    BLM, 20070308, vrm_pub_poly.

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    Special Management Areas

    NLCS (source 6 of 9)

    BLM, 20090201, OND_POLY (Other National Designations (Monuments)).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    National Landscape Conservation System. Source data listed may not be complete. Every attempt has been made to include all datasets used as source material.

    NLCS (source 7 of 9)

    BLM, 20090101, WLD_POLY (Wilderness).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    National Landscape Conservation System. Source data listed may not be complete. Every attempt has been made to include all datasets used as source material.

    NLCS (source 8 of 9)

    BLM, 20080501, WSA_POLY (Wilderness Study Areas).

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    National Landscape Conservation System. Source data listed may not be complete. Every attempt has been made to include all datasets used as source material.

    SMA (source 9 of 9)

    BLM, 20070308, vri_pub_poly.

    Type of source media: onLine
    Source contribution:
    Special Management Areas

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: unknown (change 1 of 1)
    Source data and surface jurisdiction are combined with a GIS union. The result is then clipped to the RMP boundary. Duplicate attributes and source attributes not essential to ROW are removed.

    Person responsible for change:
    Pam Keller
    Bureau of Land Management, Burns District
    GIS Coordinator
    28910 Hwy 20 West
    Hines, OR 97738

    (541) 573-4486 (voice)

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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?

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

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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 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. DATA STEWARD APPROVAL: Diane Rasmussen, state data steward for ROW_DSG_PUB_POLY, approved the use of this dataset on July 13, 2016.

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  1. Who distributes the data set?

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

    503-808-6340 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    Contact Instructions:
    contact instructions

  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?

    • Cost to order the data: Contact distributor.

    • Special instructions:

      Data are only available through the Oregon/Washington State office of the Bureau of Land Management.

  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?

Last modified: 20110915
Last reviewed: 20120514

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

(503) 808-6340 (voice)
(503) 808-6419 (FAX)
Hours of Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:

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

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