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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR District Area Boundaries Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM OR District Area Boundaries Polygon

Abstract:
dob_poly: This theme shows the polygon representation of jurisdictional Bureau of Land Management Districts for Oregon and Washington. The "shoreline" has been calculated to the 3 mile mark off the coastline indicating the extent of state and county jurisdiction.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20130125, BLM OR District Area Boundaries Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -125
    East: -116
    North: 49.5
    South: 41.5

  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 (10)

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

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    DOB_POLY
    Oregon BLM District Office Boundary with 3 mile coastal zon (Source: BLM)

    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

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

    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.

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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 District 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?

    RAB_POLY (source 1 of 1)

    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: 20070524 (change 1 of 1)
    This dataset is derived from the cited source using a dissolve on the DIST_NAME attribute.

    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
    PO Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503-808-6565 (voice)
    503-808-6374 (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?

    Contact Distributor

  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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