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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

GIS Metadata


BLM OR Designated Wilderness Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
BLM OR Designated Wilderness Polygon

Abstract:
WLD_POLY: This theme shows the Congressionally designated BLM Wilderness areas. Inholdings are identified.

Supplemental information:
BLM - Bureau of Land Management

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20130411, BLM OR Designated Wilderness Polygon: OR BLM, Portland, OR.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -123.930708
    East: -116.772752
    North: 46.427750
    South: 42.006554

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20130411
    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 (56)

    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?

    WLD_POLY
    Congressionally designated BLM Wilderness areas (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)
                      

    Coordinates defining the features.

    WLD_NAME
    The official name of the wilderness.   (Source: BLM)
                      

    CASEFILE
    The serialized case file number for each wilderness area.   (Source: BLM)
                      

    AUTH_NAME
    Public Law or Order that established the designation. (Source: Bureau of Land Management)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    100-557
    Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1988
    104-208
    Oregon Resource Conservation Act of 1996
    104-333
    Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996
    106-399
    Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000
    111-011
    Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
    7318
    Presidential Proclamation Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
    90-542
    Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
    95-200
    Bull Run Act
    95-327
    Endangered American Wilderness Act
    96-199
    Channel Islands National Park and Other Purposes
    98-328
    Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984
    98-339
    Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984
    98-494
    Amendment to Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

    AUTH_DATE
    Date the area was legally established (YYYYMMDD) it is allowable to enter only YEAR or YEAR and MONTH. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ADMIN_ST
    The two-character abbreviation for the State with administrative responsibilities.  Some BLM State Offices have administrative responsibilities for more than one State.  For instance, the administrative state of Oregon is responsible for both Oregon and Washington.  (Source: BLM)
                      

    JURIS_CODE
    Broad governmental organization with administrative responsibility for the WLD area.  In general, this will be BLM, but there may be adjoining WLD of a different jurisdiction. (Source: BLM)
                      

    ValueDefinition
    BL
    BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
    BP
    BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION
    BR
    BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
    CE
    CORPS OF ENGINEERS
    CG
    COAST GUARD
    DA
    U.S. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE (EXCEPT THE FOREST SERVICE)
    DD
    U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE (EXCEPT THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS)
    FA
    FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION
    FC
    FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
    FS
    U.S. FOREST SERVICE
    FW
    U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
    GS
    U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
    GSA
    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
    IA
    BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS AND TRIBAL UNITS
    LG
    LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    NP
    NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
    PV
    PRIVATE LANDS
    PVI
    PRIVATE, INDUSTRIAL
    PVN
    PRIVATE, NONINDUSTRIAL
    PVU
    PRIVATE, URBAN
    STD
    STATE TRANSPORTATON DEPARTMENT
    ST
    STATE MANAGED LANDS
    STF
    STATE FORESTS
    STL
    STATE DIVISION OF LANDS
    STP
    STATE PARKS
    STW
    STATE WILDLIFE REFUGES
    UN
    UNDETERMINED

    SHAPE.AREA
    SHAPE.LEN
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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?

    Jerry Magee
    Bureau of Land Management, OR/WA State Office
    Natural Resource Specialist
    P. O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    (503)808-6086 (voice)
    gmagee@blm.gov
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Why was the data set created?

Resource Management Planning

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

  2. What changes have been made?

    Current version of dataset was redesigned and loaded into ArcSDE.

    Person responsible for change:
    Stanley Frazier
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    State Data Administrator
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208-2965
    US

    503-808-6009 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    sfrazier@blm.gov

    Date: 20101102 (change 2 of 6)
    Add 5 acres to Wilderness in T 36S R33E section 17 (Marshall acquisition) in accordance with Steens Act of 2000.

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

    (541) 573-4486 (voice)
    pkeller@blm.gov

    Date: 20110331 (change 3 of 6)
    Replaced Juniper Dunes Wilderness boundary lines with updated ownership (LandLines Legal_Description_Arc) per Mike Fallon.

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

    (541) 573-4486 (voice)
    pkeller@blm.gov

    Date: 20111011 (change 4 of 6)
    Per Gavin Hoban, adjusted Oregon Badlands north-central boundary in T18S R14E Sec. 16 and 17 for acquired Clarno exchange lands, using existing GCD points for some subdivision and GPSed monuments along fence for others. The monument points will become subdivision when input into GCD.

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

    (541) 573-4486 (voice)
    pkeller@blm.gov

    Date: 20111104 (change 5 of 6)
    Attribute JURIS_CODE was added with domains.

    Person responsible for change:
    Steve Salas
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    GIS Specialist
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR 97208
    US

    503 808-6416 (voice)
    ssalas@blm.gov

    Date: 20120606 (change 6 of 6)
    Snapped Wilderness boundary to updated WSA boundary in NE along Kiger Ridge way.

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

    (541) 573-4486 (voice)
    pkeller@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?

    Accuracy requirements are generally determined by the required use of the GIS data by individual field offices.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    Data is currently available for Oregon and Washington

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

    Meets BLM toplogy rules

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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.

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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
    US

    503-808-6340 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)
    ehiebent@blm.gov
    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?

Dates:
Last modified: 20111108
Last reviewed: 20120822

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

(503) 808-6340 (voice)
(503) 808-6419 (FAX)
r2mills@blm.gov
Hours of Service: 8:00-4:00
Contact Instructions:
None

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

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