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Surface & Mineral Status (Ownership) for Wyoming, Produced by BLM

Metadata:

Identification_Information:
  Citation:
    Citation_Information:
      Originator: Bureau of Land Management
      Publication_Date: 06/09/2016
      Publication_Time: 13:00
      Title: SMA
      Alternate_Titles: Surface Management Agency & Federal Mineral Interest
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
      Series_Information:
      Publication_Information:
      Online_Linkage:
      Larger_Work_Citation:
        Citation_Information:
          Publication_Date:
          Title:
          Series_Information:
          Publication_Information:
  Description:
    Abstract:
      This feature dataset includes feature classes for Surface Management Status and Federal Mineral Estate for Wyoming. This dataset is intended to represent the ownership & management information on BLM Master Title Plats(MTPs). Surface management will be identified by the Agency of Jurisdiction, when the surface is Federal. All other lands will be identified as either Private, Local Government, Wind River Indian Reservation (for tribal lands), State, State Parks & Historic Sites, University of Wyoming, or Wyoming Game & Fish Department. Private parcels do not identify the name of the individual owner. Mineral estate identifies only the Federal mineral interest. The feature dataset also includes topology rules established by the BLM Surface Management Agency National Data Standard.  Updates for the June 2016 version includes multiple correction surface and mineral status, as well as conformance with the most recent version of CadNSDI PLSS data (current to June 6, 2016).
    Purpose: To accurately represent surface management and federal mineral interests.
  Time_Period_of_Content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Single_Date/Time:
        Calendar_Date: 06/09/2016
        Time_of_Day: 13:00
    Currentness_Reference: publication date
  Status:
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.054571
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -104.052387
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.005795
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.994651
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: BLM on ESRI
      Theme_Keyword: Management
  Access_Constraints: None, these data are considered public domain.
  Use_Constraints: These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and might 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 sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set.  These data might 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.
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  Security_Information:
    Security_Classification: Unclassified
  Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.1.3497
Data_Quality_Information:
  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Attributes were checked against the MTPs, State of Wyoming records, and county assessor records for accuracy.  If errors are found by users they are corrected promptly.
  Logical_Consistency_Report: Data has been checked for topological consistency. There are no dangling Arcs, unlabeled polygons, or other topological errors.
  Completeness_Report: Attributing is limited to general ownership categories. For instance, private land is attributed as "private" and not by individual land owners. Land ownership changes not within areas of BLM jurisdiction may not be up-to-date.
  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Generally, the user can assume the accuracy to be not less than 1:24000 or +/- 50 ground feet according to National Mapping Accuracy standards. Dataset geometry was generated from the BLM Cadastral National Standard Data Infrastructure (CadNSDI) dataset for Wyoming.  Land ownership patterns that are not included in the CadNSDI have been digitized from legal land descriptions when available, county assessor tax parcels, or from aerial imagery via trusted sources.
  Lineage:
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Dataset geometry created by copying CadNSDI intersected polygons, and then attributing polygons with the corresponding surface management agency and federal mineral estate categories using Select by Location methods in ESRI ArcGIS.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
            Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
          Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82009
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov 
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: Surface Management Agency and Federal Mineral Estate feature classes created using Dissolve function in ESRI ArcGIS.  Surface Management Agency feature class dissolved by the following field(s): SURFACE, SMA_ID, HOLDAGENCY, HOLD_ID.  Federal Mineral estate feature class dissolved by the following field(s): FEDMIN.
      Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
      Process_Contact:
        Contact_Information:
          Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
            Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
          Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
          Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing and physical address
            Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
            City: Cheyenne
            State_or_Province: WY
            Postal_Code: 82009
          Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
          Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov  
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
Spatial_Reference_Information:
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Geographic:
      Geographic_Coordinate_Information:
        Latitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
        Longitude_Resolution: 8.9831528411952133e-009
        Geographic_Distance_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
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
  Detailed_Description:
    Entity_Type:
      Entity_Type_Label: SMA
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
      Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: SURFACE
      Attribute_Definition: Surface management agency. This field does not necessarily identify the true owner of the land, rather the agency which is responsible for surface management. In most cases for Wyoming, ownership and surface management agency are the same. The individual federal agencies responsible for surface management are identifed, while non federal surface management is designated as either State, State Parks & Historic Sites, University of Wyoming, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Wind River Indian Reservation, Private, or Local Government. Individual private owners are not identified.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: MTPs, County Assessor Records, State Records, Federal Agency Records
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: HOLDAGENCY
      Attribute_Definition: Holding Agency Name.  If surface management differs from ownership, the holding agency (owner) is identified where applicable.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: SMA_ID
      Attribute_Definition: Unique Identifier for the BLM National Surface Management Agency Data Standard.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: HOLD_ID
      Attribute_Definition: Unique Identifier for the Holding Agency according to the BLM National Surface Management Agency Data Standard.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Land Management
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape
      Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
      Attribute_Definition: Length of feature geometry in internal units.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
      Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated. 
  Detailed_Description:
    Entity_Type:
      Entity_Type_Label: FederalMineralEstate
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
      Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: FEDMIN
      Attribute_Definition: Federal Mineral Rights.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: MTPs, patent documents, deeds
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain:
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape
      Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
      Attribute_Definition: Length of feature geometry in internal units.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
      Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
      Attribute_Domain_Values:
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
  Overview_Description:
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: The FEDMIN field represents the mineral rights reserved or acquired by the Federal Government. Areas that have an "Indian" prefix are on the Wind River Indian Reservation.  The Federal Government holds these minerals in Trust for the benefit of the Native American tribes.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none
Distribution_Information:
  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
      Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  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.
  Standard_Order_Process:
    Digital_Form:
      Digital_Transfer_Information:
        Format_Name: XML Workspace Document
        Format_Version_Number:
        File_Decompression_Technique:
        Transfer_Size: 115.312
      Digital_Transfer_Option:
Metadata_Reference_Information:
  Metadata_Date: 20160609
  Metadata_Review_Date:
  Metadata_Future_Review_Date:
  Metadata_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
      Contact_Organization_Primary:
        Contact_Organization: Bureau of Land Management
        Contact_Person: Brett Fahrer
      Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: 5353 Yellowstone Road
        City: Cheyenne
        State_or_Province: WY
        Postal_Code: 82009
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 307 775 6306
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bfahrer@blm.gov
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
  Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
  Metadata_Access_Constraints: None, these data are considered public domain. 
  Metadata_Use_Constraints: These data are provided by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “as is” and might 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 sources from which they were derived, and both scale and accuracy may vary across the data set.  These data might 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.
  Metadata_Security_Information:
    Metadata_Security_Classification_System:
    Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
    Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: