GIS Metadata

BLM OR Other National Designation Polygon

Frequently-asked questions:

What does this data set describe?

BLM OR Other National Designation Polygon

ond_poly: Miscellaneous areas designated by law, presidential proclamation, an order of the Secretary of the Interior, and not from BLM planning, that don't fit with the other legislated designations (e.g. wilderness, wild and scenic rivers, national historic trails, etc) and are administered in accordance with provisions of the enabling legislation and/or Orders.

Supplemental information:
OND (Other National Designation)

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    OR/WA BLM, 20170316, BLM OR Other National Designation Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -124.080830
    East: -118.228670
    North: 48.831219
    South: 41.945885

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20170316
    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?

      Indirect spatial reference:

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (35)

    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?

    Areas defined as Other National Designations  (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    The official name of the designation (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    The type of national designation the area represents. (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    Cooperative Management and Protection Area
    Legislated Outstanding Natural Area
    Legislated Scenic Corridor
    National Monument
    Watershed Protection Area
    National Conservation Area
    Legislated Cooperative Management Area
    Legislated No Livestock Grazing Area
    Wildland Juniper Management Area

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

    Omnibus Oregon Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1988
    Oregon Resource Conservation Act of 1996
    Omnibus Parks and Public Lands Management Act of 1996
    Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000
    Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009
    Presidential Proclamation Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
    Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968
    Bull Run Act
    Endangered American Wilderness Act
    Channel Islands National Park and Other Purposes
    Oregon Wilderness Act of 1984
    Washington State Wilderness Act of 1984
    Amendment to Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

    The serialized case file number for each national designation area.  Inholding polygons do not have a case file number. (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    Date the Wilderness area was legally established (YYYYMMDD) (Source: Bureau of Land Management)

    The administrative state for the Wilderness (Source: Bureau of Land Management)


    Entity and attribute overview:
    Attributes are provided that give basic information about source, type, and accuracy of the line data. More information may be found in the data standard if available: https://www.blm.gov/or/gis/data.php
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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, Oregon State Office
    Wilderness Specialist
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR97208

    503-808-6086 (voice)
    503-808-6334 (FAX)
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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?

    Date: unknown (change 1 of 3)
    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, OR97208-2965

    503-808-6009 (voice)
    503-808-6419 (FAX)

    Date: 20120120 (change 2 of 3)
    Changes in Attribute Domains as a result in the OND Data Standard updates. The OND_TYPE domain has been updated to include NCA - National Conservation Area and LCMA - Legislated Cooperative Management Area.

    Person responsible for change:
    Steven Salas
    Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
    GIS Analyst
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR97208

    (503) 808-6416 (voice)

    Date: 20130401 (change 3 of 3)
    Changes made to OND_TYPE domain. Added codes NOG & WJMA.

    Person responsible for change:
    Roger MIlls
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Spec.
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR97208

    (503) 808-6340 (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?

    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

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

    Meets BLM topology 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, OR97208

    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: 20130325
Last reviewed: 20130401

Metadata author:
Roger Mills
Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office
GIS Specialist
P.O. Box 2965
Portland, OR97208

(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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