GIS Metadata

BLM OR Activity Plan Boundary Polygon

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What does this data set describe?

BLM OR Activity Plan Boundary Polygon

AVY_PLAN_POLY: Activity Plan Boundary Polygon describes the planning or project area for the Activity Plans dataset. The AVY_PLAN dataset contains activity plan boundaries of wide-ranging size and purpose. They may overlap multiple LUP_CRNT areas, but they do not need to cover all BLM lands, and there may be multiple, overlapping activity plans in any particular area. This dataset can include boundaries for activity plans in various stages from "Pre-Draft" to "Active," but should only contain one boundary per activity plan (one version per plan). For a more detailed description of the Activity Plan dataset see the Supplemental Information section in this document or follow the link to the Plan Area Boundary Spatial Data Standard below. Data Standard Linkage: http://www.blm.gov/or/datamanagement/files/LUP_Revised_Data_Standard.pdf

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), 20171108, BLM OR Activity Plan Boundary Polygon.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    Bounding coordinates:
    West: -123.761630
    East: -118.117747
    North: 44.119436
    South: 41.993092

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar date: 20171108
    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 (194)

    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?

    Activity Plan Boundary Polygon describes the planning or project area for the Activity Plans dataset.  (Source: BLM)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    The official and unique name of an activity plan.  These names are filled in when the plan is final.  Until the plan is final the DRAFT_PLANID is used.  In the Plan Area Boundary theme group, the full PLANID domain is used only for activity plans (AVY_PLAN).   (Source: BLM)

    Too lengthy to list. Contact State Data Administrator for a copy.

    The date the plan was implemented (YYYYMMDD format). This field is filled in when the plan is final. (Source: BLM)

    The BLM's numbering convention for any new document developed to comply  with the NEPA.  Convention established by Instruction Memorandum 2008-199,  Change 1 (12/18/2008). Format:  DDC-ADC-AD-CCDC-FIYR-NDSN-TYP  DDC:  Department Designation Code; three-letter code used to identify the name  of the department within the Government (example:  DOI = Department of the  Interior). ADC:   Agency Designation Code; three-letter code used to identify the agency or bureau with the Government (example:  BLM = Bureau of Land  Management). AD:   Administrative Designation Code; two-letter code used to identify the  highest administrative unit involved (state, center, office, or Washington Office)  at the time the NEPA document is created (example: OR = Oregon). CCDC:   Cost Center Designation Code; four-digit code used to identify the  secondary administrative unit involved at the time the NEPA document is  created.  This is compatible with the FBMS (Fiscal and Business Management  System) numbering convention and equates to positions five through eight in the  FBMS Cost Center code structure (Examples: M050 = Butte Falls (Medford)  Field Office; P060 = Deschutes (Prineville) Field Office). FIYR:   Project Start Fiscal Year Date; four-digit code that identifies the 12- month period the Federal Government designates for the use of its funds (October  through September) at the time the NEPA document is created. NDSN:  The NEPA Document Sequence Number; four-digit chronological  number identifying each NEPA document assigned within an Administrative  Unit or Office Designation and beginning at 001 each fiscal year. TYP:  The NEPA Type Code; two or three letter code used to identify the  category of document used to comply with the NEPA (CX = Categorical  Exclusion, EA = Environmental Assessment, DNA =  Determination of NEPA Adequacy, EIS = Environmental Impact Statement. This field is filled in when the plan is final. (Source: BLM)

    The name of the Project Plan Area for the plan associated with an activity when  in draft stages.  The RMPA should consist of the original RMP name plus the  word "Amendment."  Once finalized, the final name is added to the PLANID  domain and placed in PLANID, the decision date in PLAN_DATE, the  NEPA_ID filled in and LUPA_ID filled in (for RMP). (Source: BLM)

    The status (or stage) of the plan that authorizes (or will authorize) the activity.  A plan in Active stage must have PLANID and PLAN_DATE filled in and NEPA_ID and LUPA_ID filled in if applicable. (Source: BLM)

    Plans that are in the Scoping or Analysis of the Management Situation (or equivalent) stage
    Plans that are in the Draft stage
    Supplemental Draft EIS
    Plans that are in the Final stage
    Supplemental Final EIS
    Plans for which a Record of Decision or Decision Record has been signed
    Active plans with pending boundary changes due to neighboring in progress plans

    Global ID  (Source: BLM)

    Unit identifier if the plan/project area is divided into subunits, usually only for activity plans (but not all activity plans are subdivided into subunits).  The subunits may not comprise the entire plan area.  The subunits may be disjoint and widely separated with no surrounding polygon.  The PLAN_SUBUNIT may be a simple number or letter and is only meaningful in context with the PLANID or DRAFT_PLANID (for example, there may be three polygons with PLAN_SUBUNIT's of "1," "2," and "3" and each having the same DRAFT_PLANID of "Chalk Juniper Cut").  The "Geographical Management Units" are examples PLAN_SUBUNITS for LUPs.  (Source: BLM)

    Entity and attribute overview:
    Attribute description may be found in the Abstract. 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)

    • U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Oregon BLM

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

    Leslie Frewing
    Bureau of Land Management
    Program analyst
    P.O. Box 2965
    Portland, OR97208

    (503) 808-6088 (voice)
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Why was the data set created?

Data is intended for support of various Land Use Planning (LUP) activities including Resource Management Plans (RMPs), Resource Management Plan Amendments (RMPA), and activity plans.

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How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 20121212 (change 1 of 1)
    An empty polygon feature class in the new standard format was created. Activity plan polygon features were selected from the previous standard, PLANDBDY_POLY feature class. These features went through a manual edit review and a review using the AVY_PLAN_TOPO topology layer. The topology review included the relationship of features to the new associated AVY_PLAN_ARC feature class.

    Person responsible for change:
    Arthur Miller
    Bureau of Land Management
    GIS Analyst
    P.O.Box 2965
    Portland, OR97208

    (503) 808-6113 (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?

    Data is complete as of publication date.

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

    Polygons do not cover the landscape nor do they cover all BLM lands continuously. In addition, there may be islands ("donut holes") of non-planning areas surrounded by planning areas. An individual plan area may consist of multiple, unattached polygons. Such plan boundary polygon pieces should be stored as individual records with common attribute values, not as multi-part polygons. There are potentially many plans covering the same area, so there will be overlapping polygons. Arcs are simple, non-overlapping lines that are split between endpoints as needed.

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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:
*Note to user - The nature of this data may be very fluid. A close reading of the data standard is strongly recommended. Any questions should be directed to the data steward listed under Contacts. *Note to editors - This dataset can include boundaries for activity plans in various stages from "Pre-Draft" to "Active," but should only contain one boundary per activity plan (one version per plan). The boundary should be entered concurrently with identification of the proposed project area during scoping or upon release of the Environmental Assessment (EA)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). 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: Leslie Frewing, state data steward for AVY_PLAN_POLY, approved the use of this dataset on August 7, 2017.

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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: 20130320
Last reviewed: 20170320

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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