METADATA FOR NATIONAL PARK BOUNDARIES

VERSION 2 RELEASE 0

 

Identification_Information:

Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics, (comp.)

Publication_Date: 2001

Title: National Park Boundaries

Publication_Information:

                        Publication_Place:  Washington, DC

                        Publisher:  Bureau of Transportation Statistics

                  Larger_Work_Citation:

            Citation_Information:

                  Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

                         Publication_Date: 2001

                        Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases

             Publication_Information:

                        Publication_Place:  Washington, DC

                        Publisher:   Bureau of Transportation Statistics

 

Description:

Abstract: Variable scale boundaries for selected National

      Parks, Recreation Areas, Seashores, Military Parks

      Historical Areas, and Monuments in the United States

      and territories.

  Purpose:  The database provides locational and attribute

      information for use in national and regional

      cartographic and spatial analysis applications.

 

    Notes:  This Park Boundaries file is the result of an

        immediate need for this type of data in several GIS

        databases being setup in the National Park Service.

        These digital boundaries represent the "best guess"

        and data that could be collected in a short time.

 

        This data is not an "official" distribution by the

        National Park Service, but is only provided to

        assist those persons who require something to work

        with.

 

        Only 348 parks out of the current 368 are

        represented in this data set.  Although every

        attempt has been made to find errors and correct

        them it is probable that some still exist. The

        boundaries are not necessarily the most up-to-date

        and the acreage and other attributes may be

        incorrect.

 

        This coverage was assembled from many other existing

        databases and any errors digitized or keyed in at

        those sites may still exist in this composite.  The

        individual boundaries were collected when possible

        from Parks that maintain their own GIS databases,

        digitized from existing 1:24000 scale USGS 

        quadrangles, and various other maps ranging in scale

        from 1:360 to 1:2,000,000.  The dates from these

        sources range from 1965 to the present and do not

        necessarily reflect all boundary changes that have

        occurred during this time period.

 

        Of the original 348 parks represented, 23 of them are

        shown with 2 meter square boxes.  Good digitized

        boundaries for these parks have not been located yet

        but, we do have a point location within them.  The boxes

        were used to keep this coverage a strictly polygon

        coverage instead of mixing points in with it. 

 

        Those park service units that are outside the continental

        US are not shown well in this projection, but it was

        simpler to maintain a single coverage of all parks.  Those

        parks with a "calculated" area of only 4 meters are the

        point locations referred to above.

 

  Time_Period_of_content:

   Time_Period_Information:

    Single_Date/Time:

      Calendar_Date: 1994

    Currentness_Reference:  Publication date of sources

 

  Status:

    Progress: in work

    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:  Unknown

 

  Spatial_Domain:

    Bounding_Coordinates:

      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.723557

      East_Bounding_Coordinate:  144.728958

      North_Bounding_Coordinate:  68.655945

      South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.288481

 

  Keywords:

    Theme:

      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none

      Theme_Keyword:  National Parks

    Place:

      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none

      Place_Keyword: United States

      Place_Keyword: US Territories

 

  Access_Constraints:  none

 

  Use_Constraints: This data is not an "official" distribution by the

        National Park Service, but is only provided to

        assist those persons who require something to work

        with.  See "Notes" under Purpose section above.

 

 

 

                  Data_Quality_Information

 

Attribute_Accuracy:

  Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Attribute accuracy is described, where present,

  with each attribute defined in the Entity and Attribute

      Section.

 

  Logical_Consistency_Report: Polygon and chain-node

      topology present and verified using ARC/INFO.

 

  Completeness_Report:  See Data Set Description Section

 

  Positional_Accuracy:

    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:

      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:

 

  Lineage:

    Source_Information:

      Source_Citation:

        Citation_Information:       

        Originator: National Park Service (NPS)

        Publication_Date: 1994

        Title: National Park Boundaries

      Type_of_Source_Media: online

      Source_Time_Period_of_Content:

        Single_Date/Time:

          Calendar Date:  1994

      Source_Currentness_Reference:  publication date

      Source_Scale_Denominator: variable

 

Process_Step:

  Process_Description: The NPS National Park Boundary file

      was merged with the United States State Boundary file

      using ARC/INFO to create a data set containing separate

      polygons for each portion of a park extant in multiple

      states.

    Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:  NPS PARKS

    Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:  STATES

    Process_Date:  1996

    Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: PARKS

 

  Process_Description: After completing topological and attribute

      verification using ARC/INFO, the data was converted into Shapefile format.

 

 

          Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

 

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:  Vector

  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

    SDTS_Terms_Description:

      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Area chain

        Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:  995

 

 

            Spatial_Reference_Information:

 

  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

  Geographic:

    Latitude_Resolution:  0.001096

    Longitude_Resolution:  0.001096

    Geographic_Coordinate_Units:  Decimal Degrees

  Geodetic_Model:

    Horizontal_Datum_Name:  North American Datum of 1983

    Ellipsoid_Name:  Geodetic Reference System (GRS) 1980

 

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:

 

Detailed_Description:

Entity_Type: SHAPEFILE

Entity_Type_Label: PARK.SHP

Entity_Type_Definition:  ESRI Shapefile

Entity_Type_Definition_Source:

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: SHAPE

Attribute_Definition:  

The SHAPE attribute is a data attribute inherent to the ESRI

shapefile format.  It defines the vector data as a point, polyline,

or polygon.  For further information concerning the definition of

SHAPE, consult ESRI documentation.

      Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI and BTS

      Attribute_Domain_Values:

            Domain: Enumerated

                  Enumerated_Domain:

                        Value: polygon

                        Value Definition: 

A "Polygon" is an area feature comprised of points

and line segments.

                        Value_Definition_Source: ESRI and BTS

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  VERSION

  Attribute_Definition:  The VERSION is a 2-digit number that will be

                         incremented for all records in the database

                         whenever a new release is distributed. In this

                         release the value is 02

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

            Range_Domain:

                  Range_Domain_Minimum:  00

                  Range_Domain_Maximum:  99

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  REVISION

  Attribute_Definition:  REVISION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented

                         individually for each record whenever a change is made

                         to one of its fields.  (Revision numbers will not be

                         reset with each new release.)  In this release the value is 00.

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

            Range_Domain:

                  Range_Domain_Minimum:  00

                  Range_Domain_Maximum:  99

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  MODDATE

  Attribute_Definition:  Record Modification Date

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label: POLYID

  Attribute_Definition:  Unique identifier for each polygon

  Attribute_Definition_Source: Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  FEATURID

  Attribute_Definition:  Unique identifier for the

      geographic entity - this is a concatenated value containing

      the State FIPS Code plus the Park Name abbreviation

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT

  Attribute_Definition: Park name

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label: STFIPS

  Attribute_Definition: State FIPS Code

  Attribute_Definition_Source: FIPS Pub 6-4.  State FIPS Code of the state in

      which the park polygon is located

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

    Codeset_Domain:

      Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standard

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  STATE_CODE

  Attribute_Definition:  state postal abbreviation in which

      the park polygon is located

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  ST_NAME

  Attribute_Definition: State name in which the park polygon

      is located

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  Assigned

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  PAREA

  Attribute_Definition:  The total acreage as listed in the

      NPS handbook (1991).

  Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  CLASS

  Attribute_Definition:  The Clean Air Act level of air

      quality protection. 

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

    Enumerated_Domain:

      Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1 or 2

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  REGION

  Attribute_Definition:  NPS Region responsible for the

      park.  Subject to change if the NPS reorganizes.

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  SNR

  Attribute_Definition:  Significant Natural Resource (part

      of the I&M initiative)

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

    Enumerated_Domain:

      Enumerated_Domain_Value:  0 or 1

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  GEOG

  Attribute_Definition: Geographic area in which the park is

      located

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label: LABEL

  Attribute_Definition:

Label point signifying the major area of each park

  Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Enumerated_Domain:

Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1 or 2

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  SCALE

  Attribute_Definition:  scale at which the boundary was

      digitized

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  DATE

  Attribute_Definition:  Year of the map from which the

      boundary was digitized

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

Attribute:

  Attribute_Label:  SOURCE

  Attribute_Definition:  Source maps from which the boundary

      was digitized

  Attribute_Definition_Source:  NPS

  Attribute_Domain_Values:

 

 

              Distribution_Information:

Distributor:

  Contact_Organization_Primary:

    Contact_Organization: BTS Product Distribution Center

  Contact_Address:

    Address_Type:  mailing and physical address

    Address:  400 Seventh Street, SW

    City:  Washington

    State_or_Province:  District of Columbia

    Postal_Code:  20590

  Contact_Voice_Telephone:  (202) 366-DATA

  Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:  (202) 366-3640

  Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  answers@bts.gov

 

Resource_Description: National Transportation Atlas

    Databases 2001

 

Distribution_Liability:  None

 

Standard_Order_Process:

  Digital_Form:

    Digital_Transfer_Information:

      Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile

      Format_Information_Content: ESRI Shapefile

 

      File_Decompression_Technique: No compression applied.

          However, if using digital transfer online option,

          note access instructions

        Transfer_Size: 3.5 megabytes

 

    Digital_Transfer_Option:

      Online_Option:

        Computer_Contact_Information:

          Network_Address:

            Network_Resource_Name: www.bts.gov/gis/

        Access_Instructions: Anyone with access to the Internet

            may connect to the BTS web server.  To access a

            specific data set, go to the web address listed above

            in the Network Resource Name.  The BTS server allows

            allows visitors to create an archive package for

            download in one of three common formats:

              .zip - an MS-DOS zip archive;

              .tgz - a gzip-ed unix tar archive; and

              .tar - a unix tar archive. 

            This archived package is stored in a temporary

            file which can then be copied to the visitor's

            home directory. 

 

        Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Sun Ultra running

            Solaris 2.6 operating system.

 

      Offline_Option:

        Offline_Media:  CD-ROM

          Recording_Capacity:

            Recording_Density:  650

            Recording_Density_Units: megabytes

          Recording_Format:   ISO 9660

          Compatibility_Information:

 

  Fees:  none

 

Ordering_Instructions: Call (202) 366-DATA, fax (202) 366-3640,

     or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) BTS to request the National

Transportation:

     Atlas Databases 2001 CD-ROM.  This and other BTS products may be ordered

     from the BTS Internet site (www.bts.gov).

 

 

              Metadata_Reference_Information:

 

Metadata_Date: 19960209

Metadata_Review_Date: 200105

  Metadata_Contact:

    Contact_Organization_Primary:

      Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation

         Statistics

      Contact_Position: Spatial Database Manager

      Contact_Address:

        Address_Type:  mailing address 

      Address: 400 Seventh Street, SW

      City: Washington

      State_or_Province: District of Columbia

      Postal_Code:  20590

    Contact_Voice_Telephone:  (202) 366-DATA

    Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:  (202) 366-3640

    Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:  answers@bts.gov

Metadata_Standard_Name:  FGDC Content Standards for Digital

    Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version:  FGDC-STD-001-1998 (Version 2.0)