Ecological Zones - New York State (NYSDEC)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Originator: Habitat Inventory Unit
Publication_Date: 19901214
Title: Ecological Zones - New York State (NYSDEC)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/gisdata/inventories/details.cfm?DSID=1131>
Description:
Abstract:
Boundaries of the Ecological Regions of New York State, taken from Will et. al. (1982) and Dickinson (1983).
Purpose:
A polygon data set to be used in GIS applications showing the ecological regions of New York State.
Supplemental_Information:
1. In compiling a consolidated map for ecozones of New York State, John Ozard grouped 16 northern zones into three data management units labeled J, K, and L. These units were never intended to be major zones but were grouped simply to facilitate storage in a database.

2. In compiling a consolidated map for ecozones of New York State, John Ozard reconciled differences between the mappings of Will et al. and Dickinson. Additional information on the creation of a consolidated ecological zone map from the sources of Will et al. and Dickinson is available from the Habitat Inventory Unit, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000519
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.996676
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.651326
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.022654
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.405410
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: 002
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: custodial
Theme_Keyword: ecological zones
Theme_Keyword: ecology
Theme_Keyword: physiographic zones
Theme_Keyword: physiography
Theme_Keyword: ecozones
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
Geographic Names Information System <http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic>
Place_Keyword: New York State
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
1. The NYS DEC asks to be credited in derived products. 2. Secondary Distribution of the data is not allowed. 3. Any documentation provided is an integral part of the data set. Failure to use the documentation in conjunction with the digital data constitutes misuse of the data. 4. Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors may be reflected in the data supplied. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person:
Division of Fish, Wildlife, & Marine Resources, Habitat Inventory Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 5th Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-4754
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 402-8940
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 402-8925
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fwhabtat@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.1.1332
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Publication_Date: 19830601
Title: Physiographic Zones of Southern and Western New York
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Other_Citation_Details:
Nate R. Dickinson, 1983. A division of southern and western New York State into ecological zones. Unpublished report for NYS DEC, Wildlife Resources Center, Delmar, NY
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York Fish and Game Journal
Publication_Date: 19820101
Title: The Ecological Zones of Northern New York
Edition: 29
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Other_Citation_Details:
G. Will, R. Stumvoll, R. Gotie, and E. Smith vol 29, pg. 1-25
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Publication_Date: 19820101
Title: New York State Fish and Game Journal
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: None
Completeness_Report: None
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Originator: Habitat Inventory Unit
Publication_Date: 19800101
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Ecological Zones of New York State
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Beginning_Time: unknown
Ending_Date: 19890101
Ending_Time: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Ecozones of NYS
Source_Contribution:
Digitized from the statewide mylar map according to specifications from John Ozard of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Significant Habitat Unit during the mid-1980's.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
John Ozard prepared the Ecological Zones of New York State map by consolidating the two cross reference documents Physiographic Zones of Southern and Western New York, and The Ecological Zones of Northern New York.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Habitat Inventory Unit digitized the statewide mylar map Ecological Zones of New York State.
Process_Date: 19901214
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The MINOR item in the PAT was coded for polygons in the major zones F, G, H, and I (this had not been done, presumably because there are no subzones within these zones). For these polygons the alpha-numeric portion of the MINOR item was coded with the zone letter plus "01", and the proper name portion was coded the same as the major zone. The redifined item MINOR_NUM and MINOR_DESC were created to allow these two components of the MINOR item to be displayed separately. The zone coding of Governors and Roosevelt Islands were changed from Coastal Lowlands to Manhattan Hills, based on the bedrock geology (as depicted on the NYS Education Department's 1970 Geologic Map of NYS) and the zone descriptions in Dickinson 1983. These changes were completed on 8/16/96.
Process_Date: 19960816
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data was projected from NYTM NAD27 to NYTM NAD83
Process_Date: 20000619
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Division of Information Services, GIS Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 3rd Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-2750
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 518-402-9860
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 518-402-9031
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enterpriseGIS@gw.dec.state.ny.us

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 145

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: NA
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Distance_Units: NA
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Ecological Zones - New York State (NYSDEC)
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygon Feature Class
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJOR
Attribute_Definition:
Major zones. Dickinson divided the southern and western part of the state into 9 major zones labeled A through I. Ozard aggregated the northern part of the state into 3 "zones" labeled J through L for data management purposes only. These 3 northern "major zones" have no ecological meaning. SEE SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Dickinson and Ozard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
This item contains the word "ZONE", a letter designation for the zone, and the major zone name for the southern and western zones derived from Dickenson.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MINOR
Attribute_Definition:
Minor zones. Dickinson further divided the southern and western part of the state into 22 subzones. In his compilation, Ozard considered these subzones hierarchically equivalent to the 25 northern zones of Will et. al. These zones, consolidated to number 40 by Ozard, are recorded in this item. SEE SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION 1.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Dickinson and Ozard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
The zone is designated by the letter of the major zone followed by a two digit number, followed by the proper name of the zone.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAJORCOLOR
Attribute_Definition: The zone letter designation from the item MAJOR.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Dickinson and Ozard
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Zone letter
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MINOR_DESC
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the zone (redefined as the 5th through the 33rd columns of MINOR).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat Inventory Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Zone name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: MINOR_NUM
Attribute_Definition:
The minor zone designation (redefined as the first 3 columns of MINOR).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Habitat Inventory Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Zone number
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
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LEN

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Division of Information Services, GIS Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 3rd Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-2750
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 402-9860
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 402-9031
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enterpriseGIS@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Resource_Description: Ecological Zones of New York State
Distribution_Liability:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) provides these geographic data "as is". NYS DEC makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. NYSDEC further makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at NYSDEC, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. NYS DEC shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.395

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080402
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Division of Information Services, GIS Unit
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 3rd Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-2750
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 402-9860
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 402-9031
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: enterpriseGIS@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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