Lake Contour Maps - New York State (NYSDEC)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Publication_Date: 20050726
Title: Lake Contour Maps - 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=1132>
Description:
Abstract:
This is a point data set with a centroid for all the waterbodies in New York State that have had contour maps created and scanned.
Purpose:
The attribute table contains a field that is used to link to the Lake Contour Maps on the Bureau of Fisheries web page. The lake countour map image will then be displayed in a separate window.
Supplemental_Information:
1. This data set is meant to utilize hyperlinks. The field URL_LINK supports the hyperlink. The hyperlink property is established for you when using the data through the Data Selector, an application internal to NYSDEC. To see the contour map, you must select the hotlink tool and then select a site. It is easier to select a site with the hyperlink if you zoom in somewhat first. 2. Some of the original Contour Maps have more than one lake on the same map. The pdf file created from these maps also shows multiple waterbodies. Where this occurs, there is one point in the shapefile for each lake. All of the records, however, point to the same image. 3. Lake George has two points because there are two maps and pdf files for this lake; there is a map of the northern part and another map for the southern portion of the lake. 4. The scans of the contour maps are also available on the DEC Web Page: "New York State Lake Contour Map Series" [<http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9920.html>] or by contacting the Bureau of Fisheries.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050726
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.934348
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.718570
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.845742
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.567714
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: 012
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: custodial
Theme_Keyword: lake
Theme_Keyword: lakes
Theme_Keyword: contour
Theme_Keyword: depth
Theme_Keyword: pond
Theme_Keyword: water body
Theme_Keyword: waterbody
Theme_Keyword: water bodies
Theme_Keyword: waterbodies
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: contour map
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. These maps should not be used for any applications that require rigorously accurate depth information. 2. The NYS DEC asks to be credited in derived products. 3. Secondary distribution of the data is not allowed. 4. 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. 5. 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, and 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: 12233-4756
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 402-8996
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 518-402-9027
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fwhabtat@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Contact_Instructions:
The point layer was created by Katherine Barnes, FWMR (see primary Contact Information).

For information on the lake contour maps, contact Ed Woltman, NYSDEC, Bureau of Fisheries. Phone: 518-402-8893. Address: 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4753. E-mail: efwolfma@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

For information about the DEC web page or for information about the original maps: Jay Bloomfield, Division of Water. Phone: 518-402-8107. Address: 627 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3502. E-mail: jabloomf@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: NYS DEC Division of Fisheries
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Lake Contour Maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DEC
Online_Linkage: <http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9920.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: None
Completeness_Report: None
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston VA
Publisher: USGS
Online_Linkage: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media:
US Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System database; downloaded from <http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS GNIS
Source_Contribution:
Used this database to locate lakes for adding location points to which hotlinks (to DEC online map images) are added.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NYS Dept. of Transportaion
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: NYS DOT 1:24,000 Plannimetric Maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, NY
Publisher: NYS DOT
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: NYS DOT Scanned Plannimetric Maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NYS DOT
Source_Contribution: Alternate source for locating lakes with Contour Maps.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Published maps of lake contours were scanned as pdf files and added to the NYS DEC Department webpage.

Note: The contour maps that were scanned to produce the DEC web pages vary in accuracy. Some of the maps have been transcribed several times from either decent academic maps (e.g., the Finger Lakes) or hand drawn field sketches that were done during the old Biological Surveys from the 1920s and 30s. A few newer maps, such as Upper Saranac Lake and Lake George were based on digital maps and so will be much more accurate.

Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Ed Woltman, Public Use and Outreach Section
Contact_Position: Section Head
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 5th Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-4753
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 518-402-8890
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 518-402-8925
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: efwoltma@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A list was created of the sites found on the Department Web Page. The sites were then selected from the GNIS database, by selecting those with a TYPE value of lake or reservoir. The list was compared to the selected set and when there was no record in the GNIS database for a waterbody with a scanned Contour Map, a point was added to the shapefile, using DOT Planimetric maps as reference. When a lake had no matching web map, the feature was removed.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Contact_Person: Katherine Barnes, Habitat Inventory Unit
Contact_Position: Cartographic Technician 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 625 Broadway
Address: 5th Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 12233-4756
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 518-402-8940
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 518-402-8925
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kfbarnes@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: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 432

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: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
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: Lake Contour Maps - New York State (NYSDEC)
Entity_Type_Definition: Point Feature Class
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
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: RECNUM
Attribute_Definition: A unique ID number for each record.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the waterbody.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEVATION
Attribute_Definition: The elevation of the waterbody above sea level.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9999
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Feet
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWNNAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the town in which the waterbody is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: URL_LINK
Attribute_Definition:
URL link to pdf file containing the scanned image of the contour map for the waterbody on the DEC website.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PDF_LINK
Attribute_Definition:
Address of pdf file containing the scanned image of the contour map for the waterbody on the DEC Central Office's M:\ drive.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYSDEC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

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: Lake Contour Maps - New York State (NYSDEC)
Distribution_Liability:
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) provides these geographic data "as is". NYSDEC 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. NYSDEC shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use od the data described and/or contained herein.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.012

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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