NYS Natural Heritage Program Important Areas
SDE Feature Classes
FGDC Metadata
DescriptionSpatialData StructureData QualityData SourceData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: NYS Natural Heritage Program Important Areas
Originators: New York Natural Heritage Program
Publication date: 20130331
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Important Areas (IA) for NY Natural Heritage Program Element Occurences: Animals, Plants and Natural (Ecological) Communities (Hudson Valley). Important Areas are lands and waters that support the continued presence and quality of known populations of rare animals and rare plants, or of documented examples of rare or high-quality ecological communities. Important Areas include the specific locations where the animals, plants, and/or ecological communities have been observed, but go beyond these to also include: additional habitat for the rare animal and plant populations, including areas which may be used by rare animals for breeding, nesting, feeding, roosting, or over-wintering; and areas that support the natural ecological processes critical to maintaining the habitats of these rare animal and plant populations, or critical to maintaining these significant communities.
Purpose:
To provide an up-to-date digital geospatial dataset of New York Natural Heritage Program Important Areas, as funded by the Hudson River Estuary Program (HREP).
Dataset credit:
New York Natural Heritage Program
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: New York Natural Heritage Program
Person: John Schmid, GISP
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (518) 402-8930
Fax: (518) 402-8925
Email: jjschmid@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Address type: unknown
Address:
625 Broadway, 5th floor
City: Albany
State or Province: New York
Postal code: 12233-4757
Country: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Classes
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.5.4400
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 20130331
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Element Occurences, NYNHP Important Areas, New York Natural Heritage Program (NYNHP)
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: biota
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Keywords: New York
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Restriction Code: other restrictions; Other Constraints: Access constraints: Access to Important Area data may only be granted by the New York Natural Heritage Program
Use constraints:
The New York Natural Heritage Program shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. 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. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The New York Natural Heritage Program gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an New York Natural Heritage Program server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the New York Natural Heritage Program, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: None
Security classification: Unclassified
Security handling: None
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
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: -75.000
Latitude of projection origin: 0.000
False easting: 500000.00
False northing: 0.00
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000000002220024164500956
Ordinate resolution: 0.000000002220024164500956
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude datum name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude resolution: 1.00
Altitude distance units: meters
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
BoundaryCoordinate
West-75.117838 (longitude)
East-73.264572 (longitude)
North42.870957 (latitude)
South40.692610 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of NYS Natural Heritage Important Areas
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Lands and waters that support the continued presence of high-quality ecological communities
Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
IA_MODEL_R
Definition:
This is the methodology model code. See methodology documentation.
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
03EEST_G01
Important Area Model for Estuarine Natural Communities (Brackish and Freshwater Tidal Wetlands) (except for Tidal River)
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
03EEST_HR1
Important Area Model for Tidal River Natural Community (the Hudson River itself)
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
03EPAL_G01
Important Area Model for Palustrine Natural Communities (Freshwater Non-tidal Wetlands)
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
03ERIV_G01
Important Area Model for Riverine Natural Communities (River and Streams)
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
03ETER_G01
Important Area Model for Terrestrial Natural Communities (Uplands)
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
ValueDefinition
02EALL_G01
Important Area Model for Plants
Definition Source:
NYS Natural Heritage Program
Attribute definition source:
New York Natural Heritage Program
SHAPE.AREA
Definition:
Area of polygon (sq meters)
Attribute values: Area of polygon (sq meters)
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE.LEN
Definition:
Length of polygon perimeter (meters)
Attribute values: Length of polygon perimeter (meters)
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: G-polygon
Count: 651 (Natural Communities); 404 (Animals); 345 (Plants)
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Topology was checked. No slivers or gaps were found.
Completeness report:
Feature Class covers New York State extant occurences.
+ Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
See the methodology document (available from NYNHP upon request).
Process date: 20100101
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
See access and use constraints information.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: New York Natural Heritage Program
Person: John Schmid, GISP
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (518) 402-8930
Fax: (518) 402-8925
Email: jjschmid@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Address type: unknown
Address:
625 Broadway, 5th floor
City: Albany
State or Province: NY
Postal code: 12233-4757
Country: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Non-digital form:
See access and use constraints information.
Fees: None
Ordering instructions:
See access and use constraints information.
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20150522
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: New York Natural Heritage Program
Person: John Schmid, GISP
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: (518) 402-8930
Fax: (518) 402-8925
Email: jjschmid@gw.dec.state.ny.us
Address type: unknown
Address:
625 Broadway, 5th floor
City: Albany
State or Province: New York
Postal code: 12233-4757
Country: US
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
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