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Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers

Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers
Abstract:
This map layer portrays the linear federally-owned land features (i.e., national parkways, wild and scenic rivers, etc.) of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The map layer was created by extracting linear federal land features from the 1:2,000,000-scale individual State DLG files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These files were then merged into a single map layer. This is a revised version of the September 2005 map layer.
Supplemental_Information:
Federally-owned or administered land areas of 640 acres or more, such as national parks, national monuments, and wilderness areas, are included in the National Atlas Federal Lands of the United States map layer.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    National Atlas of the United States, 200606, Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Beginning_Date: 1972
    Ending_Date: 2006
    Currentness_Reference: Ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

  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):

      • Complete chain (354)

    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 0.000278. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000278. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Linear Federal Lands (described by fedlanl020.dbf)
    Linear federally-owned land features (i.e., national parkways, wild and scenic rivers, etc.) of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Shape
    The representation of the entity in the data. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    PolyLine1-dimensional element that may or may not surround a 2-dimensional element.

    Fnode#
    Internal number of the from-node. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:541

    Tnode#
    Internal number of the to-node. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:3
    Maximum:543

    Length
    The length of the arc in coverage units. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0.009
    Maximum:5.226

    Fedlanl020
    Internal feature number. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:354

    Name
    The name of the Federal land feature. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    There is no predefined set of valid Federal land feature names.

    Feature
    The type of Federal land feature. (Source: National Atlas of the United States)

    ValueDefinition
    National Monument NPSLandmarks, structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest situated on lands owned or controlled by the government. Managed by the National Park Service.
    National Park NPSGenerally large natural places having a wide variety of attributes, at times including significant historic assets. Managed by the National Park Service.
    National Parkway NPSA roadway and the parkland paralleling the roadway, that is intended for scenic motoring along a protected corridor and often connecting cultural sites. Managed by the National Park Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River ACOE/USFSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River BLMCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
    National Wild and Scenic River BLM/NPSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River BLM/NPS/USFSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River BLM/USFSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River BLM/USFWSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River NPSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the National Park Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River NPS/USFSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River NPS/USFWSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River USFSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
    National Wild and Scenic River USFWSCertain selected rivers of the Nation which, with their immediate environments, possess outstandingly remarkable scenic, recreational, geologic, fish and wildlife, historic, cultural, or other similar values. Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • National Atlas of the United States

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

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

    Woodley Chu
    National Atlas of the United States
    12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
    Reston, VA 20192

    703-648-6375 (voice)
    atlasmail@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    2MILBD (source 1 of 13)
    U.S. Geological Survey, 1995, 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph Data - Boundaries: U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-FEDL98 (source 2 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 1998, Linear Federal Land Features of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    Wild and Scenic Rivers (source 3 of 13)
    Service, National Park , Unknown, Wild and Scenic Rivers: National Park Service, Washington, DC.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-HY (source 4 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 1998, Hydrography Features of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial information

    ATLAS-RD (source 5 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 1998, Major roads of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial information

    ATLAS-FEDL99 (source 6 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 1999, Linear Federal Land Features of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-FEDL00 (source 7 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 20000403, Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    National Park Guide (source 8 of 13)
    Service, National Park , 200106, National Park Guide: National Park Service, Washington, DC.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-FEDL01 (source 9 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200107, Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-FEDP05 (source 10 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200512, Federal Lands of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-HY03 (source 11 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200301, Streams and Waterbodies of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial information

    ATLAS-FEDL05 (source 12 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200509, Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

    ATLAS-FEDP06 (source 13 of 13)
    National Atlas of the United States, 200606, Federal Lands of the United States: National Atlas of the United States, Reston, VA.

    Type_of_Source_Media: Online
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
    Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 1998 (process 1 of 6)
    The 2MILBD file was originally digitized by the National Mapping Division based on the sectional maps contained in 'The National Atlas of the United States of America' published by the USGS in 1970. The sectional maps were updated during 1978-1981 and digitized in the early 1980's. The data were updated in 1995 using 1:1,000,000-scale and 1:2,000,000 scale Bureau of Land Management State base maps. These data were published on CD-ROM in 1995. Using Arc/INFO software, the DLG optional format files were converted to Arc/INFO coverages using the DLGARC command. Only linear Federal land features and attribute information were extracted for inclusion. The individual State coverages were then merged together using the Arc/INFO command APPEND.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • 2MILBD

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL98

    Date: 1999 (process 2 of 6)
    The spatial and attribute information were updated using the Wild and Scenic Rivers web site. The data were aligned with ATLAS-HY and ATLAS-RD.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL98
    • Wild and Scenic Rivers
    • ATLAS-HY
    • ATLAS-RD

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL99

    Date: 2000 (process 3 of 6)
    The Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic Rivers, MA were added.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL99
    • Wild and Scenic Rivers
    • ATLAS-HY

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL00

    Date: 2001 (process 4 of 6)
    Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River, NC was added. Baltimore Washington Parkway, MD and Suitland Parkway, MD were added.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL00
    • Wild and Scenic Rivers
    • National Park Guide
    • ATLAS-HY
    • ATLAS-RD

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL01

    Date: Sep-2005 (process 5 of 6)
    Parkways and scenic rivers were aligned with ATLAS-HY03 within the National Park areas in ATLAS-FEDP05, and were also aligned with National Park boundaries in ATLAS-FEDP05 as part of a National Parks update to ATLAS-FEDP05. The file was processed as a geodatabase before it was converted to a shapefile.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL01
    • ATLAS-FEDP05
    • ATLAS-HY03

    Data sources produced in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL05

    Date: Jun-2006 (process 6 of 6)
    Parkways and scenic rivers were aligned with ATLAS-HY03 within the National Wildlife Refuge areas in ATLAS-FEDP06, and were also aligned with National Wildlife Refuge boundaries in ATLAS-FEDP06 as part of a National Wildlife Refuge update to ATLAS-FEDP06. The file was processed as a geodatabase before it was converted to a shapefile.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • ATLAS-FEDL05
    • ATLAS-FEDP06
    • ATLAS-HY03

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


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?

    This map layer includes linear Federal Lands for all fifty States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data completeness generally reflects the content of the original DLG files.

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

    No additional checks for topological consistency were performed on this map layer.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
    507 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192

    1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747) (voice)

    Contact_Instructions:
    In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://ask.usgs.gov/esic_index.html>.
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 14-Jun-2006
Metadata author:
Peg Rawson
National Atlas of the United States
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20192

703-648-4183 (voice)
atlasmail@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)



 


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