U.S. National Atlas Federal and Indian Land Areas
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Description
Citation
Title: U.S. National Atlas Federal and Indian Land Areas
Originators: National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
ESRI
Series name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Series identification: 2008 World, Europe, United States, Canada, and Mexico
Publisher: ESRI
Publication place: Redlands, California, USA
Publication date: 20080401
Edition: 2008
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
Location: \usa\other
Description
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Federal and Indian Land Areas represents the federal- and Indian-owned land areas (for example, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of Defense, and Tennessee Valley Authority) of the United States.
Purpose:
U.S. National Atlas Federal and Indian Land Areas provides the federal- and Indian-owned land areas for geographic display and analysis at regional and national levels.
Supplemental information:
Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:1,000,000.
Time Period of Data
Beginning date: 19720101
Ending date: 20040101
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: Annually
Key Words
Theme:
Keywords: polygon, federal lands, Indian lands, boundaries, planningCadastre
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: planningCadastre, boundaries
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: U.S. Virgin Islands, United States, Puerto Rico
Keyword thesaurus: None
Temporal:
Keywords: 1972-2004
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Constraints and Credit
Access constraints:
Access granted to Licensee only.
Use constraints:
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Point Of Contact
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Person: Data Team
Phone: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-793-5953
Email: info@esri.com
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Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State or Province: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
County: US
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 8.98315284119521e-009
Longitude resolution: 8.98315284119521e-009
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid name: WGS 1984
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257223563
Spatial Domain
Below are the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -179.133392 (latitude)
East 179.788210 (latitude)
North 71.340702 (longitude)
South 17.674692 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Name and Format
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Overview
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of FED_NAT
Description:
The polygons represent the federal- and Indian-owned lands of 640 acres or more within United States.
Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
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
FEATURE1
Definition:
The primary or only type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute describes the smaller or 'contained' land.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Boundary layer attribute codes
Source
U.S. GeoData Data Users Guide 3
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
FEATURE2
Definition:
The secondary type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute, in general, describes a land that surrounds or 'contains' the land referenced in FEATURE1. FEATURE2 may also be coded as 'Open Water' if a part of the Federal or Indian property referenced in FEATURE1 includes water.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Boundary layer attribute codes
Source
U.S. GeoData Data Users Guide 3
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
FEATURE3
Definition:
The tertiary type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute, in general, describes a land that surrounds or 'contains' the land referenced in FEATURE2. FEATURE3 may also be coded as 'Open Water' if a part of the Federal or Indian property referenced in FEATURE2 includes water.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Boundary layer attribute codes
Source
U.S. GeoData Data Users Guide 3
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
AGBUR
Definition:
The agency/bureau code.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
BIA
Area owned or managed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
BLM
Area owned or managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
BOR
Area owned or managed by the Bureau of Reclamation.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
DOD
Area owned or managed by the Department of Defense.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
FS
Area owned or managed by the U.S. Forest Service.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
FWS
Area owned or managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
NPS
Area owned or managed by the National Park Service.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
TVA
Area owned or managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
OTHER
Area owned or managed by some other federal agency/bureau.
Definition Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
NAME1
Definition:
The name associated with FEATURE1.
Attribute values: Names for the features.
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
NAME2
Definition:
The name associated with FEATURE2.
Attribute values: Names for the features.
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
NAME3
Definition:
The name associated with FEATURE3.
Attribute values: Names for the features.
Attribute definition source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
STATE
Definition:
The two-letter abbreviation for each state in which the federal land is located.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Federal Information Processing Standards 5–2
Source
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute definition source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
STATE_FIPS
Definition:
The FIPS code (two-digit number) for each state in which the federal land is located.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Federal Information Processing Standards
Source
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute definition source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
SQMI
Definition:
The measure of area in square miles.
Attribute values: Calculated areas for the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
NAMEFLAG
Definition:
The indicator of whether NAME1, NAME2, and NAME3 contain a value.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
0
All NAME attributes blank.
Definition Source:
ESRI
1
Only NAME1 attribute populated.
Definition Source:
ESRI
2
NAME1 and NAME2 attributes populated.
Definition Source:
ESRI
3
NAME1, NAME2, and NAME3 attributes populated.
Definition Source:
ESRI
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE_Length
Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
SHAPE_Area
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
SDTS Feature Description
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Count: 3682
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Logical consistency report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using either ESRI SDC Data Development Kit Professional 2 (DDKP2) or tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then loaded into ArcSDE® to verify and validate the geometry.
Completeness report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials. The minimum map resolution is 640 acres or one square mile. Generally, features under this size are not shown. There may be private inholdings within the boundaries of Federal lands in this map layer.
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal accuracy report:
The geospatial part of this data set was originally extracted from the individual 1:2,000,000-scale State boundary Digital Line Graph (DLG) files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey which have a positional accuracy of 1,720 meters. It was updated several times using various sources whose horizontal positional accuracies are unknown.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Data source information
National Atlas
Title: Federal Lands of the United States
Originators: National Atlas of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: 20041201
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 2000000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Attribute and geospatial data
Beginning date: 19720101
Ending date: 20040101
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Process Steps
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
The National Atlas file was originally compiled from 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph files produced in the early 1980's. Between 1997 and 2003, the file was updated multiple times using a variety of Federal and State sources, both to adjust boundaries and to add or delete areas as appropriate. The final version of this file was produced in October 2003. Using Wildlife refuge area updates from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wilderness area updates from the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, and Wilderness area data from the National Wilderness Preservation System, the following updates were made: boundary updates to national wildlife refuges and wilderness areas; addition of several national wildlife refuges, waterfowl production areas, and wilderness areas; adjustment of wilderness study areas which had been converted to wilderness areas; and name corrections for several areas. Adjacent Federal lands having identical attributes were merged.
Process date: 20041201
Data Source produced
National Atlas
Title: Federal Lands of the United States
Originators: National Atlas of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: 20041201
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 2000000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Attribute and geospatial data
Beginning date: 19720101
Ending date: 20040101
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Process Step 2
Process description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the compressed file from the National Atlas of the United States® and extracted it. Combined attributes FEATURE1, 2, 3, AGBUR, NAME1, 2, 3, STATE, and STATE_FIPS into a single attribute, summarized and dissolved on that attribute to reduce the number of features. Joined the tables to get back the original attributes. Reduced the attribute widths of FEATURE1, 2, 3, AGBUR, NAME2, and NAME3. Added SQMI attribute and calculated its values. Added NAMEFLAG attribute and calculated its values. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Process date: 20050317
Data Source used
National Atlas
Title: Federal Lands of the United States
Originators: National Atlas of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: 20041201
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 2000000
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Attribute and geospatial data
Beginning date: 19720101
Ending date: 20040101
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Data Distribution Information
General
Distribution liability:
See use constraints.
Technical prerequisites:
To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.
Distribution Point of Contact
Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Phone: 800-447-9778
Instructions:
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Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State or Province: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
County: US
Standard Order Process
Digital form:
Format name: SDC
Format specification:
The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial index. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The XML file (*.sdc.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
Transfer size: 3.201
File decompression technique: ArcGIS® software
Digital transfer option:
Offline option:
Offline media: dvd
Recording capacity:
Recording density: 7.95
Recording density units: GB (gigabytes)
Fees: Software purchase price
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Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Last updated: 20170313
Metadata Point of Contact
Organization: ESRI
Person: Data Team
Phone: 909-793-2853
Fax: 909-793-5953
Email: info@esri.com
Hours of service: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Address type: mailing and physical
Address:
380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State or Province: California
Postal code: 92373-8100
County: US
Metadata Standards
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
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Version: 1.7
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