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Biophy

SDE Feature Class

Tags
ecology, habitat, vegetation, landscape, biota, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover


Summary

Statistical analysis for regional study of patterns in landscape and vegetation.

Description

BIOPHY depicts boundaries of 15 Biophysical Regions in Maine at 1:250,000 scale. The regions were developed in a statewide classification (McMahon, 1990) by Janet McMahon who examined spatial patterns in a number of mapped environmental variables. These patterns were statistically evaluated using canonical correspondence analysis. Ordinations of 1,966 samples, 95 woody taxa, and 22 environmental variables, reveal that both biophysical regions and woody species vary primarily along a climatic gradient of increasing annual temperature, potential evapotransportation, heat sum, and other factors associated with temperature. Boundaries were mapped for 'Biophysical Regions of Maine' at 1:700000 scale by Maine State Planning Office (MESPO) staff in 1990. Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) staff digitized these boundaries from the 1990 publication, recompiling the data onto a 1:250,000 scale base. The state boundary and coastline were extracted from the coverage METWP250. Each region contains attribute fields extracted from a summary table on the 1990 publication. The coverage was renamed from BIOPHY250 to BIOPHY in 2001.

Credits

Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.

Use limitations

Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS.

Extent

West  -71.162734    East  -66.851757
North  47.460114    South  43.060083

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Citation 

Title Biophy


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  resource provider


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.
ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEGIS.BiophyPoly
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEGIS; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -71.162734
*East longitude -66.851757
*North latitude 47.460114
*South latitude 43.060083
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 336933.937205
*East longitude 661972.687795
*South latitude 4769433.001204
*North latitude 5256296.998796
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 26919
X origin -5120899.9990279227
Y origin -9998099.9978418853
XY scale 9033.4194143744335
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.0070848033357290997
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26919
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-69.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26919]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 26919
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.BiophyPoly
*Object type  composite
*Object count 197



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.BiophyPoly
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 197
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distributor
Available format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEGIS; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
*Description  Downloadable Data



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.BiophyPoly 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 197
Definition
polygon feature class
Definition source
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.
*Description source
ESRI
*Description of values Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field BIOPHY_ID
 
*Alias BIOPHY_ID
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0




Field CODE
 
*Alias CODE
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
biophysical region code
Description source
Biophysical Regions of Maine (MESPO, 1990)
List of values
Value 1
Description Boundary Plateau Region
Value 2
Description Aroostook Hills Region
Value 3
Description Saint John Uplands Region
Value 4
Description Aroostook Lowlands Region
Value 5
Description Western Mountains Region
Value 6
Description Central Mountains Region
Value 7
Description Western Foothills Region
Value 8
Description Eastern Interior Region
Value 9
Description Southwest Interior Region
Value 10
Description Central Interior Region
Value 11
Description Eastern Lowlands Region
Value 12
Description South Coastal Region
Value 13
Description Midcoast Region
Value 14
Description Penobscot Bay Region
Value 15
Description East Coastal Region




Field ISLAND
 
*Alias ISLAND
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies island polygons
List of values
Value y
Description yes, Coastal or lake island
Value n
Description non-island




Field LAND
 
*Alias LAND
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies land and non-land areas
List of values
Value y
Description land polygon
Value n
Description a region of general uniform slope, comparatively level and of considerable extent; (grassland, highland, upland, plateau); 1 item total




Field NAME
 
*Alias NAME
*Data type String
*Width 20
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
biophysical region name
List of values
Value Boundary Plateau
Description Boundary Plateau Region
Value Aroostook Hills
Description Aroostook Hills Region
Value Saint John Uplands
Description Saint John Uplands Region
Value Aroostook Lowlands
Description Aroostook Lowlands Region
Value Western Mountains
Description Western Mountains Region
Value Central Mountains
Description Central Mountains Region
Value Western Foothills
Description Western Foothills Region
Value Eastern Interior
Description Eastern Interior Region
Value Southwest Interior
Description Southwest Interior Region
Value Central Interior
Description Central Interior Region
Value Eastern Lowlands
Description Eastern Lowlands Region
Value South Coastal
Description South Coastal Region
Value Midcoast
Description Midcoast Region
Value Penobscot Bay
Description Penobscot Bay Region
Value East Coastal
Description East Coastal Region




Field TAG
 
*Alias TAG
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
item used to select a single feature for labeling purposes
List of values
Value y
Description yes, use point for labeling
Value n
Description non-land polygon




Field SHAPE
 
*Alias SHAPE
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.
*Description source
ESRI
*Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias SHAPE.area
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.LEN
 
*Alias SHAPE.len
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview BIOPHY contains biophysical region boundaries for Maine.


Entity and Attribute Detail Citation McMahon J.S. 1990. The biophysical regions of Maine patterns in the landscape and vegetation, M.S. Thesis, University of Maine at Orono.




Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  8859part1 - Latin alphabet No. 1


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2013-11-14


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2011-05-09 08:14:36
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-14 13:40:20


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-14 13:37:00


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Natural Areas Program (MENAP), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (recomp.)
Publication Date1991-01-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
Biophy
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other Citation Details
1:250000
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/

Description
Abstract
                            BIOPHY depicts boundaries of 15 Biophysical Regions in Maine at 1:250,000 scale. The regions were developed in a statewide classification (McMahon, 1990) by Janet McMahon who examined spatial patterns in a number of mapped environmental variables. These patterns were statistically evaluated using canonical correspondence analysis. Ordinations of 1,966 samples, 95 woody taxa, and 22 environmental variables, reveal that both biophysical regions and woody species vary primarily along a climatic gradient of increasing annual temperature, potential evapotransportation, heat sum, and other factors associated with temperature. Boundaries were mapped for 'Biophysical Regions of Maine' at 1:700000 scale by Maine State Planning Office (MESPO) staff in 1990. Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) staff digitized these boundaries from the 1990 publication, recompiling the data onto a 1:250,000 scale base. The state boundary and coastline were extracted from the coverage METWP250. Each region contains attribute fields extracted from a summary table on the 1990 publication. The coverage was renamed from BIOPHY250 to BIOPHY in 2001.
                          
Purpose
                            Statistical analysis for regional study of patterns in landscape and vegetation.
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1990
Time of Dayunknown
Currentness Reference
                            source date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyNone planned

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-71.00253
East Bounding Coordinate-66.85176
North Bounding Coordinate47.43998
South Bounding Coordinate43.06008

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus-Theme
Theme Keywordecology
Theme Keywordhabitat
Theme Keywordvegetation
Theme Keywordlandscape

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO Keyword Thesaurus
Theme Keywordbiota
Theme KeywordimageryBaseMapsEarthCover

Place
Place Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus-Place
Place KeywordMaine
Place KeywordUnited States

Stratum
Stratum Keyword ThesaurusGCMD Parameter Keyword
Stratum Keywordbiosphere
Stratum Keywordland surface
Stratum Keywordhydrosphere

Access Constraints
                        none
                      
Use Constraints
                        Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MENAP) Maine Natural Areas Program
Contact PositionGIS Manager/Landscape Ecologist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 93
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-8047
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Data Set Credit
                        Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.
                      
Native Data Set Environment
Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Oracle 9i, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS), Maine GIS SDE, SDEUSER, SDE.DEFAULT

Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            Attributes have been examined for accuracy based on existing source material and limitations of scale.
                          
Completeness Report
                        Polygons with code = 0 remain unclassified for biophysical region.
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Approximate horizontal accuracy is greater than 127 meters. Data has been compiled from 1:700000 scale paper maps.
                              
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value127
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
                                    Compilation base data meets National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:250,000 scale.
                                  
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine State Planning Office (MESPO)
Publication Date1990
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
(BIOPHY700) Biophysical Regions of Maine
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine State Planning Office
Other Citation Details
Boundaries of 15 biophysical regions were developed in a statewide classification (McMahon, 1990). In fulfillment of her M.S. Thesis at the University of Maine at Orono, Janet McMahon examined spatial patterns in a number of mapped environmental variables. These patterns were statistically evaluated. Ordinations of 1,966 samples, 95 woody taxa, and 22 environmental variables, reveal that both biophysical regions and woody species vary primarily along a climatic gradient of increasing annual temperature, potential evapotransportation, heat sum, and other factors associated with temperature. Boundaries were mapped at 1:700000 scale by Maine State Planning Office staff in 1990.
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/spo/

Source Scale Denominator700000
Type of Source Mediapaper
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1990
Time of Dayunknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
biophy700
Source Contribution
                                MEGIS staff recompiled biophysical region boundaries from a 1990 MESPO 1:700,000 scale compilation based on this source 'Biophysical Regions of Maine' to create BIOPHY.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Publication Date2001-06-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
metwp250
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Other Citation Details
1:250000

Source Scale Denominator250000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1902-01-01
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date2001-06-01
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
source dates
Source Citation Abbreviation
metwp250
Process Step
Process Description
                                Boundaries were mapped for 'Biophysical Regions of Maine' at a scale of 1:700000 by State Planning Office staff in 1990. MEGIS staff digitized these boundaries from the 1990 publication. The state boundary and coastline were extracted from the coverage METWP250.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
biophy700
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
metwp250
Process Date1990


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process Description
                                The Maine Office of GIS completed the conversion of all final data layers from NAD27 to NAD83 in July 1999.  All the data layers were converted using the ArcInfo (version 7.2.1) NADCON conversion and the "project" command.  All data was copied to double precision, projected to NAD83, and then copied back to single precision.  It was decided to keep the NAD27 quad structure instead of generating new quad boundaries from NAD83 coordinates - all indexes (quads) were projected to NAD83 by using the same process previously described.  All MEGIS data libraries in ArcInfo Librarian were repopulated using the NAD83 indexes and data.
                              
Process Date1999-07-01


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata imported.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
U:\projects\metadata\updated\datasets\biophy.xml


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=gisdatabase; Service=esri_vector; User=sdeuser; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Process Date2011-05-09
Process Time08:14:36


Cloud Cover0


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding MethodCoordinate Pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution1
Ordinate Resolution1
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257

Vertical Coordinate System Definition
Altitude System Definition
Altitude Resolution1.000000
Altitude Encoding MethodExplicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelBIOPHYPoly
Entity Type Definition
polygon feature class
Entity Type Definition SourceEnvironmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelBIOPHY_ID

Attribute
Attribute LabelCODE
Attribute Definition
biophysical region code
Attribute Definition SourceBiophysical Regions of Maine (MESPO, 1990)
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value1
Enumerated Domain Value2
Enumerated Domain Value3
Enumerated Domain Value4
Enumerated Domain Value5
Enumerated Domain Value6
Enumerated Domain Value7
Enumerated Domain Value8
Enumerated Domain Value9
Enumerated Domain Value10
Enumerated Domain Value11
Enumerated Domain Value12
Enumerated Domain Value13
Enumerated Domain Value14
Enumerated Domain Value15
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Boundary Plateau Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Aroostook Hills Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Saint John Uplands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Aroostook Lowlands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Western Mountains Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Central Mountains Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Western Foothills Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Eastern Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Southwest Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Central Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Eastern Lowlands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
South Coastal Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Midcoast Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Penobscot Bay Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
East Coastal Region

Attribute
Attribute LabelISLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies island polygons
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
yes, Coastal or lake island
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
non-island

Attribute
Attribute LabelLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies land and non-land areas
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
land polygon
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
a region of general uniform slope, comparatively level and of considerable extent; (grassland, highland, upland, plateau); 1 item total

Attribute
Attribute LabelNAME
Attribute Definition
biophysical region name
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueBoundary Plateau
Enumerated Domain ValueAroostook Hills
Enumerated Domain ValueSaint John Uplands
Enumerated Domain ValueAroostook Lowlands
Enumerated Domain ValueWestern Mountains
Enumerated Domain ValueCentral Mountains
Enumerated Domain ValueWestern Foothills
Enumerated Domain ValueEastern Interior
Enumerated Domain ValueSouthwest Interior
Enumerated Domain ValueCentral Interior
Enumerated Domain ValueEastern Lowlands
Enumerated Domain ValueSouth Coastal
Enumerated Domain ValueMidcoast
Enumerated Domain ValuePenobscot Bay
Enumerated Domain ValueEast Coastal
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Boundary Plateau Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Aroostook Hills Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Saint John Uplands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Aroostook Lowlands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Western Mountains Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Central Mountains Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Western Foothills Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Eastern Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Southwest Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Central Interior Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Eastern Lowlands Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
South Coastal Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Midcoast Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Penobscot Bay Region
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
East Coastal Region

Attribute
Attribute LabelTAG
Attribute Definition
item used to select a single feature for labeling purposes
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
yes, use point for labeling
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
non-land polygon

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.AREA

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.LEN

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            BIOPHY contains biophysical region boundaries for Maine.
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            McMahon J.S. 1990. The biophysical regions of Maine patterns in the landscape and vegetation, M.S. Thesis, University of Maine at Orono.
                          

Distribution Information 1 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Resource Descriptionhttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/
Distribution Liability
                        Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, no warranty expressed or implied is made by MEGIS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Neither the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, nor any of its contributors, is liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameESRI Shapefile
Format Version NumberARC Version 9.x
Format Specification
ArcView Shapefile Format
Format Information Content
MEGIS has made all vector layers, in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog, available in ESRI's ArcView shapefile format. A shapefile is a simple non-topological format that stores the geometry and attribute information for a set of geographic features as a set of vector (point, line, polygon) coordinates. Shapefiles draw quickly and directly in ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer. Shapefiles are a compatible data type for many other types of GIS software. Three files are fundamental to each shapefile: .shp stores the feature geometry (shape and location information); .shx stores the index of the feature geometry; .dbf a dBASE (TM) file stores the attribute information for the features. Other index files may be created to help speed analysis and query: these file formats are .sbn .sbx .ain .aix .fbn and .fbx. In addition you may find projection .prj, and metadata .xml, files associated with shapefiles.
File Decompression TechniqueData available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data. A link to a trial copy WinZip software is available at http://megis.maine.gov/links/.

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Computer Contact Information
Network Address
Network Resource Namehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Access Instructions
                                        These data are available to Internet browsers for download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog - http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/


Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data. A link to a trial copy WinZip software is available at http://megis.maine.gov/links/

If you are not already a GIS user, free software for viewing these files is available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) - www.esri.com

See http://megis.maine.gov/links/ for a link to ArcExplorer 9.x .
                                      
FeesData may be downloaded from Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog at no charge.
TurnaroundData is available for immediate download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog.


Technical Prerequisites
If you are not already a GIS user, free software for viewing these files is available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) http://www.esri.com/ You may also see http://megis.maine.gov/links/ for a link to ArcExplorer 9.x
Available Time Period
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1991-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending DatePresent
Ending Timeunknown


Distribution Information 2 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Distribution Liability
                        Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameARCSDE
Format Version NumberArcSDE 9.x
Format Information Content
Oracle 9i

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Access Instructions
                                        Please contact the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS) for access instructions.
                                      
FeesAccess is available through Maine's wide area network; WAN users may contact the Maine Office of Information Technology, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) for a login.


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2000-07-01
Metadata Review Date2010-01-13
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time


Metadata Access ConstraintsNone
Metadata Use Constraints
None