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Significant Vernal Pools

ESRI Shapefile

Tags
Aquatic habitat, Biota, Conservation, Endangered species, Environmental legislation, Environmental protection, Habitat, Protected species, Rare species, Significant wildlife habitat, Terrestrial habitat, Threatened species, Wetlands


Summary

This dataset was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). Under this Act, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is designated as the authority for determining Significant Wildlife Habitats (SWHs). This dataset includes all Significant Vernal Pools currently mapped.

Description

This dataset depicts 250-foot habitat zones surrounding the perimeters of Significant Vernal Pools (SVPs) or Potentially Significant Vernal Pools (PSVPs). SVPs and PSVPs were mapped and surveyed in the field by Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, and appropriately trained consultants.

Credits

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Use limitations

Distribution of this data to other users by anyone other than Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), Maine Deptartment of Environmental Protection, or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems is NOT authorized. Use of this data for identifying Significant Vernal Pools under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act is the only use that is endorsed by MDIFW; other uses may or may not be valid.

Extent

West  -71.069068    East  -67.321462
North  46.078735    South  43.101546

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

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Content type  Downloadable Data


Citation 

Title GISVIEW.MEIFW.SVPBuffers
Creation date 2014-11-21 00:00:00
Publication date 2014-11-21 00:00:00
Revision date 2014-11-21 00:00:00


Presentation formats  digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Jason Czapiga
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-561-5620
Fax 207-941-4445

Address
Type
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401
Country USA
e-mail addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov

Hours of service M-F 9-5


Resource Details 

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


Status  on-going
Spatial representation type  vector


Processing environment Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.2.3200


Credits
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
ArcGIS item properties

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.069068
East longitude -67.321462
North latitude 46.078735
South latitude 43.101546
Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Jason Czapiga
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-561-5620
Fax 207-941-4445

Address
Type
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401
Country USA
e-mail addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov

Hours of service M-F 9-5


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Date of next update 2014-12-29 00:00:00
Update frequency  monthly


Scope of the updates  dataset


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
Distribution of this data to other users by anyone other than Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), Maine Deptartment of Environmental Protection, or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems is NOT authorized. Use of this data for identifying Significant Vernal Pools under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act is the only use that is endorsed by MDIFW; other uses may or may not be valid.

Spatial Reference 

Reference system identifier
Value 26919
Codespace EPSG
Version 7.4.1


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Object type  composite
Object count 441



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=meifw; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
Description  Downloadable Data



Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  distributor


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




Distribution format
Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEIFW.SVPBuffers 
Field SHAPE
 
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field EXPORTDATE
 
Field description
Date the pool was entered into the data base and uploaded into this layer at Maine Office of GIS
Description source
MDIFW


Field SurveyDate
 
Field description
Date pool was field surveyed
Description source
MDIFW


Field Township
 
Field description
Name of the Maine Township in which the center point of the pool is located
Description source
Maine Office of GIS


Field SVPStatus
 
Field description
Designation of the pool under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act .
Description source
MDIFW


Field GISSharing
 
Field description
Indicates if the pool can be made public (only if landowner permission was obtained for the survey)
Description source
MDIFW


Field PoolMapMethod
 
Field description
Method used to map pool outline (polygons depicted in this data)
Description source
MDIFW
List of values
Value Center point of pool was buffered by 1/2 of the largest dimension provided on data collection form
Description Field surveyors indicate the length and width of each pool; for this method, the largest of those dimensions is divided by to and used as the radius of a circle drawn around the pool center to approximate the pool outline.
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value No pool outline was delineated because dimensions were not provided on the data form, if this pool is significant the center point will be buffered by 250 feet to create the SVP flagging area
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value Pool outline was delineated in the field with a GPS




Field CenterX
 
Field description
UTM east coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
Description source
MDIFW


Field OBJECTID
 
Field description
Internal feature number.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field POOLID
 
Field description
Unique identifier of vernal pool
Description source
MDIFW


Field CenterY
 
Field description
UTM north coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
Description source
MDIFW


Field CenterLat
 
Field description
Latitude of the center point of the vernal pool
Description source
MDIFW


Field CenterLong
 
Field description
Longitude of the center point of the vernal pool
Description source
MDIFW


Field BUFFER_ACRES
 
Field description
Area of vernal pool habitat (buffer) surrounding pool perimeter (in acres ).
Description source
MEIFW


Field SHAPE.AREA
 
Field description
Internal attribute
Description source
ESRI


Field SHAPE.LEN
 
Field description
Internal attribute
Description source
ESRI




Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf16 - 16 bit UCS Transfer Format


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


Last update 2013-02-01


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139



Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Jason Czapiga
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-561-5620
Fax 207-941-4445

Address
Delivery point 650 State Street
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401
Country USA
e-mail addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov

Hours of service M-F 9-5


Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Date of next update 2014-12-29 00:00:00
Update frequency  monthly


Scope of the updates  dataset


Metadata Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to identify candidate significant vernal pools under the Natural Resources Protection Act.

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Publication Date2012-06-07
Title
GISVIEW.MEIFW.SVPBuffers
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog

Description
Abstract
                            This dataset depicts 250-foot habitat zones surrounding the perimeters of Significant Vernal Pools (SVPs) or Potentially Significant Vernal Pools (PSVPs). SVPs and PSVPs were mapped and surveyed in the field by Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, and appropriately trained consultants.
                          
Purpose
                            This dataset was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA).  Under this Act, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is designated as the authority for determining Significant Wildlife Habitats (SWHs). This dataset includes all Significant Vernal Pools currently mapped.
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2012-06-07
Currentness Reference
                            publication date
                          
Status
ProgressIn work
Maintenance and Update FrequencyMonthly

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-71.069068
East Bounding Coordinate-67.321462
North Bounding Coordinate46.078735
South Bounding Coordinate43.102573

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus
Theme KeywordAquatic habitat
Theme KeywordBiota
Theme KeywordConservation
Theme KeywordEndangered species
Theme KeywordEnvironmental legislation
Theme KeywordEnvironmental protection
Theme KeywordHabitat
Theme KeywordProtected species
Theme KeywordRare species
Theme KeywordSignificant wildlife habitat
Theme KeywordTerrestrial habitat
Theme KeywordThreatened species
Theme KeywordWetlands

Place
Place KeywordMaine
Place KeywordUSA

Access Constraints
                        Landowner permission was obtained for surveying all vernal pools depicted in this layer and that were found to qualify as "significant" or "potentially significant" under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act.  The data in this layer are considered public information and therefore available to all users.
                      
Use Constraints
                        Distribution of this data to other users by anyone other than Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), Maine Deptartment of Environmental Protection, or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems is NOT authorized.  Use of this data for identifying Significant Vernal Pools under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act is the only use that is endorsed by MDIFW; other uses may or may not be valid.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonJason Czapiga
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State St.
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401-5654
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-561-5620
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Data Set Credit
                        Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
                      
Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            Vernal pool outlines are derived from field mapping based on two of the following: USGS Topographic Maps (1:24,000 scale), large-scale aerial photographs, and GPS coordinates.  Pool locations are verified by both the field mapper and by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) GIS staff and vernal pool biologists.  Attribute data for each vernal pool are reviewed by the field surveyor, the MDIFW vernal pool biologist, and MDIFW GIS Staff. 
                          
Logical Consistency Report
                        Each polygon in this data set represents a single vernal pool with its associated attributes.  The "PoolID" field relates the mapped pool to more extensive attributes maintained in a Microsoft Access database.  Integrity of the PoolID connection between the spatial and attribute databases is assessed by visual confirmation when each record is created.  A hard copy of the field data form used to map and designate each vernal pool is archived at Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
                      
Completeness Report
                        This data set contains all vernal pools currently designed as "significant" or "potentially significant" under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act.  New pools are being mapped and submitted to Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for designation on a continuously; this data set is updated as needed based on when new data is obtained.
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Vernal pool locations are mapped from a combination of field mapping based on USGS Topographic Maps, high resolution aerial imagery, and GPS coordinates.  The horizontal accuracy is dependant upon which of those data sources were used but should be <10 meters.
                              

Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000100
Ordinate Resolution0.000100
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

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 LabelGISVIEW.MEIFW.SVPBuffers

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

Attribute
Attribute LabelEXPORTDATE
Attribute Definition
Date the pool was entered into the data base and uploaded into this layer at Maine Office of GIS
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelSurveyDate
Attribute Definition
Date pool was field surveyed
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelTownship
Attribute Definition
Name of the Maine Township in which the center point of the pool is located
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Office of GIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelSVPStatus
Attribute Definition
Designation of the pool under Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act .
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelGISSharing
Attribute Definition
Indicates if the pool can be made public (only if landowner permission was obtained for the survey)
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelPoolMapMethod
Attribute Definition
Method used to map pool outline (polygons depicted in this data)
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueCenter point of pool was buffered by 1/2 of the largest dimension provided on data collection form
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Field surveyors indicate the length and width of each pool; for this method, the largest of those dimensions is divided by to and used as the radius of a circle drawn around the pool center to approximate the pool outline.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueNo pool outline was delineated because dimensions were not provided on the data form, if this pool is significant the center point will be buffered by 250 feet to create the SVP flagging area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValuePool outline was delineated in the field with a GPS

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterX
Attribute Definition
UTM east coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

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 LabelPOOLID
Attribute Definition
Unique identifier of vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterY
Attribute Definition
UTM north coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterLat
Attribute Definition
Latitude of the center point of the vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterLong
Attribute Definition
Longitude of the center point of the vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelBUFFER_ACRES
Attribute Definition
Area of vernal pool habitat (buffer) surrounding pool perimeter (in acres ).
Attribute Definition SourceMEIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.AREA
Attribute Definition
Internal attribute
Attribute Definition SourceESRI

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.LEN
Attribute Definition
Internal attribute
Attribute Definition SourceESRI

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonDonald Katnik
Contact PositionHabitat Group Leader
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State St.
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401-5654
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207.941.4455
Contact Facsimile Telephone207.941.4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov
Hours of Service8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact Instructions
                                Send an email or call to request a copy of this data set.
                              

Resource DescriptionMEIFW.SVPBuffers
Distribution Liability
                        No entity other than Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, or Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems is authorized to distribute this data set.
                      
Standard Order Process
FeesNone
Ordering Instructions
                            Call or email to request a digital copy of this data.  To save time, download this data as an ESRI shapefile from the Maine Office of GIS public data catalog.
                          
TurnaroundDepends on staff availabililty


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2012-06-07
Metadata Review DateWhenever data is updated
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonJason Czapiga
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State St.
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401-5654
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207.561.5620
Contact Facsimile Telephone207.941.4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov
Hours of Service8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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