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Candidate Significant Vernal Pool Center Points

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


Summary

This dataset was developed in accordance with Maine's Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). Under this Act, the 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 CANDIDATE Significant Vernal Pools, please refer to the attribute table to determine if the vernal pool was considered to be significant.

Description

This dataset represents CANDIDATE Significant Vernal Pools (SVPs). Candidate SVPs were mapped and surveyed in the field by Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologists, and consultants. Each observation represents the center of the vernal pool as recorded by the observer, adjusted to ortho-imagery when necessary.

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  -71.098338    East  -67.297704
North  46.879909    South  43.101625

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

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment, biota


Place keywords  Maine, USA

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

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus




Citation 

Title GISVIEW.MEIFW.VPCenterPts
Publication date 2014-08-15 00:00:00
Creation date 2014-08-15 00:00:00
Revision date 2014-08-15 00:00:00


Presentation formats  digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's role  originator


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)


Status  under development
Spatial representation type  vector


Processing environment Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Extents 

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2011-08-05

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
West longitude -71.098338
East longitude -67.297704
North latitude 46.879909
South latitude 43.101625
Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

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


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-561-5620
Fax 207 941-4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State St.
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401-5654
Country US
e-mail addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov

Hours of service Monday - Friday 8:00am-5:00pm


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Date of next update 2014-09-01 00:00:00
Update frequency  monthly


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
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.
Other constraints
Landowner permission was obtained for surveying all vernal pools depicted in this layer. The data in this layer are considered public information and therefore available to all users.
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 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Object type  point
Object count 1735



Data Quality 

Scope of quality information
Resource level  dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description 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.




Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description This data set contains all vernal pools currently designed as "not significant", "potentially significant", or "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.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description 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.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description 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.




Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Donald Katnik
Organization's name Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact's position Habitat Group Leader
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207.941.4455
Fax 207.941.4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State St.
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401-5654
Country US
e-mail addressdonald.katnik@maine.gov

Hours of service 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact instructions
Send an email or call to request a copy of this data set.


Ordering process
Terms and fees None
Turnaround time Depends on staff availabililty
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.

Transfer options
Online source
Description  MEIFW.SVPBuffers



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


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.VPCenterPts 
Field EXPORTDATE
 
Field description
Date the pool was uploaded into this layer at Maine Office of GIS (same for all pools)
Description source
MDIFW


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


Field CenterX
 
Field description
UTM east coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
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 CenterLong
 
Field description
Longitude 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 SurveyDate
 
Field description
Date pool was field surveyed
Description source
Surveyor


Field IFWPoolID
 


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 ProjectID
 


Field STATUS_GENERAL
 
Field description
General (i.e. shortened) Significance (regulatory status) of the pool under NRPA
Description source
MDIFW
List of values
Value Significant
Description Vernal Pool is significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value Potentially Significant
Description Significance (regulatory status) under NRPA has not been fully determined
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value Not Significant
Description Vernal Pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW




Field SiteName
 


Field ObsSiteName
 


Field CenterY
 
Field description
UTM north 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 PubReview
 


Field SHAPE
 
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field PoolMapMethod
 
Field description
Method used to map pool outline (polygons depicted in SVPBuffers)
Description source
MDIFW
List of values
Value Pool outline was delineated in the field with a GPS


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




Field SVPStatus
 
Field description
Significance (regulatory status) of the pool under NRPA
Description source
MDIFW
List of values
Value POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT, incorrect survey timing
Description Significance (regulatory status) under NRPA cannot be determined because pool was not surveyed at appropriate time of year to count egg masses
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT, entire pool not surveyed
Description Signficance (regulatory status) under NRPA cannot be determined because the entire pool was not surveyed
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value NOT SIGNIFICANT, does not meet the biological criteria
Description vernal pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA because the requisite number(s) of egg mass(es) was/were not met.
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value NOT SIGNIFICANT, does not meet the vernal pool definition
Description Vernal pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA because it is not a naturally occurring pool as defined in NRPA
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW


Value SIGNIFICANT
Description Vernal pool is significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated domain value definition source MDIFW






Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


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


Last update 2013-07-18


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 and Wildlife
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207.561.5620
Fax 207.941.4450

Address
Type both
Delivery point 650 State St.
City Bangor
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04401-5654
Country US
e-mail addressjason.czapiga@maine.gov

Hours of service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Date of next update 2014-09-01 00:00:00
Update frequency  unknown


Other maintenance requirements Last metadata review date: Whenever data is updated


FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEIFW.VPCenterPts

Attribute
Attribute LabelEXPORTDATE
Attribute Definition
Date the pool was uploaded into this layer at Maine Office of GIS (same for all pools)
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelPOOLID
Attribute Definition
Unique identifier of vernal pool
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterX
Attribute Definition
UTM east coordinate of the center point of the vernal pool
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 LabelCenterLong
Attribute Definition
Longitude 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 LabelSurveyDate
Attribute Definition
Date pool was field surveyed
Attribute Definition SourceSurveyor

Attribute
Attribute LabelIFWPoolID

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 LabelProjectID

Attribute
Attribute LabelSTATUS_GENERAL
Attribute Definition
General (i.e. shortened) Significance (regulatory status) of the pool under NRPA
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueSignificant
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Vernal Pool is significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValuePotentially Significant
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Significance (regulatory status) under NRPA has not been fully determined
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueNot Significant
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Vernal Pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelSiteName

Attribute
Attribute LabelObsSiteName

Attribute
Attribute LabelCenterY
Attribute Definition
UTM north 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 LabelPubReview

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

Attribute
Attribute LabelPoolMapMethod
Attribute Definition
Method used to map pool outline (polygons depicted in SVPBuffers)
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValuePool outline was delineated in the field with a GPS
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

Attribute
Attribute LabelSVPStatus
Attribute Definition
Significance (regulatory status) of the pool under NRPA
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValuePOTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT, incorrect survey timing
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Significance (regulatory status) under NRPA cannot be determined because pool was not surveyed at appropriate time of year to count egg masses
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValuePOTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT, entire pool not surveyed
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Signficance (regulatory status) under NRPA cannot be determined because the entire pool was not surveyed
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueNOT SIGNIFICANT, does not meet the biological criteria
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
vernal pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA because the requisite number(s) of egg mass(es) was/were not met.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueNOT SIGNIFICANT, does not meet the vernal pool definition
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Vernal pool is not significant (regulated) under NRPA because it is not a naturally occurring pool as defined in NRPA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueSIGNIFICANT
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Vernal pool is significant (regulated) under NRPA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MDIFW