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Acfish2

SDE Feature Class

Tags
catadromous, fisheries, anadromous, marine, biota, economy


Summary

Fisheries and marine resource studies. Data at this scale is suitable for studies and planning at the regional level. Not recommended for use at scales greater than 1:100000.

Description

ACFISH2 contains point locations of streams and rivers in Maine with runs and passages of anadromous and catadromous fish. Attributes include IDs for fish species and water body name. Data for this layer were screen digitized from Coastal Marine Resources Inventory (1981-84) and Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine (1980) and were supplemented by USFW coverages WHYDRO and EHYDRO, provided by the Gulf of Maine Project office. The source for these dataset was Eipper, et al. 1982. Positional accuracy of this layer is unknown, probably best used at 1:100,000 scale or less.

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  -70.823214    East  -67.051468
North  45.197880    South  43.083588

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.MEGIS.Acfish2


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Marine Resources
Contact's role  originator


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.Acfish2
*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 -70.823214
*East longitude -67.051468
*North latitude 45.197880
*South latitude 43.083588
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 356761.978694
*East longitude 653088.978694
*South latitude 4771813.744319
*North latitude 5004932.744319
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of 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


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  unknown


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 -5120899.0213059103
Y origin -9998099.2556809094
XY scale 8192
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 2
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.Acfish2
*Object type  point
*Object count 177



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Acfish2
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Point
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 177
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Acfish2 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 177
Definition
point 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 ACFISH2_ID
 
*Alias ACFISH2_ID
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0




Field DMR_ID
 
*Alias DMR_ID
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
index to anadromous fish appendix to Coastal Maine Resources Inventory
Description source
CMRI
Measurement frequency  Unknown




Field DMR_NAME
 
*Alias DMR_NAME
*Data type String
*Width 30
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
name of the water body
Description source
MDMR
Measurement frequency  Unknown




Field DMR_SP
 
*Alias DMR_SP
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
species listed in the MDMR publications 1981-84
Description source
MDMR
Measurement frequency  Unknown




Field ECCM_ID
 
*Alias ECCM_ID
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
index to locations represented in the USF&W Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine, 1980  (Lines from this source are represented as points near the location where the freshwater body enters saline waters   Code contains reference to species only.)
Description source
USFW ECCM


Field ECCM_SP
 
*Alias ECCM_SP
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
species listed in the Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine
Description source
USFW ECCM
Measurement frequency  Unknown




Field USFW_SP
 
*Alias USFW_SP
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
species listed in the USFW coverages, WHYDRO and EHYDRO under the item EXISTING
Description source
USFW EHYDRO and WHYDRO
Measurement frequency  Unknown




Field YEAR
 
*Alias YEAR
*Data type String
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
year of the MDMR publication (This was done to identify points where ids were repeated in successive publications.)
Description source
MDMR
Measurement frequency  Unknown




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.






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview ACFISH2 contains point locations of streams and rivers are shown having runs and passages of anadromous and catadromous fish. Attributes include IDs for fish species and water body name.


Entity and Attribute Detail Citation The ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_lengt. In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.




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 2013-11-18


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 08:08:33
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-18 13:55:20


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-18 12:43:15


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 Department of Marine Resources (MEDMR)
Publication Date1994-01-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
GISVIEW.MEGIS.Acfish2
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
1:100000
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/

Description
Abstract
                            ACFISH2 contains point locations of streams and rivers in Maine with runs and passages of anadromous and catadromous fish. Attributes include IDs for fish species and water body name. Data for this layer were screen digitized from Coastal Marine Resources Inventory (1981-84) and Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine (1980) and were supplemented by USFW coverages WHYDRO and EHYDRO, provided by the Gulf of Maine Project office. The source for these dataset was Eipper, et al. 1982. Positional accuracy of this layer is unknown, probably best used at 1:100,000 scale or less.
                          
Purpose
                            Fisheries and marine resource studies. Data at this scale is suitable for studies and planning at the regional level. Not recommended for use at scales greater than 1:100000.
                          
Supplemental Information
                            none
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1980-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending Date1984-12-31
Ending Timeunknown
Currentness Reference
                            source dates
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyUnknown

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-70.75976
East Bounding Coordinate-67.05146
North Bounding Coordinate45.18126
South Bounding Coordinate43.08552

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus-Theme
Theme Keywordcatadromous
Theme Keywordfisheries
Theme Keywordanadromous
Theme Keywordmarine

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO Keyword Thesaurus
Theme Keywordbiota
Theme Keywordeconomy

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

Stratum
Stratum Keyword ThesaurusGCMD Parameter Keyword
Stratum Keywordhydrosphere
Stratum Keywordbiosphere

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(MEDMR) Maine Department of Marine Resources
Contact PositionGIS Specialist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressPO Box 8
CityWest Boothbay Harbor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04575
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 633-9507
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 633-9579
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)

Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            Attribute accuracy is tested by manual comparison of the source with hard copy printouts and/or symbolized display of digital files. Please report errors to Maine Office of GIS.
                          
Logical Consistency Report
                        Spatial topology varies from good to poor.
                      
Completeness Report
                        Data set is complete.
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Positional accuracy of data set is unknown,  best used at 1:100,000 scale or less.
                              
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value51
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
                                    Positional accuracy of the data layer is unknown, approximate horizontal accuracy is given as 51 meters based on the National Map Accuracy standard for 1:100,000 scale data.
                                  
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Department of Marine Resources (MEDMR)
Publication Date1984
Title
(CMRI) Coastal Marine Resources Inventory
Geospatial Data Presentation Formatlas
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Department of Marine Resources

Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1981-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending Date1984-12-31
Ending Timeunknown
Source Citation Abbreviation
cmri
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorFefer, Stewart I. and Patricia A. Schettig
Publication Date1980-10-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
(ECCM) An Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine
Geospatial Data Presentation Formatlas
Publication Information
PublisherUS Department of Interior Fish & Wildlife Service
Other Citation Details
Fefer, Stewart I. and Patricia A. Schettig. October 1980. An ecological characterization of coastal Maine. FWS/OBS-80/29. USDOI, USFWS. 6 Volumes including maps.

Source Scale Denominator999999
Type of Source Mediapaper
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1980-10-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
eccm
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) Gulf of Maine Project (GOMP)
Publication Date1994-06
Title
(WHYDRO) Anadromous Fish Streams of New England
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Publication Information
Publication PlaceBoston MA
PublisherUS Fish and Wildlife Service
Other Citation Details
Eipper, A., W. Knapp, and C. Laffin, eds. 1982. Anadromous fish streams of New England: upstream migratory routes. Portfolio NE-1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Boston, MA

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediapaper
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1982
Time of DayUnknown
Source Citation Abbreviation
whydro
Source Contribution
                                WHYDRO and EHYDRO coverages show all rivers, islands and lakes from the 1:100,000 hydrography of Maine.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFW) Gulf of Maine Project (GOMP)
Publication Date1982
Title
(EHYDRO) Anadromous Fish Streams of New England
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Publication Information
Publication PlaceBoston MA
PublisherUS Fish and Wildlife Service
Other Citation Details
Eipper, A., W. Knapp, and C. Laffin, eds. 1982. Anadromous fish streams of New England: upstream migratory routes. Portfolio NE-1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Boston, MA

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediapaper
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1982
Time of DayUnknown
Source Citation Abbreviation
ehydro
Source Contribution
                                WHYDRO and EHYDRO coverages show all rivers, islands and lakes from the 1:100,000 hydrography of Maine.
                              
Process Step
Process Description
                                Data for this coverage were screen digitized from Coastal Marine Resources Inventory (1981-84) and Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine (1980) and were supplemented by USFW coverages WHYDRO and EHYDRO, provided by the Gulf of Maine Project office. The source of these coverages was Eipper, et al. 1982.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
cmri
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
eccm
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
whydro
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
ehydro


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDMR) Maine Department of Marine Resources
Contact PositionGIS Specialist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressPO Box 8
CityWest Boothbay Harbor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04575
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 633-9507
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 633-9579
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 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
                                Metadata imported.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
U:\projects\metadata\updated\datasets\acfish2.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 Time08:08:33


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 Unitsm

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 LabelACFISH2
Entity Type Definition
point 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 LabelACFISH2_ID

Attribute
Attribute LabelDMR_ID
Attribute Definition
index to anadromous fish appendix to Coastal Maine Resources Inventory
Attribute Definition SourceCMRI
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

Attribute
Attribute LabelDMR_NAME
Attribute Definition
name of the water body
Attribute Definition SourceMDMR
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

Attribute
Attribute LabelDMR_SP
Attribute Definition
species listed in the MDMR publications 1981-84
Attribute Definition SourceMDMR
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

Attribute
Attribute LabelECCM_ID
Attribute Definition
index to locations represented in the USF&W Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine, 1980 (Lines from this source are represented as points near the location where the freshwater body enters saline waters Code contains reference to species only.)
Attribute Definition SourceUSFW ECCM

Attribute
Attribute LabelECCM_SP
Attribute Definition
species listed in the Ecological Characterization of Coastal Maine
Attribute Definition SourceUSFW ECCM
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

Attribute
Attribute LabelUSFW_SP
Attribute Definition
species listed in the USFW coverages, WHYDRO and EHYDRO under the item EXISTING
Attribute Definition SourceUSFW EHYDRO and WHYDRO
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

Attribute
Attribute LabelYEAR
Attribute Definition
year of the MDMR publication (This was done to identify points where ids were repeated in successive publications.)
Attribute Definition SourceMDMR
Attribute Measurement Frequency
                                Unknown
                              

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

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            ACFISH2 contains point locations of streams and rivers are shown having runs and passages of anadromous and catadromous fish. Attributes include IDs for fish species and water body name.
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            The  ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_lengt.  In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.
                          

Distribution Information 1 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 145
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
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
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Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Computer Contact Information
Network Address
Network Resource Namehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Access Instructions
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Available Time Period
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1997-01-01
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 145
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
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 Date2010-01-12
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 145
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
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