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Ehplvtrn

SDE Feature Class

Tags
biota, environment, essential wildlife habitats, piping plover, least tern


Summary

PLEASE READ! Essential Wildlife Habitats are areas currently or historically providing physical or biological features essential to the conservation of an endangered or threatened species in Maine and which may require special management considerations. As required under the Maine Endangered Species Act, a state agency or municipal government shall not permit, license, fund or carry out projects that will significantly alter an Essential Habitat or violate protection guidelines adopted for the habitat. Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance. Essential Wildlife Habitat pertains only to definitions under Maine's endangered species laws (12 MRSA, Chapter 713, Subchapter V, Sections 7754 and 7755-A) and regulations (MDIFW Rules, Chapter 8.05). Information about and mapped locations of other endangered and threatened species habitats, "Significant Wildlife Habitat" (38 MRSA, Chapter 3, Subchapter 1, Section 480-B), rare plants and natural communities, or other important natural resources are not included. For comprehensive information about these resources, please contact the following agencies: Fish and Wildlife Information: Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 284 State Street State House Station 41 Augusta, Maine 04333-0041 Phone: (207) 287-8000 Rare Plant and Natural Community Information: Maine Natural Areas Program Maine Department of Conservation 159 Hospital Street State House Station 93 Augusta, Maine 04333-0093 Phone: (207) 287-8044

Description

EHPLVTRN contains Piping Plover and Least Tern nesting, feeding, and brood-rearing areas identified and mapped as Essential Habitat by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW).

Credits

Credit should always be given to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife when the data is transferred or printed.

Use limitations

These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife solely for individual use or the use of a company or agency for the purpose stated. Boundaries may change as additional survey data become available. The designation of essential habitats is an ongoing process, where sites may be added, deleted and/or revised following public rulemaking. As a result, information and maps will be periodically updated. To be certain the most current essential habitat maps and documents are consulted, users are advised to carefully monitor update notices and version dates. Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance.

Extent

West  -70.611593    East  -69.714303
North  43.798767    South  43.243915

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


Citation 

*Title GISVIEW.MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly


Presentation formats* digital map


Resource Details 

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


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Credit should always be given to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife  when the data is transferred or printed.
ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly
*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

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -70.611593
*East longitude -69.714303
*North latitude 43.798767
*South latitude 43.243915
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 370335.685867
*East longitude 442017.551101
*South latitude 4789140.006480
*North latitude 4849775.129917
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Scope of the updates  dataset


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife solely for individual use or the use of a company or agency for the purpose stated. Boundaries may change as additional survey data become available. The designation of essential habitats is an ongoing process, where sites may be added, deleted and/or revised following public rulemaking. As a result, information and maps will be periodically updated. To be certain the most current essential habitat maps and documents are consulted, users are advised to carefully monitor update notices and version dates. Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance.

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 -5120899.9184298003
Y origin -9998099.9433251694
XY scale 5119.99999999999
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.20000000000000001
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.MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly
*Object type  composite
*Object count 22



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 22
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name FeatureClassToFeatureClass_2
Date 2008-08-25 08:11:25
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass "Database Connections\meifw.prod.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly" "Database Connections\moeprodr2.meifw.sde" EhplvtrnPoly # "SITE SITE true true false 10 Text 0 0 ,First,#,Database Connections\meifw.prod.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly,SITE,-1,-1;ACRES ACRES true true false 8 Double 2 11 ,First,#,Database Connections\meifw.prod.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly,ACRES,-1,-1;TYPE TYPE true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,Database Connections\meifw.prod.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly,TYPE,-1,-1;PHOTO PHOTO true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,Database Connections\meifw.prod.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly,PHOTO,-1,-1" ST_GEOMETRY "Database Connections\moeprodr2.meifw.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly"
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-06-08 22:05:32
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\UnregisterAsVersioned
Command issued
UnregisterAsVersioned "Database Connections\moeprodr2.meifw.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly" KEEP_EDIT NO_COMPRESS_DEFAULT "Database Connections\moeprodr2.meifw.sde\MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly"
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


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



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEIFW.EhplvtrnPoly 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 22
Definition
arc 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 SITE
 
*Alias SITE
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field ACRES
 
*Alias ACRES
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 11
*Scale 2




Field TYPE
 
*Alias TYPE
*Data type String
*Width 50
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field PHOTO
 
*Alias PHOTO
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




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






Details for object EHPLVTRNPoly 
Definition
polygon feature class
Definition source
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)


Field ACRES
 
Field description
area of polygon in acres
Description source
MDIFW


Field SITE
 
Field description
area identifier
Description source
MDIFW


Field TYPE
 
Field description
provides information on the status of the area for Piping Plover/Least Tern Essential Habitat
Description source
Photos are published by MDIFW in the .PDF format of the document "Essential Wildlife Habitat for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species" that is associated with and accompanies this data set or they may also be viewed on the MDIFW website (http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/endangered/index.htm).
List of values
Value in
Description Essential Habitat for Piping Plover/Least Tern within the boundary line depicted for the area


Value out
Description area not part of Essential Habitat for Piping Plover/Least Tern


Value detail
Description area delineated in more detail on composite aerial photographs






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview This coverage contains locations for 12 Piping Plover/Least Tern nesting, feeding, and brood-rearing areas. Areas identified and mapped as Essential Habitat must have a record of nesting by at least one pair of piping plovers or least terns since 1986 and be considered essential to the achievement of the MDIFW management goals and objectives for piping plovers or least terns. Essential Habitat within the boundary line depicted encompasses portions of the coastal sand dune system and associated coastal wetlands.


Entity and Attribute Detail Citation For polygon topology: Areas identified as 'detail' in the attribute TYPE are delineated in more detail on composite aerial photographs. Copies of these photographs are available for viewing at town offices in affected municipalities and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offices in Gray, Augusta and Bangor; or they can be viewed and printed from MDIFW's website at http://www.mefishwildlife.com. Photos are also included in the .PDF format of the document ""Essential Wildlife Habitat for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species"", published by MDIFW that is associated with and accompanies this data set. Areas labeled 'out' in the attribute TYPE are not part of the Essential Habitat.




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 2013-11-19


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2011-06-09 10:12:48
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-19 10:46:52


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-19 10:46:52


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW)
Publication Date2003-09-18
Title
Ehplvtrn
Edition03
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameEssential Wildlife Habitats
Issue Identificationmultiple issue
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other Citation Details
1:24000 EHPLVTRN is available for download in the Maine GIS Data Catalog with a companion file "Essential Wildlife Habitats for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species", published by MDIFW. The file contains further information on the Essential Wildlife Habitat Regulation, species profiles, the review process and the Maine Endangered Species Act and will download with the dataset in both .doc and .pdf formats. PLEASE READ!
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Description
Abstract
                            EHPLVTRN contains Piping Plover and Least Tern nesting, feeding, and brood-rearing areas identified and mapped as Essential Habitat by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). 
                          
Purpose
                            PLEASE READ! Essential Wildlife Habitats are areas currently or historically providing physical or biological features essential to the conservation of an endangered or threatened species in Maine and which may require special management considerations.  As required under the Maine Endangered Species Act, a state agency or municipal government shall not permit, license, fund or carry out projects that will significantly alter an Essential Habitat or violate protection guidelines adopted for the habitat.  Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance.

Essential Wildlife Habitat pertains only to definitions under Maine's endangered species laws (12 MRSA, Chapter 713, Subchapter V, Sections 7754 and 7755-A) and regulations (MDIFW Rules, Chapter 8.05).  Information about and mapped locations of other endangered and threatened species habitats, "Significant Wildlife Habitat" (38 MRSA, Chapter 3, Subchapter 1, Section 480-B), rare plants and natural communities, or other important natural resources are not included.  For comprehensive information about these resources, please contact the following agencies:

Fish and Wildlife Information:
Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street
State House Station 41
Augusta, Maine 04333-0041
Phone: (207) 287-8000

Rare Plant and Natural Community Information:
Maine Natural Areas Program
Maine Department of Conservation
159 Hospital Street
State House Station 93
Augusta, Maine 04333-0093
Phone: (207) 287-8044
                          
Supplemental Information
                            Hard copies of official maps are located in all MDIFW and affected town offices.  See "Essential Wildlife Habitats for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species", published by MDIFW, for further information on the Essential Wildlife Habitat Regulation, species profiles, the review process and the Maine Endangered Species Act. Contact information for an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist is available from MDIFW at 207 287-8000 at http://www.maine.gov/ifw/phonenumbers.htm, or as follows: Region A (Gray) 657-2345; Region B (Sidney) 547-5318; Region C (Jonesboro) 434-5927; Region D (Strong) 778-3324; Region E (Greenville) 695-2022; Region F (Enfield) 732-4132; Region G (Ashland) 435-3232 .     Sign up to receive automatic email notices of updates to Essential Habitat!  Please email your name, agency/affiliation, mailing address, and email address to essential.habitat@maine.gov with the subject line 'ADD TO MAILING LIST'.
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2003-05-12
Time of Dayunknown
Currentness Reference
                            publication date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAnnually

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-70.59803
East Bounding Coordinate-69.72077
North Bounding Coordinate43.79877
South Bounding Coordinate43.24408

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO Keyword Thesaurus
Theme Keywordbiota
Theme Keywordenvironment

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus-Theme
Theme Keywordessential wildlife habitats
Theme Keywordpiping plover
Theme Keywordleast tern

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

Stratum
Stratum Keyword ThesaurusGCMD Parameter Keyword
Stratum Keywordbiosphere

Access Constraints
                        These data may not be distributed or sold to other users without the written permission of the Commissioner, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
                      
Use Constraints
                        These data are provided by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife solely for individual use or the use of a company or agency for the purpose stated. Boundaries may change as additional survey data become available. The designation of essential habitats is an ongoing process, where sites may be added, deleted and/or revised following public rulemaking. As a result, information and maps will be periodically updated. To be certain the most current essential habitat maps and documents are consulted, users are advised to carefully monitor update notices and version dates. Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(Meehan) Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonAmy Meehan
Contact PositionWildlife Biologist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 941-4483
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressamy.meehan@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1600 EST

Data Set Credit
                        Credit should always be given to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife  when the data is transferred or printed.
                      
Native Data Set Environment
(MDIFW) ArcGIS 8.2; (MDIFW) ArcIMS http://megisims.state.me.us/website/mdifweh/viewer.htm; Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Oracle 9i, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS), Maine GIS SDE, SDEUSER, SDE.DEFAULT, Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            This information is updated and checked for quality purposes on a regular basis. Attributes may change as additional data become available. Landowners, project planners, municipalities or state agencies considering a project in or near an Essential Habitat should immediately contact an MDIFW Regional Wildlife Biologist for assistance.
                          
Logical Consistency Report
                        This coverage contains both LINE and POLYGON topology and both are needed to accurately depict Piping Plover/Least Tern Essential Habitats. Essential Habitat depicted encompasses portions of the coastal sand dune system and associated coastal wetlands. The dataset meets "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems" (June 2002). The coverage contains no LABELERRORS, NODEERRORS, or REGIONERRORS. The spatial topology  is  CLEAN and free of errors.
                      
Completeness Report
                        The dataset is valid as of the version date, of the accompanying document "Essential Wildlife Habitats for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species", published by MDIFW.
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Approximate horizontal accuracy is 12 meters, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards.
                              
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value12
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
                                    Compilation base data meets or exceeds National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale. Horizontal positional accuracy for this digital data is tested by visual comparison to the source.
                                  
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication Datemultiple dates
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
(24k) USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangles
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameNational Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps
Issue IdentificationUSGS 7.5 Minute Map Series
Publication Information
Publication PlaceReston VA
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
Other Citation Details
24000 Publication date is unique to each quadrangle in the map series. Standard 7.5x7.5 minute quadrangles cover geographic areas of 49 to 71 square miles. 1 inch at map scale represents 2000 feet.
Online Linkagehttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/howtoselectmaps.html

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediastable-base material (mylar)
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending DatePresent
Ending Timeunknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
24k
Process Step
Process Description
                                Field based hyperlinks were specified for features in EHPLVTRN in the field PHOTO. Hyperlinks will display essential habitat target documents maintained by MDIFW.
                              
Process Date2003-08-22


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(Meehan) Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonAmy Meehan
Contact PositionWildlife Biologist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 941-4483
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressamy.meehan@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1600 EST

Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata imported.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
C:\DOCUME~1\AMYMEE~1.SOM\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml373.tmp


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=gisdatabase.dafs.state.me.us; Service=5154/tcp; User=meifw; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Process Date2009-05-17
Process Time16:11:22


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=gisdatabase; Service=esri_vector; User=meifw; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Process Date2011-06-09
Process Time10:12:48


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 LabelEHPLVTRNArc
Entity Type Definition
arc 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 LabelSITE

Attribute
Attribute LabelACRES

Attribute
Attribute LabelTYPE

Attribute
Attribute LabelPHOTO

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

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

Attribute
Attribute LabelACRES
Attribute Definition
area of polygon in acres
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelSITE
Attribute Definition
area identifier
Attribute Definition SourceMDIFW

Attribute
Attribute LabelTYPE
Attribute Definition
provides information on the status of the area for Piping Plover/Least Tern Essential Habitat
Attribute Definition SourcePhotos are published by MDIFW in the .PDF format of the document "Essential Wildlife Habitat for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species" that is associated with and accompanies this data set or they may also be viewed on the MDIFW website (http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/endangered/index.htm).
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuein
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Essential Habitat for Piping Plover/Least Tern within the boundary line depicted for the area
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valueout
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area not part of Essential Habitat for Piping Plover/Least Tern
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuedetail
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area delineated in more detail on composite aerial photographs

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            This coverage contains locations for 12 Piping Plover/Least Tern nesting, feeding, and brood-rearing areas.  Areas identified and mapped as Essential Habitat must have a record of nesting by at least one pair of piping plovers or least terns since 1986 and be considered essential to the achievement of the MDIFW management goals and objectives for piping plovers or least terns.  Essential Habitat within the boundary line depicted encompasses portions of the coastal sand dune system and associated coastal wetlands.
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            For polygon topology: Areas identified as 'detail' in the attribute TYPE are delineated in more detail on composite aerial photographs.  Copies of these photographs are available for viewing at town offices in affected municipalities and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offices in Gray, Augusta and Bangor; or they can be viewed and printed from MDIFW's website at http://www.mefishwildlife.com.  Photos are also included in the .PDF format of the document ""Essential Wildlife Habitat for Maine's Endangered and Threatened Species"", published by MDIFW that is associated with and accompanies this data set.  Areas labeled 'out' in the attribute TYPE are not part of the Essential Habitat.
                          

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 145
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0145
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-4563
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
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
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Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2003-06-24
Metadata Review Date2006-05-10
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(Meehan) Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Contact PersonAmy Meehan
Contact PositionWildlife Biologist
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address650 State Street
CityBangor
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04401
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 941-4483
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 941-4450
Contact Electronic Mail Addressamy.meehan@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1600 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
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