Alaska Planning Boundaries (NAD83)

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Alaska Planning Boundaries (NAD83)
Abstract:
This dataset is a compilation of all BLM planning boundaries within the State of Alaska.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Bureau of Land Management, 20070921, Alaska Planning Boundaries (NAD83): BLM, Anchorage, AK.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.144809
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.774913
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.389542
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 51.215757

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 21-Sep-2007
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (14)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000000000089. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000000000089. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Planning_Boundaries_NAD83
    polygon (Source: AFO BLM)

    objectid
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    plan_name
    Name of Land Use Plan (Source: BLM)

    ValueDefinition
    BayThe Bay Planning Boundary
    Central YukonCentral Yukon Planning Boundary
    East AlaskaEast Alaska Planning Boundary
    Eastern InteriorEastern Interior Planning Boundary
    Kobuk-SewardKobuk-Seward Planning Boundary
    Northeast NPRANortheast National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Planning Boundary
    Northwest NPRANorthwest National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Planning Boundary
    Ring of FireRing of Fire Planning Boundary
    South NPRASouth National Petroleum Reserve Alaska Planning Boundary
    SouthwestSouthwest Planning Boundary
    Steese NCASteese National Conservation Area Planning Boundary
    Utility CorridorUtility Corridor Planning Boundary
    Wainwright/GreelyWainwright/Greely Planning Boundary
    White Mountains NRAWhite Mountains National Recreation Planning Boundary

    shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The first six items in the polygon atribute table are automatically generated by ARC/INFO software. Contact ESRI or read their literature for detailed descriptions of their internal file structure. ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) can be reached at: <URL:http://www.esri.com>
    The remaining attributes were added as a way to track plan status and standing of each planning unit.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    Attributes were derived from finding a general way to track plan details. For specific plan information, obtain the original plan ceverage or contact the specific planning lead.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?


Why was the data set created?

The purpose is to have one dataset that depicts the current boundaries of all existing plans (including plans in the development phase).


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    ROF (source 1 of 10)
    Anchorage Field Office (AFO) , Bureau of Land Management, Alaska, 2002, Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan Boundary.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Anchorage Field Office

    CSU (source 2 of 10)
    Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR), 1991, Conservation System Unit Boundaries.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Department of Natural Resources

    Bay (source 3 of 10)
    Anchorage Field Office (AFO) , Bureau of Land Management, Alaska, 2004, Bay RMP.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Anchorage Field Office

    KSP (source 4 of 10)
    Office, Northern Field , 2003, Kobuk-Seward RMP.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Northern Field Office

    1980s RMPs (source 5 of 10)
    Office, Alaska State , 1999, Central Yukon, Utility Corridor, White Mountains NRA, Steese NCA, Wainwirght/Greely RMPs.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Anchorage State Office

    NE NPRA (source 6 of 10)
    Office, Northern Field , 1997, Northeast NPRA.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Northern Field Office

    NW NPRA (source 7 of 10)
    Office, Northern Field , 2001, Northwest NPRA.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Northern Field Office

    South NPRA (source 8 of 10)
    Office, Northern Field , 2004, South NPRA.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Northern Field Office

    EARMP (source 9 of 10)
    Office, Glennallen Field , 2007, East Alaska RMP.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Contribution: Glennallen Field Office

    SWMFP (source 10 of 10)
    Office, Alaska State , 2000, Southwest MFP.

    Online Links:

    • N/A

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: Southwest MFP document

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 21-Sep-2007 (process 1 of 1)
    The process for the development of this coverage has been ongoing. Initially, a collection of known shapefiles were constructed together in response to a request from the WO to obtain all states planning boundairies for inclusion onto the BLM internal planning website. Collected for the website included; RMP Shapefile, the NPRA boundary, Fortymile MFP, Glennallen MFP, Northwest MFP, and Southwest MFP.
    The file titled RMP included Central Yukon RMP, Steese NCA RMP, White Mountains NRA RMP, Utility Corridor RMP, and Fort Wainwright/Ft. Greely RMPs. These were all digitized on a digitizing tablet using boundaires from the individual planning documents.
    The NPRA boundaries were created by the BLM Northern Field Office (NFO).
    The MFPs with the exception of the Northwest were created based on "Windows" created in the Alaska Land Information System. These Wndows were converted to GRID which were then converted to coverages. The Windows consisted of MTRS entered in by specialists as a way to track activities within the specified area. The Northwest MFP was created on screen by a Physical Scientist using a combination of legal descriptions and maps located within the MFP itself.
    As planning efforts increased and new plans developed, the accompanying datasets were added to this dataset. In cases where a RMP succeeded (will succeed) a MFP, the MFP boundary was replaced with the current RMP boundary. This was the case for the East Alaska RMP (replaced Glennallen MFP), the Kobuk River Seward Peninsula RMP (replaced Northwest MFP), and the Eastern Interior - Fortymile RMP (replaced Fortymile MFP). The East Alaska coverage was developed in the Glennallen Field Office while the KSP and Eastern Interior - Fortymile boundaries were created by personnel from the NFO.
    The Ring Of Fire RMP dataset was created in the Anchorage Field Office (AFO) at the outset of the plan in 2002. The original plan was called South-Southeast and included Bristol Bay and Goodnews Bay. This was later determined to be too broad and the respective bay areas were dropped from the ROF plan consideration.
    The Bay planning boundary was created in the AFO in 2004. This plan includes the Bristol and Goodnews Bay areas of which were dropped from the ROF.
    The ADNR Conservation System Unit (CSU) boundary layer was used to check RMP boundary locations for the White Mountains NRA as well as the Steese NCA.

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Planning units were determined by the various Bureau of Land Management planning teams.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The horizontal accuracy is dependant upon the quality of the boundaries under which each RMP, MFP, or IAP were digitized.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    Vertical accuracy was not assessed.

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    This dataset was originally created in a response to a data request by WO in 2000. The data has been updated as new plans have been established or as older plans have been amended.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    This dataset contains a compilation of planning boundaries whose sources vaired. Originally, BLM established Management Framework Plans (MFP). Those boundaries came from data stored in the Alaska Land Information System. Most MFPs have been replaced by RMPs with the exception of the northern portion of the Southwest MFP. The RMPs and IAPs were created using a combination of 1:63,360 and 1:250,000 scale quadrangles. Additionally, the IAPs utilized portions of the Alaska Rectangular Survey Plat Process (ARSUPP) and the BLM Survey Plats. Since this data was to be primarily used for cartographic representation and not intense analysis it didn't seem inappropriate to mix the scales and source information. This data is best suited for viewing on a statewide level.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
Discretionary, contains no sensitive information - generally considered releasable.
Use_Constraints:
Any hardcopies or published datasets using this data shall clearly indicate their source. Any users wishing to modify this data are obligated to report the extent of their modifications.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Bureau of Land Management
    Attn: Rob Brumbaugh
    Minerals Specialist
    6881 Abbott Loop Rd
    Anchorage, AK 99507
    USA

    907-267-1473 (voice)
    907-267-1304 (FAX)
    rbrumbau@blm.gov

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    No warranty is made by BLM as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of these data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 08-Jan-2008
Last Reviewed: 08-Jan-2008
To be reviewed: 08-Jan-2009
Metadata author:
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Rob Brumbaugh
Minerals Specialist
6881 Abbott Loop Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
USA

907-267-1473 (voice)
907-267-1304 (FAX)
rbrumbau@blm.gov

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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