AgroEcoregions, Minnesota

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Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Title AgroEcoregions, Minnesota
Abstract Minnesota has 39 agroecoregions. Each agroecoregion is associated with a specific combination of soil types, landscape and climatic features, and landuse. Agroecoregions are units having relatively homogeneous climate, soil and landscapes, and land use/land cover. Agroecoregions can be associated with a specific set of soil and water resource concerns, and with a specific set of management practices to minimize the impact of land use activities on soil and water resource quality. (http://www.soils.umn.edu/research/soilandwater_quality.php)
Purpose General agricultural resource planning
Time Period of Content Date -9999
Currentness Reference Precise currency of the data set is unknown.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Statewide
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Agriculture
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints By acceptance of this data, the user agrees to include a copy of this metadata record, including the liability disclaimer, whenever the user transmits or provides the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user.
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Fax: 651-201-6102
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N/A
Lineage This dataset was originally developed by the University of Minnesota. Questions about its lineage should be addressed to Barbara Weisman or Dr. David Mulla.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
dataset
Field Name Valid Values Definition Definition Source
REG_ID
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Unique record code for each region polygon in the data set.
CODE
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Numeric code unique to the name/type of region. This code could be use to create unique multi-part polygons for the dataset.
NAME
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Descriptive text of the region.
LEGEND
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Concatenation of the code and name for a legend.


Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Publication Date 10/28/2005
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Fax: 651-201-6102
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier agroecoregions
Distribution Liability This data was developed by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) for its own internal business purposes. MDA DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE DATA OR DOCUMENTATION ARE ERROR-FREE, COMPLETE, CURRENT, OR ACCURATE. The user accepts the data 'as is', and is responsible for any consequences resulting from its use. The user should consult the data documentation for this particular data to determine its limitations and the precision with which it may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer.
Ordering Instructions
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 03/11/2016
Contact Person Information Karl Hillstrom, GIS Specialist, MN.IT
Minnesota Department of Agriculture
625 Robert Street North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-6087
Fax: 651-201-6102
Email: Karl.Hillstrom@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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