Metadata: BWCA boundary based on the 1978 legislation

BWCA boundary based on the 1978 legislation

This page last updated: 10/09/2014
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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 DNR - Division of Lands & Minerals

Title: BWCA boundary based on the 1978 legislation

Abstract: This boundary is based on the legal description of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in accordance with Public Law 95-495 dated October 21, 1978. To make the boundary line up with other data, such as ownership mapped using PLS40NE3, this boundary is based on existing data whenever possible, using PLS40NE3, DNRLKPY3, CTYBDNE2, 1:24000 DRGs, and in several instances, insertion of lines based on the description (for example, connecting two parts of a sixteenth line, when the description indicates that the boundary continues on that line, even though the line does not exist in the Public Land Survey because it would fall within a meandered water body.

Purpose: To provide an administrative boundary for the BWCA that is based on the legal description and consistent with existing GIS layers used within the Minnesota DNR.

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Spatial Extent of Data: Northeast Minnesota covering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Bounding Coordinates: -92.439230
-90.147331
48.253256
47.783106

Place Keywords: Minnesota

Theme Keywords: boundaries

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Contact Person Information: Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
Fax: (651) 296-5939
Email: renee.johnson@state.mn.us

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Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy:

Logical Consistency:

Completeness:

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Source layer bwcawpy3.shp: Variable, depending on source material for the feature.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: Source layer bwcawpy3.shp: Not Applicable

Lineage:

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

Vertical Datum: Not Applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: Not Applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes

Overview:

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:
boundary_waters_canoe_area_wilderness - Feature Class Attribute Table
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
BWCA_UNITenumeratedBWCA Administrative Unit
CentralBWCA Central Unit
EasternBWCA Eastern Unit
SouthwestBWCA Southwestern Unit

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Division of Lands & Minerals

Publication Date: 2002-12-28 00:00:00.0

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: bdry_boundary_waters_canoe_area

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/data_software_license.html

Ordering Instructions: Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).

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: 10/09/2014

Contact Person Information: Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
Fax: (651) 296-5939
Email: renee.johnson@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2



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