This page last updated: 05/19/2011
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 Board of Water and Soil Resources
Title ebi300
Abstract This Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) is a score of multiple ecological benefits on a 0-300 scale, 300 being the most valuable from a conservation perspective. It combines a soil erosion risk layer, water quality risk layer, and a wildlife habitat quality layer all scored 100 points each.
Purpose This layer was created with the intention to rank CRP and other critical lands on multiple ecological benefits simultaneously.
Time Period of Content Date 05/01/2009
Currentness Reference Data was calculated from 2009 SSURGO soil polygons
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Statewide where SSURGO soil surveys were completed as of May 2009
Bounding Coordinates -97.268466
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Environmental Benefits Index
Theme Keyword Thesaurus Ecological value
Access Constraints
Use Constraints
Contact Person Information Aaron Spence, GIS specialist
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

St. Paul, MN 
Phone: 651.296.0660
Email: aaron.spence@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets watererosion100, watqual100, wildlife100

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy A majority of these data have been aggregated to SSURGO soil polygons (minimum mapping unit of 2-5 acres)
Logical Consistency
Completeness Statewide where SSURGO polygons exist as of May 2009
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage Dataset copied.

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

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units Meters
Cell Width 30.000000
Cell Height 30.000000

Section 5 Attributes
Detailed Citation
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
Publication Date
Contact Person Information Aaron Spence, GIS Specialist
Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources

St. Paul, MN 
Email: aaron.spence@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Downloadable Data
Distribution Liability THE GIS DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources does not represent or warrant that the GIS Data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the GIS Data or your reliance on the GIS Data. You should consult the data documentation for this particular GIS Data to determine the limitations of the GIS Data and the precision with which the GIS Data may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. If you transmit or provide the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user, the GIS Data must include a copy of this disclaimer.
Ordering Instructions
Online Linkage None available

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 05/19/2011
Contact Person Information Aaron Spence, GIS specialist

Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm

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