TREES_BIG2005_IN: Champion Tree Locations for 2005 in Indiana (Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates, Point Shapefile)

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) (source); Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates (compiler)
Publication_Date: 20061024
Title:
TREES_BIG2005_IN: Champion Tree Locations for 2005 in Indiana (Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates, Point Shapefile)
Edition: Big Trees 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, Indiana
Publisher: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Other_Citation_Details:
Database was compiled from records of the Indiana Big Tree Register 2005, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, Janet Eager, Big Tree Coordinator.
Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>
Description:
Abstract:
TREES_BIG2005_IN is a point shapefile showing the locations of state champion trees in Indiana. The register is updated every 5 years. Each location represents a native tree that is the largest individual of its species found in Indiana. These locations are based on detailed records of the Indiana Big Tree Register 2005 and locations were digitized using 7.5 minute U.S. Geological Survey quadrangle maps, various aerial photographic data, streets, hydrology, and town layers for reference. Tree measurements are includeded in the attributes.
Purpose:
This dataset was compiled to create a GIS layer of champion tree locations in Indiana. It is intended for a variety of uses by the public recognizing that the horizontal accuracy does not support high precision applications.
Supplemental_Information:
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, 2005. Indiana Big Tree Register 2005. Indianapolis, Indiana. 21pp.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2005
Currentness_Reference: 2005 Indiana Big Tree Register
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.1607
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.6882
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.7753
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.7554
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: tree
Theme_Keyword: state champion tree
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
Theme_Keyword: Division of Forestry
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Bartholomew County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Clay County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Decatur County
Place_Keyword: Fayette County
Place_Keyword: Floyd County
Place_Keyword: Franklin County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Harrison County
Place_Keyword: Jackson County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Jennings County
Place_Keyword: Johnson County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Lagrange County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Marion County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Orange County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Parke County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Pike County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Scott County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh County
Place_Keyword: Vigo County
Place_Keyword: Warrick County
Place_Keyword: Washington County
Place_Keyword: Wayne County
Place_Keyword: Wells County
Place_Keyword: Whitley County

Access_Constraints:
This file is available to anyone, but access may be contingent on written request, specific terms relevant to the agency or person making the request, and (or) current freedom of information statutes in the state of Indiana.
Use_Constraints:
DATA DISCLAIMER

This data set was compiled by Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates, however, a degree of error is inherent in all data. This product is distributed "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of suitability of a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the designed format or production of these data to define the limits or jurisdiction of any federal, state, or local government. These data are intended for use only at the published scale or smaller and are for reference purposes only. They are not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis of a single site may differ from this data.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Geographer, Environmental Planner
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: neal@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST

Data_Set_Credit:
Data is from IDNR, Forestry Division, 2005 Indiana Big Tree Register
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcGIS version 9.2 shapefile format, approximately 192 Kb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The attributes were assigned to each point location as they are recorded in the Indiana Big Tree Register 2005 and Big Tree Nomination forms. Measurements come from nomination forms and may differ slightly from the registry book. Scientific names were not spell checked. Information came predominately from tree nomination forms, not the published registry book.
Logical_Consistency_Report: No overlapping or duplicated points.
Completeness_Report:
All trees listed in the published 2005 Register have been included.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy for each point is considered very good. Each point was located by referencing roads, hydrology, towns, land sections, U.S. Geological Survey quadrangles, and aerial photography. Positions are dependent on maps and directions provided on Nomination forms.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The vertical positional accuracy was not a factor in the production of this shapefile.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Indiana Big Tree Register nomination forms
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Form
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2000
Ending_Date: 2005
Source_Currentness_Reference: Form submission date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Nom Form
Source_Contribution: Original information submitted for tree nomination

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Publication_Date: 20040727
Title:
TREES BIG2000: Big Tree Champions in Indiana (Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates, Point Shapefile)
Edition: 2000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, Indiana
Publisher: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates
Other_Citation_Details:
Database was compiled from records of the Indiana Big Tree Register 2000, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Divivsion of Forestry, Janet Eager, Big Tree Coordinator.
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: 2000 Indiana Big Tree Register
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TREES_BIG2000_IN.SHP
Source_Contribution: Digital Data of Big Tree Champions for 2000.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Big Tree nomination forms were obtained for all Big Trees in the Register that occur in Indiana. The nomination form maps were used to locate each tree by referencing other data layers and landmarks. Measurements for each tree were entered in the database attributes.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Nom Form
Process_Date: 2005
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TREES_BIG2005_IN.SHP
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-479-6200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
TREES_BIG2000_IN was used as a base layer to update new champions for 2005. The same Nomination forms, obtained in 2000 and new nomination forms in 2005 were used. The same methods were replicated. Almost all information in the shapefile was obtained from the nomination forms rather that the the published book, so some minor discrepancies exist.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Nom Form, Big Tree, TREES_BIG2000_IN.SHP
Process_Date: 20060922
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TREES_BIG2005_IN.SHP
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Geographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-479-6200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This metadata file was pre-parsed and parsed using CNS (Chew and Spit, v. 2.6.1) and MP (Metadata Parser, v. 2.7.1) software written by Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey). The errors generated by MP were all addressed and corrected, except that no values were assigned to "Abscissa_Resolution" and "Ordinate_Resolution."
Process_Date: 20061214
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Geographer, Environmental Planner
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: neal@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Indiana
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 103


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: TREES_BIG2005_IN.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attributes table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Common name of the tree
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Sci_name
Attribute_Definition: Scientific name of the tree (Species)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Condition
Attribute_Definition: Health Condition of the Tree
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Datemeas
Attribute_Definition: Date tree measurements were taken
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 19950000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 20050108
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Crownspr
Attribute_Definition: Average Crown Spread (ft)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 18
Range_Domain_Maximum: 371.5
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Height
Attribute_Definition: Total Tree Height (ft)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 17
Range_Domain_Maximum: 155
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Circumfnce
Attribute_Definition: Stem Circumference (in)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 11
Range_Domain_Maximum: 336
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Loc_ref
Attribute_Definition: General Location Reference
Attribute_Definition_Source: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: County where tree is located
Attribute_Definition_Source: Big Tree Register 2005
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Position: Environmental Division
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Distribution_Liability:
No claims to accuracy are made on this data. It is intended to be used only for general planning purposes. Detailed planning or analysis will require more accurate data.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Bernardin, Lochmueller and Assoc. is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060929
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061214
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata file is intended to accompany the data set identified and received from the BLA/IGS. It should not to be altered or summarized. BLA/IGS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone besides the BLA/IGS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

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