NATURAL_REGIONS_IDNR_IN: Natural Regions of Indiana (Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 1:800,000, Polygon Shapefile)

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center (Data creator)
Publication_Date: 20020101
Title:
NATURAL_REGIONS_IDNR_IN: Natural Regions of Indiana (Indiana Department of Natural Resources, 1:800,000, Polygon Shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Indianapolis, Indiana
Publisher:
IDNR, Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Dataset is the digitized version of the Natural Regions map done by Michael Homoya, 1985, in Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science Volume 94, Plate 1. Reprinted 1990. It contains the natural regions and their subsections.

The citation is

Homoya, Michael A., D. Brian Abrell, James R. Aldrich and Thomas W. Post. 1985. The Natural Regions of Indiana. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 94:245-268.

Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>

Description:
Abstract:
This dataset shows the natural regions and their subsections in Indiana.

Purpose:
This dataset was compiled to provide boundaries for the natural regions 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:
This dataset, as well as many others, was compiled for mapping and download as part of the Web site titled "A GIS Atlas for Indiana," funded by the Indiana Department of Transportation. Many publicly available datasets were created, edited, and compiled inclusion on the Web site where users can download data or map online using ESRI ArcIMS. Many public data sources, not created in conjunction with the statewide project, were obtained by Web site download, contacting originators, and creating spatial files from tabular data. A range of layer editing was used, specific to each layer, from full creation, to data cleaning, to only reformatting metadata. The level of editing done by BLA or the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) is fully disclosed in the process steps of this metadata; credit for the information is retained by the originator.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19850101
Currentness_Reference: Publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned

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: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: natural regions
Theme_Keyword: natural subregions
Theme_Keyword: ecology
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
Theme_Keyword: Division of Nature Preserves (DNP)
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center (INHDC)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Adams County
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Bartholomew County
Place_Keyword: Benton County
Place_Keyword: Blackford County
Place_Keyword: Boone County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Carroll County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Clay County
Place_Keyword: Clinton County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Dearborn County
Place_Keyword: Decatur County
Place_Keyword: DeKalb County
Place_Keyword: Delaware County
Place_Keyword: Dubois County
Place_Keyword: Elkhart County
Place_Keyword: Fayette County
Place_Keyword: Floyd County
Place_Keyword: Fountain County
Place_Keyword: Franklin County
Place_Keyword: Fulton County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Grant County
Place_Keyword: Greene County
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Harrison County
Place_Keyword: Hendricks County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Howard County
Place_Keyword: Huntington County
Place_Keyword: Jackson County
Place_Keyword: Jasper County
Place_Keyword: Jay County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Jennings County
Place_Keyword: Johnson County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: Kosciusko County
Place_Keyword: Lagrange County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Madison County
Place_Keyword: Marion County
Place_Keyword: Marshall County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Morgan County
Place_Keyword: Newton County
Place_Keyword: Noble County
Place_Keyword: Ohio County
Place_Keyword: Orange County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Parke County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Pike County
Place_Keyword: Porter County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Pulaski County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Randolph County
Place_Keyword: Ripley County
Place_Keyword: Rush County
Place_Keyword: Scott County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: Starke County
Place_Keyword: Steuben County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Sullivan County
Place_Keyword: Switzerland County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Tipton County
Place_Keyword: Union County
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh County
Place_Keyword: Vermillion County
Place_Keyword: Vigo County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: Warrick County
Place_Keyword: Washington County
Place_Keyword: Wayne County
Place_Keyword: Wells County
Place_Keyword: White 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, using data believed to be accurate; 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: nschroeder@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST

Data_Set_Credit:
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, 2002, Natural Regions in Indiana

Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcView version 3.2 shapefile format, approximately 358 Kb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoc. regarding the attribute accuracy of this shapefile. For more information, contact Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, (317) 232-8059.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoc. regarding the logical consistency of this shapefile. For more information, contact Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, (317) 232-8059. Data use has implied that all polygons have common boundaries and no overlaps. However, no testing has been preformed to confirm these observations.

Completeness_Report:
Data use suggests that data is fully complete for the state of Indiana.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoc. regarding the attribute accuracy of this shapefile. For more information, contact Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center, (317) 232-8059.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
IDNR, Division of Nature Preserves, Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center
Publication_Date: 20020101
Title: NATREG83
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Indianapolis
Publisher: Indiana
Other_Citation_Details:
Homoya, Michael A., D. Brian Abrell, James R. Aldrich and Thomas W. Post. 1985. The Natural Regions of Indiana. Proc. Ind. Acad. Sci. 94:245-268.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 800,000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19850101
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NATREG83
Source_Contribution: Shapefile containing all information for the dataset

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The printed map published in the paper by Michael Homoya was digitized at a scale of 1:800,000 by the Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Homoya et al., 1985
Process_Date: 20020101
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NATREG83
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center
Contact_Person: Ron Hellmich
Contact_Position: Heritage Information Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 402 W. Washington St., Rm W267
City: Indianapolis
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 46204
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (317) 232-8059
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 317-233-0133
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rhellmich@dnr.state.in.us

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates obtained the shapefile named "NATREG83.SHP"from the Indiana Natural Heritage Data Center. Software-generated fields which were deemed unnecessary to the dataset were deleted. These fields that were deleted are: "area," "perimeter," "natreg," and "natreg_id." This metadata was written using information obtained by discussion. The file was obtained in UTM Zone 16 and all produced products were kept in this projection.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NATREG83
Process_Date: 20040818
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: NATURAL_REGIONS_IDNR_IN
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Cinda Bonds
Contact_Position: Environmental Biologist
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 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 (United States 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: 20050122
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Cinda Bonds
Contact_Position: Environmental Biologist
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


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: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 40


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: 0.001020
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001020
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: NATURAL_REGIONS_IDNR_IN.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attributes table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Region
Attribute_Definition: Natural region name
Attribute_Definition_Source: Homoya et al. 1985
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Subegion
Attribute_Definition: Name of subregion within a natural region
Attribute_Definition_Source: Homoya et al. 1985
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: 20041001
Metadata_Review_Date: 20050121
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Cinda Bonds
Contact_Position: Environmental Biologist
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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