CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_IN: Historic Canal Routes in Indiana (Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates, Line Coverage)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates
Publication_Date: 20000729
Title:
CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_IN: Historic Canal Routes in Indiana (Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates, Line Coverage)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, Indiana
Publisher: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, INC
Other_Citation_Details:
This data set was provided to personnel of Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc. (BLA) by Stan Schmitt. The data was originally provided in hard copy format and then digitized into an ESRI shapefile format, and was named CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_SW. As part of the development of the State Wide GIS of Indiana, this file was expanded to include additional areas that were not part of the SW Indiana GIS and renamed Canal_Historic_Routes_IN.
Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>

Description:
Abstract:
Data depicts the locations of three historic canals in Indiana, the Wabash-Erie Canal, White Water Canal and the Central Canal. These canals were constructed and used for transportation between 1830-1870. Canal historians have searched county courthouse records and archived state engineering reports to plot canal routes on USGS 7.5 minute quadrangles. Some portions of the canal routes are unknown and approximated as indicated in the table. In many locations canals have been filled in and covered by development. is collected only from southern Indiana border through Vigo and Marion counties.
Purpose:
This data was collected by Bernardin-Lochmueller and Associates, IN; to depict the locations of canals in Indiana. Canal locations indicate the possibility historic structures.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1830
Ending_Date: 1870
Currentness_Reference: Past ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.611422
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.754852
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.182445
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.949260
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: transportation
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: society

Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Canal
Theme_Keyword: Wabash-Erie Canal
Theme_Keyword: Central Canal
Theme_Keyword: Water Supply
Theme_Keyword: White Water Canal
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Allen
Place_Keyword: Carroll
Place_Keyword: Cass
Place_Keyword: Clay
Place_Keyword: Daviess
Place_Keyword: Dearborn
Place_Keyword: Fayette
Place_Keyword: Fountain
Place_Keyword: Franklin
Place_Keyword: Gibson
Place_Keyword: Greene
Place_Keyword: Huntington
Place_Keyword: Johnson
Place_Keyword: Marion
Place_Keyword: Miami
Place_Keyword: Morgan
Place_Keyword: Owen
Place_Keyword: Parke
Place_Keyword: Pike
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh
Place_Keyword: Vigo
Place_Keyword: Wabash
Place_Keyword: Warrick
Place_Keyword: Wayne
Place_Keyword: Whitley

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. CREDIT Please acknowledge Stan Schmitt.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoicates
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: IN
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
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcView version 3.2 shapefile format


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Deductive Estimate: Accuracy is estimated to be good. Quality is dependant on historian knowledge and availabiliy of historic records.
Logical_Consistency_Report: All lines are snapped and entered correctly.
Completeness_Report:
All finished, connected canal routes within the study area of Indiana are mapped. Many sections were destroyed and covered by development. South of the Central Canal, there are six disjunct canal sections that were planned to be connected. These sections are not mapped.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The collector of the data descriptions estimated the error at approximately 100 feet. Users should expect error between 50-300 feet at various locations. Tables indicate sections of routes that are unknown and estimated.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Stan Schmitt, Canal Historian
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: USGS Quadrangles Route Maps
Edition: Unknown
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, IN
Publisher: Unknown
Other_Citation_Details:
Stan Schmitt has worked as a Indiana canal historian for over 20 years and is an active member of the Indiana Canal Society.

Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1830
Ending_Date: 1873
Source_Currentness_Reference: historic record descriptions
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Canal maps
Source_Contribution:
Canal routes penciled on USGS quads were digitized onscreen into ArcView GIS using visual landmarks. This is the only information source of this detail known to exist in a map format.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Stan Schmitt plotted historic canal routes on USGS quads by researching archived historic records. Schmitt's USGS routes were traced onto company USGS quads to create route maps. Company route maps were digitized onscreen into ArcView GIS using DRGs of quads and visual landmarks. No paper was scanned or registered.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Canal Maps
Process_Date: 20000403
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Canal GIS
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoicates
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: IN
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

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A shapefile named "CANALS" was obtained by the Indiana Geological Survey (IGS) from Bernardin, Lochmueller, & Assoc. Inc. Personnel of IGS clipped the shapefile to a coverage named "SWCLP83," which contains the area within the boundaries of the southwestern 26 counties in the state of Indiana, compiled at a scale of 1:24,000. The Geoprocessing Wizard in ArcView was used to perform the clipping operation. The clipped shapefile was renamed "CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_SW."
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: canals.shp
Process_Date: 20000922
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: canals_historic_routes_sw.shp
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Walls
Contact_Position: GIS Technician
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 N. Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: IN
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-855-1346
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: awalls@exchange.indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 - 1700 EST, M-F

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original shapefile CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_SW was used and then additional digitization work was done by using Stan Schmitt's USGS routes were traced onto company USGS quads to create route maps. Company route maps were digitized onscreen into ArcView GIS using DRGs of quads and visual landmarks. No paper was scanned or registered. This file was then saved as Canals_Historic_Routes_IN
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CANALS_HISTORIC_ROUTES_SW.shp
Process_Date: 20000922
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: canals_historic_routes_in.shp
Process_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: IN
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

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.
Process_Date: 20040927
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: IN
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


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 35


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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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
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False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000512
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000512
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: canals_historic_routes_in.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Canal_name
Attribute_Definition: Name of the Canal
Attribute_Definition_Source: Historic Records
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Descriptio
Attribute_Definition: Descriptions of Canal subsections
Attribute_Definition_Source: Historic records
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Unkwn_loc
Attribute_Definition: Indicates if Route is estimated
Attribute_Definition_Source: Historic records
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: False
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: False
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: The route is known
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: True
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: True
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: The route is estimated

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoicates
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: IN
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
Distribution_Liability:
MAP DISCLAIMER: This map was compiled by Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates, Inc. using data believed to be accurate; however, a degree of error is inherent in all maps. 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. Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of the data. No attempt has been made in either the design or production of these maps to define the limits or jurisdicition of any federal, state, or local government. These maps are intended for use only at the published scale. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis may differ from this map. Land ownership changes continually, so additional lands or changes in ownership beyond the data currentness will not be reflected on this map. LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY: The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Bernardin-Lochmueller & 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 comercial or economic loss. Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoicates are not responsible for claims made by a third party.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040927
Metadata_Review_Date: 20040927
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin-Lochmueller & Assoicates
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: IN
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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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