STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN: Index to U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Gauging Stations in Indiana (Indiana Geological Survey, Point Shapefile)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey (Data originator)
Originator: Indiana Geological Survey (Data processor)
Publication_Date: 20161121
Title:
STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN: Index to U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Gauging Stations in Indiana (Indiana Geological Survey, Point Shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bloomington, Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
Data were obtained by IGS personnel from the USGS Real-Time Water Data for Indiana Web site (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>) on June 30, 2008. It was subsequently updated by IGS personnel on November 21, 2016.
Online_Linkage: <http://maps.indiana.edu/layerGallery.html>
Description:
Abstract:
STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN is a point shapefile intended for use as a layer in geographic information systems software. It shows the approximate locations of 240 streamflow gauges maintained by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Indiana. The gauges are part of a real-time national streamflow network. Attributes include site IDs (USGS), site names, as well as Website URLs that link to summary pages showing real-time stream flow data hosted by the USGS.
Purpose:
The layer was created to provide locations of streamflow gauges in Indiana. The attributes contain Website URLs that allowing users to access real-time stream flow data for each individual gauging station.
Supplemental_Information:
Locations were acquired by IGS personnel from the USGS Real-Time Water Data for Indiana Web site (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20161121
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.992433
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.896876
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.757760
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.883067
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeterologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: streamflow
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
Theme_Keyword: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: real-time water data
Theme_Keyword: gauge
Theme_Keyword: hydrograph
Theme_Keyword: stream gauge
Theme_Keyword: stream gage
Theme_Keyword: stream gauging station
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 Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey, 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 to a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the design 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 these data.

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.SHP: Index to U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Gauging Stations in Indiana (Indiana Geological Survey, Point Shapefile), 20161121].

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

This 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. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey 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. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey 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.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Data_Set_Credit: Data compiled by the Indiana Geological Survey
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcGIS version 10.4 shapefile format, approximately 88 Kb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes values were imported from electronic data downloaded from the USGS Web site (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>). No manual data entry was performed. Attributes are as accurate as the data provided by USGS.
Logical_Consistency_Report: No checks for logical consistency were made.
Completeness_Report:
This layer includes one point for each streamflow gauging station maintained by the USGS in Indiana as of November 21, 2016, as per the USGS Web site (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>).

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
A spot check of several gauging station locations against the 2005 color orthophotography data set for Indiana indicated that most points are within 50 feet of the actual gauge locations.
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: United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 20161121
Title: Real-time Streamflow Data
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Web site
Online_Linkage: <http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>
Type_of_Source_Media: On line
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20161121
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Real-time Streamflow Data
Source_Contribution:
Locations, names, Website URLs, and ID numbers of streamflow gauging stations

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
IGS personnel downloaded gauging station information for Indiana using the "Build Custom Table" function on the USGS Web site (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>). These data were copied to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and saved as IN_Gauging_Stations.xls. This table was then imported into ESRI ArcMap as an "event layer" using the Tools > Add XY data menu. It was then exported as a shapefile (in UTM NAD83 Zone 16 North coordinates) named STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.shp. IGS personnel then used the Field Calculator in ArcMap to build the values for the "URL_Link" field.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS online water data
Process_Date: 20080630
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Real-time Streamflow Data
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Nathan Eaton
Contact_Position: Systems Analyst/Programmer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 N Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-855-1337
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
neaton@indiana.edu Contact_Website: <http://igs.indiana.edu/>
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
IGS personnel downloaded gauging station information for Indiana, in Esri's shapefile format, from the website named "USGS Current Water Data for Indiana" hosted by the USGS, (<http://waterdata.usgs.gov/in/nwis/rt>). The data were reprojected to UTM Zone 16N, NAD 1983 coordinate system and datum, using ArcToolBox. Attribute fields named "LONGDD," "LATDD," and "AGENCY" were deleted from the attribute table. The shapefile was then renamed as "STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.SHP" to conform to internal naming conventions of the IGS.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NWISMapperExport.shp
Process_Date: 20161121
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.SHP
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5456
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This metadata file was pre-parsed and parsed using CNS (Chew and Spit, v. 2.6.1) an MP (Metadata Parser, v. 2.7.1) software written by Peter Schweitzer (United States Geological Survey). The errors generated by MP were all addressed and corrected.
Process_Date: 20161228
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5456
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays


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: 240


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
Ordinate_Resolution: 0
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: STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attributes table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SiteNo
Attribute_Definition: Reference number assigned by the U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 03274650
Range_Domain_Maximum: 413612087201001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SiteName
Attribute_Definition: Name for gauging station as per U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Category
Attribute_Definition:
Abbreviation designating the type of water body the gauging station is monitoring (Stream, Lake, Artificial Flow, water well)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SiteURL
Attribute_Definition:
URL for the U.S. Geological Survey Web site with real-time streamflow data for the gauging station
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Publication Sales
Contact_Position: Clerk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Distribution_Liability:

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [STREAMFLOW_GAUGING_STATIONS_USGS_IN.SHP: Index to U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow Gauging Stations in Indiana (Indiana Geological Survey, Point Shapefile), 20161121].

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

This 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. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey 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. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey 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: 20080820
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161228
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist, GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405-2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-856-5456
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-855-2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

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 IGS. It is not to be altered or summarized. IGS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone other than the IGS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

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