LAKE_SHORE_FEATURES_USGS_IN: Lake Shore Features in Indiana (United States Geological Survey, 1:24000, Point Shapefile)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Publication_Date: 20021100
Title:
LAKE_SHORE_FEATURES_USGS_IN: Lake Shore Features in Indiana (United States Geological Survey, 1:24000, Point Shapefile)
Edition: Geographic Names Information System, Phase II
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, IN
Publisher: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>
Other_Citation_Details:
Dataset is one layer in the Indiana Statewide GIS Database funded by Indiana Department of Transportation. Data is from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). To find out more about the USGS, GNIS visit <http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/gnis>.

Description:
Abstract:
Lake_features_usgs_in is a point shapefile showing the locations and attribute values of lake features extracted from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) developed by the USGS. Features include the following: bay, bar beach, cape, harbor, island. The dataset contains lake features named on USGS 1:24000 quadrangles and other source map data. Consider using this file along with files for stream features, natural features, and swamp points.
Purpose:
BROAD, GENERAL information for planning, development, and research in Indiana US Geological Survey, GNIS metadata reports -

"The purpose of the GNIS data base development was to promote geographic feature name standardization and to serve as an official repository of domestic geographic names information. The use of GNIS information varies, and has a wide range of applications. The broad categories of use include emergency preparedness, local transportation planning, regional planning, product marketing, site selection and analysis, genealogical research, and toponymic problem solving requiring the use and analysis of geographic names."

Supplemental_Information:
Data is from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: Unknown
Ending_Date: present
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.0157
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -86.8562
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.5276
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.3724
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Feature
Theme_Keyword: Feature Name
Theme_Keyword: lake
Theme_Keyword: pond
Theme_Keyword: bay
Theme_Keyword: waterbody
Theme_Keyword: reservoir
Theme_Keyword: beach
Theme_Keyword: bar
Theme_Keyword: cape
Theme_Keyword: harbor
Theme_Keyword: island
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Names Information System
Theme_Keyword: GNIS
Theme_Keyword: U. S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: DeKalb County
Place_Keyword: Delaware County
Place_Keyword: Dubois County
Place_Keyword: Fulton County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Huntington County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: Kosciusko County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Noble County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Porter County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Sullivan County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Vermillion County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: White County

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
DATA DISCLAIMER This is a small scale national database and positional error may exist. Use has shown that some features are not included. Use should be limited to broad planning and information, however, completeness and horizontal position issues prohibit this digital file from replacing field review for final decision making. 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 USGS. The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names.
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: 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

Data_Set_Credit:
Indiana Statewide GIS database was produced under an Indiana Department of Transportation contract. Data is from the USGS, Geographic Names Information System. US Geological Survey requests -

" Please acknowledge USGS. The Geographic Names Information System was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board on Geographic Names."

Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcView version 3.2 shapefile format


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
US Geological Survey, GNIS metadata reports -

"A random sample of 10% of the entries in the system were visually verified against the compilation source data (large-scale USGS topographic maps) to ensure an accuracy rate of at least 95%."

Logical_Consistency_Report:
US Geological Survey, GNIS metadata reports -

"Locative references (geographic coordinates, topographic map, and county) are cross-checked for logical consistency."

Completeness_Report:
Unknown, but use has revealed many local features may not be shown. Completeness is limited to mostly features named on 1:24000 USGS Quadrangles.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
US Geological Survey, GNIS metadata reports -

"Accuracy of these digital data is based upon the use of source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. Comparison to the graphic source is used as control to assess digital positional accuracy."

Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Vertical accuracy was not a factor in the digital production of the data set. No quantitative tests were performed.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: 1:24,000-scale topographic maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Quads
Source_Contribution: Names and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Board on Geographic Names
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Records of the U.S. BGN
Type_of_Source_Media: card files
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1932
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: creation date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USBGN
Source_Contribution: Names and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Forest Service
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: U.S. Forest Service 1:24,000-scale topographic maps
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USFS
Source_Contribution: Names and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19960101
Title:
IN_deci, Geographic Names Information system, Indiana Feature Names
Edition: Phase II
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/gnis>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: comma delimited text file
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: unknown
Ending_Date: present
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS
Source_Contribution: Names, attributes, and coordinate information

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
US Geological Survey, GNIS metadata reports -

"GNIS was originally developed on a mainframe computer under General Information Processing System (GIPSY), a text processor developed by the University of Oklahoma. The system was comprised of three databases: the National Geographic Names Database (NGNDB), the Topographic Map Names Database (TMNDB), and the Reference Database (RDB). The largest of the three databases, the NGNDB, contained the feature name records for nearly 2 million geographic features. The NGNDB was organized by State, with separate and distinct files being maintained for each State or territory. The TMNDB was an inventory of the USGS topographic maps used in compiling Phase I of the NGNDB, and the RDB contained annotated bibliographies of the sources used during Phase II compilation. Data compilation for the GNIS NGNDB database began in 1968 when geographic names data for Massachusetts were collected and digitally archived. In 1976, geographic names data for Kansas and Colorado were collected to determine the feasibility of compilation on a national scale. After analysis and a favorable evaluation of this pilot project, geographic names data for the remaining States and territories were compiled from 1978 to 1982. The initial compilation, known as Phase I, is now complete, and the system contains entries for named features shown on USGS topographic maps with the exception of roads and highways. Large-scale maps were used during Phase I (i.e., the majority of the names were compiled from 1:24,000-scale, 7.5-minute USGS topographic maps). The 1:62,500-scale maps or the 1:250,000-scale maps were used when no 1:24,000-scale maps existed. After Phase I was complete, the geographic names records were compared against the BGN's accumulated records. Some variant names and other BGN related data were added at this time. In 1993, an effort to redesign GNIS using Oracle was initiated. The TMNDB was the first database to be converted to Oracle and was renamed the Geographic Cell Names Database (GCNDB). The GCNDB has moved from an inventory of published maps to a list of approved names for spatially referenced USGS National Mapping Division (NMD) products. Following the conversion of the TMNDB, the NGNDB was converted to Oracle. Individual State and territory files were merged into one Oracle table. The RDB was incorporated into Oracle as a separate table. The Oracle version of GNIS became the official database management system in 1995. The GCNDB serves the GNIS, NMD data production systems and NMD product generation systems. Phase 1 entailed the collection of feature names from USGS large-scale topographic maps, U.S. Forest Service maps, Office of Coast Survey charts, Federal Aviation Administration files, Federal Communications Commission files, and files of the Army Corps of Engineers. These data were compared to the records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Accuracy of these digital data was based upon the use of source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards. Comparison to the graphic source was used as control to assess digital positional accuracy. During this phase II, geographic names and associated information are collected from official State and local maps and documents. Also, a wide variety of other approved sources, including historical documents, are used to complete the data collection. The Geographic Names Information System is resident on a Sun Enterprise 4000 computer. It uses Sun Solaris Version 2.6 as its operating system. The system contains approximately 1.5 million records, averaging 500 bytes in length."

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Quads, USBGN, USFS
Process_Date: 19960101
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Roger L. Payne
Contact_Position: Chief, Branch of Geographic Names
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 523 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
703-648-4544 Contact_Electronic _Mail_Address: rpayne@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service: 0730-1700

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GNIS feature data for Indiana was downloaded from the USGS FTP site. Data tables were reformatted to DBASE IV and added to ESRI ArcView 3.2 as an event theme using the primary latitude and primary longitude as reference. Lake shore features in Indiana were extracted by query from all features statewide. The file was transformed from geographic to UTM 16, NAD83.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS
Process_Date: 20020801
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: LAKE_SHORE_FEATURES_USGS_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: IN
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: 20030130
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:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Indiana
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 98


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: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:
Ordinate_Resolution:
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: Lake_shore_features_usgs_in.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition: State Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field, "IN"
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Feature Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Feature
Attribute_Definition: Feature Type from GNIS
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: bar
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
natural accumulation of sand, gravel, or alluvium forming an underwater or exposed embankment (ledge, reef, sandbar, shoal, spit)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: bay
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
indentation of a coastline or shoreline enclosing a part of a body of water; a body of water partly surrounded by land (arm, bight, cove, estuary, gulf, inlet, sound)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: beach
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
the sloping shore along a body of water that is washed by waves or tides and is usually covered by sand or gravel (coast, shore, strand)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: cape
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
projection of land extending into a body of water (lea, neck, peninsula, point)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: harbor
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
sheltered area of water where ships or other watercraft can anchor or dock (hono, port, roads, roadstead
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: island
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland (archipelago, atoll, cay, hammock, hummock, isla, isle, key, moku, rock)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: GNIS Definitions
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: Indiana County Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: St_fips
Attribute_Definition: State FIPS Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field, 18
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Co_fips
Attribute_Definition: County FIPS Code
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pri_lat_dm
Attribute_Definition: Primary Latitude (degrees, minutes, seconds)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pri_lon_dm
Attribute_Definition: Primary Longitude (degrees, minutes, seconds)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pri_lat_dd
Attribute_Definition: Primary Latitude (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Pri_lon_dd
Attribute_Definition: Primary Longitude (decimal degrees)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Elev
Attribute_Definition: Elevation
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Quadrangle
Attribute_Definition: Name of 7.5' USGS Quad
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Information Name System
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: 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 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 Associates 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: 20021101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20030130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_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: IN
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cbonds@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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