WATERSHEDS_HUC08_2009_USDA_IN: Eight-digit Subbasin Watershed Boundaries for Indiana (United States Department of Agriculture, 1:24,000 Polygon Shapefile)

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (compiler)
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey (compiler)
Originator: Indiana Geological Survey (digital compiler)
Originator: Sally L. Letsinger (digital compiler)
Publication_Date: 20110608
Title:
WATERSHEDS_HUC08_2009_USDA_IN: Eight-digit Subbasin Watershed Boundaries for Indiana (United States Department of Agriculture, 1:24,000 Polygon Shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bloomington, Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
These metadata are a revision of a metadata file named "WBDHU8_09Jul2010.gdb metadata" published on September 23, 2009, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center, for a polygon feature class in the geodatabase entitled, "WBDHU8_09Jul2010.gdb."

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

Description:
Abstract:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"This data set, part of the Watershed Boundary data set (WBD), is a complete digital hydrologic unit boundary layer to the Subbasin (8-digit) 4th level for the entire United States. This data set consists of geo-referenced digital data and associated Attributes created in accordance with the "Federal Guidelines, Requirements, and Procedures for the National Watershed Boundary data set; Chapter 3 of Section A, Federal Standards, Book 11, Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data; Techniques and Methods 11-A3" (04/01/2009). <http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/products/data> sets/watershed/index.html. Polygons are Attributed with hydrologic unit codes for 1st (Region), 2nd (Sub-Region), 3rd (Basin), and 4th (Sub-Basin) Hydrologic Unit Level codes, names, Sub-Basin acres and square miles."

Purpose:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"The Basin and Subbasin hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing large drainage areas. The largest sized 4th level subbasins are useful for numerous application programs supported by a variety of local, State, and Federal Agencies. This data set is intended to be used as a tool for water-resource management and planning activities, particularly for site-specific and localized studies requiring a level of detail provided by large-scale map information."

Supplemental_Information:
These metadata are a revision of a metadata file named "WBDHU8_09Jul2010.gdb metadata" published on September 23, 2009, by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, National Cartography and Geospatial Center, for a polygon feature class in the geodatabase entitled "WBDHU8_09Jul2010.gdb."

For more information on the Watershed Boundary data set, please see the following Web site:

<http://www.ncgc.nrcs.usda.gov/products/data> sets/watershed/datainfo.html>

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1980
Ending_Date: 20090923
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.527556
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.428777
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.370154
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.521476
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: cataloging unit
Theme_Keyword: Region
Theme_Keyword: Sub-region
Theme_Keyword: Basin
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary
Theme_Keyword: boundary
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundary data set (WBD)
Theme_Keyword: HUC8
Theme_Keyword: HUC08
Theme_Keyword: Subbasin
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: IGS Metadata Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Theme_Keyword: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Theme_Keyword: United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Unit Code (HUC)
Theme_Keyword: 8-digit hydrologic unit
Theme_Keyword: hydrology
Theme_Keyword: Watershed
Theme_Keyword: Subwatershed
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
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Place_Keyword: Champaign County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Coles County
Place_Keyword: Cook County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: Cumberland County
Place_Keyword: Douglas County
Place_Keyword: Edgar County
Place_Keyword: Edwards County
Place_Keyword: Effingham County
Place_Keyword: Ford County
Place_Keyword: Gallatin County
Place_Keyword: Grundy County
Place_Keyword: Iroquois County
Place_Keyword: Jasper County
Place_Keyword: Kankakee County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Livingston County
Place_Keyword: Richland County
Place_Keyword: Vermilion County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: White County
Place_Keyword: Will County
Place_Keyword: Ohio
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Auglaize County
Place_Keyword: Butler County
Place_Keyword: Champaign County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Darke County
Place_Keyword: Defiance County
Place_Keyword: Greene County
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Hardin County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Logan County
Place_Keyword: Mercer County
Place_Keyword: Miami County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Paulding County
Place_Keyword: Preble County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Van Wert County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: Williams County
Place_Keyword: Kentucky
Place_Keyword: Boone County
Place_Keyword: Breckinridge County
Place_Keyword: Campbell County
Place_Keyword: Carroll County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Gallatin County
Place_Keyword: Grant County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Hardin County
Place_Keyword: Henderson County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Kenton County
Place_Keyword: Meade County
Place_Keyword: Oldham County
Place_Keyword: Trimble County
Place_Keyword: Union County
Place_Keyword: Webster County

Access_Constraints:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata -- "None"

Use_Constraints:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in this metadata document. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. These data should not be used at scales greater than 1:24,000 for the purpose of identifying hydrographic watershed boundary feature locations in the U.S.A. The NRCS should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data. The Watershed Boundary data set is public information and may be interpreted by all organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application of the data. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these maps or purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Photographic or digital enlargement of these maps to scales greater than that at which they were originally delineated can result in misrepresentation of the data. If enlarged, the maps will not include the fine detail that would be appropriate for mapping at the small scale. Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data from the source distributor."

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.

WARRANTY

Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey warrants that the media on which this product is stored will be free from defect in materials and workmanship for ninety (90) days from the date of acquisition. If such a defect is found, return the media to Publication Sales, Indiana Geological Survey, 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 2208, and it will be replaced free of charge.

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

Except for the expressed warranty above, 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. 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:
Funding and support for the Watershed Boundary data set (WBD) were provided by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the United States Geological Survey. Representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey and Environmental Protection Agency contributed a substantial amount of time and salary towards quality review and updating of the data set in order to meet the Federal Standards for Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries.

Recommended citation: "Coordinated effort between the United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Watershed Boundary data set (WBD) was created from a variety of sources from each state and aggregated into a standard national layer for use in strategic planning and accountability. Watershed Boundary data set for {county, state, or HUC#}, State [Online WWW]. Available URL: "<http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov>" [Accessed DD/MM/YYYY]."

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 (Build 2800), approximately 4.62 MB.


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:

The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"Attribute:Accuracy Report: 10% of the Attributes were visually reviewed. The accuracy of this data is dependent on the level of detail of the source material and the interpretation procedures for capturing that source."

Logical_Consistency_Report:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"There are no unclosed polygons, intersections without nodes, or polygons without labels or with more than one label. The ArcGIS geodatabase topology tools were used to make corrections using two rules: no gaps and no overlaps."

Completeness_Report:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"All fields for all polygons are attributed."

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"The WBD was produced using Digital Raster Graphics (DRGs) as the source map. Data completeness for DRG files reflects content of the source graphic and may therefore be reflected in the completeness and accuracy of the WBD. The map was digitized from USGS 1:24,000-scale digital raster graphic base maps, with an inherited error of +/- 40 feet according to the USGS National Map Accuracy Standards. It is estimated that any errors detected were less than 10%. It should also be noted that while general rules of hydrology were used (i.e. natural water flow is downhill), the locations of boundaries are still somewhat subjective as the 1:24,000-scale DRGs do not always provide enough information for identifying the location of the boundaries."

Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: USGS 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle Sheets
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map

Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS1
Source_Contribution: Hydrologic unit map delineation and digitizing

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Digital Raster Graphic
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online

Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGSDRG
Source_Contribution: Hydrologic unit map delineation and digitizing

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Digital Orthophoto Quads
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Raster digital data

Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGSDOQ
Source_Contribution:
GIS raster coverage used for reference in watershed boundary delineation

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: 250K Hydrologic Unit Boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online

Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS2
Source_Contribution: Reference for 8-digit watershed delineation

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: National Hydrography data set
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online

Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD
Source_Contribution:
GIS coverage used for reference in watershed boundary delineation

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original hydrologic unit boundaries were hand-digitized on a tablet from the USGS 7.5-minute quadrangles. This process occurred over a span of approximately 20 years.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS1
Process_Date: 2009
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD12
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person: Steve Nechero
Contact_Position: Cartographer, Technology Applications Team Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 501 W. Felix St., Bldg. 23
City: Fort Worth
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 76115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 817 509 3366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 817 509 3469
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Nechero@ftw.usda.gov

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The original data set was reviewed by USGS personnel using on-screen techniques with DRGs as the base map. All hydrologic units within the data set that were less than 3,000 acres were dissolved out.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGSDRG
Process_Date: 2003
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD12
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person: Steve Nechero
Contact_Position: Cartographer, Technology Applications Team Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 501 W. Felix St., Bldg. 23
City: Fort Worth
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 76115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 817 509 3366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 817 509 3469
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Nechero@ftw.usda.gov

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The new WBD data set was reviewed on-screen by USGS, EPA, or NRCS personnel using DRGs and DOQs as base maps.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGSDOQ
Process_Date: 2009
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD12
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person: Steve Nechero
Contact_Position: Cartographer, Technology Applications Team Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 501 W. Felix St., Bldg. 23
City: Fort Worth
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 76115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 817 509 3366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 817 509 3469
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Nechero@ftw.usda.gov

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Hydrologic units from surrounding states were used to edgematch watershed boundaries.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Unknown
Process_Date: 2009
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD12
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person: Steve Nechero
Contact_Position: Cartographer, Technology Applications Team Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 501 W. Felix St., Bldg. 23
City: Fort Worth
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 76115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 817 509 3366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 817 509 3469
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Nechero@ftw.usda.gov

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Original data set attribution was reviewed and revised to reflect the updates and changes made to the data set. These revisions to the attribution were also made to ensure that the data set met the Federal Standards for Delineation of Hydrologic Unit Boundaries. The NHD was used during this process to help with the naming and downstream coding of each unit. In some instances there were name hydrologic unit name discrepancies between the NHD and what was printed on the DRGs. In these instances the DRGs were used instead of the NHD.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NHD, USGSDRG
Process_Date: 2009
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD8
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Contact_Person: Steve Nechero
Contact_Position: Cartographer, Technology Applications Team Lead
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 501 W. Felix St., Bldg. 23
City: Fort Worth
State_or_Province: Texas
Postal_Code: 76115
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 817 509 3366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 817 509 3469
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Steve.Nechero@ftw.usda.gov

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
ESRI ArcGIS10 ArcToolbox was used to "Select By Location" all of the 8-digit watersheds that fell within or intersected the Indiana state border from the national watershed boundary data set, named WBDHU8_09Jul2010.gdb. The shapefile was saved under the new name of "WATERSHEDS_HUC08_2009_USDA_IN.shp"
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: WBD8, geodatabase
Process_Date: 20110421
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: WATERSHEDS_HUC08_2009_USDA_IN.shp
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Sally L. Letsinger
Contact_Position: Hydrogeologist
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 1356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sletsing@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) 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: 20110608
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Sally L. Letsinger
Contact_Position: Hydrogeologist
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 1356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sletsing@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: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 39


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: WATERSHEDS_HUC08_2009_USDA_IN.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Identifies 8-digit watershed boundaries
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana Geological Survey

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REGION
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the first level of classification divides the nation into 21 major geographic areas
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBREGION
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the second level of classification divides the 21 regions into subregions
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BASIN
Attribute_Definition:
The name of third level of classification subdivides many of the subregions into basins
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBBASIN
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the fourth level of classification of a hydrologic unit
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_2
Attribute_Definition: 2-digit (1st-level) code used for the HU Region
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 04
Range_Domain_Maximum: 07

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_4
Attribute_Definition: 4-digit (2nd-level) code used for subregions
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0404
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0712

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_6
Attribute_Definition: 6-digit (3rd-level) code used for basins
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 040400
Range_Domain_Maximum: 071200

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_8
Attribute_Definition: 8-digit (4th level) code used for subbasins
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 04040001
Range_Domain_Maximum: 07120003

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Total acreage area for the subbasin (8-digit; 4th level).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 247,913
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3,016,314

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQ_MILES
Attribute_Definition: Total square mile area for the subbasin (8-digit; 4th level)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 387
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4,713

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HU_8_STATE
Attribute_Definition:
2-character state postal abbreviation (separated by a space) of all states that the subbasin boundary intersects
Attribute_Definition_Source: Hydrologic Unit Maps; USGS Water Supply Paper 2294
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string, separated by a space if more than one exists

Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS_C
Attribute_Definition:
5-digit county FIPS code (separated by a space) of all counties that the subbasin boundary intersects
Attribute_Definition_Source: Geospatial Data Gateway Hydrologic Unit Data Management Plan
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character string, separated by a space if more than one exists

Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Each hydrologic unit polygon has associated attributes stored in tabular format. An attribute, also called a field or column, is defined by name, type, size, and valid values. For this layer, these attributes are the Hydrologic Unit Codes, Names, Acreage, Square Miles, States, and FIPS code for each county boundary crossed. <ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NCGC/products/watershed/hu-standards.pdf>.

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Federal Guidelines, Requirements, and Procedures for the National Watershed Boundary data set; Chapter 3 of Section A, Federal Standards, Book 11, Collection and Delineation of Spatial Data; Techniques and Methods 11-A3.


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:
The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"None."

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The following is extracted from USDA, NRCS metadata --

"The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in this metadata document. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. These data should not be used at scales greater than 1:24,000 for the purpose of identifying hydrographic watershed boundary feature locations in the U.S.A. The U.S. Department of Agriculture makes no claims for the suitability of the data for other purposes. U.S. Department of Agriculture should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data. The Watershed Boundary data set is public information and may be interpreted by all organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application of the data. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these maps or purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs. Photographic or digital enlargement of these maps to scales greater than that at which they were originally delineated can result in misrepresentation of the data. If enlarged, the maps will not include the fine detail that would be appropriate for mapping at the small scale. Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data from the source distributor."

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.

WARRANTY

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Except for the expressed warranty above, 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. 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: 20110421
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110608
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Center for Geospatial Data Analysis, Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Sally L. Letsinger
Contact_Position: Hydrogeologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 1356
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sletsing@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGD.C. 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 should not to be altered or summarized. IGS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone besides the IGS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.


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