WA_Marine_shorelines

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: WA_Marine_shorelines
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
The NHD is a national framework for assigning reach addresses to water-related entities, such as industrial discharges, drinking water supplies, fish habitat areas, wild and scenic rivers. Reach addresses establish the locations of these entities relative to one another within the NHD surface water drainage network, much like addresses on streets. Once linked to the NHD by their reach addresses, the upstream/downstream relationships of these water-related entities--and any associated information about them--can be analyzed using software tools ranging from spreadsheets to geographic information systems (GIS). GIS can also be used to combine NHD-based network analysis with other data layers, such as soils, land use and population, to help understand and display their respective effects upon one another. Furthermore, because the NHD provides a nationally consistent framework for addressing and analysis, water-related information linked to reach addresses by one organization (national, state, local) can be shared with other organizations and easily integrated into many different types of applications to the benefit of all. This is a Washington State extract downloaded from the USGS in April 2016 and projected into WA State Plane Coordinates South. Stream Order has been added.
Purpose:
Summary
Shows the area of the marine (saltwater) shorelines in Washington State. Intended as a cartographic background dataset for GIS coastal projects
Description
Washington marine (saltwater) shorelines including Puget Sound, Hood Canal, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the Pacific coastline. Dataset created by selecting all coastline features from the Washington State NHD, National Hydrography Dataset. April 2016
The NHD Coastline in Washington is coincident with the Dept of Natural Reources ShoreZone GIS layer, except for in the Nisqually Delta area
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.882735
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.091421
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.103540
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.203225
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Washington
Theme_Keyword: coast
Theme_Keyword: shoreline
Theme_Keyword: Puget
Theme_Keyword: Pacific
Theme_Keyword: marine
Theme_Keyword: Northwest
Theme_Keyword: saltwater
Theme_Keyword: stream
Theme_Keyword: Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Data_Set_Credit: See dataset specific metadata.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.0.3348

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 5736

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Washington South FIPS 4602 Feet
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 45.83333333333334
Standard_Parallel: 47.33333333333334
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.5
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 45.33333333333334
False_Easting: 1640416.666666667
False_Northing: 0.0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.00000002645410557278184
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.00000002645410557278184
Planar_Distance_Units: foot_us
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WA_Marine_shorelines
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
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: FDate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Resolution
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS_Name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LengthKM
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ReachCode
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FlowDir
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Permanent_Identifier
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FType
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FCode
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WBArea_Permanent_Identifier
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Enabled
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: StreamOrder
Attribute_Definition:
Strahler Stream Order calculated April 2016. Stream Orders in Washington State range from 1 to 10. The smallest headwater streams are a 1, and the Columbia river is a 10.
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NHDFlowlineToMeta
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The National Hydrography Dataset is a comprehensive set of digital spatial data that encodes information about naturally occurring and constructed bodies of water, paths through which water flows, and related entities. The information encoded about features includes a feature date, classification by type, other characteristics, a unique common identifier, the feature length or area, and (rarely) elevation of the surface of water pools and a description of the stage of the elevation. For reaches, encoded information includes a reach code. Names and their identifiers in the Geographic Names Information System, are assigned to most feature types. The direction of flow is encoded for networked features. The data also contains relations that encode metadata, and information that supports the exchange of future updates and improvements to the data. The names and definitions of all feature types, characteristics, and values are in the Standards for National Hydrography Dataset: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey, 1999. The document is available online through <http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
The names and definitions of all feature types, characteristics, and values are in U.S. Geological Survey, 1999, Standards for National Hydrography Dataset High Resolution: Reston, Virginia, U.S. Geological Survey. The document is available online through <http://mapping.usgs.gov/standards/>. Information about tables and fields in the data are available from the user documentation for the National Hydrography Dataset at <http://nhd.usgs.gov>. The National Map - Hydrography Fact Sheet is also available at: <http://erg.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/factsheets/fs06002.html>.

Distribution_Information:
Distribution_Liability: See access and use constraints information.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Personal GeoDatabase Feature Class
Digital_Transfer_Option:

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160524
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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