Great Smoky Mountains National Park Water Quality Monitoring Locations

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

A feature class depicting geographic locations where permanent water quality monitoring locations have been established in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This includes monitoring location sites establised by the National Park Service and other state and federal agencies responsible for water quality monitoring and reporting. Agencies responsible for a monitoring location are listed in the attributes ORGANIZATIONIDENTIFIER and ORGANIZATIONFORMALNAME. For the display, query, and analysis of legacy and current hydrology spatial and tabular data; Consolidate and centralize a very diverse range and quantity of monitoring location site data from numerous programs and protocols; Mitigate the duplication of monitoring location data across shared systems; Allow for single-source identification and management of monitoring location sites that are "co-located"; Provide a single point of data entry, management, query, analysis, and display of water quality data from numerous sources, including STORET which are sourced from an accurate monitoring location database; Enable spatial relationship of water quality monitoring data to High-Resolution USGS NHD Reaches through the use of modern GIS, database, and statistics software; Support USGS and EPA standards for spatial and non-spatial hydrology and water quality data exchange and sharing. Very important details are included in the attached metadata document and should be read thouroughly before these data are used.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020

Metadata Source

Harvested from DOI Open Data

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Publisher National Park Service
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier NPS_DataStore_2223219
Data First Published 2015-06-01
Data Last Modified 2015-06-01
Category Geospatial Dataset
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:24
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID D:\IRMA\DataStore\Application\OpenData\v1.1\NPS-DataStore.json
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Data Quality True
Homepage URL
Program Code 010:118, 010:119
Related Documents,,,,
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 201cf649be33cae65c877fa4b852abdf2e5991af
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -84.05399,35.0968056,-82.88397,35.9160156
Temporal 2020-01-11/2020-01-11

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