Ecoregions of Iowa (FGDC) / ecoregions (ISO)


FGDC Metadata

Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Originator: James M. Omernick, Glenn E. Griffith, Suzanne M. Pierson
Publication Date: 05/01/93
Publication Information:
Publication Place: None
Publisher: US Environmental Protection Agency
Title: Ecoregions of Iowa
File or Table Name: ecoregions
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Linkage: ftp://ftp.igsb.uiowa.edu/gis_library/IA_State/Biologic_Ecologic/ecoregions.zip
Data Set Credit: James M. Omernick, Glenn E. Griffith, Suzanne M. Pierson
Native Data Set Environment: ArcView GIS Version 3.1.1
Description:
Abstract: The ten ecoregions covering Iowa are part of a national ecoregion map that provides a geographic framework for research, management, and assessment of natural resources. One of the primary applications of the ecoregion map is the development of biological criteria for streams and rivers of Iowa.
Purpose: This digital, geographically referenced data set was developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to carry out agency responsibilities related to management, protection, and development of Iowa's natural resources.
Language of Dataset: en
Time Period of Content:
Currentness Reference: publication date
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 04/03/01
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: None
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: None
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Person Primary:
Contact Person: Tom Wilton
Contact Organization: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Contact Address:
Address: 502 E. 9th St.
City: Des Moines
State or Province: IA
Postal Code: 50319
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.0.1324
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -96.685425
East Bounding Coordinate: -90.071340
North Bounding Coordinate: 43.556505
South Bounding Coordinate: 40.329140
Local Bounding Coordinates:
Left Bounding Coordinate: 202028.872494
Right Bounding Coordinate: 736696.850381
Bottom Bounding Coordinate: 4470195.896701
Top Bounding Coordinate: 4822616.786218
Native Dataset Format: Shapefile
Data Quality Information:
Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: USGS 1:250,000-scale topographic maps were used as the base maps for delineating boundaries. For more information on coverage development, refer to the article, "Ecoregions and Subregions of Iowa: A Framework for Water Quality Assessment and Management" in the Journal for the Iowa Academy of Science, 101(1):5-13, 1994.
Lineage:
Source Information:
Source Scale Denominator: None
Type of Source Media: Electronic
Process Step:
Process Description: None
Process Step:
Process Description: Metadata imported.
Source Used Citation Abbreviation: P:\Metadata\ia_state\Ecoregions.xml
(date):20030711
Time of Day: 11232400
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
ESRI Terms Description:
ESRI Feature Type: Simple
ESRI Feature Geometry: Polygon
ESRI Topology: FALSE
ESRI Feature Count: 10
Spatial Index: TRUE
Linear Referencing: FALSE
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: G-polygon
Point and Vector Object Count: 10
Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
Coordinate System Name:
Geographic Coordinate System Name: GCS_North_American_1983
Projected Coordinate System Name: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N
Planar:
Planar Coordinate Information:
Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair
Planar Distance Units: meters
Coordinate Representation:
Abscissa Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate Resolution: 0.000000
Grid Coordinate System:
Grid Coordinate System Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal Transverse Mercator:
UTM Zone Number: 15
Transverse Mercator:
Scale Factor at Central Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of Central Meridian: -93.000000
Latitude of Projection Origin: 0.000000
False Easting: 500000.000000
False Northing: 0.000000
Geodetic Model:
Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257222
Entity and Attribute Information:
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview:
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: None
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: ecoregions
Entity Type Type: Feature Class
Entity Type Count: 10
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FID
Attribute Alias: FID
Attribute Type: OID
Attribute Width: 4
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
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 Alias: Shape
Attribute Type: Geometry
Attribute Width: 0
Attribute Precision: 0
Attribute Scale: 0
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ECOCODE
Attribute Alias: ECOCODE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 2
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ECOREGION
Attribute Alias: ECOREGION
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 24
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUBECOCODE
Attribute Alias: SUBECOCODE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 3
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SUBREGION
Attribute Alias: SUBREGION
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 40
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LANDFORM
Attribute Alias: LANDFORM
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 40
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ELEVATION
Attribute Alias: ELEVATION
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 9
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RELIEF
Attribute Alias: RELIEF
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 7
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SURFICIAL
Attribute Alias: SURFICIAL
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 50
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SOILORDER
Attribute Alias: SOILORDER
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 20
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SOILGROUP
Attribute Alias: SOILGROUP
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 25
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SOILASSOCN
Attribute Alias: SOILASSOCN
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 70
Attribute:
Attribute Label: PRECIPITAT
Attribute Alias: PRECIPITAT
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 5
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FREEZEFREE
Attribute Alias: FREEZEFREE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 7
Attribute:
Attribute Label: POTNATVEG
Attribute Alias: POTNATVEG
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 50
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LAND_USE
Attribute Alias: LAND_USE
Attribute Type: String
Attribute Width: 50
Distribution Information:
Distributor: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Resource Description: Ecoregions
Distribution Liability: This digital, geographically referenced data set was developed by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to carry out agency responsibilities related to management, protection, and development of Iowa's natural resources. It resides in the Natural Resources Geographic Information System library. Although efforts have been made to make it useful to the Department, the Department assumes no responsibility for errors in the information. Similarly the Department assumes no responsibility for the consequences of inappropriate uses or interpretations of the data made by anyone to whom this data has been made available. The Department bears no responsibility to inform users of any changes made to this data. Anyone using this data is advised that precision implied by the coverage may far exceed actual precision. Comments on this data are invited and the Department would appreciate that documented errors be brought to staff attention. The development of the coverages in the NRGIS Library represents a major investment of staff time and effort. As a professional responsibility, we expect that the Iowa DNR will receive proper credit when you utilize these GIS coverages and that the original documentation will remain with any redistribution of these coverages.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Version Date: 04/03/01
Transfer Size: 0.222
Dataset Size: 0.222
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: ftp://ftp.igsb.uiowa.edu/gis_library/IA_state/Biologic_Ecologic/Ecoregions.zip
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Person: Casey Kohrt
Contact Organization: Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Geological Survey
Contact Address:
Address: 109 Trowbridge Hall
City: Iowa City
State or Province: IA
Postal Code: 52242-1319
Address Type: Mailing and Physical
Contact Voice Telephone: 319-335-1353
Contact Electronic Mail Address: gis_library@igsb.uiowa.edu
Metadata Access Constraints: None
Metadata Use Constraints: None
Language of Metadata: en
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time
Metadata Date: 20061220
Metadata Extensions:
Online Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

ISO Metadata

Metadata language:
English
Metadata character set:
utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Scope of the data described by the metadata:
dataset
Scope name: dataset
Last update: 20061220
Name of the metadata standard used: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Version of the metadata standard: DIS_ESRI1.0
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Transfer options:
Online source:
Description: Downloadable Data
Online location (URL): file://\\Idnrgsb9\NEW_LIB\Data_NAD83\IA_State\Biologic_Ecologic\ecoregions.shp
Connection protocol: Local Area Network
Transfer size: 0.222
Available format:
Format name: Shapefile
Identification Information:
Processing environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.0.1324
Dataset language:
English
Citation:
Title: ecoregions
Presentation format:
digital map
Spatial representation type:
vector
Resource's bounding rectangle:
West longitude: -96.685425
East longitude: -90.07134
North latitude: 43.556505
South latitude: 40.32914
Extent contains the resource: yes
Other extent information:
Geographic extent:
Geographic extent:
West longitude: 202028.872494
East longitude: 736696.850381
North latitude: 4822616.786218
South latitude: 4470195.896701
Extent contains the resource: yes
Spatial Representation Information:
Spatial Representation - Vector:
Level of topology for this dataset:
geometry only
Geometric objects:
Object type:
complexes
Object count: 10
Reference System Information:
Reference system identifier:
Reference system identifier:
Identity code: NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_15N

ESRI Metadata

Metadata ID: {783C83AB-2B09-4921-BF96-A9D7FFA048FE}
Creation Date: 20030711
Creation Time: 11232400
Synchronize Once: FALSE
Synchronization Date: 20061220
Synchronization Time: 10312100
Modification Date: 20061220
Modification Time: 10312100
citeinfo:
origin:James M. Omernick, Glenn E. Griffith, Suzanne M. Pierson
pubdate:Complete
title:Ecoregions
geoform:Shapefile
pubinfo:
pubplace:None
publish:US Environmental Protection Agency
othercit:Ecoregions and Western Corn Belt Plains Subregions of Iowa, US EPA, Environmental Research Lab, 200 SW 35th St., Corvallis, OR 97333; 29 p., May 1, 1993.
timeinfo:
sngdate:
caldate:04/03/01
cntinfo:
cntperp:
cntper:Casey Kohrt
cntorg:Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Geological Survey
cntaddr:
addrtype:Mailing and Physical
address:109 Trowbridge Hall
city:Iowa City
state:IA
postal:52242-1319
cntvoice:319-335-1353
cntemail:gis_library@igsb.uiowa.edu