Geographic Information
Ground Water Vulnerability
Ground Water Vulnerability
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Ground Water Vulnerability
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, ID
Publication date: June 195
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Groundwater vulnerability highlights areas sensitive to ground water contamination in a generalized way.  The map (data) should be used for regional interpretive purposes only, and should not be used for making site-specific decisions.  This data does not show areas what will be contaminated, or areas that cannot be contaminated.  It also does not show if a particular area has already been contaminated.  Whether the areas will have ground water contamination depends upon the likelihood, type, frequency, and volume of contaminant release.  This map only considers the ability of water to move from the land surface to the water table and does not consider the individual characteristics of the specific contaminants.
Purpose:
Snake River Plain and Intermontane Valleys
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Person: Sandra Beer Thiel
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: June 195
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: depth to water, precipitation, geology
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Place:
Keywords: Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Unknown
Use constraints:
Unknown
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security handling: The Idaho Department of Water Resources is making this data available as a public service. The Idaho Department of Water Resources strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act. Neither the Department of Water Resources nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Persons using information from this site for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with the public records or other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate resolution: 0.000001
Planar distance units: meters
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
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.462575 (longitude)
East -110.801222 (longitude)
North 48.040190 (latitude)
South 42.456809 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of vulnerability
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: vulnerability
Type of object: Feature Class
Number of records: 6648
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
AREA
Alias: AREA Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 18 Scale: 5
PERIMETER
Alias: PERIMETER Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 18 Scale: 5
VULNERI_
Alias: VULNERI_ Type: Double Width: 11 Precision: 11 Scale: 0
VULNERI_ID
Alias: VULNERI_ID Type: Double Width: 11 Precision: 11 Scale: 0
GWVTM8_
Alias: GWVTM8_ Type: Double Width: 11 Precision: 11 Scale: 0
GWV
Alias: GWV Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 2 Scale: 0
ACRES
Alias: ACRES Type: Double Width: 14 Precision: 13 Scale: 2
GWV_CHAR
Alias: GWV_CHAR Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
COLOR_CD
Alias: COLOR_CD Type: SmallInteger Width: 4 Precision: 4 Scale: 0
EXCLUDE
Alias: EXCLUDE Type: Integer Width: 5 Precision: 5 Scale: 0
FINRATE
Alias: FINRATE Type: Double Width: 10 Precision: 10 Scale: 0
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
Feature class
ESRI feature type: Simple
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 6648
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
ESRI feature type: Simple, Geometry: Polygon, Topology: 
Completeness report:
Data set has been visually inspected.  All data produced strives to meet National Mapping Accuracy Standards (NMAS).
+ Data Source and Process Information
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
X:\Spatial\GroundWater\GWConcernAreas\gwca.xml
Process Step 2
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process Step 3
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
G:\GroundWater\GWVulnerability\vulnerability.shp.xml
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution liability:
The Idaho Department of Water Resources is  making this data available as a public service. The Idaho Department of Water Resources strives to ensure that all technical data and other information made available to the public is accurate, complete and in conformance with the Idaho Public Records Act. Neither the Department of Water Resources nor the State of Idaho, however, assumes any legal responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on this site. Persons using information from this site for official purposes, or other purposes, for which accuracy and completeness are required, are hereby notified that they should first verify the information with the public records or other primary sources from which the information was obtained.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI data format, dependent upon request
Transfer size: 9.444
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://research.idwr.idaho.gov
Fees: To be determined at time of order
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20070920
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Geospatial Technology
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 to 5:00
Address type: mailing
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.