Geographic Information
Ground Water Districts
Ground Water Districts
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Ground Water Districts
Originators: Water Measurement Divison
Publisher: Water Measurement Division
Publication place: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication date: 2006
Edition: First
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Formal measurement and reporting of water use on a large
scale is relatively new in Idaho. It is an outgrowth of
various conflicts between water users in southern and
eastern Idaho during nearly a decade of drought that began
in 1987. in 1995, the Legislature established a mechanism
for ground water users to form their own Ground Water
Districts for the purpose of mitigation and litigation
concerning water issues. Ground Water districts and
existing irrigation districts can petition the Department
to be excluded from the Water Measurement District and
perform the water measurement and reporting
responsibilities for water users within their districts.

Jefferson Clark Ground Water District was created November 27, 2006
Purpose:
The Legislature established a mechanism for ground water
users to form their own Ground Water Districts for the of
mitigation and litigation concerning water issues. Ground
Water districts and existing irrigation districts can
petition the Department to be excluded from the Water
Measurement District and perform the water measurement and
reporting responsibilities for water users within
their districts. To be excluded, the districts must show
that diversions are measured and recorded in an acceptable
manner and upon agreement to submit an annual report of
diversions to the Department in accordance with reporting requirements.
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
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 9.2.4.1420
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 1995
Ending date: 2007
Currentness reference:
current
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Water Measurement
Keyword thesaurus: ESRI Geography Network Thesaurus
Place:
Keywords: Idaho, Idaho
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Public
Use constraints:
The spatial information is provided "as is". IDWR cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy in the digital data or underlying records. There are no warranties, expressed or implied, including fitness for a particular purpose, accompanying any of these products. However, notification of any errors would be appreciated.
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classifiction system: State of Idaho GIS Data Protocol
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 -114.913697 (longitude)
East -111.371352 (longitude)
North 44.446724 (latitude)
South 41.960840 (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.
Entity and attribute overview:
Names of the ground water districts are contained in the
name attribute
Entity and attribute detailed citation:

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Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of gwd
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: gwd
Type of object: Feature Class
Number of records: 10
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
OBJECTID
Alias: OBJECTID Type: Integer Width: 9 Precision: 9 Scale: 0
NAME
Alias: NAME Type: String Width: 50 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ACRES
Alias: ACRES Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
AREA_METER
Alias: AREA_METER Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Shape_Leng
Alias: Shape_Leng Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Shape_Area
Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Alias: Shape_Area Type: Double Width: 19 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
gwd
ESRI feature type: Simple
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 10
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:
Complete
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Digitized from 1:100,000 scale maps
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Data Source 1
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 100000
Media: paper
Source contribution:
Geographic Features Came from source
Beginning date: 1995
Ending date: 2000
Currentness reference:
current
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
The following area was included in the Madison Groundwater District.  The district boundary was moved to include  sections  T6N R40E Sections 9, 16, 17, 20.  This request was made by Jennifer Berkey.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
c:\temp\xml47.tmp
Process Step 3
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process Step 4
Process description:
Dataset was created from 1:100,000 scale data
Process Step 5
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
X:\Spatial\IDWRRegulatoryAreas\GWDistricts\bkgwd.xml
Process Step 6
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Process Step 7
Process description:
Raft River GWD was added on August 23, 2007
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20080114
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.