Geographic Information
Land Use & Land Cover, 1939, Lower Boise River Basin, Idaho
Land Use & Land Cover, 1939, Lower Boise River Basin, Idaho
FGDC Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Land Use & Land Cover, 1939, Lower Boise River Basin, Idaho
Originators: Idaho Department of Water Resources, Geospatial Technology, GIS Analyst
Publisher: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Publication place: Boise, ID
Publication date: 20130718
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Land use data developed using image interpretation of scanned, geocorrected, and mosaicked 1938/1939 black & white airphotos.
Purpose:
This dataset provides a generalized view of land use & land cover for the Treasure Valley using black and white airphotos from 1938/1939.
Supplemental information:
Images were analyzed using standard photo interpretation techniques.
The images were produced from scanned, geocorrected, and mosaicked
1:20,000-scale 1938/1939 black & white aerial photographs. A suite of
ARC/INFO AMLs was developed and used to conduct the image
interpretation. IDTM projection.
Dataset credit:
The GIS staff of the Idaho Dept. of Water Resources in cooperation with the US Burea of Reclamation, Boise, Idaho.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Address type: unknown
Address:
Boise, ID
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
Address type: physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: US
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Margie Wilkins
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time
Address type: physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: US
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Person: Margie Wilkins
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time
Address type: physical
Address:
322 East Front Street
City: Boise
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83720
Country: US
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 9.2.0.1324
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 19390501
Ending date: 19391031
Currentness reference:
ground condition
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: Land Use and Land Cover
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Idaho, Boise Valley, Treasure Valley
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
Use at 1:24,000-scale or smaller.Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho Department of Water Resources, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The Idaho Department of Water Resources shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of IDWR would be appreciated.
+ Spatial Reference Information
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 -117.105640 (longitude)
East -116.023937 (longitude)
North 43.915034 (latitude)
South 43.268584 (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:
Irrigation Status is based on the following definitions:

Irg38 = 1
Irrigated cropland and pasture

Land presently being irrigated, land irrigated during the present growing season
fallowed either from water shortage or crop rotation. With the exception of alfalfa,
crops grown are harvested once per growing season. A crop can be presently in the
recently harvested, or the field can be prepped for cultivation. Land that is in
transition from irrigated to developed should be called "Transition Agriculture".

Irg38 = 0
All other land

This set of definitions was developed specifically for the Boise Valley Project.
The definitions are modified from those found in:

MacConnell, Wm. P.; 1973; Massachusetts Mapdown Land-Use and Vegetative
Cover Mapping
Classification Manual; Publication No. 97, December 1973; Cooperative Extension
Service; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Mass.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
Not Available
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of bv_39landcov
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Polygon Attribute Table
Source:
Created by IDWR
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Sequential unique positive integer (definition not provided)
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
AREA
Definition:
Area of poly/region in coverage units
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Positive real numbers (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Area of poly/region in coverage units
Attribute definition source:
Computed
PERIMETER
Definition:
Perimeter of poly/region in coverage units
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Positive real numbers (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Perimeter of poly/region in coverage units
Attribute definition source:
Computed
IRG38
Definition:
Irrigation status
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Integer (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
0 = not irrigated
1 = irrigated
Attribute definition source:
User-defined
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: Complete chain
Count: 5806
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20070108
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Address type: unknown
Address:
Boise, ID
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Use constraints:
Use at 1:24,000-scale or smaller.Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho Department of Water Resources, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data to evaluate data set limitations, restrictions or intended use. The Idaho Department of Water Resources shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of IDWR would be appreciated.
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 Standard 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
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