Geographic Information
Land Use & Land Cover, 1994, Lower Boise River Basin, Idaho
Land Use & Land Cover, 1994, 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, 1994, Lower Boise River Basin, Idaho
Originators: Geospatial Technology, GIS Analyst, Idaho Department of Water Resources
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 and land cover data developed using image interpretation of scanned, geocorrected, and mosaicked CIR airphotos.
Purpose:
This dataset provides a generalized view of land use & land cover for the Treasure Valley using high altitude aerial photography and satellite imagery.
Supplemental information:
CIR images were analyzed using standard photo interpretation techniques.
The CIR images were produced from scanned, geocorrected, and mosaicked
1:24,000-scale CIR 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: 19940501
Ending date: 19941031
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 -117.107043 (longitude)
East -116.023937 (longitude)
North 43.915048 (latitude)
South 43.268547 (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:
.PAT has LC_CODE item that is associated with a land use and land
cover class. The classes are described below:

Land Use & Land Cover Classes
Definitions and Descriptions

1. URBAN OR BUILT-UP LAND

11. Residential--Farmstead

Farmsteads are homes, generally isolated from other residences, associated
with agricultural fields. This includes vegetable gardens, yards, barns,
other out-buildings and storage areas.

12. Residential--Old Urban/High Density

Old urban is high-density urban residential land used for homes that are
spaced closely, set back from the street, and arranged in orderly,
rectangular patterns on lots less than 1/2 acre in size. Yards have mature
trees.  Includes high density categories such as trailer parks and
apartments.

13. Residential--New Subdivision

New subdivision land is used for generally high density residences less
than 20 years old.  Houses are closely spaced, set back from the street
and often are in non-geometric patterns.  Cul-de-sacs are common.
Trees are immature. Lot size is 1/8 to 1/2 acre.

14. Residential--Rural

Rural residential is open, very light density residential. Lots are
generally between one and five acres.

15. Commercial & Industrial

Land used for manufacture, distribution and merchandising goods and
services.  Goods manufactured include small appliances, electronics and
other secondary products.  Merchandising areas include stores, offices,
gas stations, restaurants, parking areas, motels and small warehouses.
This land is usually located in strips along heavily traveled routes,
in the core area in the center of a city or in large shopping centers.

16. Public

Urban public land includes parks, colleges, churches, hospitals,
cemeteries, schools and associated grounds; state and federal facilities.

17. Recreation

Recreation areas include golf courses, stadiums, driving ranges, race
tracks, campgrounds and other areas for outdoor recreation.

18. Transportation

Transportation corridors include railroad rights-of-way and marshaling
yards and major highways that do not follow Public Land Survey System
lines.

19. Sewage Treatment

Sewage treatment plants including settling ponds, lagoons, filter beds
and associated buildings.

2. AGRICULTURAL LAND

21. Irrigated Cropland and Pasture

Land presently being irrigated, land irrigated during the present growing
season or land 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 field, recently harvested or the
field can be prepped for cultivation. Land that is in transition from
irrigated to developed should be called "Transition Agriculture".

22. Perennial

Perennial includes orchards, vineyards and nurseries.

23. Idle

Land out of production for more than one season, but not permanently
abandoned to agriculture. The irrigation infrastructure remains intact.

24. Land in Transition (farmland to urban or built-up land)

This is agricultural land that usually is in the process of being developed
for housing, commercial use or other non-agricultural purposes. Generally
the land has identifiable agricultural patterns, but is not prepped for a
crop.  Often, the land shows disturbance other than that associated with
farming.  The land is frequently found next to or mixed with land on which
construction is occurring.

25. Feedlot/Stockyard

Land used for feeding, processing or warehousing of animals, such as
cattle or sheep, bound for market. Includes pens, feeding areas, slurry
lagoons, manure piles and associated facilities. This does not include any
associated pasture or crop land.

26. Dairy

Land used for the purpose of dairy production from cows or goats.
Includes barns, storage areas, feeding areas, slurry lagoons, manure piles
and associated facilities. This does not include any associated pasture
or crop land.

27. Abandoned Agriculture

Land taken out of production. Land cover may be annual weeds or young
perennial shrubs. There should be some evidence of the land having been
irrigated at some time in the past, such as stacked pipe, a faint
circular scar or overgrown ditches.

28. Other Agricultural Land

Agricultural land not otherwise described.

3. Rangeland

Land that supports wild vegetation: grasses forbs and shrubs. It may be
grazed, but is not irrigated.

4. Water

Open bodies of water, including artificial lakes and ponds, reservoirs,
settling ponds and rivers. This does not include sewage or slurry lagoons.

5. Wetland/Riparian

Land that is identifiable on mid-summer photography as being either wet
or adjacent to a water-body.

6. Barren Land

Any land that is devoid of vegetation. This includes lave flows, sand
and gravel bars and rock outcrops. Areas that have recently been scraped
bare by heavy equipment should be called "Land in Transition" (# 24)

7. Canal

Major feeder canals in the area. This includes the actual canal plus any
associated right-of-way lands and roads that may be evident. This class
includes, but is not limited to, the New York, Ridenbaugh, Phyllis, Deer
Flat Low Line, Golden Gate, Riverside, Middleton and Farmers' Union canals.

This set of definitions was developed specifically for the Boise Valley Project
of 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_94landcov
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
- (definition not provided)
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
(not provided) (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Feature geometry
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
ACRES
Definition:
Acreage in each polygon
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Positive real number
Acreage in each polygon
Definition Source:
Calculation from area attribute  (sq. meters/4046.9)
Attribute definition source:
Calculation from area attribute  (sq. meters/4046.9)
LC_CODE
Definition:
Land Use code
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
1 or 2 digit integer
Land Use Code
Definition Source:
1. URBAN OR BUILT-UP LAND

11. Residential--Farmstead

Farmsteads are homes, generally isolated from other residences, associated
with agricultural fields. This includes vegetable gardens, yards, barns,
other out-buildings and storage areas.

12. Residential--Old Urban/High Density

Old urban is high-density urban residential land used for homes that are
spaced closely, set back from the street, and arranged in orderly,
rectangular patterns on lots less than 1/2 acre in size. Yards have mature
trees.  Includes high density categories such as trailer parks and
apartments.

13. Residential--New Subdivision

New subdivision land is used for generally high density residences less
than 20 years old.  Houses are closely spaced, set back from the street
and often are in non-geometric patterns.  Cul-de-sacs are common.
Trees are immature. Lot size is 1/8 to 1/2 acre.

14. Residential--Rural

Rural residential is open, very light density residential. Lots are
generally between one and five acres.

15. Commercial & Industrial

Land used for manufacture, distribution and merchandising goods and
services.  Goods manufactured include small appliances, electronics and
other secondary products.  Merchandising areas include stores, offices,
gas stations, restaurants, parking areas, motels and small warehouses.
This land is usually located in strips along heavily traveled routes,
in the core area in the center of a city or in large shopping centers.

16. Public

Urban public land includes parks, colleges, churches, hospitals,
cemeteries, schools and associated grounds; state and federal facilities.

17. Recreation

Recreation areas include golf courses, stadiums, driving ranges, race
tracks, campgrounds and other areas for outdoor recreation.

18. Transportation

Transportation corridors include railroad rights-of-way and marshaling
yards and major highways that do not follow Public Land Survey System
lines.

19. Sewage Treatment

Sewage treatment plants including settling ponds, lagoons, filter beds
and associated buildings.

2. AGRICULTURAL LAND

21. Irrigated Cropland and Pasture

Land presently being irrigated, land irrigated during the present growing
season or land 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 field, recently harvested or the
field can be prepped for cultivation. Land that is in transition from
irrigated to developed should be called "Transition Agriculture".

22. Perennial

Perennial includes orchards, vineyards and nurseries.

23. Idle

Land out of production for more than one season, but not permanently
abandoned to agriculture. The irrigation infrastructure remains intact.

24. Land in Transition (farmland to urban or built-up land)

This is agricultural land that usually is in the process of being developed
for housing, commercial use or other non-agricultural purposes. Generally
the land has identifiable agricultural patterns, but is not prepped for a
crop.  Often, the land shows disturbance other than that associated with
farming.  The land is frequently found next to or mixed with land on which
construction is occurring.

25. Feedlot/Stockyard

Land used for feeding, processing or warehousing of animals, such as
cattle or sheep, bound for market. Includes pens, feeding areas, slurry
lagoons, manure piles and associated facilities. This does not include any
associated pasture or crop land.

26. Dairy

Land used for the purpose of dairy production from cows or goats.
Includes barns, storage areas, feeding areas, slurry lagoons, manure piles
and associated facilities. This does not include any associated pasture
or crop land.

27. Abandoned Agriculture

Land taken out of production. Land cover may be annual weeds or young
perennial shrubs. There should be some evidence of the land having been
irrigated at some time in the past, such as stacked pipe, a faint
circular scar or overgrown ditches.

28. Other Agricultural Land

Agricultural land not otherwise described.

3. Rangeland

Land that supports wild vegetation: grasses forbs and shrubs. It may be
grazed, but is not irrigated.

4. Water

Open bodies of water, including artificial lakes and ponds, reservoirs,
settling ponds and rivers. This does not include sewage or slurry lagoons.

5. Wetland/Riparian

Land that is identifiable on mid-summer photography as being either wet
or adjacent to a water-body.

6. Barren Land

Any land that is devoid of vegetation. This includes lave flows, sand
and gravel bars and rock outcrops. Areas that have recently been scraped
bare by heavy equipment should be called "Land in Transition" (# 24)

7. Canal

Major feeder canals in the area. This includes the actual canal plus any
associated right-of-way lands and roads that may be evident. This class
includes, but is not limited to, the New York, Ridenbaugh, Phyllis, Deer
Flat Low Line, Golden Gate, Riverside, Middleton and Farmers' Union canals.

This set of definitions was developed specifically for the Boise Valley Project
of 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.
Attribute definition source:
User defined
IRG
Definition:
Irrigation Status
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
0 or 1 (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
0 = not irrigated
1 = irrigated (LC_code or Bvlc_code = 21, 22, 23)
Attribute definition source:
User assigned
BVLC_CODE
Definition:
Land Use code
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
1 or 2 digit integer
Land Use code
Definition Source:
1. URBAN OR BUILT-UP LAND

11. Residential--Farmstead

Farmsteads are homes, generally isolated from other residences, associated
with agricultural fields. This includes vegetable gardens, yards, barns,
other out-buildings and storage areas.

12. Residential--Old Urban/High Density

Old urban is high-density urban residential land used for homes that are
spaced closely, set back from the street, and arranged in orderly,
rectangular patterns on lots less than 1/2 acre in size. Yards have mature
trees.  Includes high density categories such as trailer parks and
apartments.

13. Residential--New Subdivision

New subdivision land is used for generally high density residences less
than 20 years old.  Houses are closely spaced, set back from the street
and often are in non-geometric patterns.  Cul-de-sacs are common.
Trees are immature. Lot size is 1/8 to 1/2 acre.

14. Residential--Rural

Rural residential is open, very light density residential. Lots are
generally between one and five acres.

15. Commercial & Industrial

Land used for manufacture, distribution and merchandising goods and
services.  Goods manufactured include small appliances, electronics and
other secondary products.  Merchandising areas include stores, offices,
gas stations, restaurants, parking areas, motels and small warehouses.
This land is usually located in strips along heavily traveled routes,
in the core area in the center of a city or in large shopping centers.

16. Public

Urban public land includes parks, colleges, churches, hospitals,
cemeteries, schools and associated grounds; state and federal facilities.

17. Recreation

Recreation areas include golf courses, stadiums, driving ranges, race
tracks, campgrounds and other areas for outdoor recreation.

18. Transportation

Transportation corridors include railroad rights-of-way and marshaling
yards and major highways that do not follow Public Land Survey System
lines.

19. Sewage Treatment

Sewage treatment plants including settling ponds, lagoons, filter beds
and associated buildings.

2. AGRICULTURAL LAND

21. Irrigated Cropland and Pasture

Land presently being irrigated, land irrigated during the present growing
season or land 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 field, recently harvested or the
field can be prepped for cultivation. Land that is in transition from
irrigated to developed should be called "Transition Agriculture".

22. Perennial

Perennial includes orchards, vineyards and nurseries.

23. Idle

Land out of production for more than one season, but not permanently
abandoned to agriculture. The irrigation infrastructure remains intact.

24. Land in Transition (farmland to urban or built-up land)

This is agricultural land that usually is in the process of being developed
for housing, commercial use or other non-agricultural purposes. Generally
the land has identifiable agricultural patterns, but is not prepped for a
crop.  Often, the land shows disturbance other than that associated with
farming.  The land is frequently found next to or mixed with land on which
construction is occurring.

25. Feedlot/Stockyard

Land used for feeding, processing or warehousing of animals, such as
cattle or sheep, bound for market. Includes pens, feeding areas, slurry
lagoons, manure piles and associated facilities. This does not include any
associated pasture or crop land.

26. Dairy

Land used for the purpose of dairy production from cows or goats.
Includes barns, storage areas, feeding areas, slurry lagoons, manure piles
and associated facilities. This does not include any associated pasture
or crop land.

27. Abandoned Agriculture

Land taken out of production. Land cover may be annual weeds or young
perennial shrubs. There should be some evidence of the land having been
irrigated at some time in the past, such as stacked pipe, a faint
circular scar or overgrown ditches.

28. Other Agricultural Land

Agricultural land not otherwise described.

3. Rangeland

Land that supports wild vegetation: grasses forbs and shrubs. It may be
grazed, but is not irrigated.

4. Water

Open bodies of water, including artificial lakes and ponds, reservoirs,
settling ponds and rivers. This does not include sewage or slurry lagoons.

5. Wetland/Riparian

Land that is identifiable on mid-summer photography as being either wet
or adjacent to a water-body.

6. Barren Land

Any land that is devoid of vegetation. This includes lave flows, sand
and gravel bars and rock outcrops. Areas that have recently been scraped
bare by heavy equipment should be called "Land in Transition" (# 24)

7. Canal

Major feeder canals in the area. This includes the actual canal plus any
associated right-of-way lands and roads that may be evident. This class
includes, but is not limited to, the New York, Ridenbaugh, Phyllis, Deer
Flat Low Line, Golden Gate, Riverside, Middleton and Farmers' Union canals.

This set of definitions was developed specifically for the Boise Valley Project
of 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.
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: 27433
+ 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
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