Geographic Information
WMIS
WMIS
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
Description Spatial Data Structure Data Quality Data Source Data Distribution Metadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: WMIS
Originators: IDWR
Publication date: Current
Data type: vector digital data
Other citation details:
Developed primarily by IDWR's Water Distribution Section.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Locations for ground water and surface water diversions that are subject to water measurement and reporting requirements by Idaho Department of Water Resources and that are contained within the Idaho Department of Water Resources Water Measurement Information System (WMIS), a database system used for entering and storing water measurement data. WMIS is limited mainly to ground water and spring diversions in the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer (ESPA). GPS locations have been collected by Idaho Department of Water Resources staff, contractors or staff working for ground water districts and irrigation districts, and ESPA water measurement district staff. Data have been collected from 1995 through present. Attribute fields included in the data set include GPS site tag ID number, WMIS pod number (an arbitrary number used in the WMIS database), IDTM X and Y locations, elevation (in feet), the district or organization that measures and reports measurements and annual use to Idaho Department of Water Resources (district names/organizations abbreviated) and the legal point of diversion description associated with the location. The legal description in WMIS is based on the legal description that was given for the diversion in one or more water right records on file at Idaho Department of Water Resources.
Purpose:
This data is held in IDWR's Water Measurement Information System (WMIS), The purpose of this data layer is to provide for accurate locations of diversions that are measured and reported to the Idaho Department of Water Resources, particularly those diversions located within the ESPA. The data are used for display and mapping purposes, as well as other water management purposes. The GPS site tag numbers are useful for identification of diversions.
Dataset credit:
IDWR
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resource
Position: Manager, Water Distribution Section
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: gisinfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8 AM - 5 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Address type: mailing and physical address
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 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Currentness reference:
publication date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: Continually
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Place:
Keywords: Idaho
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Data Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the data because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classification: Unclassified
+ 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
Map projection
Map projection name: Transverse Mercator
Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of central meridian: -114.000000
Latitude of projection origin: 42.000000
False easting: 2500000.000000
False northing: 1200000.000000
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
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 0.000100
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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 -117.011093 (longitude)
East -111.475178 (longitude)
North 44.683168 (latitude)
South 42.050391 (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 WMIS
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Source:
IDWR's Water Rights database
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SpatialDat
Definition:
Unique location ID. Used to link to other IDWR business features
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WellID
Definition:
Unique identifier of well from IDWR's Well Construction database
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
DataSource
Definition:
Method used to generate location. (See Domain values)
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
QQQ (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Centroid of QQQ (ten-acre PLSS subdivision)
QQ (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Centroid of QQ (Forty-acre PLSS subdivision)
Digitized (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Screen digitized using nominal 24k aerial photography or 24k quad imagery
GPS (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Located using GPS coordinates. See IDWR for additional information about receiver and date collected.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Source
Definition:
Source of water. Diversion from live flow (e.g., Ground Water or Surface Water)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
SourceQual
Definition:
Qualifier for Source field (e.g., West Branch, South Fork)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WellDocs
Definition:
URL of well construction documentation (if available)
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WMISNumber
Definition:
WMIS number used by IDWR staff
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
OptionType
Definition:
Type of measurement method used.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Flowmeter (1)
In-line totalizing measuring device
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
PCC (2)
PCC (Power Consumption Coefficient) using power consumption records
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Alternate (3)
Other alternate method
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Unused (4) (definition not provided)
Definition Source:
Well not used due to enrollment in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Waived (5)
Waived from measurement, <= 5 acres or < 0.25 cfs
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Unused (6)
Well not used, other than CRP or CREP - water rights still associated with POD.
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Timeclock (7)
Timeclock
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Flowmeter (8)
Non-irrigation totalizing flowmeter
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Flowmeter (9)
Open channel measurement, weir and operating records
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
No Rights Unused(10)
Historic Diversion Location with No Water Rights (not in use, may or may not be abandoned)
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
No Rights Active(11)
Active Diversions with No Water Rights or with Temporary Approvals only (further information needed)
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Measurement
Definition:
Type of measurement method used.
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
1
In-line totalizing measuring device
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
2
PCC (Power Consumption Coefficient) using power consumption records
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
3
Other alternate method
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
4
Unused 
Definition Source:
Well not used due to enrollment in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
5
Waived from measurement, <= 5 acres or < 0.25 cfs
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
6
Well not used, for reason other than enrollment in CRP
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
7
Timeclock
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
8
Non-irrigation totalizing flowmeter
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
9
Open channel measurement, weir & operating records
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
A
Pending Water Right amendment
Definition Source:
WMIS Staff
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
DiversionN
Definition:
Common name of diversion works (e.g., Smith Canal) from WMIS database.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
WaterDistr
Definition:
IDWR Administrative Water District number within which water is diverted.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
Comments
Definition:
Staff comments about location.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
MetalTagNu
Definition:
Number on Metal Tag attached near POD. Only used when a POD has been GPS'ed. From WMIS database.
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
ReportingD
Definition:
IDWR Water Measurement Reporting District within the WMIS point is located
Attribute definition source:
IDWR
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: Entity point
Count: 7369
+ 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.
Completeness report:
Layer is complete as of publication date. IDWR may have a Water Right that has not yet had diversions or places of use digitized.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
See DataSource attribute for general locational accuracy of a given point of diversion
Vertical accuracy report:
N/A
+ 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
Map scale denominator: Generally 1:24,000. See DataSource attribute for more detail.
Media: Digital imagery, GPS, or centroid of legal description
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Points of Diversion generally digitized from source:

GCDB QQ/QQQ centroids.
Screen-digitized from GCDB-registered Aerial Photos.
Screen-digitized from USGS 24k DRGs.
GPS locations.
Other agency's data locations.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: GISInfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Process date: Current
+ 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 Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20090909
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Water Resources
Position: Senior GIS Analyst
Phone: (208) 287-4800
Fax: (208) 287-6700
Email: GISInfo@idwr.idaho.gov
Hours of service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MT
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
322 E Front St
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83720
Country: USA
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Metadata Security Information
Handling restrictions imposed on the metadata because of national security, privacy or other concerns.
Security classification: Unclassified
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.
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