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Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorCity of Bellingham
Publication Date2016-03-08
Title
City of Bellingham 1992 Wetlands Inventory
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Publication Information
Publication PlaceBellingham, WA
PublisherCity of Bellingham, Public Works Department
Online Linkagehttp://www.cob.org/services/maps
Online Linkageftp://ftp.cob.org/GIS_Data/

Description
Abstract
                            Wetlands_1992_Inventory is a polygon featureclass with contains wetland boundaries mapped during a 1992 City of Bellingham reconnaissance survey. The area of coverage includes the geographic extent of the City Limits of Bellingham in 1992 (Generally south of Bakerview Rd). Attributes include wetland ID, classification code, classification, and type
                          
Purpose
                            The purpose of the wetland inventory is to identify the general location and character of the wetlands with the City of Bellingham. The inventory is for orientation purposes only and is not intended to represent jurisdictional wetland boundaries. Site specific wetland studies will be required to identify the precise location of the wetland boundaries. The intent of this inventory is to allow the City of Bellingham to incorporate identified wetlands into its planning and/or permitting processes
                          
Supplemental Information
                            In 1992, the City of Bellingham hired a wetland inventory team, and Shapiro & Associates, Inc. staff developed a training workshop to ensure the inventory was conducted in a consistent manner. Field technicians reviewed existing wetland and soils inventories, and interpreted aerial photographs. Both color infrared (1" = 2,000') and black and white orthophotographs (1" = 200') were used. Through field surveys, data was collected from over 300 potential wetland areas to determine whether each site met the criteria to be identifited as a wetland based on vegetation, soils, and hydrology. If an area was designated as a wetland, the team determined physical and biological characteristics (habitiat, hydrology, land use, and cultural/aesthetics). A final report was then prepared detailing the methods and the results of the field work, and maps were prepared depicting the wetlands found within the project area
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2016-03-08
Currentness Reference
                            Publication date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAs needed

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-122.574
East Bounding Coordinate-122.303
North Bounding Coordinate48.823
South Bounding Coordinate48.644

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keywordenvironment

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusCOB
Theme KeywordFacilities

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusEPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme KeywordEcology

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusUser
Theme KeywordRegulatory

Place
Place Keyword ThesaurusNone
Place KeywordCity of Bellingham
Place KeywordUnited States
Place KeywordWashington
Place KeywordWhatcom County

Access Constraints
                        None.
                      
Use Constraints
                        None. Data are considered current to the date of the original source material. 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.
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonPublic Works GIS Staff
Contact PositionPublic Works GIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address2221 Pacific St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98229

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Security Information
Security Classification SystemCOB Metadata Implementation
Security ClassificationNo Confidentiality
Security Handling DescriptionStandard Technical Controls

Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data Quality 

Logical Consistency Report
                        Tests for integrity have not been performed.
                      
Completeness Report
                        Features represented have not been tested for completeness
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Horizontal positional accuracy may vary greatly throughout these data. Consult attribute descriptions to locate a horizontal accuracy code if present.
                              
Lineage
Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata created
                              
Process Date2010-21-5


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Map Projection
Map Projection NameLambert Conformal Conic
Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard Parallel47.500000
Standard Parallel48.733333
Longitude of Central Meridian-120.833333
Latitude of Projection Origin47.000000
False Easting1640416.666667
False Northing0.000000

Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000195
Ordinate Resolution0.000195
Planar Distance Unitssurvey feet

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type Labelsdecob.COBGIS.env_Wetlands_1992_Inventory
Entity Type Definition
1992 Wetlands Inventory
Entity Type Definition SourceCOB

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelWETLAND_ID
Attribute Definition
2-letter abbreviation for the relevant drainage basin (i.e. "WH" for Whatcom Creek), and a sequential number identifying each specific wetland
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Wetland ID

Attribute
Attribute LabelWETLAND92_CLASS_CODE
Attribute Definition
A series of letter and number codes has been developed to adapt the national wetland classification system to map form. These alpha-numeric codes correspond to the classification nomenclature that best describes the habitat
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
numbers

Attribute
Attribute LabelWETLAND92_CLASSIFICATION
Attribute Definition
Wetland classification nomenclature that best describes the habitat
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Wetland Classification

Attribute
Attribute LabelWETLAND92_TYPE
Attribute Definition
Generalized common description of wetland classification. For instance "PALUSTRIN EMERGENT (REED CANARY GRASS)" becomes "FRESHWATER MARSH"
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Wetland Type

Attribute
Attribute LabelGLOBALID
Attribute Definition
Internal tracking ID number
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute Labelcreated_user
Attribute Definition
Initials of user who created feature
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
names

Attribute
Attribute Labelcreated_date
Attribute Definition
Date feature was created or imported
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
dates

Attribute
Attribute Labellast_edited_user
Attribute Definition
Initials of user who last edited feature
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
names

Attribute
Attribute Labellast_edited_date
Attribute Definition
Date feature was last edited
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
dates

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STArea()
Attribute Definition
Area of feature
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
area

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STLength()
Attribute Definition
length of feature
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
length

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            Attributes include wetland ID, classification code, classification, and type
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            COB
                          

Distribution Information 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonGIS Staff
Contact PositionGIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address210 Lottie St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98225

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
                        The City of Bellingham has developed these data and maps for its own use and no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose 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 City of Bellingham shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is entirely assumed by the user.
                      

Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2016-03-08
Metadata Future Review Date2020-03-08
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationCity of Bellingham
Contact PersonGIS Staff
Contact PositionGIS Staff
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address210 Lottie St
CityBellingham
State or ProvinceWA
Postal Code98225

Contact Voice Telephone360-778-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone360-778-7701
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgishelp@cob.org
Contact Instructions
                                http://www.cob.org/services/maps/index.aspx
                              

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998