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Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publication Date2016-03-08
Title
National Wetlands Inventory - Wetlands
Publication Information
Publication PlaceWashington DC
PublisherU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation
Online Linkagehttp://www.cob.org/services/maps
Online Linkageftp://ftp.cob.org/GIS_Data/

Description
Abstract
                            This data set represents the extent, approximate location and type of wetlands and deepwater habitats in the conterminous United States. These data delineate the areal extent of wetlands and surface waters as defined by Cowardin et al. (1979). Certain wetland habitats are excluded from the National mapping program because of the limitations of aerial imagery as the primary data source used to detect wetlands. These habitats include seagrasses or submerged aquatic vegetation that are found in the intertidal and subtidal zones of estuaries and near shore coastal waters. Some deepwater reef communities (coral or tuberficid worm reefs) have also been excluded from the inventory. These habitats, because of their depth, go undetected by aerial imagery. By policy, the Service also excludes certain types of "farmed wetlands" as may be defined by the Food Security Act or that do not coincide with the Cowardin et al. definition. Contact the Service's Regional Wetland Coordinator for additional information on what types of farmed wetlands are included on wetland maps
                          
Purpose
                            The present goal of the Service is to provide the citizens of the United States and its Trust Territories with current geospatially referenced information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, deepwater and related aquatic habitats in priority areas to promote the understanding and conservation of these resources
                          
Supplemental Information
                            The wetland maps were produced as topical overlays using U.S. Geological Survey topographic maps as the base. The hard copy product is a composite map showing topographic and planimetric features from the USGS map base and wetlands and deepwater habitats from the Service's topical overlay. Thus, the data are intended for use in publications, at a scale of 1:24,000 or smaller. Due to the scale, the primary intended use is for regional and watershed data display and analysis, rather than specific project data analysis. The map products were neither designed or intended to represent legal or regulatory products. Questions or comments regarding the interpretation or classification of wetlands or deepwater habitats can be addressed by visiting http://www.fws.gov/wetlands/FAQs.html These data were developed in conjunction with the publication Cowardin, L.M., V. Carter, F.C. Golet, and E.T. LaRoe. 1979. Classification of Wetlands and Deepwater Habitats of the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC. FWS/OBS-79/31. Alpha-numeric map codes have been developed to correspond to the wetland and deepwater classifications described. These spatial data are not designed to stand alone. They form topical overlays to the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 or 1:25,000 scale topographic quadrangles. Note that coastline delineations were drawn to follow the extent of wetland or deepwater features as described by this project and may not match the coastline shown in other base maps. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although this Federal Geographic Data Committee-compliant metadata file is intended to document the data set in nonproprietary form, as well as in Arc/INFO format, this metadata file may include some Arc/INFO-specific terminology
                          
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-122.631300
East Bounding Coordinate-122.367472
North Bounding Coordinate48.878462
South Bounding Coordinate48.621775

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme Keywordenvironment

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusEPA GIS Keyword Thesaurus
Theme KeywordEcosystem

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusUser
Theme KeywordNatural Resources

Place
Place Keyword ThesaurusNone
Place KeywordCity of Bellingham

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 PersonGIS Staff
Contact PositionGIS 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


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 Date2012-11-07


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Map Projection
Map Projection NameNAD 1983 StatePlane Washington North FIPS 4601 Feet
Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard Parallel47.5
Standard Parallel48.73333333333333
Longitude of Central Meridian-120.8333333333333
Latitude of Projection Origin47.0
False Easting1640416.666666667
False Northing0.0

Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.0003280833333333334
Ordinate Resolution0.0003280833333333334
Planar Distance UnitsFoot_US

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameD North American 1983
Ellipsoid NameGRS 1980
Semi-major Axis6378137.0
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257222101

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type Labelsdecob.COBGIS.env_Wetlands_NWI_Inventory
Entity Type Definition
National Wetlands Inventory
Entity Type Definition SourceUSFWS

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 LabelDECODE
Attribute Definition
online link
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
online link

Attribute
Attribute LabelNWI_WETLAND_CLASS_CODE
Attribute Definition
Alphanumeric code identifying the wetland classification of the polygon
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
code

Attribute
Attribute LabelNWI_WETLAND_CLASSIFICATION
Attribute Definition
Cowardin Classification
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
classification

Attribute
Attribute LabelNWI_WETLAND_TYPE
Attribute Definition
General Description of the Wetland Classification
Attribute Definition SourceUSFWS
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
description

Attribute
Attribute LabelGLOBALID
Attribute Definition
Internal tracking ID
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
internal tracking ID

Attribute
Attribute LabelDATECREATED
Attribute Definition
Date the feature was created in COB SDE
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
date

Attribute
Attribute LabelDATEMODIFIED
Attribute Definition
Date the feature was last modified in COB SDE
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
date

Attribute
Attribute LabelEDITOR
Attribute Definition
Initials of the last person to edit the feature
Attribute Definition SourceCOB
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
initials

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

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STArea()
Attribute Definition
Automatically calculated field representing the length of the perimeter of the polygon in projection units
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
shape

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.STLength()
Attribute Definition
Automatically calculated field representing the length of the perimeter in projection units
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
length

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            Entity Attribute Overview 1: Insert your overview in the database table 2e_Citation
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            Citation 1: Insert your citations in the database table 2e_Citation
                          

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 DescriptionOffline 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
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
                              

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