U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20021201
Title: U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines
Edition: 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2003
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines represents the linear water features (e.g., aqueducts, canals, intercoastal waterways, and streams) of the United States.
Purpose:
U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines provides the linear water features for geographic display and analysis at regional and national levels.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:1,000,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1995–1999
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1972–1994
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition: 1995–1999; 1972–1994; publication date: 1998, 1999
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Matches software update releases
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.133377
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.788208
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.398186
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.674692
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: line
Theme_Keyword: hydrography
Theme_Keyword: water
Theme_Keyword: rivers
Theme_Keyword: streams
Theme_Keyword: canals
Theme_Keyword: shorelines
Theme_Keyword: dams
Theme_Keyword: falls
Theme_Keyword: aqueducts
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1995–1999
Temporal_Keyword: 1972–1994
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Temporal_Keyword: 1999
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.1.3.679

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No duplicate features are present. The shapefile is exported using Avenue request ExportClean. This request verifies and enforces the correctness of shapes.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials. Data completeness generally reflects the content of the original Digital Line Graph (DLG) files.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geospatial part of this data set was originally extracted from the individual 1:2,000,000-scale State boundary Digital Line Graph (DLG) files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey which have a positional accuracy of 1,720 meters. It was updated several times using various sources whose horizontal positional accuracies are unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19991109
Title: nationalatlas.gov™ –Water Features
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1972–1994
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition: 1972–1994; publication date: 1998, 1999
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This file was originally digitized by the National Mapping Division based on the sectional maps contained in 'The National Atlas of the United States of America' published by the USGS in 1970. The 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph (DLG) data were merged into a single national hydrography coverage. Where necessary to effect the merge, alignment changes were made. The names were taken from the USGS Topographic 1:100,000-scale maps. For Alaska, the names were taken from the USGS Topographic 1:250,000-scale maps. State lines across water bodies were removed from the national coverage. State attributes were assigned to the features.
Some spatial features were added and corrected. Some name attributes were added or corrected. All occurrences of St. were changed to Saint. Extra spaces were removed from the attributes. Hydrographic features for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were added. A minor adjustment was made to the shoreline in Galveston Bay, Texas.
Process_Date: 1999
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the ArcView Shapefile version of the data, hydrogl020.tar.gz, from <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html> and extracted it. Removed unneeded attributes. Removed null records. Removed features also represented in National Atlas Water Feature Areas. Aggregated features based on all attributes. Reduced the width of attributes. Created ArcGIS™ layer file (.lyr). Created ArcView legend file (.avl). Created projection file (.prj). Ran ArcView Avenue™ request ExportClean, and created spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Date: 20000828

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 42584

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: hydroln
Entity_Type_Definition:
The lines represent the linear water features within United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE
Attribute_Definition: The type of water feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Aqueduct
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A structure designed to transport water from a supply source to a distribution point, often by gravity.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Braided Stream
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A body of water flowing in an intricate network of channels or watercourses.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Canal
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An artificial open waterway constructed to carry water, to irrigate or drain land, to connect two or more bodies of water, or to serve as a waterway for water craft.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Canal Intermittent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An artificial open waterway, that contains water part of the year, constructed to carry water, to irrigate or drain land, to connect two or more bodies of water, or to serve as a waterway for water craft.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Closure Line
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A line connecting two water features.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dam
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A barrier constructed to control the flow or level of water.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Falls
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A vertical or near vertical descent of water over a step or ledge in the bed of the stream.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Intercoastal Waterway
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A system of rivers, canals and designated channels along the northern border and the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Shoreline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A naturally occurring line of contact between a body of water and land.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Stream
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Stream Intermittent
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse for part of the year.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The water feature name.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The two-letter abbreviation for each state in which the water feature is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards 5–2
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Address: 380 New York Street
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Country: USA
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Metadata_Date: 20020819
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