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: 20060401
Title: U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines
Edition: 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2006 World, Europe, United States, Canada, and Mexico
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\hydro
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Water Feature Lines represents the linear water features (for example, aqueducts, canals, intracoastal 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: 1995–2002
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200601
Currentness_Reference: ground condition: 1995–2002; publication date: 200601
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -178.065720
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.387969
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.222238
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.958974
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: dams
Theme_Keyword: falls
Theme_Keyword: aqueducts
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1995–2002
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
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Use_Constraints:
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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 XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using either ESRI SDC Data Development Kit Professional 2 (DDKP2) or tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then loaded into ArcSDE® to verify and validate the geometry.
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: 200301
Title: Streams and Waterbodies of the United States
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:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1995
Ending_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Publication_Date: 200601
Title: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 7.0
Edition: Version 7.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Dynamap®/Census Boundaries
Issue_Identification: Version 7.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Publisher: Tele Atlas North America, Inc.
Other_Citation_Details:
Provides the coastline that the water feature lines are clipped to.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.teleatlas.com/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200601
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 7.0
Source_Contribution: 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. The linear water feature attribute value, Intercoastal waterway, was changed to Intracoastal waterway.
Process_Date: 200212
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the compressed file from <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html> and extracted it. Removed unneeded attributes. Removed all records except those with FEATURE attribute types of "Aqueduct", "Braided Stream", "Canal", "Canal Intermittent", "Dam", "Falls", "Intracoastal Waterway", "Stream", and "Stream Intermittent". Reduced the attribute widths of FEATURE and NAME. Added attribute MILES and calculated its values. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Date: 20050317
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Removed Alaskan water feature lines west of 180 degrees longitude. Clipped the water feature lines to the coastline of 2006 U.S. States using ArcGIS Intersect. Dissolved on all attributes to restore connectivity across state boundaries since the Intersect cut the features there. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/Census Boundaries v. 7.0
Process_Date: 20060415

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: 42036

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: ObjectID
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 stream or river that flows in an intricate network of interlacing channels.
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: 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 river.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Intracoastal 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: 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 where 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
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MILES
Attribute_Definition: The length of the water feature in miles.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated lengths for the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
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: 800-447-9778
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Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm>.
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The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial index. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The XML file (*.sdc.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: ArcGIS® software
Transfer_Size: 6.540
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.38
Recording_Density_Units: GB (gigabytes)
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Technical_Prerequisites: To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060417
Metadata_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
Hours_of_Service: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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