Dane County (WI) Cold Water Communities

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: Dane County (WI) Cold Water Communities
Abstract:
This layer is a line shapefile of the cold water communities in Dane County, Wisconsin. Cold water community layer includes surface waters capable of supporting a community of cold water fish and other aquatic life, or serving as a spawning area for cold water fish species (Wis. Admin. Code NR 102.04(3)(a)). The layer includes, but is not restricted to, surface water identified as trout water by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) (Wisconsin Trout Streams, publication 6-3600 (80) or its successor). The layer also includes rivers or streams proposed by DNR as cold water communities or Class I, II, III trout streams.

For applicable areas, Chapter 14.51 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances requires that thermal control practices be included in a stormwater management plan if a development is within a watershed of a river or stream identified as an existing or proposed cold water community. This is to ensure no increase in temperature of stormwater post-construction in order to protect cold water communities. See the metadata and web locator for thermally sensitive areas for additional information (<http://www.co.dane.wi.us/landconservation/cws/index3.html>).

The layer was created by the Dane County Land Conservation Department with data and assistance from the DNR.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Dane County Land Conservation Department, 2000, Dane County (WI) Cold Water Communities: Dane County Land Conservation Department, Madison, WI.

    Online Links:

    • \\DC_FENOAK\USERVOL\GISVOL\views\for-tim\coldcom.shp

    Other_Citation_Details: A few updates in 2002.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.846253
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.988509
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.310493
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.841087

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 2002
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: None
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • String (755)
      • Point (4)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 42.908333
      Standard_Parallel: 43.230556
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -89.422222
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.750000
      False_Easting: 811000.000044
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001063
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001063
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_User_Defined.
      The ellipsoid used is User_Defined_Spheroid.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378407.621000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.269877.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    coldcom

    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    FNODE_
    Internal node number for the beginning of an arc (from-node). (Source: ESRI)

    TNODE_
    Internal node number for the end of an arc (to-node). (Source: ESRI)

    LPOLY_
    Internal node number for the left polygon. (Source: ESRI)

    RPOLY_
    Internal node number for the right polygon. (Source: ESRI)

    LENGTH
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    COLDCOM_
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    COLDCOM_ID
    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    TYPE
    Type of cold water community. (Source: LCD)

    ValueDefinition
    coldCold water community.
    proposed coldProposed cold water community.
    proposed cold 

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The attribute information found in this dataset was collected by the Dane County Land Conservation Department (LCD).
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Not available


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Dane County Land Information Office
    c/o Fred Iausly
    Senior GIS Analyst
    Room 520; 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-4398 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    iausly@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Kevin Connors (County Conservationist), (608) 224-3730; Michelle Richardson (GIS Analyst), (608) 224-3737


Why was the data set created?

This information is intended for cartographic use and general spatial analyses. For applicable areas, Chapter 14.51 of the Dane County Code of Ordinances requires that thermal control practices be included in a stormwater management plan if a development is within a watershed of a river or stream identified as an existing or proposed cold water community. This is to ensure no increase in temperature of stormwater post-construction in order to protect cold water communities. See the metadata and web locator for thermally sensitive areas for additional information (<http://www.co.dane.wi.us/landconservation/cws/index3.html>).


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    Dane County Land Conservation Department, Dane County (WI) Cold Water Communities: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, Wisconsin.

    Source_Scale_Denominator: 12000
    Source_Contribution:
    Linework from major hydrology layer provided by Ayres Associates, Madison, WI, under contract with Dane County, WI as a product from the 1995 orthophoto project. Attributes from DNR's Outstanding and Exceptional Resource waters data layer (1994-1995, some edits in 1996 and 1999) and knowledge from Michael Sorge, DNR Water Resources Management Specialist. Shapefile was created in 2000 and a few updates were added in 2002.

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 2000 (process 1 of 2)
    This data layer was created from a copy of the major hydrology coverage developed from the 1995 orthophoto flight. The attribute "type" was added and existing and proposed cold water communities were coded using information from DNR's Outstanding and Exceptional Resource waters data layer and knowledge from Michael Sorge, DNR Water Resources Management Specialist. Uncoded lines were deleted and a shapefile was created from the coverage. Shapefile was created in 2000 and a few updates were added in 2002.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Land Conservation Department
    c/o Kevin Connors
    County Conservationist
    Room 520; 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 224-3730 (voice)
    (608) 224-3745 (FAX)
    connors.kevin@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Michelle Richardson (GIS Analyst),(608) 224-3737
    (process 2 of 2)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • G:\MIC\WORDOCS\METADOC\liodocs\xmls\metadata_template.xml

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    The attributes were reviewed by the Dane County Land Conservation Department and the DNR. The accuracy of the data was verified by manually comparing plots of the source information.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The data were derived from the hydrology layer developed from the 1995 orthophoto flight. The orthophoto project was designed to meet National Map Accuracy Standards at 1:4,800 scale. Forty-four control points were targeted in an X or T configuration and values supplied were first order, 1:100,000 whenever possible. The horizontal positional accuracy is 1.584'.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    The data set is 100% percent complete for 2002.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    The data set is topologically structured line data with no gaps or omissions.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: Data is copyright and licensed for use.
Use_Constraints:
Refer to the License Agreement for Dane County Digital Geographic Data Sets. <URL:http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/gis/licenseaggreement.pdf>

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Dane County Land Information Office
    c/o Fred Iausly
    Senior GIS Analyst
    Room 520; 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-4398 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    iausly@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Tim Confare (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 267-1598; Diann Danielsen (Land Information Office Manager) (608) 266-4942
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The burden for determining 'fitness for use' rests entirely upon the requester/Licensee. Dane County and its co-producers will not be liable in any way for accuracy of the data or for uses other than intended. Dane County assumes no responsibility whatsoever for direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or other damages. Licensee agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Dane County, its employees, agents, representatives and co-producers from any claims, damages, liabilities and expenses arising from Licensee's use of licensed data sets or products derived there from.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    An additional cost of $30/hour for staff time plus computer time and media charges is assessed for non-standard datasets or non-standard data file formats. Prices are subject to change without notice. Fill out the License Agreement for Dane County Digital Geographic Data Sets providing licensing information and custom data requested. See Price/Product list for more information. Mail, fax or phone in the data request. A signed license agreement must be received before data can be released. All requests will be invoiced following delivery of the data.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 23-Mar-2004
Metadata author:
Dane County Land Conservation Department
c/o Michelle Richardson
GIS Analyst
Room 520; 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Madison, WI 53709
USA

(608) 224-3730 (voice)
(608) 224-3745 (FAX)
richardson@co.dane.wi.us

Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Contact_Instructions:
Additional Contact Person: Kevin Connors (County Conservationist) (608) 224-3730
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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