Shoreland Zone, Dane County (WI)

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: Shoreland Zone, Dane County (WI)
Abstract:
Dane County's Shoreland Erosion Control requirements, contained in Chapter 11.05 Dane County Code of Ordinances, are designed to help protect Dane County's lakes, streams, wetlands and quality of life by reducing the negative impacts of sediment, rainfall, melting snow and other water runoff. As part of the Ordinance, Shoreland Erosion Control Permits are required for a land disturbance of any size in the shoreland zone, which includes any of the following areas: - Within 300 feet of the ordinary high-water mark of any navigable water or 1000 feet of a lake or pond. - Within the 100 year floodplain. - Within 75 feet of the shoreland or inland wetland district.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Dane County Land Information Office, Shoreland Zone, Dane County (WI): Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.

    Online Links:

    • Server=LIO1-Data; Service=5160; Database=GISdw; User=l; Version=sde.DEFAULT

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.847751
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.000845
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.299042
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.838408

  3. What does it look like?

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

    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):
      • G-polygon (3)
      • Point (4)

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

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 43.069516
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -89.422222
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 43.069516
      False_Easting: 811000.000000
      False_Northing: 480943.886000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000031
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000031
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_North_American_1983_HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
      Altitude_Encoding_Method:
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    GISdw.L.ShorelandZone

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    NavigableStreamDistance
    A 300 foot buffer from a navigable stream or river. (Source: Dane County)

    NavigableLakeDistance
    A 1000 foot buffer from a navigable lake or pond. (Source: Dane County)

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Shape.area
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Shape.len
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The attributes in this dataset are limited to the distances of the Shoreland Zone buffer.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: None


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 & Water Resource Department
    c/o Jeremy Balousek
    Urban Conservation Engineer
    5201 Fen Oak Dr; Room 208
    Madison, WI 53718
    USA

    (608) 224-3730 (voice)
    balousek.jeremy@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)


Why was the data set created?

The Shoreland Zone dataset was created to assist users in determining which areas may be within the shoreland zone according to a navigable water buffer distance.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 3)
    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Unpublished Material, Navigability Determination Report: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution: Navigability Determination Report

    (source 2 of 3)
    Dane County Land Information Office, 20080304, Hydrography Line 2005, Dane County (WI): Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, Wisconsin.

    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2400

    (source 3 of 3)
    Dane County Land Information Office, 20080304, Hydrography Polygon 2005, Dane County (WI): Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, Wisconsin.

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

    (process 1 of 4)
    A request for stream navigability determination is made when a potential permit applicant learns that their project may lie within 300' of a mapped navigable water or if a current delineation is disputed. The applicant is instructed by the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department (LWRD) to request a determination from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR). The WDNR uses various methods that include: stream history (historical maps from the early 1900's), presence of a defined bed and bank for their primary indicators of navigability, and the ability to float the lightest boat or skiff used for recreation or any other purpose on a regularly recurring basis. Once the determination is complete the WDNR files final determination report with LWRD.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Land & Water Resource Department
    c/o Jeremy Balousek
    Urban Conservation Engineer
    5201 Fen Oak Dr; Room 208
    Madison, WI 53718
    USA

    (608) 224-3730 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    (process 2 of 4)
    Navigability determination reports filed with LWRD are used to update the Dane County Hydrography data. The information on whether a stream is determined to be navigable or not is tracked as 'Yes' or 'No' in an item named DNRDesignated. The date and document number are also recorded.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Land Information Office
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 339
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-2626 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    (process 3 of 4)
    The Shoreland Zone buffers are generated using the Dane County Hydrography data. The intermittent and perennial streams that are attributed as DNRDesignated = 'Yes' are selected to create the 300 foot buffer. The perennial lakes that are attributed as DNRDesignated = 'Yes' are selected to create the 1,000 foot buffer. The two buffer features are then unioned to create the Shoreland Zone dataset.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Land Information Office
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 339
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-2626 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Date: 07-Jul-2009 (process 4 of 4)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • H:\Documents\METADATA\Dane County\xml\ShorelandZone.xml

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

    Dane County Land Information Office, 2008, Dane County (WI) Hydrography - Lines: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.

    Dane County Land Information Office, 2008, Dane County (WI) Hydrography - Polygons: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.


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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The horizontal accuracy is +/- 6.6 feet.

  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.

  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. <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 Tim Confare
    Senior GIS Analyst
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 339
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 267-1598 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    confare@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons:: Fred Iausly (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 266-4398 Dave Watson (Senior GIS Systems Administrator) (608) 266-4265
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Shoreland Zone

  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. See Price/Product list for more information, <http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/datacatalog.asp>. Data can be order online using the Dane County's On-line GIS Data Order System, <http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/digital_order.asp>. Acceptance of the License Agreement for Dane County Digital Geographic Data Sets 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: 08-Jul-2009
Metadata author:
Dane County Land Information Office
c/o Fred Iausly
Senior GIS Analyst
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 339
Madison, WI 53709
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 Dave Watson (Senior GIS Systems Administrator) (608) 266-4265
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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