Ice Age Trail Corridor

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Ice Age Trail Corridor
The IceAgeTrailCorridor feature class is a polygon which shows the corridor or area considered a zone of opportunity that is used to focus the efforts of the various partners, volunteers, agencies and organizations working to complete the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The proposed corridor averages one to five miles in width. It is significantly wider than what is actually needed to allow flexibility for routing. The trail will only pass through the property of willing participants.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a thousand-mile footpath entirely within Wisconsin that celebrates the legacy of the Ice Age. Diverse geological features along the Trail rank among the finest examples of continental glaciation anywhere in the world.

No one entity owns all the land through which the Ice Age Trail passes. The Trail passes through a patchwork of lands owned by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Ice Age Park & Trail Foundation, county parks, local municipalities and hundreds of generous private landowners.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Hanson, Andrew, 2006, Ice Age Trail Corridor.

    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: -89.693363
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.467326
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.293909
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.856197

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 2006
    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?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (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.

      Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.




    Corridor Name (Source: LWRD)

    Acres calculated from GIS layer.






    Inidicates if area is poart of approved Ice Age Trail (IAT) corridor. (Source: Andrew Hanson)

    1Within approved IAT corridor
    2Within approved IAT corridor but with a temporary "flag" for cartographic purposes

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.



    In the corridor layer, the cor_type values mean the following: 0 = Not part of the approved IAT corridor 1 = Within approved IAT corridor 2 = Within approved IAT corridor but with a temporary "flag" for cartographic purposes 9 = Within approved IAT corridor but area where acquisition has been "deferred" indefinitely
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Andrew Hanson

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?

    Andrew Hanson
    Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation
    Trailway Director / Chapter Liaison
    306 E. Wilson St., Lower Level
    Madison, WI 53703

    608-663-8278 (voice)
    608-663-1283 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: normal business hours

Why was the data set created?

This information is intended for cartographic use and general spatial analyses.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)

    Other_Citation_Details: See <> for more information.
    Source_Contribution: See <>

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

    (process 1 of 1)
    See <>

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

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  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

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

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access_Constraints: See <>
Use_Constraints: See <>

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

    Andrew Hanson
    Ice Age Park and Trail Foundation
    Trailway Director / Chapter Liaison
    306 E. Wilson St., Lower Level
    Madison, WI 53703

    608-663-8278 (voice)
    608-663-1283 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: normal business hours
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

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  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 16-Sep-2008
Metadata author:
Michelle Richardson
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department
GIS Analyst
5201 Fen Oak Drive, room 208
Madison, WI 53718

(608) 224-3744 (voice)
(608) 224-3745 (FAX)

Hours_of_Service: normal business hours
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
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