Dane County (WI) Slopes Greater than Twelve Percent

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Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

    Title: Dane County (WI) Slopes Greater than Twelve Percent
    Abstract: Slopes Greater than or Equal to 12 percent.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    MPO, Madison Area , 1995, Dane County (WI) Slopes Greater than Twelve Percent.

    Online Links:

    • \\PL_104791\G$\landuse2000\finalshapes\lu2pald9.shp

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.132268
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.012794
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.935734
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.846672

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: April 1995
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  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 (39621)

    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 0.000064
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000064
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983 (1991 Adjusted).
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      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?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.


    Slope Classification

    1Slope >= to 12%

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: Slope Class

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?

    Dan Seidensticker
    Madison Area MPO
    GIS Specialist
    121 S. Pinckney St., Suite 400
    Madison, WI 53703

    608-266-9119 (voice)
    608-261-9967 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm weekdays

Why was the data set created?

The data set was developed for regional planning in land use, transportation, and environmental resource applications.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    1995 Digital Elevation Model (DCLIO, 1995). (source 1 of 1)
    LIO, Dane County , April 1995, Digital Elevation Model, 1995: Dane County LIO, Dane County, Wisconsin.

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:12000
    Source_Contribution: Percent slope calculation.

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

    Date: 1998 (process 1 of 2)
    Percent slope was calculated from a DEM with 37.6 foot resolution using nearest neighborhood analysis. This analysis determines the average slope for each grid cell by examining the surrounding eight cells. This resulting grid was then converted to a shape file. Some smoothing occurs during this process.

    (process 2 of 2)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • G:\JUNK\metadata.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?

    Accuracy is determined by source DEM. Source DEM is 37.6 feet resolution.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    See source DEM.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    The data are 100% complete for Dane County.

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

    Data is consistent for all of Dane County.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access_Constraints: None
No secondary party sales of data. Direct permission for reproduction request to the Madison Area MPO.

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

    Fred Iausly
    Dane County Land Information Office
    Senior Land Information Analyst
    210 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd
    Madison, WI 53703

    (608)266-4398 (voice)
    (608)266-1242 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  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 therefrom.

  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. Established accounts can be invoiced; new customers bring check or mail prior to pick up of data.

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 08-Apr-2004

Metadata author:
Dan Seidensticker
Madison Area MPO
GIS Specialist
Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703

(608) 266-9119 (voice)
(608) 261-9967 (FAX)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:

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