Information used to reference the data.
Title: Shellfish (Hardclam, softclam, oysters)
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data compiler, editor and publisher)
Publication date: 1997
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Shellfish polygons were digitized from hand drawn polygons representing hardclam, softclam, and oyster beds produced by the Department of Agriculture from their records in 1990 (approximately).
The data is general in its nature and should be used only as a guide.
The Shellfish layer is 1:24,000-scale data. It depicts the approximate location of shellfish beds along the Connecticut coast and is suitable as a general means of identifying a resource area. This layer should not be construed to depict the actual, absolute locations of any shellfishing resources. Use this layer with other 1:24,000-scale map data such as the Coastal Boundary, Town Boundaries, Roads and Trails, Airports, Railroads and other base map data derived from the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps and compiled at a 1:24000 scale.
Language of dataset: en
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
State or Province: CT
Postal code: 06106-5127
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.SHELLFISH
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: These data are maintained by the State of Connecticut using ArcGIS software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in a Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: Long Island Sound
Keyword thesaurus: none
Keywords: Connecticut, CT
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Keywords: United States of America, USA
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
None. The data is in the public domain and may be redistributed.
There are no legal prerequisites for using the data, however this layer should not be construed to depict the actual, absolute locations of any shellfishing resources. Note, the data is not intended for maps printed at map scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet.) Once acquired, any modification made to the data must be noted in the metadata. When printing this information on a map or using it in a software application, analysis, or report, please acknowledge the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection as the source for this information.