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FGDC, ESRI Metadata
DescriptionSpatialData StructureData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Information used to reference the data.
Originators: REQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set.
Publication date: REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release.
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
REQUIRED: A brief narrative summary of the data set.
REQUIRED: A summary of the intentions with which the data set was developed.
Language of dataset: en
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness reference:
REQUIRED: The basis on which the time period of content information is determined.
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: REQUIRED: The state of the data set.
Update frequency: REQUIRED: The frequency with which changes and additions are made to the data set after the initial data set is completed.
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: REQUIRED: Common-use word or phrase used to describe the subject of the data set.
Keyword thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing the data set.
Use constraints:
REQUIRED: Restrictions and legal prerequisites for using the data set after access is granted.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
Map units: survey feet
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard parallel: 41.200000
Standard parallel: 41.866667
Longitude of central meridian: -72.750000
Latitude of projection origin: 40.833333
False easting: 999999.999996
False northing: 499999.999998
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000250
Ordinate resolution: 0.000250
Planar distance units: survey feet
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
Left730539.099000 (survey feet)
Right1263096.479000 (survey feet)
Top944228.808000 (survey feet)
Bottom547370.080000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
West-73.742071 (longitude)
East-71.781359 (longitude)
North42.052474 (latitude)
South40.959168 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 229357
Feature geometry.
Alias: SHAPE Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Alias: PAR_MAT Type: String Width: 40 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Alias: SHAPE.area Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Alias: SHAPE.len Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Internal feature number.
Alias: SHAPE.fid Type: OID Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 229357
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Type: G-polygon
Count: 229357
+ Data Distribution Information
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20100729
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Phone: REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.
Address type: REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.
City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.
State or Province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.
Postal code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.2
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.