NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey

SDE Feature Class

Tags
environment, Indiana, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Oregon, Maryland, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Ecosystem Geography, Wyoming, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Hawaii, Connecticut, South Dakota, District of Columbia, North Carolina, California, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, North Dakota, Missouri, Delaware, Mississippi, Virginia, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, Mapping, Ecoregions, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Florida, Washington, biota, United States, Ecosystems, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa, Regional Ecology, New Mexico, Kansas, Montana, Bailey’s ecoregions, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, South Carolina, Michigan

Description

This map layer is commonly called Baileys ecoregions and shows ecosystems of regional extent in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Four levels of detail are included to show a hierarchy of ecosystems. The largest ecosystems are domains, which are groups of related climates and which are differentiated based on precipitation and temperature. Divisions represent the climates within domains and are differentiated based on precipitation levels and patterns as well as temperature. Divisions are subdivided into provinces, which are differentiated based on vegetation or other natural land covers. The finest level of detail is described by subregions, called sections, which are subdivisions of provinces based on terrain features. Also identified are mountainous areas that exhibit different ecological zones based on elevation.


Summary

These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:7,500,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the National Atlas of the United States in the use of these data.

Credits

Use limitations

The State of North Dakota has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available.  This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication.  The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.  The State of North Dakota does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  environment, biota


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  United States

Place keywords  Indiana, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Nebraska, Oregon, Maryland, Tennessee, Utah, Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Wyoming, Georgia, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, Hawaii, Connecticut, South Dakota, District of Columbia, North Carolina, California, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, North Dakota, Missouri, Delaware, Mississippi, Virginia, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Florida, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Arkansas, Iowa, New Mexico, Kansas, Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, New York, South Carolina, Michigan

Thesaurus
Title 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 (FIPS 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.




Theme keywords  Ecosystem Geography, Mapping, Ecoregions, Ecosystems, Regional Ecology, Bailey’s ecoregions

Theme keywords  environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation 

*Title NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey
Publication date 2004-03-01


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name National Atlas of the United States
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston, VA



Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)


Status  completed
Spatial representation type  vector


Supplemental information
*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3574


*Name NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey
*Size 5.184

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -127.840621
East longitude -65.403767
South latitude 22.948654
North latitude 51.540005

Extent
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 2004-02-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*North latitude 49.000495
*South latitude 45.934976
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*South latitude 45.934976
*North latitude 49.000495
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Robert G. Bailey
Organization's name USDA Forest Service Inventory and Monitoring Institute
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 970-295-5727
Fax 970-295-5885

Address
Type both
Delivery point 2150 Centre Ave, Bldg A
City Fort Collins
Administrative area CO
Postal code 80526
Country US
e-mail addressrgbailey@fs.fed.us



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

Constraints
Limitations of use
The State of North Dakota has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available.  This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication.  The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.  The State of North Dakota does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.

Constraints
Limitations of use
None. Acknowledgment of the USDA Forest Service and (or) the National Atlas of the United States of America would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4269
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 999999999.99999988
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 8.98315284119521e-009
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Latest well-known identifier 4269
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980", 6378137.0, 298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich", 0.0], UNIT["Degree", 0.0174532925199433], AUTHORITY["EPSG", 4269]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 4269
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 8.2.6


Spatial Data Properties 

Scale Range

Maximum (zoomed in)  1:2,000,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:7,500,000
Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey
*Object type  composite
*Object count 6



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 6
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality 

Scope of quality information
Resource level  dataset




Data quality report - Topological consistency
Evaluation method
No checks for topological consistency were performed on this map layer.





Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
No checks for topological consistency were performed on this map layer.





Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description
This map layer includes ecoregions and subregions information for the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.





Lineage 

Process step
When the process occurred 2004-01-01
Description
The USDA Forest Service ecoregions shapefile for the 48 conterminous States and the export file for Alaska were downloaded and reprojected to a Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area projection using ArcInfo. The shorelines were removed and replaced with shorelines from the National Atlas States map layer. Linework was cleaned and adjusted. USDS Forest Service ecoregions attribution for Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands was added to the polygons for those areas defined by the National Atlas shorelines. The polygon attribution was checked and the following corrections were made: For Ecocode = -263A the Province field was blank; this was corrected to California Coastal Steppe-Mixed Forest-Redwood Forest Province. For Ecocode = M242A, Ecocode = M242B, and Ecocode = M242C the Division was corrected from Marine Regime Mountains Redwood Forest Province to Marine Regime Mountains.



Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  FS Lower48 Ecoregions






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  FS Hawaii Ecoregions






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  FS PR_VI Ecoregions






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  FS Alaska Ecoregions






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  Atlas-States








Source data
Description
Attribute information



Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 7500000

Source citation
Title Ecoregions and Subregions of Hawaii
Alternate titles  FS Hawaii Ecoregions
Publication date 1994-01-01


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Vector digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington, VA



Responsible party
Organization's name Bailey, R.G.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name McNab, W.H.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name King, T.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Avers, P.E.
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 1994-01-01



Source data
Description
Spatial and attribute information



Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 7500000

Source citation
Title Ecoregions and Subregions of Alaska
Alternate titles  FS Alaska Ecoregions
Publication date 1994-01-01


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Vector digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name Bailey, R.G.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Avers, P.E.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name McNab, W.H.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington, DC



Responsible party
Organization's name King, T.
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 1994-01-01



Source data
Description
Attribute information



Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 7500000

Source citation
Title Ecoregions and Subregions of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
Alternate titles  FS PR_VI Ecoregions
Publication date 1994-01-01


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Vector digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name King, T.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Avers, P.E.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name McNab, W.H.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington, DC



Responsible party
Organization's name Bailey, R.G.
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 1994-01-01



Source data
Description
Spatial information



Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 2000000

Source citation
Title State Boundaries of the United States
Alternate titles  Atlas-States
Publication date 2002-06-01


Responsible party
Organization's name National Atlas of the United States
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston, VA



Responsible party
Organization's name National Atlas of the United States
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Location <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbound#chpbound>



Extent of the source data
Description
Ground condition

Temporal extent
Beginning date 1972-01-01
Ending date 2002-01-01



Source data
Description
Spatial and attribute information



Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 7500000

Source citation
Title Ecoregions and Subregions of the United States (Lower 48)
Alternate titles  FS Lower48 Ecoregions
Publication date 1994-01-01


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Vector digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name Bailey, R.G.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name McNab, W.H.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington, DC



Responsible party
Organization's name King, T.
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Avers, P.E.
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
Publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 1994-01-01



Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 703-648-5920
Voice 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 507 National Center
City Reston
Administrative area VA
Postal code 20192

Contact instructions
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://ask.usgs.gov/esic_index.html>.



Available format
Name SDTS


Available format
Name ARCE


Available format
Name ESRI Shapefile


Ordering process
Terms and fees There is no charge for the map layer.

Transfer options
Online source
Location <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbio#chpbio>

Transfer options
Online source
Location <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbio#chpbio>

Online source
Location <http://www.fs.fed.us/institute/ecoregions/eco_download.html>

Transfer options
Online source
Location <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbio#chpbio>

Online source
Location <http://www.fs.fed.us/institute/ecoregions/eco_download.html>



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.Ecoregions_Bailey 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 6


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field ECOREGP075
 
*Alias ECOREGP075
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 38
*Scale 8




Field ECOCODE
 
*Alias ECOCODE
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field DOMAIN
 
*Alias DOMAIN
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field DIVISION
 
*Alias DIVISION
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field PROVINCE
 
*Alias PROVINCE
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SECTION
 
*Alias SECTION
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field MCODE
 
*Alias MCODE
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field PCODE
 
*Alias PCODE
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 5
*Scale 0




Field SCODE
 
*Alias SCODE
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field KEY
 
*Alias KEY
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field FDIGIT
 
*Alias FDIGIT
*Data type String
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field MTEXT
 
*Alias MTEXT
*Data type String
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias SHAPE.AREA
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.LEN
 
*Alias SHAPE.LEN
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






References 

Aggregate Information
Association type  cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Title Description of the Ecoregions of the United States
Publication date 1995-01-01


Edition Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Map


Series
Name Miscellaneous Publication
Issue 1391

Other citation details
108 pages with separate map at 1:7,500,000



Responsible party
Organization's name Robert G. Bailey
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington, DC



Resource location online
Location <http://www.fs.fed.us/institute/ecoregions/ecoreg1_home.html>



Aggregate Information
Association type  cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Title Omernik’s Level III Ecoregions of the Continental United States
Publication date 2005-06-01


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  Map


Responsible party
Organization's name National Atlas of the United States
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston, VA



Responsible party
Organization's name USDA Forest Service
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Location <http://www.epa.gov/wed/pages/ecoregions/ecoregions.htm>

Resource location online
Location <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html?openChapters=chpbio#chpbio>



Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2015-06-09


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2011-11-17 13:29:26
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2015-06-09 10:55:47


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2015-06-09 10:55:47


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Peg Rawson
Organization's name National Atlas of the United States
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 703-648-4183

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
Delivery point MS-561
City Reston
Administrative area VA
Postal code 20192
e-mail addressatlasmail@usgs.gov



Metadata Constraints 

Security constraints
Classification  unclassified
Classification system None


Additional restrictions
None