NDHUB.SoilConservationDistricts

SDE Feature Class

Tags
NRCS, Soils, Conservation, Federal, Districts, SCD, Soil Conservation Districts

Description

A Soil Conservation District is a local unit of government organized under authority of the North Dakota Soil Conservation District Law. A soil conservation district has established boundaries, usually along county lines, that have the authority to conduct surveys, investigations and research relating to soil erosion and the prevention and control measures needed. They may conduct demonstrations by which soil blowing and soil washing may be prevented and controlled. Soil conservation districts may make available to land occupiers within the district agricultural and engineering machinery and equipment, seeds and seedlings or other equipment for the prevention and control of soil erosion. They may cooperate and enter agreements with other units of government at the local, state and federal level to assist the district in providing for the conservation of the soil and soil resources of the district. Soil conservation districts have comprehensive plans for the conservation of soil resources and the control and prevention of soil erosion within the district. They may carry out education, promotion and recognition activities within their district. A soil conservation district is governed by a board of 3 elected soil conservation district supervisors elected at the time of the General Election, who shall serve for a six-year term. A soil conservation district, upon resolution of the three elected supervisors, may appoint two additional supervisors who shall serve for a term of one year. The supervisors of North Dakota Soil Conservation Districts have the authority to levy a tax, not exceeding one mill, for the payment of the expenses of the district. (The above information is from the North Dakota State Soil Conservation Committee.)


Summary

This dataset provides area and attribute information for North Dakota Soil Conservation Districts.

Credits

USDA/NRCS - North Dakota State Office

Use limitations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.

This data set is not designed for use as a primary regulatory tool in permitting or citing decisions, but may be used as a reference source. This information may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions that they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these data for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs.

Photographic or digital enlargement of these data to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. Digital data files are periodically updated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

Neither the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor any of its agencies are liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Scale Range

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  farming, boundaries, environment, location


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  North Dakota

Theme keywords  NRCS, Soils, Conservation, Federal, Districts, SCD, Soil Conservation Districts

Citation 

*Title NDHUB.SoilConservationDistricts
Creation date 2013-05-15 00:00:00
Publication date 2013-05-15 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Brian Johnston
Organization's name USDA/NRCS - North Dakota State Office
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-530-2035

Address
Type postal
Delivery point PO Box 1458
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58502
Country US
e-mail addressbrian.johnston@nd.usda.gov



Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Spatial representation type* vector


Supplemental information
*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.5.4400


Credits
USDA/NRCS - North Dakota State Office

*Name NDHUB.SoilConservationDistricts

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*North latitude 49.000586
*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 49.000586
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Brian Johnston
Organization's name USDA/NRCS - North Dakota State Office
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Address
Type postal
Delivery point PO Box 1458
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58502
Country US
e-mail addressbrian.johnston@nd.usda.gov



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service should be acknowledged as the data source in products derived from these data.

This data set is not designed for use as a primary regulatory tool in permitting or citing decisions, but may be used as a reference source. This information may be interpreted by organizations, agencies, units of government, or others based on needs; however, they are responsible for the appropriate application. Federal, State, or local regulatory bodies are not to reassign to the Natural Resources Conservation Service any authority for the decisions that they make. The Natural Resources Conservation Service will not perform any evaluations of these data for purposes related solely to State or local regulatory programs.

Photographic or digital enlargement of these data to scales greater than at which they were originally mapped can cause misinterpretation of the data. Digital data files are periodically updated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.

Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the Natural Resources Conservation Service regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.

Neither the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nor any of its agencies are liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets. The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)


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
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 7.4.1


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.SoilConservationDistricts
*Object type  composite
*Object count 55



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 55
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.SoilConservationDistricts 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 55


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 PLAN_DIST
 
*Alias PLAN_DIST
*Data type String
*Width 50
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field DIST_AREA
 
*Alias DIST_AREA
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 4
*Scale 0




Field OFFICE_LOC
 
*Alias OFFICE_LOC
*Data type String
*Width 25
*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






Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)


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


*Last update 2013-07-02


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 2013-06-19 13:26:40
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-07-02 12:45:33


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-07-02 12:45:33


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Brian Johnson
Organization's name USDA/NRCS - North Dakota State Office
Contact's position GIS Specialist
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Address
Type postal
Delivery point PO Box 1458
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58502
Country US
e-mail addressbrian.johnston@nd.usda.gov



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed