Surface Cover Type: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
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Metadata Summary

Originator Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
Abstract The Surface Cover Type Layer is an ARC/INFO polygon coverage that describes the vegetation information on Trust land administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Primary attribute storage is provided in the Operations Inventory database that is associated with the coverage. This relational database consists of several tables, the most important of which are Stand Record, Species/Product, Remarks, and Stand History.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference The date of the 1:15,840 black and white aerial photography was as recent as possible for the area where the inventory data was being collected.
Access Constraints Access to or release of data with approval from appropriate tribal government.
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
Ordering Instructions Contact Distributor
Online Linkage none available

Full Metadata

Surface Cover Type: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
Title Surface Cover Type: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
Abstract The Surface Cover Type Layer is an ARC/INFO polygon coverage that describes the vegetation information on Trust land administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). Primary attribute storage is provided in the Operations Inventory database that is associated with the coverage. This relational database consists of several tables, the most important of which are Stand Record, Species/Product, Remarks, and Stand History.
Purpose To aid in forest and natural resource management activities/planning on BIA managed Trust lands.
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference The date of the 1:15,840 black and white aerial photography was as recent as possible for the area where the inventory data was being collected.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota, Upper Sioux Community, Lower Sioux Community, Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, White Earth, Red Lake, and Mille Lacs Reservations
Bounding Coordinates -97.25
-89.48
49.40
43.50
Place Keywords Minnesota, Upper Sioux Community, Lower Sioux Community, Bois Forte, Nett Lake, Deer Creek, Vermillion Lake, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, White Earth, Red Lake, and Mille Lacs Reservations
Theme Keywords biota, Surface Cover Type, Forest Cover Type, Forest Inventory, Trust Lands
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints Access to or release of data with approval from appropriate tribal government.
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Carl Hardzinski, GIS Coordinator
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-713-4400 (x1144)
FAX:
E-mail: biamn19-2@mail.idt.net
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description Not applicable
Associated Data Sets

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy For forested stands, attributes are from variable plot field surveys; for non-forested land, attributes are from air photo interpretation.
Logical Consistency Data are topologically structured and verified within ARC/INFO.
Completeness Associated tables may lack full details of stand characteristics.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Data Sources:
1:15,840 Unrectified Black and White Aerial Photography

Processing Steps:
Data are collected for each reservation through a well-defined process of stand delineation on mylar over 1:15,840 black and white aerial photography. Aerial photographs are prepped with section corners for registration purposes. Vegetative cover is interpreted from the photographs prior to the commencement of field work. Most stands are field checked and their characteristics are described following Bureau of Indian Affairs classification schema. After completion of the fieldwork, stand delineations are adjusted accordingly. These delineations are later combined into a single master source manuscript, and digitized and processed into ARC/INFO coverages. Most attribute data are also collected in the field and recorded on Stand Record Tally Sheets and Stand History Forms that will be used in subsequent tabular data entry tasks. Primary attribute storage is provided in the Operations Inventory database that is associated with the coverage.
Source Scale Denominator 15840
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data Public Land Survey System, Bureau of Indian Affairs reservation location code
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Node, Arc, Polygon, Label Point
Tiling Scheme USGS 7.5-minute quad sheet; with some, reservation boundary
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid Clarke 1866
Horizontal Datum NAD27
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution Unknown
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Depth Units Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments None
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The following attributes are the only ones associated with the Surface Cover Type Layer (SCT4) spatial data base:

SCT_ _ _ - ID
SCT_ _ _ - COMP
SCT_ _ _ - STAND
ACRES

To fully utilize the information in the SCT4, it is necessary to have the Operations Inventory (OPINV) data associated with the coverage. This is a relational data base in Rbase and consists of several tables. These tables and their attribute database field names are listed below.

STAND RECORD DATA

Stand Location/Identification:
RESNUM: Reservation
CMPT: Compartment number
STANDNO: Stand number
TWNSHP: Township
RANGE: Range
SECTN: Section
PHOTO: Air photo number
STDACRE: Stand acreage
YRRECON: Year of recon
SOURCE: Source of data
OWNRSHIP: Ownership
ALLOTNO: Ownership or allotment number (optional)
LANDCLAS: Land Classification
FCLCLASS: Forest land classification

Stand Description:
PRICOVR: Primary cover type
PRISIZE: Primary size class
PRIDEN: Primary density class
SECCOVR: Secondary cover type
SECSIZE: Secondary size class
SECDEN: Secondary type density
UNDCOVR: Understory cover type
UNDSIZE: Understory size class
UNDDEN: Understory density class
HABTYPE: Habitat type
TOTALBA: Average total basal area
AVGDBH: Average stand diameter
YRORGIN: Stand year of origin
SINDEXSP: Site index species
SINDEX: Site index
INSDIS1: Insects and disease 1
IDPCT1: Insects and disease percentage
INSDIS2: Insects and disease 2
IDPCT2: Insects and disease percentage
SPCLZONE: Special management zone
STDCOND: Stand condition
STRUCTRE: Stand structure
SOIL: Soil code (optional)
OPERBLTY: Operability
ROADACC: Road accessibility

Stand Management Needs:
OBJCOVR: Objective cover type
OBJDEN: Objective type density
STDENTRY: Calendar year of next entry
METHCUT: Method of cut
CUTPRIOR: Cut Priority
CULTNEED: Cultural need
FDNEEDS: Forest development needs inventory
SURVEY: Survey needs

Species - Product (Volume Information):
RECTYPE: Species-product record type
SPECIES: Species code
PRODUCT: Product code
HEIGHT: Average stick height
TOPCORD: Top cordage stick height
B-AREA: Average Basal Area
CORDACRE: Cords per acre
MBFACRE: MBF per acre

Remarks:
REMARK: Stand remarks


STAND HISTORY RECORDS

Stand Information:
RCS: Reservation/Compartment/Stand
RESNUM: Reservation number
CMPT: Compartment number
STANDNO: Stand number
STDACRE: Stand Acres
ACTREAT: Treated acres
PTSD1: Primary type, size, density
YRORGIN: Calendar year of origin
ORIGSEC: Original cover type primary/secondary
RECNUM: History record number
TRDATE: Update

Timber Sales:
TSCONT#: Contract or permit number
YRSOLD: Date sold
YRCLOSED: Date closed
RX: Cutting Rx
VOLUME & SAWTIMB: Total volume harvested
LGGRCODE: Logger code
INDIAN: Logger status
LOGGRNAME: Logger name

Forest Development:
FDSTATUS: Forest development status
FDTREAT: Forest development treatment
YRREPORT: Fiscal year FD reported
YRFUNDED: Fiscal year FD funded
FUNDSORC: BIA funding source
CONT638: 638 contract number
COST: BIA cost of treatment
OTHRFUND: Other funding source
OTHRCOST: Other costs

Stocking/Survival Surveys:
NATPLANT: Natural or plantation
YRPLANT: Date established
STOCKAC: Trees per acre
INSPECT%: Inspection percentage
DATE*: Date surveyed
TREES*: Trees per acre
SURVIV*%: Stocking percent

Comments Section:
FORESTER: Forester
COMMENTS: Comments
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Bureau of Indian Affairs, MAO OPINV Manual: Release 2, July 1994
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Bureau of Indian Affairs
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Carl Hardzinski
GIS Coordinator
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Minneapolis Area Office
331 2nd Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-713-4400 (x1144)
FAX:
E-mail: biamn19-2@mail.idt.net
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Offline Data
Distribution Liability Bureau of Indian Affairs assumes no liability from the distribution, use, or subsequent distribution of the data sets. The data user is responsible for ensuring that the data fits their needs.
Transfer Format Name Arc Export
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size
Ordering Instructions Contact Distributor
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/06/2007
Contact Person Information Michael Sowers, Research Analyst
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
300 Centennial Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-1211
FAX: 651-296-1212
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/06/2007