Forest Inventory: St. Louis County, Minnesota

This page last updated: 04/11/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator St. Louis County, Minnesota
Abstract This coverage contains the base forest inventory for the Tax Forfeit Trust Lands of St. Louis County, Minnesota. Polygons are identified by forest covertype, timber size class, and timber density class. Polygons were originally photo-interpreted from uncorrected 1:15,840 black and white IR aerial photography.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 1997
Currentness Reference Polygons were originally photo-interpreted from 1981 and 1989 black and white IR aerial photography. Continually updated with 35 mm and other photography.
Access Constraints Some restrictions may apply
Use Constraints The data user is asked not to give this data to other parties without permission of the St. Louis County Land Department.
Distributor Organization St. Louis County Land Department
Ordering Instructions Send written request to above contact person with detailed description of townships or area required. Contact above person for current data distribution charges.
Online Linkage none available

Full Metadata

Forest Inventory: St. Louis County, Minnesota

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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 St. Louis County, Minnesota
Title Forest Inventory: St. Louis County, Minnesota
Abstract This coverage contains the base forest inventory for the Tax Forfeit Trust Lands of St. Louis County, Minnesota. Polygons are identified by forest covertype, timber size class, and timber density class. Polygons were originally photo-interpreted from uncorrected 1:15,840 black and white IR aerial photography.
Purpose This coverage serves as one of the base coverages for forest management planning.
Time Period of Content Date 1997
Currentness Reference Polygons were originally photo-interpreted from 1981 and 1989 black and white IR aerial photography. Continually updated with 35 mm and other photography.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Continually
Spatial Extent of Data Tax Forfeit Trust Lands within St. Louis County, Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -93
-91.75
48.5
46.5
Place Keywords Minnesota, St. Louis County, Tax Forfeit Trust Lands
Theme Keywords biota, Forest Inventory, Forest Covertype
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints Some restrictions may apply
Use Constraints The data user is asked not to give this data to other parties without permission of the St. Louis County Land Department.
Contact Person Information Tom Zeisler, Resource Data Supervisor
St. Louis County Land Department
320 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-726-2606
FAX: 218-726-2600
E-mail: zeislert@co.st-louis.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description Not applicable
Associated Data Sets INFO database tables: POLY-FILE, AGE-FILE, PI-FILE, STAND-FILE, COVER_TYPE_ACRES, PLOTS-FILE, VOL-FILE, PLOT-REMARKS, POLYGON-REMARKS.NEW and others

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy No statistical accuracy checks have been performed. Data has been and continues to be verified and updated from field visits.
Logical Consistency Polygons are topologically correct within ARC/INFO. No undershoots or overshoots are contained within the data and all polygons are closed and labeled.
Completeness All covertype polygons are mapped for tax forfeit trust lands. Polygons are updated on a continuous basis, with the update of harvest polygons occurring within approximately one year after sale completion.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy The horizontal accuracy of this dataset is unknown. Instances of positional off-sets in excess of 100 meters are possible, although the overall accuracy is expected to be much better. Overlap and underlap may occur along township boundaries. Tiles are not edge matched along township boundaries.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage These data were originally photo-interpreted from 1:15,840 uncorrected black and white IR aerial photography. Tax Forfeit Land boundaries were transferred from the photos and from the ownership coverage. Where photo displacement was large, digitized data was rubbersheeted to fit reference points (lakes, rivers, ownership boundaries, etc.).
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 Township, Range, Polygon id
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Arcs, Nodes, Polygons, Labels
Tiling Scheme PLS Township
 
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 Subtracted 4,700,000 from the Y coordinate
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview This dataset contains the base St. Louis County Covertype polygon information. The only attributes maintained with the coverage are TILEID and POLY-ID. Both of these are combined in the redefine item 'KEY', which is used as the index to related database tables. Other items in the 'pat' file should not be used.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Attributes associated with this coverage are documented with the appropriate database tables.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher St. Louis County, Minnesota
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Tom Zeisler
Resource Data Supervisor
St. Louis County Land Department
320 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-726-2606
FAX: 218-726-2600
E-mail: zeislert@co.st-louis.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier st_louis
Distribution Liability The data set and associated manuals, reference materials, and technical documentation (if any) are provided 'as is' without warranty as to their accuracy or fitness for any particular purpose.
Transfer Format Name Arc Export on 1/4 inch tape or CD-ROM
Transfer Format Version Number ARC 7
Transfer Size
Ordering Instructions Send written request to above contact person with detailed description of townships or area required. Contact above person for current data distribution charges.
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Tom Zeisler, Resource Data Supervisor
St. Louis County Land Department
320 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-726-2606
FAX: 218-726-2600
E-mail: zeislert@co.st-louis.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: 04/11/2007