National Park System Boundary Dataset

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Identification_Information:

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service
Originator:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: National Park System Boundary Dataset
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Online_Linkage:
<http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/national_parks_boundaries_BTS_2006.zip>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/>
Description:
Abstract: National Park Service unit boundaries.
Purpose:
Service wide boundary set for display and general analysis purposes. These digital park unit boundaries should not be used for any legal boundary disputes. They are intended solely for use only in identifying the general locations of national park units throughout the U.S.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200603
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -167.535478
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.106411
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 68.655385
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.464150
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: polygon
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: National Parks
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: Preserved Areas
Theme_Keyword: park
Theme_Keyword: parks
Theme_Keyword: Land use cover
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: National Parks
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: Guam
Place_Keyword: American Samoa
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Continental US
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Department of Interior
Place_Keyword: National Park Service
Place_Keyword: NPS
Place_Keyword: DOI
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword: ground
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword: 2006
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
To be used for display and general analysis purposes only. These digital national park unit boundaries should not be used for any legal boundary disputes. To obtain the most accurate, current boundary, users should contact the specific park. The National Park Service (NPS) shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the park boundary data described and/or contained herein. These data are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are no better than the original sources from which they were derived. In fact, the data are likely less accurate than the original sources as no attempt has been made to thoroughly error check the data. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistently within the limitations of geospatial data in general, and these data in particular. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data be directly acquired from an NPS server, and not indirectly through other sources that may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. Acknowledgment of the National Park Service (NPS) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS) National Transportation Atlas Database 2006 would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service (NPS)
Contact_Person: Tennille Williams
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 12795 W. Alameda Pkwy
City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 970.225.3569
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tennille_williams@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-5 Mountain Time
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <URL:national_parks_boundaries_BTS_2006.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Data_Set_Credit: National Park Service
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Information:

Data_Quality_Information:

Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
RITA/BTS quality checks the attributes after the shapefile was downloaded. RITA/BTS quality checks were to cross reference the place dataset with the state dataset, to determine that the spatial data and attribute data were accurate. Several records have no state listed in the state column, have inaccurate states associated to the polygon, or their polygons were associated to the wrong state. RITA/BTS found these errors and contributed with building the dataset. RITA/BTS went through the US territories and updated the FIPS code.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Tests for logical consistency are performed by digitizing software (ATLAS*GIS). Each park unit is comprised of one or more polygons.
Completeness_Report:
Dataset is believed to be 100% complete. Please contact originator with corrections and updates.

The data set is complete but subject to continual updates to reflect boundary amendments, legislation, and acquisitions, and improved processing techniques. The data is being regularly updated with verified boundaries from NPS Land Resources Division. Please contact the data originator with corrections and update suggestions.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dean Tucker, Water Resource Division
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NPSUnits
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Park boundaries collected and digitized for the Horizon Project.
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David Duran, GIS Division
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: ParkDave
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details: Park boundaries collected from Parks and Regions in 2001.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Roger Johnson
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: unit classification boundaries
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
Land Rersources Division has been creating hardcopy segment maps containing boundary data since the 1960's. This data is currently being converted to a digital vector format and added to the collection as it become available. Additionally as existing boundary data is modified and/or new parks units units are acquired they are added to the collection.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boundaries for eighty units were replaced with verified versions from the Lands Resources Division according to the procedures defined in the Lands Acquisition Procedures Manual Chapter 5. As boundary data from the Land Resources Division has separate polygons for individual types of units like Denali National Park and Denali National Preserve, there are currently one hundred and two total Lands records in the dataset that can be identified by querying for [GIS_Notes] = "Lands" in the attribute table. These parks include: Alagnak Wild River (ALAG), Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (ANIA), Antietam National Battlefield (ANTI), Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (APCO), Arches National Park (ARCH), Arlington House - Robert E. Lee Memorial (ARHO), Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (BELA), Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (BLCA), Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site (BRCR), Buffalo National River (BUFF), Carl Sandburg Home (CARL), Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR), Capulin Volcano National Monument (CAVO), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (CAVE), Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (CASA), Cedar Creek and Belle Grove (CEBE), Chiricahua National Monument (CHIR), Clara Barton National Historic Site (CLBA), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CUGA), Denali National Park (DENA), Devils Tower National Monument (DETO),Florissant Fossil Beds (FLFO), Fort Bowie National Historic Site (FOBO), Fort Sumter National Monument (FOSU), Gates of the Arctic National Park (GAAR), Greenbelt Park (GREE),George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (GICL), Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (GRKO), Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (GRSA), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (HAFE), Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (HEHO), Homestead National Monument (HOME), Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (HUTR), Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JICA), Katmai National Park (KATM), Kenai Fjords National Park (KEFJ), Kings Canyon National Park (KICA), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO), Kobuk Valley National Park (KOVA), Lake Clark National Park (LACL), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAME), Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (LIBI), Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove (LYBA), Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA), Manassas National Battlefield Park (MANA), Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (MALU), Mojave National Preserve (MOJA), Monocacy National Battlefield (MONO), Natchez National Historical Park (NATC), National Capital Parks (NACA), Noatak National Preserve (NOAT), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (ORPI), Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO), Piscataway Park (PISC), Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE), Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO), Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (SAND), Scotts Bluff National Mounment (SCBL), Sequoia National Park (SEQU), Sitka National Historical Park (SITK), Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial (THIS), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (TICA), Tumacacori National Historical Park (TUMA), Tupelo National Battlefield (TUPE), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (TUAI), Tuzigoot National Monument (TUZI), Valley Forge National Historical Park (VAFO), Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (WABA), White Sands National Monument (WHSA), Whitman Mission National Historic Site (WHMI), Wolf Trap Farm Park (WOTR), Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (WRST), Wupatki National Monument (WUPA), Yosemite National Park (YOSE), Yucca House National Monument (YUHO), Yukon-Charley Rivers (YUCH)
Process_Date: 20050601
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service
Contact_Position: Land Resources Division Chief Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 301 S. Howes Street Suite 208
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80522
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: PPFL_LandsNET@NPS.GOV
Hours_of_Service: M-F 7:30-5:00 Mountain Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Two sets of boundaries were collected and compared. The main set was obtained from David Duran, who collected boundaries from each region in the summer of 2001. The second set was obtained from Dean Tucker, who digitized boundaries for the Horizon Project. The main set from David Duran was determined to contain the most recent boundary information. Parks missing from David's set were added from Deans set. Those parks are..........Antietam NB Arlington House,Benjamin Franklin NMEM, Big Hole NB, Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP, Chimney Rock NHS, Fort Point NHS, Fredericksburg NC, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Green Springs, Harpers Ferry NHP, International Peace Garden, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kalaupapa NHP, Manassas NBP, McLoughlin House NHS, Monocacy NB, National Capital Parks - Central and East, Olympic NP, Prince William Forest Park, Rock Creek Park, San Francisco Maritime NHP, Thaddeus Kosciuszko NMEM, and Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts. Park/Region staff were consulted for parks with major differences between the two sets.
Process_Date: 2002
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Park Service
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist/Cooperator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1201 Oakridge Drive Suite 200
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80525
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 970.225.3569
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 970.225.3585
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: waso-nrpc_nrgis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8-5 Mountain Time
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Downloaded the national parks shapefile from <http://www.nps.gov/gis/national_data.htm>. Converted the shapefile to a coverage so that every polygon would have unique ID. Used ArcGIS Geoprocessing tools to intersect with the state layer and dissolve using state name and park name. Completed the QC using ArcGIS for topological and attribute verification.
Process_Date: 2006
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Contact_Person: Geospatial Information Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 7th Street, S.W.
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20590
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset moved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
data\land_use_cover\national_parks_boundaries\national_parks_boundaries_BTS
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: data\land_use_cover.mdb
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 555

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:

Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: parks
Entity_Type_Definition: National Park System Unit Boundaries in GIS Format
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: RITA/BTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: REVISION
Attribute_Definition:
REVISION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented individually for each record whenever a change is made to one of its fields.
Attribute_Definition_Source: RITA/BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARKNAME
Attribute_Definition: Park Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESIGNATIO
Attribute_Definition: Designation of National Park
Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALPHACODE
Attribute_Definition: Four Letter code to Describe National Park
Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character Value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STABBR
Attribute_Definition:
U.S. Postal Service two letter state abbreviation for the additional states
Attribute_Definition_Source: NPS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Official List of State Postal Abbreviations
Codeset_Source: U.S. Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STFIPS
Attribute_Definition: State FIPS code
Attribute_Definition_Source: RITA/BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standard
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VERSION
Attribute_Definition:
The VERSION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented for all records in the database whenever a new release is distributed.
Attribute_Definition_Source: RITA/BTS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 99
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Attributes are as follows: Alphacode (4 letter code, unique to each park), ParkName, Designation, State, St FIPS

Distribution_Information:

Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Contact_Person: Geospatial Information Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 400 7th Street, SW Room 4117
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20950
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Resource_Description: National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) 2006
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 2006
Transfer_Size: 8.393
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Access_Instructions:
Due to a significant reduction in resources, the NTAD is no longer available for download. The NTAD cdrom can be ordered from the online bookstore at www.bts.gov. If resources allow, download applications will be restored. When the applications become available, they will be found at www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services.
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Call 202-366-DATA, fax 202-366-3640, or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) RITA/BTS to request the National Transportation Atlas Databases 2006 CD-ROM. This and other RITA/BTS products may be ordered from the RITA/BTS Internet website <http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/>.
Technical_Prerequisites:
Must have access to GIS software such as ESRI's ArcView or ArcINFO, or other compatible software to view the data
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006

Distribution_Information:

Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office
Contact_Person: David Gisclair
Contact_Position: Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Director
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (225) 219-5800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (225) 219-5802
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: david.gisclair@la.gov
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 2006
Transfer_Size: 8.393
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://lagic.lsu.edu/data/losco/national_parks_boundaries_BTS_2006.zip>
Access_Instructions:
Due to a significant reduction in resources, the NTAD is no longer available for download. The NTAD cdrom can be ordered from the online bookstore at www.bts.gov. If resources allow, download applications will be restored. When the applications become available, they will be found at www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services.
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM

Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20060405
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Contact_Person: Geospatial Information Program
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Address: 400 7th Street, SW Room 4117
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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