The Historical Treasures of Jean Lafitte

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

    Title: The Historical Treasures of Jean Lafitte
    Abstract:
    The digitized features identifying the potential locations for the legendary treasure(s) of the pirate Jean Lafitte.
    Supplemental_Information:
    For demonstration purposes only. This data set is fictional and should not be used for purposes other than demonstration.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Kent(ed.), Joshua, 19990826, The Historical Treasures of Jean Lafitte: Louisiana Geographic Inforamtion Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA).

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -091.500000
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -089.000000
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: +30.150000
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: +28.450000

  3. What does it look like?

    URL: <http://lagic.lsu.edu/metadataworkbook/jeanlafitte/jltreasure.gif> (250 x 224 pixcel image of coverage area)
    GIF

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date:
    Ending_Date:
    Currentness_Reference: Publication Date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:

      • Dimensions, type Pixel

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 15
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9996
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -117.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: +00.000000
      False_Easting: 500000
      False_Northing: 0

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 25
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 25
      Planar coordinates are specified in Meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6,378,206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.98.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Bayou Barataria
    A marshy creek or small river tributary to a larger water body. (Source: The American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Edition)

    Parishes
    Parish Pollitical Boundary Lines (Source: LA Oil Spill Contingency Plan Map)

    "County_"
    County identification (Source: Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:Unknown
    Codeset Source:LA Dept. of Environmental Quality

    Raster Grid Cells of the TM Composite Satellite Image
    Pixcels that are the TM image (Source: Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Plan Map CD)

    Cell Value
    Composite value derived from mulit-spectral Thematic Mapper (TM) imagery. (Source: Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Plan Map CD)

    Range of values
    Minimum:0
    Maximum:255


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • Joshua Kent(ed.)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Dark Horse Multimedia, Copyright 1999 Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Plan CD - TM imagery

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    LAGIC
    Data Manager
    E306 Howe-Russell
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
    USA

    (225) 388-3476 (voice)
    E-Mail: <mailto:jkent4@lsu.edu>

    Hours_of_Service: 8am - 4pm
    Contact_Instructions: Monday - Friday except holidays


Why was the data set created?

Developed for educational purposes only. The digitized features identifying the potential locations for the legendary treasure(s) of the pirate Jean Lafitte are fictional and un-substantiated.


How was the data set created?

  1. Where did the data come from?

    Dark Horse Multimedia, Inc (source 1 of 2)
    Geringer, Joseph, 19990000, Jean Lafitte: Gentleman Pirate of New Orleans: Dark Horse Multimedia, Inc., Unknown.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: Internet
    Source_Contribution: Dark Horse Multimedia, Inc

    LOSCO CD (source 2 of 2)
    Louisiana Oils Spill Coordinator's Office / Office of the Governor(ed.), 19950000, Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Plan Map CD: Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office / Office of the Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Online Links:

    Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 100,000
    Source_Contribution:
    UTM Zone 15 Landsat * Thematic Mapper (TM) composite satellite image 100,000 Quadrangle index * Water related place names * Populated place names * Astronomical high tide line

  2. What changes have been made?

    Date: 25-Aug-1999 (change 1 of 1)
    Digitize boundary of Bayou Barataria based on the 1993 edition of the 25 meter esolution Thematic Mapper (TM) composite satellite image as issued by the Louisiana Oil Spill Contingency Plan Map.


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Entities were assigned as identified by current USGS 7.5 minutes quadrangle maps and the GNIS.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Positional accuracy is determined by the source data.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Information regarding the Jean Lafitte treasure are purely fictional and not based on substantive information.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Logical Consistency Report not generated for this project.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
This data is intended for demonstration purposes only.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
    E302 Howe-Russell
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
    USA

    (225) 388-3476 (voice)
    E-Mail: <mailto:jkent4@lsu.edu>

    Hours_of_Service: 8am - 4pm
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Jean Lafitte Treasure Map

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    This is a fictional data product. No warranty, liability or responsibility is assumed by LAGIC, LSU, or other agency, organization, or person.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

    • Availability in digital form:

      Data format: This format included the shape file (*.shp), associated database for each feature (*.dbf), and the ArcView generated *.shx file. The TM composite satellite image is not included with this dataset. Imagery can be located for download on the "State Wide GIS" @ //atlas.lsu.edu>. in format ARCG Size: 54KB
      Network links: Download: <http://lagic.lsu.edu/metadataworkbook/jeanlafitte/jltreasure.zip>
      .

    • Cost to order the data: None

  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

    1) Any decompression software capable of supporting the *.zip extension. WinZip(tm) is a useful tool. Evaluation //www.winzip.com>. 2) ArcView 3.x or greater for the PC. 3) Windows 95, 98, NT 4) 8MB RAM minimum, recommend 32MB of RAM


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 25-Aug-1999
Last Reviewed: 26-Aug-1999

Metadata author:
Joshua Kent
Louisiana Geographic Information Center
Data Manager
E306 Howe-Russell
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
USA

(225) 388-3476 (voice)
E-Mail: <mailto:jkent4@lsu.edu>

Hours_of_Service: 8:30 - 5:00
Contact_Instructions: Monday - Friday
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


Generated by mp version 2.4.24 on Tue Sep 07 10:20:53 1999
LA Geographic Information Center (LAGIC), 1999