Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, SARA, SABR digital map) adapted from a De Simone Geological Investigations bedrock geologic map by De Simone (2015)

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What does this data set describe?

    Title:
    Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, SARA, SABR digital map) adapted from a De Simone Geological Investigations bedrock geologic map by De Simone (2015)
    Abstract:
    The Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York is composed of GIS data layers and GIS tables in a 10.1 file geodatabase (sabr_geology.gdb), a 10.1 ArcMap (.MXD) map document (sabr_geology.mxd), individual 10.1 layer (.LYR) files for each GIS data layer, an ancillary map information (.PDF) document (sara_geology.pdf) which contains source map unit descriptions, as well as other source map text, figures and tables, metadata in FGDC text (.TXT) and FAQ (.HTML) formats, and a GIS readme file (sabr_gis_readme.pdf). Please read the sabr_gis_readme.pdf for information pertaining to the proper extraction of the file geodatabase and other map files. To request GIS data in ESRI 10.1 shapefile format contact Stephanie O’Meara (stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu; see contact information below). The data is also available as a 2.2 KMZ/KML file for use in Google Earth, however, this format version of the map is limited in data layers presented and in access to GRI ancillary table information. Google Earth software is available for free at: <http://www.google.com/earth/index.html>. Users are encouraged to only use the Google Earth data for basic visualization, and to use the GIS data for any type of data analysis or investigation. The data were completed as a component of the Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) program, a National Park Service (NPS) Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Division funded program that is administered by the NPS Geologic Resources Division (GRD). Source geologic maps and data used to complete this GRI digital dataset were provided by the following: De Simone Geological Investigations. Detailed information concerning the sources used and their contribution the GRI product are listed in the Source Citation section(s) of this metadata record (sabr_metadata_faq.html; available at <http://nrdata.nps.gov/geology/gri_data/gis/sara/sabr_metadata_faq.html>). Users of this data are cautioned about the locational accuracy of features within this dataset. Based on the source map scale of 1:62,500 and United States National Map Accuracy Standards features are within (horizontally) 31.8 meters or 104.2 feet of their actual location as presented by this dataset. Users of this data should thus not assume the location of features is exactly where they are portrayed in Google Earth, ArcGIS or other software used to display this dataset. All GIS and ancillary tables were produced as per the NPS GRI Geology-GIS Geodatabase Data Model v. 2.2. (available at: <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/geology/GeologyGISDataModel.cfm>). The GIS data projection is NAD83, UTM Zone 18N, however, for the KML/KMZ format the data is projected upon export to WGS84 Geographic, the native coordinate system used by Google Earth. The data is within the area of interest of Saratoga National Historical Site.
    Supplemental_Information:
    The data layers (feature classes) that comprise the Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York include: SABRGLG (Geologic Units), SABRGLGA (Geologic Contacts), SABRFLT (Faults) and SABRLIN (Buried Pre-Glacial Bedrock Valley Features). There are three additional ancillary map components, the Geologic Unit Information (SARAUNIT) Table, the Source Map Information (SARAMAP) Table and the Map PDF Document (sara_geology.pdf). Refer to the NPS GRI Geology-GIS Geodatabase Data Model v. 2.2 (available at: <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/geology/GeologyGISDataModel.cfm>) for detailed data layer (feature class) and table specifications including attribute field parameters, definitions and domains, and implemented topology rules and relationship classes. For the KML/KMZ format all or only some of the data layers are available. The KMZ file also possesses on-line links to the GRI program and its products, and to this readme document, FAQ metadata (in .html format), and the GRI ancillary map information (.pdf) document pertaining to this dataset.

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    National Park Service (NPS) Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) program, 20150901, Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, SARA, SABR digital map) adapted from a De Simone Geological Investigations bedrock geologic map by De Simone (2015).

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.7495642547684
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.4995582200553
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.1250774075142
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.8750768916954

  3. What does it look like?

    Not applicable
    No browse graphic provided

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

    Calendar_Date: 01-Sep-2015
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  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?

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

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
      UTM_Zone_Number: 18
      Transverse_Mercator:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.0
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000007
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000007
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    Refer to the NPS GRI Geology-GIS Geodatabase Data Model v. 2.2 (available at: <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/geology/GeologyGISDataModel.cfm>) for detailed feature class and table attribute field parameters, definitions and domains, and implemented relationship classes, as well as for implemented feature class topology rules.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    NPS GRI Geology-GIS Geodatabase Data Model v. 2.2. (available at: <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/geology/GeologyGISDataModel.cfm>)


Who produced the data set?

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

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Stephanie O'Meara and James Winter (Colorado State University)

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

    Stephanie O'Meara
    Colorado State University
    Research Associate, Geologist/GIS Specialist/Data Manager
    1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 200
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
    USA

    (970) 491-6655 (voice)
    stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu

    Hours_of_Service: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday


Why was the data set created?

The data are intended to assist NPS personnel in the protection and management of Saratoga National Historical Site.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    De Simone Geological Investigations bedrock geologic map (source 1 of 1)
    De Simone, David, 2015, Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Park and Vicinity, New York: geologic map unpublished map, De Simone Geological Investigations, Grafton, New York.

    Type_of_Source_Media: digital image
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 62500
    Source_Contribution:
    Geologic features present on the source map were digitized using a .TIF image of the map georeferenced in NAD83 UTM. The source map image was also used to attribute features, as well as to check (QC) line quality, both positionally and spatially, and feature attribution. Ancillary source map text, including unit descriptions, and graphics, if present, were captured, formatted and added to the ancillary map PDF document. See the Process Step section for additional information.

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 01-Sep-2015 (process 1 of 1)
    1.) GIS features were digitized from a TIF image of the source map georeferenced in NAD83 UTM coordinates. See the Source Information Contribution section(s) for specific source map details. Geology features were digitized into a data model compliant geodatabase. For details on the GRI data model see the NPS GRI Geology-GIS Geodatabase Data Model v. 2.1 (available at: <http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/inventory/geology/GeologyGISDataModel.cfm>). 2.) Line quality was checked against the source scan to ensure that GIS features were represented accurately, both positionally and spatially. 3.) Feature attribution was derived using the source map. 4.) Data Model topology rules were validated for all features and any topology errors corrected. 5.) Quality control (QC) consisting of a visual check of the data against its source, as well as running a GRI developed ArcObjects tool to check for GRI data model validation and feature-related consistency, was conducted. 6.) The UNIT and MAP tables were populated and checked against the source (s). Relationship classes were also added and used to ensure attribution consistency between feature class and table attribution. 7.) Feature symbology was produced for all feature classes. An attempt was made to best match symbology to its source map, however, in some cases feature symbology maybe slightly modified, primarily based on the limitations of the ArcGIS geology style. In some cases, however, symbology may have been modified to reconcile differences from multiple sources. 8.) GIS feature classes were exported from the geodatabase to shapefile (SHP) format, and GIS tables exported to DBASEIV (DBF) format. Layer (LYR) files were also exported. 9.) The ancillary map information PDF document, see the Supplemental Information section for additional information, was produced from textual information and figures present on the source map(s) and/or in digital data files. If applicable, source map images were produced at 150dpi or greater resolution and optical character recognition (OCR) software was used to produce text from source map text. The text, source map images and other ancillary source map information were added to a Help & Manual (.HMXZ) template file. The HMXZ file was then compiled to produce the ancillary map PDF document. Any compilation errors were checked and corrected and the document was reviewed for content, usability and grammatical errors. 10.) KML/KMZ files were produced with certain UNIT and MAP table fields appended and calculated for each feature class prior to export.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Stephanie O'Meara
    Colorado State University
    Research Associate, Geologist/GIS Specialist/Data Manager
    1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 200
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-5589
    USA

    (970) 491-6655 (voice)
    stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu

    Hours_of_Service: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday
    Data sources used in this process:
    • De Simone Geological Investigations bedrock geologic map

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    National Park Service Geologic Resources Inventory (GRI) program, 20150901, Metadata for the Unpublished Digital Bedrock Geologic Map of Saratoga National Historical Site and Vicinity, New York (NPS, GRD, GRI, SARA, SABR digital map).

    Online Links:


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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Feature and table attribution was derived and checked with the source map(s). Attribution was checked (QCd) for errors. Users of this data are advised to FULLY and CAREFULLY READ the "DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY" section of this metadata before using the data.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Data was digitized from a georeferenced source map .TIF image(s) (300dpi). Users of this data are cautioned about the locational accuracy of features within this dataset. Based on the source map scale and United States National Map Accuracy Standards features are within (horizontally) 31.8 meters or 104.2 feet of their actual location as presented by this dataset. Users of this data should thus not assume the location of features is exactly where they portrayed are in Google Earth, ArcGIS or other software used to display this dataset. The maximum root mean square (RMS) horizontal accuracy of the georeferenced image as measured in ArcMap is 25 meters. The PRECISION of any Shapefile (.SHP) files is DOUBLE. Coordinate tics on the georeferenced (registered and rectified) source map image(s) was checked against control points that had the exact specified coordinates of the tic. The direct distance between the image tic and its control point were measured. All measured distances were less than 50% of the required distance to meet National Map Accuracy Standards (1/50th of an inch for maps at 1:20,000 scale and smaller). Features was checked (QCd) after digitizing for positional accuracy errors using the georeferenced source map image.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

    No vertical coordinates are present in this GRI digital dataset.

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

    All data is considered complete to the extent of the source map(s).

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

    GIS data in 10.1 file geodatabase and 2.2 KML/KMZ file formats.


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:
Not for use at scale greater than 1:62,500 (source map scale). Users of this data are cautioned about the locational accuracy of features within this dataset. Based on the source map scale and United States National Map Accuracy Standards features are within (horizontally) 31.8 meters or 104.2 feet of their actual location as presented by this dataset. Users of this data should thus not assume the location of features is exactly where they are portrayed in Google Earth, ArcGIS or other software used to display this dataset.

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

    Stephanie O'Meara
    Colorado State University
    Research Associate, Geologist/GIS Specialist/Data Manager
    1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 200
    Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
    USA

    (970) 491-6655 (voice)
    stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday
    Contact_Instructions:
    GRI data are available at: <http://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Search>
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    GIS map data available in 10.1 file geodatabase format (in sabrgdb.zip) and in 2.2 KML/KMZ format (in sabrkml.zip)

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics 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 not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data.

    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 are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which 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 scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies to both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 01-Sep-2015

Metadata author:
Stephanie O'Meara
Colorado State University
Research Associate, Geologist/GIS Specialist/Data Manager
1201 Oak Ridge Drive, Suite 200
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525-5589
USA

(970) 491-6655 (voice)
stephanie.omeara@colostate.edu

Hours_of_Service: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (MST), Monday - Friday
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:


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