Breeding Bird Survey Route Locations for New York State (Shapefile : 1999)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Publication_Date: 19990211
Title: Breeding Bird Survey Route Locations for New York State (Shapefile : 1999)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Laurel, Maryland
Publisher: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7322
Description:
Abstract: This data set portrays the current routes used for conducting Breeding Bird Surveys in New York State. This data set was collected using a different roads file from that available through the National Atlas of the United States.
Purpose: The digital data sets are used to create electronic and hard copy maps of the Breeding Bird Survey routes. The data can be used to conduct geographic analysis on national and large regional scales. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:100,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey or by USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information: For a description of the Breeding Bird Survey methods see Robbins, C.S. and W.T. Van Velzen; 1967; The Breeding Bird Survey, 1966; USDOI Migratory Bird Populations Station, Special Scientific Report--Wildlife No. 102; Washington, D.C. Arc/INFO and ArcView are products of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373. Reference to ESRI products is for information purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. This data set was collected using a different roads file from that available through the National Atlas of the United States, so there may be positional differences between the two map layers.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 124.9
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.6
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Theme_Keyword: Theme_Keyword: Aviculture
Theme_Keyword: Bird surveys -- New York (State)
Theme_Keyword: Bird populations -- New York (State)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Breeding Bird Survey
Theme_Keyword: BBS Route Coverage
Theme_Keyword: Bird Counts
Theme_Keyword: Bird Occurrences
Theme_Keyword: Bird Lists
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jane E. Fallon
Contact_Organization: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 11410 American Holly Drive
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20708-4015
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-497-5664
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jane_Fallon@usgs.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment: UNIX-Arc/INFO Version 7.1 single precision

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Arc/INFO software was used to create and maintain topological relationships between features. The Arc/INFO command BUILD was run to ensure the topological consistency of the data set. Each route was checked for missing and dangling arcs, correct length, proper direction, and correct route measures.
Completeness_Report: This data set contains the Breeding Bird Survey Routes in the lower 48 States which were considered active in 1998. This includes many of the routes added in 1998, though not all of them. The discontinued Breeding Bird Survey routes were generally not digitized.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Breeding Bird Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: BBS routes maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSMAP
Source_Contribution: Spatial data and route ID numbers
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Breeding Bird Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: BBS Database
Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS Patuxent Wildlife Center computer file
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSDA
Source_Contribution: Route names
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: DeLorme, Two DeLorme Drive, P.O. Box 298, Yarmouth, ME, 04096
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Street Atlas USA Version 4.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Freeport, ME
Publisher: DeLorme
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DLRM
Source_Contribution: Spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA, 92373
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: US Street Database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, CA
Publisher: ESRI
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1997
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRIDA
Source_Contribution: spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Breeding Bird Survey Route coverage
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Laurel, Maryland
Publisher: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Type_of_Source_Media: ftp site
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The Breeding Bird Survey route maps (BBSMAP) for most States were digitized with ArcView 3.0 and the US Streets Database (ESRIDA), which is based on the Tiger files. The arcs forming the routes were selected and shapefiles were created for each route. Routes in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington and part of Maryland were digitized using DeLorme's Street Atlas USA (DLRM). The files were converted to Arc/INFO line coverages by State. BBS routes for Minnesota and Wisconsin were digitized by James M. Sales, University of Minnesota, Duluth, UMD Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, 55812. The Virginia routes were provided to us by Jeffrey B. Trollinger, Fish and Wildlife Information System, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 4010 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23280. The California routes were provided to us by Allan Hollander, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106. The data was then converted into a format consistent with ours. We used ArcView to add newly created and missing routes to these files. For each State, an Arc/INFO route system was added using the Arc/INFO MEASUREROUTE command. The JOINITEM command was used to add the route name from the BBS Database (BBSDA). The APPEND command was then used to create a single coverage for the National Atlas.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSMAP
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSDA
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DLRM
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRIDA
Process_Date: 1998 and 1999
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The coverage was read into Arc/INFO, converted to NAD 83, and converted from the Lambert projection to geographic coordinates. The resulting file was loaded into ArcView with the route system information as one shapefile and the breeding bird survey route arcs as another shapefile. To create a final file containing both the arc information and the route lengths, the tables for the two layers were joined using the rteno item and the two ID numbers from the route coverage were turned off. The resulting file was saved as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Process_Date: 1999
Process_Step:
Process_Description: In order to geoprocess spatial files for New York State from the National Atlas Data for distribution in CUGIR, the nationwide data files were added to a map document in ArcInfo 8.2. Using the geoprocessing wizard's clip function, the spatial files were clipped to the detailed New York polygon.
Process_Date: 200212

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Network chain, planar graph
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3731

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: BBS Routes
Entity_Type_Definition: Routes used for conducting the Breeding Bird Surveys.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: The representation of the entity in the data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polyline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1-dimensional element that may or may not surround a 2-dimensional element.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI GIS software
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fnode#
Attribute_Definition: Internal sequence number of the from-node.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6355
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Tnode#
Attribute_Definition: Internal sequence number of the to-node.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6354
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lpoly#
Attribute_Definition: Internal sequence number of the left polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rpoly#
Attribute_Definition: Internal sequence number of the right polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Length
Attribute_Definition: Length in coverage units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00119
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0.82804
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Bbsrtsl020#
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3731
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Arc-length
Attribute_Definition: The length of the arc in meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 119.2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 80292.3
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rteno
Attribute_Definition: The route number consists of the 1- or 2-digit State ID code followed by the 3-digit route ID. The ID Number For New York State is 61.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2001
Range_Domain_Maximum: 92902
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rtename
Attribute_Definition: The official name of the BBS route.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid route names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rteleng
Attribute_Definition: The length of the route in meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 10501.5
Range_Domain_Maximum: 80292.3

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell Unversity provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy or utility of the data on any other 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. It is strongly recommended that these data be directly acquired from a U.S. Geological Survey server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The U.S. Geological Survey and USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and (or) contained herein.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20010904
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peg Rawson
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 521 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-4183
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: atlasmail@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None