Wyoming County Agricultural Districts


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences (Cornell IRIS)
Publication_Date: 20150331
Title: Wyoming County Agricultural Districts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7999
Description:
Abstract: These GIS files represent geographic boundaries for lands that are under the protection of NYS Agricultural District Law, administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. The boundaries are derived from New York State Agricultural District, 1:24,000-scale, maps produced at county agencies. The district boundaries correspond to tax parcel data. District boundaries are joined into a file representing all of the Agricultural Districts within an entire county. Note that 2003 legislation allows lands to be added to districts on an annual basis. Electronic data provided here may predate those additions. Tax parcel detail and secondary rights-of-way are not included in this dataset. Rights-of-way for state and federal highways, railroads and utilities are only included when they are delineated on the original 1:24,000 scale maps. The data files are in ArcGIS shapefile format.
Purpose: A Geographic Information System (ArcGIS) file intended to represent the lands within agricultural district. Please note that boundaries may be generalizations; precise information can be obtained from the county or town tax parcel information.
Supplemental_Information: An Agricultural District is defined by a list of tax parcels, including properties added during the annual open enrollment. The 1:24,000-scale maps are only updated to reflect open enrollment changes at the eight-year renewal of the district. The electronic data only reflects changes to the 1:24,000-scale maps. The Agricultural District boundaries are for use in conjunction with NYS geographical data (ex. NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) 7.5' planimetric data).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20081229 (district #2)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20100520 (district #3)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120125 (district #4)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140924 (district #5)
Currentness_Reference: Boundary data is current to certification date of the district map on file at IRIS at the time the digital data was updated. The certification date is noted in the attribute table field called "Certified". Legislation in 2003 allows lands to be added to districts on an annual basis. Electronic data provided here may predate those additions. Refer to the current tax parcel list for each district to confirm the precise agricultural district boundary.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Periodically
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.492792
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.938411
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.881474
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.508597
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: New York State Agricultural District boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture and Markets
Theme_Keyword: Agricultural Districts Mapping Program
Theme_Keyword: Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences (Cornell IRIS)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: farming
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Place_Keyword: Wyoming County (N.Y.)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FIPS
Place_Keyword: 36121
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: 1) Refer to county tax parcel list of agricultural district properties and current 1:24,000-scale district maps in conjunction with annual open enrollment documentation on file for confirmation of precise boundaries. 2) Please acknowledge New York State Agricultural Districts Mapping Program as the source of the data. 3) It is important to check the certification date, found in the attribute table field called "Certified". The district data may have changed since the publication of this digital version. 4) These data are not to be resold in any form.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520 or 607-255-6529
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: iris@cornell.edu
Data_Set_Credit: Cornell IRIS maintains the county produced Agricultural District maps on file under contract with the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets. In 1996 the maps on file at Cornell IRIS (then CLEARS) were scanned at the NYSDEC as the initial step in creating a digital database of Ag District Boundaries.
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1 ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10 Service Pack 4

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: The attributes were visually compared to original source map title blocks and confirmed against Agriculture Districts profile data provided by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Boundary data reflect Agricultural District boundaries as displayed on 1:24,000-scale maps. When boundaries show areas contained mutually in more than one district in the same county, electronic data reflect this as an overlap. If individual tax parcels are dissolved to form an aggregate boundary, slivers and gaps may be formed by drafting discrepancies. These are visually compared to the map and eliminated when they do not represent intended exclusions. If the map is unclear, the county is contacted to confirm intent. District boundary shapefile data is printed out using DOT planimetric raster data as a base, then proofread against the maps.
Completeness_Report: County Agricultural District boundaries are complete to the extent that the original map is complete. Tax parcel detail and secondary rights-of-way are not included in this dataset. Rights-of-way for state and federal highways, railroads and utilities are only included when they are delineated on the original 1:24,000 scale maps. NOTE: The most current and precise boundary of a district should be verified by referring to the tax parcel information.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Shapefiles are accurate to the quality of the original 1:24000 scale map.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wyoming County Economic Development and Planning
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Wyoming County Agricultural District maps
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: PDF or Paper map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20081229 (district #2)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20100520 (district #3)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20120125 (district #4)
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140924 (district #5)
Source_Currentness_Reference: 8-year certification date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: original district boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 1) ORIGINAL SCAN PROJECT In 1996, the entire set of NYS Agricultural District maps in the collection of Cornell IRIS (originally CLEARS) was converted to digital format. This was done by shipping blueprint copies of the maps to the NYS DEC for scanning. Digital Line Graph files were returned, which were converted to ArcInfo Coverages. These coverages represented one map sheet apiece. Original maps with multiple sheets were represented by multiple coverages. Coverages were compared to the original maps and edited as necessary to create an accurate representation of the Ag District boundaries shown on the maps. After accuracy was confirmed, coverages representing multiple sheets were merged to create district coverages. Districts were then merged to create county coverages. Merged districts sometimes created slivers, which were eliminated, and gaps, which are flagged with district value of zero. Overlaps between districts also occurred in a few cases. These were flagged with district value "66". For each coverage, an attribute table was built to record the information shown on the Cornell IRIS title block of each Ag District hardcopy map. These tables are further described in the Entity and Attribute Information section of the metadata.
Process_Date: 19960100 through 20010131
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520 or 607-255-6529
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 2) CONVERSION FROM COVERAGES TO SHAPEFILES: Internal polygons were labeled zero; coverages were reprojected from UTMz18 NAD27 to UTMz18 NAD83; Coverages were converted to shapefiles; zero polygons were deleted; attribute table was modified: deleted fields are AREA, PERIMETER, FILE#, FILE_ID, AGDIST#, DOTQUADS. Modified fields are DISTCODE and DISTRICT. DISTCODE is 12 characters to accommodate changing abbreviations -- currently four characters and three digits to represent a key code for county name and district number. The field DISTRICT was enlarged to accommodate district numbers up to five digits. Also, DISTCODE, the key field, was moved to the end of the attribute table columns.
Process_Date: 20080101 through 20080331
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520 or 607-255-6529
Process_Step:
Process_Description: 3) UPDATING COUNTY BOUNDARY DATA: County shapefiles are updated to reflect modifications that occurred during the eight-year review process. Boundaries are revised using one or more of the three methods: Tablet digitizing; On-screen digitizing; Copying boundaries from county-supplied shapefiles. All modifications are proofread against the original maps to confirm accuracy. Attributes are updated and checked against the information on the map title blocks, as well as information on file. If individual tax parcels are dissolved to form an aggregate boundary, slivers and gaps may be formed by drafting discrepancies. These are visually compared to the map and eliminated when they do not represent intended exclusions. Discrepancies between the title block information and file information are clarified by contacting the county and/or New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Process_Date: 20140331 through 20150331
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520 or 607-255-6529
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: iris@cornell.edu

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: 536

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
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: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: agricultural district
Entity_Type_Definition: Agricultural districts are lands that are under the protection of NYS Agricultural District Law, administered by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Cornell Institute for Resource Information Sciences (Cornell IRIS)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: county
Attribute_Definition: New York State county name
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS title block
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: NYS county names
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: district
Attribute_Definition: the agricultural district number within the county
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS title block
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: positive integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: creation
Attribute_Definition: date which the original proposed district became a legal entity
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS title block
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: certified
Attribute_Definition: the most recent certified date of approval by the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS title block
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: towns
Attribute_Definition: New York State towns where district boundaries fall within
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS title block
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: list of NYS town names
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: distcode
Attribute_Definition: keyfield
Attribute_Definition_Source: Cornell IRIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: a four character abbreviation of the county name with a three digit district number attached

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
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 University 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: None

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6529
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: iris@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Non-digital_Form: Paper copy of map
Fees: call for price
Ordering_Instructions: call Cornell IRIS 607-255-6520 or 255-6529

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20150406
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150406
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Cornell IRIS
Contact_Person: Diane Ayers
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 1015 Bradfield Hall
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853-1901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6520
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-6529
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: iris@cornell.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998