8-digit watersheds of New York State (Shapefile : 1994)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U. S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: 8-digit watersheds of New York State (Shapefile : 1994)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7314
Description:
Abstract: This shapefile contains the boundaries of the 8-digit watersheds that intersect New York State.
Purpose: These hydrologic unit boundaries provide a uniquely identified and uniform method of subdividing the state into large drainage areas at 1:250,000 scale.
Supplemental_Information: The 8-digit hydrologic unit codes for each watershed indicate the hydrologic region (first two digits), hydrologic subregion (second two digits), accounting unit (third two digits), and cataloging unit (fourth two digits), as defined by the USGS. This dataset was extracted from the national 1:250,000-scale dataset that is available on the USGS Water Resources website: <http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/huc.html>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.756076
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.856717
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.999905
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.096989
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Hydrologic Units
Theme_Keyword: Watershed Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: 8 Digit HUC
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
  

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: Only watersheds that intersect New York State are included in this dataset, and these watersheds have been left intact (rather than being clipped to the state border). Some portions of the northern border of New York State were not included in the national dataset, and thus are not included here.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: These data were digitized at a scale of 1:250,000 with some portions of coverage at 1:100,000 and 1:2,000,000 scale. Limitations of the data strictly revolve around this scale input. Use of these boundaries with larger scale data (i.e. 1:24k hydrography) is not recommended as it would be beyond the resolution capabilities of the data set.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Steeves, Peter and Douglas Nebert
Publication_Date: 1994
Title: 1:250,000-scale Hydrologic Units of the United States
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 94-0236
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: HUC205k
Source_Contribution: Data was extracted from this source.
Process_Step:
Process_Description: CUGIR staff extracted those watersheds intersecting New York State, removed extraneous attributes, and reprojected the data to Lat/Lon WGS84.
Process_Date: 20080228
    
  

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: 52

  

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: World Geodetic System 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: Watershed
Entity_Type_Definition: 8-Digit Hydrologic Units
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of the watershed, in square meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: unbounded
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter of the watershed, in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: unbounded
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_NUMBER
Attribute_Definition: Hydrologic Unit Code number
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Hydrologic Unit Codes
Codeset_Source: http://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2294/
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HUC_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Hydrologic Unit Code name
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Hydrologic Unit Codes
Codeset_Source: http://pubs.usgs.gov/wsp/wsp2294/
  

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: ArcView Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.83
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: None
  

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080229
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080229
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Albert R. Mann Library
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time