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FEDLANP020 - Federal Lands and Indian Reservations of the United States

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200310
Title:
FEDLANP020 - Federal Lands and Indian Reservations of the United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Online_Linkage: <http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set consists of federally owned or administered lands and Indian Reservations of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The data set was created by extracting federal and Indian land polygon features from the individual 1:2,000,000-scale State boundary Digital Line Graph (DLG) files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These files were then appended into a single coverage. Only areas of 640 acres or more are included. There may be private in holdings within the boundaries of Federal lands or Indian Reservations in this data set. This is a revised version of the April, 2003, data set.
Purpose:
These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information:
Linear federally-owned or administered land features such as national parkways, wild and scenic rivers, etc. of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the National Atlas Federal Land Features of the United States - Parkways and Scenic Rivers data set.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 2003
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.133392
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.788208
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.340698
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.674692
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Federal lands
Theme_Keyword: Polygon
Theme_Keyword: Agricultural Research Service
Theme_Keyword: Air Force
Theme_Keyword: Army Corps of Engineers
Theme_Keyword: Army
Theme_Keyword: Bureau of Prisons
Theme_Keyword: Bureau of Reclamation
Theme_Keyword: Central Intelligence Agency
Theme_Keyword: Department of Defense
Theme_Keyword: Department of Energy
Theme_Keyword: Department of Transportation
Theme_Keyword: Forest Reserve
Theme_Keyword: General Services Administration
Theme_Keyword: Indian Reservations
Theme_Keyword: Marine Corps
Theme_Keyword: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Theme_Keyword: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Theme_Keyword: National Battlefield
Theme_Keyword: National Battlefield Park
Theme_Keyword: National Capital Park
Theme_Keyword: National Conservation Area
Theme_Keyword: National Fish Hatchery
Theme_Keyword: National Forest
Theme_Keyword: National Grassland
Theme_Keyword: National Historic Park
Theme_Keyword: National Historic Site
Theme_Keyword: National Lakeshore
Theme_Keyword: National Mall
Theme_Keyword: National Memorial
Theme_Keyword: National Military Park
Theme_Keyword: National Monument
Theme_Keyword: National Park
Theme_Keyword: National Parkway
Theme_Keyword: National Preserve
Theme_Keyword: National Recreation Area
Theme_Keyword: National Reserve
Theme_Keyword: National River
Theme_Keyword: National Scenic Area
Theme_Keyword: National Seashore
Theme_Keyword: National Wild and Scenic River
Theme_Keyword: National Wildlife Refuge
Theme_Keyword: Navy
Theme_Keyword: Open Water
Theme_Keyword: Public Domain Land
Theme_Keyword: Purchase Unit Block
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Coast Guard
Theme_Keyword: United States Department of Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: Waterfowl Production Area
Theme_Keyword: Wilderness
Theme_Keyword: Wilderness Study Area
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife Management Area
Theme_Keyword: Bureau of Indian Affairs
Theme_Keyword: Bureau of Land Management
Theme_Keyword: Department of Justice
Theme_Keyword: Forest Service
Theme_Keyword: Fish and Wildlife Service
Theme_Keyword: National Park Service
Theme_Keyword: Tennessee Valley Authority
Theme_Keyword: BIA
Theme_Keyword: BLM
Theme_Keyword: BOR
Theme_Keyword: CIA
Theme_Keyword: DOD
Theme_Keyword: DOE
Theme_Keyword: DOJ
Theme_Keyword: DOT
Theme_Keyword: FS
Theme_Keyword: FWS
Theme_Keyword: GSA
Theme_Keyword: MWAA
Theme_Keyword: NASA
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: TVA
Theme_Keyword: USDA
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: National Atlas
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: USA
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard 10-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: Arkansas
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Colorado
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: District of Columbia
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Iowa
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Place_Keyword: Kentucky
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Michigan
Place_Keyword: Minnesota
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Missouri
Place_Keyword: Montana
Place_Keyword: Nebraska
Place_Keyword: Nevada
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New Mexico
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: North Dakota
Place_Keyword: Ohio
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: South Dakota
Place_Keyword: Tennessee
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Utah
Place_Keyword: Vermont
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: West Virginia
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin
Place_Keyword: Wyoming
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mark Brooks
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 561 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-5423
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: atlasmail@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Overview image showing the extent and coverage of the USGS National Atlas federal lands data layer.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020_eastcoast.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image showing detail of the U.S. Federal Lands data layer for the U.S. East Coast.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020_gomex.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image showing detail of the U.S. Federal Lands data layer for the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020_westcoast.gif>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image showing detail of the U.S. Federal Lands data layer for the U.S. West Coast.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Using ESRI's Arc/INFO GIS software, the data set was checked for label errors, dangling nodes, and intersections. Polygon topology was built for the data set using the BUILD command.
Completeness_Report:
This data set includes federal land and Indian reservation polygon features for all 50 of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The minimum map resolution is 640 acres or one square mile. Generally, features under this size are not shown.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
In DLG format, files underwent comparison to a graphic source or image source to assess digital positional accuracy. During conversion to Arc/INFO coverage format and the process to append the States together, node snapping and fuzzy tolerances may have caused minimal positional shifts.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph Data - Boundaries
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 2MILBD
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: Federal Land Features of the U.S. (polygon)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Internal file
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 1997
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP97
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 199806
Title: Federal Land Features of the U.S. (polygon)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP98
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Park Service, Water Resources Division
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: National Park System Boundary Data set
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Collins, CO
Publisher: National Park Service, Water Resources Division
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1943
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NPS-BND99
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resources Information System
Publication_Date: 1990
Title: Arizona Wilderness Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Phoenix, Arizona
Publisher:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resources Information System
Online_Linkage: <http://www.land.state.az.us/alris/index.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1990
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: AZ-WLD90
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Geosciences Team
Originator: Dave Taylor (ed.)
Publication_Date: 20000503
Title:
BLM Wilderness Areas for the State of Colorado, 24K (Polygon) (Line)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lakewood, Colorado
Publisher: BLM, Colorado State Office
Online_Linkage: <http://www.co.blm.gov:80/metadata/cothemes.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000503
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CO-WLD00
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bureau of Land Management, Colorado State Office, Geosciences Team, Dave Taylor (ed.)
Publication_Date: 20000503
Title:
BLM Wilderness Study Areas for the State of Colorado, 24K (Polygon) (Line)
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lakewood, Colorado
Publisher: BLM, Colorado State Office
Online_Linkage: <http://www.co.blm.gov:80/metadata/cothemes.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000503
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CO-WSA00
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Earth Data Analysis Center
Publication_Date: 19970101
Title: Wilderness Areas of New Mexico
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Publisher: Earth Data Analysis Center
Online_Linkage: <http://rgis.unm.edu/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19970101
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NM-WLD97
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division
Publication_Date: 2000
Title:
2000 American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Hawaiian Home Lands
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division
Online_Linkage: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/bdy_files.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NA99_2000
Source_Contribution: Spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200010
Title: Federal Lands and Indian Reservations of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP2000
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200310
Title: Wilderness Areas of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-WILDP2003
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200304
Title: Federal Lands and Indian Reservations of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP0304
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The 2MILBD files were originally digitized by the National Mapping Division based on the sectional maps contained in 'The National Atlas of the United States of America' published by the USGS in 1970. The sectional maps were updated during 1978-1981 and digitized in the early 1980's. The data were updated in 1995 using 1:1,000,000-scale and 1:2,000,000-scale BLM state base maps. These data were published on CD-ROM in 1995 as State tiles in DLG optional format. Using Arc/INFO software, the updated DLG optional format files were converted to Arc/INFO coverages using the DLGARC command. The numeric DLG attribute codes were translated to their text equivalents. For example, the DLG code '097 0363' was translated to 'National Park NPS'. Only land and attribute information were extracted for inclusion. Proper names were added to specific Federal lands. The States were then paneled together with the APPEND command. "Slivers" created during the paneling process were identified and deleted using the ELIMINATE command. The attribute AGBUR, which contains the name of the owning or administering agency or bureau, was added for plotting purposes. The data were converted to shapefile format for use in National Atlas applications and for distribution to the public.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 2MILBD
Process_Date: 1997
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP97
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In 1998, topological errors introduced when the State files were paneled were corrected. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was added. Coding of Lake Tahoe was corrected, and Fort Frederica, GA was deleted because it was smaller than the minimum area of 640 acres.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP97
Process_Date: 199803
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The URL for Glacier National Park was corrected.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP97
Process_Date: 199805
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP98
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Several new federal lands were established since 1998. Those that meet the minimum mapping criterion of 640 acres (1 square mile) were added.

They are:

 1) Headwaters Forest Reserve, California (Bureau of Land Management)
 2) Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve, Kansas (National Park Service)
 3) Opal Creek Wilderness, Oregon (Forest Service)
 4) Dugger Mountain Wilderness, Alabama (Forest Service)
 5) Otay Mountain Wilderness, California (Bureau of Land Management)
 6) Gunnison Gorge Wilderness, Colorado (Bureau of Land Management)
 7) Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado (National Park Service)-formerly Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
 8) Agua Fria National Monument, California (Bureau of Land Management)
 9) California Coastal National Monument, California (Bureau of Land Management)
10) Sequoia National Monument, California (Forest Service)
11) Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Colorado (Bureau of Land Management)
12) Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management)
13) Ironwood Forest National Monument, Arizona (Bureau of Land Management)
14) Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, Oregon (Bureau of Land Management)
15) Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, Colorado (Bureau of Land Management)
16) Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge, Vermont (Fish and Wildlife Service)
Data sets were obtained from the State, regional, or field offices of the federal agencies which own or administer the newly created lands. The data were re-projected, generalized, and integrated into the existing federal lands data set. Hanford Reach National Monument, Washington (Fish and Wildlife Service) and the expansion of Pinnacles National Monument (National Park Service) are not included in this release. The California Coastal National Monument consists of thousands of Bureau of Land Management-administered islands, rocks, exposed reefs, and pinnacles above high mean tide, within twelve nautical miles of the shoreline, between Oregon and Mexico. The National Monument is shown in the Federal Lands data set as a polygon which encloses this area.

All National Park Service lands in the existing Federal Lands data set were reviewed using a national boundary coverage, NPS-BND99. Some adjustments were made to resolve discrepancies between National Park Service data and existing National Atlas boundary data.

An inventory of all wilderness areas was conducted in cooperation with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. Wildernesses that were missing and that were larger than the minimum map resolution of 640 acres were acquired from the State, regional, or field offices of the land-owning agencies. The data sets were re-projected, generalized, and integrated into the existing Federal Lands data set. Newly established wilderness areas were also acquired and integrated into the data set. Eighty-six wilderness areas were added as a result of this effort.

The accuracy of wilderness names was reviewed in cooperation with the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. Name changes were made to resolve misspellings or incorrectly named features.

Wilderness area boundaries in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Colorado were reviewed and, in some cases, re-aligned. Arizona wilderness areas and wilderness study areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service, and National Park Service were reviewed with AZ-WLD90. California wilderness areas managed by the BLM were reviewed using Information the Sacramento office. Colorado wildernesses and wilderness study areas were reviewed with CO-WLD00 and CO-WSA00, respectively. New Mexico wilderness areas were reviewed with NM-WLD97, which includes wilderness areas managed by the BLM, Fish and Wildlife Service, the Forest Service, and the National Park Service.

An inventory of National Wildlife Refuges was conducted to ensure completeness of refuge data. Fifteen new refuges were added using data sets from regional or field offices of the Fish and Wildlife Service. Five additional refuges that meet the minimum mapping resolution of 640 acres could not be included because data were not available.

Military installations were reviewed with respect to base closure data provided by the Department of Defense Environmental Cleanup Office on their website (<http://www.dtic.mil/envirodod/>). Installations that have closed or are scheduled to close have a notation after the installation name; for example: Loring Air Force Base (Closed); Kelly Air Force Base (Scheduled to close).

Several Army Corps of Engineer lakes were reviewed with 1:100,000 scale topographic maps. Approximately 70 shorelines were adjusted.

In 1998, the National Atlas of the United States published a 1:7,500,00 scale map of Federal and Indian Lands. Corrections made in the preparation of this map were incorporated into the Federal Lands polygon data set. Approximately 60 corrections were made. They included name changes, spelling corrections, and addition and deletion of lands.

Several lands were deleted that were incorrectly attributed as Wilderness Study Areas. They are: Book Cliffs Instant Study Area, Utah; Devils Garden Natural Area, California; Blue Range Primitive Area, Arizona; and Joshua Tree National Landmark, Utah.

The two Veterans Administration Hospitals that had been included in the data were deleted. Although they had met the minimum mapping resolution of 640 acres, they were not the largest Veterans Administration in terms of capacity (number of beds). A determination will be made whether or not to include Veterans Administration hospitals prior to the next release of the data.

Digital Line Graph data that had not been complete at the time of the first release were incorporated into the data set.

The attributes were reorganized to better represent multi-coded features. In general, polygons which represent two or more feature classes, where one feature class is contained in another (e.g. a wilderness area inside a forest), have the smaller or 'contained' feature as Feature1 and the larger feature as Feature2. Similarly, the feature referenced as Feature3 will contain the land in Feature2.

Approximately 500 new URL addresses were added to link Federal Land features to agency websites.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP98
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NPS-BND99
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: AZ-WLD90
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CO-WLD00
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CO-WSA00
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NM-WLD97
Process_Date: 2000
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS_FEDLNP2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The boundary of Superior National Forest was corrected. The Jicarilla Indian Reservation was added, and minor adjustments were made to the boundary of the Hopi Indian Reservation in Arizona.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP98
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-FEDLNP2000
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NA99_2000
Process_Date: 200302
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS_FEDLNP0304
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Minor boundary and name modifications were performed on approximately 30 wilderness areas. Priest Wilderness and Three Ridges Wilderness in Virginia and Spanish Peaks Wilderness in Colorado were added. The URLs for all wilderness areas were updated. The location of Tinker Air Force Base was corrected.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-WILDP2003
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS_FEDLNP0304
Process_Date: 200310
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: fedlanp020

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: 50426

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: 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: fedlanp020
Entity_Type_Definition:
Lands of 640 acres or more owned or administered by the Federal government of the United States, or Indian Reservations of the United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polygon
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2-dimensional element
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI GIS software
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
The size of the shape in square coverage units. In the distributed file, coverage units represent decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.00
Range_Domain_Maximum: 21.165
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
The perimeter of shape in coverage units. In the distributed file, coverage units represent decimal degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.008
Range_Domain_Maximum: 392.287
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEDLANP020
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 50427
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: integer count
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE1
Attribute_Definition:
The primary or only type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute describes the smaller or 'contained' land.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Valid Attribute Codes for 1:2,000,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs <http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/ti/DLG/2mdug95.html#A>
Codeset_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Forest Reserve BLM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: An area established for the protection of forest resources.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: National Monument BLM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area established for the protection of historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, or other objects of historic or scientific interest.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Null
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The area does not represent a Federal land type or Indian Reservation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Other BLM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area administered by BLM, other than Forest Reserves, National Conservation Areas, National Monuments, National Recreation Areas, public domain land, Wildernesses, or Wilderness Study Areas.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: United States Department of Agriculture USDA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area administered by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE2
Attribute_Definition:
The secondary type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute, in general, describes a land that surrounds or 'contains' the land referenced in Feature1. Feature2 may also be coded as 'Open Water' if a part of the Federal or Indian property referenced in Feature1 includes water.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Valid Attribute Codes for 1:2,000,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs <http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/ti/DLG/2mdug95.html#A>
Codeset_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: National Monument BLM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An area established for the protection of historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, or other objects of historic or scientific interest.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: There is no secondary Federal land or Indian Reservation type.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FEATURE3
Attribute_Definition:
The tertiary type of Federal or Indian land and the owning agency. Where a polygon represents multiple Federal or Indian land types, this attribute, in general, describes a land that surrounds or 'contains' the land referenced in Feature2. Feature3 may also be coded as 'Open Water' if a part of the Federal or Indian property referenced in Feature1 includes water.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Valid Attribute Codes for 1:2,000,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs <http://mapping.usgs.gov/www/ti/DLG/2mdug95.html#A>
Codeset_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: There is no tertiary Federal land or Indian Reservation type.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AGBUR
Attribute_Definition: A code for the owning or administering agency.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BIA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BLM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Bureau of Land Management.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BOR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Bureau of Reclamation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: DOD
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Department of Defense.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Federal land owned or administered by the Forest Service.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FWS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NPS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the National Park Service.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OTHER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by one of the following: 1) Agricultural Research Service; 2) Bureau of Prisons; 3) Central Intelligence Agency; 4) Department of Energy; 5) Department of Transportation; 6) General Services Administration; 7) Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; 8) National Aeronautics and Space Administration; 9) U.S. Coast Guard; 10) U.S. Department of Agriculture
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TVA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federal land owned or administered by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The area is not Federal land or an Indian Reservation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: URL
Attribute_Definition:
The URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, is the address of a page on the World Wide Web. The address, which provides the basis for establishing an electronic link from a client to the physical location of the page on an Internet server, consists of a server name, file path, and the page's file name. A URL in this data set is usually the address of a Federal agency website. For example, <http://okefenokee.fws.gov/> is the address of a page that describes the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME1
Attribute_Definition: The name associated with Feature1.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME2
Attribute_Definition: The name associated with Feature2.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME3
Attribute_Definition: The name associated with Feature3.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: There is no predefined set of valid names.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The two digit State code for the State in which the Federal land or Indian Reservation is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; FIPS PUB 5-2
Codeset_Source:
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The area is not Federal land or an Indian Reservation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
The two digit State code for the State in which the Federal land or Indian Reservation is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; FIPS PUB 5-2.
Codeset_Source:
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The area is not Federal land or an Indian Reservation.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-5920
Contact_Instructions:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>.
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data: fedlanp020 - U.S. Federal Lands
Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Transfer_Size: 55.141
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD_ROM
Recording_Format: tar
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SDTS
Transfer_Size: 55.141
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD_ROM
Recording_Format: tar
Fees:
There is no charge for the online option. For National Atlas files ordered on CD-ROM there is a base price of $45.00 per disc, a handling fee of $5.00, and a per-file charge based on file size. The charge for files less than 10 megabytes in size is $1.00. The charge for files that range in size from 10 to 150 megabytes is $7.50. The charge for files of 150 megabytes or larger is $15.00. The charge is $7.50 for the Federal Lands and Indian Reservations of the United States data set.
Ordering_Instructions:
To order files on CD-ROM, please see <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html#q12>.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Position: Information Technology Specialist, GIS Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data: fedlanp020 - U.S. Federal Lands
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
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Format_Information_Content:
Zip file containing the shapefile components, browse graphic, and an ASCII version of the metadata file.
File_Decompression_Technique: Winzip 8.0
Transfer_Size: 55.139
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov/GISdata/basemaps/boundaries/fedlands/fedlanp020.zip>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD_ROM
Recording_Format: tar
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS® or ArcView® 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data. A free data viewer, arcexplorer, is available from ESRI at www.esri.com.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040726
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: 561 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_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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