BWCA boundary based on the 1978 legislation

This page last updated: 10/09/2014
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Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota DNR - Division of Lands & Minerals
Title BWCA boundary based on the 1978 legislation
Abstract This boundary is based on the legal description of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, in accordance with Public Law 95-495 dated October 21, 1978. To make the boundary line up with other data, such as ownership mapped using PLS40NE3, this boundary is based on existing data whenever possible, using PLS40NE3, DNRLKPY3, CTYBDNE2, 1:24000 DRGs, and in several instances, insertion of lines based on the description (for example, connecting two parts of a sixteenth line, when the description indicates that the boundary continues on that line, even though the line does not exist in the Public Land Survey because it would fall within a meandered water body.
Purpose To provide an administrative boundary for the BWCA that is based on the legal description and consistent with existing GIS layers used within the Minnesota DNR.
Time Period of Content Date
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Maintenance and Update Frequency
Spatial Extent of Data Northeast Minnesota covering the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness
Bounding Coordinates -92.439230
-90.147331
48.253256
47.783106
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords boundaries
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Contact Person Information Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
Fax: (651) 296-5939
Email: renee.johnson@state.mn.us
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Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Source layer bwcawpy3.shp: Variable, depending on source material for the feature.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Source layer bwcawpy3.shp: Not Applicable
Lineage

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
boundary_waters_canoe_area_wilderness - Feature Class Attribute Table
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
BWCA_UNITenumeratedBWCA Administrative Unit
CentralBWCA Central Unit
EasternBWCA Eastern Unit
SouthwestBWCA Southwestern Unit


Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota DNR - Division of Lands & Minerals
Publication Date 2002-12-28 00:00:00.0
Contact Person Information Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier bdry_boundary_waters_canoe_area
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online: www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/data_software_license.html
Ordering Instructions Please visit the download page for this dataset on the Minnesota Geospatial Commons website using the web link below (Online Linkage).
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process or link to download information. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 10/09/2014
Contact Person Information Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
Fax: (651) 296-5939
Email: renee.johnson@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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