Environmental Benefits Index Top Five Percent Areas (EBI300T5)

This page last updated: 02/10/2017
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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
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7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Title Environmental Benefits Index Top Five Percent Areas (EBI300T5)
Abstract This layer is based on the Environmental Benefits Index (EBI) data layer developed by the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) and the University of Minnesota. More information about the EBI is available from the BWSR web site here:

www.bwsr.state.mn.us/ecological_ranking

The data layer ebi300t5 was created by selecting the five percent of the area of each major watershed (HUC8) in Minnesota with the highest EBI scores. A conditional statement was then used to import land cover data from the 2011 National Land Cover Database (NLCD) into the highlighted areas. The NLCD used was reclassed from 16 to seven land cover classes according to the following:

NLCD | Reclassed NLCD
11 Water
21, 22, 23, 24 Urban
31 Barren
41, 42, 43, 52 Forest
71, 81 GrassHay
82 Crops
90, 95 Wetlands
Purpose This layer identifies areas in Minnesota that have high potential for precipitation runoff and soil erosion.
Time Period of Content Date 02/10/2017
Currentness Reference Original EBI300 data layer completed in June 2011. Top Five Percent data layer completed in May 2014. Updated with 2011 NLCD data in February 2017.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.268466
-91.017385
49.396236
43.438097
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Land cover, water quality, soil erosion
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints No access constraints
Use Constraints No use constraints
Contact Person Information Thomas Pearson, Research Analyst
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
520 Lafayette Road North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2644
Email: thomas.pearson@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic None
Associated Data Sets None

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy 30-meter resolution
Logical Consistency NA
Completeness NA
Horizontal Positional Accuracy NA
Vertical Positional Accuracy NA
Lineage This data layer was derived from the original EBI300 data set from the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources and the University of Minnesota. www.bwsr.state.mn.us/ecological_ranking

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
Cell Width 30
Cell Height 30

Section 5 Attributes
Overview The field DESCR was developed using a reclassed version of the 2006 National Land Cover Database (NLCD). The NLCD was reclassed from 16 to seven land cover classes according to the following:

NLCD | Reclassed NLCD

11 Water
21, 22, 23, 24 Urban
31 Barren
41, 42, 43, 52 Forest
71, 81 GrassHay
82 Crops
90, 95 Wetlands
Detailed Citation 2006 National Land Cover Database (NLCD)

http://www.mrlc.gov/nlcd2006.php
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Publication Date 02/10/2017
Contact Person Information David Fawcett, Spatial Database Administrator
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
520 Lafayette Rd N
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2350
Email: david.fawcett@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier
Distribution Liability Reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data on which this analysis is based. However, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or suitability for any implied uses of these data. For more information, see http://www.pca.state.mn.us/clyp45
Ordering Instructions Requests for this data should go to the contact person on this page at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Online Linkage None available

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 02/10/2017
Contact Person Information Thomas Pearson, Research Analyst
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
520 Lafayette Road North
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-757-2644
Email: thomas.pearson@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Metadata Standard
Metadata Standard Version Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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