Metadata: Ruffed Grouse Management Areas

Ruffed Grouse Management Areas

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  1. Overview
  2. Data Quality
  3. Data Organization
  4. Coordinate System
  5. Attributes
  6. Distribution - Get Data
  7. Metadata Reference

Section 1: Overview

Originator:Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Title: Ruffed Grouse Management Areas

Abstract: This is a polygon shapefile of sites managed for ruffed grouse by MN DNR (Department of Natural Resources); sometimes in cooperation with other public land management agencies. Ruffed Grouse Management Areas (RGMA) are managed to provide forest age-class diversity to provide excellent habitat for ruffed grouse, woodcock, and other early-successional wildlife species. These areas may or may not contain trails maintained to facilitate hunting. Off-highway vehicles generally are not allowed on RGMAs.

Purpose: To provide natural resource managers and the pubic with the locations of areas managed for ruffed grouse.

Time Period of Content Date: 07/27/2017

Currentness Reference: Time Period of Content date indicates the date which the user can be confident of accuracy and completeness of the dataset.

Progress: In work

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -95.82446
-91.68951
49.02439
45.9073

Place Keywords: Minnesota, MN

Theme Keywords: wildlife, forest, habitat, ruffed grouse, hunting

Theme Keyword Thesaurus:

Access Constraints: No special restrictions beyond those described in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement

Use Constraints: No special restrictions beyond those described in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement

Contact Person Information: Bruce Anderson, GIS Support Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Wildlife
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Phone: 218-327-4105
Email: Bruce.J.Anderson@state.mn.us

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Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy: Source table BDRY_ADWMAPY3.DBF: The names of WMAs have been identified accurately. Other attributes have varying levels of accuracy.

Logical Consistency: Data are topologically correct using ArcView 3.x. All polygons are closed and lines intersect where intended.

Completeness: This coverage is not complete. These data are updated by the Wildlife Administrative areas, as needed.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

Lineage: Attribute Lineage for source table BDRY_ADWMAPY3.DBF: See "Wildlife Management Area/Geographic Information System Project Standards Version 1.3"
rgmaply2_01082013

Source Scale: 24000

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

Vertical Datum: Not Applicable

Vertical Units: Not Applicable

Depth Datum: Not Applicable

Depth Units: Not Applicable

Section 5: Attributes

Overview:

Detailed Citation:

Table Detail:

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Division of Fish & Wildlife

Publication Date: 02/21/2013

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota DNR - GIS
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: bdry_ruffed_grouse_mgmt_areas

Distribution Liability: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources General Geographic Data License Agreement is online: http://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, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 2017-11-14 15:04:40

Contact Person Information: Bruce Anderson, GIS Support Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Wildlife
1201 East Highway 2
Grand Rapids, MN  55744
Phone: 218-327-4105
Email: Bruce.J.Anderson@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2



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