Metadata: Public Water Access Sites in Minnesota

Public Water Access Sites in Minnesota

This page last updated: 09/27/2017
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


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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 (MNDNR)

Title: Public Water Access Sites in Minnesota

Abstract: This geodatabase contains authoritative GIS data for MNDNR Parks and Trails-administered public water access sites. It also contains information about free public water access sites administered by other organizations.

This geodatabase was derived from the master data within the Parks and Trails Enterprise Information System. This information was validated and deemed current and authoritative in January 2014 and is updated on an as-needed basis as determined by the subject matter expert.

Purpose: This dataset serves as an authoritative GIS resource for public water access sites in Minnesota that are administered by MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails as well as many that are administered by other organizations.

Time Period of Content Date: 09/27/2017

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

Progress: Complete

Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

Spatial Extent of Data:

Bounding Coordinates: -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5

Place Keywords: Minnesota, MN

Theme Keywords: inlandWaters, Facilities, Transportation, Water

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category

Access Constraints:

Use Constraints: Disclaimer: The public water access database is a work in progress and errors do exist. Information in this dataset is deemed reliable, but this is not guaranteed.

Contact Person Information: Nancy Stewart, Water Recreation Consultant
Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5616
Email: nancy.stewart@state.mn.us

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Associated Data Sets:

Section 2: Data Quality

Attribute Accuracy: Attribute data have been quality-checked and verified as accurate and consistent by divisional staff.

Logical Consistency: Data integrity has been verified by divisional staff.

Completeness: Data are deemed complete over the current extent as of the date of publication.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy: Data were collected using either GPS or heads-up digitization.

Vertical Positional Accuracy: NA.

Lineage: This geodatabase was derived from the master data within the Parks and Trails Enterpise Information System.

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:

Vertical Units:

Depth Datum:

Depth Units:

Section 5: Attributes

Overview: Detailed attribute definitions appear in the Table Detail section of this metadata record.

Detailed Citation: None.

Table Detail:
water_access_sites_in_mn_ad - Attribute table. Field names refer to the actual names of fields in the table; displayed field names (aliases) are defined in the field definition where applicable.
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
OBJECTID
-
System-defined unique identifier.ESRI
Shape
-
Feature geometry.ESRI
STABLE_PROD_GUID
-
Unchanging unique identifier for use in Parks and Trails Enterprise Information System.
SHAPE_COLLECTION_METHODenumeratedMethod by which point location data was collected.
1Heads-Up Digitizing
2Global Positioning System
3Unknown
WATER_ACCESS_SITE_NAME
-
Field alias: Access Name. Name of Water Access Site.
ADMINISTRATOR
-
Field alias: Administrator. Name of Organization (or MN DNR Parks and Trails Management Unit) that administers the Water Access Site.
SWAS_COUNTYenumeratedField alias: County Name. County a Water Access Site is associated with for management purposes.
1Aitkin
2Anoka
3Becker
4Beltrami
5Benton
6Big Stone
7Blue Earth
8Brown
9Carlton
10Carver
11Cass
12Chippewa
13Chisago
14Clay
15Clearwater
16Cook
17Cottonwood
18Crow Wing
19Dakota
20Dodge
21Douglas
22Faribault
23Fillmore
24Freeborn
25Goodhue
26Grant
27Hennepin
28Houston
29Hubbard
30Isanti
31Itasca
32Jackson
33Kanabec
34Kandiyohi
35Kittson
36Koochiching
37Lac Qui Parle
38Lake
39Lake of the Woods
40Le Sueur
41Lincoln
42Lyon
43McLeod
44Mahnomen
45Marshall
46Martin
47Meeker
48Mille Lacs
49Morrison
50Mower
51Murray
52Nicollet
53Nobles
54Norman
55Olmsted
56Otter Tail
57Pennington
58Pine
59Pipestone
60Polk
61Pope
62Ramsey
63Red Lake
64Redwood
65Renville
66Rice
67Rock
68Roseau
69St. Louis
70Scott
71Sherburne
72Sibley
73Stearns
74Steele
75Stevens
76Swift
77Todd
78Traverse
79Wabasha
80Wadena
81Waseca
82Washington
83Watonwan
84Wilkin
85Winona
86Wright
87Yellow Medicine
DIRECTIONS
-
Field alias: Directions. Directions to the Water Access Site; usually from the nearest major road.
BOAT_LAUNCH_METHODenumeratedField alias: Launch Type. Manner in which boats are launched at the Water Access Site.
1Carry-In
2Trailer Launch
3Unknown
LAUNCH_SURFACE_TYPEenumeratedField alias: Ramp Surface. Surface type at the launch location at the Water Acccess Site.
1Dirt
2Gravel
3Concrete
5Unknown
BOAT_RAMP_COUNTenumeratedField alias: Number of Ramps. Number of boat ramps at the Water Access Site.
<null>Number of ramps unknown
0No ramps exist
[Positive integer]Number of ramps
BOAT_DOCK_COUNTenumeratedField alias: Number of Docks. Number of boat docks at the Water Access Site.
<null>Number of docks unknown
0No docks exist
[Positive integer]Number of docks
PARKING_LOT_COUNTenumeratedField alias: Number of Parking Lots. Number of parking lots at the Water Access Site.
<null>Number of parking lots unknown
0No parking lots exist
[Positive integer]Number of parking lots
PARKING_LOT_SURFACEenumeratedField alias: Parking Lot Surface. Surface of the primary (if more than one) parking lot at the Water Access Site.
1Dirt
2Grass/Gravel
3Gravel
4Asphalt
5Unknown
CAPACITY_CARS_NON_ADAenumeratedField alias: Car Parking Spaces - Non ADA. Number of car-only parking spaces at the Water Access Site that are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
<null>Number of spaces unknown
0No spaces exist
[Positive integer]Number of spaces
CAPACITY_TRAILERS_NON_ADAenumeratedField alias: Trailer Parking Spaces - Non ADA. Number of car-with-trailer parking spaces at the Water Access Site that are not compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
<null>Number of spaces unknown
0No spaces exist
[Positive integer]Number of spaces
CAPACITY_ALL_PARKING_ADAenumeratedField alias: ADA Parking Spaces. Number of parking spaces at the Water Access Site that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
<null>Number of spaces unknown
0No spaces exist
[Positive integer]Number of spaces
RESTROOM_COUNTenumeratedField alias: Number of Toilets. Number of restrooms at the Water Access Site.
<null>Number of toilets unknown
0No toilets exist
[Positive integer]Number of toilets
DOWNSTREAM_RIVERBANK_SIDE
-
Field alias: River Side (Left/Right). Site location facing downstream (for Water Access Sites on MN State Water Trails only).
WATER_TRAIL_RIVER_MILE
-
Field alias: River Mile. River mile of site (for Water Access Sites on MN State Water Trails only).
WATER_TRAIL_LAM_PRG_PRJ_CODE
-
Field alias: Water Trail ID. ID for State Water Trail accessed by the site (for Water Access Sites on MN State Water Trails only).
DOW_LAKE_NUMBER
-
Field alias: DOW Lake ID. MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources' Lake ID of the lake that is accessed by the Water Access Site (for those Water Access Sites that are located on lakes). Original data source: Division of Ecological and Water Resources.
LAKE_NAME
-
Field alias: Lake Name. Name of the lake associated with Water Access Site (for those Water Access Sites that are located on lakes). Original data source: MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources.
ALTERNATE_LAKE_NAME
-
Field alias: Alternate Lake Name. Alternative name of lake associated with Water Access Site (for those Water Access Sites that are located on lakes). Original data source: MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources.
LAKE_SHORE_LENGTH_MILES
-
Field alias: Shoreline Perimeter (miles). Shoreline perimeter miles including island shoreline; rounded to the nearest mile. Data were not calculated by GIS. Original data source: MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources.
LAKE_AREA_ACRES
-
Field alias: Water Body Acres. Surface area of waterbody in acres; rounded to the nearest acre. Data were not calculated by GIS. Original data source: MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources.
UNIQUE_SWAS_ID
-
Field alias: Unique SWAS ID. Unique identifier. This ID is distinct from the LAM Program Project Code.
MU_ADMIN_COUNT
-
Number of Management Units that administer the Water Access Site.
ORG_ADMIN_COUNT
-
Number of Organizations that administer the Water Access Site.
LAM_PROGRAM_PROJECT_CODE
-
Program Project Code assigned to State Water Access Site by DNR Division of Lands and Minerals. This field is populated for State-owned lands only; no code exists for sites owned by other organizations.
COMMENTS
-
Field alias: Alerts. Time-sensitive public visitor message pertaining to this site (such as construction, closures, etc.).

Section 6: Distribution

Publisher: Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails

Publication Date: 09/23/2014

Contact Person Information: Zeb Thomas, GIS Data Systems Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd
St. Paul, MN  55155-4011
Phone: 651-259-5637
Email: zeb.thomas@state.mn.us

Distributor's Data Set Identifier: loc_water_access_sites

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, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7: Metadata Reference

Metadata Date: 09/27/2017

Contact Person Information: John Lawton, IT Specialist
Minnesota DNR - Parks and Trails, Information Systems Team
500 Lafayette Rd
Saint Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-259-5580
Email: john.lawton@state.mn.us

Metadata Standard Name: Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Standard Version: 1.2



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