The District of Columbia

Wetlands (WetlandPly)

Wetlands (WetlandPly)

by US Fish and Wildlife Service on 06/10/2002

Keywords
About: environment, Hydrologic, Surface And Manmade Features, Wetlands, Land Cover, biota, water
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS, DCGIS

Abstract

National Wetlands Inventory. NWI digital data files are records of wetlands location and classification as defined by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. This dataset is one of a series available in 7.5 minute by 7.5 minute blocks containing ground planimetric coordinates of wetlands point, line, and area features and wetlands attributes. When completed, the series will provide coverage for all of the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. protectorates in the Pacific and Caribbean. The digital data as well as the hardcopy maps that were used as the source for the digital data are produced and distributed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. This dataset was reprojected as part of the DC Geographic Information System (DC GIS) for the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and participating D.C. government agencies.

All DC GIS data is stored and exported in Maryland State Plane coordinates NAD 83 meters.

METADATA CONTENT IS IN PROCESS OF VALIDATION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Purpose

This data is used for the planning and management of Washington, D.C. by local government agencies.

Access constraints

Contact OCTO GIS. Any data obtained outside of OCTO GIS are unauthorized copies.

Use constraints

Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Point of contact

GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Credits

U.S. Fish Wildlife Service

Data accuracy

Accuracy
Data believed to be complete and accurate as of the time period cited. Subject to change. Digital version compared with original source data for accuracy and completeness. In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Logical consistency
In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Polygons intersecting the neatline are closed along the border. Segments making up the outer and inner boundaries of a polygon tie end-to-end to completely enclose the area. Line segments are a set of sequentially numbered coordinate pairs. No duplicate features exist nor duplicate points in a data string. Intersecting lines are separated into individual line segments at the point of intersection. Point data are represented by two sets of coordinate pairs, each with the same coordinate values. All nodes are represented by a single coordinate pair which indicates the beginning or end of a line segment. The neatline is generated by connecting the four corners of the digital file, as established during initialization of the digital file. All data crossing the neatline are clipped to the neatline and data within a specified tolerance of the neatline are snapped to the neatline. Tests for logical consistency are performed by WAMS verification software (USFWS-NWI).

Completeness
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change. Digital version compared with original source data for accuracy and completeness. In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Horizontal positional accuracy
In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Vertical positional accuracy
N/A

Lineage / Sources

  • NWI
    shapefile, boundaries
    NWI
    by National Wetlands Inventory, Fish and Wildlife Service
Lineage / Processes
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
National Wetlands Inventory. NWI digital data files are records of wetlands location and classification as defined by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service. This dataset is one of a series available in 7.5 minute by 7.5 minute blocks containing ground planimetric coordinates of wetlands point, line, and area features and wetlands attributes. When completed, the series will provide coverage for all of the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Alaska, and U.S. protectorates in the Pacific and Caribbean. The digital data as well as the hardcopy maps that were used as the source for the digital data are produced and distributed by the U.S. Fish Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory project. This dataset was reprojected as part of the DC Geographic Information System (DC GIS) for the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) by participating D.C. government agencies. All DC GIS data is stored and exported in Maryland State Plane coordinates NAD 83 meters.

Distribution

Most DC GIS datasets can be downloaded from "http://dcgis.dc.gov" on the data center page. Orders can also be made by contacting OCTO GIS at "dcgis@dc.gov", especially for datasets not available for download.

Distribution liability
Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Distributed by
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Entity

DCGIS.WetlandPly

Attributes

  • OBJECTID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • WETLAND_ID
    unique id
  • DESC_
    OCTO GIS sequential identifier
  • GIS_ID
    wetland name
  • NAME
    wetland id
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    wetland description
  • SHAPE.LEN
    Coverage artifact
  • SHAPE.LEN / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • SHAPE.AREA

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 06/26/2008

Provided by
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm