Maine Boat Launches Geolibrary


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 20140226
Title: Maine Boat Launches Geolibrary
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract: Depicts state-managed and state-assisted boating facility locations throughout Maine at 1:24000 scale or better recorded by the Boating Facilities Division of the Bureau of Parks & Lands. Maine's Bureau of Parks and Lands, Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and land owners provide access to lakes, ponds, rivers, and the coast at 456 locations. Sites may have gravel or hard-surfaced ramps and may include boarding floats, rest rooms and picnic tables. A few sites have canoe or carry-in access only. Some ramps on tidal waters may be useable only at high tides and are designated "part-tide" facilities. A brochure listing all the boat launches is available by calling (207) 287-4952 or you can view an online version at http://www.state.me.us/doc/parks/programs/boating/index.html .
Purpose: Digital mapping of Maine boating facilities on both coastal and inland waters, and locations of state-managed and state-assisted boat launches in Maine.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Annually
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -71.108872
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.891464
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.356929
South Bounding Coordinate: 43.082373
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: inlandWaters
Theme Keyword: transportation
Theme Keyword: oceans
Theme Keyword: structure
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: boat launch
Theme Keyword: transportation
Theme Keyword: public access
Theme Keyword: recreation
Theme Keyword: emergency preparedness
Theme Keyword: infrastructure
Theme Keyword: society
Theme Keyword: structure
Access Constraints: None
Use Constraints: See access and use constraints information.
Data Set Credit: Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.
Native Data Set Environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.5.0.6491
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Process Step:
Process Description:
The process used to update the information was corrections by field staff, site visits or inspections using gps equipment to capture Lat/Long. Additionally, knowledgeable filed staff located the information with on screen digitizing or using the NAIP 2011 imagery as a background
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: Entity point
Point and Vector Object Count: 551
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: GISVIEW.MEGIS.Boatlnch
Entity Type Definition: point feature class
Entity Type Definition Source: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Attribute:
Attribute Label: ADA
Attribute Definition: access to facility for persons with disability
Attribute Definition Source: Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Law 336 of the 101st Congress, enacted July 26, 1990
Attribute Measurement Frequency: as needed
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GRADE
Attribute Definition: grade of ramp in degrees of slope
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LNGTRAMP
Attribute Definition: length of boat ramp in feet
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Measurement Frequency: as needed
Attribute:
Attribute Label: MCD
Attribute Definition: town or reservation name as listed in "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Minor Civil Divisions"
Attribute Definition Source: For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables".
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OWNSHIP
Attribute Definition: the entity owning the facility and/or the land it sits on.
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Usually a town name. Also a corporation, state agency or other entity.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FEE
Attribute Definition: fee assessed
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: X
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: fee
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FILE_NO
Attribute Definition: unique ID assigned and maintained for each boat launch site by the Boating Facilities Division of the Bureau of Parks & Lands
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LONGITUDE
Attribute Definition: longitude in decimal degrees
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPLBFD GPS
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TYPE
Attribute Definition: type of boat ramp
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LATITUDE
Attribute Definition: latitude in decimal degrees
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPLBFD GPS
Attribute:
Attribute Label: WATER_BODY
Attribute Definition: name of the pond, lake, or river where the boating launch is located
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: WIDRAMP
Attribute Definition: width of boat ramp in feet
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TIDE_COMBO
Attribute Definition: tidal conditions that effect boat ramp use
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TYPERAMP
Attribute Definition: surface type of boat ramp
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FLOATS
Attribute Definition: floats
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: S_OR_L
Attribute Definition: state or local ownership
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute:
Attribute Label: COUNTY
Attribute Definition: Maine county name
Attribute Definition Source: For a current digital copy of Maine counties and county codes (NIST FIPS 55-3), in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: TOILETS
Attribute Definition: toilet facilities
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Measurement Frequency: as needed
Attribute:
Attribute Label: RIGPARK
Attribute Definition: parking capacity suitable for vehicle/trailer combinations
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 0
Range Domain Maximum: 60
Attribute Units of Measure: parking spaces
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GlobalID
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VEHPARK
Attribute Definition: parking capacity suitable for vehicles only
Attribute Definition Source: MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 0
Range Domain Maximum: 99
Attribute Units of Measure: parking places
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview:
BOATLNCH contains attributes that describe location, waterbody, access, and facilities at the boat launch. These include: LONGITUDE, LATITUDE, GEOCODE, MCD, COUNTY, WATERBODY, TYPE of RAMP surface, width, length and grade, TYPE, FLOATS, FEES, FACILITY, MIDAS number, FILE_No, OWNERSHIP, S_Or_L, TIDE COMBO, RIGPARKING, VEHICLE PARKING, ADA, YEAR IN USE,LAT/LONG SOURCE, and LAT/LONG CONFIDENCE. Some town names used by the originator do not correspond to standard common names, as listed in "Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions", 1971. The field MCD was added to list the standard common names used in Maine GIS data sets. MIDAS numbers have been compared for accuracy to MDIFW/MEDEP MIDAS update 2003. MEDEP hydrography names can be related using the MIDAS number. Hydrography feature names in BOATLNCH are those assigned by MEDOCBPL Boating Facilities Division and do not necessarily correspond with either USGS GNIS names or MEDEP hydrography names.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: The ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_length. In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: State House Station #145
City: Augusta
State or Province: Maine
Postal Code: 04333
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 207-624-7700
Contact Electronic Mail Address: OIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact Instructions: Monday through Friday
Resource Description: public access to digital geographic data
Distribution Liability: See access and use constraints information.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: SDE Feature Class
Format Version Number: Arc 10.x
Digital Transfer Option:
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: http://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/
Access Instructions: public access to digital geographic data
Online Option:
Computer Contact Information:
Network Address:
Network Resource Name: Wide Area Network - WAN
Access Instructions: Access is available through Maine's wide area network; WAN users may contact the Maine Office of Information Technology, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems for a login
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20171016
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: (MEDACF) Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Bureau of Parks & Lands
Contact Position: Boating Facilities Program – Director
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: SHS 22
City: Augusta
State or Province: Maine
Postal Code: 04333
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 207-287-4952
Hours: Monday through Friday 0800-1700 EST
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time