National Elevation Dataset for Idaho (1/3 arc second | 10-meter)
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Information used to reference the data.
Title: National Elevation Dataset for Idaho (1/3 arc second | 10-meter)
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), EROS Data Center
Series identification: series
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Sioux Falls, SD
Publication date: 1999
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
This is a series-level metadata record describing 14 digital elevation model (DEM) tiles. The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a National Elevation Dataset (NED). The NED is a seamless mosaic of best-available elevation data. The 7.5-minute elevation data for the conterminous United States are the primary initial source data. In addition to the availability of complete 7.5-minute data, efficient processing methods were developed to filter production artifacts in the existing data, convert to the NAD83 datum, edge-match, and fill slivers of missing data at quadrangle seams. One of the effects of the NED processing steps is a much-improved base of elevation data for calculating slope and hydrologic derivatives. The specifications for the NED 1 arc second and 1/3 arc second data are: Geographic coordinate system Horizontal datum of NAD83, except for AK which is NAD27 Vertical datum of NAVD88, except for AK which is NAVD29 Z units of meters.
Geospatial elevation data are utilized by the scientific and resource management communities for global change research, hydrologic modeling, resource monitoring, mapping, and visualization applications.
Supplemental information:
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 19990201
Ending date: unknown
Currentness reference:
ground condition
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: elevation
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Keywords: National Elevation Dataset, Digital Elevation Model, NED, DEM
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Use constraints:
None. Acknowledgement of the originating agencies would be appreciated in products derived from these data. 
Spatial Reference Information
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -118.439800 (longitude)
East -109.803428 (longitude)
North 49.053682 (latitude)
South 41.417271 (latitude)
Data Distribution Information
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. 
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208.292.1407
Address type: mailing and physical address
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
City: Coeur d'Alene
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83814-2277
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Online Map
Digital transfer option:
Fees: None
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
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Last updated: 20100926
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208.292.1407
Address type: mailing and physical address
1000 West Hubbard Avenue, Suite 242
City: Coeur d'Alene
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83814-2277
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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