Precipitation for Idaho; Mean Annual (1961-90)
Shapefile - ppt_id_ics
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Precipitation for Idaho; Mean Annual (1961-90)
Originators: Idaho State Climate Services
Publisher: Idaho State Climate Services
Publication place: Moscow, ID, USA
Publication date: 20000307
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
These data represent mean annual precipitation (in inches) for Idaho for the climatological period 1961-90.  Average annual precipitation is the average of the annual amount of precipitation for a location over a year.  Data used to delineate these boundaries are from Idaho weather stations (1961-90).
Purpose:
These data are intended to serve as a reference for mean annual precipitation for Idaho. No responsibility is assumed by Idaho State Climate Services in the use of these data.
Supplemental information:
Printed map is available at the University of Idaho Moscow Libarary Map Room.  See the following link for more information:  http://uidaho.worldcat.org/oclc/18996905
Dataset credit:
Idaho State Climate Services -- Myron Molnau
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
County: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: ppt_id_ics
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: Shapefile
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Beginning date: 1961
Ending date: 1990
Currentness reference:
Climatological period
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme:
Keywords: Precipitation
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Idaho State
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 Idaho TM
Map units: meters
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Transverse Mercator
Scale factor at central meridian: 0.999600
Longitude of central meridian: -114.000000
Latitude of projection origin: 42.000000
False easting: 2500000.000000
False northing: 1200000.000000
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate resolution: 0.000000
Planar distance units: meters
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222
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 Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 Idaho TM
Boundary Coordinate
Left 2241623.634967 (meters)
Right 2744655.408817 (meters)
Top 1982047.637706 (meters)
Bottom 1198715.467330 (meters)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.531769 (longitude)
East -110.655440 (longitude)
North 49.039293 (latitude)
South 41.946096 (latitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of ppt_id_ics.dbf
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: ppt_id_ics
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 313
Description:
Attributes of the precipitation zones.
Source:
University of Idaho Library
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: FID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
ISO_VAL
Definition:
The isoline values for mean annual precipitation. This value represents the lower number in the range of values that may be present within the polygon. For instance: the value of a polygon bounded by 20" and 25" isolines will be 20. The exception to this rule is in depressions, where the lower range might not be achieved.
Alias: ISO_VAL Type: Number Width: 11
Attribute domain range
Range Value
Minimum 5
Maximum 80
Attribute units of measurement inches
Attribute definition source:
Idaho State Climate Services
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
ppt_id_ics
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 313
Spatial index: FALSE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
ppt_id_ics
Type: G-polygon
Count: 313
Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Topologically structured polygon data / intersections at all arc nodes structured with BUILD, using LINE and POLY options

Polygon and chain-node topology present.
Completeness report:
none
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
varies
Attribute accuracy assessment:
Accuracy values
varies
Explanation:
Isolines are created using both manual and automated techniques.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
+/- 500 meters
Horizontal positional accuracy assessment:
Accuracy values
500
Explanation:
Digitized at 1:250,000 scale, position is accurate to 1/2 kilometer.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
WSTNS
Title: Idaho Weather Stations
Originators: Idaho State Climate Services
Publication date: Unknown
Media: online
Source contribution:
Idaho weather stations
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
unknown
DRG
Title: 1:250,000 scale quadrangle maps
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher: USGS
Publication place: Reston, Virginia
Publication date: Unknown
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: 250000
Media: paper
Source contribution:
1:250000-scale DRG's
Date: Unknown
Currentness reference:
Dates from individual maps.
PPT_ICS
Title: Mean Annual Precipitation in Idaho
Originators: Idaho State Climate Services -- Myron Molnau
Publisher: University of Idaho
Publication place: Moscow, Idaho
Publication date: 199403 Publication time: Unknown
Data type: map
Other citation details:
Additional information can be found at: http://www.uidaho.edu/~climate
Map scale denominator: 250000
Media: online
Source contribution:
File name: precip.e00.Z; Source projection: Lambert (Arc/Info polygon coverage).  Metadata created on 2/16/94 and reviewed on 3/3/94.
Beginning date: 1961
Ending date: 1990
Currentness reference:
Climatoligical period
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Original design and implementation on mylar sheets.
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
Process date: 1992-1993
Process Step 2
Process description:
Mylar sheets digitized, PC ARC/INFO.
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
Process date: 1993
Process Step 3
Process description:
Removed extraneous label points and rebuilt coverage.  Tolerances:  Fuzzy = 78.475, Dangle = 0.1
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
Process date: 19940216
Process Step 4
Process description:
Added iso_val item to the arc and polygon attribute tables to hold data.
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
Process date: 19940217
Process Step 5
Process description:
Made several corrections to the line file, (errors), corrected several mis-labeled polygon iso_val range values, rebuilt coverage to above specs.
Organization: Idaho State Climate Services
Phone: 208-885-7004
Fax: 208-885-7908
Email: climate@uidaho.edu
Hours of service: 0900-1700 Pacific Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
Department of Biological and Agriclutural Engineering
Address:
University of Idaho
Address:
EP425
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-0904
Process date: 19940228
Process Step 6
Process description:
Coverage was projected from Lambert to Idaho Transverse Mercator.
Process date: 19950407
Process Step 7
Process description:
The polygon coverage converted to a shapefile. This metadata recored was created using a hardcopy of the IGIAC metadata form (v3.0) produced by Idaho State Climate Service.
Organization: University of Idaho Library
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208-885-6463
Fax: 208-885-6817
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Box 442350
City: Moscow
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83844-2350
County: USA
Process date: 20000223
Data Source used
PPT_ICS
Title: Mean Annual Precipitation in Idaho
Originators: Idaho State Climate Services -- Myron Molnau
Publisher: University of Idaho
Publication place: Moscow, Idaho
Publication date: 199403 Publication time: Unknown
Data type: map
Other citation details:
Additional information can be found at: http://www.uidaho.edu/~climate
Map scale denominator: 250000
Media: online
Source contribution:
File name: precip.e00.Z; Source projection: Lambert (Arc/Info polygon coverage).  Metadata created on 2/16/94 and reviewed on 3/3/94.
Beginning date: 1961
Ending date: 1990
Currentness reference:
Climatoligical period
Process Step 8
Process description:
Projected from IDTM27 to IDTM83 using ArcToolbox 9.0.
Organization: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Person: Bruce Godfrey
Position: GIS Specialist
Phone: 208.885.6463
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Box 442350
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-2350
Process date: 20060215
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Project_1
Date: 20060215 Time: 104953
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued: Project G:\data\ICS\downdata\ppt_id_ics.zip.shp G:\data\ICS\WebMapping\ppt_id_ics.zip.shp PROJCS['IDTM83',GEOGCS['GCS_North_American_1983',DATUM['D_North_American_1983',SPHEROID['GRS_1980',6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION['Transverse_Mercator'],PARAMETER['False_Easting',2500000.0],PARAMETER['False_Northing',1200000.0],PARAMETER['Central_Meridian',-114.0],PARAMETER['Scale_Factor',0.9996],PARAMETER['Latitude_Of_Origin',42.0],UNIT['Meter',1.0]] NAD_1927_To_NAD_1983_NADCON
Data Distribution Information
General
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.
Resource description:
Downloadable Data
Distribution liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Idaho State Climate Services office, 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: 208.885.6463
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Box 442350
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-2350
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Shapefile (.shp) File Download
Size of the data: 2.300
Transfer size: 2.300
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (HTML)
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [View in ArcMap]
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WMS GetCapabilities File
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WFS GetCapabilities File
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC KML Network Link [View in Google Earth]
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service REST Endpoint (JSON)
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (JSON)
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service SOAP Endpoint (WSDL)
Digital transfer option:
Fees: None
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Non-digital form:
Hard copy map in the UI Moscow Library Map Room:  http://uidaho.worldcat.org/oclc/18996905
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20110406
Language of metadata: en
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: 208.885.6463
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing address
Address:
Box 442350
City: Moscow
State or Province: Idaho
Postal code: 83844-2350
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
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
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Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
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