USDA Plant Hardiness Zones of Idaho
Shapefile - USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones of Idaho
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publisher: Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Publication place: Moscow, ID USA
Publication date: 20060501
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
This data set portrays U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones of Idaho. Plant hardiness zones indicate the approximate planting times for various plants by temperature zones.

The exact way in which this data set was created is unknown.  The file is thought to have originated at The Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC) for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is located in Fort Worth, TX.  Steve Nechero, 817-509-3366 or Larry Davis, 817-509-3378 may have more information.  Mr. Nechero was pretty confident that it had been copied from the print version.  The original map maker, Mr. M. Kramer (kramer@mesamity.com) stated that the map was prepared in 22 or 26 plates and then pieced together. He assumes that a "heads-up" digitizing was done from a JPG version of the plate.
Purpose:
This data set was developed for the purpose displaying U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones of Idaho.  Care should be taken using this data set as the original source scale is unknown.  No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service or the Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse in the use of these data.
Language of dataset: en
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: Shapefile
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.0 (Build 6002) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
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: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones, Plant Hardiness Zones, Hardiness Zones
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 2242041.026924 (meters)
Right 2744665.488867 (meters)
Top 1981902.549365 (meters)
Bottom 1198684.405158 (meters)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
Boundary Coordinate
West -117.525983 (longitude)
East -110.655390 (longitude)
North 49.037988 (latitude)
South 41.945954 (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 USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 45
Description:
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone
Source:
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
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
ZONE
Definition:
USDA plant hardiness zone
Alias: ZONE Type: String Width: 3
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name USDA plant hardiness zones
Source
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
TEMP_C
Definition:
Temperature range in degrees celcius
Alias: TEMP_C Type: String Width: 15
Attribute values: Temperature ranges in 5 degrees F increments.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
TEMP_F
Definition:
Temperature in degrees fahrenheit
Alias: TEMP_F Type: String Width: 15
Attribute values: Temperature ranges in 5 degrees F increments.
Attribute definition source:
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 45
Spatial index: TRUE
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
USDAPlantZones_id_igdc
Type: G-polygon
Count: 45
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:
No report.
Completeness report:
No report.
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
USDA
Title: USDA Plant Hardiness Zones Map
Originators: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication date: Unknown
Data type: map
Map scale denominator: unknown
Media: unknown
Source contribution:
The USDA is pretty confident that this digital file was"heads-up" digitizing from a JPG version of 22 or 26 plates of an original hardcopy map.
Date: unknown
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
The original data set was received via e-mail from Forrest Stanley, a student at the University of Idaho.  He acquired it from Roger Hirschman at the NRCS office in Boise, Idaho in the summer of 2004.

The shapefile was projected from Albers to IDTM83.

The projection parameters for the original file were:

Projection    ALBERS
Datum         NAD27
Zunits        NO
Units         METERS
Spheroid      CLARKE1866
Xshift        0.0000000000
Yshift        0.0000000000
Parameters
 29 30  0.000 /* 1st standard parallel
 45 30  0.000 /* 2nd standard parallel
-96  0  0.000 /* central meridian
 23  0  0.000 /* latitude of projection's origin
0.00000 /* false easting (meters)
0.00000 /* false northing (meters)
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: 20060426
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Project_1
Date: 20060426 Time: 130805
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued: Project Y:\data\IGDC\history\USDAHardinessZones\plantzones.shp Y:\data\IGDC\history\USDAHardinessZones\usdaplantzones_id_igdc.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_DEF_1976_To_NAD_1983_NTv2_Ontario
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 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
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing and physical address
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: ESRI Shapefile (.shp)
Size of the data: 0.046
Transfer size: 0.046
Digital transfer option:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Layer File (.lyr)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WMS
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Digital form:
Format name: OGC WFS
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Digital form:
Format name: KML (Google Earth)
Digital transfer option:
Fees: None
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20110307
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: 208.292.1407
Email: bgodfrey@uidaho.edu
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
1031 N. Academic Way, 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
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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