Idaho Birding Trails - Sites
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Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Idaho Birding Trails - Sites
Originators: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Publisher: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Publication place: 600 S. Walnut, Boise, Idaho, 83712
Publication date: 20110816
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
The Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail, the birding trail represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage. Twenty-two sites are designated as Blue Ribbon sites. These are "the best of the best" bird viewing opportunities in Idaho. A state House resolution in 2006 recognizes the Idaho Birding Trail as the official state birding trail.
Purpose:
This dataset visually depicts geographic points that are helpful for finding Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) birding sites and routes. Each point was matches up with the sites and routes described on the IBT website (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/ibt/).
Supplemental information:
If you discover any errors or have any questions regarding this dataset please email the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System (IFWIS) contact at ifwis@idfg.idaho.gov OR pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Dataset credit:
This data set was developed by Pamela Bond Idaho Fish and Game, August 2011.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pam Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: 208-287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
600 S. Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.2.3552
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: environment, biota
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme:
Keywords: Idaho, Idaho Fish and Game, wildlife viewing, birding, bird watching, wildlife
Keyword thesaurus: none.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
IDFG offers free, unrestricted access and use of this data. Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Use constraints:
The data represented in this file is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge but is considered a best representation only.  Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Idaho Fish and Game does not assume liability.  No warranty expressed or implied is made by Idaho Fish and Game regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute such warranty.
Cross Reference
Information about other, related data sets that are likely to be of interest.
Title: Idaho Birding Trail Website
Originators: Idaho Fish and Game - Watchable Wildlife Program
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.
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Longitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid name: WGS 1984
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257223563
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 -117.053168 (longitude)
East -110.955268 (longitude)
North 48.955993 (latitude)
South 42.058198 (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.
Entity and attribute overview:
2004 NAIP imagery and multiple GIS layers, such as roads, hydrography, GNIS, etc. were used to desiginate each point.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of IdahoBirdingTrail_Sites
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Description:
Point Locations associated with Idaho Birding Trails 
Source:
pbond, IDFG
Attributes
FID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
Name
Definition:
Name of the IBL site.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, IDFG
Region
Definition:
Name of the region the IBT site is in.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
Site_ID
Definition:
The site ID given on the IBL website.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
Zoom
Definition:
For display purposes - 1=large-scale, 2=small-scale
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
Label_Name
Definition:
The name that will appear as the label when zoomed out.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
Weblink_ID
Definition:
The birding site weblink ID.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
Weblink
Definition:
The IBT weblink for the site.
Attribute definition source:
pbond, idfg
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
Feature class
Type: Entity point
Count: 419
Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Idaho Birding Trail Website
Title: Idaho Birding Trail Website
Originators: Idaho Watchable Wildlife, Deniz Aygen - IDFG, Watchable Wildlife Program Coordinator
Source contribution:
The Idaho Birding Trail (IBT) is a network of sites and side-trips that provides the best viewing opportunities to see birds in Idaho. With 175 sites and about 2,000 miles of trail, the birding trail represents a collection of bird watching hotspots, diverse habitats, and a glimpse of Idaho's rich natural heritage. Twenty-two sites are designated as Blue Ribbon sites. These are "the best of the best" bird viewing opportunities in Idaho. 
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:
See access and use constraints information.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pam Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: 208-287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
600 S. Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Geospatial Data Download Page (CSV, KML, SHP, JSON)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Digital form:
Format name: ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (HTML)
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Available Time Period
Time when data is available from the distributer.
Date: 20110816
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20150529
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Person: Pamela Bond
Position: GIS Analyst
Phone: 208-287-2724
Email: pam.bond@idfg.idaho.gov
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
600 S. Walnut
City: Boise
State or Province: ID
Postal code: 83712
County: UNITED STATES
Metadata Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
IDFG offers free, unrestricted access and use of this data.
Use constraints:
The data represented in this file is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge but is considered a best representation only.  Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes.
Idaho Fish and Game does not assume liability.  No warranty expressed or implied is made by Idaho Fish and Game regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute such warranty.
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 Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.0
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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