WHSRN_Sites06-01-06

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Identification_Information:

Citation:

Citation_Information:

Originator: Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Originator: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Publication_Date: April 2006

Publication_Time: Unknown

Title: WHSRN_Sites06-01-06

Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

Online_Linkage: www.whsrn.org

Description:

Abstract:

The mission of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network (WHSRN) is to conserve shorebird species and their habitats across the Americas through a network of key sites. The data set shows the locations of WHSRN Sites as points.

Purpose:

To enable viewing of WHSRN sites with Google Earth (kmz file) by the general public, site partners and the research community, for conservation, cartographic, educational, research, government or other not-for-profit uses.

Time_Period_of_Content:

Time_Period_Information:

Single_Date/Time:

Calendar_Date: April 2006

Currentness_Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete

Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed

Spatial_Domain:

Bounding_Coordinates:

West_Bounding_Coordinate: -164.864871

East_Bounding_Coordinate: -45.066667

North_Bounding_Coordinate: 62.607952

South_Bounding_Coordinate: -53.177671

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None

Theme_Keyword: Shorebirds

Theme_Keyword: Migratory birds

Theme_Keyword: WHSRN

Theme_Keyword: Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Theme_Keyword: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Theme_Keyword: Protected Areas

Theme_Keyword: Wetlands

Theme_Keyword: Stopover sites

Theme_Keyword: Waders

Theme_Keyword: Coastal environment

Theme_Keyword: lakes

Theme_Keyword: estuaries

Theme_Keyword: beaches

Theme_Keyword: Important Bird Areas

Place:

Place_Keyword: United States

Place_Keyword: Canada

Place_Keyword: Mexico

Place_Keyword: Suriname

Place_Keyword: Panama

Place_Keyword: Brazil

Place_Keyword: Peru

Place_Keyword: Argentina

Place_Keyword: Americas

Access_Constraints:

WHSRN is keen to encourage the use of its data for conservation purposes. Permission to use this dataset is granted to the Data User free of charge subject to the specified use constraints

Use_Constraints:

1) Use of the dataset will be restricted to academic, research, educational, government, recreational, or other not-for-profit professional purposes. Any other uses for the dataset or its derived products will require explicit permission from WHSRN.

2) The Data User is permitted to produce and distribute derived works from this dataset provided that they are released under the same license terms as those accompanying this dataset.

3) The dataset must not be passed to third parties.

4) The use of the dataset shall be acknowledged in all publications and reports.

Point_of_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Organization_Primary:

Contact_Organization: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Contact_Person: Iván Darío Valencia

Contact_Position: Data Manager, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: mailing address

Address: PO BOX 1770

City: Manomet

State_or_Province: MA

Postal_Code: 02345

Country: USA

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-508-2246521

Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1-508-2249220

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: idvalencia@manomet.org

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@whsrn.org

Data_Set_Credit: I

Native_Data_Set_Environment:

Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722


Data_Quality_Information:

Completeness_Report:

The points show a location in each of the WHSRN sites representative of shorebird habitat. They are not necessarily in the middle of each WHSRN site, but they fall within their boundaries. Whenever WHSRN sites have several non-contiguous units, the points were located at the largest unit.

Lineage:

Source_Information:

Source_Time_Period_of_Content:

Time_Period_Information:

Range_of_Dates/Times:

Beginning_Date: 1986

Beginning_Time: unknown

Ending_Date: 2006

Ending_Time: March

Source_Citation_Abbreviation: WHSRN Site Profiles. <http://www.manomet.org/WHSRN/sites.php>

Process_Step:

Process_Description:

Mean coordinate locations of WHSRN sites were chosen first. If those weren't satisfactory for Google Earth viewing, either because they didn't depict shorebird habitat or they fell outside the site boundaries, the points were moved to a better location inside the WHSRN Site boundaries. Those coordinates were updated in the Shapefile.

Process_Date: February 2006

Process_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Person_Primary:

Contact_Person: Iván Darío Valencia

Contact_Organization: Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences

Contact_Position: Data Manager

Contact_Address:

Address_Type: mailing address

Address: PO BOX 1770

City: Manomet

State_or_Province: MA

Postal_Code: 02345

Country: United States

Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-508-2246521

Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: idvalencia@manomet.org

Process_Step:

Process_Description: Dataset copied.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:

C:\Documents and Settings\idvalencia\My Documents\WHSRN\GIS\Sites_data\WHSRN_Sites06-01-06


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: 64


Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:

Detailed_Description:

Entity_Type:

Entity_Type_Label: WHSRN_Sites06-01-06

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: FID

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: Shape

Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.

Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI

Attribute_Domain_Values:

Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: ID_site

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: WHSRN_ID

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: Site_Name_

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: Latitude

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: Longitude

Attribute:

Attribute_Label: AREA__ha_

Attribute:


Distribution_Information:

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Standard_Order_Process:

Digital_Form:

Digital_Transfer_Information:

Transfer_Size: 0.002

Technical_Prerequisites:

Shapefile: ArcView / ArcGIS needed KMZ file: Google Earth needed to display


Metadata_Reference_Information:

Metadata_Date: 20060605

Metadata_Contact:

Contact_Information:

Contact_Organization_Primary:

Contact_Organization:

REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.

Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.

Contact_Address:

Address_Type:

REQUIRED: The mailing and/or physical address for the organization or individual.

City: REQUIRED: The city of the address.

State_or_Province: REQUIRED: The state or province of the address.

Postal_Code: REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

Contact_Voice_Telephone:

REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.

Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata

Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

Metadata_Extensions:

Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>

Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile


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