FGDC-Compliant Metadata for BOUNDARY
 
 
Identification_Information:
  Citation:
    Originator: Ed Roworth
    Publication_Date: 12/14/95
    Publication_Time: 
    Title: GIS computer specialist
    Edition: 
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
    Series_Information:
      Series_Name: stellwagen
      Issue_Identification: 1
    Publication_Information:
      Publication_Place: Woods Hole
      Publisher: 
    Other_Citation_Details: 
    Online_Linkage: http://vineyard.er.usgs.gov
    Larger_Work_Citation: 
 
  Description:  Boundary for Stellwagen Bank National marine Sanctuary
    Abstract:
    (a concise abstract of the data as presented in the same format
    as a USGS publication)
 
    Descriptors:
    (keywords or reference words as used in the Publications Guide
    for searching on)
 
 
    Purpose:
	The purpose of this coverage is deliniate the boundary for Stellwagen Bank National
	Marine Sanctuary and can be used for purposes of research and related mapping projects
	concerning the sanctuary 
      Intended use of data
    (application types it was designed for, if appropriate)
 	The boundary is suitable for use in gis applications and is appropriate for such.
 
    Supplemental_Information:
    The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (the "Sanctuary") boundary encompasses a total of
approximately 638 square nautical miles (approximately 2181 square kilometers) of ocean waters, and the
submerged lands thereunder, over and surrounding the submerged Stellwagen Bank and additional
submerged features, offshore the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The boundary encompasses the
entirety of Stellwagen Bank; Tillies Bank to the northeast of Stellwagen Bank; and southern portions of
Jeffreys Ledge, to the north of Stellwagen Bank.  Portions of the Sanctuary are adjacent to three coastal
ocean areas designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Ocean Sanctuaries.  The northwestern
border coincides with the North Shore Ocean Sanctuary.  The southern border coincides with the seaward
limit of Commonwealth jurisdictional waters adjacent to the Cape Cod Bay Ocean Sanctuary; and is also
tangential to the Cape Cod Ocean Sanctuary.  The western border of the Stellwagen Bank Sanctuary
occurs approximately 25 miles east of Boston, Massachusetts.  Appendix I to this Designation Document
sets the precise Sanctuary boundary. 
    
 
  Time_Period_of_content:
    Time_Period_Information:
      Beginning_Date: Unknown
      Ending_Date: Unknown
    Currentness_Reference:  Publication date of sources
 
  Status:
    Progress:  
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency:  Unknown
 
  Spatial_Domain:
    Bounding_Coordinates:
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.5862
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0468
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.7683
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.0869
    Data_Set_G-Polygon:
      Data_Set_G-Polygon_Outer G-Ring:
 
  Keywords:
    Theme:
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none
      Theme_Keyword:  Boundary
    Place:
      Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none
      Place_Keyword:  Boundary for Stellwagen Bank
    Stratum:
      Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none
      Stratum_Keyword:
    Temporal:
      Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus:  none
      Temporal_Keyword:
 
  Access_Constraints:  none
 
  Use_Restrictions:
    (for use at certain scales, date ranges, for use with other data)
 
 
 
  Point_of_Contact:
    Contact_Information:
    Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact Person: Brad Barr
        Contact_Organization: NOAA National Ocean Service
      Contact_Position: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Manager
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing address
        Address: 14 Union Street
        City: Plymouth
        State_or_Province: MA
        Postal_Code: 02360
        Country: USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508 747 1691
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508 747 1949
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbarr@ocean.nos.noaa.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 9-5
 
 
 
  Security Information:
    Security_Classification_System:
    Security_Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
    Security_Handling_Description:
 
  Native_Data_Set_Environment: unix
 
  Cross_Reference:
    Originator: Unknown
    Publication_Date: 12/14/95
    Publication_Time: 
    Title: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Boundary
    Edition: 
    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
    Series_Information:
      Series_Name: 
      Issue_Identification: 
    Publication_Information:
      Publication_Place: 
      Publisher: 
    Other_Citation_Details: 
    Online_Linkage: 
    Larger_Work_Citation: 
 
  Data_Quality_Information:
 
  Attribute_Accuracy:
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report:  See Entity_Attribute_Information
    Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
      Attribute_Accuracy_Value:  See Explanation
      Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation:
        Attribute accuracy is described, where present, with each
        attribute defined in the Entity and Attribute Section.
 
  Logical_Consistency_Report:  Polygon topology present.
 
  Completeness_Report:  See Data Set Description Section
 
  Positional_Accuracy:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
      Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation:  Resolution as reported
 
  Lineage: See Supplemental information.
    Source_Scale_Denominator:
    Type_of_Source_Media:
    Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
      Source_Currentness_Reference:
    Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
    Source_Contribution:
    Process_Step:
      Process_Description: EROWORTH           GENERATE /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/SANCBOUND
        Process_Date:  19950821 
        Process_Time:  1616
      Process_Description: EROWORTH BUILD /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/SANCBOUND POLY
        Process_Date:  19950821 
        Process_Time:  1617
      Process_Description: EROWORTH    PROJECTDEFINE COVER /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/SANCBOUND
        Process_Date:  19950821 
        Process_Time:  1617
      Process_Description: EROWORTH    PROJECT COVER /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/SANCBOUND            SANC
        Process_Date:  19950821 
        Process_Time:  1618
      Process_Description: EROWORTH         COPY /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/SANCBNDUTM /USR/LOCAL/HOME/ER
        Process_Date:  19950831 
        Process_Time:  1358
      Process_Description: EROWORTH      EXPORT COVER /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/PAGE/SANCBNDUTM /USR/LOC
        Process_Date:  19950901 
        Process_Time:  1251
      Process_Description: EROWORTH BUILD SANCBNDUTM
        Process_Date:  19950907 
        Process_Time:  1634
      Process_Description: EROWORTH EXPORT COVER SANCBNDUTM SANCBND PARTIAL
        Process_Date:  19950907 
        Process_Time:  1635
      Process_Description: EROWORTH         COPY /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/GIS/PAGE/SANCBNDUTM /USR/LOCAL/HO
        Process_Date:  19951121 
        Process_Time:  1246
      Process_Description: EROWORTH COPY SANCBNDUTM   BOUNDARY
        Process_Date:  19951127 
        Process_Time:  1352
      Process_Description: EROWORTH COPY BOUNDARY /USR/LOCAL/HOME/EROWORTH/WWW/BOUNDARY
        Process_Date:  19951202 
        Process_Time:  2033
      Process_Description: EROWORTH BUILD BOUNDARY POLY
        Process_Date:  19951202 
        Process_Time:  2039
      Process_Description: EROWORTH   DOCUMENT BOUNDARY CREATE EROWORTH
        Process_Date:  19951213 
        Process_Time:  1319
      Process_Description: EROWORTH   DOCUMENT BOUNDARY DELETE EROWORTH
        Process_Date:  19951214 
        Process_Time:  1337
      Process_Description: EROWORTH   DOCUMENT BOUNDARY CREATE EROWORTH
        Process_Date:  19951214 
        Process_Time:  1353
  Cloud_Cover:  Unknown
 
  Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
 
  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method:  Vector
 
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
    SDTS_Terms_Description:
      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:  Point
        Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:  0
      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:  String
        Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:  1
      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type:  GT-polygon composed of chains
        Point_and_Vector_Object_Count:  2
 
  Spatial_Reference_Information:
  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
    Horizontal_Coordinate_System: Grid
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: UTM
Planar_Distance_Units: METERS
Zone_Number: 19
          Horizontal_Datum_Name:  NAD27
          Ellipsoid_Name:  CLARKE1866
          X-Shift:  0.0000000000
          Y-Shift:  0.0000000000
 
Entity_Attribute_Information:
  Detailed_Description:
    Number_of_Attributes_in_Entity:  5
    Entity_Type:
      Entity_Type_label:  BOUNDARY.PAT
      Entity_Type_Definition:  Lat lon info
      Entity_Type_Definition_Source:  National Marine Sanctuaries Act
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label:  -
      Attribute_Definition:  Lat lon info
      Attribute_Definition_Source:  National Marine Sanctuaries Act
        Attribute_Domain_Values:
          Enumerated_Domain:
            Enumerated_Domain_Value:  -
        Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
        Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:  Unknown
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label:  AREA
      Attribute_Definition:  Area of poly/region in square coverage units
      Attribute_Definition_Source:  Computed
        Attribute_Domain_Values:
          Enumerated_Domain:
            Enumerated_Domain_Value:  Positive real numbers
        Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
        Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:  Unknown
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label:  PERIMETER
      Attribute_Definition:  Perimeter of poly/region in coverage units
      Attribute_Definition_Source:  Computed
        Attribute_Domain_Values:
          Enumerated_Domain:
            Enumerated_Domain_Value:  Positive real numbers
        Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
        Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:  Unknown
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label:  BOUNDARY#
      Attribute_Definition:  Internal feature number
      Attribute_Definition_Source:  Computed
        Attribute_Domain_Values:
          Enumerated_Domain:
            Enumerated_Domain_Value:  Sequential unique positive integer
        Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
        Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:  Unknown
    Attribute:
      Attribute_Label:  BOUNDARY-ID
      Attribute_Definition:  User-assigned feature number
      Attribute_Definition_Source:  User-defined
        Attribute_Domain_Values:
          Enumerated_Domain:
            Enumerated_Domain_Value:  Integer
        Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
        Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:  Unknown
 
  Overview_Description:
    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    (Describe each table that has meaningful attributes in it.  Use the
    contents of the ATT table for reference.  For each column or item
    give a brief description and a list of valid attribute values that are
    associated with it.)
 
 
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Not Available
 
Distribution_Information:
  Distributor:
    Contact_Information:
    Contact_Person_Primary:
        Contact Person: Brad Barr
        Contact_Organization: NOAA National Ocean Service
      Contact_Position: Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Manager
      Contact_Address:
        Address_Type: mailing address
        Address: 14 Union Street
        City: Plymouth
        State_or_Province: MA
        Postal_Code: 02360
        Country: USA
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508 747 1691
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508 747 1949
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bbarr@ocean.nos.noaa.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 9-5
  Resource_Description: Sanctuary Boundary
  Distribution_Liability: NONE
  Standard_Ordering_Process:
    Digital_Form:
      Digital_Transfer_Option:
        Online_Option:
          Computer_Contact_Information:
            Network_Address:
              Network_Resource_Name: http://vineyard.er.usgs.gov
    Fees: NONE
    Ordering_Instructions: Retrieve From Web Server
    Turnaround: NONE

  Technical_Prerequistes: Arcview or Compatible GIS browsing Software
 
Metadata_Reference_Section:
  Metadata_Date: 19951214
  Metadata_Contact: eroworth
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
  Metadata_Standard_Version:  19940608
  Metadata_Time_Convention:  Local Time
  Metadata_Security_Information:
    Metadata_Security_Classification_System:  None
    Metadata_Security_Classification:  UNCLASSIFIED
    Metadata_Security_Handling_Description:  None