Illinois State Forests

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey
Publication_Date: 199604
Title: Illinois State Forests
Edition: 20040402
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ISGS GIS Database
Issue_Identification: GISDB.IL_ADMIN_State_Forests_Py
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Champaign, Illinois
Publisher: Illinois Natural History Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.inhs.illinois.edu/>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.isgs.illinois.edu/>
Online_Linkage: <http://illinois.edu>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set shows state forests in Illinois. Digitized from maps in county plat books or from 1:24,000 quadrangle maps. Boundaries are approximate and do not indicate ownership or property boundaries. The Illinois Department of Conservation Land and Water Report of 30 June 1994 was used as a reference.
Purpose:
Intended to include representation for each state forest. These data are appropriate for regional thematic analysis. They are not appropriate as a geodetic or engineering base.

The data set was not and is not intended as a substitute for surveyed locations, such as can be determined by a registered Public Land Surveyor. Although useful in a GIS as a reference base layer for maps, the data set has no legal basis in the definition of boundaries or property lines.

Supplemental_Information:
This is edition 20040402 of this feature class. While is has been available on ISGS file systems in coverage form for several years, managing the data as an ArcSDE feature datatset is new as of 2 April 2004. This merits an updated designation. The edition designation is derived from the aforementioned date using FGDC metadata notation.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19940630
Currentness_Reference:
Data assembled from various sources into single coverage in December 1995 using list of State Forests from Land and Water Report (Illinois Department of Conservation, 30 June 1994).
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.940167
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.597063
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.975962
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.471297
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: state forests
Theme_Keyword: forests
Theme_Keyword: public land
Theme_Keyword: natural area
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Access_Constraints:
INRS information must be obtained directly from the INRS or from an authorized distributor. Be aware that INRS information obtained from an unauthorized third party may have been altered subsequent to original distribution, or may no longer be current.

Any access to these data, Web sites, computer systems, electronic services, and electronic networks is governed by University and campus policies, in particular, but not limited to, the Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the ISGS Terms of Use document available at the ISGS Web site, and the University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice.

Links to these are provided in the Cross References section.

Use_Constraints:
This information is the property of and copyrighted by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois with all rights reserved. University copyright policy is stated in the General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure, Article III, Section 4. A link is provided in the Cross References section.

Individuals or entities may make fair use of copyrighted material, such as reproducing a single figure or table, or using a brief text quotation, without obtaining formal permission, but in all cases the Illinois Natural History Survey must be credited as the source of the material. To reproduce this information beyond the fair use standard, permission must be obtained from the INHS care of ISGS Information Office, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, Illinois 61820, 217-333-4747, isgs@isgs.illinois.edu. License fees and a license agreement may be required, depending on the proposed usage.

Any use of these data is governed by University and campus policies, in particular, but not limited to, the Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice. Links to these are provided in the Cross References section.

Map information is to be used at a scientifically and cartographically appropriate scale, that is, at a scale no greater than indicated on the map or as described in the documentation of the map or map data. Map information is not appropriate for, and is not to be used as, a geodetic, legal, or engineering base. Map information has no legal basis in the definition of boundaries or property lines and is not intended as a substitute for surveyed locations such as can be determined by a registered Public Land Surveyor.

The data do not replace the need for detailed site-specific studies.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GIS Staff
Contact_Organization: Illinois Natural History Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 607 E. Peabody Dr.
City: Champaign
State_or_Province: Illinois
Postal_Code: 61820
Country: USA
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, U.S. Central Time
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcSDE 9.1 on Oracle 10g
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title: ISGS Terms of Use
Online_Linkage: <http://www.isgs.illinois.edu>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title: University of Illinois Web Privacy Notice
Online_Linkage: <http://www.vpaa.uillinois.edu/policies/web_privacy.cfm>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title:
University Copyright Policy (stated in the General Rules Concerning University Organization and Procedure, Article III, Section 4)
Online_Linkage: <http://www.uillinois.edu/trustees/rules.cfm#sec34>
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Title:
Policy on Appropriate Use of Computers and Network Systems at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Online_Linkage: <http://www.fs.uiuc.edu/cam/CAM/viii/viii-1.1.html>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: No report.
Logical_Consistency_Report: No report.
Completeness_Report:
State Forests included in this data set are based on a list from Land and Water Report as of June 30, 1994 by the Illinois Department of Conservation. Changes made to this list since December, 1995 will not be reflected in this data set. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is the definitive source as to its land holdings.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Digitized boundaries have not been verified. Boundaries from plat books were digitized on screen against 1:100,000 coverages (e.g.roads, section lines, etc.)
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: various
Title: USGS 7.5' topographic quadrangles
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: USGS 7.5' topographic quadrangles
Issue_Identification: various quads
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: various
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: polygon outlines and locations
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Coverage copied from DNR GIS data CDs. Prior processing history unknown.
Process_Date: 19970430
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The source coverage data for the feature class was reprojected from the customary ISGS Lambert projection, NAD27 to geographic coordinates, NAD83, double-precision. The features were imported into the ISGS SDE enterprise database, following steps outlined in ISGS procedure GISDB_0009.

The source coverage was stforest.

Process_Date: 20040402
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 16

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: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
File attribute items are in typical SDE format. Additional attributes include forest name and source.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Information Office, Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS), a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability (INRS) of the University of Illinois
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 615 East Peabody Drive
City: Champaign
State_or_Province: Illinois
Postal_Code: 61820
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 217-333-4747
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone: 217-785-0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: isgs@isgs.illinois.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, U.S. Central Time
Distribution_Liability:
Refer to the Legal Notices of Terms and Conditions of the University of Illinois Web Privacy Policy (there is a link in the Cross References section) for policy statements regarding the following:

Disclaimer of Liability Disclaimer of Warranties and Accuracy of Data Disclaimer of Endorsement Disclaimer for External Links Disclaimer of Duty to Continue Provision of Data Security Choice of Law

By obtaining these data you agree to the provisions of the University of Illinois Web Privacy Policy, regardless of the manner in which the information was obtained.

Technical_Prerequisites:
The data are intended for use with GIS software. The ISGS uses ESRI ArcGIS software, however, ESRI formats can be imported into many different GIS software packages. It is expected that customers who obtain these data have the technical expertise to use GIS software. The ISGS does not provide software support of any kind.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090414
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Instructions: Please refer to the Distribution Information section.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
The access constraints as stated for the data apply also to the metadata. Refer to the Access Constraints section of the Identification Information section.
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
The use constraints as stated for the data apply also to the metadata. Refer to the Use Constraints section of the Identification Information section.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

Illinois Natural Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

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