Breeding Bird Survey Route, New York State, 1998

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Identification_Information

Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Publication_Date: 19990211
Title: Breeding Bird Survey Route, New York State, 1998
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Laurel, Maryland
Publisher: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Online_Linkage: https://cugir.library.cornell.edu/catalog/cugir-007322
Description:
Abstract: This data set portrays the current routes used for conducting Breeding Bird Surveys in New York State. This data set was collected using a different roads file from that available through the National Atlas of the United States.
Purpose: The digital data sets are used to create electronic and hard copy maps of the Breeding Bird Survey routes. The data can be used to conduct geographic analysis on national and large regional scales. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:100,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey or by USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in the use of these data.
Supplemental_Information: For a description of the Breeding Bird Survey methods see Robbins, C.S. and W.T. Van Velzen; 1967; The Breeding Bird Survey, 1966; USDOI Migratory Bird Populations Station, Special Scientific Report--Wildlife No. 102; Washington, D.C. Arc/INFO and ArcView are products of Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI), 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA 92373. Reference to ESRI products is for information purposes only and does not constitute endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey. This data set was collected using a different roads file from that available through the National Atlas of the United States, so there may be positional differences between the two map layers.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.411935
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.627187
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.991676
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.643705
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Theme_Keyword: Theme_Keyword: Aviculture
Theme_Keyword: Bird surveys -- New York (State)
Theme_Keyword: Bird populations -- New York (State)
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Breeding Bird Survey
Theme_Keyword: BBS Route Coverage
Theme_Keyword: Bird Counts
Theme_Keyword: Bird Occurrences
Theme_Keyword: Bird Lists
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CUGIR Category
Theme_Keyword: biology
Theme_Keyword: environment
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center would be appreciated in products derived from these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Jane E. Fallon
Contact_Organization: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 11410 American Holly Drive
City: Laurel
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20708-4015
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-497-5664
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jane_Fallon@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: https://cugir-data.s3.amazonaws.com/00/73/22/preview.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: preview of the dataset
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Native_Data_Set_Environment: UNIX-Arc/INFO Version 7.1 single precision

Data_Quality_Information

Logical_Consistency_Report: Arc/INFO software was used to create and maintain topological relationships between features. The Arc/INFO command BUILD was run to ensure the topological consistency of the data set. Each route was checked for missing and dangling arcs, correct length, proper direction, and correct route measures.
Completeness_Report: This data set contains the Breeding Bird Survey Routes in the lower 48 States which were considered active in 1998. This includes many of the routes added in 1998, though not all of them. The discontinued Breeding Bird Survey routes were generally not digitized.
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Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Breeding Bird Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: BBS routes maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSMAP
Source_Contribution: Spatial data and route ID numbers
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Breeding Bird Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: BBS Database
Type_of_Source_Media: Internal USGS Patuxent Wildlife Center computer file
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1966
Ending_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSDA
Source_Contribution: Route names
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: DeLorme, Two DeLorme Drive, P.O. Box 298, Yarmouth, ME, 04096
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Street Atlas USA Version 4.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Freeport, ME
Publisher: DeLorme
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1996
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: DLRM
Source_Contribution: Spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc, 380 New York Street, Redlands, CA, 92373
Publication_Date: 1997
Title: US Street Database
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, CA
Publisher: ESRI
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1997
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRIDA
Source_Contribution: spatial information
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Breeding Bird Survey Route coverage
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Laurel, Maryland
Publisher: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Type_of_Source_Media: ftp site
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The Breeding Bird Survey route maps (BBSMAP) for most States were digitized with ArcView 3.0 and the US Streets Database (ESRIDA), which is based on the Tiger files. The arcs forming the routes were selected and shapefiles were created for each route. Routes in Idaho, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Washington and part of Maryland were digitized using DeLorme's Street Atlas USA (DLRM). The files were converted to Arc/INFO line coverages by State. BBS routes for Minnesota and Wisconsin were digitized by James M. Sales, University of Minnesota, Duluth, UMD Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, 55812. The Virginia routes were provided to us by Jeffrey B. Trollinger, Fish and Wildlife Information System, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, 4010 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23280. The California routes were provided to us by Allan Hollander, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, 93106. The data was then converted into a format consistent with ours. We used ArcView to add newly created and missing routes to these files. For each State, an Arc/INFO route system was added using the Arc/INFO MEASUREROUTE command. The JOINITEM command was used to add the route name from the BBS Database (BBSDA). The APPEND command was then used to create a single coverage for the National Atlas.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSMAP
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSDA
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: DLRM
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRIDA
Process_Date: 1998 and 1999
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The coverage was read into Arc/INFO, converted to NAD 83, and converted from the Lambert projection to geographic coordinates. The resulting file was loaded into ArcView with the route system information as one shapefile and the breeding bird survey route arcs as another shapefile. To create a final file containing both the arc information and the route lengths, the tables for the two layers were joined using the rteno item and the two ID numbers from the route coverage were turned off. The resulting file was saved as a shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BBSCov
Process_Date: 1999
Process_Step:
Process_Description: In order to geoprocess spatial files for New York State from the National Atlas Data for distribution in CUGIR, the nationwide data files were added to a map document in ArcInfo 8.2. Using the geoprocessing wizard's clip function, the spatial files were clipped to the detailed New York polygon.
Process_Date: 200212

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 198

Spatial_Reference_Information

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information

Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: BBS Routes
Entity_Type_Definition: Routes used for conducting the Breeding Bird Surveys.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Attributes:
Name Description Values
Shape The representation of the entity in the data. coded values
Fnode# Internal sequence number of the from-node. 2 to 6355
Tnode# Internal sequence number of the to-node. 1 to 6354
Lpoly# Internal sequence number of the left polygon. 0 to 1
Rpoly# Internal sequence number of the right polygon. 0 to 1
Length Length in coverage units. 0.00119 to 0.82804
Bbsrtsl020# Internal feature number. 1 to 3731
Arc-length The length of the arc in meters. 119.2 to 80292.3
Rteno The route number consists of the 1- or 2-digit State ID code followed by the 3-digit route ID. The ID Number For New York State is 61. 2001 to 92902
Rtename The official name of the BBS route. There is no predefined set of valid route names.
Rteleng The length of the route in meters. 10501.5 to 80292.3

Distribution_Information

Distributor:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann-ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is". Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
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Metadata_Reference_Information

Metadata_Date: 20190524
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Albert R. Mann Library
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann-ref@cornell.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time