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What does this data set describe?

Title: inven_join
Nevada Cultural Resource Inventories joined to NVCRIS database for bibliographic information. Currrent as of 8/10/2006.
Digitized from NSM and Harry Reid Center base maps or Agency report files. Base date December 2002. Intermittent updates on project by project basis. Labels reflect NSM accession number (Northern Nevada) or Agency Numbers (Southern Nevada, digitized Agency reports).
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Gnomon, Inc., August 10, 2006, inven_join.

    Online Links:

    • \\Sneezy\sneezy_c\ims_data\0022\cultural\inven_join.shp

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.252111
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.740080
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.035137
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.988871

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 1908
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (36370)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
      UTM_Zone_Number: 11
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -117.000000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
      False_Easting: 500000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.002048
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.002048
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.400000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Attribute label. NSM/archive number, agency number , or contractor number in that order (Source: Manual Entry from map/report)

    Nevada State Museum Project Number (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Lead Agency Number (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Lead Agency (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Performing Agent Number/Contractor Number (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Performing Organization (IMACS Code) (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Project Name (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Publication Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Report Author (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Report Title (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Company Producing Report (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Lead Agency Received Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Lead Agency Review Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Lead Agency Approval Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    SHPO Received Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    SHPO Review Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    SHPO Stamp Number (Source: NVCRIS database)

    SHPO Approval Date (Source: NVCRIS database)

    SHPO Site summary (Source: NVCRIS database)

    National Archaeological Database number (Source: NVCRIS database)

    Map or other origin of data (Source: Manual Entry)

    ID source from original data (Source: Auto entry)

    Map or other origin of data

    Calculated Area (Acres) (Source: Auto calculate)

    Calculated Area (hectares)

    Database record ID (Source: Map or other origin of data)

    Inventory ID derived from NSM accession number, agency report number or contactor number. Includes biblioggraphic reference, report date and source

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Gnomon, Inc., Nevada SHPO, with co-operation from Nevada State Museum, Harry Reid Center, Nevada State BLM

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Karyn M. de Dufor
    Nevada SHPO
    Data Manager

    775-684-3447 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F

Why was the data set created?

Provide Inventory and Bibliographic Information for NVCRIS record search

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    Type_of_Source_Media: USGS Quad with Inventory Transcription
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24,000 or 1:62,500 map

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 5)
    Dataset copied.

    (process 2 of 5)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • P:\0022\GIS\SYNTHETIC\inven_join5_31_06_Merge

    (process 3 of 5)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\WORKING\0022\copy inven_join5_31_06_Merge

    (process 4 of 5)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\WORKING\0022\IMS\inven_join

    (process 5 of 5)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\DOCUME~1\eingbar\LOCALS~1\Temp\2\xmlC.tmp

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Inventory digitizing from 7.5 min or 15 min usgs quads at archive, or from base project location maps. Accuracy to map standards, label transcription

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Inventories digitized from 7.5 min or 15 min usgs quads at archive, or from base project location maps. Accuracy lto map standards

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Northern Nevada Archive data (NSM) entry complete to December 2002. Southern Nevada (Harry Reid Center )data digitized December 2002, limited data entry Linclon and White Pine Counties. BLM data per individual projects.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Originally digitized as point (less than 2.5 acre inventory), line or polygon. Points buffered to 56 m radius polygon (approx 2.5 acres), lines buffered to 15 meter radius (30 m width). all merged with polygons for single search.

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

PERMITTED ARCHAEOLOGISTS ONLY. May not copy or reproduce data without Nevada SHPO and Federal Agency authorization.
RESTRICTED DATA. Users must complete and comply with Nevada SHPO users agreement.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Nevada SHPO
    c/o Karyn de Dufour
    Data Manager

    775-684-3447 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data with SHPO/Federal Agency permission only

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    Contact Nevada SHPO

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 14-Sep-2006
Metadata author:
Gnomon, Inc
c/o Mike Drews
Project Manager
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775-885-2305 x202 (voice)

Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:

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