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What does this data set describe?

Title: sitesyn_join
Nevada Cultural Resources to NVCRIS database for suplemental 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 or HRC Smithsonian number or Agency Numbers if digitized from Agency report.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Gnomon, Inc., August 10, 2006, sitesyn_join.

    Online Links:

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

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -120.245395
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -113.825531
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.034318
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.003319

  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 (61328)

    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.

    ID source from original data (Source: Auto entry)

    Attribute label. Smithsonian number, Agency site number , or temporary site number in that order (Source: Manual Entry from map/report)

    Smithsonian Site Number if known (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Agency Site Number if known (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Contractor Site Number if Known (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Temporal period of site (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Site is Isolate, coded Y(es) (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    National Register Status (IMACS Code) (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Recording Agent (IMACS Contractor Code) (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Date recorded (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Associated Agency report number if known (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Associated NSM report number if known (Source: Manual Entry-NVCRIS)

    Source of digitized data. quad map, agency file, report (Source: Manual Entry- GIS attribute table)

    Digitizing date (Source: Manual Entry-GIS attribute table)

    Site area (acres) (Source: GIS Auto calculate)

    Site area (hectares) (Source: Auto calculated)

    NVCRIS database link ID (Source: Automatic Entry-NVCRIS)

    Descriptive quality control or explanitory comment (Source: Manual Entry-GIS attribute table)

    Resource identifier: Smithsonian, Agency or contractor site number. Age, National Register Status, dates, 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?

    Nevada SHPO
    c/o Karyn M. de Dufor
    Data Manager

    775-684-3447 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: 8-5 M-F

Why was the data set created?

Provide Site Information for NVCRIS record search

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

    (process 1 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • P:\0022\GIS\SYNTHETIC\Site_join8_10_06_Merge_Merge

    (process 2 of 4)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\DOCUME~1\mdrews\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml99.tmp

    (process 3 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\WORKING\0022\IMS\sitesyn_join

    (process 4 of 4)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • C:\DOCUME~1\eingbar\LOCALS~1\Temp\2\xmlD.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?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  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 site), 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 contact information not provided.]

  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
REQUIRED: The city of the address., REQUIRED: The state or province of the address. REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

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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