MetaData for Township, Section, Range (USGS 1994)


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Last Update: 6/6/2002
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 IDENTIFICATION_INFORMATION

  Citation
    Citation_Information
      Originator: Troy L. Frazier
      Publication_Date: 20020610
      Title: Sections of Oklahoma
      Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
      Publication_Information
        Publication_Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
        Publisher: Ad Valorem Division - Oklahoma Tax Commission
      Larger_Work_Citation
        Citation_Information
          Originator: Rea, Alan and Becker, C.J.
          Publication_Date: 1997
          Title: Digital Atlas of Oklahoma
          Publication_Information
            Publication_Place: Oklahoma City, Ok
            Publisher: Ad Valorem Division - Oklahoma Tax Commission
          Other_Citation_Details: None
  Description
    Abstract:
      This is a copy of the of a data set that contained township, range, and section          
      boundaries from the public land survey system for Oklahoma. This data set
      was created by appending and editing U.S. Geological Survey Digital Line
      Graph data sets (1994) based on 1:100,000-scale topographic quadrangles.
    Purpose:
      To allow searching by section-township-range and
      to allow labeling of sections
  Time_Period_of_Content
    Time_Period_Information
      Range_of_Dates/Times
        Beginning_Date: 2000 
        Ending_Date: 20020610
    Currentness_Reference: Finished
  Status
    Progress: Complete
    Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed 
  Spatial_Domain
    Bounding_Coordinates
      West_Bounding_Coordinate: -103.0005
      East_Bounding_Coordinate: -94.4316
      North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0001
      South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.6184
  Keywords
    Theme
      Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
      Theme_Keyword: sections
      Theme_Keyword: SECT_NUM: the section number by itself
      Theme_Keyword: SECTIONS: the section-township-range
      Theme_Keyword: NORTH_SOUT: the direction north or south from the base point 
      Theme_Keyword: EAST_WEST: the direction east or west from the base point 
      Theme_Keyword: MERIDIAN: CM refers to the Cimarron Meridian for the panhandle, IM refers to the Indian Meridian for the rest of the state 
      Theme_Keyword: TOWNSHIP: the township number north or south of the base point 
      Theme_Keyword: RANGE: the range range number east or west of the base point 
      Theme_Keyword: Base Point: one of two points of origin for the rectangular surveys (as stipulated by the Northwest Ordinance of 1785) of Oklahoma the base point for the panhandle is in the southwest corner of Cimarron County, the base point for the rest of the state is in the south central part of the state
  Access_Constraints: none
  Use_Constraints: none
  Native_Data_Set_Environment
    ArcView version 3.2
    c:\zip\digital atlas\sections.shp
 
DATA_QUALITY_INFORMATION

  Lineage
    Process_Step
      Process_Description: Unknown
      Process_Date: Unknown
    Source_Information
      Source_Contribution: Unknown
      Type_of_Source_Media: digital
      Source_Citation
        Citation_Information
          Originator: USGS
          Publication_Date: 1994
          Title: TNRGSEC
          Edition: unknown
          Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
          Publication_Information
            Publication_Place: unknown
            Publisher: unknown
      Source_Time_Period_of_Content
        Time_Period_Information
          Range_of_Dates/Times
            Beginning_Date: unknown
            Ending_Date: unknown
        Source_Currentness_Reference: unknown
      Source_Citation_Abbreviation: unknown
  Attribute_Accuracy
    Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
      unknown
  Logical_Consistency_Report:
      Polygon topology present.
  Completeness_Report:
      This data set contains all the township, range, section boundaries,
      and numbers shown on the U.S. Geological Survey 1:100,000-scale
      topographic quadrangles for Oklahoma.
  Positional_Accuracy
    Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 
        unknown
    Vertical_Positional_Accuracy
      Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 
        unknown

SPATIAL_DATA_ORGANIZATION_INFORMATION

  Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
  Point_and_Vector_Object_Information
    SDTS_Terms_Description
      SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
      Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 71343

SPATIAL_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

  Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition
    Geographic
      Latitude_Resolution: 160 ft. 
      Longitude_Resolution: 160 ft. 
      Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
    Geodetic_Model
      Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum 1983
      Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
      Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
      Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

ENTITY_AND_ATTRIBUTE_INFORMATION

  Detailed_Description
    Entity_Type
      Entity_Type_Label: sections.dbf
      Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
      Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: Sect_num
      Attribute_Definition: section number by itself
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: Township
      Attribute_Definition: township number by itself
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: North_sout
      Attribute_Definition: direction north or south of the base point
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: Range
      Attribute_Definition: the range number by itself
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: East_west
      Attribute_Definition: direction east or west of the base point
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: Section
      Attribute_Definition: the full section-township-range (CM is added to differentiate the panhandle from the rest of the state in searches)
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
    Attribute
      Attribute_Label: Meridian
      Attribute_Definition: either CM for the Cimarron Meridian (for the panhandle) or IM for the Indian Meridian (for the rest of the state)
      Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
      Attribute_Domain_Values
        Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field

DISTRIBUTION_INFORMATION

  Distributor
    Contact_Information
      Contact_Organization_Primary
        Contact_Organization: Ad Valorem Division - Oklahoma Tax Commission
        Contact_Person: Troy Frazier
      Contact_Position: Cartographer
      Contact_Address
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: PO Box 53248
        City: Oklahoma City
        State_or_Province: OK
        Postal_Code: 73152-3248
        Country: United States of America
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: (405) 521-3178
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (405) 521-3991
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tfrazier@tax.ok.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday & Friday
  Resource_Description:
       A section map of Oklahoma
  Distribution_Liability:
       Users must assume responsibility to
       determine the usablitiy of this data for their purposes
  Standard_Order_Process
    Digital_Form
      Digital_Transfer_Information
        Format_Name: ERSI Shapefile
      Digital_Transfer_Option
       Online_Option
         Computer_Contact_Information
           Network_Address
             Network_Resource_Name: http://geo.ou.edu
       Offline_Option  
         Offline_Media: 3.5 floppy, zip disk, CD-ROM
         Recording_Format: ISO 9660
         Compatibility_Information: ISO 9660 format allows the CDROM
            to be read by most computer operating systems.
    Fees: to be determined 

METADATA_REFERENCE_INFORMATION

  Metadata_Date: 20020610
  Metadata_Review_Date: 20020621
  Metadata_Contact
    Contact_Information
      Contact_Organization_Primary
        Contact_Organization: Ad Valorem Division - Oklahoma Tax Commission
        Contact_Person: Troy Frazier
      Contact_Position: Cartographer
      Contact_Address
        Address_Type: mailing and physical address
        Address: PO Box 53248
        City: Oklahoma City
        State_or_Province: Ok
        Postal_Code: 73152-3248
        Country: United States of America
      Contact_Voice_Telephone: (405) 521-3178
      Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (405) 521-3991
      Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tfrazier@tax.ok.gov
      Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday & Friday
  Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
  Metadata_Standard_Version: 19940608
  Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
  Metadata_Extensions
    Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
    Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile