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Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--3. Minerals-related permits on national forests, 1967 to 1998

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Frequently anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title:
Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--3. Minerals-related permits on national forests, 1967 to 1998
Abstract:
Permits to explore for and (or) develop mineral resources on Federal lands can be used to indicate locations and types of mineral-related activities on national forests. Permits for these activities require filing of a Notice of Intent to conduct mineral exploration activities and (or) a Plan of Operation, if significant land disturbance results. This compilation of notices and plans for the Colville, Kaniksu, Okanogan, and Wenatchee national forests between 1967 and 1998 is intended for use in combination with geologic and economic information to predict future mineral-related activities in the region.
Supplemental_Information:
This dataset consists of one Excel 97 spreadsheet file (of99-414.xls) which contains information about permits on national forest lands in northeast Washington State.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Boleneus, David, 1999, Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--3. Minerals-related permits on national forests, 1967 to 1998: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OF99-414, U.S. Geological Survey, Spokane WA.

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  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.25
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -117.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.25

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 1998
    Currentness_Reference: Date that data were collected and compiled.

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

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Excel 97 spreadsheet

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

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

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

      • Point (366 points)

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

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 1. Longitudes are given to the nearest 1. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The data set for "Geologic datasets for weights of evidence analysis in northeast Washington--3. Minerals-related permits on national forests, 1967 to 1998" consists of one Excel 97 workbook, "of99-414.xls", which is displayed as Table 1 in the OFR text.
    Definitions of fields in the "of99-414.xls" sheet in the workbook are given below:
    Permit number--Plan or notice number (as designated by this report)
    Type--Plan or Notice
    Forest--Name of forest containing plan or notice
    Company--Name of applicant or company conducting the work
    Primary commodity--Primary commodity (e.g. Au, Ag, Pb...)
    All commodities--All commodities given as object of plan or notice
    Latitude--Latitude of point at center of nearest section
    Longitude--Longitude of point at center of nearest section
    Purpose--Purpose of plan or notice assigned by applicant
    Project--Project name assigned by applicant
    Start year--First year permit was issued
    End year--Last year permit was issued
    District--Forest district where permit is located
    Local no.--Tracking number used by U.S. Forest Service
    Region--U.S. Forest Service region number
    State--State
    Township--Township number (N) in Washington (Willamette meridian)
    Range--Range number (E) in Washington (Willamette meridian)
    Assumed section--Section arbitrarily decided as centroid from which the latitude and longitude were calculated using the freeware script, "trs2ll" (M.Wefald, written commun.)
    All Sections--Sections within the township-range containing plan or notice
    Subdivision--Subdivision of section, when available
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/0414a/


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?

    David Boleneus compiled the data in digital form from U.S. Forest Service files. Compilation included removal of duplicate records and verifying latitude-longitude location. Points of latitude-longitude are located to the center of the nearest section and were calculated from Township-Range-Section data using the freeware script "trs2ll" (M. Wefald, written commun.).

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

    David E. Boleneus
    U.S. Geological Survey
    geologist
    904 W. Riverside Ave., Rm. 202
    Spokane, WA 99201
    USA

    1-509-368-3100 (voice)
    1-509-368-3199 (FAX)
    dboleneu@usgs.gov


Why was the data set created?

This dataset was developed to provide mineral resource data for the region of northeast WA for use in future spatial analysis by a variety of users.
This database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    U.S. Forest Service, unpublished data (source 1 of 1)
    USFS, unpublished, unpublished data from U.S. Forest Service files.

    Type_of_Source_Media: paper files consisting of text dating to as old as 1967.
    Source_Contribution:
    U.S. Forest Service contributed files compiled by various district employees responsible for minerals activity on forest lands. These files were the sole source of data in Open-File Report 99-414.

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

    Date: January 1998 to December 1998 (process 1 of 2)
    Data were collected from USFS files and allocated to various fields (categories) in an Excel 97 spreadsheet. Categories of data are given in the description of Table 1 in Open-File Report 99-414 (Boleneus, 1999) at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1999/0414a/

    Date: 16-Nov-1999 (process 2 of 2)
    Creation of original metadata record

    Person who carried out this activity:

    U.S. Geological Survey
    Attn: David E. Boleneus
    geologist
    904 West Riverside Avenue, Rm. 202
    Spokane, WA 99201
    USA

    1-509-368-3100 (voice)
    1-509-368-3199 (FAX)
    dboleneu@usgs.gov

  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?

    Attribute accuracy was verified by manual comparison of location of Plan of Operation or Notice of Intent obtained from US Forest Service files, where possible. Attribute accuracy was not verified on the the ground.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The horizontal positional accuracy for the digital data was checked against the original file data. Latitude-longitude points were calculated from Township-Range-Section given in U.S. Forest Service files. The accuracy of the file data was accepted and were not checked on the ground. Points of latitude-longitude are located to the center of the nearest sectoin and were calculated from Township-Range-Section data using the freeware script "trs2ll" (M. Wefald, written commun.). The area of each permit may occupy a larger area than depicted by the point location represented by the latitude and longitude location. The point location occurs somewhere within the boundaries of the larger area represented by the entire permit area boundary.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    This digital dataset was produced from unpublished U.S. Forest Service files and is considered to be a unique mineral resource dataset for the area.

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

    Point data is given in latitude and longitude (decimal degrees).


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
This digital database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000. The user may need to contact the local Forest Service office for updates on Plans of Operation or Notices of Intention.
Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.
These data are not meant to be displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000 (e.g., 1:12,000 or 1:2,000).

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

    U.S. Geological Survey Information Services
    Open-File Reports, Box 25286
    Denver, CO 80225
    USA

    1-303-202-4200 (voice)

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

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides these geographic data "as is." The USGS makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. The USGS further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, 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 data have been processed successfully on computers at the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
    In no event shall the USGS have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of the delivery, installation, operation, or support by USGS.
    These data are not meant to be displayed at any scale larger than 1:24,000 (e.g., 1:12,000 or 1:2,000),

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 31-Jul-2014
Last Reviewed: 17-Nov-1999
Metadata author:
Peter N Schweitzer
USGS Midwest Area
Geologist
Mail Stop 954
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192-0002
USA

703-648-6533 (voice)
703-648-6252 (FAX)
pschweitzer@usgs.gov

Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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