Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Spatial Analysis Center, Yellowstone National Park
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
Hydrogeothermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
This coverage contains boundaries for hydrogeothermal areas within Yellowstone National Park (YNP). The original 1996 coverage, "Thermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park, WY", was used as a base for this coverage. Using one-meter DOQQs, field observations, historical data, and data from the Thermal Inventory Project the original boundaries were refined, sub-divided and the coverage was attributed. Attributes include general park location, basin or area division and names, group and/or complex division and names, division of areas based on pH grouping of inventoried thermal features within thermal areas. The coverage was created for use by park personnel for resource monitoring and protection.
Purpose:
An attributed layer of hydrogeothermal areas was created for use by park personnel in making maps and performing analyses.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20020313
Currentness_Reference: Date of Publication
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -111.1666
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -109.8
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.1166
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.1333
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Geothermal
Theme_Keyword: Hydrogeothermal
Theme_Keyword: Geyser Basin
Theme_Keyword: Geyser Group
Theme_Keyword: Geyser Complex
Theme_Keyword: Group
Theme_Keyword: Complex
Theme_Keyword: Hot Springs
Theme_Keyword: Thermal Areas
Theme_Keyword: pH
Theme_Keyword: Water chemistry
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword:
Gibbon Geyser Basin: Artist Paintpots, Chocolate Pots, Monument Geyser Basin, Sylvan Springs Group, Gibbon Canyon Group, Terrace Springs Area
Place_Keyword:
Lower Geyser Basin: Kaleidoscope Group, Fountain Group, River Group, Porcupine Hill, White Creek Group, White Dome Group, Pink Cone Group, Firehole Lake Group, Sentinel Meadows Group, Serendipity Meadows Area
Place_Keyword:
Lone Star Geyser Basin: Basset Group, Campsite Group, Lone Star Group, Channel Group, Bridge Group
Place_Keyword:
Mammoth Area: Mammoth Boiling River, Mammoth Hot Springs
Place_Keyword:
Midway Geyser Basin : Excelsior Group, Flood Group, Rabbit Creek Group, Rabbit Creek Hot Springs Group
Place_Keyword:
Norris Geyser Basin: Back Basin, Porcelain Basin, Hundred Springs Plain
Place_Keyword:
Shoshone Geyser Basin: Orion Group, Camp Group, North Group, South Group, Western Group, Little Giant Group, Minute Man Group
Place_Keyword:
Upper Geyser Basin: Black Sands (Basin), Biscuit Basin, Geyser Hill, Daisy Group, Giant Group, Cascade Group, Westside Group, Mallard Lake Area, Chain Lakes Complex
Place_Keyword:
Upper Geyser Basin: Grand Group, Round Spring Group, Grotto Group, Morning Glory Group, Pipeline Meadows Group, Pine Springs Area
Place_Keyword:
West Thumb Geyser Basin: Potts Mercurial Group, Potts North Beach Group, Potts South Beach Group, Potts Empty Hole Group, Lake Shore Group, Lower Group
Place_Keyword:
Mud Volcano Area, Amphitheater Springs, Bear Creek Area, Norris Mammoth Corridor, Soda Butte Area, La Duke Hot Springs, Whiterock Springs, Crater Hills Area
Place_Keyword:
"Boundary Creek Thermal Area", "West Nymph Creek Thermal Area", "Bear Creek Thermal Area", Boiling River, "Parade Grounds", "Sour Creek Thermal Area", "Not Orange Rock Springs"
Place_Keyword:
"Sevenmile Hole Thermal Area", Fairyland Basin, Coffee Pot Springs, "Tern Lake Thermal Area", "Central Pelican Creek Thermal Area", "Astringent Creek Thermal Area", Mudkettles
Place_Keyword:
Amphitheater Springs, Apollinaris Spring, Frying Pan Springs, La Duke Hot Springs, Beach Springs, Ebro Springs, Pelican Springs, "Sulphur Hills Thermal Area", Vermilion Springs, "Lewis Lake Thermal Area"
Place_Keyword:
"Cascade Thermal Area", "Central Pitchstone Plateau Thermal Area", "South Boundary Trail Thermal Area", "Artist Point Thermal Area", "Devil's Inkstand Thermal Area", Washburn Hot Springs, Calcite Springs
Place_Keyword: "Snake River Thermal Area", Wahb Springs (Sulphur)
Place_Keyword:
Bechler Canyon, Cascade Corner, Central Plateau, Firehole River Drainage, Gibbon Canyon, Hayden Valley, Lewis Canyon, Madison Plateau, Mammoth area, Mirror Plateau,
Place_Keyword:
Norris Mammoth corridor, Pelican Valley, Pitchstone Plateau, Red Mountains, Shoshone Lake, Snake River, Solfatara Plateau, Thorofare, Tower Junction, upper Lamar, West Thumb
Place_Keyword:
Yellowstone National Park, YNP, YELL, Greater Yellowstone Area, GYA, Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, GYE, Park County, Teton County, Fremont County, Gallatin County, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Northern Rocky Mountains
Place_Keyword: United States of America, US, USA, North America
Place_Keyword:
National Park Service, NPS, Department of the Interior, DOI, US Government
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Spatial Analysis Center - Yellowstone National Park
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: Yellowstone Center for Resources
Address: Spatial Analysis Center
Address: P.O. Box 168
City: Yellowstone National Park
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82190
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (307) 344-2246
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (307) 344-2211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yell_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday Through Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Please check web site first: <http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/gis>
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: None
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The 1996 coverage, "Thermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park, WY," was used as an information source for the coverage. Boundary placement in this coverage was heads-up digitized using one-meter DOQQs. The boundaries were determined by one or more of the following methods: outlines of areas identified as thermal areas on one-meter DOQQs, field observation in which boundaries were walked and compared to their appearance on the parks one-meter DOQQs, boundaries which extend past their appearance on DOQQ were set or determined by the location of geothermal features as located in the Thermal Inventory Project or based on knowledge of selected members of GOSA (Geyser Observation and Study Association) and park personnel. Quality control was done in the Spatial Analysis Center.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Errors may exist in the location of the boundaries. The boundaries were set based on visual observations of the lack of or sparseness of vegetation in and around hydrogeothermal features and not on a quantitative method; that is neither soil type nor ground temperature were considered. Thermal areas and/or basins are in a constant state of change which can lead to errors in the coverage as thermal area boundaries can grow a meter or more in a month's time. Basins and thermal areas may be divided into groups or complexes. The division of a basin into groups or complexes is not based on a linear distance or size but is based on the grouping of geysers, springs, and or pools. This grouping may be based on the interrelationship of geyser activity between other geysers and or pools or springs, on the similarity of the chemical make up of thermal waters, on historical groupings which may have been based on the proximity of springs or pools to a well known geyser, or other interrelationships which do not exist today. This division of the basin or thermal area into groups or complexes and the naming of groups and complexes are therefore subjective. Historically some groups, complexes, and basins have multiple divisions and multiple names. Concerned groups and individuals may hold differing opinions. NPS division of Cultural Resources (archivist/historian) and Spatial Analysis Center did quality control. Group divisions, group names, names, and name forms were checked against any and all relevant historical records and personal knowledge of park personal and GOSA members. Therefore the spatial location of the division lines of basins or thermal areas into groups is to be considered accurate and correct, because the division is based on the inclusion of thermal features into the groups and not on a spatial size or location. Specific known errors in the coverage are as follows: Joseph's Coat Springs: The thermal area labeled Joseph's Coat Springs is actually Orange Rock Springs. An error in map production by the USGS and teh USBGN, circa 1930, named the area on the left bank of Broad Creek as Joseph's Coat Springs and placed the name Orange Rock Springs on a small group of seeps at 2.7km WSW. The extent of the incorrectly named Joseph's Coat Springs includes the thermal features on both bands of Broad Creek and not just the left or east bank of the creek. The name Joseph's Coat Spring is used in this coverage due to the extent to which the name is entrenched and the number of works that use the name. Orange Rock Springs: The area labeled Orange Rock Springs on USGS 7.5 minute maps is not used in this coverage. The name is the correct name for Joseph's Coat Springs. Instead the area labeled Orange Rock Springs on the USGS 7.5 minute maps is named Not Orange Rock Springs. A name that is becoming entrenched in local usage. Culex Basin: The name Culex Basin first appeared on Geology Sheet XXII of the 1904 Hague Atlas and was a small group of thermal features adjoining Morning Mist Springs and the Porcupine HIlls Group in the Lower Geyser Basin. Culex Basin, as the USGS 7.5 minute quad map "Lower Geyser Basin, Wy." 1986. implies is not a basin. In this coverage the name Culex Basin is used as a group name and not as a basin or thermal area. Also the extent as shown on this coverage of Culex Basin reflects the extent as defined by the USGS 7.5 minute quad map "Lower Geyser Basin, Wy." 1986. This is known to be incorrect. This error will be corrected when an agreement on the NE boundary of Culex Basin is reached between YNP's archivist/historian and concerned individuals.
Completeness_Report:
This layer is complete. However as the need arises the layer will be updated.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The polygon boundaries were digitized from one-meter DOQQs, which can be accurate up to 5 meters. Geothermal boundaries may shift with time on the ground altering the accuracy up to several meters.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Spatial Analysis Center, Yellowstone National Park
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title:
Thermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19961231
Source_Currentness_Reference: Date of Publication
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 1996 Thermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park
Source_Contribution: Provided initial polygons of thermal areas.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Location of thermal areas was determined from the 1996 Thermal Areas of Yellowstone National Park. A copy of this layer was updated in ArcView 3.2a by relocating and redefining polygon boundary outlines as they appeared on one-meter DOQQs.
Process_Date: 20010901
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
During the summer season of 2000 ground surveys were done in the major geyser basins, Upper, Midway, and Lower, as well as other thermal areas along the Upper Geyser Basin to Mammoth Hot Springs road corridor. During the surveys boundary outlines on printed maps were visually compared to ground conditions and the layer information was adjusted to reflect the observations. Printed maps were also supplied to NPS personnel and GOSA members who refined areas for which they were knowledgeable and changes were made accordingly. These changes were then made to the in-work coverage.
Process_Date: 20001001
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Group divisions, basin names, area names, and group names were checked by the NPS division of Cultural Resources (archivist/historian) and GOSA members; historical and other related documents were consulted. In some cases different division between groups existed. In cases like this the final decision on group divisions was made by the NPS division of Cultural Resources (archivist/historian). The decision was based on which grouping was deemed to be historically the first correct division or agreement was reached between the NPS division of Cultural Resources (archivist/historian), Spatial Analysis Center, and GOSA members who replied to inquiries posted on the GOSA list server. The changes or refinement of the layer was then completed.
Process_Date: 20020201
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were QC'd by looking for incorrect boundary placement, group divisions, and inconsistencies and or erroneous data. Named locations, basin, area, and group name and name form were checked against historical data and verified through the parks archivist/historian and members of GOSA.
Process_Date: 20020610
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data were originally edited in an ArcView environment. This coverage was then converted to an Arc/Info environment where polygon topology was built. Using REGIONDISSOLVE regions were created for location, Therm_Area, Group and Chemistry attributes within the coverage.
Process_Date: 20020617
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Spatial Analysis Center - Yellowstone National Park
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: Yellowstone Center for Resources
Address: Spatial Analysis Center
Address: P.O. Box 168
City: Yellowstone National Park
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82190
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (307) 344-2246
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (307) 344-2211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yell_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Monday Through Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Please check web site first: <http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/gis>

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 0
SDTS_Terms_Description:
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1.22
Ordinate_Resolution: 1.22
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodedic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Geothermal
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POLY_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POLY_ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RINGS_OK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RINGS_NOK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: THERMAL_NE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: THERMAL
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CATEGORY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHEMISTRY
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OLD_CAT
Attribute:
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORIGIN_CHE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ORIGIN_CAT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURVEYOR
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SURVEY_MET
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Source
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
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Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y_THERMAREAS#
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Detailed_Description:
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Attribute_Label: FID
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHEMISTRY#
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHEMISTRY-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHEMISTRY
Detailed_Description:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP#
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GROUP
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-defined feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION
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Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute:
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Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
This coverage contains the following attributed fields: Location= The gross location of the thermal area within the park, Thermal Area= the name of the basin or thermal area, Group= the group name for the polygon, Old Category= the category of the polygon from the 1996 layer, Category= the new category, a numerical value which is based on the pH of the thermal waters of features within the polygon, Chemistry= the acidity of the thermal waters of features within the polygon and is based on the Category value, Origin Category= A numerical value based on the pH of thermal water of features within the polygon which is based on the theoretical origin of the water, Origin Chemistry= the origin of the thermal waters of features within the polygon and is related to the Origin Category, Surveyor= The name of the person who visually verified boundaries in field, Survey Method= the method used to verify boundaries
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Spatial Analysis Center - Yellowstone National Park
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Yellowstone Center for Resources
Address: Spatial Analysis Center
Address: P. O. Box 168
City: Yellowstone National Park
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82190
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (307) 344-2246
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (307) 344-2211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yell_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(Mountain Time) Monday Through Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Please check web site first: <http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/gis>
Resource_Description: yell_thermal_areas.e00.zip
Distribution_Liability:
The National Park Service shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. These data and related graphics ("GIF" format files) are not legal documents and are not intended to be used as such. The information contained in these data is dynamic and may change over time. The data are not better than the original sources from which they were derived. It is the responsibility of the data user to use the data appropriately and consistent within the limitations of geospatial data in general and these data in particular. The related graphics are intended to aid the data user in acquiring relevant data; it is not appropriate to use the related graphics as data. The National Park Service gives no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of these data. It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from an NPS server and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the National Park Service, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the utility of the data on another system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data.
Standard_Order_Process:
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File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: \\INPYELLGIS\Data\shared\sac\exports\yell_thermal_areas.e00.zip
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions:
Dataset available at any time via the world wide web.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20101222
Metadata_Review_Date: 20020717
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Spatial Analysis Center - Yellowstone National Park
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Yellowstone Center for Resources
Address: Spatial Analysis Center
Address: P. O. Box 168
City: Yellowstone National Park
State_or_Province: Wyoming
Postal_Code: 82190
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (307) 344-2246
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (307) 344-2211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yell_gis@nps.gov
Hours_of_Service:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.(Mountain Time) Monday Through Friday
Contact_Instructions:
Please check web site first: <http://www.nps.gov/yell/technical/gis>
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: None
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile