Administrative Services

Natural Heritage Inventory

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: NHI (Natural Heritage Inventory)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Pittsburgh, PA
Publisher:
Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group
Online_Linkage:
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Description:
Abstract:
The Allegheny County Natural Heritage Inventory identifies and maps Allegheny County's most significant natural areas. The NHI study (Natural Heritage Inventory) investigated plant and animal species and communities that are unique or uncommon in Allegheny County; it also explored areas important for general wildlife habitat, education and scientific study. The inventory does not confer protection on any of the areas listed here.
Purpose:
Data was developed as part of the effort to establish large scale base data to support a Geographic Information System in Allegheny County.
Supplemental_Information:
Data meets or exceeds map accuracy standards in effect during the spring of 1992. A complete text version (204 pages) of the Natural Heritage Inventory is available on-line at: <http://www.paconserve.org/rc/pdfs/allegheny-co-final-cd.pdf>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: February 1994
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.875
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.75
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.375
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115.3 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: society
Place:
Place_Keyword: PA
Place_Keyword: Allegheny County
Place_Keyword: Pittsburgh
Place_Keyword: Clairton
Place_Keyword: Duquesne
Place_Keyword: McKeesport
Place_Keyword: Southwest PA
Place_Keyword: Western PA
Access_Constraints: Call for Details
Use_Constraints:
All parties acknowledge that the data is for informational purposes only. The existing digital data is shipped as is and there is no guarantee as to its completeness or accuracy. Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group is not responsible for any reliance upon said data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 412 350-4774
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 412 350-4754
Data_Set_Credit: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Completeness_Report: Complete as of February, 1994
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Quantitative_Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Publication_Date: February 1994
Title: Allegheny County Natural Heritage Inventory
Online_Linkage:<http://www.paconserve.org/rc/pdfs/allegheny-co-final-cd.pdf>
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: February 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Contribution: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Process_Step:
Process_Step:
Process_Step:
Process_Step:

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 37
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Terms_Description:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 39.933333
Standard_Parallel: 40.966667
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -77.750000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.333333
False_Easting: 1968500.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000512
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000512
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NHI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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: WTLNDNHI_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WTLNDNHI_I
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TYPE
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NA (Natural Area)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Pristine: A site that has essentially the same ecological conditions that are believed to have existed prior to European settlement, and is large enough, and buffered enough, to support and permanently protect the natural community. Recovering: An area that is relatively undisturbed, or past disturbances are essentially minor, and the landscape has largely recovered to a pristine condition.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvanial Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BDA (Biological Diversity Area)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Special Species Habitat: An area that includes natural or human influenced habitat that harbors one or more occurences of plants or animals recognized as state or national species of special concern. High Diversity Area: An area found to possess a high diversity of species of plants and animals native to the county. Community/Ecosystem Conservation Area: An area that supports a rare or exemplary natural community (assemblage of plants and animals), including the highest quality and least disturbed examples of relatively common community types.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvanial Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: DA (Dedicated Area)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A property, possibly disturbed in the past, where the owner's stated objectives are to protect and maintain the ecological integrity and biological diversity of the property largely through a hands-off management approach, with intervention only when there are demonstrable threats to the ecology of the area.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LCA (Landscape Conservation Area)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A large contiguous area that is important because of its size, open space and habitats, and although including a variety of land uses, has not been heavily disturbed and thus retains much of its natural character.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OHA (Other Heritage Area)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Scientific Area: An area that is consistently utilized for scientific monitoring of the environment, or other natural science studies. Educational Area: Land regularly used by educational institutions, local environmental organizations, or general public for nature study or instruction.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANK
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: exceptional
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st/Highest of three ranking values.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvanial Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: high
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2nd/middle of three ranking values.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvanial Conservancy
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: notable
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 3rd/lowest of three ranking values.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Western Pennsylvanial Conservancy

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 621 County Office Building
Address: 542 Forbes Avenue
City: Pittsburgh
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 15219-2952
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 412 350-4774
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 412 350-4754
Resource_Description: Call for details.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 66.284
Ordering_Instructions: Call for Details

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071101
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Allegheny County Division of Computer Services Geographic Information Systems Group
Contact_Position: System Supervisor, GIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 621 County Office Building
Address: 524 Forbes Avenue
City: Pittsburgh
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 15219-2952
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 412 350-4774
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 412 350-4754
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage:<http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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