Fourmile Canyon Fire Progression

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Fourmile Canyon Fire Progression
Infrared flights conducted by US Forest Service to collect heat perimeter data during the fire. Perimeter progressions include 9/6/2010 at 1500 hr, 9/7/2010 at 1230 hr, 9/8/2010 at 0210 hr, 9/9/2010 at 1932 hr, 9/10/2010 at 0135 hr, and 9/13/2012 for final perimeter.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    , Fourmile Canyon Fire Progression.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.435163
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.341585
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.077806
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.021588

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    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):

      • GT-polygon composed of chains (6)

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

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 39.71666666666667
      Standard_Parallel: 40.78333333333333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -105.5
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.33333333333334
      False_Easting: 3000000.000316083
      False_Northing: 999999.999996

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0003280833333333334
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0003280833333333334

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983 HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    Fire Progression

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.


    Date perimeter was collected (Source: USFS)

    Time perimeter data was collected (Source: USFS)

    Acres of Perimeter (Source: USFS)



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?

    Boulder County Land Use, US Forest Service

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

    Boulder County Land Use
    2045 13th St.
    Boulder, CO 80302

    303-441-3930 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

For cartographic purposes to show the progression of the Fourmile Canyon Fire.

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Access_Constraints: None
This data is for illustrative purposes only. Boulder County makes no warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of these data. Boulder County Land Use Department disclaims any liability associated with the use or misuse of these data. In accessing and/or relying on these data, the user fully assumes any and all risk associated with this information.

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 20-Dec-2012
Metadata author:
Boulder County Land Use
2045 13th St.
Boulder, CO 80302

303-441-3930 (voice)

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

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