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Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, and other water bodies from the USGS 7½' Quadrangles
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    REQUIRED: The name of an organization or individual that developed the data set., REQUIRED: The date when the data set is published or otherwise made available for release., BOCO.LAKES_USGS.

    Online Links:

    • Server=sdeprod; Service=esri_sde; User=boco; Version=SDE.DEFAULT

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.692527
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.052910
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.262672
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.913286

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 1905
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

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

    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):

      • G-polygon (2161)

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

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 39.716667
      Standard_Parallel: 40.783333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -105.500000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.333333
      False_Easting: 3000000.000316
      False_Northing: 999999.999996

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001000
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_North_American_1983_HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?


    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.







    413test value



    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.



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?

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

    Boulder County Parks and Open Space
    2045 13th St
    Boulder, CO 80305

    303-441-3950 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

To show location and name all lakes, reservoirs, wetlands, snowfields and other water bodies, their type and name

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    Type_of_Source_Media: SDTS Digital vector data from the USGS
    Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
    SDTS digital vector data from 24 USGS 7½' quadrangles from the USGS ftp site

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

    (process 1 of 2)
    Metadata imported.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • V:\gis\pmap\sdescripts\metadata\lakes_usgs.xml

    (process 2 of 2)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • Server=oraprod1b; Service=esri_sde; User=boco; Version=SDE.DEFAULT

  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?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

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

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access_Constraints: Downloadable from the County GIS website
The '0' value in the cff_code must be deleted - represent island polygons.

  1. Who distributes the data set?[Distributor contact information not provided.]

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

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 02-Aug-2005
Metadata author:
REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
c/o REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
REQUIRED: The city of the address., REQUIRED: The state or province of the address. REQUIRED: The ZIP or other postal code of the address.

REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual. (voice)