Wildfire History in Boulder County

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Wildfire History in Boulder County
Historic wildfire perimeters in Boulder County. Originally obtained from City of Boulder and then edited by Boulder County Land Use (lu.ref_wildfire_history) to add perimeters.
Field obs west, north and south. GPS track on detailed east boundary.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    City of Boulder GIS, Coloraod, Jan 9, 2009, Wildfire History in Boulder County.

    Online Links:

    • \\gis\pcshare\prjlu\prjaw\AmyFileGeoDatabase.gdb

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.302170
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.263182
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.117934
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.063896

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 1901
    Time_of_Day: 10:00 AM
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  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.

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

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000000
      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?

    Wildfire History

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Incident Name (Source: Incident Commander)

    Date fire started (Source: Incident Commander)

    Date fire in final mopup (Source: Incident Commander)

    Cartographic name (Source: City of Boulder GIS)



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?

    City of Boulder GIS, Boulder County Land Use, Boulder County GIS

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

    Kip White
    City of Boulder I/T GIS
    GIS Database Administrator

    303 441 4010 (voice)

    Hours_of_Service: M-F 7:30 to 4:30

Why was the data set created?

Provide historical fire perimeters of Boulder County for mapping purposes.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

    Date: 08-Jan-2009 (process 1 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Date: 09-Jan-2009 (process 2 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    Date: 06-Oct-2010 (process 3 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

    Date: 06-Oct-2010 (process 4 of 4)
    Dataset copied.

    Data sources used in this process:

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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: Internal Use Only
Use_Constraints: Internal Use Only

  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

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Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 06-Oct-2010
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