NRCS Watersheds
SDE Feature Class - METROLIB.usgshuc
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
DescriptionSpatialData StructureData SourceData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Information used to reference the data.
Title: NRCS Watersheds
Originators: LOJIC
Publication date: 2/9/2001
Data type: vector digital data
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Polygon shapefile of hydrologic unit (HU) boundaries defining the locations of the:

6 Digit USGS Accounting Unit or NRCS Basin

8 Digit USGS Cataloging Unit or NRCS Subbasin

11 Digit NRCS Watershed

14 Digit NRCS Subwatershed
Large scale cartographics and spatial analysis
Supplemental information:
Does not include watershed data for Indiana

Scale 1:24,000
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Person: Bruce Carrol
Organization: LOJIC
Phone: (502) 540-6543
Fax: (502) 540-6499
700 West Liberty St.
City: Louisville
State or Province: Kentucky
Postal code: 40203
County: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: METROLIB.usgshuc
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 4; ESRI ArcCatalog
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 2/9/2001
Currentness reference:
publication date
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Keywords: inlandWaters
Keyword thesaurus: ArcIMS Metadata Server Theme Codes
Keywords: Louisvillle, Jefferson County, Louisville Metro, Clark County, Floyd County, Harrison County, Bullitt County, Hardin County, Henry County, Meade County, Oldham County, Shelby County, Spencer County, Trimble County
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
Data access is restricted to LOJIC Participants, their contractors and Licensees only
Use constraints:
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: MSD and the participants of the Louisville/Jefferson County Information Consortium (LOJIC) have no indication or reason to believe that there are any inaccuracies or defects of information incorporated in this work and make NO REPRESENTATIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTBILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE, NOR ARE ANY SUCH WARRANTIES TO BE IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION OR DATA, FURNISHED HEREIN.

The attached data is owned by the LOJIC participants and is protected by United States Copyright laws and applicable international copyright treaties and/or conventions.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Kentucky North FIPS 1601 Feet
Map units: survey feet
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard parallel: 37.966667
Standard parallel: 38.966667
Longitude of central meridian: -84.250000
Latitude of projection origin: 37.500000
False easting: 1640416.666667
False northing: 0.000000
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.001250
Ordinate resolution: 0.001250
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
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 StatePlane Kentucky North FIPS 1601 Feet
Left 984609.285000 (survey feet)
Right 1474801.196250 (survey feet)
Top 454112.955000 (survey feet)
Bottom -67002.438750 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
West -86.548917 (longitude)
East -84.819379 (longitude)
North 38.745552 (latitude)
South 37.293977 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of METROLIB.usgshuc
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: METROLIB.usgshuc
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 610
14 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code; hyphen seperated
Basin name
Square miles of basin
Acres of basin
14 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code
11 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code
8 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code
6 Digit Hydrologic Unit Code
yes or no; indicates whether the watershed was included in this layer only to provide coverage to the extent of the Metro area boundary and is only a portion of an entire Huc11 watershed area
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Feature geometry.
Alias: SHAPE Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Alias: SHAPE.AREA Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Alias: SHAPE.LEN Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 610
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Type: G-polygon
Count: 610
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Data Source 1
Originators: USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
The watershed boundaries were delineated on 1:24,000 USGS topo maps. The delineated topo maps were digitized using a RMS error of no more than 0.025. When the digitized topo maps matched the maps used on a particular USGS 1:100,000 map, topology for the data was created and HUC designations were assigned to the polygons.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
Process Step 3
Process description:
Metadata imported.
Data Source used
Process Step 4
Process description:
Dataset copied.
Data Source used
Server=lojicora1; Service=esri_sde; User=metrolib; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 ChangePrivileges_54
Date: 20070330 Time: 022436
Tool location: S:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\ChangePrivileges
Command issued: ChangePrivileges "Database Connections\p_metrolib.sde\METROLIB.usgshuc" LOJIC_ROLE GRANT # "Database Connections\p_metrolib.sde\METROLIB.usgshuc"
2 Process
Date: 20080531 Time: 172403
Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\UpgradeSpatialReference
Command issued: UpgradeSpatialReference "Database Connections/pl_METROLIB.sde/metrolib.usgshuc" 0.00125 0.025 0.025 "Database Connections/pl_METROLIB.sde/metrolib.usgshuc"
3 Process
Date: 20080811 Time: 070707
Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Analyze
Command issued: Analyze "Database Connections/pl_metrolib.sde\metrolib.usgshuc_1" BUSINESS;FEATURE "Database Connections/pl_metrolib.sde\metrolib.usgshuc_1"
4 Process
Date: 20080811 Time: 072705
Tool location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\ChangePrivileges
Command issued: ChangePrivileges "Database Connections/pl_metrolib.sde\metrolib.usgshuc" LOJIC_ROLE GRANT # "Database Connections/pl_metrolib.sde\metrolib.usgshuc"
+ Data Distribution Information
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Offline Data
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20070404
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: LOJIC
Person: Jeff Ackerman
Phone: (502) 540-6372
Fax: (502) 540-6499
Address type: mailing and physical address
700 West Liberty St.
City: Louisville
State or Province: Kentucky
Postal code: 40203
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.2
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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