Black Bear Range Florida

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Black Bear Range Florida
Edition: 2005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
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Description:
Abstract:
This layer contains a range map of the Florida Black Bear current to 2008. FWC-generated this layer of black bear range by updating prior maps. This map is based on the 2004 map created in the Statewide Assessment of Road Impacts study, but updated in 2007 to include the coastal area of the Apalachicola bear population near the National Forest. The topology of this map was cleaned with Arcinfo in 2008 to resolve minor mismatches in node location; improving output from GIS analyses. Page 14 of the Road Impacts report includes this definition of bear range, "Within a GIS, contiguous cell blocks that were identified according to the presence criteria, available habitat, and the FWC Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System (FWC 2001, Endries et al. 2003) were used to define primary and secondary bear range polygons. Primary range emphasized cell blocks containing evidence of females and reproduction. Additional factors such as habitat, general bear use, and roadkill were used to refine the delineation. Secondary range was defined outside of the primary range and included contiguous cell blocks identified as general bear use in addition to other parameters such as available habitat. Isolated or non-contiguous cells that were identified as occupied by bears were not included in the primary or secondary ranges. These range polygons were then used to generate an updated depiction of primary and secondary bear range distribution in Florida. In 2000, FWC generated a distribution map representing a subjective evaluation of primary and secondary bear range from 1998-2000 based on observations from FWC personnel (Figure 1)."
Purpose:
These data are available for all people interested in the Florida black bear in the state of Florida
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete for 2005
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.182046
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.407260
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.873431
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.296980
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Black Bears, Range, Florida, FWC
Access_Constraints:
Available without restriction. All data must be verified by Principal Investigator or Group Database Analyst prior to release. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from FWC and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. FWC makes no claims as to the data's suitability for other purposes.
Use_Constraints:
Acknowledgement of the FWC-FWRI (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute) as the data source would be appreciated in any products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of this data. Please cite the original metadata when using portions of the record to create a similar record of slightly altered data, such as reprojection. If any data are modified or adjusted, please share the edited information with FWC. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. FWC shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of this data. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such. This is not a survey data set and should not be utilized as such. These data are not to be used for navigation.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Wildlife Technology Services Section
Address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Address: 620 South Meridian St
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-1600
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@myfwc.com
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 8 am -5 pm
Data_Set_Credit:
Created by: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 620 South Meridian St. Tallahassee, FL 32344
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Logically consistent. All attribute values fall within defined values
Completeness_Report:
Visually inspected for completeness to ensure all values fell within specified ranges.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: GIS.FWC.black_bear_range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Miles
Attribute_Definition: Area in Miles
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPULATION
Attribute_Definition: Name of Population
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HECTARES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: KILOMETERS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MILES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Hectares
Attribute_Definition: Area of perimeter in hectares
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RANGETYPE
Attribute_Definition: Range Type
Attribute_Definition_Source: FWC
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Primary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Primary Range
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Secondary
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Secondary Range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Kilometers
Attribute_Definition: Area in Kilometers
Overview_Description:

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 922-5679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@fwc.state.fl.us
Hours_of_Service: 8-5, Monday - Friday
Resource_Description: Available from the FWC
Distribution_Liability:
This data set is in the public domain, and the recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a FWC-FWRI produced data set; it is provided "as-is" without warranty of any kind, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The user assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and suitability of this data set for a specific application. In no event will the staff of the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute be liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this data set.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.262
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121106
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Address: 620 S. Meridian St.
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 32399-1600
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (850) 410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisrequests@myfwc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8-5, Monday - Friday
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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