Compilation of Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) telemetry locations in Florida 1983-2007

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Publication_Date: 20120619
Title:
Compilation of Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) telemetry locations in Florida 1983-2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Online_Linkage: <http://research.myfwc.com/>
Description:
Abstract:
This spatial dataset is a compilation of 4 different spatial datasets from studies collecting black bear telemetry locations in Florida from 1983 to 2007. The following spatial datasets were included in this compilation: 'Bear Telemetry_A-Neils.shp', 'Bear_Telem_Ocala_wVegTypes.shp', 'Bear_Telemetry_2009.shp', and 'Black_Bear_Telemetry_Locations.shp'.
Purpose:
To provide a comprehensive spatial dataset of all known telemetry locations of black bears in Florida. These data are intended for visual interpretation only. CAUTION: Because of its comprehensive nature, the 4 original datasets had different goals, purposes, and assumptions. Data from one study (i.e., 'Source' attribute) should not be combined or compared with another without close examination.
Supplemental_Information:
Prior to July 1, 2004, the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) was known as the Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI). The institute name has not been changed in historical data sets or references to work completed by the Florida Marine Research Institute. The institute name has been changed in references to ongoing research, new research, and contact information.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date:
REQUIRED: The year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 198305
Ending_Date: 200709
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.505718
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.713813
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.987570
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.679779
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWC Theme
Theme_Keyword: research
Theme_Keyword: telemetry
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWC Place
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: statewide
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:
Coordination with the FWC bear biologists is essential prior to any analyses using these data. 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_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
Data_Set_Credit:
R. Telesco, FWC-FWRI created the compilation of the 4 datasets. D. Alden, K. Annis, D. Barnes, D. Brandenburg, J. Brown, C. Cagle, A. Freedman, T. Hardisky, Dr. D. Maehr, D. Masters, A. Neils, M. Orlando, Dr. M. Pelton, J. Roof, B. Scheick, J. Smith, M. Stratman, Dr. M. Sunquist, and Dr. J. Wooding participated in data collection and study methodology.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FWRI-DC
Security_Classification: Available without restriction
Security_Handling_Description: Available without restriction
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown for individual studies. The attributes in the compilation were visually inspected for accuracy and completion. The formatting of each record was standardized for easier interpretation of the attributes and to minmize error.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown. Not reported for original datasets.
Completeness_Report: Unknown. Not reported for original datasets.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Varied and mostly unknown. Bear_Telemetry_2009.shp, another compilation of earlier data suggested that, "accuracy varies; aerial and ground telemetry error [are] often up to 200 m, or more." In A. Neils study the locations did not appear to be error checked (~76 records without UTM coordinates, ~70 with "N/A" in the coordinate field), and several with coordinate typos that plotted in the ocean, gulf, or far outside the county of that bear's other points.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Bear_Telem_Ocala_w/VegTypes
Type_of_Source_Media: shapefile
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Ocala
Source_Contribution:
Data in this dataset were combined from two telemetery studies: a graduate study on the movements of nuisance bears post-relocation to public lands, and a study on the movements surrounding SR 40 to study road crossings and mortalities. Use caution when combining the nuisance bear movements with other datasets. For example, the habitats used by the relocated bears may indicate those used during travel back to their establshed range, or those used when establishing a new territory and home range. The average distance moved daily also may differ greatly.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Bear Telemetry_A-Neils
Type_of_Source_Media: shapefile
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Neils
Source_Contribution:
Uncorrected telemetry points from Aletris Neils' UF Urban-Wildlands Interface project in Lynn, Ocala, and Paisley study areas. Taken from UrbanBearLocations(final).xlsx, these data were sent to Dr. Sunquiest at UF and Walt McCown at FWC in 2009.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Bear_Telemetry_2009
Type_of_Source_Media: shapefile
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 2009
Source_Contribution:
Locations of black bears in Florida from various telemetry projects (FWC, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, and University of Tennessee).
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Title: Black_Bear_Telemetry_Locations
Type_of_Source_Media: shapefile
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Locs
Source_Contribution:
This shapefile contains telemetry data collected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission from various black bear populations and various years.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Duplicates were determined and removed from the 4 original datasets, by examining the shapefiles in ArcMap 10.0, both using 'Select by location' with a 5-m buffer, and by close visual inspection. Many duplicates were discovered (>30,000, leaving 39,716 unique records), most arising from the Locs dataset. Due to datum shifts, duplicate records did not necessarily spatially align; they were all within 5 m of each other. Locations with records that contained identical attributes were considered duplicates, and the record containing the most complete attribute record was retained. Several locations were collected multiple times on the same day. These were not considered duplicates and were retained by assessing all other attributes for differences.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: all sources
Process_Date: 20120618
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
X-Y coordinates were assigned to each table using 'Add X-Y coordinates' tool in X-Tools whille data were in Albers projection. Tables were imported into Microsoft Access where attribute fields were standardized for both data type and format. Tables were then exported into Microsoft Excel, where they were combined into one table. The final table was converted to a shapefile in ArcCatalog 10.0 using the x-y coordinates.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: all sources
Process_Date: 20120619
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset copied.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: \\keaton\datalib\Spp_locs\bears\Bear_Telem_ALL_198305-200709
Process_Date: 20120724
Process_Time: 09520700
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Dataset moved.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
G:\Groups\GIS\gis_data_mgt_team\forSDE\Keaton\Bear_Telem_ALL_198305-200709_SCHEMACHANGE
Process_Date: 20120725
Process_Time: 10542100
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
G:\Groups\GIS\gis_data_mgt_team\forSDE\SchemaChange\Bear_Telem_ALL_198305-200709_SCHEMACHANGE.shp.xml
Process_Date: 20120727
Process_Time: 17523000

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: 0.000000004429812072714868
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000004429812072714868
Planar_Distance_Units:
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101
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: Bear_Telem_ALL_198305-200709
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
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: SOURCE
Attribute_Definition:
Abbreviation referring to which study the telemetry location belonged to
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BEAR_ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique identifier for an individual black bear
Attribute_Definition_Source: FWC/UF
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: x
Attribute_Definition: Florida Modified Albers x-coordinate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: y
Attribute_Definition: Florida Modified Albers y-coordinate
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PointDate

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Distributor:
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Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
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Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120619
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: as needed
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
REQUIRED: The organization responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 100 Eighth Avenue Southeast
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-896-8626
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-893-1679
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISLibrarian@MyFWC.com
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: No restrictions on metadata
Metadata_Use_Constraints: Metadata must be distributed with the data set.
Metadata_Security_Information:
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