Florida Wildlife Occurrence System 2013

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
G.E. Reynolds, G. L. Sprandel, and D. E. Runde. 2002. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tallahassee, Florida
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: Florida Wildlife Occurrence System 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://dm.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs/>
Description:
Abstract:
This point shapefile consists of the locations of species detected for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Wildlife Occurrence (WildObs) database in Florida. This spatial database contains attributes of wildlife observations that are the most commonly used by biologists. WildObs maintains records of species' distributions throughout the state in a database with a standardized format for recording and managing incidental, casual, or short-term systematic observations of wildlife. This database is a repository for data from planned surveys, contracted projects, and casual observations. Designed to be useful to biologists, particularly those with the Nongame Wildlife Program, WildObs maintains species lists and assists biologists in monitoring wildlife populations in protected or managed areas. In particular, the attributes associated with this spatial dataset were selected from the WildObs database as the most commonly used characteristics for biologists.
Purpose:
Our goal is to provide a standardized format for recording and managing incidental, casual, or short-term systematic observations of wildlife. The system design is intended useful for biologists to maintain species lists or to track wildlife populations in protected our managed areas. Additionally this can be a repository for longer-term studies, or data from other sources, such as literature and contracted research projects.
Supplemental_Information:
A database management system (Microsoft Access 2000, dBase IV, and Arc/View compatible) is available if you wish to manage your own data. This database contains forms for searching records and exporting records into GIS systems. Copies of the database structure and programs are available from the Division’s database and downloadable from <http://dm.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs/>.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19880101
Ending_Date: 20131231
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.557610
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.847787
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.691601
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.466446
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWC Theme
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Wildlife
Theme_Keyword: distribution
Theme_Keyword: wildlife
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FWC Place
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: statewide
Access_Constraints:
These data are unrestricted. Where possible, always acquire this dataset directly from FWC as other sources may have altered the original data.
Use_Constraints:
Users are encouraged to read and fully comprehend the metadata record prior to using these data. Please acknowledge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) as the data source for any products developed from these data. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection techniques, and computer processes over time. FWC shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Glenn Reynolds
Contact_Organization: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Contact_Position: Database Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 620 S. Meridian Street
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32399-1600
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (850) 617-6037
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-921-1847
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: glenn.reynolds@myfwc.com
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FWRI-DC
Security_Classification: Available without restriction
Security_Handling_Description: Available without restriction

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
These tables contain numerous Look-up fields for describing species activities, site habitats, site quality, and observation type. Using Look-up fields reduces errors in data entry. In addition, on field forms you can record 1 or 2 types of habitats occupied and activities observed. Space is provided to record numbers of animals observed and to classify them according to age and sex. Finally, space is provided for detailed notes on behavior, location, and survey type information.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The WildObs database includes two main related tables, joinable with the "Sitenumber" field. SITES was created to hold location and habitat information. COUNTS was created to hold wildlife observations and count data. Logically consistent. All attributes fall within defined values.
Completeness_Report: Ongoing
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Location information can be recorded at several levels of accuracy on the field forms. Details of the type of survey and type of count or estimation method used may also be recorded. Optionally, information on the type of managed area where the sighting was made can be noted, and provision is made to identify important wildlife use areas.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Glenn E. Reynolds
Publication_Date: 2014
Title: wildobs.mdb
Online_Linkage: <http://dm.fwc.state.fl.us/wildobs/>
Type_of_Source_Media: database
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19880101
Ending_Date: 20131231
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FWC mdb
Source_Contribution: Original data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Various information on geographic location, species (number, age, sex, etc.), habitat and activities of target species (listed in WildObsManual.doc) were recorded on wildlife observation forms using Microsoft Access 2000. Suggested target species and groups vary with the seasons. The manual, available from the contact, provides details of each table and field of the database structure as well as overview of the contents. WildObs forms and the intranet site are not intended to replace study-specific data forms. The observation forms can also be used for casual observations. Location information can be recorded at several levels of accuracy on the field forms. Space is provided to record numbers of animals observed and to classify them according to age and sex. In addition, you can record 1 or 2 types of habitats occupied and activities observed. Details of the type of survey and type of count or estimation method used may also be recorded. Optionally, information on the type of managed area where the sighting was made can be noted, and provision is made to identify important wildlife use areas. Finally, space is provided for detailed notes on behavior, location, and survey type information. slopes, or edges of floodplains.
Process_Date: 201311
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) Created queries to compile requested data from the following tables in the Microsoft Access wildobs.mdb file: Counts & Sites (joined on Sitenumber), FieldwoServer (where MergedIntoWildobs = No), and WildobsLite. 2) Queried and copied data from the SQL Server (fwc-tlsq8) Wildobs tables within the HSC database. The Access database holds historical Wildobs data, while the SQL Server database contains more recent records from an internal website.
Process_Date: 201311

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: meters
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: WildObs_FL_2013_poly
Entity_Type_Definition:
This spatial database contains attributes of wildlife observations that are the most commonly used by biologists.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: wildobs.mdb
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: SITENUMBER
Attribute_Definition:
The field contains a unique 11-digit code consisting of the following: the first 4 letters of the county in which it is found, a 3-digit site-type code, and a 3-digit sequential number for the given sitetype within the county.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITENAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name for the site. Note that these names are not necessarily unique.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude, in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 90
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degress
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Longitude, in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -180
Range_Domain_Maximum: 0
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Decimal Degress
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.000001
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HABITAT_DE
Attribute_Definition: A brief description of the habitat type during the observation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE
Attribute_Definition: Date of observation: YYYY/MM/DD
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TSN
Attribute_Definition: Species taxonomic serial number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Integrated Taxonomic Information System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SCINAME
Attribute_Definition: Species scientific name
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OLDCOMNAME
Attribute_Definition:
The previously accepted common name for the species as provided in the Species Ranking database
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMNAME
Attribute_Definition:
The accepted common name for the species as provided in the Species Ranking database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GFC
Attribute_Definition:
FWC, formally known as, Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commisssion species listing status
Attribute_Definition_Source: Official Lists Of Endangered Species, Wood, Don A.; 1994
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Federally designated Endangered
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Federally designated Threatened
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FXN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Federally designated Threatened Nonessential Experimental
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FT(S/A)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Federally designated Threatened species due to similarity of appearance
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ST
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State designated Threatened
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ST - lower Keys population only
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State designated Threatened only within the lower Keys region
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ST - only outside Baker,Columbia Cos. & Ap.NF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
State designated Threatened only in the regions outside of Baker and Columbia counties and the Apalachicola National Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SSC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State Species of Special Concern
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SSC - lower Keys population only
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
State Species of Special Concern only within the lower Keys region
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SSC - Monroe County population only
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State Species of Special Concern only within Monroe County
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Florida's Endangered and Threatened Species, FWC, January 2013
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACTIVITY_D
Attribute_Definition: Brief decription of activity type observed.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOTAL_COUN
Attribute_Definition:
Sum of all possible discrete count fields (i.e., all possible combinations of male/female/unknown + adult, young, unknown)
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NESTS
Attribute_Definition: Observed number of nests.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SITETYPE_D
Attribute_Definition: Brief description of type of site (e.g., wading bird rookery).
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBSERVER
Attribute_Definition: Individual(s) who made the observation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FL Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AFFILIATIO
Attribute_Definition: Observer's affilliation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: keyer
Attribute_Definition:
Automatically assigned numeric record number used for web linking.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Wildlife Occurrence System User Manual, 2003
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Free Text

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GIS Librarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 620 S. Meridian St 5B6
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32399
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISRequests@MyFWC.com
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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 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:
Format_Name: SHP
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://myfwc.com/research>
Fees:
None. However, persons or organizations requesting information must provide transfer media if FTP is not available and must pay express shipping costs if express shipping is required.
Ordering_Instructions:
Contact GIS Librarian by e-mail, telephone, or letter explaining which products are needed and providing a brief description of how the products will be used. Also, provide name and address of the person or organization requesting the products.
Turnaround:
Usually within 10 business days, although, complex requests may take longer
Custom_Order_Process: Contact GIS Librarian

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 201404
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GIS Librarian
Contact_Organization:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission-Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Position: GIS Data Librarian
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Address: 620 S. Meridian St 5B6
City: Tallahassee
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32399
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-488-0588
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-410-5269
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: GISRequests@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:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: FWRI-MC
Metadata_Security_Classification: Available
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: Metadata must be distributed with the data set.

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