INTEGRATED WILDLIFE HABITAT RANKING SYSTEM (IWHRS) FOR FLORIDA - 2009

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
INTEGRATED WILDLIFE HABITAT RANKING SYSTEM (IWHRS) FOR FLORIDA - 2009
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tallahassee, FL
Publisher: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Other_Citation_Details: State of Florida
Online_Linkage:
<http://myfwc.com/research/gis/data-maps/terrestrial/wildlife-habitat-ranking-system/>
Description:
Abstract:
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for performing environmental reviews of major land developments in Florida that impact fish and wildlife resources and their habitat. In an effort to improve the efficiency and accuracy of these assessments, and to improve the coordination between agencies, the FWC developed a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based rapid assessment tool that incorporates a wide variety of land cover and wildlife species data. The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System (IWHRS) ranks the Florida landscape based upon the needs of wildlife as a way to identify ecologically significant lands in the state, and to assess the potential impacts of land development projects. The IWHRS was originally created in 2001 (original IWHRS) and was revised in 2007,2008, and in 2009. The updated layers in the IWHRS 2009 include Roadless Habitat Patch Size, Listed Species Locations, Species Richness, Managed Lands, Distance to Managed Lands, Florida Natural Areas Inventory (FNAI) Habitat Conservation Priorities, and Florida Forever Board of Trustees/Save Our Rivers Lands. This dataset is the result of the final calculation of the 10 data layers that comprise the IWHRS 2009. This is an update to the iwhrs_2008 dataset.
Purpose:
The IWHRS is provided as part of the FWC’s continuing technical assistance to various local, regional, state, and federal agencies, and entities interested in wildlife needs and conservation in order to: (1) determine ways to avoid or minimize project impacts by evaluating alternative placements, alignments, and transportation corridors during early planning stages, (2) assess direct, secondary, and cumulative impacts to habitat and wildlife resources, and (3) identify appropriate parcels for public land acquisition for wetland and upland habitat mitigation purposes.
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.
The IWHRS was originally created in 2001 and underwent a major revision in 2007 using updated datasets. In 2008 changes were made to five of the data layers (Listed Species Locations, Species Richness, Managed Lands, Distance to Managed Lands, and Florida Forever Board of Trustees/Save Our Rivers Lands) using data not available in 2007, and the Landscape Diversity layer was replaced with a Spatial Heterogeneity layer. In 2009, the binary Strategic Habitat Conservation Areas (SHCA) layer was replaced with a prioritized SHCA layer and all other layers except Spatial Heterogeneity and Landscape Connectivity were updated with data not available in 2008.
For more inforrmation on the Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System see <http://myfwc.com/research/gis/data-maps/terrestrial/wildlife-habitat-ranking-system/>.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2001
Ending_Date: 2009
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.429040
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.872251
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.983191
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.492815
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: mapping
Theme_Keyword: IWHRS
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: Wildlife
Theme_Keyword: Conservation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: biota
Place:
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints:
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_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
Contact_Organization: FWC and Wildlife Research Institute
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: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Other_Citation_Details:
The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System 2009 website: <http://myfwc.com/research/gis/data-maps/terrestrial/wildlife-habitat-ranking-system/>
The Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System 2009 Final Report: <http://myfwc.com/media/1205697/IWHRS_09.pdf>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within the original data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This data is provided 'as is'. GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the original data layer's topology
Completeness_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' by GeoPlan and is complete to our knowledge.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its horizontal positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: Unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FWC
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For a complete description on the process steps and methodology please see the final report availble for download at <http://myfwc.com/> media/1205697/IWHRS_09.pdf
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GeoPlan downloaded this dataset from FWC's Integrated Wildlife Habitat Ranking System 2009 website at:<http://myfwc.com/research/gis/data-maps/terrestrial/> wildlife-habitat-ranking-system/ on 7/19/2011.The dataset was archived with several other datasets in .ZIP format. The archive was named data.zip. The iwhrs2009 raster was extracted and the following QA/QC steps were performed by GeoPlan.
- Added the DESCRIPT field based on VALUE. - Added the FGDLAQDATE field based on the date GeoPlan acquired the data from the source.
Process_Date: 20110725

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 24531
Column_Count: 24903
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 24.000000
Standard_Parallel: 31.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -84.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 24.000000
False_Easting: 400000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: IWHRS_2009
Entity_Type_Definition: IWHRS_2009.VAT
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: FWC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Rowid
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: VALUE
Attribute_Definition:
The resulting value (range 1-10) assigned to a pixel. The resulting value assigned to each pixel indicates its importance to wildlife (e.g. the higher the value of a pixel the more important it is to wildlife).
Attribute_Definition_Source: FWC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNT
Attribute_Definition: Grid Cell Count.
Attribute_Definition_Source: FWC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT
Attribute_Definition: GeoPlan added field based on field VALUE.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FGDLAQDATE
Attribute_Definition: The date FGDL acquired the data from the source.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
Contact_Person:
Contact_Position:
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 431 Architecture PO Box 115706
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32611-5706
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Web site: <http://www.fgdl.org>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Technical Support: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: For FGDL Software: <http://www.fgdl.org/software.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mailing list for FGDL: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html>
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Resource_Description: DOWNLOADABLE DATA
Distribution_Liability:
The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (data sources) who are data stewards, producers, or publishers. The data available in FGDL may not be the most current version of the data offered by the data source. University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no guarantees about the currentness of the data and suggests that data users check with the data source to see if more recent versions of the data exist.
Furthermore, the GIS data available in the FGDL are provided 'as is'. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no warranties, guaranties or representations as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the data provided by the data sources. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no representations or warranties about the quality or suitability of the materials, either expressly or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing or distributing the materials.
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Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our webpage at: <http://geoplan.ufl.edu/education.html>
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 71.449
Technical_Prerequisites:
This data is intended for use with a Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing software package.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111122
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: FWC and Wildlife Research Institute
Contact_Person: GISLibrarian
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
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Eastern time
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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