Greater Sage-grouse Telemetry - Mono Co [ds68]

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Tags
breeding, White Mountains, nesting, Eastern Sierra, greater sage-grouse, Mono County, 2005, telemetry, environment, California, 2004, 2003, Centrocercus urophasianus, winter, biota, locations, activity


Summary

The purpose of this dataset is to answer questions about sage grouse movement and habitat use in Mono County. Additionally, correlates to survival and reproductive success may be determined from telemetry data.

Description

Combined telemetry locations for sage grouse in Mono County which were fitted with radio-transmitters for the USGS Greater sage-grouse project. Contains spatial and temporal information as well as topography, estimated habitat types, elevation, slope, etc. Dataset is complete for all birds from January 2003 to November 2005. Accuracy of individual data fields currently being verified, spatial and temporal accuracy has however, been verified.

Credits

Use limitations

Positional accuracy of individual locations is limited by: accuracy of satellite GPS locations, uncertainty in telemetry locations (observer error), and possible data entry errors. Although, all reasonable attempts have been made to limit these factors, positional accuracy for any individual point should not necessarily be considered minimal. The appropriateness of multiple scales of inference is the end-users responsibility to justify and the originators assume no responsibility for incorrect or misleading uses of this data.

Extent

West -119.473906 East -118.071511
North 38.694290 South 37.411904

Scale Range

ArcGIS Metadata

Topics and Keywords

Themes or categories of the resource location, biota, environment


* Content type Downloadable Data


Place keywords White Mountains, Eastern Sierra, Mono County, California

Temporal keywords breeding, nesting, 2005, 2004, 2003, winter

Theme keywords greater sage-grouse, telemetry, Centrocercus urophasianus, locations, activity

Theme keywords environment, biota

Thesaurus
Title ISO 19115 Topic Category




Citation

* Title DS0068_20051114
Publication date 2005-11-14


Presentation formats * digital map


Citation Contacts

Responsible party
Organization's name USGS-BRD Dixon Field Station
Contact's role originator


Resource Details

Dataset languages English(UNITED STATES)


Spatial representation type * vector


* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
* Name DS0068_20051114
* Location Server=; :; Database=; User=; Version=
* Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents

Extent
Description
ground condition
Temporal extent
Beginning date
Indeterminate date January 2003
Ending date
Indeterminate date November 2005

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
West longitude -119.519678
East longitude -118.641588
South latitude 37.576785
North latitude 38.69734

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type Extent used for searching
* West longitude -119.473906
* East longitude -118.071511
* North latitude 38.694290
* South latitude 37.411904
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
* West longitude -13299774.362400
* East longitude -13143660.507900
* South latitude 4496677.426000
* North latitude 4677975.363100
* Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact

Point of contact
Individual's name Bill Perry or Cory Overton
Organization's name United States Geological Survey - BRD
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 530-669-5060

Address
Type both
Delivery point 6924 Tremont Road
City Dixon
Administrative area CA
Postal code 95616
Country US
e-mail address william_perry@usgs.gov



Resource Maintenance

Resource maintenance
Update frequency irregular


Resource Constraints

Legal constraints
Other constraints
Current status is public domain, without restrictions. The appropriateness of public display may diminish with Endangered Species listing decisions.
Constraints
Limitations of use
Positional accuracy of individual locations is limited by: accuracy of satellite GPS locations, uncertainty in telemetry locations (observer error), and possible data entry errors. Although, all reasonable attempts have been made to limit these factors, positional accuracy for any individual point should not necessarily be considered minimal. The appropriateness of multiple scales of inference is the end-users responsibility to justify and the originators assume no responsibility for incorrect or misleading uses of this data.

Spatial Reference

ArcGIS coordinate system
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_WGS_1984
* Projection WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere
* Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 102100
X origin -20037700
Y origin -30241100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 2
M tolerance 2
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 3857
Well-known text PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]

Reference system identifier
* Value 3857
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties

Vector
* Level of topology for this dataset geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name DS0068_20051114
* Object type point
* Object count 7545



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name DS0068_20051114
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Point
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 7545
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality

Scope of quality information
Resource level dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description
Locations complete for all verifiable telemetry fixes.




Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description
Single azimuth telemetry locations, anecdotal sightings, and incomplete spatial data are not included.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description
Attributes assigned by field personnel, accuracy of attribute information subject to error in data entry or interpretation. Incidence and degree of errors presumed to be small.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description
Telemetry location determined through triangulation of signal bearings and GPS locations. Errors in positional GPS locations minor but may exceed 50m. Effect of error in triangulation determined in part by distance to bird and angle of bearing intersection.




Lineage

Process step
Description
Location information generated using LOCATE II program for multiple azimuth geometry of intersecting bearings.




Geoprocessing history

Process
Process name DefineProjection_1
Date 2005-11-1414:15:05
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DefineProjection
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name Project_2
Date 2005-11-1414:16:01
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2011-07-2108:31:04
Tool location C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Date 2013-06-2114:10:46
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution

Distributor
Ordering process



Distribution format
* Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Location ftp://ftp.dfg.ca.gov/BDB/GIS/BIOS/Public_Datasets/001_099/ds068.zip

Online source
Location http://bios.dfg.ca.gov

Fields

Details for object DS0068_20051114
* Type Feature Class
* Row count 7545


Field OBJECTID
* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 10
* Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Accuracy information
Accuracy 100%
Explanation
Automatic entry


Field TIMESTAMP
* Data type String
* Width 19
* Alias TIMESTAMP
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Automatic stamp of record time
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 100%
Explanation
Automatic update


Field BIRD_ID
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias BIRD_ID
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Unique individual identifier
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field FREQUENCY
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias FREQUENCY
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Identifier for radio frequency of transmitter. Not a unique identification.
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field OBSERVER
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias OBSERVER
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Initials for field personnel
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected by field personnel


Field STUDY_SITE
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias STUDY_SITE
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Identifier for sub-region of location
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value BF
Description Bircham Fales
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value BH
Description Bodie Hills
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value JA
Description Jackass Flat
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value PA
Description Parker Meadows
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value LV
Description Long Valley
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value WH
Description Wheeler Flat
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Value WM
Description White Mountains
Enumerated domain value definition source USGS


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field WEATHER
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias WEATHER
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for prevailing weather conditions
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description Sunny/Clear


Value 2
Description Cloud Cover >50%


Value 3
Description Cloud Cover <50%


Value 4
Description Light Rain


Value 5
Description Heavy Rain


Value 6
Description Light Snow


Value 7
Description Heavy Snow


Value 8
Description Fog


Value 9
Description Haze/Smoke


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field WIND
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias WIND
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for prevailing wind speed
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description 0-5 mph


Value 2
Description 5-10 mph


Value 3
Description 10-15 mph


Value 4
Description 15-20 mph


Value 5
Description >20 mph


Accuracy information
Accuracy 90%
Explanation
Estimated by field personnel


Field PLANT_COMM
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias PLANT_COMM
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for estimated primary composition of plant communty at bird location
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description Mountain Big Sagebrush


Value 2
Description Basin Big Sagebrush


Value 3
Description Wyoming Big Sagebrush


Value 4
Description Low Sagebrush


Value 5
Description Meadow


Value 7
Description Mountain Big Sage to Low Sage Transition


Value 8
Description Mountain Big Sage to Basin Big Sage Transition


Value 9
Description Unknown


Value 6
Description Alkali Meadow


Value 10
Description Silver Sage


Value 11
Description Sagebrush to Meadow Transition


Value 12
Description Bristlecone


Value 13
Description Alpine Scrub


Value 14
Description Hybrid Mountain Big/Low Sagebrush


Value 15
Description Low Sage (duplicated with 4)


Accuracy information
Accuracy 80%
Explanation
Identified by field personnel


Field LOCATION_T
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias LOCATION_T
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for general type of bird location.
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description General


Value 2
Description Nest


Value 3
Description Brood


Value 4
Description Lek


Value 5
Description Roost


Accuracy information
Accuracy 95%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field LOCATION_M
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias LOCATION_M
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for method of estimating bird location
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description Handheld Triangulation


Value 2
Description Truck Triangulation


Value 3
Description Direct Visual


Value 4
Description Direct Estimation


Value 5
Description Aerial Triangulation


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field TRANSMITTE
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias TRANSMITTE
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Transmitter signal repetition (number of signals over 20 seconds)
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Counted by field personnel


Field BIRD_STATU
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias BIRD_STATU
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for status of bird
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description Alive


Value 2
Description Mortality


Value 3
Description Radio Failure


Value 4
Description Unknown


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry by field personnel


Field BIRD_ACTIV
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias BIRD_ACTIV
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for activity of bird
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description Unknown


Value 2
Description Incubating


Value 3
Description Roosting


Value 4
Description Feeding


Value 5
Description Flying


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected entry, activity estimated by field personnel


Field TIME_1
* Data type String
* Width 19
* Alias TIME_1
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Time of day first azimuth is taken
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 100%
Explanation
Automatic entry


Field ELEVATION
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias ELEVATION
* Precision 11
* Scale 0
Field description
Elevation of bird location (m)
Description source
GPS units (multiple brands)
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99% of locations +/- 100m 90% +/- 25m
Explanation
Estimated


Field SLOPE
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias SLOPE
* Precision 11
* Scale 0
Field description
Slope at bird location (in degrees)
Description source
Compass
Accuracy information
Accuracy +/- 3 degrees
Explanation
Estimated when possible


Field ASPECT
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias ASPECT
* Precision 11
* Scale 0
Field description
Aspect of slope (in degrees)
Description source
Compass
Accuracy information
Accuracy +/- 10 degrees
Explanation
Estimated when possible


Field ACCURACY
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias ACCURACY
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for accuracy of bird location estimate
Description source
USGS, LOCATE II program
List of values
Value 1
Description 0-5 meters


Value 2
Description 5-25 meters


Value 3
Description 25-75 meters


Value 4
Description 75-200 meters


Value 5
Description 200-500 meters


Value 6
Description 500-1000 meters


Value 7
Description >1000 meters


Accuracy information
Accuracy 80%
Explanation
Selected by field personnel


Field DISTURBANC
* Data type String
* Width 50
* Alias DISTURBANC
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Numeric code for degree of bird disturbance
Description source
USGS
List of values
Value 1
Description No known disturbance


Value 2
Description Flushed


Value 3
Description Alerted but no movement


Value 4
Description Moved but not flushed


Accuracy information
Accuracy 99%
Explanation
Selected by field personnel


Field BIRD_EASTI
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias BIRD_EASTI
* Precision 19
* Scale 6
Field description
UTM Easting of bird location
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99% of records +/- 100m 95% of records +/- 50m, contingent on Disturbance field.
Explanation
Estimated from bearing and GPS coordinates, calculated in LOCATE II program


Field BIRD_NORTH
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias BIRD_NORTH
* Precision 19
* Scale 6
Field description
UTM Northing of bird location
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy 99% of records +/- 100m 95% of records +/- 50m, contingent on Disturbance field.
Explanation
Estimated from bearing and GPS coordinates, calculated in LOCATE II program


Field ANGLE_OF_T
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias ANGLE_OF_T
* Precision 11
* Scale 0
Field description
Angle (in degrees) of azimuth triangulation
Description source
Compass
Accuracy information
Accuracy +/- 10 degrees
Explanation
Estimated by field personnel


Field DISTANCE_F
* Data type Double
* Width 8
* Alias DISTANCE_F
* Precision 11
* Scale 0
Field description
Distance (in meters) from bird
Description source
USGS
Accuracy information
Accuracy +/- 400m
Explanation
Estimated by field personnel


Field DATE_
* Alias DATE_
* Data type String
* Width 19
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Location date


Field SHAPE
* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.






Metadata Details

Metadata language English(UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata dataset
Scope name * dataset


* Last update 2014-04-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-03-0615:16:41
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-04-2809:00:35


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-04-2809:00:35


Metadata Contacts

Metadata contact
Individual's name Cory Overton or Bill Perry
Organization's name United States Geological Survey - BRD
Contact's role point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 707-678-0682

Address
Type both
Delivery point 6924 Tremont Road
City Dixon
Administrative area Ca
Postal code 95620
Country US



Metadata Maintenance

Maintenance
Update frequency unknown


Other maintenance requirements
Last metadata review date: 20050408


Thumbnail and Enclosures

Thumbnail

Enclosure
Enclosure type File
Description of enclosure original metadata
Original metadata document, which was translated yes
Source metadata format fgdc