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Marine Fisheries - Submerged Lands Metadata

Marine Fisheries

Submerged Lands Dataset

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Publication_Date: 20101230
Title: Submerged Lands Dataset
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Morehead City, NC
Publisher: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Online_Linkage: NA
Online_Linkage: NA
Description:
Abstract:
The General Assembly in 1965 enacted legislation (G.S. § 113-205 and G.S. § 113-206) requiring registration of private claims to lands beneath navigable waters in 25 coastal counties. This dataset contains recognized claims i.e. where a final claim resolution has been issued.
Purpose:
GIS dataset was created to identify location and associated information of recognized claims.
Supplemental_Information:
This dataset is not a certified land survey and is not intended to comply with North Carolina G.S. §47-30.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20121210
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.448478
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.613785
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.328308
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.850454
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Theme_Keyword: Land
Theme_Keyword: Submerged
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
William S. Powell, The North Carolina GAZETTEER, A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places, (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), August 1984
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Brunswick County
Place_Keyword: New Hanover County
Place_Keyword: Pender County
Place_Keyword: Onslow County
Place_Keyword: Craven County
Place_Keyword: Carteret County
Place_Keyword: Pamlico County
Place_Keyword: Beaufort County
Place_Keyword: Hyde County
Place_Keyword: Dare County
Place_Keyword: Bertie County
Place_Keyword: Chowan County
Place_Keyword: Pasquotank County
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Access_Constraints: None.
Use_Constraints:
This dataset, prepared pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 113-206(a), depicts claims to lands under navigable waters for which a final resolution has been issued pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 113-206. THIS DATASET IS NOT A CERTIFIED LAND SURVEY AND IS NOT INTENDED TO COMPLY WITH NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL STATUTE § 47-30. This dataset is prepared for informational purposes only. The information depicted was obtained from the claimed files, which the Division of Marine Fisheries maintains for its internal use. The Division makes no warranty, expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability of these data, and users are advised that use of this data is at their own risk. This data is not to be used for legal descriptions or property transfers. Its intent is to provide location and quantitative information as a management tool for natural resources in those areas where a claim to a limited property interest registered pursuant to North Carolina General Statute § 113-205 may have been recognized. This GIS dataset represents data which existed at the time the claim was resolved. While every effort has been made to achieve accuracy, users are advised that the thousands of deeds, plats, maps and other documents registered varied greatly in scale, quality, and clarity. Claim boundaries were adjusted and registered to overlay 1998 DOQCIR Photography. Map projection is North Carolina State Plane, and the datum is North American Datum 83. For detailed legal description, title information, or survey data, claim boundaries should be researched in the appropriate Office of the Register of Deeds. A Declaration of Final Resolution of Claim to Submerged Lands has been filed in the Register of Deeds of the County where the land is located.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Margaret Nicely
Contact_Organization: North Carolina Department of Justice (Environmental Division)
Contact_Position: Paralegal
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Business
Address: 5285 Hwy 70 W
City: Morehead City
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28557
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 252.808.8192
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: margaret.nicely@ncdenr.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Jeanne Hardy, NCDMF Habitat Section; Margaret Nicely, NC Dept. of Justice; David Taylor, NC Dept of Justice, GIS Team, NCDMF.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The source data was checked using standard review procedures. Attributes were verified visually.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Topologically clean. Verified using topology tools in ESRI ArcGIS Desktop.
Completeness_Report:
Dataset is a complete representation of all recognized submerged lands claims in North Carolina.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The dataset has been prepared from various sources: county parcel maps, surveyed plat maps and hand drawn maps over aerial photos. The positional accuracy varies widely across the dataset, however a general visual assessment has been made by overlaying the dataset with county parcel maps, county boundaries, street maps, water body datasets, aerial photos, and Google Earth to verify the general location accuracy and alignment..
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: NA
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: NA
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unknown
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data digitzed from paper maps
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data created from survey maps
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description: attributes populated.
Process_Date: unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description: data verified.
Process_Date: unknown
Cloud_Cover: NA


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 239


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 3200
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 34.333333
Standard_Parallel: 36.166667
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -79.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 33.750000
False_Easting: 609601.220000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.00001
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.00001
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: sublands15_20101109
Entity_Type_Definition: Recognized submerged lands claims
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: OCName
Attribute_Definition:
A person who registered a claim pursuant to N.C. General Statute 113-205 on or before January 1, 1970, claiming an interest to any part of the bed, or a right of fishery, in navigable waters superior to that of the general public.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OCNum
Attribute_Definition: Original Claimant Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GID
Attribute_Definition: Map Number (Internal Use)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County Name
Attribute_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Acreage
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Category
Attribute_Definition: Type of Claim
Attribute_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Board of Education
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Shellfish Frachises
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Wharf Easement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SFE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Seine Fishing Easement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PB
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Private Bed
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Submerged Lands Program
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Submerged Lands Feature class has information related to Original Claimants.
ORIGINAL CLAIMANT is a person claiming an interest to any part of the bed, or right of fishery, in navigable waters superior to that of the general public, who registered a claim pursuant to N.C. General Statute 113-205 on or before January 1, 1970.
CURRENT CLAIMANT is a person who was a successor in interest to an Original Claimant at the time the validity of the claim was resolved. For purposes of this dataset, persons designated as “Current Claimants” whose claims were recognized and mapped may have transferred their interest and no longer have an interest in the property. Land records in the county where the claim is located should be consulted to determine the present owner.
The following are the five different categories of Submerged Lands Claims:
1. SHELLFISH (SF): The claim is for an exclusive right to cultivate and harvest shellfish, usually premised on a “grant of perpetual franchise.” These are variously called "deeded bottoms," "oyster bottoms," or "oyster gardens." These are distinct from shellfish cultivation leases issued under N.C. Gen. Stat. § 113-202, for which claim registration was not required.
2. WHARF EASEMENT (WE): The claim is for an easement for wharf purposes, premised on a wharf grant issued to the riparian owner.
3. BOARD OF EDUCATION (BE): The claim is for the bed of regularly flooded estuarine marshland, premised upon a deed issued by the State Board of Education.
4. Private Bed (PB): A claim for exclusive ownership of submerged bottom created from an excavated highland.
5. Seine Fishing Easement(SFE): Area designated for exclusive use of seine fishing that was acquired by a grant from the State.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Environmental Division, North Carolina Department of Justice.


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Person: Ballingam Chepuri
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Business
Address: 3441 Arendell St
City: Morehead City
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28557
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 252.808.8069
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ballingam.chepuri@ncdenr.gov
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop the corporate database may be reflected in the data supplied. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. North Carolina Department of Justice does not support secondary distribution of this data. The use of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the North Carolina Department of Justice or the North Carolina State Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.144


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121206
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20161206
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ballingam Chepuri
Contact_Organization: North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Business
Address: 3441 Arendell St
City: Morehead City
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28557
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 252.808.8069
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ballingam.chepuri@ncdenr.gov
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: None.
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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