National Park Boundaries

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Identification Information

Title National Park Boundaries
Date 2009-01-28
Date Type Publication
Cited Responsible Party
Organization Name National Park Service
Role identify
Presentation Form vector digital data
Abstract National Park Service unit boundaries.
Purpose Service wide boundary set for display and general analysis purposes.
Data Set Credit National Park Service
Status Complete
Point of Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name NPS
Position Name Chief Cartographer
Role Point of contact
Voice Unknown
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 301 S. Howes St. Suite 208
City Fort Collins
Administrative Area CO
Postal Code 80522
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address roger_m_johnson@nps.gov
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Descriptive Keywords National Park Service, Boundary, National Parks, NPS, Boundary
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The data is intended for use as a tool for display and general GIS analysis purposes only. It is in no way intended for engineering or legal purposes. The data accuracy is checked against best available sources which may be dated. NPS assumes no liability for use of this data. Boundaries from the Land Resources Division have separate polygons for each type of unit. For example Denali National Park and Denali National Preserve are separate individual polygons.
Language English
Topic Category boundaries
Extent
Geographic Bounding Box
West Bound -170.728481
East Bound 145.728387
North Bound 68.655385
South Bound -14.285582
Temporal Extent
Beginning Position 2002-02-01
Ending Position Present
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Distribution Information

Distributor
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Transfer Options
Online Resource ZIP
Online Resource ESRI Shapefile (shp)
Online Resource GML
Online Resource KML
Online Resource GeoJSON
Online Resource JSON
Online Resource Comma Separated Values (csv)
Online Resource MS Excel format (xls)
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial References
Spatial Reference North American Datum of 1983
Online Reference EPSG:4269
Spatial Reference Geodetic Reference System of 1980
Online Reference EPSG:7019
Indirect Spatial Reference United States
Geometric Object Type G-polygon GT-polygon composed of chains Point
Geometric Object Count 510 2629 4
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Data Quality Information

Logical Consistency Report Unknown
Completeness Report The data set is complete but subject to continual updates to reflect boundary amendments, legislation, and acquisitions, and improved processing techniques. The data is being regularly updated with verified boundaries from NPS Land Resources Division. Please contact the data originator with corrections and update suggestions.
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 9999
Type of Source Media paper
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime Unknown
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation Unknown
Source Contribution Source map
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 9999
Type of Source Media Unknown
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime Unknown
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation DD
Source Contribution Unknown
Source Information
Source Citation
Source Scale Denominator 9999
Type of Source Media Unknown
Source Time Period of Content
DateTime Unknown
Source Currentness Reference publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation JR
Source Contribution Unknown
Process Step
Process Description Boundary polygons for several units were verified data from the Lands Resources Division (LRD) according to the procedures defined in the Lands Acquisition Procedures Manual Chapter 5. Boundary data from LRD has separate polygons for individual types of units like Denali National Park and Denali National Preserve. Lands records in the dataset that can be identified by querying for [GIS_Notes] = "Lands" in the attribute table. These parks include: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site (ABLI), African Burial Ground National Monument (AFBG), Alagnak Wild River (ALAG), Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (ALFL), Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (ANJO), Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve (ANIA), Antietam National Battlefield (ANTI), Appomattox Court House National Historical Park (APCO), Arches National Park (ARCH), Arlington House - Robert E. Lee Memorial (ARHO), Aztec Ruins National Monument (AZRU), Badlands National Park (BADL), Bering Land Bridge National Preserve (BELA), Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (BLCA), Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area (BOHA), Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA), Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site (BRCR), Brown v Board of Education National Historic Site (BRVB), Buck Island Reef National Monument (BUIS). Buffalo National River (BUFF), Cabrillo National Monument (CABR), Canaveral National Seashore (CANA), Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI), Carl Sandburg Home (CARL), Cape Krusenstern National Monument (CAKR), Capulin Volcano National Monument (CAVO), Carlsbad Caverns National Park (CAVE), Carter G. Woodson National Historic Site (CAWO), Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (CASA), Castle Clinton Monument (CACL), Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO), Cedar Breaks National Monument (CEBR), Cedar Creek and Belle Grove (CEBE), Charles Pinckney National Historic Site (CHPI), Chiricahua National Monument (CHIR), Chamizal National Memorial (CHAM), Channel Islands National Park (CHIS), Christiansted National Historic Site (CHRI), Clara Barton National Historic Site (CLBA), Cumberland Gap National Historical Park (CUGA), Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CUVA), Denali National Park (DENA), De Soto National Memorial (DESO), Devils Postpile National Monument (DEPO), Devils Tower National Monument (DETO), Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO), Effigy Mounds National Monument (EFMO), El Morro National Mounment (ELMO), Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (ELRO), Federal Hall National Memorial (FEHA), First Ladies National Historic Site (FILA), Flight 93 National Memorial (FLNI), Florissant Fossil Beds (FLFO), Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (FOTH), Fort Bowie National Historic Site (FOBO), Fort Davis National Historic Site (FODA), Fort Frederica National Monument (FOFR), Fort Smith National Historic Site (FOSM), Fort Sumter National Monument (FOSU), Fort Union National Monument (FOUN), Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (FOUS), Fort Washington Park (FOWA), Fossil Butte National Monument (FOBU), Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (FRDO), Gates of the Arctic National Park (GAAR), General Grant National Memorial (GEGR), George Washington Carver National Monument (GWCA), Greenbelt Park (GREE),George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP), Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (GICL), Glacier Bay National Park (GLBA), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GOGA), Governors Island National Monument (GOIS), Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (GRKO), Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (GRSA), Hamilton Grange National Memorial (HAGR), Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (HAFE), Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO), Herbert Hoover National Historic Site (HEHO), Home of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site (HOFR), Homestead National Monument (HOME), Hot Springs National Park (HOSP), Hovenweep National Monument (HOVE), Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site (HUTR), Ice Age National Scenic Trail (IATR), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (INDU), James A Garfield National Historic Site (JAGA), Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve (JELA), Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (JICA), John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway (JODR), Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park (KAHO), Katmai National Park (KATM), Kenai Fjords National Park (KEFJ), Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (KEMO), Keweenaw National Historical Park (KEWE), Kings Canyon National Park (KICA), Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (KLGO), Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (KNRI), Kobuk Valley National Park (KOVA), Lake Clark National Park (LACL), Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LAME), Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (LIBO), Lincoln Home National Historic Site (LIHO), Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site (CHSC), Lava Bed National Monument (LABE), Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (LIBI), Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove (LYBA), Mammoth Cave National Park (MACA), Manassas National Battlefield Park (MANA), Manzanar National Historic Site (MANZ), Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site (MALU), Mesa Verde National Park (MEVE), Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site (MABE), Minute Man National Historical Park (MIMA), Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (MIMI), Mojave National Preserve (MOJA), Monocacy National Battlefield (MONO), Montezuma Castle National Monument (MOCA), Mount Rushmore National Memorial (MORU), Natchez National Historical Park (NATC), National Capital Parks (NACA), Nicodemus National Historic Site (NICO), Ninety Six National Historic Site (NISI), Noatak National Preserve (NOAT), Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument (ORPI), Ozark National Scenic Riverway (OZAR), Padre Island National Seashore (PAIS), Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site (PAAL), Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO), Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore (PIRO), Pipe Spring Nationam Monument (PISP), Pipestone National Monument (PIPE), Piscataway Park (PISC), Point Reyes National Seashore (PORE), Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (PUHO), Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site (PUHE), Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home National Historic Site (RRBH), Salt River Bay National Historical Park (SARI), Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site (SAPA), Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SAMO), Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site (SAND), Scotts Bluff National Mounment (SCBL), Sequoia National Park (SEQU), Sitka National Historical Park (SITK), Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (SUCR), Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve (TAPR), Theodore Roosevelt National Park (THRO), Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site (THRB), Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial (THIS), Timpanogos Cave National Monument (TICA), Tonto National Monument (TONT), Tumacacori National Historical Park (TUMA), Tupelo National Battlefield (TUPE), Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (TUAI), Tuzigoot National Monument (TUZI), Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (ULSG), Valley Forge National Historical Park (VAFO), Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument(VICR), Voyageurs National Park (VOYA), Walnut Canyon National Monument (WACA). War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA), Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (WABA), White Sands National Monument (WHSA), Whitman Mission National Historic Site (WHMI), Whiskeytown-Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area (WHIS), Wilson's Creek National Battlefield (WICR), Wind Cave National Park (WICA), Wolf Trap Farm Park (WOTR), Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (WRST), Wupatki National Monument (WUPA), Yellowstone National Park (YELL), Yosemite National Park (YOSE), Yucca House National Monument (YUHO), Yukon-Charley Rivers (YUCH), Zion National Park (ZION)
Process Date 2005-06-01
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name NPS
Position Name Land Resources Division Chief Cartographer
Role Point of contact
Voice Unknown
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 301 S. Howes St. Suite 208
City Fort Collins
Administrative Area CO
Postal Code 80522
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address PPFL_LandsNET@NPS.GOV
Process Step
Process Description Two sets of boundaries were collected and compared. The main set was obtained from David Duran, who collected boundaries from each region in the summer of 2001. The second set was obtained from Dean Tucker, who digitized boundaries for the Horizon Project. The main set from David Duran was determined to contain the most recent boundary information. Parks missing from David's set were added from Deans set. Those parks are..........Antietam NB Arlington House,Benjamin Franklin NMEM, Big Hole NB, Catoctin Mountain Park, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP, Chimney Rock NHS, Fort Point NHS, Fredericksburg NC, George Washington Memorial Parkway, Green Springs, Harpers Ferry NHP, International Peace Garden, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Kalaupapa NHP, Manassas NBP, McLoughlin House NHS, Monocacy NB, National Capital Parks - Central and East, Olympic NP, Prince William Forest Park, Rock Creek Park, San Francisco Maritime NHP, Thaddeus Kosciuszko NMEM, and Wolf Trap Farm Park for the Performing Arts. Park/Region staff were consulted for parks with major differences between the two sets.
Process Date 2002
Process Time
Process Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name NPS
Position Name GIS Specialist/Cooperator
Role Point of contact
Voice Unknown
Facsimile
Address
Delivery Point 1201 Oakridge Drive Suite 200
City Fort Collins
Administrative Area CO
Postal Code 80525
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address waso-nrpc_nrgis@nps.gov
Process Step
Process Description Dataset copied.
Process Date Unknown
Process Time
Process Contact
Process Step
Process Description Boundaries were updated with data provided by National Parks or Regional Offices.
Process Date Unknown
Process Time
Process Contact
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Metadata Reference Information

File Identifier 7bbe8af5-029b-4adf-b06c-134f0dd57226
Metadata Language English
Hierarchy Level Dataset
Date Stamp 2018-07-22
Metadata Standard Name ISO 19115:2003
Metadata Standard Version 1.0
Metadata Contact
Individual Name
Organization Name Earth Data Analysis Center
Position Name Clearinghouse Manager
Role Point of contact
Voice 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Facsimile 505-277-3614
Address
Delivery Point MSC01 1110
Delivery Point 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
Administrative Area NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
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