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What does this data set describe?

    Title: dem-lores
    Digital Elevation Model for Illinois River Basin. It is generalized to 1/2 mile resolution from the 30 meter resolution DEMs created in 7.5 minute quad pieces by the USGS and mosiaced by the Illinois State Geological Survey

  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Illinois State Water Survey, September 2000, dem-lores.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: Derived from USGS 30 meter digital elevation model

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -91.198156
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.467245
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.493135
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.885728

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: Late 1990s
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Raster data set. It contains the following raster data types:

      • Dimensions 496 x 389 x 1, type Grid Cell

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 33.000000
      Standard_Parallel: 45.000000
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -89.500000
      False_Easting: 2999994.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using row and column
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2640.000000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 2640.000000
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1927.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.400000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.

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  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Illinois State Water Survey
    c/o Kingsley M. Allan
    GIS Manager

    (217)333-0545 (voice)
    (217)333-6540 (FAX)

    Hours_of_Service: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why was the data set created?

This DEM was created especially for rapid computer refresh of the entire watershed, and for printing at a scale of 1 inch equals 40 miles.

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  1. Where did the data come from?

  2. What changes have been made?

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Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

No access constraint other than don't hold ISWS responsible for anything bad resulting from using this data
Use_Constraints: No constraints

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Last modified: 20-Sep-2000

Metadata author:
Illinois State Water Survey
c/o Kingsley M. Allan
GIS Manager
2204 Griffith Drive
Champaign, Illinois. 61820

(217)333-0545 (voice)
(217)333-6540 (FAX)

Hours_of_Service: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

Metadata extensions used:

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