Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid for New Jersey, Version 201005

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM), Bureau of Geographic Information Systems (BGIS)
Publication_Date: 1996
Title: Well Program Atlas Sheet Grid for New Jersey, Version 201005
Edition: 201005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.state.nj.us/dep/gis/digidownload/zips/statewide/atlasgrid.zip>
Description:
Abstract:
This grid is based on an old map series called the New Jersey Atlas Sheets and on a reference system based on them called the New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System. The grid system developed as the ATLAS_GRID does not exist on the atlas sheets but is based on latitude and longitude grids included on the sheets. The original 17 map sheets (numbered from 21 through 37) were produced with grid lines shown every 2 minutes of latitude and every 2 minutes of longitude, producing a regular grid of RECTANGLES. This rectangular grid forms the basis of the reference system. For each sheet, groups of RECTANGLES are aggregated together to form BLOCKS . Each BLOCK in each sheet is given a number from 1 to 45. Within each BLOCK, each RECTANGLE is numbered from 1 to 9. RECTANGLES are further divided into 9 sections called UNITS (numbered 1 to 9) and each UNIT divided into 9 sections called PARTS (also numbered 1 to 9). Each of these smallest sub divisions can be identified by a unique 7 digit code composed of the ATLAS SHEET number, and the number of the BLOCK, RECTANGLE, UNIT and PART. This 7 digit identifier is part of the historical well database and is still used on new permits.
Purpose:
This grid was developed to track the approximate locations of permitted wells throughout the state.
Supplemental_Information:
The concept for this grid was developed in the late 1970's. The grid is based on an old set of topographic map sheets called the New Jersey Atlas Sheets. These were originally printed at a scale of 1 inch equals 1 mile (1:63360). The original sheets, of which there are 17, were engraved with lines of latitude and longitude every 2 minutes. These lines formed a regular grid on each sheet, and by dividing this grid into smaller and smaller sections in a regular pattern, small areas of the state approximately 3/16 x 1/4 mile in extent could be isolated and identified by a unique code. The code starts with the sheet number, followed by an identifier for each smaller subdivision. The final code is a unique 7 digit number.
The digital version of this grid, ATLAS_GRID, was not digitized from the original sheets but generated in ARC/INFO base on the coordinate extent of each original atlas sheet. Once a coverage was generated representing the boundary of each sheet it was subdivided into the appropriate sections described in the New Jersey Coordinate Reference System documents using the GENERATE command in ARC/INFO. The subdivisions were then coded as described in the documents. The original grids were generated in decimal degrees, and then projected to New Jersey State Plane Feet, NAD83. All individual projected atlas sheet digital grids were then joined together to create an aggregate grid. As a final step, the aggregated grid was clipped to the New Jersey State boundary, so that only grid cells covering New Jersey are included in the final digital coverage, ATLAS_GRID
While this grid is originally called the New Jersey Coordinate Reference System, it should be noted that the unique identifiers used to identify each cell within the grid are not to be confused with an X and Y coordinate reference value. They are not New Jersey State Plane Coordinate System values. While they can be used to locate a unique area of the state, the CELL codes do not represent any real coordinate values in and of themselves.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201005
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.589140
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.896008
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.358938
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.923452
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Atlas sheet
Theme_Keyword: grid
Theme_Keyword: well permit
Theme_Keyword: New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Theme_Keyword: wells
Theme_Keyword: sheet
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Data Distribution Agreement
I. Description of Data to be Provided.
The data provided herein are distributed subject to the following conditions and restrictions.
SUBJECT DATA LAYERS
For all data contained herein, NJDEP makes no representations of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied with respect to the digital data layers furnished hereunder. NJDEP assumes no responsibility to maintain them in any manner or form.
II.Terms of Agreement
1. Digital data received from the NJDEP are to be used solely for internal purposes in the conduct of daily affairs.
2. The data are provided, as is, without warranty of any kind and the user is responsible for understanding the accuracy limitations of all digital data layers provided herein, as documented in the accompanying cross-reference files (see SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION). Any reproduction or manipulation of the above data must ensure that the coordinate reference system remains intact.
3. Digital data received from the NJDEP may not be reproduced or redistributed for use by anyone without first obtaining written permission from the NJDEP. This clause is not intended to restrict distribution of printed mapped information produced from the digital data.
4. Any maps, publications, reports, or other documents produced as a result of this project that utilize NJDEP digital data will credit the NJDEP's Geographic Information System (GIS) as the source of the data with the following credit/disclaimer:
"This (map/publication/report) was developed using New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Geographic Information System digital data, but this secondary product has not been verified by NJDEP and is not state-authorized."
5. Users shall require any independent contractor, hired to undertake work that will utilize digital data obtained from the NJDEP, to agree not to use, reproduce, or redistribute NJDEP GIS data for any purpose other than the specified contractual work. All copies of NJDEP GIS data utilized by an independent contractor will be required to be returned to the original user at the close of such contractual work.
Users hereby agree to abide by the use and reproduction conditions specified above and agree to hold any independent contractor to the same terms. By using data provided herein, the user acknowledges that terms and conditions have been read and that the user is bound by these criteria.
Data_Set_Credit:
NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Office of Information Resources Management (OIRM), Bureau of Geographic Information Systems (BGIS)
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ArcGIS 9x
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1974
Title: Land Oriented Reference System, Bulletin 74
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: pdf
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, NJ
Publisher: NJGS
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nj.gov/dep/njgs/enviroed/oldpubs/bulletin74.pdf>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attributes were coded mostly using ARC/INFO amls. Random checks were made on the original grids to confirm coding was according to the coding structure in the description. Coding was done automatically for each sheet and the first and last cells in each sheet were correct for all sheets. Internal sheets were not individually checked, but there is a high probability that they are correct since the first and last cells where checked.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Polygon topology exists. Data were reviewed for correct topological structure.
Completeness_Report: Grid for the entire state has been generated and coded.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: None
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Division of Resource Development, Bureau of Geology and Topology, C.C Vermuele (ed.), state geologist
Publication_Date: 1886
Title: New Jersey Atlas Sheets
Edition: 1886
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Jersey
Publisher:
Division of Resource Development, Bureau of Geology and Topology, C.C Vermuele (ed.), state geologist
Other_Citation_Details:
Revisions done by subsequent geologists from the 1940's through the 1970's. Note, the latitude and longitude grid on each sheet has not changed, but some of the topographic information was updated in some of these revisions.
Source_Scale_Denominator: 63360
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1886
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NJ Atlas Sheets
Source_Contribution: Atlas Grid based on these sheets
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Edition: Unknown
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Unknown
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Jersey
Publisher: Unknown
Source_Scale_Denominator: 63360
Type_of_Source_Media: unknown
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NJ Rectangular Coordinate
Source_Contribution: Atlas Grid based on this Coordinate system.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The concept for this grid was developed in the late 1970's. The grid is based on an old set of topographic map sheets called the New Jersey Atlas Sheets. These were originally printed at a scale of 1 inch equals 1 mile (1:63360). The original sheets, of which there are 17, were engraved with lines of latitude and longitude every 2 minutes. These lines formed a regular grid on each sheet, and by dividing this grid into smaller and smaller sections in a regular pattern, small areas of the state approximately 3/16 x 1/4 mile in extent could be isolated and identified by a unique code. The code starts with the sheet number, followed by an identifier for each smaller subdivision. The final code is a unique 7 digit number.
The digital version of this grid, ATLAS_GRID, was not digitized from the original sheets, but generated in ARC/INFO base on the coordinate extent of each original atlas sheet. Once a coverage was generated representing the boundary of each sheet, it was subdivided into the appropriate sections described in the New Jersey Coordinate Reference System documents using the GENERATE command in ARC/INFO. The subdivisions were then coded as described in the documents. The original grids were generated in decimal degrees, and then projected to New Jersey State Plane Feet, NAD83. All individual projected atlas sheet digital grids were then joined together to create an aggregate grid. As a final step, the aggregated grid was clipped to the New Jersey State boundary, so that only grid cells covering New Jersey are included in the final digital coverage, ATLAS_GRID
While this grid is originally called the New Jersey Coordinate Reference System, it should be noted that the unique identifiers used to identify each cell within the grid are not to be confused with an X and Y coordinate reference value. They are not New Jersey State Plane Coordinate System values. While they can be used to locate a unique area of the state, the CELL codes do not represent any real coordinate values in and of themselves.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Corrected mis-coded grid cells
Process_Date: 201005
Cloud_Cover: 0

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: 157736

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -74.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 38.833333
False_Easting: 492125.000000
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: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ATLASGRID
Entity_Type_Definition:
The attributes of the New Jersey Atlas Grid coverage (Atlas_grid)
The attributes define the unique grid cell code for all grid cells in the statewide coverage. The 7 digit code (CELL) is based on values for larger grid subdivisions (ATLAS, BLOCK, RECTANGLE UNIT AND PART) which have been concatenated together. Each grid cell has a unique CELL value. All subdivisions are related to the 2minute of latitude by 2 minute of longitude divisions that are included on the original atlas sheets.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
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: ATLAS
Attribute_Definition:
This is the sheet number of the original New Jersey Topographic Atlas Sheets on which the grid system is based. These maps were originally produced at a scale of 1 inch = 1 mile (1:63360). On each sheet are engraved lines of latitude and longitude, at 2 minute intervals, with each sheet comprising 26 minutes of longitude and 28 minutes of latitude. The sheets are numbered from 21 to 37, with sheet number 37 overlapping portions of sheets 35 and 36, all of which cover portions of Cape May County. All other sheets do not overlap.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 21
Range_Domain_Maximum: 37
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: whole integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BLOCK
Attribute_Definition:
A BLOCK is defined by every third line of longitude and third line of latitude, as engraved on the original ATLAS SHEETS. Because of the distribution of the latitude and longitude lines in each sheet, this results in BLOCKS being outlined that are not all the same size. There are 16 BLOCKS defined in each sheet that are composed of nine 2 minute by 2 minute rectangles, staring with the first BLOCK identified in the upper left hand corner of the atlas sheet. There is a row of smaller BLOCKS along the right hand side of each sheet, with the five BLOCKS in this row composed of single 2 minute by 2 minute rectangles. There is also a row of smaller BLOCKS along the bottom edge of each original atlas sheet that have two 2 minute by 2 minute rectangles in them. There are a total of 25 BLOCKS in each full atlas sheet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 01
Range_Domain_Maximum: 45
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: whole integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECT
Attribute_Definition:
The RECT or RECTANGLE is an ATLAS SHEET subdivision defined by the latitude and longitude lines included on the original atlas sheets. These sheets include latitude and longitude lines place every 2 minutes. This results in each full ATLAS sheet being divided into 159 RECTANGLES. The RECTANGLES are aggregated together to form the larger BLOCKS, and subdivided into smaller sections to form UNITS. Within each BLOCK, the RECTANGLES are numbered from 1 to 9, starting in the upper left hand corner of the block, and proceeding left to right and top to bottom.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate Reference System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: whole integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UNIT
Attribute_Definition:
The UNIT is a subdivision of the RECTANGLES outlined on the original ALTAS SHEET. Each 2 minute by 2 minute RECTANGLE has been divided into 9 sections, in three rows and three columns. Each UNIT in each RECTANGLE is numbered from 1 to 9, starting with the UNIT in the upper left hand corner, proceeding to the right in the first row, and then similarly left to right in rows two and three. UNIT 4 is therefore under UNIT 1 and UNIT 7 under UNIT 4.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: whole integers
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PART
Attribute_Definition:
The PART is the smallest subdivision used in the New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System. Each UNIT is divided into 9 PARTS, in three rows and three columns. The PART in the upper left hand corner of every UNIT is numbered 1, with the numbers proceeding left to right and top to bottom. Each PART includes an actual ground area of approximately 3/16/1/4 miles.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate System
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 1
Range_Domain_Maximum: 9
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: whole integers.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CELL
Attribute_Definition:
This is a unique code identifying each of the smallest subdivisions in the grid. It is comprised of the values for each ATLAS, BLOCK, RECTANGLE, UNIT and PART code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: The New Jersey Rectangular Coordinate Reference System.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2104989
Range_Domain_Maximum: 3712311

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NJDEP/OIRM/BGIS
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street, P.O. Box 428
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08625-0428
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 609-777-0672
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 292-7900
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gisnet@dep.state.nj.us
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Distribution_Liability: See "Use Constraints".
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100525
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: John Tyrawski
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Geographic Information and Analysis
Contact_Position: Research Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 401 East State Street, Box 428
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 777-0151
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: John.Tyrawski@dep.state.nj.us
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