New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), New Jersey Geological Survey (NJGS)
Publication_Date: 20060301
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network
Edition: 20060301
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Digital Geodata Series
Issue_Identification: DGS06-2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs06-2.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network with associated database file, layer file, projection file and metadata contains point locations and other attributes for 215 groupings of stations of the Tidal Benchmark Network in New Jersey. The point locations in the data are representative of groupings of usually five tidal benchmarks in a small area. In these cases a central location was used to show the groupings of benchmarks.

The New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network consists of 1200 tidal benchmarks along the coast to measure effects of sea level and shore changes and settle riparian rights disputes.

All locations except one in the layer file are hyperlinked to njtidalbm.pdf with their Tidal Datums and Benchmark Elevation Sheet to provide additional information about the benchmarks in the data.

Purpose:
The purpose of this data was to make all available Tidal Benchmark information for New Jersey in a digital form for use by the surveying community.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060301
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.552882
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.918872
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.947856
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.926989
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: tidal benchmark
Theme_Keyword: datum
Theme_Keyword: network
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: epoch
Theme_Keyword: control station
Theme_Keyword: tidal
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: State of New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Stratum_Keyword: sea level
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 Section 1.14 CROSS-REFERENCE). 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.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walt Marzulli
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Investigator 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: PO Box 427
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: walt.marzulli@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgs06-2.htm#image>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Web page with image of the New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: none
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: none
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network
Edition: 2006
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher: New Jersey Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://www.state.nj.us/dep/njgs/geodata/dgsdown/njtidalbm.pdf>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Attribute accuracy was tested by manually comparing hard copy plots of the digital data with the source materials and interactively queried and verified on the screen.
Logical_Consistency_Report: None
Completeness_Report:
One point location in the data is used to show a grouping of several tidal benchmarks, usually five in close proximity. This was done because in the groupings of tidal benchmarks are very close to one another in an area.

Also, some tidal benchmarks have been removed during construction activities and have not been replaced. Their locations were not recoverable and not mapped in the data.

Station number 853-5901 is located in the data but there is no linkable tidal datums and benchmark elevation sheet.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The GPS locations have an accuracy of plus or minus 1 meter.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: NA
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This dataset was created by plotting each of the 215 stations by their approximate midpoint for a reasonable location. The Elevation Sheet for each set of benchmarks gives the elevation, in feet, above MLLW (Mean lower low water) and MHW (Mean high water). The Tidal Epoch for this data is for the Epoch of 1966-1978. When applicable, links to NOAA/ CO-OPS (Center for Operational Products and Services) are available for either the Epochs of 1960-1978 or of 1983-2001, and also, when applicable, links to NGS (National Geodetic Survey) are available for Benchmarks with a PID number (Permanent Identifiers) for immediate access.
Process_Date: Unknown
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walt Marzulli
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Investigator 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: PO Box 427
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: walt.marzulli@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 216

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: 2900
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: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000010
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: tidalbms
Entity_Type_Definition: New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NJGS
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: STN_NUM
Attribute_Definition: Station number of tidal benchmark.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STN_NAME
Attribute_Definition: Station name of the tidal benchmark.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition: ID number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County where tidal benchmark is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NORTH
Attribute_Definition: NJ State Plane coordinates in feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EAST
Attribute_Definition: NJ State Plane coordinates in feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NOAA_INFO
Attribute_Definition: Data from the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No information available from NOAA.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Information available from NOAA.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NGS_INFO
Attribute_Definition: Data from the National Geodetic Survey.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No information available from NGS.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Information available from NGS.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PAGE
Attribute_Definition:
Page from which individual information is available on the New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network njtidalbm.pdf document.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NJGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: unique input
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: none
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
This data set includes locations and attributes for the New Jersey Tidal Benchmark Network.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Walt Marzulli
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Investigator 3
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 427
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 292-2576
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: walt.marzulli@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
This organization provides the geographic data as is. This organization makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
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Offline_Media: none
Recording_Format: none
Fees: none
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Custom_Order_Process:
Contact: State Geologist New Jersey Geological Survey 29 Arctic Parkway PO Box 427 Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
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Available_Time_Period:
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Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20060301

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060329
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Ted Pallis
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: PO Box 427
Address: 29 Arctic Parkway
City: Trenton
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08625-0427
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (609) 984-6587
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (609) 633-1004
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ted.pallis@dep.nj.gov
Hours_of_Service: 9-5
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