TABLE 1 Potential Responsibilities for Data Layers in a Spatial Information Infrastructure

Theme

Federal

State

Local

geodetic control

primary

supplementary

supplementary

cadastral data

supplementary

supplementary

primary

political boundaries

primary for states and international

primary for counties and state reserves

primary for municipalities and local areas

base cartographic and elevations

primary for scales smaller than 1:24,000

supplementary for road building and state projects

supplementary for local projects

bathymetric

primary for offshore areas, int’l waters

supplementary for lakes and reservoirs

supplementary for ponds

geologic

primary

supplementary

supplementary

hydrography

primary

supplementary (water rights)

supplementary

transportation & utilities

supplementary

primary for highways

primary for some utilities

soils

primary for coordination

supplementary

primary for survey

vegetation

primary for federal lands

primary for state lands

primary for local lands

wetlands and wildlife habitat

primary

supplementary

supplementary

cultural and demographic

primary

supplementary

supplementary

digital orthoimagery (scale dependent)

primary at coarse resolutions

supplementary

primary at fine resolutions

statistical base maps & address files

supplementary

supplementary

primary

land cover & land use (added to napa list)

primary for land cover

supplementary for both

primary for land use

NOTE: Bold text boxes include the seven NSDI Framework themes.



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