Publically accessible non-water dependent sites along the Massachusetts coastline created via Ch. 91, The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM)
Publication_Date: 200712
Title:
Publically accessible non-water dependent sites along the Massachusetts coastline created via Ch. 91, The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
These GIS point show Chapter 91 (The Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act) non-water dependent sites along the coast of Massachusetts. All sites have some form of public access. Data were collected from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Waterways Program (<http://www.mass.gov/dep/water/resources/waterway.htm>). In addition to the physical location, all sites also have hyperlinks to photos and Ch. 91 licenses, as well as a list of amenities.
Through Chapter 91, the Commonwealth seeks to preserve and protect the rights of the public, and to guarantee that private uses of tidelands and waterways serve a proper public purpose. Examples the Chapter 91 licensing process include: strolling rights in intertidal areas, pedestrian and waterfront walkways, dinghy docks, public boat landings, public restrooms, public meeting rooms, transient dockage, public water transportation facilities and services, creation of parkland, boat ramps, piers and floats for public recreational boarding facilities, fishing piers, public sailing programs, interpretive display, and interior facilities of public accommodation in private buildings, such as restaurants, museums and retail stores.
Purpose:
To show locations of public access to the Massachusetts coastline on private property per stipulations Massachusetts General Law Ch. 91: Public Waterfront Act (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/permitguide/regs/chapter91.htm>) administered by the Mass Dept. of Environmental Protection Waterways Program (www.mass.gov/dep/water/resources/waterway.htm).
Supplemental_Information:
These data can also be viewed on the CZM Coast Guide Online website at <http://www.mass.gov/czm/coastguide/online/index.htm>.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200712
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.159541
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.039875
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.818904
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.384199
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: structure, 017
Theme_Keyword: location, 013
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act
Theme_Keyword: Chapter 91
Theme_Keyword: Ch. 91
Theme_Keyword: public trust doctrine
Theme_Keyword: tidelands
Theme_Keyword: waterways
Theme_Keyword: flowed tidelands
Theme_Keyword: filled tidelands
Theme_Keyword: Great Ponds
Theme_Keyword: Dept. of Environmental Protection
Theme_Keyword: DEP
Theme_Keyword: licensing
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Access_Constraints:
None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Use_Constraints:
Public domain data from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use CZM's name or to suggest that CZM endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, CZM cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Data_Set_Credit:
These spatial data were created by the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) for the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All attributes are believed to be correct at the time of data collection.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All points were checked against MassGIS 2005 ortho photography and fall on coastal locations.
Completeness_Report: A completeness report was not conducted for these data.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
All point data were collected using a handheld Trimble GeoExplorer 3 GPS and differentially corrected post collection.
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 1 -5 meters
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: Horizontal accuracy taken from product literature.
Lineage:
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 66

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: 2001
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 41.716667
Standard_Parallel: 42.683333
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.500000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.000000
False_Easting: 200000.000000
False_Northing: 750000.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Chapter91_PT_S_V
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: GPS_Date
Attribute_Definition: Date of field work.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GPS_Time
Attribute_Definition: Time of field work.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Datafile
Attribute_Definition: GPS file name.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lic_Number
Attribute_Definition: Ch. 91 license number.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Site_Name
Attribute_Definition: Name of physical location of permitted structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LIC_LINK
Attribute_Definition: Hyperlink to Ch. 91 license.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHOTO
Attribute_Definition: Hyperlink to photo of permitted structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHOTO_2
Attribute_Definition: Hyperlink to photo of permitted structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHOTO_3
Attribute_Definition: Hyperlink to photo of permitted structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: APPL_NUMBE
Attribute_Definition: Ch. 91 appliaction number.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STREET_ADD
Attribute_Definition: Street address of permitted site.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWN
Attribute_Definition: Town name of permitted structure.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LIC_2
Attribute_Definition: Secondary Ch. 91 license number.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIRECTIONS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCR_TXT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOILETS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PLAY_FIELD
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PICNIC_TAB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BENCHES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BOAT_RAMP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PIER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PATHWAYS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BOARDWALK
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VISITORCTR
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SMALL_BOAT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FLOATS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Resource_Description: For Locator
Distribution_Liability:
Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall CZM be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless CZM and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.002
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.mass.gov/czm/czm.htm>
Fees:
GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge by following links on the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management website (<http://www.mass.gov/czm/>).

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080919
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CZM Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 251 Causeway Street, Suite 800, Boston, MA 02114-2136
City: Boston
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02114-2136
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 617-626-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 617-626-1240
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: czm@state.ma.us
Hours_of_Service: 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs EST
Contact_Instructions: email only
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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