Campgrounds

Last updated on 7/1/2011 12:49:20 PM.

Overview

This dataset was created to spatially represent the areas recognized by the Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service as having a campground.

Data Input

The data were obtained using the sources listed in the Data Information section below.

The USDA Forest Service data were downloaded as Excel spreadsheets from INFRA by Forest Service Region. The resulting spreadsheets were then mapped by latitude and longitude coordinates for each region. The nine regions were then merged into one layer representing all of the Forest Service campground locations in the INFRA database. Two fields were kept in the attribute table; Site_Name, which described the name of the campground; and Agency, which was populated with “USFS” for all records in the layer.

All data were obtained from the BLM’s Facilities and Asset Management System (FAMS) database and converted to a shapefile based on the latitude and longitude coordinates.

Facilities with the following type attribute were retained (all other facilities were classified as BLM Buildings)

The edited Forest Service data were merged with the BLM data to create a national interagency dataset.

Caution: The data displayed in WFDSS are intended for STRATEGIC USE ONLY. Always verify the positional accuracy of the data with local knowledge.

Data Information

Source:

Bureau of Land Management Facilities and Asset Management System (FAMS) Database

US Forest Service INFRA database (USFS employees only)

Extent:

National

Projection/Datum:

GCS, NAD 83

Data Download:

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Campgrounds GIS Team Contacts

The WFDSS application is "data rich". It requires data which is spatially oriented and graphically displays information to support wildland fire and other natural resource decisions. Due to the type and number of interagency spatial data sets required in April 2009 an interagency GIS Team was formed to provide data support for WFDSS. This Team is responsible for acquiring, consolidating, and validating their agency spatial and tabular data. In addition this team developed and maintained communications among local, regional, and national agency personnel to improve the collection process and provide explicit guidance on data needs. The members of the WFDSS GIS Team are:

Table 1: WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

WFDSS GIS Team Contacts

Andrew Bailey WFM RD&A Data Manager
208-387-5248
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Ben Butler
WFM RD&A GIS Specialist
208.991.4143
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Jill Kuenzi
USFS-NIFC
208.387.5283
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Joseph Kafka
BIA-NIFC
208.387.5572
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Cameron Tongier
USFWS-NIFC
208.387.5712
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Skip Edel
NPS-NIFC
303.969.2947
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Dianna Sampson
BLM-NIFC
208.387.5196
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Kristy Swartz BLM-NIFC 208.387.5326 send email

Jennifer L. Jenkins BLM-Alaska Fire Service 907.356.5587 send email