GIS Metadata

GIS METADATA descriptions

Simply defined, metadata is "data about data." Used in the context of digital spatial data, metadata is the background information which describes the content, quality, condition, and other appropriate characteristics of the data. View the metadata for many Bayfield County GIS layers (not a complete listing).

GIS data sources

Click on the data layer to view metadata. External links will connect to metadata provided by the originating agency. These agencies include the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WiDNR), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Data Layer
Local Link
External Link
1:24k USGS Quadrangles
WiDNR
1938 Aerial PhotosYes
2000 Aerial PhotosYes
2005 Aerial PhotosYes
FEMA FloodplainsYes
Hydrography (WiDNR hydrography data)
WiDNR
Land Cover
WiDNR
Original Vegetation
WiDNR
ParcelsYes
RoadsYes
Section Lines
WiDNR
Soils
NRCS
USGS Digital Raster Graphics (Topographic Maps)
USGS
Watersheds
WiDNR
Wetlands
WiDNR

The spatial reference information described in these metadata documents references that of the original data source. All data used within the Bayfield County GIS are projected to the Bayfield County Coordinate System.