Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets, Barrow, AK, USA
This data collection is comprised of geospatial data for the Barrow, Alaska, USA, region. These data were compiled by Nuna Technologies and Arctic Ecology Lab at Michigan State University under contract to the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC) to facilitate research in the Barrow area. The collection is termed the Barrow Area Information Database (BAID). Data currently available include imagery (aerial photographs, Landsat), and shapefiles showing locations of administrative units (adjacent federal lands, village districts, zoning, tax parcels, and the Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation boundary), and research sites (the NOAA-CMDL clean air sector). Metadata meeting Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards accompany each data set.
These data may be viewed in the BAID-Internet Map Server (BAID-IMS), a project developed under the Barrow Area Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) initiative, coordinated by the Digital Working Group (DWG) of the BASC.
This project was funded as part of the SDI effort. The BASC received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF Award OPP-0004401: Supplemental Request for the BAID-IMS Prototype) and the US Geological Survey (USGS Award Number 03HQAG0177: Don't Duck Metadata - Metadata Outreach).
This collection will be expanded as metadata are documented for additional data sets. Other data that will be available in shapefile format include other administrative boundaries, geodetic control points, topography, Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), hydrography, vegetation, soils, permafrost, biologic data (nesting sites, migration routes), infrastructure (pipelines, roads, buildings, telecommunications) as well as other historic and extant research study areas (for example, sampling points, bore holes, transects).
The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.
Allison Graves Gaylord. 2005. Barrow Area Information Database (BAID) Geospatial Data Sets, Barrow, AK, USA. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.