New Jersey Major Battles of the American Revolution (digitized by students for the Advanced Geomatics class project at Rutgers University, Spring 2007 semester; original map source: John D. Alden) - DRAFT DATA

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Advanced Geomatics class, Spring 2007 semester, at the Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University
Publication_Date: Spring 2007
Title:
major_battles_revwar_nj.shp :: New Jersey Major Battles of the American Revolution (digitized by students for the Advanced Geomatics class project at Rutgers University, Spring 2007 semester; original map source: John D. Alden) - DRAFT DATA
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: New Brunswick, NJ
Publisher: CRSSA, Rutgers University
Other_Citation_Details:
Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey - by John D. Alden - Source - Map and Publication Sales, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Box 1889, Trenton , N.J. 08625
Online_Linkage: -
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Advanced Geomatics class, Spring 2007 semester, Rutgers University
Publication_Date: Spring 2007
Title:
Advanced Geomatics class project: Studying the Spatial Dimensions of the American Revolution in New Jersey
Online_Linkage: <http://crssa.rutgers.edu/projects/special/revwar/>
Online_Linkage: <http://crssa.rutgers.edu/advgeo>
Description:
Abstract:
These geospatial data represent New Jersey major battles of the American Revolutionary War. The data layer was created by the digitization of the 'Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey', by John D. Alden. Source: Map and Publication Sales, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Box 1889, Trenton , N.J. 08625. Data layer 1 of 3 in the series, with the other 2 layers being battles & skirmishes and landmarks.
Purpose:
The students of the Advanced Environmental Geomatics class (Spring 2007), under the direction of class instructor David Tulloch, developed a new geospatial dataset of over 700 significant places in New Jersey's Revolutionary War history (three geospatial data layers developed) for the class project. The intent of the project was to demonstrate the spatial dimensions of the American Revolution within New Jersey.
Supplemental_Information:
1. The project was inspired by John D. Alden's 1945 map, 'Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey' (available through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection). Utilizing the Alden map, an extensive GIS database was developed by digitizing over 700 locations including all major battles, known skirmishes, and places of interest.

2. One of the challenges when digitizing information from historical maps is the spatial accuracy of the map elements, therefore in-depth research was conducted to improve the spatial accuracy of the point data, including 451 skirmishes and 13 battles rated by the students as having 'poor' spatial quality, as well as an additional 75 landmarks such as homes, camps, and military headquarters. Overall, spatial accuracy of the points were ranked as 'very good', 'good', 'poor', 'very poor', and 'very very poor'.

3. To visualize the digitzed geographic information systems (GIS) dataset, the students designed and composed a map entitled, 'Studying the Spatial Dimensions of the American Revolution in New Jersey'.

4. THESE DATA ARE DRAFT.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 4/10/07
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: DRAFT
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.450283
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.962916
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.850410
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.523086
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: intelligenceMilitary
Theme_Keyword: society
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: Revolutionary War
Theme_Keyword: battles
Theme_Keyword: skirmishes
Theme_Keyword: landmarks
Theme_Keyword: history
Theme_Keyword: American Revolution
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Temporal_Keyword: 18th century
Access_Constraints:
Data can be viewed on the student map, 'Studying the Spatial Dimensions of the American Revolution in New Jersey'. The PDF is available at the CRSSA web site (on-line linkage in doc). Data are also available as a Google kml file viewable in Google Earth.
Use_Constraints:
While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, Rutgers University cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular system. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of an associated project utilizing Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, data will credit the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, and any other authors listed in the metadata.

Terms of Use:

The user agrees to abide by the following terms of use:

1. The Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, disseminates this data layer as-is and makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution consitute such a warranty.
2. These DRAFT data were prepared by Geomatics students and have not been verified.  They have been posted despite a belief that they are both incomplete and flawed.  We are not supporting these data at this time, so they should only be used “as is” and “at your own risk”.  By downloading them you indicate that you understand their limitations (and maybe want to help improve them).
3. CRSSA, Rutgers University, will not be held responsible to further maintain the disseminated data, nor to provide the data in different formats other than its current availability.
4. Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of an associated project utilizing this raster grid will credit the original author(s) as listed in the metadata (citation) as well as the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, and any other authors listed in the metadata.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David Tulloch
Contact_Organization: Rutgers University
Contact_Position:
Assistant Director of the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: NJ
Postal_Code: 08901
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 7329323611
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 7329321581
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dtulloch@crssa.rutgers.edu
Data_Set_Credit: Advance Geomatics - Rutgers New Brunswick
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.1.1332
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John D. Alden
Title: Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey
Other_Citation_Details:
The battles and skirmishes data was created by the digitization of the Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey - by John D. Alden - Source - Map and Publication Sales, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Box 1889, Trenton , N.J. 08625

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: DRAFT DATA
Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment:
Attribute_Accuracy_Explanation: DRAFT DATA
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
One of the challenges when digitizing information from historical maps is the spatial accuracy of the map elements, therefore in-depth research was conducted to improve the spatial accuracy of the point data, including 451 skirmishes and 13 battles rated by the students as having 'poor' spatial quality, as well as an additional 75 landmarks such as homes, camps, and military headquarters. Overall, spatial accuracy of the points were ranked as 'very good', 'good', 'poor', 'very poor', and 'very very poor'.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John D. Alden
Publication_Date: 1945
Title:
Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey
Other_Citation_Details:
Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey - by John D. Alden - Source - Map and Publication Sales, Dept. of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Geology and Topography, Box 1889, Trenton , N.J. 08625.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitized from John D. Alden's 1945 map, 'Battles and Skirmishes of the American Revolution in New Jersey' (available through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection). Utilizing the Alden map, an extensive GIS database was developed by digitizing over 700 locations including all major battles, known skirmishes, and places of interest.
 

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 13

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
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Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

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Detailed_Description:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Label: AMER_CAPT
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Values - VVP=Very Very Poor, VP=Very Poor, P=Poor, G=Good, VG=Very Good, VVG=Very Very Good
Attribute:
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Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: off-line
Distribution_Liability:
While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, Rutgers University cannot assume liability for any damages, or misrepresentations, caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data to be used on a particular system. Rutgers University makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of an associated project utilizing Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, data will credit the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, and any other authors listed in the metadata.

Terms of Use:

The user agrees to abide by the following terms of use:

1. The Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, disseminates this data layer as-is and makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution consitute such a warranty.
2. These DRAFT data were prepared by Geomatics students and have not been verified.  They have been posted despite a belief that they are both incomplete and flawed.  We are not supporting these data at this time, so they should only be used “as is” and “at your own risk”.  By downloading them you indicate that you understand their limitations (and maybe want to help improve them).
3. CRSSA, Rutgers University, will not be held responsible to further maintain the disseminated data, nor to provide the data in different formats other than its current availability.
4. Any maps, publications, reports or any other type of document produced as a result of an associated project utilizing this raster grid will credit the original author(s) as listed in the metadata (citation) as well as the Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis (CRSSA), Rutgers University, and any other authors listed in the metadata.

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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20080118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Grant F. Walton Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
Contact_Person: David Tulloch
Contact_Position: Associate Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Address: 14 College Farm Road
City: New Brunswick
State_or_Province: New Jersey
Postal_Code: 08901-8551
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 732-932-1581
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dtulloch@crssa.rutgers.edu
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