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Metadata: School District Boundary data set, Washington County, Minnesota

School District Boundary data set, Washington County, Minnesota

This page last updated: 11/14/2012
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
Abstract This data set contains exterior boundary lines for each school district within Washington County. The exterior boundary lines for each school district were individually joined to form a county school district coverage.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference School district exterior boundaries and similar recorded information is current to 30 days from recording or official entry in county record system.
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone.
Use Constraints The digital map is furnished on an AS IS basis, without any support whatsoever, and without representation or warranty, including but not in any manner limited to fitness, merchantability and completeness. The information is neither a legally recorded map nor a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The information is a compilation of records, information and data from various city, county and state offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented accurately reflect true locations. Washington County or any other entity from which data was obtained assumes no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, contact the Washington County Department of Transportation & Physical Development, Land Management/Land Survey Division.
Distributor Organization Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
Ordering Instructions Send a written request to the distributor identifying the data set required, including the desired media type and file format. Fees are charged for media and handling according to current Washington County policy. All fees must be submitted prior to release of the data.
Online Linkage none available

Full Metadata

School District Boundary data set, Washington County, Minnesota

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
Title School District Boundary data set, Washington County, Minnesota
Abstract This data set contains exterior boundary lines for each school district within Washington County. The exterior boundary lines for each school district were individually joined to form a county school district coverage.
Purpose To provide accurate boundaries for school districts within Washington County.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference School district exterior boundaries and similar recorded information is current to 30 days from recording or official entry in county record system.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Monthly
Spatial Extent of Data School district boundaries are shown for the entire area of Washington County.
Bounding Coordinates -93.017
-92.733
45.300
44.733
Place Keywords Chisago Lakes, Hastings, North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale, White Bear Lake, Forest Lake, Mahtomedi, Cottage Grove, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
Theme Keywords school district boundaries, jurisdictional boundaries
Theme Keyword Thesaurus none
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone.
Use Constraints The digital map is furnished on an AS IS basis, without any support whatsoever, and without representation or warranty, including but not in any manner limited to fitness, merchantability and completeness. The information is neither a legally recorded map nor a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The information is a compilation of records, information and data from various city, county and state offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented accurately reflect true locations. Washington County or any other entity from which data was obtained assumes no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, contact the Washington County Department of Transportation & Physical Development, Land Management/Land Survey Division.
Contact Person Information Todd Sieben, Senior Survey Technician
Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North, PO Box 6
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082-0006
Phone: 651-430-6875
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail:
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description none available
Associated Data Sets parcel data, property ownership, tax records, jurisdictional boundaries, administrative and political boundaries, road systems, annexations, county boundary

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Attribute information is tested by manual comparison with source document.
Logical Consistency The exterior boundary of each school district coverage has been examined to remove all overshoots, undershoots, unwanted intersections and checked for missing or duplicate polygon labels.
Completeness Completeness in the checking process is examined through the examination and comparison of all detail collected by county staff. Sources used include: School District staff, County Auditor's Office, Metropolitan Council, Department of Children, Families and Learning, Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Boundaries shown that coincide with hydrological features or those that have generalized definitions with little supporting detail of their location are digitized from digital aerial photography. Boundaries defined as center of main channel on Mississippi and St. Croix rivers are approximations only (source U.S.G.S. quadrangle maps). All other boundary segments are generated by coordinate geometry based on a framework of accurately located PLSS corner positions. Legal boundary definitions were interpreted and analyzed according to records available and are not based on field survey. The nature of these definitions present situations where documents of record may not coincide with known ground position or that their ambiguity makes it difficult to identify precise ground location. As a result, caution is necessary in use of the school district boundary data when using it in site specific applications.
Vertical Positional Accuracy n/a
Lineage The exterior boundary for each school district is based on a boundary map dated 1971 that was provided by the County Auditor to the State Department of Education. Boundary changes since 1971 were researched by the County Department of Assessment, Taxpayer Services & Elections. These changes were reported to the Land Management/Land Survey Division for update of the maps. Boundaries were drawn using AutoCAD Map software to create line, polygons and attribute information. The boundary line location process used information available from the parcel database. Individuals performing the work were provided a set of standards and procedures to guarantee conformity to the data dictionary.
Source Scale Denominator 1200
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcGIS, AutoCAD
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data A polygon link/label code is used to reference each school district within the data set. The label code of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) county code was used. Using this method each school district within the county/state will have a unique ID. Additional attributes are attached to the label code and are listed under Section 5.
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types 'arc' 'area' 'cell' 'column' 'network' 'node' 'label' 'line' 'point' 'polygon' 'row'
Tiling Scheme County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme County Coordinates
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Feet
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Depth Units Not applicable
County Coordinate Zone Identifier 44
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments Washington County GPS Control Network, 1988 Adjustment
Map Projection Name Traverse Mercator
Map Projection Parameters False Northing in meters = 30481.2751
False Easting in meters = 152406.3759
Central Meridian = -92 50 00
Latitude of Grid Origin = 44 44 45
Grid Scale Factor
at Central Meridian = 1.000039836799
State Plane Zone = 4326
Other Coordinate System's Definition n/a
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The data set contains attribute information attached to the polygon link/label code for each school district.

Associated attributes for exterior boundaries include:
SD_NUMBER = School District Number
SD_NAME = School District Name
CO_NAME = County Name
CO_FIPS = FIPS County Code

AutoCAD mapping layers used for this project:
SCHLLIN = exterior school district boundary line
SCHLLBL = text label point with attributes for entire school district
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
Publication Date Periodically revised
Contact Person Information Todd Sieben
Senior Survey Technician
Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North, PO Box 6
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082-0006
Phone: 651-430-6875
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail:
Distributor's Data Set Identifier School District boundaries
Distribution Liability THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DIGITAL MAP IS FURNISHED ON AN AS IS BASIS, WITHOUT ANY SUPPORT WHATSOEVER, AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FITNESS, MERCHANTABILITY AND COMPLETENESS.
The school district data set is neither a legally recorded map or a survey and is not intended to be used as one. The school district base is a compilation of records, information and data from various city, county and state offices and other sources and should be used for reference only. No representation is made that the features presented, accurately reflect true location. Washington County or any other entity from whom data was obtained assume no liability for any errors or omissions herein. If discrepancies are found, please contact the Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division.
Transfer Format Name ArcGIS and AutoCAD formats
Transfer Format Version Number ArcGIS 10, AutoCAD 2004
Transfer Size varies
Ordering Instructions Send a written request to the distributor identifying the data set required, including the desired media type and file format. Fees are charged for media and handling according to current Washington County policy. All fees must be submitted prior to release of the data.
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 11/14/2012
Contact Person Information Todd Sieben, Senior Survey Technician
Washington County Public Works Department, Survey and Land Management Division
14949 62nd Street North, PO Box 6
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082-0006
Phone: 651-430-6875
FAX: 651-430-6888
E-mail:
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.1mic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 11/14/2012