Road Centerlines

Road Centerlines




Road Centerlines

This page last updated: 01/14/2015
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

Metadata Summary

Originator Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Abstract Streets provide a routable network of Federal, State, County, and Municipal roads.

The vector data is updated utilizing positions calculated from plats using coordinate geometry programs. Plated, Public road centerlines are captured within this database. Private roads may not be shown.

The centerlines usually represent the center of the physical roadway pavement. The center of physical roadway pavement may or may not represent the center of the road right of way. Road right of ways may taper or change width.

This file has been further modified using several sources including survey field data and digitizing off aerial photos. Attributes have been included to allow geo-coding and the support of Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center.
Browse Graphic None available
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone. Fees are charged according to Washington County pricing policy.
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 Surveyor's Office.
Distributor Organization Washington County 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

Road Centerlines

Go to Section:
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
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Originator Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Title Road Centerlines
Abstract Streets provide a routable network of Federal, State, County, and Municipal roads.

The vector data is updated utilizing positions calculated from plats using coordinate geometry programs. Plated, Public road centerlines are captured within this database. Private roads may not be shown.

The centerlines usually represent the center of the physical roadway pavement. The center of physical roadway pavement may or may not represent the center of the road right of way. Road right of ways may taper or change width.

This file has been further modified using several sources including survey field data and digitizing off aerial photos. Attributes have been included to allow geo-coding and the support of Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center.
Purpose The streets data represent roads in Washington County. Road centerlines help support general map production, thematic mapping, land surveying and engineering projects. It provides routable street network of Federal, State, County and Municipal roads with address attribution for geo-coding. Many of the current attributes were added to support the Washington County Sheriffs Office Computer Aided Dispatch system.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Continually
Spatial Extent of Data Features are shown for the entire area of Washington County.
Bounding Coordinates -93.020935
-92.750357
45.297407
44.746766
Place Keywords Afton, Bayport, Baytown, Cottage Grove, Forest Lake, Grant, Mahtomedi, Lake Elmo, Lakeland, Marine, Newport, Oakdale, Oak Park Heights, Pine Springs, St. Mary's Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, Woodbury, Washington County,Minnesota
Theme Keywords Roads, Centerlines, Streets, County
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone. Fees are charged according to Washington County pricing policy.
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 Surveyor's Office.
Contact Person Information
Washington County 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 and digital aerial photographs


Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Address Range information was taken from several sources. Theoretical ranges may exist when actual addresses were not available or verified. In addition, theoretical ranges may exist on centerline segments even though an actual property address does not exist for that segment.
Logical Consistency
Completeness Completeness in the checking process is examined through the examination and comparison of all detail collected by County Staff. Sources used included: City Clerks, County Auditor's Office, County Engineer, and MNDOT.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Digitized information is generally +/- 7 feet; some areas have been found to be +/- 30 feet. COGO accuracy is generally within 1.0 foot.
Vertical Positional Accuracy N/A
Lineage The data was originally copied from the cadastral road centerlines from the Washington County parcel data. Geo-database topology was used to check for overshoots, undershoots, overlapping lines, and overall connectivity of the centerlines. Attributes were added to accommodate use with the Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center Dispatching System. Aerial photography was used to compare spatial accuracy relative to current centerline locations. Centerlines were digitized where gross differences between aerial photography and vector data were found.
Source Scale Denominator

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcGIS
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types
Tiling Scheme County

Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Other
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

Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview This layer represents the centerline of Federal, State, County, and Municipal roadways. Attributes include road name, type, directional, and address range information.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation Field Definitions:

The Street Centerline attributes are outlined below:
OBJECTID=Internal feature number
PREFIXTYPE=
PREFIXDIR=Prefix street direction
STREETNAME=Street name portion of entire street name
STREETTYPE=Street type. A listing of most of this is available from the USPS website at http://pe.usps.gov/cpim/ftp/pubs/Pub28/pub28.pdf
SUFFIXDIR=Suffix street direction
LF_EXHAUST=Left from theoretical address
LT_EXHAUST=Left to theoretical address
RF_EXHAUST=Right from theoretical address
RT_EXHAUST=Rigth to theoretical address
LF_ACTUAL=Left from actual address
LT_ACTUAL=Left to actual address
RF_ACTUAL=Right from actual address
RT_ACTUAL=Right to actual address
FULLSTREET=Full street name
ALT_NAME=Alternate street name
ALT_NAME2=Secondary alternate street name
COUNTY_ROUTE=County route number
STATE_ROUTE=State route number
FEDERAL_ROUTE=Federal route number
PS_STREETNAME=Public safety full street name
PS_ALT_NAME=Public safety alternate full street name
PS_ALT_NAME2=Public safety secondary alternate full street name
CITYLEFT=City (left side)
CITYRIGHT=City (right side)
ZIPLEFT=Zip code (left side)
ZIPRIGHT=Zip code (right side)
COUNTYLEFT=County (left side)
COUNTYRIGHT=County (right side)
CFCC=Census feature class code
WCFC=Washington County feature code
ONEWAY=One way status
LAR=Limited access road
LAR_DIRECTION=Limited access road directional
ROUTING=
SPEED=General speed limit
COMMENTS=General notes and comments
P_MOD_L=Police modifier (left side)
P_OVR_L=Police override (left side)
P_MOD_R=Police modifier (right side)
P_OVR_R=Police override (right side)
F_MOD_L=Fire modifier (left side)
F_OVR_L=Fire override (left side)
F_MOD_R=Fire modifier (right side)
F_OVR_R=Fire override (right side)
E_MOD_L=Emergency modifier (left side)
E_OVR_L=Emergency override (left side)
E_MOD_R=Emergency modifier (right side)
E_OVR_R=Emergency override (right side)
MRF=Multiple response flag
EDITOR_NAME=user name of last editor (no longer updated)
EDIT_DATE=date of last edit (no longer updated)
SHAPE=standard Arc/Info item
created_user=user that created the segment
created_date=date segment was created
last_edited_user=user that last edited the segment
last_edited_date=date segment was last edited
shape.STLength()=Standard Arc/Info item

Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Washington County Survey and Land Management Division
Publication Date Periodically revised
Contact Person Information

Washington County 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 Transportation.GIS.Road Centerlines
Distribution Liability THE DIGITAL MAP AND ANY ASSOCIATED REFERENCE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED 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. SEE LICENSE AGREEMENT FOR COMPLETE LIABILITY INFORMATION.
Transfer Format Name ArcGIS
Transfer Format Version Number ArcGIS 10.2
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 01/14/2015
Contact Person Information
Washington County 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.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 01/14/2015