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Public Land Survey Section Corners - Washington County

This page last updated: 01/09/2017 
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Metadata Summary

Originator  Survey Division - Washington County Public Works
Abstract This data set is a point feature class containing coordinate values and associated attribute information for Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Section Corner monuments determined by field survey measurements on the Washington County Coordinate System (NAD83/86).
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone.
Use Constraints The digital data 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.
Distributor Organization Survey Division - Washington County Public Works
Ordering Instructions Contact the Survey Division of Washington County Public Works
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Section 1 Identification Information    
Originator Survey Division - Washington County Public Works
Title Public Land Survey Section Corners - Washington County
Abstract This data set is a point feature class containing coordinate values and associated attribute information for Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Section Corner monuments determined by field survey measurements on the Washington County Coordinate System (NAD83/86).
Purpose The data set is used for tracking the status and maintenance of PLSS Section Corners within Washington County, MN.
Time Period of Content Date
Currentness Reference
Progress
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Washington County, MN
Bounding Coordinates -93.017
-92.733
45.300
44.733
Place Keywords Afton, Bayport, Baytown, Cottage Grove, Denmark, Forest Lake, Grant, Grey Cloud Island, 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 Public Land Survey System
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints The data set is available to anyone.
Use Constraints The digital data 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.
Contact Person Information Survey Division - Washington County Public Works 
11660 Myeron Road North 
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-430-4300
E-mail: Surveyor@co.washington.mn.us
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets PLSS Section Grid, Washington County Control Points, Certificates of Survey, Washington County Surveyor's Record Book 1

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information    
Attribute Accuracy Point number and description attributes contained in this dataset are created from user entered information. User entered information describes the point number, type of monument and locational (Section, Township, Range) information.
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Coordinate values for PLSS Section Corner monuments are based on a geodetic network developed from the Washington County GPS Control Network, 1988 Adjustment by Geophysical Services, Inc.

Field observation of monuments was accomplished through traverse networks and GPS networks. Equipment utilized for collection of field data includes theodolite, EDM, optical total station, and survey grade GPS receivers.

Horizonal accuracy of the data set falls within the range of standards and specifications for Geodetic Control Networks developed by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), and the standards and specifications classified as a Minnesota Standard Survey defined by the Minnesota Association of County Surveyors (MACS).

Accuracy values range from Second-order, class I (1:50000) to Third-order, class I (1:10000).
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage This data set was derived from Township text files containing coordinate values for PLSS Section corners collected between 1988 and 2008. The text files were converted to tables of coordinate values for individual Townships. The tables of coordinate values for each Township were imported into ArcGIS in order to create point feature classes. Feature classes for each Township were combined to create one feature dataset containing the county wide PLSS point feature class.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information    
Native Data Set Environment ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Maptech
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Point
Vendor Specific Object Types
Tiling Scheme County
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information    
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme County Coordinates
Ellipsoid
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units U.S. survey foot
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
County Coordinate Zone Identifier 44
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information    
Entity and Attribute Overview The fields contained in this point dataset include Point Number, Northing (Y coordinate), Easting (X coordinate), and Description (corner). These fields were derived directly from the source text files.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation FIELD, TYPE, DESCRIPTION

PT, Double, Point Number
N, Double, Y-coordinate
E, Double, X-coordinate
DESC, String, Description
 
Section 6 Distribution Information    
Publisher Survey Division - Washington County Public Works
Publication Date Periodically revised
Contact Person Information Survey Division - Washington County Public Works 
11660 Myeron Road North 
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-430-4300
E-mail: Surveyor@co.washington.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Digital point file
Distribution Liability THE DIGITAL DATA IS 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.
Transfer Format Name ArcGIS
Transfer Format Version Number ArcGIS 10.2
Transfer Size
Ordering Instructions Contact the Survey Division of Washington County Public Works
Online Linkage none available
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information    
Metadata Date 01/12/2016
Contact Person Information Survey Division - Washington County Public Works 
11660 Myeron Road North 
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651-430-4300
E-mail: Surveyor@co.washington.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage


This page last updated: 01/09/2017