Populated Places of Washington

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cartography/GIS Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20100120
Title: Populated Places of Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
Description:
Abstract:
Points depict Washington State's populated places. This data reflects information provided by the US Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), and the Washington State Office of Financial Management's list of incorporated entities.
Purpose:
This data set is used as a reference layer for Geographic Information Systems at the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Supplemental_Information:
This data set can be queried to display types of populated places: incorporated entities, unincorporated entities, named places within incorporated entities, and so forth.
Please refer to <http://geonames.usgs.gov/gnisftp.html> for more information on the Geographic Names Information System and to <http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip55-3.htm> for more information on the Federal Information Processing Standards codes.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20091002
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.731379
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.772358
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.02934
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.503432
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: incorporated places
Theme_Keyword: unincorporated
Theme_Keyword: GNIS
Theme_Keyword: populated places
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: WA
Place_Keyword: Washington
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation, Cartography/GIS
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 818 79th Ave SE, Suite B
City: Tumwater
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98501-5801
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8923
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-596-8905
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Cartography/GIS Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20091130
Title: Washington State Cities
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
City names' spellings are as specified by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Populated Place names for unincorporated places as well as the GNIS codes are as provided by the Geographic Names Information System.
Completeness_Report:
The data represent every city known to be incorporated in the State of Washington as of the date of currency. The data set also includes all populated places provided by the United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System for Washington State.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
U.S. Geological Survey, 19810501, U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA
Publication_Information:
Publisher: United States Geological Survey, Board on Geographic Names
Online_Linkage: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS
Source_Contribution:
Geographic Names Information System codes and the locations for Washington State's populated places.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System
Publication_Date: 2/24/2000
Title: Geographic Names Information System - Washington
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: table
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: United States Geological Survey
Publisher: Reston, Virginia USA
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080128
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS_WA
Source_Contribution:
The Populated Place Names and the GNIS codes for those places in Washington State.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
GIS/Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20071131
Title: City Limits of Washington State
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20010228
Time_of_Day: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: city.shp
Source_Contribution:
The Washington State Office of Financial Management's list of Washington State's incorporated entities.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data (WA_Features_20091002.zip) was downloaded from <http://geonames.usus.gov/domestic/download_data.htm> in the States, Territories, Associated Areas of the United States Block. Imported .txt file into Microsoft Excel as a bar delimited file, then sort by Feature_Class and extract all Populated Places in Washington into a table. Add table to ArcMap and Display XY Data using Longitude as X Field and Latitude as Y Field and using the Geographic Coordinate System: GCS_North_American_1983. Data was then projected using the Project command in ArcToolbox to convert to NAD83(HARN) State Plane South feet. Elevations were converted from meters to feet. Banks Lake South, English Boom, Fairholm, Monohan, Ozette, and Panakonic were added as they were not in the update, but have been included in previous updates.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GNIS_WA
Process_Date: 20100120
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Cartography/GIS Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Position: Cartographer/GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 818 79th Ave SE, Suite B
City: Tumwater
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8923
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-596-8905
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm T - F
Contact_Instructions: call or email and leave a message
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0
Ordinate_Resolution: 0
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: PoliticalAdminBoundaries.DBO.PopulatedPlaces
Entity_Type_Definition:
Entities included in the US Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System as the feature type ""Populated Place."
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CELL
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the 7.5 minute quadrangle map in which the Populated Place can be found.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 20080221
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: Which County the place is located in.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEV
Attribute_Definition: The elevation of the Populated Place in feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS
Attribute_Definition:
GNSI code that uniquely identifies each populated place. This is the Feature ID field in the table from USGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS Geographic Names Information System
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 20080128
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of the point in Decimal Degrees (NAD 83)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LONG
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of the point in Decimal Degrees (NAD 83)
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Name of place.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Legal documents of incorporation, annexation and divestment at the Washington State Office of
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Type
Attribute_Definition:
What type of feature it is (airport, arch, area, arroyo, bar, basin, bay, beach, church, cliff, dam, etc..)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
United States Geological Survey, Geographic Names Information System
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Points depict Populated Places in the State of Washington. Each point is attributed with the populated place's name, Geographic Name Information System code (Feature ID), elevation, and locational information including which 7.5 minute Quadrangle map it is on.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Office of Information Technology
Contact_Person: Jordyn Mitchell
Contact_Position: GIS Data Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47430
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7430
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7645
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mitchejo@wsdot.wa.gov
Distribution_Liability:
The Washington State Department of Transportation shall not be liable for any activity involving this data with regard to lost profits or savings or any other consequential damages; or the fitness for use of the data for a particular purpose; or the installation of the data, its use, or the results obtained.
Standard_Order_Process:
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions:
Download individual data sets from <http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/mapsdata/geodatacatalog/default.htm>
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time_of_Day: unknown

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100328
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Organization:
Geographic Services/ Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst/Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: PO Box 47430
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7430
Country: USA
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical address
Address: 818 79th Ave SE, Suite B
City: Tumwater
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8923
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-596-8905
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: T - F 7:00 am to 5:30 pm
Contact_Instructions: Call or email and leave a message
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints: none

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