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Survey Monument Metadata Matrix

 

1. Identification Information

1.1 PID, Point Identification.
A unique alpha numeric identifier for each database entry. "GS" designates Geographic Services, EA designates Eastern Region, NC designates North Central Region, SC designates South Central Region, SW designates South West Region, OL designates Olympic Region, and NW designates Northwest Region. The number must not be repeated *___________characters

1.2 Designation.
The primary station name used for the purpose of generating a WSDOT network and database. The names in this field may have been generated by multiple agencies/individuals. Preference given to a point name as stamped on a monument, or an originating agency identifier. Additional names or stamping to be listed in description text. General naming convention is as follows. *___________characters.
Example: GP34005-35

  • GP represents "Global Positioning"
  • 34 represents county #34 in numerical list of counties by alphabetical order "Thurston"
  • 005 represents state route 5 (must be three characters)
  • -35 represents the actual individual identifying number (name) of station.
    Assigned consecutively within each county.*___________characters.

1.3 State.
The name of state in which the physical point resides.

1.4 County.
The name of the county in which the physical point resides.

1.5 Region.
The name of the region (Eastern, Olympic, North Central, Northwest, South Central, Southwest) that the physical point resides.

1.6 Nearest town.
Nearest town. The name of a town that may be identified on a road map. To be used as a quick location identifier during research.

2. Location Information

2.1 T.R.S.
The name of the "Township, Range and Section" in which the physical point resides. In the case of cadastral corners, one is selected. This field will be modified in the future.

2.2 Corner Code For cadastral corners only, other wise to be left blank.
Entry is for the geo-coding method using grid reference matrix for Land Corner Record - recording form as shown in WAC 332-130-025.
-or-
Entry as a Geographic Coordinate Database, GCDB, code as used by Bureau of Land Management. This system may be formally recognized and adopted by the GIS community as a whole in the future.

2.3 State Route.
The numerical value given to the state route (highway number) in which the physical point resides along. In the case of an interchange, the higher capacity route will be used.

2.4 MP.
The numerical value assigned to "mile post," as arrived by official incrementing mileage’s from a designated beginning of a route.

2.5 Station.
A numerical value assigned for the purposes of "stationing" an alignment of roadway or right of way.

2.6 Offset.
A numerical value assigned for the purpose of "offsetting." A distance to an object at right angles from a particular "station" on an alignment of roadway or right of way.

3. Archive Information

3.1 Book #.
The incrementing numerical value by region assigned to each project for reference.

3.2 Project #.
An alpha numerical value assigned by each region for each project or portions of projects for accounting purposes.

3.3 Job #.
An alpha numerical value assigned by Geographic Services for accounting purposes. This value increments by the project and on an annual basis.

3.4 Quad.
The name of the USGA Quadrangle map on which the physical point resides.

4. Horizontal Position Information

4.1 Latitude.
A global geographic convention value. The significant figures are related to the assigned horizontal accuracy and truncated accordingly.

4.2 Longitude.
A global geographic concention value. The significant figures are related to the assigned horizontal accuracy and truncated accordingly.

4.3 Northing.
A coordinate value expressed in meters based on the Washington State Plane Coordinate System per RCW 58.20. The significant figure are related to the assigned horizontal accuracy and truncated accordingly.

4.4 Easting.
A coordinate value expressed in meters based on the Washington State Plane Coordinate System per RCW 58.20. The significant figures are related to the assigned horizontal accuracy and truncated accordingly.

4.5 Zone.

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