City Limits of Washington State, May 2014

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
GIS and Roadway Data Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20140615
Title: City Limits of Washington State, May 2014
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
Description:
Abstract:
Polygons depict the boundaries of Washington State's incorporated municipalities, as recorded by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Attributes include city names as provided by the Washington State Office of Financial Management, and Federal Information Processing Standard codes(FIPS) as provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Washington State Office of Financial Management provided FIPS codes for cities incorporated after the National Institute of Standards and Technology's FIPS code publication date. GNIS (Geographic Name Information System) codes provided by the Washington State Department of Revenue have been included for this quarter. For this particular update, all annexations approved by Office of Financial Management for Third Quarter of 2014 are included.
Purpose:
This data set is used as a reference layer for geographic information systems at the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Supplemental_Information:
The calendar date under time period of content is the date of annexation approval and certification by the Washington State Office of Financial Management.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20140531
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Quarterly
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.495537
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.847121
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.023764
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.511185
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: incorporated
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
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.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Kandie Rackleff
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-570-2366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-570-2400
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: racklek@wsdot.wa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.0.3397
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
GIS Implementation Team, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20071206
Title: Major Cities of Washington State
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
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. Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) codes are as provided by download from the National Institute of Standards and Technology web site. The Washington State Office of Financial Management has provided FIPS codes for cities incorporated after the 1998 FIPS code publication date. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) codes provided by the Washington State Department of Revenue have been added.
Completeness_Report:
The data represents every city known to be incorporated in the State of Washington as of the date shown in Time Period of Content.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
City limit boundaries were digitized from a variety of map sources including USGS quadrangles and WSDOT city maps. Generally, the data approach National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale: most well-defined points may be expected to fall within 40 feet of their true locations. Where a city limit follows the edge of a public right of way, the city limit line has been offset approximately 75 feet from the line representing the street on WSDOT-digitized 1:24,000-scale base data. Where a city limit adjoins a street not represented in WSDOT data, the city limit's position including the 75 foot offset has been estimated by measurement from the nearest available reference features in the base data (other roads, railroads, boundaries, section lines, pipelines, streams, etc.) Where a city limit follows a section line, this data set depicts it following that line as located on WSDOT's 1:24,000-scale base data, whether or not a right of way is coincident with the section line. In some cases, city limits follow a right of way centerline, and are shown coincident with the line representing that road in WSDOT's 1:24,000-scale base data. This occurs only on some old city limits established prior to the outlaw of such practice. Where a city limit follows the edge of a railroad right of way, the city limit has been offset a standard 100 feet from the line representing the railroad on WSDOT-digitized 1:24,000-scale base data.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
GIS/Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: unpublished material
Title: cities.dgn
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: onLine
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070907
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: cities.dgn
Source_Contribution:
The graphics depicting the city boundaries and the names of the cities.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset updated to include annexations in the third quarter of 2014.
Process_Date: 20140531
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Kandie Rackleff
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-570-2366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-570-2400
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: racklek@wsdot.wa.gov

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: 0.0003280833333333334
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0003280833333333334
Planar_Distance_Units: foot_us
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983 HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: RoadsAndHighwaysDevTAB."WSDOT\BLAKET".Cities
Entity_Type_Definition:
Boundaries of incorporated municipalities of Washington State as recorded by the Washington State Office of Financial Management.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Office of Cartography and GIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CityCode
Attribute_Definition: 1990 federal census place code for cities in Washington State
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CityFIPS
Attribute_Definition: Identifying code of all Washington cities
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CountySeat
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CountyFIPS
Attribute_Definition: Identifying code of all Washington Counties
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GNIS
Attribute_Definition: Geographic Names Information System
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LastUpdate
Attribute_Definition:
This is the ending date of the quarter the city boundary was last modified.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MajorCity
Attribute_Definition:
A city is considered to be a major city if the city holds a county seat; is one of the two largest cities in the county, according to population. There are no more than 5 "major" cities in a county.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of incorporated city
Attribute_Definition_Source: Washington Office of Finanacial Management
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: Shape.STArea()
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape.STLength()
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Each incorporated place is represented by one or more polygons constructed from a legal description of its boundaries. Polygons are attributed with the name of the incorporated entity, Federal Information Processing Standards code and Geographic Names Information System code . County Seats are also indicated in a separate column. A field was added called LastUpdate and the contents are the ending date of the quarter in which the city boundary was last changed.

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 Database Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47430
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7430
Country: US
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>

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140610
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Kandie Rackleff
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-570-2366
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-570-2400
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: racklek@wsdot.wa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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