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State Route Roadside Landscape Classifications of Washington



Identification_Information
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Identification Information

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    Citation:
      Citation Information:
        Originator: Geographic Services, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Publication Date: 19990514
        Title: State Route Roadside Landscape Classifications of Washington
        Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
        Publication Information:
          Publication Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
          Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
    Description:
      Abstract: The State Routes of Washington are segmented according to the nominal roadside landscape classification determined by the Roadside Design Office of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
      Purpose: The purpose of this data set is to provide an easily displayed representation of the classifications of roadside landscape on a medium- to small-scale state-wide map.
      Supplemental Information:
        Roadside Landscape Classification segments are no less than 0.9 miles in length except where State Routes: pass through small towns; pass through semiurban areas directly adjacent to urban areas; or intersect, if a shorter length is necessary to blend the route corridors together.
    Time Period of Content:
      Time Period Information:
        Single Date/Time:
          Calendar Date: 1994
          Time of Day: Unknown
      Currentness Reference: ground condition
    Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance and Update Frequency: Irregular
    Spatial Domain:
      Bounding Coordinates:
        West Bounding Coordinate: -125
        East Bounding Coordinate: -116.875
        North Bounding Coordinate: 49
        South Bounding Coordinate: 45.5
    Keywords:
      Theme:
        Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
        Theme Keyword: roadside classification
        Theme Keyword: landscape
        Theme Keyword: state route
        Theme Keyword: highway
      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 Person Primary:
          Contact Person: Heather Spates
          Contact Organization: GIS/Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Contact Position: Cartographer
        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: 1655 South Second Avenue
          City: Tumwater
          State or Province: WA
          Postal Code: 98512
          Country: USA
        Contact Voice Telephone: 360-709-5521
        Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-709-5599
        Contact Electronic Mail Address: Spatesh@wsdot.wa.gov
        Hours of Service: 0800 to 1530 Pacific Time, M-R
        Contact Instructions: Contact by e-mail is prefered.
    Browse Graphic:
      Browse Graphic File Name: roadsidejpg.htm
      Browse Graphic File Description:
        The graphic represents the data as projected on the Washington State Plane Coordinate System, South Zone.
      Browse Graphic File Type: JPEG
    Data Set Credit: Marci Carte and Mark Maurer, Washington State Department of Transportation
    Native Data Set Environment: ESRI shape file

Data Quality Information

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    Attribute Accuracy:
      Attribute Accuracy Report: none
    Logical Consistency Report:
      The data was derived from a topologically clean linear reference system. It is assumed that linear network topology is intact, ie, all nodes represent network intersections or network endpoints, and crossing lines represent separated-grade crossings of routes.
    Completeness Report: The data represent the entire state highway system except for ramps and collector/distributor lanes. Classifications have been applied to all routes in the data set.
    Positional Accuracy:
      Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
        Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Positional accuracy has not been determined.
    Lineage:
      Source Information:
        Source Citation:
          Citation Information:
            Originator: GIS/Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Title: State Routes of Washington, at 1:500,000
            Geospatial Data Presentation Form: linear reference system
            Publication Information:
              Publication Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
              Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
        Source Scale Denominator: 500000
        Type of Source Media: online
        Source Time Period of Content:
          Time Period Information:
            Single Date/Time:
              Calendar Date: 4/22/2004
              Time of Day: Unknown
          Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
        Source Citation Abbreviation: LRS2004
        Source Contribution: The linear reference system for State Routes in Washington State.
      Process Step:
        Process Description:
          The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Regions and Olympia Service Center located the boundaries of roadside classification segments by milepost for each WSDOT State Route. An Excel spreadsheet listing roadside classification by milepost was converted to a dbf file with Accumulated Route Mileage (ARM). This was used to generate an ArcView event theme based on the Washington State Highways linear reference system. The event theme was converted to a shape file.
        Source Used Citation Abbreviation: LRS2004
        Process Date: 4/18/2000
        Process Contact:
          Contact Information:
            Contact Person Primary:
              Contact Person: Marci Carte
              Contact Organization: Geographic Services, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Contact Position: GIS Analyst
            Contact Address:
              Address Type: physical address
              Address: 1655 S. 2nd Avenue
              City: Tumwater
              State or Province: WA
              Postal Code: 98512
              Country: USA
            Contact Address:
              Address Type: mailing address
              Address:
                Mail Stop: 7384
                PO Box 47384
              City: Olympia
              State or Province: WA
              Postal Code: 98504-7384
              Country: USA
            Contact Voice Telephone: 360-709-5512
            Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-709-5599
            Contact Electronic Mail Address: cartem@wsdot.wa.gov
      Process Step:
        Process Description:
          Accumulated Route Mileage values were recalculated to reflect the 2004 State Highway Log. Records where the beginning ARM equaled the ending ARM were deleted, as were records which tracked coincident route locations. Records adjoining coincident route locations were edited to reflect the beginning/ending coincident route locations as of 2004.
        Process Date: 6/18/2005
        Process Contact:
          Contact Information:
            Contact Person Primary:
              Contact Person: Michelle Blake
              Contact Organization: WSDOT Information Technology
            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 Address:
              Address Type: physical address
              Address: 809 Legion Way SE
              City: Olympia
              State or Province: WA
              Postal Code: 98501
              Country: USA
            Contact Voice Telephone: 360-705-7797
            Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-705-6817
            Contact Electronic Mail Address: blakem@wsdot.wa.gov
            Contact Instructions: Call, email or write with requests for geo-spatial data sets.
    Cloud Cover: 0

Spatial Data Organization Information

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    Indirect Spatial Reference: Linear Reference System
    Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector

Spatial Reference Information

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    Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
      Planar:
        Grid Coordinate System:
          Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
          State Plane Coordinate System:
            SPCS Zone Identifier: 5626
        Planar Coordinate Information:
          Planar Distance Units: survey feet
      Geodetic Model:
        Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1983 HARN
        Ellipsoid Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
        Semi-major Axis: 6378137
        Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257

Entity and Attribute Information

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    Detailed Description:
      Entity Type:
        Entity Type Label: roadside classification segment
        Entity Type Definition: A WSDOT State Route or a portion thereof distinguishable by one predominant roadside character. Roadside character is a description of the roadside landscape from the roadway user's perspective.
        Entity Type Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: Begin_arm
        Attribute Definition: Beginning Accumulated Route Mileage
        Attribute Definition Source: 2004 State Highway Log
        Beginning Date of Attribute Values: 4/22/2004
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: classifica
        Attribute Definition: Roadside Classification
        Attribute Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Attribute Domain Values:
          Enumerated Domain:
            Enumerated Domain Value: forest
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Characterized by natural-appearing landforms and native trees an/or understory vegetation.
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Enumerated Domain Value: open
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Characterized by natural-appearing landforms and low-growing native vegetation or agricultural crops associated with adjacent farming.
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Enumerated Domain Value: rural
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Characterized by intermixed built and natural elements, with built elements beginning to encroach on the natural environment.
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Enumerated Domain Value: semiurban
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Characterized by intermixed built and natural or naturalized elements, with built elements prevailing.
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Enumerated Domain Value: urban
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: A predominantly built environment.
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: Roadside Design Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Beginning Date of Attribute Values: 1994
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: End_arm
        Attribute Definition: Ending Accumulated Route Mileage
        Attribute Definition Source: 2004 State Highway Log
        Beginning Date of Attribute Values: 4/22/2004
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: SR
        Attribute Definition: WSDOT State Route associated with the depicted roadside landscape classification.
        Attribute Definition Source: 2004 State Highway Log
        Beginning Date of Attribute Values: 4/22/2004
    Overview Description:
      Entity and Attribute Overview: Lines depict roadside landscape classifications for segments of WSDOT's State Routes as determined by the Roadside Design Office of the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Distribution Information

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    Distributor:
      Contact Information:
        Contact Organization Primary:
          Contact Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
          Contact Person: Michelle Blake
        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 Address:
          Address Type: physical address
          Address: 809 Legion Way SE
          City: Olympia
          State or Province: WA
          Postal Code: 98501
          Country: USA
        Contact Voice Telephone: 360-705-7797
        Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-705-6817
        Contact Electronic Mail Address: blakem@wsdot.wa.gov
        Contact Instructions: Call, email or write with requests for geo-spatial data sets.
    Resource Description: \gisosc\geodata\maps\500k\dot_design\roadside.shp
    Distribution Liability:
      The Washington State Department of Transportation shall not be liable for any activity involving these 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:
      Digital Form:
        Digital Transfer Information:
          Format Specification: Various formats are used: ESRI coverages and shapefiles, and data tables for placement as ArcView "events."
          Format Information Content:
            The standard distribution compact disc contains all geospatial data sets created by the Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Refer to the included Geodata.txt text file for a brief description of the directory structure. Data formats vary--most data are stored as ESRI shape files, but some data models require coverages. There are also dbf-format tables of data located by geographic coordinates or State Route Accumulated Route Mileage.
        Digital Transfer Option:
          Offline Option:
            Offline Media: CD-ROM
      Fees: none
      Ordering Instructions: Call, email or write the Distributor with requests for geo-spatial data sets.
      Turnaround: Generally, the standard compact disc containing all distributed data can be sent within one week of receiving a data request.
    Standard Order Process:
      Digital Form:
        Digital Transfer Information:
          Format Name: self-extracting zip file
          Format Version Number: 6.3 SR-1 (926) 32-bit
          Format Specification: WinZip
          Format Information Content:
            Depends on the data set. Arc/Info coverage or shape file; metadata report in html and text files; and, in some cases, a data dictionary text file. Some data sets in the standard distribution are tabular data for placement as ArcView "events."
          File Decompression Technique: Run the "exe" file under Windows NT.
        Digital Transfer Option:
          Online Option:
            Access Instructions: Use anonymous FTP login or web browser download on the URL specified under Network Address.
            Online Computer and Operating System: Unix
      Fees: none
      Ordering Instructions: Download individual data sets from ftp://ftp.wsdot.wa.gov/gis/GeoDataDistribution
    Standard Order Process:
      Non-digital Form: The Cartography/GIS Section can plot maps of most geospatial data sets.
      Fees: depend on plotting costs.
      Ordering Instructions: Contact the Point of Contact listed under the Identification Section to determine the availability of this data set in a non-digital representation.

Metadata Reference Information

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    Metadata Date: 6/19/2005
    Metadata Review Date:
    Metadata Future Review Date:
    Metadata Contact:
      Contact Information:
        Contact Organization Primary:
          Contact Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
          Contact Person: Michelle Blake
        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 Address:
          Address Type: physical address
          Address: 809 Legion Way SE
          City: Olympia
          State or Province: WA
          Postal Code: 98501
          Country: USA
        Contact Voice Telephone: 360-705-7797
        Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-705-6817
        Contact Electronic Mail Address: blakem@wsdot.wa.gov
        Contact Instructions: Call, email or write with requests for geo-spatial data sets.
    Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
    Metadata Standard Version: June 1998
    Metadata Time Convention: local time
    Metadata Access Constraints: none
    Metadata Use Constraints: none

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