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Major Shorelines of Washington State



Identification_Information
Data_Quality_Information
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information
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Identification Information

Section Index

    Citation:
      Citation Information:
        Originator: GIS Implementation Team, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Publication Date: 19950101
        Title: Major Shorelines of Washington State
        Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
        Publication Information:
          Publication Place: Olympia, Washington
          Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
    Description:
      Abstract: Major hydrography for Washington State represented as polygons. Features in this data set define the land extent of Washington state.
      Purpose: This data set is for general-purpose base maps at 1:500,000 or smaller, where detailed river information is not needed.
    Time Period of Content:
      Time Period Information:
        Single Date/Time:
          Calendar Date: 7/1/1994
          Time of Day: Unknown
      Currentness Reference: ground condition
    Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance and Update Frequency: inactive
    Spatial Domain:
      Bounding Coordinates:
        West Bounding Coordinate: -125
        East Bounding Coordinate: -116.875
        North Bounding Coordinate: 49.05
        South Bounding Coordinate: 45.5
    Keywords:
      Theme:
        Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
        Theme Keyword: hydrography
        Theme Keyword: river
        Theme Keyword: stream
        Theme Keyword: coastline
      Place:
        Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
        Place Keyword: Washington
        Place Keyword: WA
        Place Keyword: United States
        Place Keyword: USA
        Place Keyword: Pacific Northwest
    Access Constraints: none
    Use Constraints: none
    Point of Contact:
      Contact Information:
        Contact Person Primary:
          Contact Person: Ron Cihon
          Contact Organization: Geographic Services, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Contact Position: GIS/Cartography Supervisor
        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: 360-709-5510
        Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-709-5599
        Contact Electronic Mail Address: cihonr@wsdot.wa.gov
    Browse Graphic:
      Browse Graphic File Name: coastjpg.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
    Native Data Set Environment: Arc/Info coverage, version 7.1.2 for NT 4.0, and ESRI shape file
    Cross Reference:
      Citation Information:
        Originator: GIS Implementation Team, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Publication Date: 19980331
        Title: Major Lakes of Washington State
        Edition: 2
        Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
        Publication Information:
          Publication Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
          Publisher: Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
    Cross Reference:
      Citation Information:
        Originator: GIS Implementation Team, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Publication Date: 19960101
        Title: Washington State County Series, Hydrography
        Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
        Publication Information:
          Publication Place: Olympia, Washington, USA
          Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation

Data Quality Information

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    Attribute Accuracy:
      Attribute Accuracy Report: none
    Logical Consistency Report: Polygon topology was verified by the Arc/Info "BUILD" command.
    Completeness Report: The data depicts: Washington State coastlines of the Pacific Ocean; the San Juan Islands; Puget Sound and its major islands; and the Columbia, Snake and Pend O'reille Rivers.
    Positional Accuracy:
      Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
        Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: Positional accuracy has not been determined.
    Lineage:
      Source Information:
        Source Citation:
          Citation Information:
            Originator: Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
            Publication Date: Unpublished Material
            Title: state.dgn, 1994
            Geospatial Data Presentation Form: map
        Source Scale Denominator: 500000
        Type of Source Media: online
        Source Time Period of Content:
          Time Period Information:
            Single Date/Time:
              Calendar Date: 7/1/1994
              Time of Day: Unknown
          Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
        Source Citation Abbreviation: state.dgn, 1994
        Source Contribution: The graphics depicting Washington state's major hydrography.
      Process Step:
        Process Description:
          Selected streams were digitized using Intergraph's IGDS software. The resulting design file was intermittently revised to reflect newly compiled data from 1:100,000 USGS sources. Major water features were extracted from the file to portray the state's coastlines and biggest rivers. The DGN file was converted to an Arc/Info coverage using Arc command "IGDSARC," and then transformed to geographic coordinates with Arc commands "PROJECTDEFINE" and "PROJECT."
        Source Used Citation Abbreviation: state.dgn, 1994
        Process Date: 19941130
        Process Contact:
          Contact Information:
            Contact Person Primary:
              Contact Person: Gordon Kennedy
              Contact Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
            Contact Position: Coordinator, Information Resources Management
            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: 360-705-7641
            Contact Facsimile Telephone: 360-705-6817
            Contact Electronic Mail Address: gkennedy@wsdot.wa.gov
            Hours of Service: 0700 to 1530, Pacific Time, M-F
      Process Step:
        Process Description: Changed projection and datum to Geographic NAD83 HARN
        Process Date: 2004/06/01
        Process 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-F
            Contact Instructions: Contact by e-mail is prefered.
    Cloud Cover: 0

Spatial Data Organization Information

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    Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector

Spatial Reference Information

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    Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
      Geographic:
        Latitude Resolution: 0
        Longitude Resolution: 0
        Geographic Coordinate Units: Decimal degrees
      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: major shorelines
        Entity Type Definition: The coastlines of Washington state's major hydrographical features.
        Entity Type Definition Source: Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: Line_Type
        Attribute Definition: Line type distinguishes whether or not lines depict shorelines.
        Attribute Definition Source: Cartography Section, Washington State Department of Transportation
        Attribute Domain Values:
          Enumerated Domain:
            Enumerated Domain Value: 0
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Line is used for offshore polygon closure.
            Enumerated Domain Value: 1
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Line depicts shoreline.
      Attribute:
        Attribute Label: Wcode
        Attribute Definition: Distinguishes whether or not the polygon depicts an island or a body of water.
        Attribute Domain Values:
          Enumerated Domain:
            Enumerated Domain Value: 0
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Polygon depicts water.
            Enumerated Domain Value: 4
            Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Polygon depicts an island
    Overview Description:
      Entity and Attribute Overview: Polygons represent Washington state's major hydrographical features.

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_cartog\coast\coast
    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.
    Available Time Period:
      Time Period Information:
        Single Date/Time:
          Calendar Date: Unknown
          Time of Day: Unknown

Metadata Reference Information

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    Metadata Date: 6/1/2004
    Metadata Review Date:
    Metadata Future Review Date:
    Metadata 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-F
        Contact Instructions: Contact by e-mail is prefered.
    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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