City Limits of Washington State, August 2017

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20170910
Title: City Limits of Washington State, August 2017
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 Fourth Quarter of 2017 are included.
Purpose:
Boundaries of incorporated municipalities of Washington State as recorded by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. 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. Beginning with the publication of the first quarter of 2015, cartographic offsets from roads and railroads will no longer be applied to new annexations.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20170831
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: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
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. Beginning with the First Quarter of 2015, the offsets described above will no longer be applied to new annexations.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Dataset updated to include annexations in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Process_Date: 20170901
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: 0.0003280833333333333
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.0003280833333333333
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_Definition:
Boundaries of incorporated municipalities of Washington State as recorded by the Washington State Office of Financial Manageme
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Office of Cartography and GIS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CountySeat
Attribute_Definition:
The town or City that is the location of government for a County
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CityName
Attribute_Definition:
The common name of a primarily urban political unit having corporate status and usually powers of self-government established by state charter. City Names are stewarded by Washington State's Office of Financial Management.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LastUpdate
Attribute_Definition:
This is the ending date of the quarter the city boundary was last modified.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CityGNISPlaceCode
Attribute_Definition:
A code that represents an incorporated city in Washington State. The Code is administered and maintained by the US Board of Geographic Names within the Geographic Names Information System.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MajorCity
Attribute_Definition:
Major city is a cartographic designation. A city is considered to be a major city if the city holds a county seat; other criteria include population and the presence on historical maps. There are no more than 5 "major" cities in a county.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CountyFIPSLongPlaceCode
Attribute_Definition:
A code that is a concatenation of State FIPS Place Code and County FIPS Place Code, administered and maintained by the American National Standards Institute for the federal government assigned to a county within Washington State. The code is based on the 2000 and 2010 US Census.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
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: CityFIPSLongPlaceCode
Attribute_Definition:
A code that represents a concatenation of the State FIPS 55 Code and the City FIPS 55 Code , administered and maintained by ANSI. These codes originate from the 2000 and 2010 US Census.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OFMCityCode
Attribute_Definition:
A code based on the 1990 US Census that represents Washington places. Since US Census Bureau no longer maintains 1990 place codes, Washington State Office of Financial Management, assigns codes for cities in Washington State which incorporated after 1999.
Attribute_Definition_Source: WSDOT Application – DOTS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GlobalID
Attribute_Definition: UniqueID used for the replication of data.
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: 20170910
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WSDOT
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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