Railroads in Washington State, at 1:24,000

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20170201
Title: Railroads in Washington State, at 1:24,000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
Description:
Abstract:
Rail lines of Washington State depicted as linework. Each separately owned mainline route is depicted as a single line. Principle routes are shown with selected sidings and yards. Selected bridges and tunnels are depicted cartographically.
Purpose:
This data set shows railroad ownership for geographic information systems at WSDOT. Includes only Surface Transportation Board (STB) decisions after 1996. May not reflect all rail banked lines.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20161231
Time_of_Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.582226
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.785311
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.068536
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.324688
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: railroad
Theme_Keyword: railway
Theme_Keyword: rail
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Pacific Northwest
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: WA
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: WSDOT State Rail & Marine Office
Contact_Person: Teresa Graham
Contact_Position: Research and Data Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: physical
Address: 310 Maple Park Avenue SE
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7901
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: grahamt@wsdot.wa.gov
Data_Set_Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Goegraphic Services
Publication_Date: 20080724
Title: Washington State County Series, Railroads

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: none
Logical_Consistency_Report: none
Completeness_Report: none
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: railall.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: 19970113
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: railall.dgn1
Source_Contribution:
The graphics and attributes depicting Washington state's actively-operated railroads.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Microstation-format file "railall.dgn" was converted to measuring units of feet using Intergraph's "wu_setup" command, and the resulting file was converted to Arc/Info coverage format with the Arc command "IGDSARC." The resulting coverage was transformed to geographic coordinates with Arc commands "PROJECTDEFINE" and "PROJECT" and ownership attributes were assigned based on the Intergraph color code found in INFO's "ACODE" table. Uncoded lines were assigned owner values in ArcEdit.
Process_Date: 19970113
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Gordon Kennedy
Contact_Position: Coordinator, Information Resources Management
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47430
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7430
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-705-7641
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:
A copy of the 1997 shapefile was made and edited to reflect changes to the state rail system as of January 1, 2007. CGIS contacted the State Rail office for some of the update information. A new field was added to reflect AAR reporting marks. The field for railroad names was filled in for all records. Orthophotos were used to determine more precise location for some rail alignments. The resulting feature class was checked for topology errors.
Process_Date: 20080724
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Geographic Services/CGIS
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8923
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-5968905
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updated data. Owners were filled in where available and abandonments were updated. A date field for Abandonment date was added with some dates for abandonment known.
Process_Date: 20110315
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
GIS and Roadway Data Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
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: 360-596-8923
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-570-2400
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 7:00 am to 5:30 pm T - F
Contact_Instructions: call or email
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated.
Process_Date: 20111215
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: GIS and Roadway Data Office
Contact_Person: Taryn Lund
Contact_Position: Cartographer
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8929
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lundt@wsdot.wa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated.
Process_Date: 20130402
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Taryn Lund
Contact_Position: Cartographer
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8929
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lundt@wsdot.wa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Data updated.
Process_Date: 20170101
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Taryn Lund
Contact_Position: Cartographer
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8929
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lundt@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_Label: Rail.DBO.Rail24k
Entity_Type_Definition: Actively-operated railroads of Washington state.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
Cartography Section, and Public Transportation and Rail Office, Washington State Department of Transportation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Abandonment
Attribute_Definition: Year rail was abandoned.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ReportingMark
Attribute_Definition:
Official abbreviation for individual railroad as assigned by Association of American Railroads (AAR)
Attribute_Definition_Source: www.aar.org
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Official name of railroad
Attribute_Definition_Source: Individual railroad websites
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RailOwner
Attribute_Definition:
Private company or public agency that owns but not necessarily operates a particular railroad.
Attribute_Definition_Source: American Association of Railroads (AAR)
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: BeginMilepost
Attribute_Definition: Beginning milepost where known
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EndMilePost
Attribute_Definition: Ending milepost for the rail line.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Status
Attribute_Definition: Whether the rail line is active or abandoned
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Active
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rail is currently in use in the State of Washington.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Abandoned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rail is no longer used and will not be used again.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Rail Bank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
An alternative to Abandonment where the Right of Way is preserved for potential future use as a railroad.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.STLength()
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Each line representing an actively-operated railroad is assigned an attribute value for its ownership.

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: 20170123
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Taryn Lund
Contact_Position: Cartographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-596-8929
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lundt@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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