Railroads in Washington State, at 1:500,000

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Washington State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 20170201
Title: Railroads in Washington State, at 1:500,000
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Olympia, Washington
Publisher: Washington State Department of Transportation
Description:
Abstract:
This data set is a linear depiction of railway mainline rights of way. Included are the active rail lines as well as the abandoned lines. Each separately owned mainline route is depicted as a single line--multiple tracks, sidings, yards, and industrial spurs are not shown.
Purpose:
This data set is used to present a small-scale cartographic rendition of railroads in Washington State, and as a reference layer 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: -124.579550
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -116.869997
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.033874
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.505197
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: railroad
Theme_Keyword: railway
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
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 and 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, GIS and Roadway Data Office
Publication_Date: 20120113
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
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Washington State Department of Transportation, Goegraphic Services
Publication_Date: 20080724
Title: Washington State County Series, Railroads

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data is topologically correct so that there are no overlaps and no gaps where there shouldn't be.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data is generalized from the 1:24,000 data set. To be used for general cartographic purposes.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The Microstation design file was converted to an Arc/Info coverage with Arc command "IGDSARC." The resulting coverage was transformed to geographic coordinates with Arc commands "PROJECTDEFINE" and "PROJECT." Ownership attributes were assigned using "ARCEDIT."
Process_Date: 19960201
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:
Rail lines were updated in ArcGIS 9x using data provided by the Washtington State Rail Office and from a comparison with the detailed rail data (Railroads in Washington State, at 1:24,000).
Process_Date: 20091001
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Geographic Services, Washington State Department of Transportation
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Position: ITS 2
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: WA
Postal_Code: 98504-7384
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 360-709-5526
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 360-709-5599
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: draked@wsdot.wa.gov
Hours_of_Service: 8 AM - 5 PM
Contact_Instructions: call or email and leave a message
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updates to Owners, Names and abandonments. 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
Contact_Person: Derek Drake
Contact_Position: GIS Analyst
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing
Address: PO Box 47384
City: Olympia
State_or_Province: Washington
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
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: 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.Rail500k
Entity_Type_Definition: Mainline railways operating within 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.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Abandoned
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rail is no longer used and will not be used again.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
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 a railroad is assigned an attribute value for its ownerhsip, and a line and branch number where applicable.

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: Washington
Postal_Code: 68504-7384
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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