Cities & Communities

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Frequently-anticipated questions:


What does this data set describe?

Title: Cities & Communities
Abstract:
This data set is the boundaries for the City of Albuquerque, the Town of Edgewood, the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, the Community of Paradise Hills, the City of Rio Rancho, and the Village of Tijeras in Bernalillo County, NM.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public Works Division, 20130108, Cities & Communities: Bernalillo County, Albuquerque, NM.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -107.196942
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -106.149234
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.223125
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.865504

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://amus.bernco.gov/website/Downloads/DownloadGISData/CitiesCommunties.pdf> (PDF)
    Preview Map: Cities and communities within Bernalillo County classified by the "Name" attribute.

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 08-Jan-2013
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (7)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Transverse Mercator.

      Projection parameters:
      Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999900
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -106.250000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 31.000000
      False_Easting: 1640416.666667
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001000
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.001000
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_North_American_1983_HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Resolution: 0.000003
      Altitude_Encoding_Method:
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    CitiesCommunities
    Cities & Communities (Source: GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public Works Division (GIS/BCPWD))

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Name
    Name of city, community, town, or village. (Source: GIS/BCPWD)

    ValueDefinition
    AlbuquerqueCity of Albuquerque
    EdgewoodTown of Edgewood
    Los RanchosVillage of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
    Paradise HillsCommunity of Paradise Hills
    Rio RanchoCity of Rio Rancho
    TijerasVillage of Tijeras
    UnincorporatedUnincorporated Bernalillo County

    Shape_Length
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Orlando Dow, GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public Works Division

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Jon Phillips
    Bernalillo County Public Works Division
    GIS Program Manager
    2400 Broadway SE, Building N
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    USA

    (505) 224-1690 (voice)
    (505) 848-1510 (FAX)
    jphillips@bernco.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 4:30pm MST, Monday - Friday


Why was the data set created?

This data set is maintained for general use.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 2)
    AGIS/City of Albuquerque Planning Department, 20121228, Parcel Base Map: City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.

    Source_Contribution:
    The polygon boundaries follow features in this source where possible.

    (source 2 of 2)
    AGIS/City of Albuquerque Planning Department, 20121228, Parcel Lines: City of Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.

    Source_Contribution:
    The polygon boundaries that are also the Bernalillo County boundary follow the furthest extent of the features in this source.

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Meets GIS/BCPWD QC acceptance criteria.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Please acknowledge the GIS Program/Bernalillo County Public Works Division when using this data set as a source.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Bernalillo County Public Works Division
    c/o GIS Program
    2400 Broadway SE, Building N
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    USA

    gis@bernco.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 4:30pm MST, Monday - Friday
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    CitiesCommunities

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    This information is for reference only. Bernalillo County assumes no liability for errors associated with the use of these data. Users are solely responsible for confirming data accuracy when necessary.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

    Users will need ArcGIS software (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) to interact with the data.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 23-Jul-2013
Metadata author:
Joanna Bennett
Bernalillo County Public Works Division
GIS Tech 3
2400 Broadway SE, Building N
Albuquerque, NM 87102
USA

(505) 224-1693 (voice)
(505) 848-1510 (FAX)
jbennett@bernco.gov

Hours_of_Service: 8:00am - 4:30pm MST, Monday - Friday
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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