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CITIES_DTL: U.S. National Atlas Cities

 

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Originator: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Originator: Valerie Paskevich
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: CITIES_DTL: U.S. National Atlas Cities
Edition: 2002
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2002
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Online_Linkage:
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/basemaps/usa/cities/cities_dtl.zip>
Online_Linkage:
<http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001/data/basemaps/usa/cities/cities_dtl.zip>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: L.J. Poppe
Originator: V.F. Paskevich
Originator: S.J. Williams
Originator: M.E. Hastings
Originator: J.T. Kelley
Originator: D.F. Belknap
Originator: L.G. Ward
Originator: D.M. FitzGerald
Originator: P.F. Larsen
Publication_Date: 2003
Title:
Surficial Sediment Data from the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and vicinity: a GIS Compilation
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 03-001
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Field Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Data is released via CD-ROM media. This digital publication may also be available via the web at pubs.usgs.gov
Online_Linkage: <http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-001>
Online_Linkage: <http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of03-001>
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Cities represents cities and towns in the United States.
Purpose:
U.S. National Atlas Cities provides information about the locations, names, and populations of cities and towns for conducting geographic analysis on national and large regional scales.
Supplemental_Information:
Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:2,000,000.

This is a subset of the original dataset. It has been clipped to the extent of the Gulf of Maine surficial sediment GIS project extent.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19721994
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Matches software update releases
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.875183
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.990135
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.355175
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.208488
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: point
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: towns
Theme_Keyword: location
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Temporal_Keyword: 1970
Temporal_Keyword: 19721994
Access_Constraints: Access granted to Licensee only.
Use_Constraints:
The redistribution rights for this data set: Public domain data from U.S. government is freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution.

The data are provided by multiple, third party data vendors under license to ESRI for inclusion on ESRI Data & Maps CD-ROMs for use with ESRI® software. Each data vendor has its own data licensing policies and may grant varying redistribution rights to end users. Please consult the redistribution rights below for this data set provided on ESRI Data & Maps CD-ROMs. As used herein, "Geodata" shall mean any digital data set consisting of geographic data coordinates and associated attributes.

The terms and conditions below apply to all the data sets provided on the ESRI Data & Maps CD-ROMs.

Proprietary Rights and Copyright: Licensee acknowledges that the Data and Related Materials contain proprietary and confidential property of ESRI and its licensor(s). The Data and Related Materials are owned by ESRI and its licensor(s) and are protected by United States copyright laws and applicable international copyright treaties and/or conventions.

Limited Warranty and Disclaimer: ESRI warrants that the media upon which the Data and Related Materials are provided will be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt.

THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE LIMITED WARRANTY, AND THE LICENSEE EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE DATA CONTAINS SOME NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS. ESRI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE DATA WILL MEET LICENSEE'S NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS; THAT THE USE OF THE DATA WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED; OR THAT ALL NONCONFORMITIES, DEFECTS, OR ERRORS CAN OR WILL BE CORRECTED. ESRI IS NOT INVITING RELIANCE ON THIS DATA, AND THE LICENSEE SHOULD ALWAYS VERIFY ACTUAL DATA.

EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, THE DATA AND RELATED MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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In the event that the data vendor(s) has (have) granted the end user permission to redistribute the Geodata, please use proper proprietary or copyright attribution for the various data vendor(s), and provide the associated metadata file(s) with the Geodata. In compliance with FGDC metadata standards, ESRI has attempted to practice proper metadata methodologies by providing any data source information, descriptions, and file names to assist in this effort.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Position: Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: cities_dtl
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Image map showing extent of data layer coverage overlaid on the NOS80K U.S. area shapefile for the Gulf of Maine surficial sediment GIS project extent.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) ; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.2.0.700

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No duplicate features are present. The shapefile is exported using Avenue request ExportClean. This request verifies and enforces the correctness of shapes.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials.

This is a subset of the original dataset and it has been clipped to the extent of the Gulf of Maine surficial sediment GIS project extent.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geospatial part of this data set was originally extracted from the USGS 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graphs (DLG) - Manmade Features. The horizontal positional accuracy is about 2 kilometers.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: nationalatlas.gov - - Cities and Towns
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: The data set was downloaded from the web site in 2000.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1970
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19721994
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Digitized place names from the 1970 National Atlas of the United States were compared with Bureau of Census Place names from the Codes for Named Populated Places (FIPS 55-DC3). Where there were discrepancies, names from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) were used. A small number of places could not be assigned FIPS-55-DC3 codes and were removed from the data set. Minor positional corrections were also made.
Process_Date: 1998
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the ArcView Shapefile version of the data, citiesx020.tar.gz, from <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html> and extracted it. Removed unneeded attributes. Reduced the width of attributes. Created ArcGIS - layer file (.lyr). Created ArcView legend file (.avl). Created projection file (.prj). Ran ArcView Avenue request ExportClean, and created spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Date: 20010122
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shx
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The ESRI cities_dtl shapefile was clipped to fit the USA basemap area for the Gulf of Maine surficial sediment GIS project extent
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.dbf
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shp
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shx
Process_Date: 20030120
Process_Time: 8:39
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.dbf
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shp
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: cities_dtl.shx
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3380

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: cities_dtl
Entity_Type_Definition: The points represent cities and towns in the United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: FEATURE
Attribute_Definition:
The population range of the city or town, and type of city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value:
Population: Less than 10,000; 10,000 to 49,000 (actual 49,999); 50,000 to 99,999; 100,000 to 249,000 (actual 249,999); 250,000 to 499,999; 500,000 to 999,999. Type: County Seat; State Capital; State Capital Country Seat.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The listing of population ranges and types.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Geographic Names Information System
Codeset_Source: United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
The combined state and county FIPS code (five-digit number). The combined code uniquely identifies the county in which the city or town is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS55
Attribute_Definition:
The FIPS code (five-digit number) for named populated places (city or town).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards PUB 55-DC3
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP
Attribute_Definition: The population of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The population is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI); ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the ESRI Telesales staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.

Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm>.

Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SHP
Format_Specification:
The SHP file contains the geospatial data. The SHX file contains the index of the geospatial data. The DBF file contains the attribute data in dBASE format. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The AVL file contains the legend information (optional). The SBN and SBX files contain the spatial index of the geospatial data (optional). The XML file contains the metadata describing the data set <data set name>.shp.xml (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Transfer_Size: 0.704
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media:
ESRI Data & Maps 2002 CD-ROM Set is available only as part of ESRI® software.
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: MB (megabytes)
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: Software purchase price
Technical_Prerequisites:
To use this data requires software that supports ArcView® GIS shapefiles.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Position: Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@usgs.gov
Resource_Description:
Downloadable Data: Regional Mapping of Surficial Sediments: Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank, Aggregates and Habitats Projects, cities_dtl.shp
Distribution_Liability:
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in the use of these data or related materials.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcView shapefile
Format_Version_Number: 3.2
Format_Specification: ESRI point shapefile
Format_Information_Content:
Five files (cities_dtl.shp, cities_dtl.dbf, cities_dtl.shx, cities_dtl.sbx, cities_dtl.sbn) comprising the ArcView polygon shapefile components, 'prj' and 'avl' files, metadata text file and browse graphic.
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 0.704
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: Mbytes
Compatibility_Information:
The user must have a computer system with a CD-ROM available. To browse the information contained on this CD-ROM, the user must have a current WWW browser available. The user must also have software installed on their computer to unzip the archived file.
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The data is available in ArcView shapefile format. The user must have ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030306
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Valerie Paskevich
Contact_Position: Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2281
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vpaskevich@usgs.gov
Hours_of_Service:  
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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