MunicipalBoundaries_polys

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: The North Carolina Department of Transportation Geographic Information Systems Unit
Publication_Date: 2009 March
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
MunicipalBoundaries_polys
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: 2008.0
Issue_Identification: N/A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Raleigh, North Carolina
Publisher: The North Carolina Department of Transportation Geographic Information Systems Unit
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation - GIS Unit developed the digital GIS Municipal Boundaries - Powell Bill 2008 data set from the 2008 Powell Bill boundaries which incorporated municipalities in North Carolina that participate in the Powell Bill Program are required to submit to NCDOT on a regular basis. Boundaries of municipalities which do not participate in the Powell Bill Program are also included in the layer. These boundaries are periodically updated from maps and GIS data submitted by the local towns or counties to the North Carolina Department of Transportation - GIS Unit. Sources for the boundaries vary in scale and format based on what was supplied.
Purpose:
This data were created to assist governmental agencies and others in making resource management decisions through use of a Geographic Information System (GIS). Municipal boundaries are recognized as a base cartographic layer for location analysis.
Supplemental_Information:
2008 Powell Bill Information: 506 Cities/Towns are participating in the Powell Bill Program. 

45 Cities/Towns are not participating in the Powell Bill Program, but are incorporated and are included in the layer. 

Total: 551 Cities/Towns.

Powell Bill Participants are responsible for submitting paper maps to the NCDOT Powell Bill Administration annually, if there have been changes to their boundaries since the previous year. For the Powell Bill Participants, the NCDOT GIS Unit updates the boundaries for the municipalities that have submitted maps. For Non-Powell Bill Participants, the NCDOT GIS Unit updates the boundaries periodically. Sources for these updates come from contacting the local government agencies.

Attributes for all municipalities are updated on an annual basis, where applicable.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009 March
Time of Day: unknown
Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.130377
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.534219
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.562719
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.741740
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Municipal
Theme_Keyword: Boundary
Theme_Keyword: Incorporated
Theme_Keyword: Cities
Theme_Keyword: Towns
Theme_Keyword: Powell Bill
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: User
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Statewide
Place_Keyword: Municipal
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation shall not be held liable for any errors in this data. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. This data cannot be constructed to be a legal document. Primary sources from which this data was compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in this data. This data may not be resold.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NC Department of Transportation Geographic Information Systems Unit
Contact_Position: GIS Helpdesk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4101 Capital Blvd.
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27604
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-707-2152
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-707-2214
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gishelp@dot.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8am to 5pm, M-F
Contact Instructions:
Phone or e-mail.
Data_Set_Credit:
These data are maintained by the Data Conversion Group of the North Carolina Department of Transportation - GIS Unit.
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: None
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: None
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.6.1500
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
There are no measurement, precision, spatial or data schema standards assigned to this data set. Some informal attribute validation was applied.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Topology was verified to check for overlapping polygons.
Completeness_Report:
These data represent the locations and identities of incorporated municipalities in North Carolina according to the North Carolina State Demographics Unit.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The accuracy of the individual municipal boundaries in this data set vary according to the sources of the boundaries and other resources used as reference to digitize the boundaries. Sources for the boundaries vary in scale and format based on whatever the municipality supplied. Other resources used as reference are submitted do the Department of Transportation - GIS Unit by local government agencies in GIS format.

The Department of Transportation - GIS Unit should be contacted for specific information on a particular municipality.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 2008 July
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
Powell Bill Participants
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: N/A
Issue_Identification: N/A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: N/A
Publisher: N/A
Other_Citation_Details:
Published map series
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008 July
Time of Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Powell Bill Participants
Source_Contribution:
Powell Bill Administration
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Local government agencies
Publication_Date: 2008
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title:
Non-Powell Bill Participants
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS Layers and paper maps
Series_Information:
Series_Name: N/A
Issue_Identification: N/A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: N/A
Publisher: N/A
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper Maps and GIS Layers
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Time of Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Non-Powell Bill Participants
Source_Contribution:
Local Government Agencies
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation collects town and city maps of various scales from municipalities participating in the Powell Bill Program. Maps and GIS Layers of municipalities that do not participate in the Powell Bill Program are also collected periodically.
Process_Date: 2008 July
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation - GIS Unit Data Conversion Group digitizes the boundaries. The digital files are compared for accuracy against the originals.
Process_Date: 2008 November - 2009 February
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Attributes are updated in a separate database and are joined to the boundaries after the digitizing process is complete.
Process_Date: 2009 February
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata is updated
Process_Date: 2009 February
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Metadata imported.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
R:\Cgia83\NCOM200903\MunicipalBoundaries_polys.xml
Process_Date: 20091214
Process_Time: 15525700
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 551
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 3200
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 34.333333
Standard_Parallel: 36.166667
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -79.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 33.750000
False_Easting: 609601.220000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
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
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: None
Altitude_Resolution: 0.000010
Altitude_Distance_Units: None
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: MunicipalBoundaries_polys
Entity_Type_Definition:
Multi-part polygons
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
NCDOT - GIS Unit
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Positive real 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: MB_NAME
Attribute_Definition:
Name of city or town
Attribute_Definition_Source:
North Carolina State Demographics Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
551 municipalities in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MB_NAME_U
Attribute_Definition:
Capitalized MB_NAME
Attribute_Definition_Source:
North Carolina State Demographics Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
551 municipalities in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTY_1
Attribute_Definition:
County that contains the largest land area of each municipality
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
100 Counties in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTY_2
Attribute_Definition:
County that contains the second largest land area of each municipality
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
100 Counties in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTY_3
Attribute_Definition:
County that contains the third largest land area of each municipality
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
100 Counties in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTY_4
Attribute_Definition:
County that contains the fourth largest land area of each municipality
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
100 Counties in North Carolina
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DOT_DIV
Attribute_Definition:
DOT Division that contains the majority land area of each municipality, used for maintaining layer
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: DOT Division Codes
Codeset_Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWN_CODE
Attribute_Definition:
DOT Town Code
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: DOT Town Codes
Codeset_Source: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CENSUSTYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Census Category
Attribute_Definition_Source:
U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Census Types
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
U.S. Census Bureau
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
City, Town, Village
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2000
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2010
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INC_DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Date of Incorporation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT, local government agencies
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Dates
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
North Carolina State Demographics or Local Government Agencies
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Blank: Unknown

Known Range: 08/02/1996 - 07/26/2007
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INC_YEAR
Attribute_Definition:
Year of Incorporation
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT, local government agencies
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0 (unknown); 1705
Range_Domain_Maximum: 2007
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Years
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PB_PART
Attribute_Definition:
2008 Powell Bill Participants
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT Powell Bill Administration
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Indicates Powell Bill Participants for the year 2008
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
North Carolina Powell Bill Administration
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Y: municipality that participated in Powell Bill Program for 2008

N: municipality that did not participate in Powell Bill Program for 2008
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2008 July
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2009 July
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHANGED
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates most recent change to municipal boundary since 2005
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT Powell Bill Administration and NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Changed in 2008
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
North Carolina Powell Bill Administration
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
Changed: Indicates an offical change to the boundary according to standard processes for updating boundaries (see note below).

Not Changed: Indicates the boundary has not been updated since 2005.

Verified: Indicates the boundary has been reviewed using the Powell Bill map or local map (for Non-Powell Bill towns) for that year and the boundary has not been updated.

Updated: Indicates the boundary has been reviewed using the Powell Bill map or local map (for Non-Powell Bill towns) for that year and the boundary has been updated.

Note: Powell Bill Participants are responsible for submitting paper maps to the NCDOT Powell Bill Administration annually, if there have been changes to their boundaries since the previous year. For the Powell Bill Participants, the NCDOT GIS Unit updates the boundaries for the municipalities that have submitted maps. For Non-Powell Bill Participants, the NCDOT GIS Unit updates the boundaries periodically. Sources for these updates come from contacting the local government agencies.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CHANGE_YR
Attribute_Definition:
Year of last change [CHANGED]
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT Powell Bill Administration and NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Year of Change (0 indicates an unknown year prior to 2005)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP_EST
Attribute_Definition:
Population estimates
Attribute_Definition_Source:
North Carolina Powell Bill Administration and the North Carolina State Demographics Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 52
Range_Domain_Maximum: 674,752
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: People
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 1
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP_EST_YR
Attribute_Definition:
Year (July) of population estimate [POP_EST]
Attribute_Definition_Source:
North Carolina Powell Bill Administration and the North Carolina State Demographics Unit
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: Years
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2006 July
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2007 July
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP_00
Attribute_Definition:
Census Population from April 2000
Attribute_Definition_Source:
U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0 (Eastover); 30
Range_Domain_Maximum: 540,167
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: People
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2000 April
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2010
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: POP_GROWTH
Attribute_Definition:
Population Growth from 2000 to 2007
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -1806
Range_Domain_Maximum: 134,585
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: People = [POP_EST] - [POP_00]
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2000 April
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2007 July
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PCT_GROWTH
Attribute_Definition:
Population Percentage growth since 2000
Attribute_Definition_Source:
NCDOT GIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -16.9
Range_Domain_Maximum: 431.8
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: 0.1% = ([POP_GROWTH] / [POP_00]) * 100
Beginning_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2000 April
Ending_Date_of_Attribute_Values: 2007 July
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Leng
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NC Department of Transportation Geographic Information Systems Unit
Contact_Position: GIS Helpdesk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4101 Capital Blvd.
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27604
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-707-2152
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-707-2214
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gishelp@dot.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8am to 5pm, M-F
Contact Instructions:
E-mail and phone
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation shall not be held liable for any errors in this data. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. This data cannot be constructed to be a legal document. Primary sources from which this data was compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in this data. This data may not be resold.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile or Geodatabase
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Transfer_Size: 3.426
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: N/A
Access_Instructions:
N/A
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System:
N/A
Fees: N/A
Custom_Order_Process:
none
Technical_Prerequisites:
ESRI Software
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009 March
Time of Day: unknown
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090306
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090302
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: The North Carolina Department of Transportation Geographic Information Systems Unit
Contact_Position: GIS Helpdesk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
4101 Capital Blvd.
City: Raleigh
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 27604
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 919-707-2152
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 919-707-2214
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gishelp@dot.state.nc.us
Hours_of_Service: 8am to 5pm, M-F
Contact Instructions:
E-mail: gishelp@dot.state.nc.us
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:
The North Carolina Department of Transportation shall not be held liable for any errors in this metadata. This includes errors of omission, commission, errors concerning the content of the data, and relative and positional accuracy of the data. This data cannot be constructed to be a legal document. Primary sources from which this data was compiled must be consulted for verification of information contained in this data. This data may not be resold.
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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