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SDE Feature Class

Tags
Franklin County, Lincoln County, Androscoggin County, Kennebec County, boundaries, county codes, Piscataquis County, Cumberland County, Oxford County, human dimensions, United States, Maine, Hancock County, fips, government, York County, Somerset County, counties, Washington County, Waldo County, Aroostook County, Knox County, Sagadahoc County, Penobscot County


Summary

The dataset provides a ready reference for county boundaries, names and county codes at 1:24,000 scale. Not for use at scales larger than 1:24,000. Data at this scale is suitable for detailed studies and local planning.

Description

CNTY24 contains state and county boundaries for Maine, mapped at 1:24,000 scale. The dataset has polygon topology and was created in Arc/Info from METWP24 by a select on arcs coded TYPE = state, county, and coastline.

Credits

Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.

Use limitations

Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS.

Extent

West  -71.166757    East  -66.781750
North  47.460074    South  42.909625

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:24,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:100,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  boundaries


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  Franklin County, Lincoln County, Androscoggin County, Kennebec County, Piscataquis County, Cumberland County, Oxford County, United States, Maine, Hancock County, York County, Somerset County, Washington County, Waldo County, Aroostook County, Knox County, Sagadahoc County, Penobscot County

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus-Place




Stratum keywords  human dimensions

Thesaurus
Title GCMD Parameter Keyword




Theme keywords  boundaries

Thesaurus
Title ISO Keyword Thesaurus




Theme keywords  county codes, fips, government, counties

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus-Theme




Citation 

*Title GISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P
Publication date 2014-01-24 00:00:00
Indeterminate time unknown


Edition v2


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed
Spatial representation type  vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Credit should always be given to the data source and/or originator when the data is transferred or printed.
ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=megis; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents 

Extent
Description
source dates
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1948-01-01 00:00:00
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date 2014-01-24 00:00:00
Indeterminate time unknown

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -71.166757
*East longitude -66.781750
*North latitude 47.460074
*South latitude 42.909625
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 336630.281221
*East longitude 667255.187362
*South latitude 4752815.499671
*North latitude 5256292.499987
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 26919
X origin -5120899.9999534199
Y origin -9998099.9999172706
XY scale 14341.9428722172
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.000557804480974289
Z tolerance 1.9999999999999998e-005
M tolerance 2.0000000000000002e-005
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26919
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-69.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26919]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 26919
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P
*Object type  composite
*Object count 6902



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 6902
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality 

Scope of quality information
Resource level  dataset




Data quality report - Topological consistency
Evaluation method Spatial topology meets "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", June 2002, no overshoots, slivers, unresolved line segment intersections, open or unlabelled polygons.




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description Spatial topology meets "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", June 2002, no overshoots, slivers, unresolved line segment intersections, open or unlabelled polygons.




Data quality report - Completeness omission
Measure description Data set is complete.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description The attributes have been carefully examined for accuracy based on existing source material and limitations of scale.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description Approximate horizontal accuracy is 12 meters, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards. Horizontal positional accuracy for the digital data has been tested by on screen visual comparison to the source.


Quantitative test results
Value 12


Evaluation method Data was derived from digital data that meets National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale.




Lineage 

Process step
Description County boundaries were updated to reflect the following town boundary changes: Vienna/Chesterville - Town and County boundary changed per report from town official - FIRM maps and Patten Corp Plan #979 provided to verify change. Leeds/Wayne - Town and County boundary corrected with survey from Leeds.


Process contact
Organization's name Maine Office of GIS
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700
Fax 207-287-3842

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #174
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04955
Country US





Process step
When the process occurred 2002-11-25
Description CNTY24 version 1, contains state and county boundaries for Maine. The coverage has polygon topology and was created in Arc/Info from METWP24 by a select on arcs coded TYPE = state, county, and coastline. Polygons in the coverage were labeled with COUNTY, CNTYCODE, TAG, LAND, ISLAND. Arcs in the coverage were coded for SOURCE, TYPE and LAND. Coverage attributes were carefully examined for accuracy based on existing source material and limitations of scale. LABEL ERRORS and NODE ERRORS were resolved. The coverage was CLEANED and BUILT with POLYGON topology.


Process contact
Individual's name GIS Coordinator
Organization's name (MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207 624-7700
Fax 207 287-3842

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 174
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333-0174
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST


Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  metwp24








Process step
When the process occurred 2005-05-06
Description The item CNTYCODENUM was added to provide a text type and numeric type field for the county code.


Process contact
Individual's name GIS Coordinator
Organization's name (MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207 624-7700
Fax 207 287-3842

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 174
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333-0174
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST




Process step
When the process occurred 2014-01-24 00:00:00
Description The County boundary for Franklin and Somerset was modified between the towns of Starks and Industry. Digital parcel data, confirmation from town officials and official E911 road data all placed the boundary east of it's previous location.
Rationale To provide a more accurate county boundary in this area.


Process contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Description Digital parcel data for Starks and Industry were used to provide a more accurate boundary description. Official monument data was provided by town official from Starks to vendor for assisting with Starks boundary update.






Source data
Description USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangles represent both natural (contours, coast, ponds, rivers, streams) and manmade (boundaries, roads and other transportation) features of the land. The maps are compiled to National Map Accuracy Standards (+or- 12 meters, or 40 feet, for 1::24,000). Standard 7.5x7.5 minute quadrangles cover geographic areas of 49 to 71 square miles. 1 inch at map scale represents 2000 feet. Publication dates are unique to each quadrangle. USGS quadrangles are available in provisional, full publication and photorevised formats. Map revision is costly and budgetary constraints have limited the publication of revised maps. Over 700 USGS 1::24000 scale quadrangles have been scanned and vectorized to create a set of basemaps for Maine GIS. Where USGS quadrangles are the source of Maine GIS maps, specific information on quadrangle publication dates (which range from 1948 to present) is available and quadrangle (tile) names can be derived by overlay or intersect with the MEGIS statewide tile index, INDEX24.


Source medium name  hardcopy—diazo on paper
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title (24k) USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangles
Alternate titles  24k


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  map


Series
Name National Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps
Issue USGS 7.5 Minute Map Series

Other citation details 24000 Publication date is unique to each quadrangle in the map series. Standard 7.5x7.5 minute quadrangles cover geographic areas of 49 to 71 square miles. 1 inch at map scale represents 2000 feet.


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston VA





Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1948-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 55-3 provides codes for named populated places, primary county divisions (such as townships and census county divisions), American Indian and Alaska Native areas, and several kinds of facilities. It also provides comparable codes for counties and equivalent legal and statistical entities.


Source citation
Title (FIPS55-3) CODES FOR NAMED POPULATED PLACES, PRIMARY COUNTY DIVISIONS, AND OTHER LOCATIONAL ENTITIES OF THE UNITED STATES
Alternate titles  fips55-3
Publication date 1994-12-28


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS)
Issue FIPSPUB55-3

Other citation details The Federal Information Processing Standards Publication Series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the official publication relating to standards and guidelines adopted and promulgated under the provisions of Section 111(d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235.


Responsible party
Organization's name National Institute of Standards and Technology
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington DC



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1994-12-28
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title coast
Alternate titles  coast
Publication date 1995-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME





Extent of the source data
Description
source dates
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1948-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date 1999-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description USGS24k arcs were "put" from METWP24 to complete the Knox county line in Penobscot Bay, and the state line east and south of Washington county.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title metwp24
Alternate titles  metwp24
Publication date 2007-07-01
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Locationhttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/



Extent of the source data
Description
source dates
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1948-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date 2005-08-22
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description In 1971, all Maine state agencies were requested to implement these five digit geocodes, in agency information systems, to build a base of data for Maine's Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs) and to promote data sharing. Data coded by MCD may subsequently be summarized by any other type of region, administrative district, natural area, etc. The first two digits of the geocode represent the federal (FIPS) code for Maine counties, the remaining three digits uniquely identify each of Maine's MCDs and Reservations. As an information service to state agencies and the public, geocodes for Maine, are now maintained, updated and made available for download, in comma delimited text and .dbf format, through the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems.


Source citation
Title (GEOCODE) Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions
Alternate titles  geocode
Publication date 1971-05-13


Edition v1


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Other citation details This citation is for the first official Standard Geographic Code endorsed and adopted by the Governor of Maine, on July 1, 1971. Geocodes have undergone subsequent revisions, all of which were "officially" rolled back to this 1971 list by Maine's Information Services Policy Board (ISPB), as of January 2000. In 1971, all Maine state agencies were requested to implement these five digit geocodes, in agency information systems, to build a base of data for Maine's Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs) and to promote data sharing. Data coded by MCD may subsequently be summarized by any other type of region, administrative district, natural area, etc. The first two digits of the geocode represent the federal code (FIPS) for Maine counties, the remaining three digits uniquely identify each of Maine's MCDs and Reservations. As an information service to state agencies and the public, geocodes for Maine, are now maintained, updated and made available for download, in comma delimited text and .dbf format, through the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) Data Catalog at http://megis.maine.gov/catalog/ , "Tables" link.


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Planning Office
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Planning Office (MESPO)
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Locationhttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1971-07-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Source medium name  hardcopy—diazo on paper
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title (PHOTOREV)USGS 1:24000 scale photorevised quadrangles
Alternate titles  photorev


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  map


Series
Name National Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps Photorevised
Issue USGS 7.5 Minute Map Series

Other citation details 24000 Publication date is unique to each quadrangle in the map series. A schedule of updates to USGS 1:24000 scale quadrangles has produced "photorevisions" of the hard copy maps. 7.5x7.5 minute quadrangles cover geographic areas of 49 to 71 square miles. 1 inch at map scale represents 2000 feet.


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Contact's role  originator


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston VA





Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1978-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Source medium name  hardcopy—diazo on paper
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 100000

Source citation
Title (100k) USGS 1:100000 scale quadrangles
Alternate titles  100k


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  map


Series
Name National Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps
Issue USGS 30 x 60 Minute Map Series

Other citation details Publication date is unique to each quadrangle in the map series. Standard 30x60 minute quadrangles cover geographic areas of 1578 to 2167 square miles. 1 inch at map scale represents 1.6 miles. The following information from the Mid-continent Mapping Center (MCMC) may be pertinent in the use of 100k data: "The 100k quadrangles were primarily produced using 15 minute copy. However, P (provisional) maps and other 7.5 minute copy were also used."


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Reston VA



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1984-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date 1986-12-31
Indeterminate time unknown



Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Available format
Name ARCSDE
Version ArcSDE 10.0 SP5
Format information content SQL Server 2008 R2


Ordering process
Terms and fees Access is available through Maine's wide area network; WAN users may contact the Maine Office of Information Technology, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) for a login.



Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  distributor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Available format
Name ESRI Shapefile
Version ARC Version 10.1
Specification ArcGIS Shapefile Format
File decompression technique Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data.
Format information content MEGIS has all vector layers in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog available in ESRI's ArcGIS shapefile format. A shapefile is a simple non-topological format that stores the geometry and attribute information for a set of geographic features as a set of vector (point, line, polygon) coordinates. Shapefiles draw quickly and directly in ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer. Shapefiles are a compatible data type for many other types of GIS software. Three files are fundamental to each shapefile: .shp stores the feature geometry (shape and location information); .shx stores the index of the feature geometry; .dbf a dBASE (TM) file stores the attribute information for the features. Other index files may be created to help speed analysis and query: these file formats are .sbn .sbx .ain .aix .fbn and .fbx. In addition you may find projection .prj, and metadata .xml, files associated with shapefiles.\
Technical prerequisites If you are not already a GIS user, free software for viewing these files is available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) http://www.esri.com


Ordering process
Terms and fees Data may be downloaded from Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog at no charge.
Available time period
Beginning date 2002-11-25
Ending date
Indeterminate date now
Turnaround time Data is available for immediate download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog.

Transfer options
Online source
Locationhttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/
Name MEGIS Data Catalog
Description  public access to GIS data
Function performed  download



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Locationhttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 6902
Definition
polygon feature class
Definition source
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Internal feature number.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field COUNTY
 
*Alias COUNTY
*Data type String
*Width 15
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Official Maine county name
Description source
MEGIS


Field CNTYCODE
 
*Alias CNTYCODE
*Data type String
*Width 2
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Code corresponds to the federal (FIPS) code established for each of Maine's sixteen counties. The county code is also represented in the first two digits of Maine's official "Standard Geographic Code (geocode) a five digit code that uniquely identifies minor civil divisions and indian reservations in the Maine
Description source
MEGIS


Field LAND
 
*Alias LAND
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies land and non-land areas
Description source
MEGIS
List of values
Value N
Value n
Description Polygon represents fresh, estuarine, or marine water area
Description arc over water area
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS


Value Y
Description Polygon represents land area
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS




Field ISLAND
 
*Alias ISLAND
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies polygons that represent islands
Description source
MEGIS
List of values
Value Y
Description polygon represents coastal, lake or river mouth island
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS


Value N
Description non-island polygon
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS




Field TAG
 
*Alias TAG
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
item used to select a single feature for labeling purposes
Description source
MEGIS
List of values
Value Y
Description Use point for labeling
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS


Value N
Description Do not use point for labeling
Enumerated domain value definition source MEGIS




Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI
Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field GlobalID
 
*Alias GlobalID
*Data type GlobalID
*Width 38
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
A field of type UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) in which values are automatically assigned by the geodatabase when a row is created. The GlobalID field is necessary for maintaining object uniqueness across replicas. All feature classes and tables participating in one-way or two-way replication must contain the GlobalID field. This field is not editable and is automatically populated when it is added for existing data.
Description source
http://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/GlobalID


Field Shape.area
 
*Alias Shape.area
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field Shape.len
 
*Alias Shape.len
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry length
Description source
ESRI




Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview CNTY24 contains state and county boundaries for Maine. The coverage has polygon topology and was created in Arc/Info from METWP24 by a select on arcs coded TYPE = state, county, and coastline. Polygons in the coverage are labeled with COUNTY, CNTYCODE, TAG, LAND, ISLAND. Arcs in the coverage are coded for TYPE and LAND. Please note recommended feature level metadata items FMSRC, FMSRCORG, FMSRCDAT, FMPROCSS, FMUPDORG, FMUPDDAT have been added to the arc coding of this coverage to replace the item SOURCE. These items are intended for use in providing specific information about the source of changes to the location of arc features in the coverage and contain codes that cross reference the elements Source Citation Abbreviation, Source Publication Date, Process Step, Process Contact and Process Date in Federal Geographic Data Committee(FGDC) compliant metadata for the coverage. For more information related to feature level metadata see http://www.maine.gov/megis/policies/


Entity and Attribute Detail Citation The ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_lengt. In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.




Metadata Details 

Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2014-01-28


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2012-04-29 07:50:58
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-01-28 09:23:18


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-01-28 09:23:18


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Other maintenance requirements Last metadata review date: 20140124


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEGIS.Cnty24P
Entity Type Definition
polygon feature class
Entity Type Definition SourceEnvironmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelCOUNTY
Attribute Definition
Official Maine county name
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelCNTYCODE
Attribute Definition
Code corresponds to the federal (FIPS) code established for each of Maine's sixteen counties. The county code is also represented in the first two digits of Maine's official "Standard Geographic Code (geocode) a five digit code that uniquely identifies minor civil divisions and indian reservations in the Maine
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies land and non-land areas
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueN
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Polygon represents fresh, estuarine, or marine water area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
arc over water area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueY
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Polygon represents land area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelISLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies polygons that represent islands
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueY
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
polygon represents coastal, lake or river mouth island
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueN
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
non-island polygon
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelTAG
Attribute Definition
item used to select a single feature for labeling purposes
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueY
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Use point for labeling
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueN
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Do not use point for labeling
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
MEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelGlobalID
Attribute Definition
A field of type UUID (Universal Unique Identifier) in which values are automatically assigned by the geodatabase when a row is created. The GlobalID field is necessary for maintaining object uniqueness across replicas. All feature classes and tables participating in one-way or two-way replication must contain the GlobalID field. This field is not editable and is automatically populated when it is added for existing data.
Attribute Definition Sourcehttp://support.esri.com/en/knowledgebase/GISDictionary/term/GlobalID

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.area

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.len
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry length
Attribute Definition SourceESRI

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            CNTY24 contains state and county boundaries for Maine. The coverage has polygon topology and  was created in Arc/Info from METWP24 by a select on arcs coded TYPE = state, county, and coastline. Polygons in the coverage are labeled with COUNTY, CNTYCODE, TAG, LAND, ISLAND. Arcs in the coverage are coded for TYPE and LAND. Please note recommended feature level metadata items FMSRC, FMSRCORG, FMSRCDAT, FMPROCSS, FMUPDORG, FMUPDDAT have been added to the arc coding of this coverage to replace the item SOURCE. These items are intended for use in providing specific information about the source of changes to the location of arc features in the coverage and contain codes that cross reference the elements Source Citation Abbreviation, Source Publication Date, Process Step, Process Contact and Process Date in Federal Geographic Data Committee(FGDC) compliant metadata for the coverage. For more information related to feature level metadata see http://www.maine.gov/megis/policies/
                          
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation
                            The  ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_lengt.  In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.