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Community School Districts

 

Tags
education, boundaries, school administrative units, Maine, society, United States, human dimensions


Summary

One of several data layers produced for Maine Department of Education to display the affiliation of townships for educational purposes.

Description

EDCSD contains polygons delineating Community School Districts in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. A community school district (CSD) is a combination of two or more municipalities and/or districts formed to build, maintain, and operate a school building or buildings to educate any or all grades. For example, a CSD may be formed to build and operate a grade 7-12 school for all towns in the CSD. These same towns will maintain individual control (or belong to a union) for the education of their K-6 students. A community school district may also include education of all grades K-12. EDCSD was created from a dissolved copy of the Maine GIS data layer METWP24, a town boundary data layer derived from USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangle maps.

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  -70.789934    East  -67.360186
North  45.542382    South  43.204842

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:50,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  boundaries, society


*Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No

Place keywords  Maine, United States

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus-Place




Stratum keywords  human dimensions

Thesaurus
Title GCMD Parameter Keyword




Theme keywords  boundaries, society, education, school administrative units

Citation 

Title Community School Districts
Alternate titles  Community School Districts
Publication date 2014-10-28 00:00:00
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Citation Contacts 

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


Responsible party
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 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 Server 2003 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; 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.Edcsd
*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
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -70.789934
*East longitude -67.360186
*North latitude 45.542382
*South latitude 43.204842
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 360228.750100
*East longitude 628043.687400
*South latitude 4784999.500100
*North latitude 5043205.000300
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Organization's name (MEDOE) Maine Department of Education
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207 624 6600
TDD/TTY 1 888 577 6690
Fax 207 624 6700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 23
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333 0023
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800-1700 EST


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  annually


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes.
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, no warranty expressed or implied is made by MEGIS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Neither the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, nor any of its contributors, is liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets.
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 -5120900
Y origin -9998100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
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.Edcsd
*Object type  composite
*Object count 26



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Edcsd
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 26
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Data Quality 

Scope of quality information
Resource level  dataset




Data quality report - Conceptual consistency
Measure description Data set meets "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems" 2002.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description CSD attribute coding in this layer was verified at MEGIS by visual check of EDCSD polygons against a Maine Department of Education list of townships and related CSDs.




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.


Quantitative test results
Value 12


Evaluation method Compilation base data meets National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale. Horizontal positional accuracy for this digital data is tested by visual comparison to the source.




Lineage 

Process step
When the process occurred 2014-10-27 00:00:00
Description MEDOE provided access to their business table of townships and school administrative units. MEGIS staff joined the table to METWP24 polygons using the Geocode . The data represents the most up to date information available from MEDOE.
Rationale To create a GIS shapefile of School Administrative Units for Community School Districts


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


Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title Metwp24
Alternate titles  metwp24






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Description Excel spreadsheet exported from MDOE database for Public School data with administrative units.






Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-29 10:47:59
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued
CopyFeatures U:\projects\education\2014\sau.mdb\edcsd U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd # 0 0 0
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-30 13:35:17
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd "Database Connections\GISVIEW.sde" edcsd_new # "TOWN "TOWN" true true false 40 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,TOWN,-1,-1;County "County" true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,County,-1,-1;geocode "geocode" true true false 5 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,geocode,-1,-1;SAUName "SAUName" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,SAUName,-1,-1;SAUTType "SAUTType" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,SAUTType,-1,-1;Shape_Length "Shape_Length" false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,Shape_Length,-1,-1;Shape_Area "Shape_Area" false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edcsd,Shape_Area,-1,-1" #
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


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




Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


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

Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Edcsd 
Type shapefile
*Row count 26
Definition
polygon shapefile
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 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 TOWN
 
*Alias TOWN
*Data type String
*Width 40
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
town or reservation name as listed in "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Minor Civil Divisions"
Description source
MEGIS


Field County
 
*Alias County
*Data type String
*Width 50
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Maine County Name
Description source
MEGIS


Field geocode
 
*Alias geocode
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
5 character code corresponding to the "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Counties and Minor Civil Divisions", 1971
Description source
MEGIS


Field SAUName
 
*Alias SAUName
*Data type String
*Width 255
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
School Administrative Unit
Description source
MEGIS


Field SAUTType
 
*Alias SAUTType
*Data type String
*Width 255
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
type of school administrative unit
Description source
MEGIS


Field Shape.STArea()
 
*Alias Shape.STArea()
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field Shape.STLength()
 
*Alias Shape.STLength()
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview The specific attributes for school administrative units were provided by the Maine Department of Education.


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 2014-10-30


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-28 10:21:57
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-30 15:37:40


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-10-30 15:37:40


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: 20141028


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEGIS.Edcsd
Entity Type Definition
polygon shapefile
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 LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceEsri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelTOWN
Attribute Definition
town or reservation name as listed in "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Minor Civil Divisions"
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelCounty
Attribute Definition
Maine County Name
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute Labelgeocode
Attribute Definition
5 character code corresponding to the "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Counties and Minor Civil Divisions", 1971
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelSAUName
Attribute Definition
School Administrative Unit
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelSAUTType
Attribute Definition
type of school administrative unit
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.STArea()

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.STLength()

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            The specific attributes for school administrative units were provided by the Maine Department of Education.
                          
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.