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Maine Indian Education

ESRI Shapefile

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


Summary

One of several datasets produced for Maine Department of Education to display the affiliation of townships for educational purposes. Not intended for uses at scales greater than 1:24,000. Data at this scale is suitable for use in detailed studies and local planning.

Description

EDMIE contains polygons delineating Maine Indian Education in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. Three reservations are organized as school administrative units. These three reservations are organized exactly as a union of towns. A union is a combination of two or more school administrative units joined together for the purpose of sharing the costs of a superintendent and the superintendent's office. Each member school administrative unit maintains its own budget, has its own school board, and operated in every way as a separate unit except for the sharing of superintendent services. EDMIE was created from a dissolved copy of the Maine GIS dataset METWP24, a town boundary data layer derived from USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangle maps. 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.

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  -68.687304    East  -67.025656
North  45.328686    South  44.925665

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

Thesaurus
Title ISO Keyword Thesaurus




Theme keywords  education, school administrative units

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus-Theme




Citation 

Title Maine Indian Education
Alternate titles  Maine Indian Education
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.Edmie
*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 -68.687304
*East longitude -67.025656
*North latitude 45.328686
*South latitude 44.925665
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 524670.062400
*East longitude 654761.250000
*South latitude 4976563.500100
*North latitude 5019512.500100
*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 

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.Edmie
*Object type  composite
*Object count 3



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Edmie
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 3
*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 - Completeness omission
Measure description Data set is complete. The adopted coding scheme reflects that commonly in use, at the Maine Department of Education, at the time of publication.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description EDMIE attribute coding in this dataset was verified at MEGIS by visual check of polygons against a Maine Department of Education list of school administrative districts under reservation supervision. Dataset accurately reflects school administrative district status.




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 Maine Indian Education


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
Description Metwp24


Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000



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




Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-29 10:48:03
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued
CopyFeatures U:\projects\education\2014\sau.mdb\edmie U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie # 0 0 0
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-30 14:08:56
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie "Database Connections\GISVIEW.sde" Edmie_new # "TOWN "TOWN" true true false 40 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,TOWN,-1,-1;County "County" true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,County,-1,-1;geocode "geocode" true true false 5 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,geocode,-1,-1;SAUName "SAUName" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,SAUName,-1,-1;SAUTType "SAUTType" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,SAUTType,-1,-1;Shape_Length "Shape_Length" false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edmie,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\edmie,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 ESRI Shapefile
Version ArcGIS 10.x
File decompression technique Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format
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.


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.Edmie 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 3
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 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 2014-10-31


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 11:55:51
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-31 10:43:39


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-10-31 10:43:39


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  annually


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.Edmie
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 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.