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Regional School Units

 

Tags
society, boundaries


Summary

One of several datasets produced for Maine Department of Education to display the affiliation of municipalities for educational purposes.

Description

A regional school unit (RSU) is a combination of two or more municipalities who pool all their educational resources to educate all students. One school committee (comprised of representatives from each of the municipalities) administers the education of grades K-12 through a superintendent of schools. Budget approval is by majority vote of those present and voting at a district budget meeting followed by approval at referendum. The member municipalities share the RSU costs based on a formula which may include state valuation and/or number of pupils as specified in their voter approved reorganization plan.

Credits

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

Use limitations

Extent

West  -71.132253    East  -67.784107
North  47.115497    South  43.279202

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  society, boundaries


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Theme keywords  society, boundaries

Thesaurus
Title ISO Topic Catagory 19115 - Theme




Citation 

Title Regional School Units


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Citation Contacts 

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


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)


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.Edrsu
*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
West longitude -71.14204
East longitude -66.78598
South latitude 43.088797
North latitude 47.359124

Extent
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2012-01-01

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -71.132253
*East longitude -67.784107
*North latitude 47.115497
*South latitude 43.279202
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 338186.437500
*East longitude 592250.249900
*South latitude 4793751.500100
*North latitude 5217999.000100
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name John McCue
Organization's name Maine Department of Education
Contact's role  point of contact


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

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



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
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.

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.Edrsu
*Object type  composite
*Object count 132



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Edrsu
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 132
*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.




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description Attribute coding in this layer was verified at MEGIS by visual check of polygons and attributes against a Maine Department of Education list of municipalites that are members of Alternative Organizational Structures.




Data quality report - Absolute external positional accuracy
Dimension horizontal


Measure description Approximate horizontal accuracy is 12 meters plus or minus 40 feet, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards.




Lineage 

Process step
Description Maine Department of Education provided MEGIS with an Excel spreadsheet containing Maine school adminstrative units current as of December 2011. Excel data was imported into Access to create tables for each individual school administrative unit. These tables were then joined to Metwp24 to extract the corresponding polygon data for each unit. The results of the joins and queries were used to create polygon shapefiles of each unit.


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 ME
Postal code 04333
Country US





Source data
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 24000

Source citation
Title Metwp24
Publication date 2011-03-30


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of GIS
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta, ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of GIS
Contact's role  originator


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



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date


Source data
Description TownSchoolUnits12162011.xls containing Maine school administrative units


Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 0

Source citation
Title TownSchoolUnits12162011.xls


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Education
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
publication date


Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-29 10:48:16
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued
CopyFeatures U:\projects\education\2014\sau.mdb\edrsu U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu # 0 0 0
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2014-10-30 14:30:29
Tool location c:\arcgis\desktop10.1\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu "Database Connections\GISVIEW.sde" Edrsu_new # "TOWN "TOWN" true true false 40 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,TOWN,-1,-1;County "County" true true false 50 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,County,-1,-1;geocode "geocode" true true false 5 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,geocode,-1,-1;SAUName "SAUName" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,SAUName,-1,-1;SAUTType "SAUTType" true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,SAUTType,-1,-1;Shape_Length "Shape_Length" false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\education\school_dist.mdb\admin_units_2014\edrsu,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\edrsu,Shape_Area,-1,-1" #
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution 

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


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 04333
Country US
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

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


Available format
Name ARCSDE
Version ArcSDE 9.x


Available format
Name ESRI Shapefile
Version ARC Version 9.x
Specification ArcView Shapefile Format
File decompression technique WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data
Format information content Data available from this website is in .zip compressed format.


Ordering process
Terms and fees None
Turnaround time Immediate from Internet Data Catalog

Transfer options
Transfer size 4.117


Online source
Locationhttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


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

Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Edrsu 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 132


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 TOWN
 
*Alias TOWN
*Data type String
*Width 40
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Municipality 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 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 geocode
 
*Alias geocode
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SAUName
 
*Alias SAUName
*Data type String
*Width 255
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SAUTType
 
*Alias SAUTType
*Data type String
*Width 255
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




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 2014-10-27 13:38:19
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-10-31 10:46:52


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-10-31 10:46:52


Metadata Contacts 

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


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
Country US
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov



Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEGIS.Edrsu

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

Attribute
Attribute Labelgeocode

Attribute
Attribute LabelSAUName

Attribute
Attribute LabelSAUTType

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.