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Maine Political Boundaries

SDE Feature Class

Tags
fips, counties, boundaries, townships, geocodes, human dimensions, unorganized territories, towns, state


Summary

METWP24 was created to show political boundaries, common town names and Maine geocodes at 1:24,000 scale. Data at this scale is suitable for detailed studies and local planning. Not for use in scales greater than 1:24000.

Description

METWP24 depicts political boundaries, common town names, and geocodes for Maine at 1:24,000 scale. The coverage was created from USGS, 7.5 minute map series, town boundaries. The Maine GIS base layer COAST, which contains Maine's coastal Mean High Water (MHW) mark and Maine islands, was used in the development of METWP24. To correct mapping errors and reflect recent changes to Minor Civil Division (MCD) boundaries, arcs and polygons have been added to or updated in METWP24 from: photorevised USGS data; Maine GIS base layer coincident features; legal descriptions; GPS data; and Maine Department of Transportation (MEDOT) engineering plans. METWP24 contains USGS 1:100,000 scale data and U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, TIGER Line Files 1990 and 2000 where these provide a more correct or best available representation of a dataset feature.

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)  1:999,999

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  boundaries


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Stratum keywords  human dimensions

Thesaurus
Title GCMD Parameter Keyword




Theme keywords  fips, counties, townships, geocodes, unorganized territories, towns, state

Thesaurus
Title Maine GIS Thesaurus-Theme




Theme keywords  boundaries

Thesaurus
Title ISO Keyword Thesaurus




Citation 

Title Maine Political Boundaries


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


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)


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.Metwp24P
*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 -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 

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.
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes.
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.Metwp24P
*Object type  composite
*Object count 8425



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Metwp24P
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 8425
*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. An offshore limit line - Originally drafted at 1:250,000 by the Bureau of Land management (BLM) for managing Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing programs, the protraction diagram limit line was later plotted at 1:100,000 scale and provided in digital form to the US Census Bureau for use their TIGER Line Files. While this line is located approximately three nautical miles from the shoreline, it is technically the protraction diagram limit line not the actual three mile limit line and is used for closure purposes only in Maine GIS maps depicting coastal waters of Maine. Where reliable data for the depiction of town boundaries beyond the coastline were not available, lines called connectors or arcs that extend from the coastline to this offshore limit line were added to METWP24 to correct query results for specific applications and for cartographic purposes. They are easily removed from the line feature class by selecting all arcs coded TYPE = connector and from the polygon feature class by selecting only features where LAND = 'y'.




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




Data quality report - Quantitative attribute accuracy
Measure description Attribute accuracy is tested by manual comparison of the source with hard copy printouts and/or symbolized display of digital files. Please report errors to Maine Office of GIS.




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.


Quantitative test results
Value 12


Evaluation method Horizontal positional accuracy for this digital data is tested by visual comparison to the source with hard copy plots.




Lineage 

Process step
Description NAME CHANGES: T11 R4 WELS to Clayton Lake Twp Squa Pan Twp to Scopan Twp (effective September 1, 2009, LD 797 enacts 03/05/2004 enacts P&SL C284) Other references include: P.L. chapter 471, 2001 Legislature; P.L. chapter 613, 1999 Legislature; original P.L. chapter 259, 1977 Legislature. In the Revised Statutes, Title 1: General Provisions, look at Chapter 27 - Names of Places §1101 - §1104 the Aroostook Board of County Commissioners took it upon themselves to change the name.


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943
TDD/TTY (888)577-6690
Fax (207) 287-7493

Address
Type both
Delivery point 22 SHS
Delivery point 18 Elkins Ln
Delivery point Dept. of Conservation - LURC
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04330
Country US
e-mail addressellen.jackson@maine.gov

Hours of service 7:30AM - 4:30PM




Process step
Description NAME CHANGE: T3 R9 NWP to Cedar Lake Twp - LD 81, Item 1, 125th Maine State Legislature


Process contact
Organization's name Maine Land Use Regulation Commisssion
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-2631
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #22
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US





Process step
Description Boundary changes were made to the following municipalites: Ogunquit and Wells - town boundary was changed using the Ogunquit River which is the correct boundary. Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy Reservation was updated using GIS information from survey dated June 14, 2006 - Bureau of Land Management.


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 04333
Country US





Process step
Description Town boundary updated for Waterville/Oakland. Chapter 2 H.P. 121 L.D. 142 effective September 12, 2009.


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

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





Process step
Description Edits include coding where a query for ISLAND =n and LAND=n and ISLANDID = '0' where TYPE = coastal - the attribute field for GEOCODE and GEOCODENUM were edited to be coincident for coastal islands within a named MCD (ie. Matinicus Island Plt) The suffix 'BPP' was added to names with SD, ND and MD after their township reference (ie.T3 ND BPP) and 'Twp' was added to West Middlesex Canal Grant as stated in the Board of Geographic Names.


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name Maine Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact's position GIS Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-2631
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #22
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US





Process step
Description Attribute fields RTAC, DIVISION and DISTRICT were deleted from Metwp24p. Coastal islands where LURC was equal to Y were renamed to include the County name in the field and the geocode was changed to the county geocode. Additional islands were added to Moosehead Lake in Piscataquis County. The name Muscle Ridge Shoals Twp was changed to Muscle Ridge Twp to coincide with deorganization law March 24, 1915 - P&S, chapter 125, 1st section.


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 04333
Country US





Process step
Description Town boundary updated for Hancock/Franklin. Town line was changed to follow Egypt Brook as per Franklin and Hancock parcel data.


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

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





Process step
When the process occurred
Indeterminate date unknown
Description METWP24 has been edited with information provided by Jensen Bissell at the Baxter State Park Authority on their boundary change in T5 R8 WELS, Somerset County. A MapInfo digital file was sent to the Bureau of Parks and Lands (BP&L) for the corrected boundary of the park. BP&L transformed the MapInfo file to ESRI shapefile format in the NAD83, UTM, zone19, meters datum and projection. The closing documentation on the property can be acquired from Tom Dinsmore at BP&L.


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name (MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943

Address
Type postal
Delivery point SHS 22
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov





Process step
When the process occurred 1998-02-13
Description METWP24 contains statewide political boundaries digitized from USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangle maps. ARCS and POLYGONS have been added or edited by Maine Office of GIS staff to reflect recent changes in Minor Civil Division boundaries.


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  metwp100






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  100k






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  24k






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  tigers90






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  ponds






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  geocode






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  roads






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  coast








Process step
When the process occurred 1999-01-01
Description Regarding Island of Moosehead Lake, Piscataquis County Geocode 21000. The laws describing the boundaries of Piscataquis County defined the western boundary as containing all of the Lake itself, and "all islands that lay therein" (or something to that effect), so the islands are defined by statute as belonging to the county. They are not included in the legal descriptions for any of the shoreland towns, therefore, It was decided in the early years of GIS in Maine (1999) to assign the general Piscataquis 21000 number to the islands.


Process contact
Individual's name GIS Coordinator
Organization's name (MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-3300
Fax (207)624-3301

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 16
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST




Process step
When the process occurred 1999-07-01
Description The Maine Office of GIS completed the conversion of all final data layers from NAD27 to NAD83 in July 1999. All the data layers were converted using the ArcInfo (version 7.2.1) NADCON conversion and the "project" command. All data was copied to double precision, projected to NAD83, and then copied back to single precision. It was decided to keep the NAD27 quad structure instead of generating new quad boundaries from NAD83 coordinates - all indexes (quads) were projected to NAD83 by using the same process previously described. All MEGIS data libraries in ArcInfo Librarian were repopulated using the NAD83 indexes and data.


Process contact
Individual's name David Kirouac
Organization's name (MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 215-6936

Address
Type both
Delivery point MEGIS 174 SHS
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04330
Country US
e-mail addressdavid.kirouac@maine.gov

Hours of service 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM




Process step
When the process occurred 2001-05-01
Description METWP24 was updated to include the following: name changes to comply with MRSA 1 Ch27, section 1101 An Act Concerning Offensive Names, Big Squaw Twp to Big Moose Twp, Little Squaw Twp to Moosehead Junction Twp; name changes to comply with MRS 1, Ch28, section 1501 Name Changes by Passamaquoddy Tribe, T5 ND BPP (29812) to Sakom Twp, T5 R1 NBPP (19826) to Pukakon Twp, T4 ND BPP (09802) to Oqiton Twp; changed data type of item GEOCODE from "I" (integer) to "C" (character); added POLYGON items CIREG, COUNTY, CNTYCODE, GEOCODENUM and the ARC items LAND, FMSRC, FMSRCDAT, FMSRCORG, FMPROCSS, FMUPDORG, FMUPDDAT, FMNOTE; the code 'coast' for the ARC item TYPE was changed to 'coastline' in order to coordinate with recoding requirements anticipated for Maine GIS geodatabase development, and the code 'closure' was added, to the item TYPE, for reference to the coastal closure lines between legally described and georeferenced town/county lines and the offshore limit line; Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) numbers were added from and proofed to match the Maine GIS data layer COAST (The primary source for CIREG numbers in Maine GIS data layers is the Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL), Coastal Island Registry.); the BPL Coastal Island Registry was used to correct and complete the attributes, TOWN, COUNTY, CIREG, for 400+ island polygons in the lower Penobscot Bay region (Future corrections and updates to any of these items for coastal islands, in Maine GIS data layers, will be through confirmation and coordination with the primary source.); at the recommendation of the Maine GIS Town Boundary subcommittee a closure line was added to represent the ocean boundary between Muscle Ridge Shoals Twp, Vinalhaven and Matinicus Isle Plantation (Muscle Ridge Shoals Twp is an MCD and has a unique GEOCODE as listed in Maine GIS "Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Division", see <http://musashi.ogis.state.me.us/catalog> Tables); FM items were a


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  tigers00






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  fm






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  mepub100






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  metwp100






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  coast






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  24k






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  geocode






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  tigers90






Source data
Relationship to the process step used


Source citation
Alternate titles  100k






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  msamcd






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  cireg






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  ponds






Source data
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Source citation
Alternate titles  roads








Process step
When the process occurred 2002-06-30
Description Attribute changes: Starting with the DOT copy of METWP24, from September 2001, a regions coverage: dropped items DOTGEOCODE (2 discrepancies with GEOCODE Barnard DOTGEOCODE was 21892 (82) sb 21030 (71) and Grand Falls DOTGEOCODE was 19838 (82) sb 19250(71)), CMI_OLD, CMI, CMITAG, COUNTY_ID, COUNTY-ID, USCONG_DIS to create a coverage that includes MEDOT attribution requirements, this coverage will be serve as an updated SDE layer; BAXTER attributes corrected from boolean values (1,0) to 'y' and 'n'; added attribute 'other' to item TYPE for features within town boundaries, i.e. BSP, lurc, reservations, that do not represent 'town', 'county', 'state', 'coastline', 'connectors', or 'offshore'; EGGROCK CIREG 63-333 sb LURC = 'y'; T6 R8 WELS polygon showing BSP boundary in southwest sb Baxter = 'y', Lurc = 'n', rest of T6 R8 WELS sb Baxter = 'n', LURC = 'y'; CASWELL sb LURC = 'n'; BARING sb Baring Plantation Lurc = 'y'; new polygon label created in T2 R9 WELS coded Baxter = 'y', LURC = 'y'. Line work changes: HARPSWELL removed three tile boundary lines, deleted three extra labels; BATH town boundary correction at High Street at boundary with WEST BATH; WAYNE town boundary correction at Lovejoy Pond at boundary with READFIELD; SAINT GEORGE town boundary correction at Patten Point Road with SOUTH THOMASTON; DENMARK town boundary correction at Stanley Hill Road with FRYEBURG; DENMARK town boundary correction at Walkers Falls Road with BROWNFIELD; DENMARK town boundary correction at near Hio Ridge Road with BRIDGTON; FARMINGDALE town boundary correction at Maine Avenue with HALLOWELL; FARMINGDALE town boundary correction at Jaimies Pond Road with HALLOWELL and MANCHESTER; FARMINGDALE town boundary correction at Litchfield Road with WEST GARDINER; MUSCLE RIDGE town boundary added to this copy the boundary described and submitted to the U.S. Census Bureau; EASTPORT town boundary correction at Dudley Island with LUBEC; T11


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 2003-05-16
Description The attribute TAG = 'y' has been corrected in METWP24 to ensure a correct join or relate with the GEOCODES and GEOMCDCCD tables. Errors were corrected in the coding of the attribute for Criehaven Twp, Frenchboro, Islands of Moosehead Lake, Machiasport, Matinicus Isle Plt, Molunkus Twp, Muscle Ridge Shoals Twp, T2 R9 WELS, T4 R10 WELS, Westport, Vinalhaven, Swan Island in the Kennebec River.


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 2003-06-13
Description Corrected METWP24 item LAND for four polygons St George River Warren, Rachel Carson NW Reserve Kittery, New Meadows River Brunwick, Chandler River Jonesport/Jonesboro.


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 2004-05-17
Description METWP24 has been edited with information provided by Hallowell and Farmingdale on their boundary west of Water Street/Maine Avenue. Letter from Chief Rodney Myrick, Hallowell 03/17/2004 indicates both municipalities are in agreement that at the "bend on Chickadee Lane" the boundary line running northeasterly from Blaine Road should "cross over to the north side [of Chickadee Lane and run] all the way down to Water Street". For this area, many points, features and historic references in PS1852Ch549, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Farmingdale, have been lost. Both towns have referred to a plan of the area by Ansel L. Hill, dated February 7, 1972. The "Old Stone Monuments" documented in the Hill plan have also not been located. Digital mapping cannot rectify this, or substitute for resurvey and clarification of the boundary; however, map changes based on the information provided may be a better approximation of what the municipalities agree is their historical boundary than the current USGS depiction. The intersection of Chickadee Lane with Water Street/Maine Avenue appears to be within 10 meters of the location of an old stone monument shown on the Hill plan marked "F on S'ly side and H on N'ly side". E911 GPS data for Chickadee Lane has been used to depict a line running west from that intersection to an approximate point of intersection with a line running northeasterly from Blaine Road.


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 2004-08-06
Description METWP24 has been edited with information provided by the Maine Land User Regulation Commission. The 7.5 minute map series depiction of the south boundary of Rockwood Strip T1 R1 NBKP with Taunton & Raynham Academy Grant has been replaced with a correct depiction of the boundary from the 30 x 60 minute series. Feature metadata and layer metadata have been updated to reflect the change.


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  metwp100








Process step
When the process occurred 2005-06-17
Description Edits were posted to the MEGIS.Boundaries METWP24 from MEDOT to reflect the following legislated updates: NAME CHANGES: Town of Verona to Town of Verona Island (effective March 2004, LD1653 enacts 03/05/2004 enacts P&SL 1861 C25 Sec. 4) Town of Westport to Town of Westport Island (effective November 2003, LD37 signed 418/2003 enacts P&S1828 C511 Sect. 7) BOUNDARY CHANGE: Bridgton/Harrison (effective 4/17/2003, LD793 boundary line between the Town of Bridgton and the Town of Harrison along Long Lake is reestablished along the center of the lake) RELATED Table updates: GEOCODES GEOCODESLVA GEOMCDCCD MEPOPS


Process contact
Organization's name (MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 624-3300
Fax (207)624-3301

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 16
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST
Contact instructions
Contact the Bureau of Planning, Systems Management section. Ask for the GIS Coordinator.




Process step
When the process occurred 2005-06-22
Description Data updates: Edits were posted to the MEGIS.Boundaries METWP24 from MEDOC LURC to reflect the following legislated updates: NAME CHANGES: Centerville to Centerville Twp (effective July 1, 2004, LD 1624 First Regular Session 121st) T17 R5 WELS to Cross Lake Twp (effective 6/8/2004, LD 1925, P&S 2003 C46 Second Special Session of the 121st) T5 R9 NWP to Ebeemee Twp (effective 12/23/2004, LD 1924, P&S 2003 C46 Second Special Session of the 121st) STATUS CHANGE: Centerville Twp to LURC = 'y' (effective July 1, 2004, LD 1624 First Regular Session 121st) T2 R9 WELS parcel in LURC jurisdiction, LURC ='y' LURC parcel boundary added within: T2 R9 WELS (line screendig from LURC/BSP description of parcel in LURC jurisdiction re: 7/9/1993 Plisgah & Day survey) Related table updates: GEOCODES GEOCODESLVA GEOMCDCCD MEPOPS


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name (MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943

Address
Type postal
Delivery point SHS 22
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov





Process step
When the process occurred 2005-09-22
Description Edit posted to the MEGIS.Boundaries METWP24P from MEDOC Land Use Regulation Commission to reflect the following legislated updates: NAME CHANGE: T8 SD to Fletchers Landing Twp (LD 140, enacting P&SL 2005 C3, effective July 1, 2005)


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name (MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943

Address
Type postal
Delivery point SHS 22
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov





Process step
When the process occurred 2005-09-22
Description Related table updates: GEOCODES GEOCODESLVA GEOMCDCCD MEPOPS SMMSORACLE to refresh the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog


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 2006-06-30
Description MEDOT columns RTAC, DIVISION, DISTRICT, DIVTAG were replaced by the new columns DOT_REGION and DOT_REGNUM. The current CIREG column will be replaced by a new column ISLANDID. The new ISLANDID column will provide an island identifier for each coastal island. A subset of island identifiers are CIREG numbers, which will be indicated by a new CIREG column coded "y/n". Improved CIREG number coding, island identification and depicition, the result of a multiagency coordination effort for the 1:24000 scale base layers, was added to METWP24. The work was completed for HYD24P in 2003. SUMMARY Islands3 Coverage 7200 mapped features 6995 mapped islands or ledges (2016 of which have names derived from USGS 15' quads) 1281 Maine islands or ledges with an identifier added 35 Canadian islands with CA prefix and an identifier greater than or equal to 1000 [added see MEIFW email JKenney 06/26/2003] - New Hampshire islands with with NH prefix and an identifier greater than or equal to 1000 ["] 5679 Maine islands or ledges with an identifier, 5473 of which are unique identifiers (some identifiers point to multiple polygons - e.g. ledges). 3671 Maine islands or ledges with an identifier listed in the Coastal Island Registry, 3471 of which are unique identifiers (some identifiers point to multiple polygons - e.g. ledges). 2008 Maine islands or ledges with an identifier assigned by the College of the Atlantic, 2002 of which are unique identifiers (some identifiers point to multiple polygons - e.g. ledges). 621 added polygons - 114 from the "Coast" layer, 505 from DRGs or DOQs (heads-up digitizing), 2 from the revised "Coast" layer, which is based on newer USGS quads for Moose River, Cutler, Machias Bay, Cross Island (provided by David Kirouac) ATTRIBUTES IslandID (C16) - This field contains all of the verified Coastal Island Registry identifiers and the identifiers added by the College of the Atlantic. All coastal features were assigned an ISLANDID. Those previously indicated "No ID" have been assigned an identifier greater than or equal to 1000 [added see MEIFW email JKenney 06/26/2003]. Canadian islands - with CA prefix and an identifier greater than or equal to 1000 ["] New Hampshire islands - with with NH prefix and an identifier greater than or equal to 1000. ["] All Coastal Island Registry identifiers in this layer match the Coastal Island Registry identifiers on the paper maps at the Department of conservation and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. All future assignments of ISLANDID should be made through MEIFW.


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 2007-07-01
Description Edits were posted to the MEGIS.Boundaries METWP24 from MEDOT to reflect the following legislated updates: The creation of Chebeague Island mandated by Private & Special Law, Chapter 47, 2nd regular session of the 122nd Legislature, taking effect July 1, 2007.


Process contact
Organization's name (MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 624-3300
Fax (207)624-3301

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station 16
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US

Hours of service Monday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST
Contact instructions
Contact the Bureau of Planning, Systems Management section. Ask for the GIS Coordinator.




Process step
When the process occurred 2008-04-10
Description The following attributes were changed due to error reports from various customers and agencies: Chester LURC = n Chebeague Island Tag = y Randolph River polygon Land = n


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 2009-06-30
Description METWP24 has been edited to reflect the correct town boundary depiction between the towns of Thomaston and Cushing. Edits were hand digitized using digital and paper tax map data provided by the towns.


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 2009-09-12
Description metwp24 has been updated to reflect name changes to several unorganized townships in Washington County PART A Sec. A-1. Cathance Township. Wherever the designation No. 14 Twp. appears or reference is made to that unorganized territory, that designation or reference means Cathance Township. PART B Sec. B-1. Berry Township. Wherever the designation T 18 ED BPP appears or reference is made to that unorganized territory, that designation or reference means Berry Township. PART C Sec. C-1. Big Lake Township. Wherever the designation No. 21 Twp. appears or reference is made to that unorganized territory, that designation or reference means Big Lake Township. PART D Sec. D-1. Greenlaw Chopping Township. Wherever the designation T 27 ED BPP appears or reference is made to that unorganized territory, that designation or reference means Greenlaw Chopping Township. PART E Sec. E-1. Day Block Township. Wherever the designation T 31 MD BPP appears or reference is made to that unorganized territory, that designation or reference means Day Block Township. Effective September 12, 2009 The bill can be found here - http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_124th/chapters/PS13.asp


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 2010-01-01
Description Name change: Muscle Ridge Shoals Twp was changed to the correct name of Muscle Ridge Twp - 1915 P&S, Chapter 125, 1st section and passed March 24, 1915.


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 04333
Country US





Process step
When the process occurred 2010-01-01
Description Boundary changes were made to the following municipalites: Farmingdale/Hallowell - edits reflect change to boundary in Maine Ave/Blaine Rd area. Saco/Old Orchard Beach - three mile limit boundary changed due to legislation HP0774 LD 1119 Vienna/Chesterville - Town and County boundary changed per report from town official - FIRM maps and Patten Corp Plan #979 provided to verify change. Harpswell/Brunswick - change made to boundary to have Crow Island correctly displayed as being in Harpswell. Waterford/Stoneham/Albany - boundary corrected due to legislation - Maine October 24,1977 - An Act to Clarify the Town Line Between the Towns of Waterford and Stoneham. Farmingdale/Gardiner - boundary corrected with the assistance of Gardiner assessing data and Farmingdale's cooperation. Leeds/Wayne - boundary corrected with survey from Leeds. South Portland/Cape Elizabeth - documentation to MeDOT from City of So. Portland Engineer - dated 2-9-1999 Sabattus/Wales - MeDOT updated boundary near School Rd


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 04333
Country US





Process step
When the process occurred 2010-07-21
Description All the Moosehead Lake islands were added to megisconslnd.DBO.Boundaries/MEGIS.Metwp24L from the MEGIS.Hydrography feature dataset MEGIS.Hyd24P feature located on the Sequel server som-teaqdbsql02. Additionaly the attribute were populated for TYPE = 'fresh' since it was a freshwater body of water; TOWN = Piscataquis County Island; GEOCODE = 21000 and GEOCODENUM = 21000. The GEOCODE was chosen to reflect the county code of 21 and three zeros since none of the islands are part of a municipality. Wigga Waggum in Tomhegan Twp. was added using the GIS E911 roads layer and the attributes were updated for TOWN = 'Tomhegan Twp'.


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name LURC
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943
Fax (207) 287-7439

Address
Type both
Delivery point Dept of Conservation - LURC
Delivery point 22 SHS
Delivery point 18 Elkins Ln
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04330
Country US
e-mail addresselllen.jackson@maine.gov

Hours of service Mon-Fri 7:30AM-4:00PM




Process step
When the process occurred 2011-01-19
Description The attribute TOWN has been corrected in METWP24P where the island polygons are part of Matinicus Isle Plt, Monhegan Island Plt and Criehaven Twp.


Process contact
Individual's name Ellen Jackson
Organization's name LURC
Contact's position Programmer Analyst
Contact's role  processor


Contact information
Phone
Voice (207) 287-4943
TDD/TTY (888) 577-6690
Fax (207) 287-7439

Address
Type both
Delivery point 22 SHS
Delivery point 18 Elkins Ln
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04330
Country US
e-mail addressellen.jackson@maine.gov

Hours of service 7:30AM - 4:00PM




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


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 Attested copies of digital and paper tax maps were provided to MEGIS from the towns of Thomaston and Cushing showing an agreed upon boundary between the two towns that was in error in the previous publications of Metwp24


Source citation
Title (TAXMAPS) Maine Municipal Tax Map
Alternate titles  taxmaps


Responsible party
Organization's name Town of <>
Contact's role  originator






Source data
Description Minor Civil Division and Reservation boundary POLYGONS in METWP24 are coded with the GEOCODE a unique 5 digit integer code for MCDs and Reservations in Maine.


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 (MESPO)
Contact's role  originator


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



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
Description Data, from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Census 1:100000 TIGER Line Files 1990 were used, in METWP24, to represent the offshore limit line and where TIGER features provided the best known representation of a town or reservation boundary. The following information on the origin and accuracy of the offshore limit line was provided by USGS: "According to USGS preliminary policy directive, dated January 6, 1977, the offshore protraction survey data (offshore limit line represented in METWP24) was originally shown only on 1:250000 scale topographic/bathymetric maps. In response to additional user requirements the decision was later made to show this data on all 1:100000 and 1:250000 scale maps regardless of the availability of bathymetry (Supplemental Topographic Instruction (STI 80/2/C, March 17, 1980). The offshore protraction surveys were prepared by the Bureau of Land management (BLM) for managing Federal Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing programs. The protraction surveys were plotted by BLM at 1:250000 scale to produce the OCS Official Protraction Diagrams. In October 1982, the responsibility for preparing leasing maps was transferred from BLM to the Minerals Management Service (STI 83-5-C, August 26, 1983). The Information was plotted on 1:100,000 scale maps from copy that was enlarged from the 1:250000 scale graphics. The information on the 100,000 scale maps was provided in digital form to the Census Bureau for their TIGER Line Files. The offshore protraction diagram limit line parallel to the shoreline on the Official Protraction Diagrams is not identified as a territorial limit line or labeled on USGS maps as the three mile or three league line. While this line is located approximately three nautical miles from the shoreline, it is technically the protraction diagram limit line, not the actual three mile limit line. . . .the protraction limit line . . . can only be as accurate as the original source (BLM Official Protraction Diagrams).


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 100000

Source citation
Title (TIGERS90) TIGER/Line Files 1990
Alternate titles  tigers90
Publication date 1991-07-01


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  map


Series
Name TIGER/Line Files
Issue Census 1990

Other citation details Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing System (TIGER)


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington DC



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Locationhttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1990-04-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, 1:100,000 TIGER Line Files 2000 were used, in METWP24, to represent an "offshore limit line" and to depict town, county, or state boundaries where TIGER features provided the best known representation.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 100000

Source citation
Title (TIGERS00) TIGER/Line Files 2000
Alternate titles  tigers00
Publication date 2001-07-01


Edition 2000


Presentation formats  hardcopy map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  map


Series
Name TIGER/Line Files
Issue Census 2000

Other citation details TIGERS (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) are a public product of the Bureau of the Census. TIGERS represent a digital database of geographic features, such as roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, political boundaries, census statistical boundaries, etc. covering the entire United States. The database contains information about these features such as their location in latitude and longitude, the type of feature, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information. In order for others to use the information in the Census TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS), the Census Bureau releases periodic extracts of the database, including the TIGER/Line Files, to the public. Note: Census TIGER, TIGER, TIGER/Line, and the TIGER logo are registered trademarks of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. For additional information on the Census TIGER Data, please refer to the TIGER/Line Files Technical Documentation, the TIGER/Line Files Metadata, or to the Census Web Site. TIGER/Line Files, Redistricting Census 2000 metadata at <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/rd_2ktiger/tlrdmeta.txt>.


Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Washington D.C.



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Locationhttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2001-04-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Arcs in METWP24 are coded with the items LAND, TYPE, SOURCE, and Maine GIS recommended feature metadata items and codes.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 999999

Source citation
Title (FM) Maine GIS Feature Metadata Recommendation
Alternate titles  fm
Publication date 2001-01-01


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Feature Metadata
Issue January 2001

Other citation details Recommended FM items, FMSRC, FMSRCDAT, FMSRCORG, FMPROCSS, FMUPDORG, FMUPDDAT, and suggested codes provide accessible readable standardized notation on the source, source originator, process, organization of edit, and date of edit that identify a feature's location and quality. The codes are in English, all lowercase and include no hyphens, punctuation or spaces. Codes have standardized definitions so their use represents a single unique defined source, source originator, process, or organization of edit. The Maine GIS Technical Group's FM subcommittee has defined these items for use in feature attribute tables. The final recommendation, which was presented January 2001, is flexible and will function in most GIS environments independent of FGDC metadata or specific metadata tools; however, parallel or subsequent development of FGDC metadata, and use of cross references to same, is assumed and recommended. For more information on the Maine GIS Feature Metadata Recommendation see: http://www.megis.maine.gov/standards/standards.asp/, Standards & Guidelines.


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


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



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



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2001-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description MSAMCD was used assist confirmation of town name spelling, requested edits to town boundaries, and legal histories.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 999999

Source citation
Title (MSAMCD) Maine Minor Civil Division-Legal History Database
Alternate titles  msamcd
Publication date 2000-08-11


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Archival Resources On-Line for Download
Issue multiple issue

Other citation details GEOMAST.zip, "Maine Minor Civil Divisions - Legal History Database". Taken from [Maine State Archives] print publication 'Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine, Private and Special Laws', and other sources, the data trace the legal evolution of many minor civil divisions (MCD) from township, to plantation, to town or city, and sometimes back to township. Inclusive Dates: November 20, 1652 to August 11, 2000. Records: 5,047, each representing an MCD at each change in its status."


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Archives
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Secretary of State (MESOS), Maine State Archives (MSA)
Contact's role  originator




Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 2001-08-11
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Data, from the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) 1:100000 town boundary coverage METWP100, were used, in METWP24, where features provided the best known representation of a town or reservation boundary.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 100000

Source citation
Title metwp100
Alternate titles  metwp100
Publication date 2001-06-01
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Other citation details 1:100000


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 2001-05-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Data, from the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) 1:24000 library layer PONDS, were used where coincident features provided the best known representation of a town or reservation boundary in METWP24.


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

Source citation
Title ponds
Alternate titles  ponds
Publication date 1997-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Other citation details 1:24000


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
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 1990-12-31
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Data, from the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) 1:24000 library layer COAST, were used, in METWP24, to represent the Mean High Water (MHW) line, tidal rivers and salt water ponds and where coincident features provided the best known representation a town or reservation boundary.


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

Other citation details 1:24000


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



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




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 Data, from the U.S. Geological Survey 1:100000 scale quadrangles, were used, in METWP24, where maps provided the best known representation of a town or reservation boundary.


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


Resource location online
Locationhttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/



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



Source data
Description Additional arcs and polygons have been added to the coverage from photorevised USGS 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
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


Resource location online
Locationhttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/



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



Source data
Description description of ownership change


Source citation
Title Baxter State Park Authority
Alternate titles  bspa
Publication date 2006-12-14


FGDC geospatial presentation format  spatial digitial data


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Baxter State Park Authority
Contact's role  originator






Source data
Description Data, from the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24000 scale quadrangles, were used, as base data in the development of METWP24.


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



Resource location online
Locationhttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/howtoselectmaps.html



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 METWP24 contains island affiliation and island identification numbers based on Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) data.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 999999

Source citation
Title (CIREG) Maine Coastal Island Registry
Alternate titles  cireg
Publication date 2000-05-12


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Coastal Island Registry
Issue MS33Ch25

Other citation details Title33Ch25, 1973,<http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/>, refer to "Maine Revised Statutes Annotated" and supplements for complete certified text of this statute. The Coastal Island Registry was established within the Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands, to maintain a listing and description of all coastal islands.


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands
Contact's role  publisher


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Department of Conservation (MEDOC), Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL)
Contact's role  originator


Resource location online
Locationhttp://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Beginning date 1973-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description MEPUB100 used to confirm status of METWP24 polygons attributed within Baxter State Park, or BAXTER = 1.


Source medium name  online link
Resolution of the source data
Scale denominator 100000

Source citation
Title mepub100
Alternate titles  mepub100
Publication date 1999-03-20
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Other citation details 1:100000


Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine Orono (MECFWRU) (comp., ed.)
Contact's role  originator


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



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



Extent of the source data
Description
publication date
Temporal extent
Date and time 1997-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown



Source data
Description Data, from the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) 1:24000 library layer ROADS, were used, in METWP24, where coincident features provided the best known representation of a town or reservation boundary.


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

Source citation
Title roads
Alternate titles  roads
Publication date 1997-01-01
Indeterminate time unknown


Presentation formats  digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog

Other citation details Please note this Maine GIS 1:24000 scale ROADS has been updated by the E911 project. The dataset E911RDS, is finalized road data for Maine


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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
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 1990-12-31
Indeterminate time unknown



Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name
Date 2013-11-12 15:56:48
Tool location S:\arctoolbox_mgs\MGS_Custom_Toolbox.tbx\ZoomToTown
Command issued
ZoomToTown Penobscot Layers
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2013-11-21 08:08:27
Tool location S:\arctoolbox_mgs\MGS_Custom_Toolbox.tbx\ZoomToTown
Command issued
ZoomToTown Vassalboro Layers
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2013-11-26 14:58:00
Tool location S:\arctoolbox_mgs\MGS_Custom_Toolbox.tbx\ZoomToTown
Command issued
ZoomToTown Ashland Layers
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


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.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.


Ordering process
Terms and fees Data may be downloaded from Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog at no charge.
Available time period
Beginning date 1997-01-01 00:00:00
Indeterminate time unknown
Ending date
Indeterminate date now
Indeterminate time unknown
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



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.



Distribution format
Version ArcSDE 10.0 SP5
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Metwp24P 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 8425
Definition
polygon feature class
Definition source
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)


Field BAXTER
 
*Alias BAXTER
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies areas within the jurisdiction of Baxter State Park Authority (BSPA)
List of values
Value 0
Description area not under BSPA jurisdiction


Value 1
Description area under BSPA jurisdiction




Field CIREG
 
*Alias CIREG
*Data type String
*Width 12
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Coastal Island Registry Number indicator (The format used to establish an ISLANDID for each island, is the same as that used for Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) numbers. Not all islands are part of the registry. CIREG numbers are therefore, a subset of ISLANDID. Where a CIREG number exists, the item CIREG is flagged 'y'  and the ISLANDID is also  the CIREG number for the island.)
Description source
Title33 Chapter 25 section 1201,<http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/>, refer to "Maine Revised Statutes Annotated" and supplements for complete certified text. The Coastal Island Registry was established within the Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands, to maintain a listing, index number, and description of all coastal islands.
List of values
Value y
Description ISLANDID also represents a Coastal Island Registry number


Value n
Description a Coastal Island Registry number does not exist for this island




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 Reservation land in the Maine.
Description source
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication Series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.
List of values
Value 01
Description Androscoggin


Value 03
Description Aroostook


Value 05
Description Cumberland


Value 07
Description Franklin


Value 09
Description Hancock


Value 11
Description Kennebec


Value 13
Description Knox


Value 15
Description Lincoln


Value 17
Description Oxford


Value 19
Description Penobscot


Value 21
Description Piscataquis


Value 23
Description Sagadahoc


Value 25
Description Somerset


Value 27
Description Waldo


Value 29
Description Washington


Value 31
Description York




Field COUNTY
 
*Alias COUNTY
*Data type String
*Width 15
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Maine county name
Description source
Federal Information Processing Standards Publication Series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.


Field DOT_REGION
 
*Alias DOT_REGION
*Data type String
*Width 10
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
region used by MEDOT organizational structure for all maintenance and construction activities.
Description source
MEDOT


Field DOT_REGNUM
 
*Alias DOT_REGNUM
*Data type SmallInteger
*Width 2
*Precision 5
*Scale 0
Field description
MEDOT region number
Description source
MEDOT


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
For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables".


Field GEOCODENUM
 
*Alias GEOCODENUM
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
numeric data type equivalent to GEOCODE field
Description source
For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables".


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.


Value n
Description Do not use point for labeling.




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
For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.


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 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 y
Description polygon represents land


Value n
Description polygon represents fresh, estuarine or marine waters




Field ISLAND
 
*Alias ISLAND
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies island polygons
Description source
MEGIS
List of values
Value y
Description coastal, lake or river island


Value n
Description non-island




Field ISLANDID
 
*Alias ISLANDID
*Data type String
*Width 16
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
a unique ISLANDID for each marine island (The format used to establish an ISLANDID for each island, is the same as that used for Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) numbers. Not all islands are part of the registry. CIREG numbers are therefore, a subset of ISLANDID. Where a CIREG number exists, the item CIREG is flagged 'y'  and the ISLANDID is also  the CIREG number for the island.)
Description source
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife


Field LURC
 
*Alias LURC
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
identifies areas of state which are under Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) jurisdiction
Description source
Maine Department of Conservation; Land Use Regulatory Commission
List of values
Value y
Description area recorded as LURC jurisdiction


Value n
Description area not recorded as LURC jurisdiction




Field TYPE
 
*Alias TYPE
*Data type String
*Width 12
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Type of polygon


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 description
Feature geometry.
Description source
ESRI


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




Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview POLYGONS in METWP24 are attributed with the items TOWN, COUNTY, GEOCODE, and CNTYCODE as found in "Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions". Like COAST, METWP24 contains the item CIREG flagging those islands whose ISLANDID is also a Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) number. POLYGONS in the coverage are also attributed with the items LAND, ISLAND, ISLANDID, LURC, BAXTER and TAG. ARCS are coded with the items LAND, TYPE, and with Maine GIS recommended feature metadata (FM) items and codes. Initially FM items were coded from the item SOURCE, which has been dropped, and FM items are now maintained with current information as the data is edited. The FM items provide the most specific and accessible information about the sources for location line features, polygon boundaries and arcs, in the data. For more information on Maine GIS Feature Metadata Recommendation and "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" see the Standards & Guildelines link. You may contact the Maine Office of GIS at 207 624-7700 for technical assistance.


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.




References 

Aggregate Information
Association type  cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Title GEOCODESLVA
Publication date 2005-09-22


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog; Tables

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (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



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



Aggregate Information
Association type  cross reference


Aggregate resource name
Title GEOCODES
Publication date 2009-09-12


Presentation formats  digital document
FGDC geospatial presentation format  tabular digital data


Series
Name Maine GIS
Issue SDE server; Internet Data Catalog; Tables

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


Contact information
Address
Delivery point Augusta ME



Responsible party
Organization's name Maine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Contact's role  originator


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



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 2014-01-30


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 07:51:17
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2014-01-30 83:60:30


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2014-01-30 08:14:18


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  unknown


Other maintenance requirements Last metadata review date: 20120229


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelGISVIEW.MEGIS.Metwp24P
Entity Type Definition
polygon feature class
Entity Type Definition SourceEnvironmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

Attribute
Attribute LabelBAXTER
Attribute Definition
identifies areas within the jurisdiction of Baxter State Park Authority (BSPA)
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value0
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area not under BSPA jurisdiction
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area under BSPA jurisdiction

Attribute
Attribute LabelCIREG
Attribute Definition
Coastal Island Registry Number indicator (The format used to establish an ISLANDID for each island, is the same as that used for Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) numbers. Not all islands are part of the registry. CIREG numbers are therefore, a subset of ISLANDID. Where a CIREG number exists, the item CIREG is flagged 'y' and the ISLANDID is also the CIREG number for the island.)
Attribute Definition SourceTitle33 Chapter 25 section 1201,<http://janus.state.me.us/legis/statutes/>, refer to "Maine Revised Statutes Annotated" and supplements for complete certified text. The Coastal Island Registry was established within the Bureau of Parks and Lands, under the Director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands, to maintain a listing, index number, and description of all coastal islands.
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
ISLANDID also represents a Coastal Island Registry number
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
a Coastal Island Registry number does not exist for this island

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 Reservation land in the Maine.
Attribute Definition SourceFederal Information Processing Standards Publication Series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value01
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Androscoggin
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value03
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Aroostook
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value05
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Cumberland
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value07
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Franklin
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value09
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Hancock
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value11
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Kennebec
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value13
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Knox
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value15
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Lincoln
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value17
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Oxford
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value19
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Penobscot
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value21
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Piscataquis
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value23
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Sagadahoc
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value25
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Somerset
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value27
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Waldo
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value29
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Washington
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value31
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
York

Attribute
Attribute LabelCOUNTY
Attribute Definition
Maine county name
Attribute Definition SourceFederal Information Processing Standards Publication Series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) For a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.

Attribute
Attribute LabelDOT_REGION
Attribute Definition
region used by MEDOT organizational structure for all maintenance and construction activities.
Attribute Definition SourceMEDOT

Attribute
Attribute LabelDOT_REGNUM
Attribute Definition
MEDOT region number
Attribute Definition SourceMEDOT

Attribute
Attribute LabelGEOCODE
Attribute Definition
5 character code corresponding to the "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Counties and Minor Civil Divisions", 1971
Attribute Definition SourceFor a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables".

Attribute
Attribute LabelGEOCODENUM
Attribute Definition
numeric data type equivalent to GEOCODE field
Attribute Definition SourceFor a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables".

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
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Do not use point for labeling.

Attribute
Attribute LabelTOWN
Attribute Definition
town or reservation name as listed in "Standard Geographic Code for Maine Minor Civil Divisions"
Attribute Definition SourceFor a current digital copy of "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" in .dbf or comma delimited text format see http://megis.maine.gov/catalog "Tables" link.

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 LabelLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies land and non-land areas
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
polygon represents land
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
polygon represents fresh, estuarine or marine waters

Attribute
Attribute LabelISLAND
Attribute Definition
identifies island polygons
Attribute Definition SourceMEGIS
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
coastal, lake or river island
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
non-island

Attribute
Attribute LabelISLANDID
Attribute Definition
a unique ISLANDID for each marine island (The format used to establish an ISLANDID for each island, is the same as that used for Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) numbers. Not all islands are part of the registry. CIREG numbers are therefore, a subset of ISLANDID. Where a CIREG number exists, the item CIREG is flagged 'y' and the ISLANDID is also the CIREG number for the island.)
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Attribute
Attribute LabelLURC
Attribute Definition
identifies areas of state which are under Maine Land Use Regulation Commission (LURC) jurisdiction
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Department of Conservation; Land Use Regulatory Commission
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuey
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area recorded as LURC jurisdiction
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Valuen
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
area not recorded as LURC jurisdiction

Attribute
Attribute LabelTYPE
Attribute Definition
Type of polygon

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 Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.LEN
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI

Overview Description
Entity and Attribute Overview
                            POLYGONS in METWP24 are attributed with the items TOWN, COUNTY, GEOCODE, and CNTYCODE as found in  "Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions". Like COAST, METWP24 contains the item CIREG flagging those islands whose ISLANDID is also a Maine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Coastal Island Registry (CIREG) number. POLYGONS in the coverage are also attributed with the items LAND, ISLAND, ISLANDID, LURC, BAXTER and TAG. ARCS are coded with the items LAND, TYPE, and with Maine GIS recommended feature metadata (FM) items and codes. Initially FM items were coded from the item SOURCE, which has been dropped, and FM items are now maintained with current information as the data is edited. The FM items provide the most specific and accessible  information about the sources for location line features, polygon boundaries and arcs, in the data.  For more information on Maine GIS Feature Metadata Recommendation and "Standard Geocodes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions" see the Standards & Guildelines link. You may contact the Maine Office of GIS at 207 624-7700 for technical assistance.
                          
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.