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Regional Service Centers

SDE Feature Class

Tags
service centers, towns, regional service centers, economy, census designated place, urban compact area, employment center, trade center, service sector, housing services index


Summary

Regional Service Centers was created to show the regional service centers in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. Data at this scale is suitable for detailed studies and local planning.

Description

Regional Service Centers depicts regional service centers in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. There are three types of regional service centers: 1) entire municipality, 2) a census designated place adjacent to a full municipality that has been defined as a service center, and 3) an urban compact area adjacent to a full municipality that has been defined as a service center. Each regional service center, regardless of which of the three types, is defined as such based on a calculation using employment, retail sales, service sector jobs, and housing services. The full calculation and explanation can be found at the website for the Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for the state of Maine. The boundaries for Regional Service Centers were created using the Maine GIS layer METWP24. For those service centers in category 1) above, the METWP24 boundary was used. For those service centers falling in either category 2) or 3) above, the METWP24 boundary was modified by hand to approximate the census designated place or urban compact area.

Credits

Original municipal boundaries are from the Maine GIS layer METWP24.

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.

Extent

West  -71.004741    East  -66.891892
North  47.362521    South  42.969218

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  boundaries, economy, location, society


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

Citation 

Title Regional Service Centers
Publication date 2013-04-17 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map
FGDC geospatial presentation format  vector digital data


Other citation details Regional Service Centers are updated every 10 years, corresponding with updated US Census data. This version of service centers uses 2010 US Census data.


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name MacGregor Stocco
Organization's name Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Contact's position Senior Land Use Planner
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-4818
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 22 State House Station
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressmacgregor.stocco@maine.gov



Resource Details 

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


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


Credits
Original municipal boundaries are from the Maine GIS layer METWP24.  
ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Service_Centers_2012
*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 -71.004741
*East longitude -66.891892
*North latitude 47.362521
*South latitude 42.969218
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 348574.718424
*East longitude 659238.312589
*South latitude 4759246.383187
*North latitude 5245451.000381
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name MacGregor Stocco
Organization's name Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Contact's position Senior Land Use Planner
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-4818
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 22 State House Station
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressmacgregor.stocco@maine.gov



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed
Time period between updates
Time duration Every 10 years

Maintenance contact
Individual's name MacGregor Stocco
Organization's name Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Contact's position Senior Land Use Planner
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-4818
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 22 State House Station
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressmacgregor.stocco@maine.gov



Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning.

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 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26919
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-69.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26919]]

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


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Service_Centers_2012
*Object type  composite
*Object count 1053



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Service_Centers_2012
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 1053
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
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 US
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

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


Available format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Available format
Name ESRI Shapefile
Version ARC Version 9.x
File decompression technique zip
Format information content MEGIS publishes all vector layers in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog in ESRI's 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 and ArcExplorer. Shapefiles are a compatible data type for many other types of GIS software. Three files are fundamental to each shapefile: .shp stores the feature geometry (shape and location information); .shx stores the index of the feature geometry; .dbf a dBASE (TM) file stores the attribute information for the features. Other index files may be created to help speed analysis and query: these file formats are .sbn .sbx .ain .aix .fbn and .fbx. In addition you may find projection .prj and metadata .xml, files associated with shapefiles.


Transfer options
Online source
*Location 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 for a login.
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
*Description  Downloadable Data

Online source
Locationhttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/
Name MEGIS Data Catalog
Description  Internet data catalog
Function performed  download



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Service_Centers_2012 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 1053
Definition
polygon feature class
Definition source
Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)


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)




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
F


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
.


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




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




Field SCTYPE
 
*Alias SCTYPE
*Data type String
*Width 15
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Service Center Type.  There are three types of service centers.  Municipality is when the entire municipality is a service center.  CDP is when only a Census Designated Place within the municipality is a service center.  UCA is when only an Urban Compact Area within the municipality is a service center. 
Description source
Municipal Planning Assistance Program within the Maine DACF


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




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






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




Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  8859part1 - Latin alphabet No. 1


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


*Last update 2013-11-25


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


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2012-12-24 10:09:50
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-25 10:15:32


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-25 10:12:29


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name MacGregor Stocco
Organization's name Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Contact's position Senior Land Use Planner
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-4818
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 22 State House Station
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressmacgregor.stocco@maine.gov



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed
Time period between updates
Time duration Every 10 years

Maintenance contact
Individual's name MacGregor Stocco
Organization's name Municipal Planning Assistance Program, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Contact's position Senior Land Use Planner
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-287-4818
Fax 207-287-7439

Address
Type postal
Delivery point 22 State House Station
City Augusta
Administrative area ME
Postal code 04333
Country US
e-mail addressmacgregor.stocco@maine.gov



Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Publication Date02/29/2012
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
Regional Service Centers
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/

Description
Abstract
                            Regional Service Centers depicts regional service centers in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. There are three types of regional service centers: 1) entire municipality, 2) a census designated place adjacent to a full municipality that has been defined as a service center, and 3) an urban compact area adjacent to a full municipality that has been defined as a service center. Each regional service center, regardless of which of the three types, is defined as such based on a calculation using employment, retail sales, service sector jobs, and housing services. The full calculation and explanation can be found at the website for the Municipal Planning Assistance Program at the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry for the state of Maine. The boundaries for Regional Service Centers were created using the Maine GIS layer METWP24. For those service centers in category 1) above, the METWP24 boundary was used. For those service centers falling in either category 2) or 3) above, the METWP24 boundary was modified by hand to approximate the census designated place or urban compact area. 
                          
Purpose
                            Regional Service Centers was created to show the regional service centers in Maine at 1:24,000 scale. Data at this scale is suitable for detailed studies and local planning. 
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar DateREQUIRED:  he year (and optionally month, or month and day) for which the data set corresponds to the ground.
Currentness Reference
                            source dates
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyAs needed

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate -71.0014
East Bounding Coordinate -66.78175
North Bounding Coordinate 47.43861
South Bounding Coordinate 42.91047

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO Keyword Thesaurus
Theme Keywordboundaries

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusMaine GIS Thesaurus-Theme
Theme Keywordgeocodes
Theme Keywordtowns
Theme Keywordtownships
Theme Keywordstate
Theme Keywordcounties
Theme Keywordfips
Theme Keywordunorganized territories

Stratum
Stratum Keyword ThesaurusGCMD Parameter Keyword
Stratum Keywordhuman dimensions

Access Constraints
                        none
                      
Use Constraints
                        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
                      
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Data Set Credit
                        Original municipal boundaries are from the Maine GIS layer METWP24.  
                      
Native Data Set Environment
Maine Office of Information Technology (OIT) Oracle 9i, Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS), Maine GIS SDE
Cross Reference
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Publication Date2009-09-12
Title
GEOCODES
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog; Tables
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Cross Reference
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (comp.) (ed.)
Publication Date2005-09-22
Title
GEOCODESLVA
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog; Tables
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/


Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            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.
                          
Logical Consistency Report
                        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'.
                      
Completeness Report
                        Data set is complete.
                      
Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
                                Approximate horizontal accuracy is 12 meters plus or minus 40 feet, assuming source data meets National Map Accuracy Standards.
                              
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value12
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
                                    Horizontal positional accuracy for this digital data is tested by visual comparison to the source with hard copy plots.
                                  
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication Datemultiple dates
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
(24k) USGS 1:24,000 scale quadrangles
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameNational Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps
Issue IdentificationUSGS 7.5 Minute Map Series
Publication Information
Publication PlaceReston VA
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
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.
Online Linkagehttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/howtoselectmaps.html

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediastable-base material (mylar)
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending DatePresent
Ending Timeunknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
24k
Source Contribution
                                Data, from the U.S. Geological Survey 1:24000 scale quadrangles, were used, as base data in the development of METWP24.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine State Planning Office (MESPO)
Publication Date1971-05-13
Title
(GEOCODE) Standard Geographic Codes for Maine Minor Civil Divisions
Editionv1
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine State Planning Office
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.
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1971-07-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
geocode
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication Datemultiple dates
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
(100k) USGS 1:100000 scale quadrangles
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameNational Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps
Issue IdentificationUSGS 30 x 60 Minute Map Series
Publication Information
Publication PlaceReston VA
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
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."
Online Linkagehttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediastable-base material (mylar)
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1984-01-01
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date1986-12-31
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
100k
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Publication Date1991-07-01
Title
(TIGERS90) TIGER/Line Files 1990
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameTIGER/Line Files
Issue IdentificationCensus 1990
Publication Information
Publication PlaceWashington DC
PublisherU.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Other Citation Details
Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing System (TIGER)
Online Linkagehttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1990-04-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
tigers90
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Publication Date2001-06-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
metwp100
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Other Citation Details
1:100000
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948-01-01
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date2001-05-01
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
source dates
Source Citation Abbreviation
metwp100
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Publication Date1995
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
coast
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other Citation Details
1:24000

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date1999
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
source dates
Source Citation Abbreviation
coast
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Publication Date1997-01-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
roads
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
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
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948-01-01
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date1990-12-31
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
source dates
Source Citation Abbreviation
roads
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS) (comp., ed.)
Publication Date1997-01-01
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
ponds
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Other Citation Details
1:24000
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1948-01-01
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending Date1990-12-31
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
source dates
Source Citation Abbreviation
ponds
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
Publication Datemultiple dates
Title
(PHOTOREV)USGS 1:24000 scale photorevised quadrangles
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameNational Mapping Program Standard Series Topographic Maps Photorevised
Issue IdentificationUSGS 7.5 Minute Map Series
Publication Information
Publication PlaceReston VA
PublisherU.S. Geological Survey
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.
Online Linkagehttp://mapping.usgs.gov/mac/maplists/

Source Scale Denominator24000
Type of Source Mediastable-base material (mylar)
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1978-01-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
photorev
Source Contribution
                                Additional arcs and polygons have been added to the coverage from photorevised USGS data.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) Bureau of Census, Geography Division
Publication Date2001-07-01
Title
(TIGERS00) TIGER/Line Files 2000
Edition2000
Geospatial Data Presentation Formmap
Series Information
Series NameTIGER/Line Files
Issue IdentificationCensus 2000
Publication Information
Publication PlaceWashington D.C.
PublisherU.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census, Geography Division
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>.
Online Linkagehttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2001-04-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
tigers00
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Department of Conservation (MEDOC), Bureau of Parks and Lands (BPL)
Publication Date2000-05-12
Title
(CIREG) Maine Coastal Island Registry
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Series Information
Series NameCoastal Island Registry
Issue IdentificationMS33Ch25
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Department of Conservation, Bureau of Parks and Lands
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.
Online Linkagehttp://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/rcn/apa/

Source Scale Denominator999999
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1973
Beginning TimeUnknown
Ending DatePresent
Ending TimeUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
cireg
Source Contribution
                                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 Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)
Publication Date2001-01-01
Title
(FM) Maine GIS Feature Metadata Recommendation
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Series Information
Series NameFeature Metadata
Issue IdentificationJanuary 2001
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
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.
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Scale Denominator999999
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2001-01-01
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
fm
Source Contribution
                                Arcs in METWP24 are coded with the items LAND, TYPE, SOURCE, and Maine GIS recommended feature metadata items and codes.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine State Planning Office (MESPO), Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine Orono (MECFWRU) (comp., ed.)
Publication Date1999-03-20
Publication TimeUnknown
Title
mepub100
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Series Information
Series NameMaine GIS
Issue IdentificationSDE server; Internet Data Catalog
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Other Citation Details
1:100000
Online Linkagehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Source Scale Denominator100000
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date1997
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
mepub100
Source Contribution
                                MEPUB100 used to confirm status of METWP24 polygons attributed within Baxter State Park, or BAXTER = 1.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorMaine Secretary of State (MESOS), Maine State Archives (MSA)
Publication Date2000-08-11
Title
(MSAMCD) Maine Minor Civil Division-Legal History Database
Geospatial Data Presentation Formtabular digital data
Series Information
Series NameArchival Resources On-Line for Download
Issue Identificationmultiple issue
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine State Archives
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."

Source Scale Denominator999999
Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date2001-08-11
Time of DayUnknown
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
msamcd
Source Contribution
                                MSAMCD was used assist confirmation of town name spelling, requested edits to town boundaries, and legal histories.
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorBaxter State Park Authority
Publication Date2006-12-14
Title
Baxter State Park Authority
Geospatial Data Presentation Formspatial digitial data
Publication Information
Publication PlaceAugusta ME
PublisherMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems (MEGIS)

Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Time of DayUnknown
Source Citation Abbreviation
bspa
Source Contribution
                                description of ownership change
                              
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorTown of <>
Publication Datemultiple dates
Title
(TAXMAPS) Maine Municipal Tax Map

Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Single Date/Time
Time of DayUnknown
Source Citation Abbreviation
taxmaps
Source Contribution
                                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
                              
Process Step
Process 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.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
24k
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
geocode
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
100k
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
tigers90
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
metwp100
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
coast
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
roads
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
ponds
Process Date1998-02-13


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date1999-07-01


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonDavid Kirouac
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
AddressMEGIS 174 SHS
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04330
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 215-6936
Contact Electronic Mail Addressdavid.kirouac@maine.gov
Hours of Service8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Process Step
Process 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
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
24k
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
geocode
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
100k
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
tigers90
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
metwp100
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
coast
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
roads
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
ponds
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
tigers00
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
cireg
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
fm
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
mepub100
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
msamcd
Process Date2001-05-01


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2002-06-30


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2003-05-16


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2003-06-13


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2004-05-17


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
metwp100
Process Date2004-08-06


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2005-06-17


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 16
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-3300
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207)624-3301
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST
Contact Instructions
                                        Contact the Bureau of Planning, Systems Management section. Ask for the GIS Coordinator.
                                      

Process Step
Process 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 Date2005-06-22


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressSHS 22
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact Electronic Mail AddressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov

Process Step
Process 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 Date2005-09-22


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressSHS 22
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact Electronic Mail AddressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov

Process Step
Process Description
                                Related table updates:
GEOCODES
GEOCODESLVA
GEOMCDCCD
MEPOPS

SMMSORACLE to refresh the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog
                              
Process Date2005-09-22


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2006-06-30


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2007-07-01


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 16
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-3300
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207)624-3301
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST
Contact Instructions
                                        Contact the Bureau of Planning, Systems Management section. Ask for the GIS Coordinator.
                                      

Process Step
Process 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 Date2008-04-10


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date1999


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOT) Maine Department of Transportation
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing
AddressState House Station 16
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-3300
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207)624-3301
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 DateUnknown


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEDOCLURC) Maine Department of Conservation Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressSHS 22
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact Electronic Mail AddressEllen.Jackson@maine.gov

Process Step
Process 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 Date2009-06-30


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2009-09-12


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonGIS Coordinator
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Process Step
Process 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 Date2010


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842

Process Step
Process 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 Date07/01/2010


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842

Process Step
Process 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 Date08/17/2010


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842

Process Step
Process 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 Date2010-07-21


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationLURC
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
AddressDept of Conservation - LURC
Address18 Elkins Ln
Address22 SHS
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04330
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-7439
Contact Electronic Mail Addresselllen.jackson@maine.gov
Hours of ServiceMon-Fri 7:30AM-4:00PM

Process Step
Process 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 Date2010


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceMaine
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842

Process Step
Process 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 Date2011-01-19


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationLURC
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
Address18 Elkins Ln
Address22 SHS
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04330
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact TDD/TTY Telephone(888) 577-6690
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-7439
Contact Electronic Mail Addressellen.jackson@maine.gov
Hours of Service7:30AM - 4:00PM

Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=som-teaqdbsql02; Service=sde:sqlserver:som-teaqdbsql02\UNO; Database=megisconslnd; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
Process Date2011-03-29
Process Time14:57:50


Process Step
Process 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 Date04/06/2011


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact PositionProgrammer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing and physical address
AddressDept. of Conservation - LURC
Address18 Elkins Ln
Address22 SHS
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04330
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 287-4943
Contact TDD/TTY Telephone(888)577-6690
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-7493
Contact Electronic Mail Addressellen.jackson@maine.gov
Hours of Service7:30AM - 4:30PM

Process Step
Process Description
                                NAME CHANGE:
 T3 R9 NWP to Cedar Lake Twp - LD 81, Item 1, 125th Maine State Legislature
                              
Process Date11/17/2011


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Land Use Regulation Commisssion
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #22
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-287-2631
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-7439

Process Step
Process Description
                                Town boundary updated for Waterville/Oakland.  Chapter 2 H.P. 121 L.D. 142 effective September 12, 2009.
                              
Process Date02/27/2012


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Electronic Mail AddressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Process Step
Process Description
                                Town boundary updated for Hancock/Franklin.  Town line was changed to follow Egypt Brook as per Franklin and Hancock parcel data.
                              
Process Date02/29/2012


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Electronic Mail AddressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Process Step
Process 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 DateJanuary 25, 2012


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact PersonEllen Jackson
Contact OrganizationMaine Land Use Regulation Commission
Contact PositionGIS Programmer Analyst
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #22
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-287-2631
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-7439

Process Step
Process Description
                                Metadata imported.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
U:\crypt83\metadata\fgdc\metwp.xml
Process Date2012-03-29
Process Time09:47:17


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=som-teaqdbsql02; Service=sde:sqlserver:som-teaqdbsql02\UNO; Database=GISEDIT; User=MEGIS; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
Process Date2012-04-29
Process Time07:51:17


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Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding MethodCoordinate Pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution1
Ordinate Resolution1
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298.257

Vertical Coordinate System Definition
Altitude System Definition
Altitude Resolution1.000000
Altitude Encoding MethodExplicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelService Centers
Entity Type Definition
polygon feature class
Entity Type Definition SourceEnvironmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI)

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)

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

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 Source.

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

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

Attribute
Attribute LabelSCTYPE
Attribute Definition
Service Center Type. There are three types of service centers. Municipality is when the entire municipality is a service center. CDP is when only a Census Designated Place within the municipality is a service center. UCA is when only an Urban Compact Area within the municipality is a service center.
Attribute Definition SourceMunicipal Planning Assistance Program within the Maine DACF

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.area

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape.len

Overview Description
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.
                          

Distribution Information 1 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
                        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.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameESRI Shapefile
Format Version NumberARC Version 9.x
Format Specification
ArcGIS Shapefile Format
Format Information Content
MEGIS has all vector layers in the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog available in ESRI's ArcGIS shapefile format. A shapefile is a simple non-topological format that stores the geometry and attribute information for a set of geographic features as a set of vector (point, line, polygon) coordinates. Shapefiles draw quickly and directly in ArcView, ArcGIS, ArcExplorer. Shapefiles are a compatible data type for many other types of GIS software. Three files are fundamental to each shapefile: .shp stores the feature geometry (shape and location information); .shx stores the index of the feature geometry; .dbf a dBASE (TM) file stores the attribute information for the features. Other index files may be created to help speed analysis and query: these file formats are .sbn .sbx .ain .aix .fbn and .fbx. In addition you may find projection .prj, and metadata .xml, files associated with shapefiles.
File Decompression TechniqueData available from this website is in .zip compressed format. WinZip is a Windows based, PKZip-compatible compression utility. You will need a program like this to extract the data.

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Computer Contact Information
Network Address
Network Resource Namehttp://megis.maine.gov/catalog/

Access Instructions
                                        If you are not already a GIS user, free software for viewing these files is available from Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) - www.esri.com
                                      
FeesData may be downloaded from Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog at no charge.
TurnaroundData is available for immediate download from the Maine GIS Internet Data Catalog.


Available Time Period
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date1997-01-01
Beginning Timeunknown
Ending DatePresent
Ending Timeunknown


Distribution Information 2 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone(207) 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone(207) 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
                        Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameARCSDE
Format Version NumberArcSDE 9.x
Format Information Content
Oracle 9i

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Access Instructions
                                        Please contact the Maine Office of GIS (MEGIS) for access instructions.
                                      
FeesAccess 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.


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2000-07-01
Metadata Review Date2012-02-29
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization(MEGIS) Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact PersonREQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station 174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333-0174
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207 624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207 287-3842
Hours of ServiceMonday through Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time


Metadata Access Constraintsnone
Metadata Use Constraints
none