U.S. National Transportation Atlas Railroads

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20040301
Title: U.S. National Transportation Atlas Railroads
Edition: 2004
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2004
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\trans
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Transportation Atlas Railroads represents a comprehensive database of the nation's railway system at 1:100,000 scale. The data set covers the 48 contiguous States plus the District of Columbia within United States.
Purpose:
U.S. National Transportation Atlas Railroads provides location and partial attribute information for use in national and regional network analysis applications.
Supplemental_Information:
Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:50,000.
No data for Alaska or Hawaii.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 199812
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Matches software update releases
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.258491
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -67.267945
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.001891
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.462464
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: line
Theme_Keyword: railroads
Theme_Keyword: railway
Theme_Keyword: transportation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2002
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Access_Constraints: Access granted to Licensee only.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States– Please direct all inquiries regarding software/data pricing and consulting services to your local ESRI Regional Office. For support, you may contact Technical Support by telephone (voice) between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, by dialing 909-793-3774; facsimile (fax) available at 909-792-0960; electronic mail (e-mail) support@esri.com; or visit <http://support.esri.com>; ESRI holidays excluded.
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
No duplicate features are present. The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format in ArcSDE®. This verifies and validates the geometry. The network is not topologically connected.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The positional accuracy can be stated as being that associated with a 1;100,000 scale map.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: National Rail Network 1:100,000 (line)
Edition: 2002
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: National Rail Network 1:100,000
Issue_Identification: 2002
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC, USA
Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS)
Other_Citation_Details:
From the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2002 CD–ROM.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.bts.gov/gis/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2002
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 199812
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: FRA-BTS - NRN100
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This geospatial data layer was compiled and reviewed by BTS in April 2002.
Process_Date: 200204
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FRA-BTS - NRN100
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Extracted data set from National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2002. Removed "Abandoned" features. Removed unneeded attributes. Coded four features, missing FRA_REG attribute values, based on surrounding features. Clarified values for the MILITARY attribute. Renamed and rearranged attributes. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices. Converted the data set to SDC.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: FRA-BTS - NRN100
Process_Date: 20021111
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Added MILES attribute and calculated its values.
Process_Date: 20040308

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 131480

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000009
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000009
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: rail100k
Entity_Type_Definition:
The lines represent a comprehensive database of the nation's railway system at 1:100,000 scale. The data set covers the 48 contiguous States plus the District of Columbia within United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ObjectID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute_Definition:
The unique sequential identification for the railroad feature in the network structure.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Sequential whole numbers for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RAILROAD
Attribute_Definition: The name or identification for the railroad feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Official List of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Railroad Names
Codeset_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RROWNER
Attribute_Definition:
The reporting mark of the first owning railroad feature. A mark of 'XXXX' indicates an abandoned railroad feature. Rule 260 codes are used where available. A mark of 'DUMX' indicates an added connecting railroad feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Rule 260 and Owner Codes
Codeset_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TR
Attribute_Definition:
Reporting mark of the first railroad feature having trackage-rights.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Codeset_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PASSENGER
Attribute_Definition: The type of passenger railroad feature indicator.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Amtrak line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Amtrak line, commuter line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AT
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Amtrak line, tourist line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Commuter line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CX
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Commuter line, previous passenger line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: unknown
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NYC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: unknown, undesignated service, commuter line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: R
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rail line now used for rapid transit.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: T
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Tourist line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: X
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Previous passenger line.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MILITARY
Attribute_Definition:
The type of military interest railroad feature indicator - this code should match the publication 'Civil Rail Lines Important to National Defense, December 1998'.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A connector to the Strategic Rail Corridor Network (STRACNET) system.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: On the Strategic Rail Corridor Network (STRACNET) system.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FRA_REG
Attribute_Definition:
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) region number for the railroad feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Official List of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Region Numbers
Codeset_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition: The railroad feature classification code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not applicable, active.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Class 1.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Class 2.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 3
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Class 3.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MILES
Attribute_Definition: The measure of distance in miles.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated distance for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SDC
Format_Specification:
The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial and attribute indexes. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The XML file (*.sdc.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: ArcGIS® software
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Digital_Transfer_Option:
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Recording_Density: 4.38
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040115
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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