U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20080401
Title: U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas
Edition: 2008
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI® Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2008 World, Europe, United States, Canada, and Mexico
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\census
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas represents urban areas in the United States derived from the urban areas layer of the Digital Chart of the World (DCW).
Purpose:
U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas provides information about the locations, names, and populations of urbanized areas for conducting geographic analysis on national and large regional scales.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:1,500,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200101
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -165.447891
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.986388
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 64.856135
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 19.191791
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: urbanized areas
Theme_Keyword: urban areas
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
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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
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using either ESRI SDC Data Development Kit Professional 2 (DDKP2) or tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then loaded into ArcSDE® to verify and validate the geometry.
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 geospatial part of this data set was originally extracted from the Digital Chart of the World at 1:1,000,000-scale with some geospatial data from a USGS 1:2,000,000-scale hydrography layer. It was updated several times using various sources whose horizontal positional accuracies are unknown.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200101
Title: Urban Areas of the United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details: The data set was downloaded from the web site in August 2002.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200101
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Urban polygons from the Digital Chart of the World (DCW) CD-ROM were extracted and converted to Arc/INFO format. Where the urban boundaries extended beyond the shoreline of State Boundaries of the United States, the shoreline was matched to the State Boundaries of the United States shoreline. Names of the urban areas were added using names in Cities and Towns of the United States (1998). In large metropolitan areas many smaller areas were labeled as part of the metropolitan area. The State in which the urban area is located was also added. Several areas were modified to conform to the 1:2,000,000-scale hydrography (Hydrography Features of the United States) layer. Some smaller polygons that represent undeveloped areas within the urban area were removed and merged with the larger urban area. Military reservations were also removed. Finally, the attribute for State FIPS was added.
The spellings for San Francisco, CA and Bismarck, ND were corrected.
Process_Date: 200101
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Downloaded the ArcView GIS Shapefile compressed file, urbanap020.tar.gz, from the National Atlas of the United States® and extracted it. Added POPULATION attribute from ESRI Data & Maps 2002 U.S. National Atlas Urbanized Areas and coded the values for the 44 records that did not find a match to -999. Corrected misspelled cities in the NAME attribute. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices. Converted the data set to SDC.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Date: 20021023
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Changed one feature NAME from 'Otterbein' in CA to 'Rowland Heights'.
Process_Date: 20031212
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI: Changed one feature NAME from 'Vaaldosta' in GA to 'Valdosta'.
Process_Date: 20070612

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6094

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: urban_dtl
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent boundaries for places in the United States where concentrated populations exist.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI
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: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the urban area.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Names for the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The two-letter abbreviation for each state in which the urban area is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards 5–2
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
The FIPS code (two-digit number) for each state in which the urban area is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPULATION
Attribute_Definition: The population of the urban area.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -999 or 0
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The population is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI

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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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070803
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: 7:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
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