U.S. Geographic Names Information System Hospitals

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20120301
Title: U.S. Geographic Names Information System Hospitals
Edition: 2012
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data & Maps for ArcGIS®
Issue_Identification: 2012 - World, Europe, and United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\landmarks
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. Geographic Names Information System Hospitals represents the Federal standard for geographic nomenclature and contains information about the proper names and locations of physical and cultural geographic features located throughout the United States and its Territories. The U.S. Geological Survey developed the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) for the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, a Federal inter-agency body chartered by public law to maintain uniform feature name usage throughout the Government and to promulgate standard names to the public.
Purpose:
Geographic Names Information System, of which U.S. Geographic Names Information System Hospitals is a part, is the official repository of domestic geographic names data; the official vehicle for geographic names use by all departments of the Federal Government; and the source for applying geographic names to Federal electronic and printed products of all types in the United States. The feature locative information has been used in emergency preparedness, marketing, site-selection and analysis, genealogical and historical research, and transportation routing applications.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:24,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19810501
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20091002
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1974-Present
Currentness_Reference:
publication date: 19810501, 20091002; ground condition: 1974-Present
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.684444
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 158.216389
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.210360
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.295278
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: point
Theme_Keyword: hospital
Theme_Keyword: place name
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: geographic feature
Theme_Keyword: health
Theme_Keyword: structure
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S. Commonwealths
Place_Keyword: U.S. Territories
Place_Keyword: U.S. Freely Associated States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1981
Temporal_Keyword: 2009
Temporal_Keyword: 1974-Present
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: ArcGIS Content 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
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 Esri Support Center by telephone (voice) between 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, by dialing 888-377-4575; 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 XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; Esri ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The shapefile is converted to SDC (Smart Data Compression) format using tools in ArcGIS. The SDC data set is then imported into a file geodatabase to verify, validate, and if needed repair 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 calculated from latitude/longitude coordinates.
The source data is based upon the use of printed or electronic source graphics which are compiled to meet National Map Accuracy Standards.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: United States Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19810501
Title: U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Edition: 20091002
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: United States Geological Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
The web page is titled 'U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names - State and Topical Gazetteer Download Files'. The data set was last revised on October 2, 2009. Downloaded the NationalFile_20091002.zip file.
Online_Linkage: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/download_data.htm>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 24000
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19810501
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20091002
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1974-Present
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date: 19810501, 20091002; ground condition: 1974-Present
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS - GNIS
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
GNIS Phase I data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data were collected from the largest-scale USGS topographic maps available. These data were compared to the records of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. This phase is complete. GNIS Phase II data compilation and edit - Feature name and attribute data are collected from official state and local sources and other approved sources including historical maps and documents. This phase is not complete. GNIS Maintenance program - Federal and state maintenance cooperators submit new and corrected data in conjunction with their mapping and geographical information system data maintenance programs. The GNIS has an active data gathering and maintenance program. A web-based data entry and edit application allows authorized users to submit transaction data directly for validation and entry into the database, where it immediately becomes available to all web services and applications. A test and demonstration site is available. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis. Partnerships - the Geographic Names Project enters into partnerships with State names authorities and State and local GIS agencies to integrate name, location, and attribute data in the GNIS with State and local datasets. These partnerships utilize GIS and web technology to automate and simplify data maintenance, ensure data consistency, integrity, and accuracy, and meet the requirements of the Board on Geographic Names for national names standardization. Government agencies at all levels are encouraged to join this program. Other organizations and individuals will be considered on a case basis.
Process_Date: Not complete
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS - GNIS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Downloaded the tabular file from the U.S. Geological Survey website. Converted the file (containing latitude and longitude coordinates) to a shapefile in ArcMap™. Re-projected Alaska and Hawaii to improve their alignment. Reselected out the nine GNIS data sets based on their class types. Removed features with incorrect coordinates and whose NAME contains the word 'Squaw'. Added the STCTYFIPS fields and populated them using source STATE and COUNTY fields. Adjusted the widths of the NAME fields. Converted the data sets to SDC. Created their ArcGIS® layer files (.lyr), projection files (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS - GNIS
Process_Date: 20100209

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 13378

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: ghospitl
Entity_Type_Definition:
The points represent physical and cultural geographic features located throughout the United States and its Territories.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: United States Geological Survey
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 geographic feature. It is the proper name, specific term, or expression by which a particular geographic entity is, or was, known.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
United States Geological Survey, United States Board on Geographic Names
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Principles, Policies, and Procedures: Domestic Geographic Names
Codeset_Source:
Principles, Policies, and Procedures: Domestic Geographic Names, By Donald J. Orth, Executive Secretary, Domestic Geographic Names (emeritus) and Roger L. Payne, Executive Secretary, United States Board on Geographic Names and Domestic Geographic Names, Third printing (revised) and Preliminary Online Edition, 1997
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STCTYFIPS
Attribute_Definition:
The combined state/territory and county code (five-digit number). The combined code uniquely identifies the county in which the geographic feature is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: American National Standards Institute
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
INCITS 38:200x, (Formerly FIPS 5-2) Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States; INCITS 31:200x, (Formerly FIPS 6-4) Codes for the Identification of Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, its Possessions, and Insular Areas
Codeset_Source: American National Standards Institute
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEV_METER
Attribute_Definition: The elevation of the feature in meters relative to sea level.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numbers for the features.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Esri; Esri Offices
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
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the Esri Telebusiness staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.
Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local Esri Office. This information can be found at <http://www.esri.com/about-esri/locations.html>.
Resource_Description: Offline Data, Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SDC
Format_Specification:
The SDC file contains the geospatial and attribute data. The SDI file contains the spatial index. 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
Transfer_Size: 0.480
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.ArcGIS.com>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.38 or 7.95
Recording_Density_Units: GB (gigabytes)
Recording_Format: UDF (Universal Disc Format)
Fees: Software purchase price
Ordering_Instructions: Data & Maps is available only as part of Esri® software.
Technical_Prerequisites: To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111214
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Esri
Contact_Person: ArcGIS Content 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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: Esri Metadata Profile

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