U.S. National Atlas Cities

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20130601
Title: U.S. National Atlas Cities
Edition: 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Data & Maps for ArcGIS®
Issue_Identification: 2013 - World, Europe, and United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa\census
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. National Atlas Cities represents cities and towns in the United States.
Purpose:
U.S. National Atlas Cities provides information about the locations, names, and populations of cities and towns for conducting geographic analysis on national and large regional scales.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:2,000,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1972–2004
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070606
Currentness_Reference: ground condition: 1972–2004; publication date: 20070606
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -174.202942
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 178.874601
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.290137
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.711706
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: point
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: towns
Theme_Keyword: populated places
Theme_Keyword: population
Theme_Keyword: location
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 1972–2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2007
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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: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
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Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420

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 originally extracted from the USGS 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graphs (DLG) - Manmade Features. The horizontal positional accuracy is about 2 kilometers.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
National Atlas of the United States and the U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200402
Title: Cities and Towns of the United States
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 2004
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20070606
Title: Esri Data
Edition: 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Esri® Data
Issue_Identification: 2007
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
Other_Citation_Details: Provided the POP2007 attribute.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/>
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070606
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Esri Data
Source_Contribution: Attribute data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updates
1990 and 1998 population figures for Newtown, Connecticut were updated. County and county FIPS fields for the town of Bloomfield, CO were updated and it was listed as the county seat for Bloomfield County. County seats were added for counties where they were missing. Please note that Shannon County, SD; Todd County, SD; Kings, NY; Bronx, NY; Queens, NY; and Richmond, NY do not have official county seats.
Incorporated place names were compared with those from the 2004 GNIS database. GNIS names were used where there were discrepancies. New incorporated places were added; duplicate points and places no longer incorporated were removed. Positions of all incorporated places were adjusted to match GNIS coordinates. Minor positional corrections of incorporated places were made using 1999 Hydrography Features of the United States and 1999 County Boundaries of the United States as references. The population range values were adjusted to reflect 2000 population figures and the POP_2000 attribute was added; earlier population figures were dropped.
Process_Date: 200402
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Downloaded the compressed file from the National Atlas of the United States® and extracted it. Removed unneeded attributes. Added the STATUS attribute and populated it with the text removed from the FEATURE attribute for all records where FEATURE was not "Populated Place". For the records where FEATURE was "Populated Place", attribute STATUS remains blank. Removed attribute FEATURE. Renamed attributes FIPS55 to PLACE_FIPS, STATE to ST_ABBREV, and POP_RANGE to FEATURE. Renamed values of the new FEATURE attribute from "Undetermined" or "0 - 9,999" to "less than 10,000". Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: National Atlas
Process_Date: 20050320
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: For records where POP_2000 has values of -99999 changed the values of FEATURE from "less than 10,000" to "no data".
Process_Date: 20060830
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Added the POP2007 attribute and populated it with values from Esri Data. Converted the data set to SDC. Created projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Esri Data
Process_Date: 20080422

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: 35432

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: cities_dtl
Entity_Type_Definition: The points represent cities and towns in the United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the 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: FEATURE
Attribute_Definition: The categorized population of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: less than 10,000
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The population of the city or town is less than 10,000.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10,000 - 49,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 10,000 but not greater than 49,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 50,000 - 99,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 50,000 but not greater than 99,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 100,000 - 249,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 100,000 but not greater than 249,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 250,000 - 499,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 250,000 but not greater than 499,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500,000 - 999,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 500,000 but not greater than 999,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 1,000,000 - 9,999,999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The population of the city or town is at least 1,000,000 but not greater than 9,999,999.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The name of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Geographic Names Information System
Codeset_Source: United States Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_ABBREV
Attribute_Definition: The two-letter abbreviation for the state.
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 combined state and county FIPS code (five-digit number). The combined code uniquely identifies the county in which the city or town 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: PLACE_FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
The FIPS code (five-digit number) for named populated places (city or town).
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards PUB 55-DC3
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP_2000
Attribute_Definition: The 2000 population of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
National Atlas of the United States and the United States Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Populations for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The population is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP2007
Attribute_Definition: The 2007 population of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Populations for the features.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: -99999
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The population is unknown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATUS
Attribute_Definition: The status of the city or town.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: National Capital
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City is the national capital.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: State Capital
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City is a state capital.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: State Capital County Seat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City is a state capital and county seat.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: County Seat
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City is a county seat.

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/offices>.
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: 1.061
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: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 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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