U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Three-Digit)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TomTom North America, Inc.
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20130601
Title: U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Three-Digit)
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. ZIP Code Areas (Three-Digit) represents the first three digits of a ZIP Code. The first digit of a five-digit ZIP Code divides the United States into 10 large groups of states numbered from 0 in the Northeast to 9 in the far West. Within these areas, each state is divided into an average of 10 smaller geographic areas, identified by the second and third digits. These digits, in conjunction with the first digit, represent a sectional center facility or a mail processing facility area. These areas are serviced by the U.S. Post Office Sectional Center Facility (SCF). Note that a single SCF often services multiple three-digit areas.
Purpose:
U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Three-Digit) provides area and population for each three-digit ZIP Code area in the United States.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:50,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20121214
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20121128
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.147340
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.565021
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.390482
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.674241
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: zip codes
Theme_Keyword: areas
Theme_Keyword: three-digit zip codes
Theme_Keyword: sectional center facility
Theme_Keyword: population
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: society
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: 2012
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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
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Data_Set_Credit: United States Postal Service
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

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:
Horizontal positional accuracy is dependent on geographic area. In most areas, accuracy is between 5 and 25 meters (16 and 82 feet). In some areas, accuracy is off by up to several tens of meters (100 feet or more). In the poorest areas, accuracy is off by up to 100 meters (328 feet).
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TomTom North America, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20121214
Title:
TomTom MultiNet Postal Districts; TomTom MultiNet Administrative Areas
Edition: Version 2012.12
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: TomTom® MultiNet® North America
Issue_Identification: Version 2012.12
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Publisher: TomTom North America, Inc.
Online_Linkage: <http://www.tomtom.com/>
Type_of_Source_Media: DVD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20121214
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
TomTom MultiNet Postal Districts and Administrative Areas v. 2012.12
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Esri
Publication_Date: 20121128
Title: Esri Data
Edition: 2012
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Esri® Data
Issue_Identification: 2012
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: Esri
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: 20121128
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Esri Data
Source_Contribution: Attribute data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by Esri: Copied U.S. ZIP Code Areas (Five-Digit) and renamed it. Added the ZIP3 field and dissolved on the first three digits in the ZIP Code. Summarized the STATE and SQMI fields. For ZIP3 values of "000" and "001", calculated STATE = "US" (federal lands). Summarized the POP2012 field ignoring any "-99" records. Recalculated the POP12_SQMI field. Removed and reordered fields. Converted the data set to SDC. Created ArcGIS® layer file (.lyr), projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
TomTom MultiNet Postal Districts and Administrative Areas v. 2012.12
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Esri Data
Process_Date: 20130409

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: 892

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: zip_z3
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent areas serviced by sectional center facilities or mail processing facilities within the United States.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: TomTom North America, Inc.
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: ZIP3
Attribute_Definition:
The three-digit number used by the postal service to identify an area serviced by a sectional center facility or a mail processing facility.
Attribute_Definition_Source: United States Postal Service®
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS National 5-Digit ZIP Code® and Post Office Directory
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
The two-letter abbreviation for the state in which the ZIP Code area is located. A value of 'US' represent federal lands.
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: POP2012
Attribute_Definition: The 2012 population of the ZIP Code area.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Populations for the features. A -99 value means no data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP12_SQMI
Attribute_Definition: The 2012 population of the ZIP Code area per square mile.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Calculated populations per square mile for the features. A -99 value means no data.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQMI
Attribute_Definition:
The area of the ZIP Code polygon in square miles using Albers Equal Area Projection.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Calculated areas 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
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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>.
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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).
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Online_Option:
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Technical_Prerequisites: To use this data requires software that supports SDC files.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20130423
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
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Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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