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  Data_Quality_Information 
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  Spatial_Reference_Information 
  Entity_and_Attribute_Information 
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  Identification_Information: 
    Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
        Originator: Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) 
        Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.) 
        Publication_Date: 1990 
        Title: Federal Aid Urbanized Area Boundaries 
        Edition: 1990 
        Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data 
        Publication_Information: 
          Publication_Place: Washington DC 
          Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Online_Linkage:  
        Larger_Work_Citation: 
          Citation_Information: 
            Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
            Publication_Date: 2003 
            Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 
            Edition: 2003 
            Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data 
            Publication_Information: 
              Publication_Place: Washington DC 
              Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
            Online_Linkage:  
    Description: 
      Abstract: 
      The Federal Aid Urbanized Area Boundaries database is a geographic 
      database of Federal-aid boundaries for urban areas with a population 
      greater than 50,000. The database includes boundaries for urban areas in 
      all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 
      Purpose: 
      The data provide users with information about the locations, names, urban, 
      census and FIPS codes, and size of urban areas primarily for national 
      planning applications. 
    Time_Period_of_Content: 
      Time_Period_Information: 
        Single_Date/Time: 
          Calendar_Date: 1990 
      Currentness_Reference: publication date 
    Status: 
      Progress: Complete 
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually 
    Spatial_Domain: 
      Bounding_Coordinates: 
        West_Bounding_Coordinate: -158.081251 
        East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.740992 
        North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.480022 
        South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.962564 
    Keywords: 
      Theme: 
        Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Theme_Keyword: area 
        Theme_Keyword: background 
        Theme_Keyword: polygon 
        Theme_Keyword: boundary 
        Theme_Keyword: urban area 
      Place: 
        Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Place_Keyword: United States 
        Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico 
        Place_Keyword: District of Columbia 
      Stratum: 
        Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Stratum_Keyword: ground 
      Temporal: 
        Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Temporal_Keyword: 2003 
    Access_Constraints: None 
    Use_Constraints: 
    Acknowledgment of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) National 
    Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 would be appreciated in products 
    derived from these data. 
    Point_of_Contact: 
      Contact_Information: 
        Contact_Organization_Primary: 
          Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Contact_Address: 
          Address_Type: mailing and physical address 
          Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
          Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W. 
          City: Washington 
          State_or_Province: District of Columbia 
          Postal_Code: 20590 
          Country: USA 
        Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA 
        Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640 
        Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov 
    Data_Set_Credit: 
    The Federal-Aid Urbanized Area Boundaries files were compiled from a variety 
    of sources including the US Bureau of the Census (BOC), National Oceanic and 
    Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), and data 
    supplied by State Departments of Transportation (DOTs). The data sets were 
    created and standardized by members of the Geographic Information Systems 
    Laboratory, Pellissippi Research Institute, The University of Tennessee, 
    Knoxville. 
    Native_Data_Set_Environment: 
    Microsoft Windows NT Version 4.0 (Build 1381) Service Pack 6; ESRI 
    ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800 
    Cross_Reference: 
      Citation_Information: 
        Originator: Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) 
        Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.) 
        Publication_Date: 1990 
        Title: Federal Aid Urbanized Area Boundaries 
        Edition: 1990 
        Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data 
        Publication_Information: 
          Publication_Place: Washington DC 
          Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Online_Linkage:  
        Larger_Work_Citation: 
          Citation_Information: 
            Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
            Publication_Date: 2003 
            Title: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 
            Edition: 2003 
            Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data 
            Publication_Information: 
              Publication_Place: Washington DC 
              Publisher: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
            Online_Linkage:  



  Data_Quality_Information: 
    Attribute_Accuracy: 
      Attribute_Accuracy_Report: 
      Attributes for the Adjusted Urbanized Area database are created in a 
      consistent manner with a similar tolerance. Other attributes in the 
      Adjusted Urbanized Area database were taken from the Highway Performance 
      Monitoring System Field Manual Appendix B. All area and distance 
      calculations are calculated to the nearest 50m. 
      Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment: 
        Attribute_Accuracy_Value: unknown 
    Logical_Consistency_Report: 
    All node-link and polygon topological relationships are created and verified 
    using computer algorithms. Uniqueness of entity IDs are similarly verified 
    by computer algorithm. 
    Completeness_Report: 
    A total of 399 distinct Adjusted Urbanized Areas (AUB) are identified in the 
    database. Six (6) Urbanized areas are enclosed within the boundaries of 
    other Adjusted Urbanized Areas and are not defined. 
    Positional_Accuracy: 
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: 
        Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 
        The positional accuracy of each data set varies as described. The 
        Adjusted Urbanized Area database was created from data which had scale 
        of 1:100,000 or better and as such has a positional accuracy of +/- 80m. 
        The shorelines for the 23 coastal states were created using 1:250,000 
        NOS digital data which has a positional accuracy of +/- 200m. Thus, all 
        internal political boundaries have a higher accuracy than do the coastal 
        definitions with the exception of Alaska. 
        Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment: 
          Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: unknown 
    Lineage: 
      Source_Information: 
        Source_Citation: 
          Citation_Information: 
            Originator: States 
            Publication_Date: 1992 
            Title: Adjusted Urbanized Area Maps and Data, State DOT's 
            Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: none 
        Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material 
        Source_Time_Period_of_Content: 
          Time_Period_Information: 
            Single_Date/Time: 
              Calendar_Date: 1992 
          Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date 
        Source_Citation_Abbreviation: STATE 
        Source_Contribution: 
        Spatial information for fedrally adjusted urban area boundaries. 
      Source_Information: 
        Source_Citation: 
          Citation_Information: 
            Originator: 
            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean 
            Service 
            Publication_Date: 1992 
            Title: NOS D-Scale Digital Shoreline Files, Version 1, Feb. 1992 
            Edition: 1992 
            Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: stable-base material 
            Publication_Information: 
              Publication_Place: Washington DC 
              Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
            Online_Linkage:  
        Type_of_Source_Media: stable-base material 
        Source_Time_Period_of_Content: 
          Time_Period_Information: 
            Single_Date/Time: 
              Calendar_Date: 1992 
          Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date 
        Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NOS 
        Source_Contribution: Shoreline vectors 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: 
        All state supplied maps were digitized using ARC/INFO V6.1x. All State 
        supplied digital data was converted to ARC/INFO using a variety of 
        encoding methods. The state databases were appended and adjusted to 
        correct minor geodetic problems. After attributes were added and the 
        data set checked for completeness and accuracy it was extracted from 
        ARC/INFO and reformatted into ASCII data files. After completing 
        topological and attribute verification using ARC/INFO, the data was 
        extracted reformatted into the BTS ASCII format, and converted into 
        shapefile format and redundant fields were eliminated. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: STATE DATA 
        Process_Date: 1994 
        Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: FA_UZA 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: Metadata imported. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: D:\TEMP\xmlF6.tmp 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: Metadata imported. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\ntadnew\metadata\FHWA.xml 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: Dataset copied. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\ntadnew\oldNtad\fhwa_uza 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: Dataset copied. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\ntad\COMPLETE\fhwa_uza 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: Dataset copied. 
        Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 
        I:\GIS\Data\Vector\NTAD\2003\QC\fhwa_uza\fhwa_uza 



  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: 532 



  Spatial_Reference_Information: 
    Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition: 
      Geographic: 
        Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001 
        Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001 
        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: fhwa_uza 
        Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile 
        Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ESRI 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: FID 
        Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: 0 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 531 
          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: 
          Enumerated_Domain: 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polygon 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polygonal Shapes as defined by 
            ArcView 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ArcView Internal 
            Attribute 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features. 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: MODDATE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        The MODDATE (or modification date) is a character field indicates when 
        each record in the database was last changed. As changes are made to a 
        record, the modification date is entered in the format 'yyyymmdd'. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: 
          Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated. 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: POLYID 
        Attribute_Definition: Unique identifier for each polygon 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: Integer ID for each polygon 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: FEATURID 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Unique identifier for each geographic entity (the Urbanized Area Code). 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Urbanized Area Code 
            Codeset_Source: FHWA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: STFIPS 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Two character state Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Code. 

        Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Information Processing Standard, 
        Publication 6-4 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standard, Publication 
            6-4 
            Codeset_Source: National Institute for Standards and Technology 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Centroid longitude value for the polygon expressed in decimal degrees. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: -180 degrees west 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 180 degrees east 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: LATITUDE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Centroid latitude value for the polygon expressed in decimal degrees. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: -90 degrees south 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 90 degrees west 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: SOURCE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Describes the original source of the NAME attribute data in the polygon 
        record 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Enumerated_Domain: 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value: U 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: University of Tennessee 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: SQMILES 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        An approximation of the area of the Urbanized Area in square miles. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: measured value 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: SQKM 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        An approximation of the area of the Urbanized Area in square kilometers. 

        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: measured value 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: NAME 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Name/identification of the geographic entity - the Urbanized Area Name 
        Polygons in the data set that are not part of an urbanized area contain 
        a series of 'XX's in this version. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Official List of Urbanized Area names. 
            Codeset_Source: FHWA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: CENCODE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        The Census assigned Urbanized Area Code for the adjusted urbanized area 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FHWA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Official Census assigned Urbanized Area Code. 
            Codeset_Source: FHWA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: VERSION 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        The VERSION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented for all records 
        in the database whenever a new release is distributed. In this release 
        the value is 02. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: 00 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 99 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: REVISION 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        REVISION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented individually for 
        each record whenever a change is made to one of its fields. In this 
        release the value is 01. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: 00 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 99 
    Overview_Description: 
      Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: 
      GIS Group, (1994) "National Highway System Polygon Databases: Data Schema 
      and File Structures", Report prepared for the Federal Highway 
      Administration, HEP-11 by the Pellissippi Research Institute, University 
      of Tennessee, Knoxville. 



  Distribution_Information: 
    Distributor: 
      Contact_Information: 
        Contact_Organization_Primary: 
          Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Contact_Address: 
          Address_Type: mailing and physical address 
          Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
          Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W. 
          City: Washington 
          State_or_Province: District of Columbia 
          Postal_Code: 20590 
          Country: USA 
        Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA 
        Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640 
        Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov 
    Resource_Description: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 
    Distribution_Liability: None 
    Standard_Order_Process: 
      Digital_Form: 
        Digital_Transfer_Information: 
          Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile 
          Format_Version_Number: 2003 
          File_Decompression_Technique: 
          No compression applied. However, if using digital transfer online 
          option, note access instructions. 
          Transfer_Size: 5.904 
        Digital_Transfer_Option: 
          Online_Option: 
            Computer_Contact_Information: 
              Network_Address: 
                Network_Resource_Name:  
            Access_Instructions: 
            Anyone with access to the World Wide Web may connect to the BTS 
            server. To access a specific database, go to the address listed 
            above in the Network Resource Name. The visitor can create a package 
            of the dataset for download in a .zip format (i.e. MS-DOS zip 
            archive). This archived package is stored in a temporary file that 
            can then be copied to the visitor's home directory. 
          Offline_Option: 
            Offline_Media: CD-ROM 
            Recording_Capacity: 
              Recording_Density: 650 
              Recording_Density_Units: megabytes 
            Recording_Format: ISO 9660 
      Fees: none 
      Ordering_Instructions: 
      Call (202) 366-DATA, fax (202) 366-3640, or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) BTS 
      to request the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003 CD-ROM. 
      This and other BTS products may be ordered from the BTS Internet site 
      (). 
    Technical_Prerequisites: Software that can process GIS files. 
    Available_Time_Period: 
      Time_Period_Information: 
        Single_Date/Time: 
          Calendar_Date: 2003 



  Metadata_Reference_Information: 
    Metadata_Date: 20030428 
    Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information: 
        Contact_Organization_Primary: 
          Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Contact_Address: 
          Address_Type: mailing and physical address 
          Address: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
          Address: 400 Seventh Street, S.W. 
          City: Washington 
          State_or_Province: District of Columbia 
          Postal_Code: 20590 
          Country: USA 
        Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA 
        Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-366-3640 
        Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov 
    Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial 
    Metadata 
    Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998 
    Metadata_Time_Convention: local time 
    Metadata_Access_Constraints: None 
    Metadata_Use_Constraints: None 
    Metadata_Extensions: 
      Online_Linkage:  
      Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile 


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