MetaData for NTAD 2003 National Rail Network 1:2,000,000 (node)


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Last Update: 9/8/2003
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  Data_Quality_Information 
  Spatial_Data_Organization_Information 
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  Entity_and_Attribute_Information 
  Distribution_Information 
  Metadata_Reference_Information 



  Identification_Information: 
    Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
        Originator: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
        Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.) 
        Publication_Date: 2003 
        Title: National Rail Network 1:2,000,000 (node) 
        Edition: 2003 
        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 Rail Network is a comprehensive data set of the nation's railway 
      system at the 1:2,000,000 scale. The data set covers the 48 contiguous 
      States plus the District of Columbia. 
      Purpose: 
      The database provides location and attribute information for use in 
      national and regional network analysis applications. 
    Time_Period_of_Content: 
      Time_Period_Information: 
        Single_Date/Time: 
          Calendar_Date: 2003 
      Currentness_Reference: publication date 
    Status: 
      Progress: Complete 
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Annually 
    Spatial_Domain: 
      Bounding_Coordinates: 
        West_Bounding_Coordinate: -124.243890 
        East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.983148 
        North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.024644 
        South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.453890 
    Keywords: 
      Theme: 
        Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Theme_Keyword: network 
        Theme_Keyword: transportation 
        Theme_Keyword: railway 
        Theme_Keyword: rail 
        Theme_Keyword: digital line graph 
        Theme_Keyword: DLG 
      Place: 
        Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Place_Keyword: United States 
        Place_Keyword: US 
        Place_Keyword: USA 
      Stratum: 
        Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Stratum_Keyword: ground 
      Temporal: 
        Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None 
        Temporal_Keyword: 2003 
    Access_Constraints: None 
    Use_Constraints: 
    None. Acknowledgment of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and 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_Person_Primary: 
          Contact_Person: Peter Kerr 
          Contact_Organization: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) 
        Contact_Address: 
          Address_Type: mailing and physical address 
          Address: FRA - Mailstop 15 
          Address: 1120 Vermont Avenue 
          City: Washington 
          State_or_Province: District of Columbia 
          Postal_Code: 20590 
          Country: USA 
        Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-493-6396 
        Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 202-493-6401 
        Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@bts.gov 
        Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time 
    Data_Set_Credit: 
    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) develops and maintains the rail 
    network geospatial data layer. The Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
    compiled and formatted the data for release on the National Transportation 
    Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2003. 
    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 Railroad Administration (FRA) 
        Originator: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (comp.) 
        Publication_Date: 2003 
        Title: National Rail Network 1:2,000,000 (node) 
        Edition: 2003 
        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: 
      The FRA reports that the following attribute is incomplete: Main_track 
      Special note concerning trackage rights: In some cases, a 'short line' 
      railroad may operate on its larger railroad connection(s) as its billing 
      railroad. For example, the larger railroad(s) treat traffic originating or 
      terminating on the short line as if it were originating or terminating its 
      own line; perform the billing, car reporting, and car tracking; then share 
      the revenue with the short line. These trackage rights may exist as four, 
      five, or six in the sequence, while one and two remain empty. 
      Quantitative_Attribute_Accuracy_Assessment: 
        Attribute_Accuracy_Value: unknown 
    Positional_Accuracy: 
      Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy: 
        Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment: 
          Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: unknown 
    Lineage: 
      Source_Information: 
        Source_Citation: 
          Citation_Information: 
            Originator: Rail Industry 
            Publication_Date: 2003 
            Title: The Official Railway Guide 
            Edition: 2003 
            Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data 
            Publication_Information: 
              Publication_Place: New York, NY 
              Publisher: K-111 Directory Corp. 
        Source_Scale_Denominator: unknown 
        Type_of_Source_Media: paper 
        Source_Time_Period_of_Content: 
          Time_Period_Information: 
            Single_Date/Time: 
              Calendar_Date: December 1995 
          Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date 
        Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ORG 
        Source_Contribution: 
        Railroad terminal identification ownership and commodity handling 
        capabilities. 
      Process_Step: 
        Process_Description: 
        This geospatial data layer was compiled and reviewed by BTS in April 
        2003. 
        Process_Date: April 2003 
        Process_Contact: 
          Contact_Information: 
            Contact_Organization_Primary: 
              Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
            Contact_Address: 
              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 



  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: 12412 



  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: rail2mnd 
        Entity_Type_Definition: National Rail Network 1:2,000,000 (node) 
        Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 

      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: FID 
        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: 
          Enumerated_Domain: 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value: Point 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Point shapes as defined by 
            ArcView 
            Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ArcView Internal 
            Attribute 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features. 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: ID 
        Attribute_Definition: The link ID in the network structure 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FRA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Value 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: LONGITUDE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Longitude coordinate value of the terminal -formatted with six implied 
        decimal places. (Negative values indicate west longitude. Positive 
        values indicate east longitude). 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: -180000000 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 180000000 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: LATITUDE 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Latitude coordinate value of the terminal -formatted with six implied 
        decimal places. (Negative values indicate south latitude. Positive 
        values indicate north latitude). 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: -90000000 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 90000000 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: FRAIDN 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        The FRA assigned ID that is the correspondence identifier between the 
        FRA 1:2Million scale rail network and the FRA 1:100K scale rail network. 
        This number is unique. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FRA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Official FRA ID Code List 
            Codeset_Source: FRA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: JUNCTION 
        Attribute_Definition: Rule 260 Code 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FRA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Rule 260 Code 
            Codeset_Source: FRA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: SPLC 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        Standard Point Location Code. Text field, but must be a numeric code. 
        Leading zeros count. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FRA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Standard Point Location Code (SPLC) 
            Codeset_Source: FRA 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: NAME 
        Attribute_Definition: Name of node from atlas or timetable 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: FRA 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Unrepresentable_Domain: free text 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: STATE 
        Attribute_Definition: State postal code 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: USPS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Official List of U.S. Postal Code Abbreviations 
            Codeset_Source: U.S. Postal Service (USPS) 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: FIPS 
        Attribute_Definition: Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 
        State Code 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: NIST 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Codeset_Domain: 
            Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 
            Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology 
      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. 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: 00 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 99 
      Attribute: 
        Attribute_Label: REVISION 
        Attribute_Definition: 
        The REVISION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented individually 
        for each record whenever a change is made to one of its fields. Each 
        record is initially set to a value of "00". 
        Attribute_Definition_Source: BTS 
        Attribute_Domain_Values: 
          Range_Domain: 
            Range_Domain_Minimum: 00 
            Range_Domain_Maximum: 99 



  Distribution_Information: 
    Distributor: 
      Contact_Information: 
        Contact_Organization_Primary: 
          Contact_Organization: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) 
        Contact_Address: 
          Address_Type: mailing and physical address 
          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: 1.364 
        Digital_Transfer_Option: 
          Online_Option: 
            Computer_Contact_Information: 
              Network_Address: 
                Network_Resource_Name:  
            Access_Instructions: 
            Anyone with access to the Internet may connect to the BTS web 
            server. To access a specific data set, go to the web 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: 20030425 
    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: anwers@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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