RAIL NETWORK IN FLORIDA - 2015

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Railroad Administration
Publication_Date: 201506
Title: RAIL NETWORK IN FLORIDA - 2015
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Railroad Administration
Other_Citation_Details: State of Florida
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/subject_areas/geographic_information_services/index.html>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset contains the Florida subset of the National Rail Network. The Rail Network is a comprehensive database of the nation's railway system at the 1:100,000 scale or better. The data set covers all 50 States plus the District of Columbia. This is an update to the rails_2014 layer.
Purpose:
The data set provides location and partial attribute information for use in national and regional network analysis applications.
Supplemental_Information:
At the time of publishing the DVD significant updates to the layer were underway.
The National Transportation Atlas Database is a set of nationwide geographic databases of transportation facilities, transportation networks, and associated infrastructure. These datasets include spatial information for transportation modal networks and intermodal terminals, as well as the related attribute information for these features. Metadata documentation, as prescribed by the Federal Geographic Data Committee, is also provided for each database. The data support research, analysis, and decision-making across all modes of transportation. They are most useful at the national level, but have major applications at regional, state, and local scales throughout the transportation community.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2015
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.429040
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.872251
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.983191
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.492815
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: Network
Theme_Keyword: Railways
Theme_Keyword: NGDA
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: transportation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GNIS
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Florida
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2014
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Railroad Administration
Contact_Person: Raquel Hunt
Contact_Position: GIS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE
City: Washington
State_or_Province: D.C.
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: US
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-493-6415
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raquel.Hunt@dot.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: answers@BTS.gov
Data_Set_Credit: Acknowledgment of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Publication_Date: 20140321
Title: raillines v. 8
Edition: 2014
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Other_Citation_Details:
National Transportation Atlas Database: <http://www.bts.gov/publications/national_transportation_atlas_database/>
Bureau of Transportation Statistics: <http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within the original data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This data is provided 'as is'. GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the original data layer's topology
Completeness_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' by GeoPlan and is complete to our knowledge.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its horizontal positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: Varies
Type_of_Source_Media:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: RITA/BTS/FRA
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In 2015 GeoPlan obtained the data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) in CDROM format. The data was in the following geographical coordinate system: WGS 1984 Datum, Units: Degrees. During the QA/QC process GeoPlan performed the following tasks.
- Extracted features where "STATEFIPS" = '12' to select features in Florida - When checking 2015 metadata for date, no date was found. Opened text file associated with raillines.shp and found date of June 2015 at the end of the text file. - Original shapefile was projected in GCS_WGS_1984. Reprojected the shapefile to Albers Conical Equal Area (fgdl_square) using the WGS_1984_(ITRF00)_To_NAD_1983 + NAD_1983_To_HARN_Florida transformation. - Deleted empty fields RROWNER3, TRKRGHTS4, TRKRGHTS5, TRKRGHTS6, TRKRGHTS7, TRKRGHTS8, TRKRGHTS9 - Added DESCRIPT field and populated it based on FRAARCID - Added FGDLAQDATE field and populated it based on the date GeoPlan received the data - Restructured table by reducing field lengths to better suit data - Uppercased all fields

NOTE: Found that the margin of error was higher than 0.005 between 2015 and 2014 shapefiles because GeoPlan switched transformation methods in January of 2015. Tested this by transforming original 2015 data using the old transformation method and comparing it to the 2014 ETAT shapefile. Future transformation of this data should line up with the newest transformation.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20150922

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Altitude_Encoding_Method:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Domain_Values:
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Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
State railroad abbreviation which follows the Postal abbreviation
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Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: CO, IA, KS, MO, NE
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Attribute:
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The reporting mark of the 1st owning railroad. A mark of 'XXXX' indicates an abandoned link. Rule 260 codes are used where available. A mark of 'DUMX' indicates an added connecting link.
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Attribute:
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Attribute:
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Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
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Attribute:
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Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
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Codeset_Source: FRA
Attribute:
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Attribute_Definition:
Type of military interest flag - this code should match the publication 'Civil Rail Lines Important to 'National Defense, 2013'
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Attribute:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
Contact_Person:
Contact_Position:
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 431 Architecture PO Box 115706
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32611-5706
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Web site: <http://www.fgdl.org>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Technical Support: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: For FGDL Software: <http://www.fgdl.org/software.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mailing list for FGDL: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html>
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
Resource_Description: DOWNLOADABLE DATA
Distribution_Liability:
The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (data sources) who are data stewards, producers, or publishers. The data available in FGDL may not be the most current version of the data offered by the data source. University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no guarantees about the currentness of the data and suggests that data users check with the data source to see if more recent versions of the data exist.
Furthermore, the GIS data available in the FGDL are provided 'as is'. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no warranties, guaranties or representations as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the data provided by the data sources. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no representations or warranties about the quality or suitability of the materials, either expressly or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing or distributing the materials.
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Recording_Density_Units: megabytes
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Ordering_Instructions:
Call (202-366-DATA), or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) RITA/BTS to request the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2014 DVD. The NTAD DVD can be ordered from the online bookstore at www.bts.gov. Individual datasets from the NTAD can also be downloaded from the Office of Geospatial Information Systems website at <http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/>
Technical_Prerequisites:
This data is intended for use with a Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing software package.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20151023
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Federal Railroad Administration
Contact_Person: Raquel Wright
Contact_Position: GIS Program Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
City: Washington
State_or_Province: D.C.
Postal_Code: 20590
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202.493.6415
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-366-DATA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-493-6415
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Raquel.Hunt@dot.gov
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_Use_Constraints: Acknowledgment of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
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