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Minnesota County Boundaries

This page last updated: 2006-08-09 08:49:28.0
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota DNR - Minerals Division/Section of Wildlife
Abstract Minnesota county boundaries derived from a combination of 1:24,000 scale PLS lines, 1:100,000 scale TIGER, 1:100,000 scale DLG, and 1:24,000 scale hydrography lines. At the time of its development (1993), the largest available scale data were assembled to create the layer.
Use Tips This is the tile index that is used for all DNR county tiling schemes, so it should line up really well with most county-tiled data. It is a handy index for most applications. The related table ctybdne2 contains a cross-reference of all the common schemes for identifying Minnesota counties. An indexed shapefile version exists to provide efficient access in ArcView.
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date Unknown
Currentness Reference A multitude of source dates are associated with this data set, including those associated with the original GISMO, RKI, DLG, and TIGER data set development efforts. Work on the coverage was completed during the summer/fall of 1993. Attribute restructuring to ensure conformance with DNR PLS Coding standard performed in March 1996.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Use of the data are constrained only by the DNR GIS Data License Agreement
Distributor Organization DNR-MIS
Ordering Instructions See Online Linkage or Distribution Contact
Online Linkage http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/


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Minnesota County Boundaries

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota DNR - Minerals Division/Section of Wildlife
Title Minnesota County Boundaries
Abstract Minnesota county boundaries derived from a combination of 1:24,000 scale PLS lines, 1:100,000 scale TIGER, 1:100,000 scale DLG, and 1:24,000 scale hydrography lines. At the time of its development (1993), the largest available scale data were assembled to create the layer.
Use Tips This is the tile index that is used for all DNR county tiling schemes, so it should line up really well with most county-tiled data. It is a handy index for most applications. The related table ctybdne2 contains a cross-reference of all the common schemes for identifying Minnesota counties. An indexed shapefile version exists to provide efficient access in ArcView.
Purpose This layer exists to facilitate integration between county and PLS data sets. Used also as the basis for county-based tiling schemes with DNR's GIS Core datbase. The state border contained within the layer is used in numerous DNR data sets.
Time Period of Content Date Unknown
Currentness Reference A multitude of source dates are associated with this data set, including those associated with the original GISMO, RKI, DLG, and TIGER data set development efforts. Work on the coverage was completed during the summer/fall of 1993. Attribute restructuring to ensure conformance with DNR PLS Coding standard performed in March 1996.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None planned
Spatial Extent of Data Statewide
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89
49.5
43
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords Minnesota counties, boundaries
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Use of the data are constrained only by the DNR GIS Data License Agreement
Contact Person Information Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
FAX: (651) 296-5939
E-mail:
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Source table BDRY_COUNPY2.DBF: Unknown
Logical Consistency Data are topolocially correct using ARC/INFO 7.0.3. All polygons are closed and lines intersect where intended.
Completeness All Minnesota county lands are present, including off-shore islands in Lake Superior. The official state and international borders within Lake Superior are not included in this data set.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Source layer plsctne3: Source accuracies vary greatly. PLS lines and coincident county boundaries range in expected offsets from 50 to 200 feet, with the smaller value being more common. The most significant offsets within this category are in the northeastern portion of the state where the USGS quad sources are most tentative with regards to section corner locations. County boundaries not coincident with PLS lines are typically from 1990 vintage TIGER data with many off-sets in the 100 foot range. The international boundary should be highly accurate as it was taken directly from legislative notes. The Lake Superior North Shore was from National Wetland Inventory and will typically exhibit off-sets of about 60 feet, with generally good depictions of the shore line character.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Source layer plsctne3: Not Applicable
Lineage Attribute Lineage for source table BDRY_COUNPY2.DBF: Some attribute table restructuring was performing during the GIS Core Library development effort in March 1996. This entailed bringing in selected fields from the county cross-reference table, including county names and county abbreviations.
Source Scale Denominator Source layer plsctne3: 24000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO 7.0.3
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data None
Spatial Object Type vector
Vendor Specific Object Types polygon
Tiling Scheme state
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS1980
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not Applicable
Altitude Units Not Applicable
Depth Datum Not Applicable
Depth Units Not Applicable
Cell Width
Cell Height
Latitude Resolution
Longitude Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15
SPCS Zone Identifier
County Coordinate Zone Identifier
Coordinate Offsets or Adjustments Not Applicable
Map Projection Name Transverse Mercator
Map Projection Parameters Not Applicable
Other Coordinate System's Definition Not Applicable
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview Data Elements for Attribute Table BDRY_COUNPY2.DBF:

CTY_NAME: County name

CTY_ABB:

CTY_FIPS: Numeric FIPS county code

Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
Value Domain for Data Element CTY_NAME:

Value Domain for Data Element CTY_ABB:
AITK = Aitkin
ANOK = Anoka
BECK = Becker
BELT = Beltrami
BENT = Benton
BIGS = Big Stone
BLUE = Blue Earth
BROW = Brown
CARL = Carlton
CARV = Carver
CASS = Cass
CHIP = Chippewa
CHIS = Chisago
CLAY = Clay
CLEA = Clearwater
COOK = Cook
COTT = Cottonwood
CROW = Crow Wing
DAKO = Dakota
DODG = Dodge
DOUG = Douglas
FARI = Faribault
FILL = Fillmore
FREE = Freeborn
GOOD = Goodhue
GRAN = Grant
HENN = Hennepin
HOUS = Houston
HUBB = Hubbard
ISAN = Isanti
ITAS = Itasca
JACK = Jackson
KANA = Kanabec
KAND = Kandiyohi
KITT = Kittson
KOOC = Koochiching
LACQ = Lac Qui Parle
LAKE = Lake
LESU = Le Sueur
LINC = Lincoln
LOTW = Lake of the Woods
LYON = Lyon
MAHN = Mahnomen
MARS = Marshall
MART = Martin
MCLE = McLeod
MEEK = Meeker
MILL = Mille Lacs
MORR = Morrison
MOWE = Mower
MURR = Murray
NICO = Nicollet
NOBL = Nobles
NORM = Norman
OLMS = Olmsted
OTTE = Otter Tail
PENN = Pennington
PINE = Pine
PIPE = Pipestone
POLK = Polk
POPE = Pope
RAMS = Ramsey
REDL = Red Lake
REDW = Redwood
RENV = Renville
RICE = Rice
ROCK = Rock
ROSE = Roseau
SCOT = Scott
SHER = Sherburne
SIBL = Sibley
STEA = Stearns
STEE = Steele
STEV = Stevens
STLO = St. Louis
SWIF = Swift
TODD = Todd
TRAV = Traverse
WABA = Wabasha
WASE = Waseca
WASH = Washington
WATO = Watonwan
WILK = Wilkin
WINO = Winona
WRIG = Wright
Wade = Wadena
YELL = Yellow Medicine

Value Domain for Data Element CTY_FIPS:
1-173 = Can be derived from CTY.CODE using the formula: FIPS.CODE = (CTY.CODE * 2) - 1.
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota DNR - MIS Bureau
Publication Date 2003-09-04 00:00:00.0
Contact Person Information Hal Watson
GIS Database Coordinator
DNR-MIS
500 Lafayette Road, Box 11
St. Paul, MN 55155-4011
Phone: (651) 259-5508
FAX: (651) 297-4946
E-mail:
Distributor's Data Set Identifier bdry_counpy2
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources makes no representation or warranties, express or implied, with respect to the reuse of data provided herewith, regardless of its format or the means of its transmission. There is no guarantee or representation to the user as to the accuracy, currency, suitability, or reliability of this data for any purpose. The user accepts the data 'as is', and assumes all risks associated with its use. By accepting this data, the user agrees not to transmit this data or provide access to it or any part of it to another party unless the user shall include with the data a copy of this disclaimer. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assumes no responsibility for actual or consequential damage incurred as a result of any user's reliance on this data.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number Not Applicable
Transfer Size 0.5
Ordering Instructions See Online Linkage or Distribution Contact
Online Linkage http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 2006-08-09 08:49:28.0
Contact Person Information Renee Johnson, ITS 3
DNR-Lands and Minerals
500 Lafayette Road - Box 45
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 259-5396
FAX: (651) 296-5939
E-mail:
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm



This page last updated: 2006-08-09 08:49:28.0