Cities

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 19981109
Title: Cities
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage: <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/national/cities.htm>
Description:
Abstract: This data set contains cities and towns of the United States.
Purpose:
For use by the National Weather Service (NWS) for the issuance of forecasts and warning to specific localities.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980601
Ending_Date: 19981104
Currentness_Reference: Complete
Status:
Progress: Spatial_Domain
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -171.701700
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.778600
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.268300
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.357600
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: Cities
Theme_Keyword: Towns
Theme_Keyword: Places
Place:
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20904
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.0.1324

Data_Quality_Information:
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Bureau of the Censis
Originator: Forecast Systems Lab (FSL), National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 1995
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: The Tiger/line Files, Cities data
Edition: 1995
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: text
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC, Boulder, CO
Publisher:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Origial Data taken from FSL data set and converted to shapefile. The TIGER/Census data set was converted to shapefile and duplicate entries were identified and the census version was retained. Cities that were in water on the 1:200,000 county data sets were identified. Used TIGER/Line files polygons to identify a location to move the point to be within city limits and on land.

An ArcView Avenue Script was written to convert the data to and from shapefile to the text file used in the AWIPS system called CitiesInfo.txt. Updates to this shapefile are made when individual Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) make local changes to their copy of citiesInfo.txt and submit the new version to NWS headquarters for the update of the national data set.

Process_Date: 09 Nov 1998
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
WFO's are encouraged to use the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS - <http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/index.html>) to obtain latitude/longitude values for new or changed entries. All entries added at NWS headquaters use GNIS for location values.

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: 40797

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00028
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00028
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Cities
Entity_Type_Definition: Text file
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -14.4031
Range_Domain_Maximum: 71.2683
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WATCH_WARN
Attribute_Definition: AWIPS Warngen Watch warning flag
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_FIPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SFIPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY_FIP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CFIPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PL_FIPS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -176.6403
Range_Domain_Maximum: 178.8774
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.0000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 7322564.0000
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ID
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEVATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POP_1990
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of city/town
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -20
Range_Domain_Maximum: 13470
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPULATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WARNGENLEV
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST
Attribute_Definition: State abbreviation
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WARNGENTYP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Label: LAT
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of location
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of location
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZWATCH_WAR
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZPROG_DISC
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COMBOFLAG
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAND_WATER
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of location
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROG_DISC
Attribute_Definition:
Progressive disclosure value used in AWIPS to determine labeling priority.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RECNUM

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability: Standard_Order_Process Digital_Form
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 1.089

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071010
Metadata_Review_Date: 23 Dec 1998
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: National Weather Service
Contact_Person: Ira Graffman
Contact_Position: Physical Scientist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1325 East West Highway
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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