U.S. States and Territories

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Weather Service
Publication_Date: 19991214
Title: U.S. States and Territories
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: N/A
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD, USA
Publisher: National Weather Service
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.nws.noaa.gov/geodata/catalog/national/html/us_state.htm>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 1980
Title: Digital Line Graphs (DLG)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Description:
Abstract:
This data set is a polygon shapefile containing the states and territories of the United States including the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Atlantic and Pacific territories.
Purpose:
This data set was created to provide the National Weather Service (NWS) with map a state background data set for those applications and displays that require state boundaries.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19990101
Ending_Date: 19990114
Currentness_Reference: Current
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -179.133163
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 179.788025
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.398094
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -14.604090
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: CONUS
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: American Samoa
Place_Keyword: Guam
Place_Keyword: Marianas
Place_Keyword: Midway Is.
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: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301 713 0763 x 104
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: N/A
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.2.1350

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are believed to be logically consistent. Testing was performed by finding the smallest polygons and determining them to be &quot;slivers&quot; or genuine polygons and by overlaying a large polygon and combining, to find &quot;holes' in the data. Since this data set is a polygon shapefile line geometry is presumed to be topologically clean.
Completeness_Report:
The shoreline boundaries of the data is dependent on the shoreline edges of rivers and bays as delineated on a USGS DLG The edges or borders of the boundary might change as the natural land changes and WFOs request changes.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The data was created from USGS 1:2,000,000 DLG county data and assumed to have the same horizintal accuracy of that data set.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: N/A
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS)
Publication_Date: 1985
Title: Digital Line Graphs
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: USGS
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2,000,000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A county shapefile was generated from the USGS DLG CD-ROM and reprojected into a NAD83 dataset. Public Zone boundaries were used to split the counties retaining, among others, the state appeviation. This "Master" file is then dissolved on the state abbreviation to create the state shapefile.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS DLG Counties
Process_Date: 19991214
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_Facsimile_Telephone: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: N/A

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: 57

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
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: U.S. States
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
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:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State abbreviation
Attribute_Definition_Source: User Defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Character field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: State FIPS code
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition: Longitude of centroid of polygon
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON
Attribute_Definition: Latitude of centroid of polygon
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
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: 1315 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: 301 713 9395
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ira.graffman@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: N/A
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Zipped shapefile
Transfer_Size: 7.847
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Recording_Format: Compatibility_Information
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20071010
Metadata_Review_Date: 19991209
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: 301 713 9395
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
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