Dane County (WI) Fire Stations

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Dane County (WI) Fire Stations
Abstract:
This dataset is of the Fire stations for Dane County, Wisconsin. The data was developed by the Dane County Land Information Office in conjunction with Dane County 911 and Dane County Emergency Management.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Dane County Land Information Office, Dane County (WI) Fire Stations: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.793625
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.021022
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.250789
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.852444

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 01-Jan-2006
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      Indirect_Spatial_Reference: None
      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):
      • Entity point (38)
      • Point (140)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (82)
      • Node, planar graph (980)
      • Point (140)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 42.908333
      Standard_Parallel: 43.230556
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -89.422222
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 41.750000
      False_Easting: 811000.000000
      False_Northing: 0.000000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000125
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000125
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_NAD_1983_HARN_Adj_WI_DN.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS_1980_Adj_WI_DN.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378407.621000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.269877.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
      Altitude_Encoding_Method:
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    GIS.L.FireStations

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    PERIMETER
    Perimeter of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Perimeter is always zero for point coverages. Values are automatically generated.

    ID
    Length of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    GIS_LIO_FRDTDCD9_AREA

    FRDTDCD9_

    FRDTDCD9_I

    NAME
    Fire district name.

    STATIONNUMBER
    Station number for multiple stations

    SERVICETYPE
    Type of service staffing.

    FIREDISTRICTID
    Fire district identification number.

    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    emspdcd9.pat

    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    AREA
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    PERIMETER
    Perimeter of feature in internal units. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    EMSPDCD9#
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    EMSPDCD9-ID
    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    DIST_CODE
    EMS district code

    ValueDefinition
    Undefined

    SERVICE-LEVEL
    EMS service level

    ValueDefinition
    EMT-BasicProvides basic level life support.
    EMT-IntermediateProvide intermediate level life support.
    ParamedicProvides advanced life support.

    EMS_NAME
    EMS district name

    emspdcd9.nat

    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    ARC#

    EMSPDCD9#
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    EMSPDCD9-ID
    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The attribute information found in this dataset was collected by the Dane County Land Information Office (LIO).
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: Not available


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Dane County Land Information Office
    c/o Fred Iausly
    Senior GIS Analyst
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 360
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-4398 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    iausly@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Tim Confare (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 267-1598


Why was the data set created?

This dataset was developed to locate the Fire stations in Dane County. This information is intended for cartographic use, general spatial analysis and as a spatial index to land related information. It is not intended to replace any textual descriptions of the boundaries.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    Dane County Land Information Office Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, Wisconsin.

    Source_Scale_Denominator: 2400

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 1)
    This dataset was developed with assistance from the Dane County 911 Center (911) and the Dane County Emergency Management Department (EM). The original source for the data came from information provided by 911. The facilities were located using the Dane County 2000 1-foot Resolution Imagery and the Dane County Digital Parcel layer. A draft district layer was then reviewed by the 911 and EM, with corrections being made as necessary.

    On a periodic basis changes/updates are received by the Dane County Land Information Office (LIO). The corrections are made to the dataset and reviewed by 911 and EM.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Land Information Office
    c/o Fred Iausly
    Senior GIS Analyst
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 360
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-4398 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    iausly@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Tim Confare (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 267-1598
  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    Dane County Land Information Office, Dane County Fire Districts: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Attribute have been reviewed and are accurate and true to Dane County's knowledge.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    The data set is 100% percent complete for 2005.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    The data set is topologically structured line data with no gaps or omissions.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: Data is copyright and licensed for use.
Use_Constraints:
Refer to the License Agreement for Dane County Digital Geographic Data Sets. <URL:http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/gis/licenseaggreement.pdf>

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Dane County Land Information Office
    c/o Fred Iausly
    Senior GIS Analyst
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 360
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 266-4398 (voice)
    (608) 266-1242 (FAX)
    iausly@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Tim Confare (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 267-1598,
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    FRDTDCD9

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The burden for determining 'fitness for use' rests entirely upon the requester/Licensee. Dane County and its co-producers will not be liable in any way for accuracy of the data or for uses other than intended. Dane County assumes no responsibility whatsoever for direct, indirect, special, consequential, exemplary or other damages. Licensee agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and defend Dane County, its employees, agents, representatives and co-producers from any claims, damages, liabilities and expenses arising from Licensee's use of licensed data sets or products derived there from.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. Is there some other way to get the data?

    An additional cost of $30/hour for staff time plus computer time and media charges is assessed for non-standard datasets or non-standard data file formats. Prices are subject to change without notice. For a list of Products/ Prices see <http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/datacatalog.asp>. Data can be order online using the Dane County GIS Data Order Form, <http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/Gis/townbundle.htm>. Fill out the online License Agreement for Dane County Digital Geographic Data Sets <http://www.co.dane.wi.us/lio/Gis/licenseaggreement.pdf>, providing licensing information and custom data requested. Mail or fax in the license agreement. A signed license agreement must be received before data can be released. All requests will be invoiced following delivery of the data.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 28-Sep-2006
Metadata author:
Dane County Land Information Office
c/o Fred Iausly
Senior GIS Analyst
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Room 360
Madison, WI 53703
USA

(608) 266-4398 (voice)
(608) 266-1242 (FAX)
iausly@co.dane.wi.us

Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
Contact_Instructions:
Additional Contact Persons: Tim Confare (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 267-1598
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
Metadata extensions used:


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