Dane County (WI), 2007 Supervisor Districts

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Dane County (WI), 2007 Supervisor Districts
Abstract:
This dataset is of the Supervisor Districts for Dane County, Wisconsin. The data was originally developed by the Dane County Regional Planning Commission, Dane County Board Office, Dane County Department of Planning and Development and the Dane County Board. Updates to the district boundaries were done by the Dane County Land Information Office following County Board approval.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Dane County Land Information Office, 20071130, Dane County (WI), 2007 Supervisor Districts: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, WI.

    Online Links:

    • Server=LIO1-Data; Service=5151; Database=GIS; User=L; Version=sde.DEFAULT

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.840960
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.008148
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 43.294196
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.844312

  3. What does it look like?

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

    Calendar_Date: 30-Nov-2007
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  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):
      • G-polygon (62)
      • Label point (62)
      • GT-polygon composed of chains (62)
      • Point (4)

    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.SupervisorDistricts

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    OBJECTID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    DISTRICT

    FIRSTNAME

    LASTNAME

    STREET1

    STREET2

    CITY

    STATE

    ZIP

    PHONE

    WORKPHONE

    CELLPHONE

    EMAIL

    SHAPE
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    SHAPE.area

    SHAPE.len

    spdpdcd9.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.

    SPDPDCD9#
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    SPDPDCD9-ID
    User-defined feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    DISTRICT
    District number

    FIRSTNAME
    Supervisor first name

    LASTNAME
    Supervisor last name

    STREET1
    Primary street address

    STREET2
    Secondary street address

    CITY
    City

    STATE
    State

    ZIP
    ZIP Code

    PHONE
    Phone number

    WORKPHONE
    Work phone number

    CELLPHONE
    Cell phone number

    EMAIL
    Email address

    Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
    The attribute information found in this dataset is maintained by the County Board Office.
    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 Board Office
    c/o Tim Saterfield
    Legislation Services Director
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 118
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 267-1529 (voice)
    (608) 266-4361 (FAX)
    saterfield@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8:00am - 4:30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Fred Iausly (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 266-4398


Why was the data set created?

This dataset was developed to delineate the political boundaries of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. 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 legal 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, 05122003, Dane County Supervisor Districts: Dane County Land Information Office, Madison, Wisconsin.

    Source_Scale_Denominator: 4800
    Source_Contribution:
    Wisconsin Shape Editor for Local Redistribution WISE-LR; 2003 Dane County Parcel Data (section lines, property lines, lots, road right-of-way lines, road right-of-way centerlines), 2000 Dane County Road Centerlines, Dane County 2000 1-Foot Resolution Imagery

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

    (process 1 of 4)
    The original Supervisory District Boundaries were developed as part of the redistricting efforts of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. The application Wisconsin Shape Editor for Local Redistribution (WISE-LR), provided by the Legislative Reference Bureau, was used in the redistricting process. The Dane County Regional Planning Commission and Dane County Board Office staff used the WISE-LR software to develop the initial district boundaries. Adjustments to the district boundaries were then made by the Dane County Board with input from local jurisdictions. The final district boundaries were then adopted by the County Board.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Dane County Board Office
    c/o Tim Saterfield
    Legislation Services Director
    210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 118
    Madison, WI 53703
    USA

    (608) 267-1529 (voice)
    (608) 266-4361 (FAX)
    saterfield@co.dane.wi.us

    Hours_of_Service: Normal Business Hours (8::00am - 4::30pm)
    Contact_Instructions:
    Additional Contact Persons: Fred Iausly (Senior GIS Analyst) (608) 266-4398
    (process 2 of 4)
    To improve the accuracy and use of the district boundaries the Dane County Land Information Office adjusted the boundaries so they were better registered to the tax parcel data. The original district boundaries were used as a reference to select the appropriate parcel linework. Changes to the 2000 district boundaries were made to reflect recent amendments passed on November 6, 2003 by the County Board and County Executive.

    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
    (process 3 of 4)
    Updates to the 2003 district boundaries were made to reflect recent amendments passed on November 1, 2005 by the County Board and County Executive.

    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
    (process 4 of 4)
    Updates to the 2005 district boundaries were made to reflect recent amendments passed on November 1, 2007 by the County Board and County Executive.

    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?


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

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

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

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    The relative horizontal positional accuracy for the tax parcel information used to adjust the Supervisor Districts is estimated at +/- 10 feet. With the improvement of control network and the use of coordinate geometry contained in original source documents the positional accuracy is +/- 6 feet in most areas.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

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

    The data set represents all boundary changes that have been recorded with the Dane County Clerk as of November 1, 2007.

  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: <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?

    Supervisor District 2007

  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: 22-Feb-2008
Metadata author:
Dane County Land Information Office
c/o Fred Iausly
Senior GIS Analyst
210 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; Room 360
Madison, WI 53709
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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