Regional Transit Authority Area

Data format: Shapefile

File or table name: rta

Coordinate system: Geographic

Theme keywords: Rta, Regional, Authority, Transit, Sound, Tax, Sales, District

Abstract: Boundaries of the Sound Transit Area (RTA) of Washington State are depicted as polygons.

FGDC and ESRI Metadata:

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Identification Information:

Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Taxpayer Account Administration, Washington State Department of Revenue

Title:
Regional Transit Authority Area
*File or table name: rta

Publication date: Quarterly
*Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data

Online linkage: http://gis.dor.wa.gov/downloads/CTbounds/Rta.exe

Description:
Abstract:
Boundaries of the Sound Transit Area (RTA) of Washington State are depicted as polygons.

Purpose:
This dataset is used as a reference layer for geographic information systems at the Washington State Department of Revenue and is used to identify business locations in relation to taxing jurisdictions.

*Language of dataset: en

Time period of content:
Time period information:
Single date/time:
Calendar date: Updated on a quarterly basis

Currentness reference:
ground condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: Quarterly

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
*West bounding coordinate: -122.693819
*East bounding coordinate: -121.970265
*North bounding coordinate: 48.036390
*South bounding coordinate: 46.964139

Local bounding coordinates:
*Left bounding coordinate: -122.693819
*Right bounding coordinate: -121.970265
*Top bounding coordinate: 48.036390
*Bottom bounding coordinate: 46.964139

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Rta, Regional, Authority, Transit, Sound, Tax, Sales, District
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: Washington, Pacific Northwest, United States, WA, USA, Seattle
Place keyword thesaurus: None

Temporal:
Temporal keywords: quarter, quarterly

Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
None

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person:Sandi McAuliffe
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Revenue
Contact position: Cartographer 3

Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
PO Box 47471
City: Olympia
State or province: WA
Postal code: 98504
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (360) 570-5893
Contact facsimile telephone: (360) 586-7602

Contact electronic mail address:gis@dor.wa.gov

Hours of service:Week 1: 0830 to 1800 Pacific Time M-Th, Week 2: 0830 to 1800 Pacific Time M-Th, 0830 to 1700 Pacific Time F


*Native dataset format: Shapefile
*Native data set environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2

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Data Quality Information:

Logical consistency report:
Polygon topology was verified with the ArcInfo "BUILD" and "CLEAN" commands.

Completeness report:
The data represent every location known to be incorporated in the Sound Transit Area as of the date of currency.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: Sound Transit

Other citation details:
Sound Transit Executive Department, Office of Policy and Planning Union Station 401 South Jackson Street Seattle, WA 98104-2826 Phone: (206) 398-5306

Source scale denominator: 24,000
Type of source media: disc
Source contribution:
shapefile of sound transit boundaries

Process step:
Process description:
After receiving the RTA shapefile from Sound Transit, DOR edits the layer correcting several identified errors.

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Spatial Data Organization Information:

*Direct spatial Rreference method: Vector

Point and vector object information:
SDTS terms description:
*Name: rta
*SDTS point and vector object type: G-polygon
*Point and vector object count: 1

ESRI terms description:
*Name: rta
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry: Polygon
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 1
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE

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Spatial Reference Information:

Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Coordinate system name:
*Geographic coordinate system name: GCS_North_American_1983

Geographic:
*Latitude resolution: 0.000000
*Longitude resolution: 0.000000
*Geographic coordinate units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic model:
*Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
*Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
*Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
*Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

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Entity and Attribute Information:

Detailed description:
*Name: rta

Entity type:
*Entity type label: rta
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 1

Attribute:
*Attribute label: FID
*Attribute alias: FID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
ESRI

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0

Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute:
*Attribute label: AREA
*Attribute alias: AREA

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 13
*Attribute number of decimals: 3

Attribute:
*Attribute label: PERIMETER
*Attribute alias: PERIMETER

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 13
*Attribute number of decimals: 3

Attribute:
*Attribute label: RTA_
*Attribute alias: RTA_

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 11

Attribute:
*Attribute label: RTA_ID
*Attribute alias: RTA_ID

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 11

Attribute:
*Attribute label: RTA_NAME
*Attribute alias: RTA_NAME

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 30

Attribute:
*Attribute label: NEWFIELD1
*Attribute alias: NEWFIELD1

*Attribute type: Number
*Attribute width: 6
*Attribute number of decimals: 2

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Distribution Information:

Resource description: Downloadable Data

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
*Transfer size: 0.089
*Dataset size: 0.089

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Metadata Reference Information:

*Metadata date: 20031002

*Language of metadata: en

Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact person primary:
Contact person: Sandra McAuliffe
Contact organization: Washington State Department of Revenue
Contact position: Cartographer 3

Contact address:
Address type: mailing address
Address:
PO Box 47471
City: Tumwater
State or province: WA
Postal code: 98504
Country: USA

Contact voice telephone: (360) 570-5893
Contact facsimile telephone: (360) 586-7602

Contact electronic mail address:gis@dor.wa.gov

Hours of service: 0800 to 1700, Pacific Time, M-F


*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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