Connecticut County Index
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Connecticut County Index
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
DescriptionGraphicSpatialData StructureData QualityData SourceData DistributionMetadata
+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Other citation details:
The USGS is the collector of the mapped county and town boundary data (compiler). The State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection is the creator and maintainer of the data layer (editor) and producer (publisher) of this information for use. The 2005 Edition includes the same set of geographic features published in 1986 with the addition of metadata. This layer includes information that is static and does not change over time. Data is not updated. Data compiled at 1:125,000 scale.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Connecticut County Index is a 1:125,000-scale polygon feature-based layer that includes a polygon feature for every Connecticut county. There are 8 polygon features in this layer. The corresponding county number and county name attributes uniquely identify individual county polygon features. The county number values are based on an alphabetic sort of county names and range from 1 to 8.
Purpose:
Connecticut County Index is a general purpose index map of Connecticut counties based on information compiled at 1:125,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 2 miles). The layer is designed to be used to depict Connecticut counties at small scales or on small maps printed on regular size (8.5 x 11 inch) paper, for example. This County Index layer does not accurately represent Connecticut county boundaries because it was digitized at 1:125,000 scale. Do not display, map or analyze the County Index layer with information collected at larger scales. To depict more accurate 1:24,000-scale Connecticut state, county, and town boundaries on a map, use the layer named Town, which is also published by the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.
Language of dataset: en
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Fax: 860-424-4058
Email: dep.gisdata@ct.gov
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX
Data type: vector digital data
Data format: SDE Feature Class
Native dataset environment: These data are maintained by the State of Connecticut using ArcGIS software developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) in a Microsoft Windows operating system environment.
Time Period of Data
Time period(s) for which the data corresponds to the currentness reference.
Date: 2005
Currentness reference:
Edition date
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: None planned
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: small scale, county, index
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: boundaries
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Place:
Keywords: Connecticut, CT
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place:
Keywords: Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, Tolland, Windham
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place:
Keywords: United States of America, USA
Keyword thesaurus: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None. The data is in the public domain and may be redistributed.
Use constraints:
No restrictions or legal prerequisites for using the data. The data is suitable for use at appropriate scale, and is not intended for maps printed at scales greater or more detailed than 1:125,000 scale (1 inch equals approximately 2 miles). Although this data set has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection as to the accuracy of the data and or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection in the use of these data or related materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of these data. Once the data is distributed to the user, modifications made to the data by the user should be noted in the metadata. When printing this data on a map or using it in a software application, analysis, or report, please acknowledge the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program as the source for this information.  For example, include the following data source description when printing this layer on a map: Counties - From the County Index layer, compiled and published by CT DEP and the USGS. Source map scale is 1:125,000.
+ Graphic Example
Browse Graphic
Graphic illustration of the data.
Browse graphic 1
Open - Full view of Connecticut County Index
Graphic Image
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Projected coordinate system:
Name: NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
Map units: survey feet
Geographic coordinate system:
Name: GCS North American 1983
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: Lambert Conformal Conic
Standard parallel: 41.200000
Standard parallel: 41.866667
Longitude of central meridian: -72.750000
Latitude of projection origin: 40.833333
False easting: 999999.999996
False northing: 499999.999998
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.000250
Ordinate resolution: 0.000250
Planar distance units: survey feet
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
Vertical Coordinate System
Reference system from which vertical distances (altitudes or depths) are measured.
Altitude system definition:
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude encoding method: Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Projected or local coordinates
NAD 1983 StatePlane Connecticut FIPS 0600 Feet
BoundaryCoordinate
Left730512.188000 (survey feet)
Right1263094.375000 (survey feet)
Top944279.188000 (survey feet)
Bottom558166.313000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-73.742172 (longitude)
East-71.781365 (longitude)
North42.052612 (latitude)
South40.988796 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Entity and attribute overview:
Includes one polygon feature for each Connecticut county, uniquely identified with County number and County name attribute values. Label polygon features with the COUNTY attribute to display county names on a map.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
Connecticut Office of Policy and Management County Codes are available at County Codes established by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management are listed at http://www.opm.state.ct.us/pdpd3/data/twn.htm

FIPS PUB 6-4, which lists County Codes for Connecticut and all othe US States is available at http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip6-4.htm
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: Connecticut county names and numbers
Attributes of Connecticut County Index
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polygon
Number of records: 8
Description:
Includes one polygon feature for each Connecticut county.
Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection and U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Alias: OBJECTID Type: OID Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: SHAPE Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
FIPS_COD
Definition:
FIPS State and County Code - ID number for the Connecticut County based on U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology. FIPS PUB 6-4, which lists County Codes for Connecticut and all othe US States is available at http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/fip6-4.htm
Alias: FIPS_COD Type: String Width: 5 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
09001
Fairfield
Definition Source:
US Census
09003
Hartford
Definition Source:
US Census
09005
Litchfield
Definition Source:
US Census
09007
Middlesex
Definition Source:
US Census
09009
New Haven
Definition Source:
US Census
09011
New London
Definition Source:
US Census
09013
Tolland
Definition Source:
US Census
09015
Windham
Definition Source:
US Census
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
CNTY_NO
Definition:
County Number - ID number for the County established by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, based on an alphabetic sort of couny names. This attribute value is deprecated in favor of the CNTY_COD attribute established and in us by the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
Alias: CNTY_NO Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
1
Fairfield
Definition Source:
CT DEP
2
Hartford
Definition Source:
CT DEP
3
Litchfield
Definition Source:
CT DEP
4
Middlesex
Definition Source:
CT DEP
5
New Haven
Definition Source:
CT DEP
6
New London
Definition Source:
CT DEP
7
Tolland
Definition Source:
CT DEP
8
Windham
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
CNTY_COD
Definition:
County Code - Numeric Code for the County established by Office of Policy and Management. These codes are listed at http://www.opm.state.ct.us/pdpd3/data/twn.htm
Alias: CNTY_COD Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0Output width: 3
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
1
Fairfield
Definition Source:
CT OPM
3
Hartford
Definition Source:
CT OPM
5
Litchfield
Definition Source:
CT OPM
7
Middlesex
Definition Source:
CT OPM
9
New Haven
Definition Source:
CT OPM
11
New London
Definition Source:
CT OPM
13
Tolland
Definition Source:
CT OPM
15
Windham
Definition Source:
CT OPM
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management
COUNTY
Definition:
County Name - Text values that correspond to numeric COUNTY_NO attribute values. COUNTY is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the COUNTY_NO field.
Alias: COUNTY Type: String Width: 10 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 16
Attribute values: See Enumerated Domain Value Definitions for CNTY_COD attribute.
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
SHAPE.area
Alias: SHAPE.area Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
SHAPE.len
Alias: SHAPE.len Type: Double Width: 0 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
ESRI Feature Description
Description of spatial objects in the data using the Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terminology.
Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) terms
depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polygon
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 8
Spatial index: TRUE
Linear referencing: FALSE
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX
Type: G-polygon
Count: 8
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
Polygon features conform to the following topological rules. Polygons are single part. There are no duplicate polygons. Polygons do not self overlap. Polygons do not overlap other polygons. Establishment of logical consistency was orginally performed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection using ESRI ArcInfo software to manually create and control feature topology. The original minimum distance between vertices (ArcInfo Coverage fuzzy tolerance) and a minimum allowed overshoot length (ArcInfo Coverage dangle length) were not documented and unknown at the time this metadata was created in 2005. However, the original data was known to be topologically clean. After subsequently converting the data from ESRI ArcInfo Coverage to ESRI Shapefile format, no automated procedures or tests were performed to enforce the topology rules other than visual inspection.
Completeness report:
The completeness of the data  reflects the feature content of the data source, which a 1:125,000-scale planemetric map of Connecticut published by the U.S Geological Survey. This data is not updated.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
All attributes have valid values. Values are within defined domains. The County number and County name polygon attributes were manually entered.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
The horizontal positional accuracy of this data is unknown. Avoid displaying or printing this information at map scales greater than 1:125,000 (1 inch equals approximately 2 miles).
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Source 1 - Town_Index.shp
Title: Connecticut Town Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Town_Index.shp was originally in ArcInfo Coverage format and digitized in 1986 using the Connecticuct State Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27). In 1999, the data was converted to ESRI Shapefile format and to the Connecticut State Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The 2005 edition includes complete metadata. Town_Index.shp is in Shapefile format. Prior to 2005, this shapefile was named Town.shp. Town_Index is based on boundary information published on a 1;125,000-scale U.S. Gelogical Survey planimetric map of the State of Connecticut. The planimetry for this map was revised in 1974.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 2 - County_Index.shp
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
County_Index.shp is in Shapefile format. Prior to 2005, this shapefile was named County.shp. The 2005 edition includes complete metadata.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - County_Index
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
County_Index is in GeoDatabase Feature Class format.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Create County Index layer - County Index is derived from the 1:125,000-scale Town Index layer, which is also published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. To derive county polygon features from town polygon features, town features were attributed with county number and name values. Towns polygon features in the same county were then merged to form eight polygon features, one for each county. The TOWN_NO and TOWN attributes from the Town Index layer were replaced with CNTY_COD and COUNTY attributes that store county number and name, respectively. Using ArcView 3.3 software and an Avenue script named Table.ExportSorted (Peter Girard, author) available from the ArcScripts download page at www.esri.com, the polygon feature attribute table was permanently sorted in ascending order by County number.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106
Country: USA
Process date: 1986-2005
Process software and version: ArcInfo 8.3
Data Source used
Source 1 - Town_Index.shp
Title: Connecticut Town Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Town_Index.shp was originally in ArcInfo Coverage format and digitized in 1986 using the Connecticuct State Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27). In 1999, the data was converted to ESRI Shapefile format and to the Connecticut State Plane Coordinate System, North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). The 2005 edition includes complete metadata. Town_Index.shp is in Shapefile format. Prior to 2005, this shapefile was named Town.shp. Town_Index is based on boundary information published on a 1;125,000-scale U.S. Gelogical Survey planimetric map of the State of Connecticut. The planimetry for this map was revised in 1974.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 2 - County_Index.shp
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
County_Index.shp is in Shapefile format. Prior to 2005, this shapefile was named County.shp. The 2005 edition includes complete metadata.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Process Step 2
Process description:
Convert to GeoDatabase Feature Class format - Defined new Feature Class named County_Index; and imported the attribute definitions, loaded features and imported metadata from County_Index.shp shapefile. 

Spatial Reference Properties for Feature Class:

Coordinate System: NAD_1983_StatePlane_Connecticut_FIPS_0600_Feet
XY Domain MinX: 100000; MaxX: 2247483.645
XY Domain MinY: 200000; MaxY: 2347483.645
Precision: 1000
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106
Country: USA
Process date: 2006
Process software and version: ArcGIS 9.1
Data Source used
Source 2 - County_Index.shp
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
County_Index.shp is in Shapefile format. Prior to 2005, this shapefile was named County.shp. The 2005 edition includes complete metadata.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 3 - County_Index
Title: Connecticut County Index
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor and publisher)
U.S Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 19860101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 125000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
County_Index is in GeoDatabase Feature Class format.
Date: 1986
Currentness reference:
publication date
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20061204 Time: 120442
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures F:\GeoData\Political\geodatabase\Political_Boundary.mdb\County_Index "Database Connections\depdbs11@dep.sde\depgis.DEP.County_Index" DEPVECTORSTATIC 10000 0 0
2 CopyFeatures_31
Date: 20081215 Time: 154841
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.94.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX" "Database Connections\062174-svr.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.COUNTY_INDEX" DEPFEATURESTATIC 0 0 0
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Resource description:
Connecticut County Index
Distribution liability:
Although this data set  has been used by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection as to the accuracy of the data and or related materials.  The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection in the use of these data or related materials. The user assumes the entire risk related to the use of these data. Once the data is distributed to the user, modifications made to the data by the user should be noted in the metadata.
Technical prerequisites:
Geographic information sytem (GIS), computer-aided drawing or other mapping software is necessary to display, view and access the information.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Phone: 860-424-3540
Fax: 860-424-4058
Email: dep.gisdata@ct.gov
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Format name: Shapefile, Feature Class
Format version number: ArcGIS
File decompression technique: Zip file
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Fees: An online copy of the data may be accessed without charge.
Custom Order Process
Description of custom distribution services available.
Custom order process:
The data distributor does not provide custom GIS analysis or mapping services. Data is available in a standard format and may be converted to other formats, projections, coordinate systems, or selected for specific geographic regions by the party receiving the data.
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20111214
Language of metadata: en
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Howie Sternberg
Phone: 860-424-3540
Fax: 860-424-4058
Email: dep.gisdata@ct.gov
Hours of service: Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30 Eastern Standard Time
Address type: mailing and physical address
Address:
79 Elm Street
City: Hartford
State or Province: Connecticut
Postal code: 06106-5127
Country: USA
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
Metadata profiles defining additonal information:
Profile: ESRI Metadata Profile
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.2
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