Connecticut Geographic Names
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Connecticut Geographic Names
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME
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+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data compiler, 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: 2006
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Other citation details:
The U.S. Geological Survey and the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection are collectors of the data (data compilers). 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. Originally published in 1995, this layer was republished in 2006 to include more up-to-date information with metadata describing the layer. As needed, this layer is updated to include more current information and correct previously undetected errors.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
The Geographic Names layer, published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection, contains information about the natural, physical and some cultural features in Connecticut and nearby portions of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. This is the Department of Environmental Protection's repository for geographic feature names information and includes bars, bays, beaches, channels, cliffs, falls, flats, gaps, hills, hill ranges, islands, lakes, ledges, points, populated places, reefs, ridges, rivers, rocks, swamps, towns, and valleys. It does not include structures and facilities such as airports, bridges, cemeteries, churches, highways, hospitals, parks, railroads, roads, schools, towers, or universities. This Geographic Names layer is based on some information from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), published by the U.S. Geological Survey, and from spatial data and hard copy maps compiled by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. The layer is comprised of point features with information in related data tables that hold the unique identification number, name, short name, alternate name and type of each geographically named feature. This layer describes the location of each geographically named feature by state and by Connecticut town (municipality). Data is compiled at 1:24,000 scale and is periodically updated.
Purpose:
Geographic Names is 1:24,000-scale data used to cartographically label or center small-sized maps on geographically named features. The layer includes two sets of point features. One set of points is for labeling maps with the feature names; the other set of points is for centering (navigating) maps on these features. A geographically named feature such as a river or hill may be represented by one or more map label or map navigation point, depending on the geographic area it encompasses. Typically, long rivers are labeled with more than one map label point and include a map navigation point feature for each town they pass through. Conversely, the same point feature is used to both label and navigate a map to smaller geographically named features such as hills, populated places, and valleys. For best results, map label points are labeled without showing (symbolizing) the point features on the map. Simply assign no color to the point symbol, and position the label text to the upper right of the point location. Note that map label and map navigation points do not represent true locations for these features. Specifically, map label points are cartographically placed near and not directly on the feature they label. Points used for labeling maps are assigned a group or scale level attribute value that can be used to control the number of features labeled at different map scales. Over six groups (scale levels) of map label point features can be queried and labeled. The set of map navigation points includes point features for centering maps on the portion of each Connecticut town each geographically named feature is located in. Use this layer with other 1:24,000-scale map data such as the Hydrography, Waterbody, Named Waterbody, and Town layers also published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. The line and polygon features that make up the Hydrography, Waterbody, Named Waterbody layers are also assigned similar scale level attribute values, which can be used with the Geographic Names layer to control water features both shown and labeled at different map scale ranges. To access all attribute information, relate these Geographic Name point features to the GeoName data table and Town data table using the GEONAME_NO and TOWN_NO as join key fields, respectively. Not intended for hard copy maps printed at map scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet.) For official geographic names, use the GNIS layer published by the USGS.
Supplemental information:
For additional information about the national Geographic Names Information System, contact the U.S. Geological Survey at www.geonames.usgs.gov. Depending on data format, additional related attribute data tables may not included with the distributed data, but are available upon request. Refer to the Entity And Attribute Overview section of this metadata for descriptions of these related data tables.
Dataset credit:
Many feature names are derived from the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS), which was developed by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the U.S. Board of Geographic Names. The names of rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes and ponds were originally compiled and mapped from various sources, including GNIS, by James Bogar, a Cartographer with 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.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME
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.
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: In work
Update frequency: As needed
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Geographic Feature, Geographic Name, Geographical Feature, Geographical Name, Official Feature Name, Place Name, Populated Place, River, Stream, Brook, Reservoir, Lake, Pond, Harbor, Bay, Cove, Beach, Reef, Swamp, Island, Rock, Point, Hill, Mountain, Valley, Town, Municipality
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: location
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: 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 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet). 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 as the source for this information. For example, include the following data source description when printing this layer on a map: Place Names - From the Geographic Names layer, compiled and published by CT DEP and USGS. Source map scale is 1:24,000.
+ Graphic Example
Browse Graphic
Graphic illustration of the data.
Browse graphic 1
Open - Full view of all geopraphic name point features.
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Open - Full view of map label, combined map label and map navigation, and map navigation point features.
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Open - Detail view of map label, combined map label and map navigation, and map navigation point features.
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Open - Detail view of map labels generated with map label point features shown with named waterbody and town boundary layers.
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Open - Detail view of map labels generated with map label point features shown with named waterbody, town boundary, routes and Connecticut streets layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town index layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1 and 2 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town index layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1, 2, and 3 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town index layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1, 2, 3 and 4 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town boundary layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town boundary layers.
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Open - View of map labels generated with Scalelevel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 map label point features shown with the named waterbody and town boundary layers.
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+ 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: 0.000256
Ordinate resolution: 0.000256
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 datum name: North American Vertical Datum of 1988
Altitude resolution: 1.000000
Altitude distance units: feet
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
Left724332.999776 (survey feet)
Right1274623.874656 (survey feet)
Top971707.938163 (survey feet)
Bottom518360.999885 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-73.766107 (longitude)
East-71.737737 (longitude)
North42.127877 (latitude)
South40.879362 (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:
Information encoded about these point features is used to cartographically label or center small-sized maps on geographically named features. This feature class includes two sets of points. One set is for labeling maps with geographic names and the other set is for navigating (centering) a map on individual geographically named features such as a hill or pond. Some points are only used for map labeling purposes, some points are only used for map navigation purposes, and some points are used for both a map labeling and a map navigation purposes. Two attributes, ISMAPLABEL and ISMAPNAV, define these two sets of points.

Map Label Points - ISMAPLABEL = "True"

Use the ISMAPLABEL, STATE_COD and SCALELEVEL attributes to define a set of map label points appropriate for display at a particular map scale. For example, use the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True", to define a layer with all map label points. Use the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True" and STATE_COD = "CT", to define a layer with map label points for Connecticut. For example, use the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True" and STATE_COD = "CT" and SCALELEVEL <= 5, to define a layer with map label points appropriate for display in Connecticut between 1:75,000 and 1:100,000 scale. Or use the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True" and STATE_COD = "CT" and SCALELEVEL <= 6, to define a layer with Connecticut map label points appropriate for display between 1:24,000 and 1:75,000 scale. Typically, map label points are labeled without showing the actual point features on the map.  Do not symbolize point features; assign them no color. Just label the points with their geographic name. Create label classes according to geographic name categories and assign different text symbology to each class. For example, geographic names that are hills are typically labeled with black text and water bodies are usually blue. The CATEGORY attribute in (the related GeoName data table) classifies features according to whether each one is a bay, beach, hill, lake, populated place, waterbody, etc. So geographic name labels based on CATEGORY = "Hill" can be shown in black, and geographic name labels with CATEGORY = "Waterbody" can be shown in blue. It is possible to reduce the number of classes and achieve the same labeling results by using the AV_LEGEND or IMS_LEGEND attribute to classify labels into broader categories than those provide by the CATEGORY attribute. AV_LEGND and IMS_LEGEND attributes combine features into a smaller number of categories for the purpose of simplifying the assignment of label text symbology to similar types of geographically named features. Also, position the label text to the upper right of the point location and use the SHORT_NAME attribute as the label field for all map label point features. 

Map Navigation Points - ISMAPNAV = "True"

Use the SQL expression, ISMAPNAV = "True", to define a map navigation layer with center points for navigating maps to all geographically named features. Use the NAVSCALE attribute to obtain an appropriate map scale for centering the map on a particular map navigation point. Map navigation points are not to be visually displayed on a map. Rather, they are intended to be used as a data source for gazetteer and place name-searching applications where a form is used to search for a geographically named place that the map can be panned to. There is one map navigation point for each Connecticut town that a geographically named feature is located in. For example, a hill will have one map navigation point located in the one town that the top of the hill is located in. However, a river will have a map navigation point located on the river in each town that it flows through. Use the NAME attribute when searching and querying for map navigation point features by geographic name.

Other Attributes

The STATE_COD and TOWN_NO attributes encode which state and Connecticut town each point feature is located in. Use the TOWN_NO attribute as the join key field to the Town data table with the TOWN attribute that holds the town name. Use the GEONAME_NO attribute as the join key field to the GeoName attribute data table with the NAME and SHORT_NAME fields that hold the full and abbreviated name of the feature such as "Connecticut River" and "Connecticut R", respectively. Use the SHORT_NAME attribute as the label field for all map label point features. Use the NAME attribute when searching and querying for map navigation point features by geographic name. Use the DATA_SRC, SRC_KEY, and SRC_KEYVAL attributes to reference (link) the geographic names to features in other source data layers such as Hydrography Master. 
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
This metadata includes a complete description of the entity types, attributes, and attribute values for this data set. No other reference material exists.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: State of Connecticut, United States of America
Attributes of Connecticut Geographic Names
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Point
Number of records: 16159
Description:
Point features for labeling and centering maps on geographically named features.
Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
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: STATE_COD Type: String Width: 2 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
STATE_COD
Definition:
State Code - Two digit state abbreviation indicating the US State the point feature is located in.
Alias: TOWN_NO Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
CT
Connecticut
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
MA
Massachusetts
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
NY
New York
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
RI
Rhode Island
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
TOWN_NO
Definition:
Town Number - ID number for the Connecticut Town (municipality), based on the Town Codes issued by the State of Connecticut, Office of the State Controller, which range from 1 to 169. This value signifies the Connecticut town the point feature is located in.
Alias: SCALELEVEL Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Numeric value ranging from 1 to 169 for Connecticut Towns. Zero (0) for out-of-state features with MA, NY, and RI State Code attribute values
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Office of the State Controller
SCALELEVEL
Definition:
Scale Level - A numeric code that organizes map labeling features into separate groups used to control the number of features labeled at different map scales. Over six groups (scale levels) of map label point features can be queried and labeled. Scale Level values range from 1 to 7 and closely correspond with the Scale Level ranges established for the related Hydrography, Waterbody, and Named Waterbody layers. More features are included in the higher Scale Levels. For example, Scale Level 1 includes only a few map label points for a few major rivers. This level is intended for a small map of Connecticut. Conversely, Scale Level 6 includes all waterbodies, other non-waterbody geographic features, and is intended for more detailed maps shown at 1:24,000 scale, for example. Use the Scale Level and the associated attribute, Is Map Label, to define a set of map label point layers that are displayed at different map scales. For example, a map label point layer defined by the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True" and SCALELEVEL <= 1, only labels a small number of large waterbodies, whereas a map label point layer defined by the SQL expression, ISMAPLABEL = "True" and SCALELEVEL <= 6, labels many more features and is intended for larger scale maps. Note, the line and polygon features that make up the Hydrography, Waterbody, Named Waterbody layers are also assigned similar scale level attribute values, which can be used with the Geographic Names layer to control water features both shown and labeled at different map scale ranges. Scale Levels are additive so include all Scale Levels below the desired level in a definition query. For example, use the following SQL expression to query for Scale Level 4 features - ISMAPLABEL = "True" and SCALELEVEL <= 4. Note the use of the <= (less than or equal to) operator in the SQL expression.
Alias: GEONAME_NO Type: SmallInteger Width: 2 Precision: 5 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
1
Scale Level 1. Recommended scale range - 1:1,000,001 to 1:1,500,000. Includes 10 map label points for major rivers and 5 map label points for major towns and cities.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
2
Scale Level 2. Recommended scale range - 1:500,001 to 1:1,000,000. Includes 20 map label points for major rivers and lakes over 1,000 acres in size. Also includes additional points for rivers in Scale Level 1. Includes additional map label points for major towns and cities that are not included in Scale Level 1.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
3
Scale Level 3. Recommended scale range - 1:200,001 to 1:500,000. Includes 139 map label points for rivers that are mainstems of the CT DEP Subregional Basins and lakes between 500 and 1,000 acres in size. Also includes additional map label points for rivers in Scale Level 1 and 2.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
4
Scale Level 4. Recommended scale range - 1:100,001 to 1:200,000. Includes 1,872 map label points for bays, lakes between 100 and 500 acres in size, populated places, rivers approximately more than 20,000 feet in length that are not mainstems of the CT DEP Subregional Basins, populated places and all towns not included in Scale Levels 1 and 2. Also includes additional map label points for rivers and lakes in Scale Level 1, 2 and 3.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
5
Scale Level 5. Recommended scale range - 1:75,001 to 1:100,000. Includes 4,198 map label points for beaches, cliffs, falls, flats, gaps, gaps, hills, hill ranges, lakes between 5 and 100 acres in size, ledges, ridges, rivers approximately less than 20,000 feet in length, swamps, and valleys. Also inludes additional map label points for rivers and lakes in Scale Level 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
6
Scale Level 6. Recommended scale range - 1:24,001 to 1:75,000. Includes 2,719 map label points for islands, lakes less than 5 acres in size, and points of land.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
7
Scale Level 7. Recommended scale range - 1:1 to 24,000. Includes 252 map label points for channels, reefs, and rocks.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
99
Scale Level 99. Recommended scale range - 1:100,001 to 1:500,000. Includes 208 map label points for towns.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
GEONAME_NO
Definition:
Geographic Name Number - ID that uniquely identifies geographically named features in the related GeoName database table.
Alias: ISMAPLABEL Type: String Width: 5 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Numeric value
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
ISMAPLABEL
Definition:
Is Map Label Point - A flag field that identifies point features used to cartographically label a map with feature names.
Alias: ISMAPNAV Type: String Width: 5 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
True
Point feature is used to label the geographically named feature on a map.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
False
Point feature is not used to label the geographically named feature on a map.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
ISMAPNAV
Definition:
Is Map Navigation Point - A flag that identifies point features for centering (navigating) small-sized maps on geographically named features, usually at 1:24,000 scale. There is one map navigation point feature for every Connecticut town a geographically named feature is located in. For large features such as rivers and lakes located completely or partially out of state, only one map navigation point feature exists for each state outside of Connecticut the waterbody is located.
Alias: Shape Type: Geometry Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
True
Point feature is used to naviagate a map to the geographically named feature.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
False
Point feature is not used to naviagate a map to the geographically named feature.
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Alias: NAVSCALE Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 10 Scale: 0
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
NAVSCALE
Definition:
Map Navigation Scale - The appropriate map scale for scaling a map centered on a map navigation point.
Alias: NAVSCALE Type: Integer Width: 4 Precision: 0 Scale: 0
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
0
Zero (0) is only valid if ISMAPNAV = False
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
12000
1:12,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
24000
1:24,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
35000
1:35,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
50000
1:50,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
75000
1:75,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
100000
1:100,000
Definition Source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
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.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Point
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 16159
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.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME
Type: Entity point
Count: 16159
+ 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:
Point features conform to the following topological rules. Points are single part. There are no duplicate points. However, point features may exactly overlap in situations where the same coordinate location is the basis for defining map navigation points for centering the map on two or more overlapping features. For example, overlapping map navigation points may exist for a named lake and the named stream it is part of or a named bay and the named stream that flows into it. Overlapping map navigation points are allowed if they represent different geographically named features. Overlapping map label points for the same geographically named feature are infrequent and only allowed if their SCALELEVEL values differ. Note that map navigation points for lakes and bays represent centroids for the largest polygon area in each Connecticut town the lake or bay is located. For rivers, map navigation points are either based on the centroid for the largest polygon area or the mid point for the longest single-line stream feature in each Connecticut town the stream is located. For large features such as rivers and lakes located completely or partially out of state, only one map navigation point feature exists for each state outside of Connecticut the waterbody is located. No tests were performed to guarantee desired topology other than visual inspection following a combined manual and semi-automated process of creating these point features.
Completeness report:
This dataset contains information about natural, physical and some cultural features in Connecticut and nearby portions of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island identified by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. Data is periodically updated as additional categories of features are included and as errors are corrected.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
The Geographic Names layer retains the feature types and information identified by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. Initially based on information from the USGS GNIS, feature content and attribute information was modified in order to create a layer with multi-purpose point features that serve both map labeling and map navigation functions. Feature level links back to the original GNIS data are not preserved. Feature level links to named river, lake, and bay (hydrography) features maintained by CT DEP are preserved. All attributes have valid values. Values are within defined domains. The accuracy test for most attributes was conducted though a systematic and iterative process of visually verifying the information against the compilation data source such as 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps and spatial data layers of named waterbody features maintained by CT DEP. This data quality review process was conducted over a period of many years as new categories of features were added to the Geographic Names layer and as errors were corrected and improvements were made to other layers upon which this layer is based, such as the Hydrography Master layer published by CT DEP.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Point features are approximate representations for labeling and navigating (panning maps) to large area objects (e.g. populated places, hills, sandy beaches, reefs) or areas having well-defined, visible, recoverable, or permanent boundaries or demarcations (e.g. rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, ponds, municipalities). Point features do not accurately reflect the true locations for these geographically named features, but rather where to either cartographically label or center a map on geographically named features, usually at 1:24,000 scale. Most map label point features were manually positioned to avoid conflicts with the features they label; other nearby map labels; and nearby surface water features, transportation features, and built-up areas depicted on USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. The horizontal positional accuracy of this data is no better the United States National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale maps. According to this standard, not more than 10 percent of the locations tested are to be in error by more than 1/50 inch (40 feet) measured on the publication scale of a USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle map.
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
Source 1 - GNIS
Title: Geographic Names Information System
Originators: U.S Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virgina, USA
Publication date: 198110501
Data type: tabular digital data and vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes selected Geographic Name Information System point features for all of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle areas that cover the State of Connecticut.
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Source 2 - Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts
Title: Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: map
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: unstable-base material
Source contribution:
This data source is a set of Mylar overlays delineating all rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, and ponds that appear on the 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps published by the USGS for Connecticut. The names of the waterbodies shown on these Mylars are based on either waterbody names that appear on the 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps, names that appear on a state map of officially named waterbodies published by the State of Connecticut in the 1930's, or local names brought to the attention of the cartographer responsible for compiling the Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylars. The Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylars were originally compiled and mapped by James Bogar, a Cartographer with the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection.
Date: 1995
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Hydrography Master Master
Title: Connecticut Hydrography Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Hydrography Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all hydrography features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Hydrography Master encodes the waterbody name information from the Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts (Source 2) and is in ArcInfo Coverage and Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 4 - Named Waterbody Master
Title: Connecticut Named Waterbody Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Named Waterbody Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all named waterbodies depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Named Waterbody features include water, dams, flow connectors, aqueducts, canals, ditches, shorelines, and islands. The layer does not include the marsh areas, tidal flats, rocks, shoals, or channels typically shown on USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. However, the layer includes linear (flow) connector features that fill in gaps between river and stream features where water passes through marshes or underground through pipelines and tunnels. Named Waterbody Master is based on (derived from) the Hydrography Master layer and is in ArcInfo Coverage and Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Data creation in ArcInfo Coverage Annotation format - Using ArcInfo 7 software, the original map labeling dataset was made in ArcInfo Coverage format with Annotation features based on selected, non-waterbody data points from GNIS (e.g. hills, populated places, rocks) and manually placed stream, lake and bay names depicted on the Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts and encoded in the Hydrography Master layer. All annotation features were manually placed for best cartographic position for 1:24,000 to 1:50,000-scale maps. Feature location and attribute accuracy was visually checked and inspected by symbolizing features according to annotation subclasses on the computer screen and on hard copy paper maps. Feature names were also compared to the source data and USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. Check plot maps were printed at 1:24,000 and 1:50,000 scale to visually inspect digitizing quality and the assignment of attribute values. This initial ArcInfo Coverage included bay, beach, hill, island, lake, points of land, populated place, river, rock, swamp, town, and valley Annotation features.
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: 1995
Process software and version: ArcInfo 7.1
Data Source used
Source 1 - GNIS
Title: Geographic Names Information System
Originators: U.S Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virgina, USA
Publication date: 198110501
Data type: tabular digital data and vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes selected Geographic Name Information System point features for all of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle areas that cover the State of Connecticut.
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Source 2 - Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts
Title: Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: map
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: unstable-base material
Source contribution:
This data source is a set of Mylar overlays delineating all rivers, streams, brooks, reservoirs, lakes, and ponds that appear on the 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps published by the USGS for Connecticut. The names of the waterbodies shown on these Mylars are based on either waterbody names that appear on the 1:24,000-scale 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps, names that appear on a state map of officially named waterbodies published by the State of Connecticut in the 1930's, or local names brought to the attention of the cartographer responsible for compiling the Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylars. The Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylars were originally compiled and mapped by James Bogar, a Cartographer with the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection.
Date: 1995
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Hydrography Master Master
Title: Connecticut Hydrography Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Hydrography Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all hydrography features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Hydrography Master encodes the waterbody name information from the Named Streams, Lakes and Ponds Mylar manuscripts (Source 2) and is in ArcInfo Coverage and Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Process Step 2
Process description:
Data format conversion to Shapefile and Horizontal Datum change - Using ArcInfo 7.1 and ArcView 3.2 software, the data was converted from ArcInfo Coverage Annotation to Shapefile point feature format and from the Connecticut State Plane Coordinate System of 1927 (NAD27) to the Connecticut State Plane Coordinate System of 1983 (NAD83). The NADCON (North American Datum CONversion) data transformation was used. This initial Shapefile included bay, beach, hill, island, lake, points of land, populated place, river, rock, swamp, town, and valley map label point features.
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: 1999
Process software and version: ArcView 3
Data Source used
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Process Step 3
Process description:
Data format conversion to GeoDatabase with addition of map navigation point features - Using a combination of Workstation ArcInfo 8.3, Desktop ArcInfo 9.1, and ArcView 3.3 software, the following modifications were made to the Geographic Names layer. First, more categories of features were incorporated from the GNIS data source. These new categories included bar, channel, cliff, fall, flat, gap, hill range, ledges, reef, and ridge features for Connecticut and nearby portions of Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. Second, the data structure of the Geographic Names layer was normalized by converting it from Shapefile to GeoDatabase format and assigning a unique identifier, GEONAME_NO, to each geographically named feature in a new data table named GeoName. Each GeoName record represented a geographic name and was related to one or more point in the Geographic_Name feature class through the GEONAME_NO identifier. STATE_COD and TOWN_NO attribute values were determined for each point feature by overlaying these features with polygon features in a layer named Town Master from USGS, published by the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. A new field, SCALELEVEL, was added for labeling different sets of features at different map scales. Groups of features were assigned numeric SCALELEVEL values according to feature class, feature size, and cartographic preference. Through this process for example, map label points are made active for labeling large rivers and lakes at smaller scales than smaller sized lakes and rivers; and more label point features are made active for labeling large features, such as the Connecticut River, at larger map scales. See description of SCALELEVEL attribute for details. All of these point features used for map labeling purposes were assigned an ISMAPLABEL attribute equal to "True". The ISMAPNAV attribute was added to describe a second type of point feature for centering (navigating) small-sized maps on geographically named features. Since the same point feature can be used to both label and navigate a map to smaller geographically named features such as hills, populated places, and valleys, all features other than rivers, lakes and bays were assigned an ISMAPNAV attribute equal to "True". Map navigation points for all rivers, lakes and bays were generated through a combination of steps. For example, using Workstation ArcInfo 8.3, Named Waterbody Master polygon features were intersected with state and town polygons from the Town Master from USGS layer to create polygon label points representing areas where rivers, lakes and bays exist in every town. These waterbody polygon label points represent polygon centroids and were converted to simple point features. The point features for lakes and bays that represented the largest polygon area of the waterbody in each town the lake or bay was located in were identified and used as the basis for map navigation points and assigned an ISMAPNAV attribute equal to "True". The point features for streams that also represented the largest polygon area of the stream in each town the stream is located was temporarily saved for comparison with midpoints for the longest single line stream feature. For each stream, point features representing stream polygon centroids were compared to point features representing stream line midpoints in the following manner. Using ArcView 3.3 software, Named Waterbody Master line features were intersected with state and town polygons from the Town Master from USGS layer to associate a town with each single line stream. Using ArcView 3.3 software, the midpoint for each of these single line stream features in each town was converted to a point feature. Since a stream is represented as a collection of polygon features along wider portions (double-line sections of streams) and linear features along narrower portions (single-line sections of streams), both a polygon centroid and a line midpoint based stream point feature may exist for any one stream-town combination. Consequently, the two sets of (polygon centroid and line midpoint based) stream point features were compared and, if both types of points existed for the same stream-town combination, the polygon centroid based point was used instead of the line midpoint based point as the means for establishing a map navigation point. Otherwise, either the one polygon centroid or one line midpoint based feature defined the map navigation point. Consistent with all map navigation points, the ISNAVMAP attribute for these features was assigned a value of "True". As a result of this process, thousands of points were added to the Geographic Names layer solely for the purpose of being able to search for and center a map on a geographically named feature in every town that it is located in. For large features such as rivers and lakes located completely or partially out of state, only one map navigation point feature exists for each state outside of Connecticut the waterbody is located. All map navigation point features were assigned a corresponding NAVSCALE attribute value of 24000, with the exception of points used to navigate to towns, which were assigned 50000. A new data table, GeoNameOther was added to include other (alternate) names for geographically named features in the GeoName table. It was initially populated with alternate names for some streams, lakes and bays from the Named Waterbody Master layer. The GeoName feature class included map label and map navigation points for bar, bay, beach, channel, cliff, fall, flat, gap, hill, island, lake, ledge, point, populated place, reef, river, rock, swamp, town, and valley geographic names.
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: Workstation ArcInfo 8.3, Desktop ArcInfo 9.1, ArcView 3.3
Data Source used
Source 1 - GNIS
Title: Geographic Names Information System
Originators: U.S Geological Survey
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virgina, USA
Publication date: 198110501
Data type: tabular digital data and vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Includes selected Geographic Name Information System point features for all of the USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle areas that cover the State of Connecticut.
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Source 4 - Named Waterbody Master
Title: Connecticut Named Waterbody Master layer
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Named Waterbody Master is a 1:24,000-scale, polygon and line feature-based layer that includes all named waterbodies depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. Named Waterbody features include water, dams, flow connectors, aqueducts, canals, ditches, shorelines, and islands. The layer does not include the marsh areas, tidal flats, rocks, shoals, or channels typically shown on USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. However, the layer includes linear (flow) connector features that fill in gaps between river and stream features where water passes through marshes or underground through pipelines and tunnels. Named Waterbody Master is based on (derived from) the Hydrography Master layer and is in ArcInfo Coverage and Shapefile format.
Beginning date: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
Data Source produced
Source 5 - Geographic Names
Title: Connecticut Geographic Names
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: 1994 to present
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
This data source refers to all features combined in one statewide layer. Since initialy published in 1995, subsequent versions of the layer were generated by the CT DEP in order to change data format, convert from NAD 27 to NAD 83, improve the quality and accuracy of feature geometry and feature attribute information, and include additional geographically named features. Consequently, different copies of this layer have been produced over time, representing various steps in the data layer development and maintenance process. Changes made to the entire layer are reflected in metadata process steps where this particular data source is cited as both the Source Used and the Source Produced
Beginning date: 1974
Ending date: Present
Currentness reference:
ground condition
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 CopyFeatures_12
Date: 20081212 Time: 152052
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.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME" "Database Connections\062174-svr.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.GEOGRAPHIC_NAME" DEPFEATUREDYNAMIC 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 Geographic Names
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: 20111208
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
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
Instructions: On the top of the page, click on the title of the dataset to toggle opening and closing of all metadata content sections or click section links listed horizontally below the title to open individual sections. Click on a section name (e.g. Description) to open and close section content. Within a section, click on a item name (Status, Key Words, etc.) to open and close individual content items. By default, the Citation information within the Description section is always open for display.
Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.