Connecticut Railroads
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Connecticut Railroads
SDE Feature Class - depgis.DEP.RAILROAD
FGDC, ESRI Metadata
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+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Other citation details:
The USGS is the collector of the 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 essentially includes the same set of geographic features published in 1994. However, the 2005 Edition differs from information published in 1994 primarily as a result of corrections and improvements to feature geometry and feature attribute information. Previously undetected errors have been corrected. Also, some feature attribute information (data fields) have been slightly modified and made easier to use. Except for periodic corrections, this layer includes information that is relatively static and does not change over time. Data compiled at 1:24,000 scale.
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
Connecticut Railroads is a 1:24,000-scale, feature-based layer that includes railroad features on the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut. This layer only includes features located in Connecticut. The layer is based on information from USGS topographic quadrangle maps published between 1969 and 1984 and does not represent the railroad system in Connecticut at any one particular point in time. The layer does not depict current conditions and excludes many railroads that have been built, modified, or removed since the time these topographic quadrangle maps were published. The layer includes railroad tracks, bridges, drawbridges, roundhouses, sidings, tracks, tunnels, underpasses, and stations. It does not include train schedule or track related information. Features are linear and represent railroad track centerlines. Attribute information is comprised of codes to cartographically represent (symbolize) rail features on a map. This layer was originally published in 1994. The 2005 edition includes the same rail features published in 1994, but the attribute information has been slightly modified and made easier to use.
Purpose:
Connecticut Railroads is 1:24,000-scale base map data. It depicts the location of all railroads trails published on the USGS topographic quadrangle maps. For base map purposes, use this layer with other 1:24,000-scale base map data such as Hydrography, Roads and Trails, Airports, and Towns. The Railroads layer includes information within Connecticut and is derived from the Railroads Master layer, which includes all railroad features depicted on all of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps that cover the State of Connecticut. This layer may be used as a possible data source for other 1:24,000-scale layers having features that should coincide with railroad tracks on the USGS topographic quadrangle maps. Not intended for maps printed at map scales greater or more detailed than 1:24,000 scale (1 inch = 2,000 feet.)
Supplemental information:
In 2004, the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection developed automated procedures to systematically maintain feature topology and attribute integrity for a set of related transportation data produced by the agency during the 1980's and 1980's from the 1:24,000-scale USGS DLGs. These layers include Roads and Trails Master, Roads and Trails, Railroads Master, Railroads, Buffered Roads Master, Buffered Roads, Airports Master, and Airports. Automated procedures were developed using ArcInfo Workstation 8.3 software and the Arc Macro Language (AML) as a scripting environment and recorded in an AML file named MAKECOVER.AML for the transportation category of data for the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection. For additional information related to the original source of data from the U.S. Geological Survey, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
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
Country: USA
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
File or table name: depgis.DEP.RAILROAD
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: 1969
Ending date: 1984
Currentness reference:
Publication dates of the USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps for the State of Connecticut through 1984.
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: digital line graph, DLG, large scale, transportation, railroad, track, siding, station, base map
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: transportation
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 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: Railrods - From the Railroads 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 Connecticut Railroads
Graphic Image

Browse graphic 2
Open - Detail view of Connecticut Railroads within the vicinty of New Haven, Connecticut. These railroad features are based on information published on USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps.
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
Left749397.079000 (survey feet)
Right1251989.041000 (survey feet)
Top943113.290000 (survey feet)
Bottom563972.177000 (survey feet)
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
GCS North American 1983
BoundaryCoordinate
West-73.672603 (longitude)
East-71.822294 (longitude)
North42.049413 (latitude)
South41.005254 (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 linear railroad features such as includes railroad tracks, bridges, drawbridges, roundhouses, sidings, tracks, tunnels, underpasses, and stations published on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. Information encoded about features includes railroad feature type classification, and two standard symbology classification schemes.
Entity and attribute detailed citation:
For additional information related to the original source of data from the U.S. Geological Survey, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Indirect spatial reference method: State of Connecticut, United States of America
Attributes of Connecticut Railroads
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Name: depgis.DEP.RAILROAD
Type of object: Feature Class
Geometry type: Polyline
Number of records: 3993
Description:
Railroads, Rail Sidings and Railroad Stations as line features
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
RRARC_COD
Definition:
Railroad Arc Code. Numeric values that identify railroad feature types.
Alias: RRARC_COD Type: Double Width: 8 Precision: 16 Scale: 5Output width: 10
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
0
Not Railroad
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
201
Railroad
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
202
Railroad in Street or Road
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
204
Carline
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
208
Railroad Siding
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
209
Perimeter or Limit of yard
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
400
Perimeter of Railroad Station
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
402
Roundhouse
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
2201
Two Track Railroad
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
4201
Four Track Railroad
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
209201
Railroad, Perimeter or Limit of Yard
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
209208
Railroad Siding, Perimeter or Limit of Yard
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
601201
Railroad, in Tunnel
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
601208
Railroad Siding, in Tunnel
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
602201
Railroad, Overpassing on Bridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
602208
Railroad Siding, Overpassing on Bridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
603201
Railroad, Abandoned
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
603208
Railroad Siding, Abandoned
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605201
Railroad, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605202
Railroad in Street or Road, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605208
Railroad Siding, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605210
Arbitrary Line Extension, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
606208
Railroad Siding, Narrow Gauge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
607201
Railroad, in Snowshed or under Structure
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
607208
Railroad Siding, in Snowshed or under Structure
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
611201
Railroad, on Drawbridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
611202
Railroad in Street or Road, on Drawbridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
4209201
Four Track Railroad, Perimeter or Limit of Yard
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
4602201
Four Track Railroad, Overpassing on Bridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
4605201
Four Track Railroad, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
4611201
Four Track Railroad, on Drawbridge
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605603201
Railroad, Abandoned, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
605603208
Railroad Siding, Abandoned, Underpassing
Definition Source:
CT DEP, USGS
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
RAIL_CLASS
Definition:
Railroad Class. Text values that correspond to the numeric RRARC_COD attribute values. RAIL_CLASS is the English language equivalent of (decodes) the RRARC_COD field.
Alias: RAIL_CLASS Type: String Width: 50 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 50
Attribute values: See Enumerated Domain Value Definitions for RRARC_COD attribute.
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
AV_LEGEND
Definition:
ArcView Legend. Text field for symbolizing railroad feature types on a map.
Alias: AV_LEGEND Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 20
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
Abandoned
This category includes RRARC_COD values 603201, 603208, 605603201, 605603208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Bridge
This category includes RRARC_COD values 602201 and 602208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Drawbridge
This category includes RRARC_COD values 611201, 611202 and 4611201.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Narrow Gauge
This category includes RRARC_COD value 606208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Roundhouse
This category includes RRARC_COD value 402.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Siding
This category includes RRARC_COD values 208, 209208, and 607208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Track
This category includes RRARC_COD values 201, 202, 204, 2201, 4201, 209201, 607201, 4209201, and 4602201.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Tunnel
This category includes RRARC_COD values 601201 and 601208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Underpass
This category includes RRARC_COD values 605201, 605202, 605208, 605210, and 4605201.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Station
This category includes RRARC_COD values 209 and 400.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
IMS_LEGEND
Definition:
Internet Mapping Software Legend. Text field for symbolizing railroad feature types on an Internet map.
Alias: IMS_LEGEND Type: String Width: 20 Precision: 0 Scale: 0Output width: 20
Attribute domain values
ValueDefinition
Abandoned
This category includes RRARC_COD values 603201, 603208, 605603201, and 605603208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Siding
This category includes RRARC_COD values 208, 209208, and 607208.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Station
This category includes RRARC_COD values 209, 400 and 402.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Track
This category includes RRARC_COD values 201, 202, 204, 2201, 4201, 601201, 601208, 605201, 605202, 605208, 605210, 606208, 607201, 611201, 611202, 4209201, 4602201, 4605201, and 4611201.
Definition Source:
CT DEP
Attribute definition source:
State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
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.RAILROAD
ESRI feature type: Simple
Geometry type: Polyline
Topology: FALSE
Feature count: 3993
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.RAILROAD
Type: String
Count: 3993
+ 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:
Line features conform to the following topological rules. Lines are single part. There are no duplicate lines. Lines do not self overlap. Lines do not overlap other lines. Lines intersect only at nodes, and nodes anchor the ends of all lines. Lines do not overshoot or undershoot other lines they are supposed to meet and intersect. The tests of logical consistency were performed by the USGS PROSYS program, and subsequently by the State of Connecticut using ESRI ArcInfo software to maintain feature topology in ArcInfo coverage format. The data is topologically clean. The ArcInfo Clean function was repeatedly used following edits to verify topology and enforce a minimum distance between vertices of 4 feet (fuzzy tolerance) and a minimum allowed overshoot length of 10 feet (dangle length).
Completeness report:
The completeness of the data reflects the USGS National Mapping Division standards for feature content of the data sources, which are the Large Scale (7.5 minute) Digital Line Graph (DLG) files available from the USGS. For Connecticut, the Large Scale DLG files used to create this layer are for the 1:24,000-scale topographic quadrangle maps published between 1969 and 1984.  The Railroads layer is complete in the sense that it accurately reflects the contents of the most recently published USGS topographic quadrangle maps available at the time the State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection began creating the layer. Some newer quadrangle maps have been published by the USGS since 1984, however, the State of Connecticut did not incorporate this information into the Railroads layer. So compared to the most recent set of topographic quadrangle maps available today, the Railroads layer is incomplete, and substantially incomplete when compared to the railroad system in existence today. This data is not updated.
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
The layer retains the feature types identified by the USGS. All attributes have valid values. Values are within defined domains. The accuracy test for the RRARC_COD attribute values was conducted by comparing the railroads published on the source topographic quadrangle maps with 1:24,000-scale check plots or interactive displays of the railroads data on a computer graphic system. These checkplots and computer displays depicted the railroad features in different colors based on their respective RRARC_COD values for comparison with the paper quadrangle maps. The RAIL_CLASS, AV_LEGEND, and IMS_LEGEND attribute values are based on RRARC_COD values. RAIL_CLASS decodes the RRARC_COD field. AV_LEGEND and IMS_LEGEND are broad classifications of RRARC_COD values. The RAIL_CLASS, AV_LEGEND, and IMS_LEGEND fields were populated though table joins to lookup tables. These values were not manually entered.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
This data complies with United States National Map Accuracy Standards for 1:24,000 scale maps. According to this standard, not more than 10 percent of the points 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 - DLG
Title: USGS Large Scale Digital Line Graph (DLG)
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler and publisher)
Publisher: U.S Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: 1969-1984
Data type: file
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: digital tape media
Source contribution:
USGS Large Scale Digital Line Graph (DLG) data are digital representations of the cartographic (base map) information published on the 1:24,000-scale, 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. The USGS produces DLG data per 7.5 minute quadrangle. DLG data is organized into categories such as hydrography, boundaries, and transportation. At the time the State of Connecticut began developing the Railroads layer in the late 1980's, Large Scale DLG files were available for 112 of the 115 topographic quadrangle maps necessary to cover Connecticut. Large Scale DLG files were not available for the West Springfield Mass-Conn, Springfield South Mass-Conn, and Hamden Mass-Conn quadrangle. It is important to note that the Large-Scale DLGs were produced in the 1980's at a time when the USGS was developing standards, conventions, and procedures to convert topographic quadrangle maps into digital spatial data. The Connecticut DLG files were produced by digitizing from stable-base mylars using a digitizing tablet to capture the digital data. The features were manually digitized and attributed. Today, there are other methods available for producing DLGs. For additional DLG documentation, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
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 2 - Quadrangle image data
Title: Scanned USGS Topographic Quadrangle Map Mylars
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: digital tape media
Source contribution:
In the absence of Large Scale DLG data, the USGS provided the State of Connecticut with raster image scans of the mylar separates used to publish the black, red, brown, and blue inks for 3 of the 115 topographic quadrangle maps that cover Connecticut. These quadrangles include West Springfield Mass-Conn, Springfield South Mass-Conn, and Hamden Mass-Conn.
Date: 1979
Currentness reference:
publication date
Source 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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 - Railroad.shp
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad.shp is in 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 6 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in GeoDatabase Feature Class 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.
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
DLG to ArcInfo coverage format conversion - Using ESRI ArcInfo software, the State of Connecticut, Department of Enviromental Protection converted the Railroad overlay from the Transporation category for each Large Scale DLG file to ArcInfo Coverage format, resulting in one ArcInfo Coverage of linear features for each quadrangle area. The Transportation category of data includes major transportation systems collected in three separate overlays labeled: (1) Roads and Trails, (2) Railroads, and (3) Pipelines, Transmission Lines, and Miscellaneous Transportation Features. Only the Railroad overlay was extracted from the Transportation Layer as a data source for this layer. Each Coverage was converted from UTM to Connecticut State Plane, North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27).
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Deborah Dumin, Jonathan Scull
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: 1985-1987
Process software and version: ArcInfo 5
Data Source used
Source 1 - DLG
Title: USGS Large Scale Digital Line Graph (DLG)
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler and publisher)
Publisher: U.S Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: 1969-1984
Data type: file
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: digital tape media
Source contribution:
USGS Large Scale Digital Line Graph (DLG) data are digital representations of the cartographic (base map) information published on the 1:24,000-scale, 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle maps. The USGS produces DLG data per 7.5 minute quadrangle. DLG data is organized into categories such as hydrography, boundaries, and transportation. At the time the State of Connecticut began developing the Railroads layer in the late 1980's, Large Scale DLG files were available for 112 of the 115 topographic quadrangle maps necessary to cover Connecticut. Large Scale DLG files were not available for the West Springfield Mass-Conn, Springfield South Mass-Conn, and Hamden Mass-Conn quadrangle. It is important to note that the Large-Scale DLGs were produced in the 1980's at a time when the USGS was developing standards, conventions, and procedures to convert topographic quadrangle maps into digital spatial data. The Connecticut DLG files were produced by digitizing from stable-base mylars using a digitizing tablet to capture the digital data. The features were manually digitized and attributed. Today, there are other methods available for producing DLGs. For additional DLG documentation, refer to the Data User Guides and Standards for 1:24,000-Scale Digital Line Graphs and Quadrangle Maps available from the U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program.
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 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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.
Process Step 2
Process description:
Image to vector (ArcInfo coverage) format conversion - Using ESRI ArcInfo software, the black ink image files that depict the railroad (and road and trail features) on three topographic quadrangle maps were georeferenced to Connecticut State Plane, North American Datum of 1927 (NAD27) by registering the image corners to the corresponding quadrangle corner tics.  In an interactive ArcInfo editing environment, the railroad track features were visually identified on the background image and manually vectorized. Railroad features that would have been included in the DLG Transportation category by the USGS were were manually digitized on the screen (heads-up digitizing). Features were assigned RRARC_COD values based on their cartographic representation on the topographic quadrangle maps. Check plots were made to inspect digitizing quality and the assignment of RRARC_COD values.
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: 1988
Process software and version: ArcInfo 5
Data Source used
Source 2 - Quadrangle image data
Title: Scanned USGS Topographic Quadrangle Map Mylars
Originators: U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication place: Reston, Virginia, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: digital tape media
Source contribution:
In the absence of Large Scale DLG data, the USGS provided the State of Connecticut with raster image scans of the mylar separates used to publish the black, red, brown, and blue inks for 3 of the 115 topographic quadrangle maps that cover Connecticut. These quadrangles include West Springfield Mass-Conn, Springfield South Mass-Conn, and Hamden Mass-Conn.
Date: 1979
Currentness reference:
publication date
Data Source produced
Source 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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.
Process Step 3
Process description:
Attribute value verification - The quality and accuracy of the digitizing and coding of the railroad features was checked by comparing the transporation features in each ArcInfo Coverage with the railroad features on the published USGS topographic quadrangle maps. Visual comparisons using 1:24,000 scale paper check plots combined with automated procedures to identify inconsistent attribute coding were the primary means of evaluating and correcting obvious errors with the original DLG data. Where necessary, corrections were made to DLG major and minor codes in the ArcInfo Coverages. The original DLG major and minor codes were modified to form the RRARC_COD attribute in the final Railroads layer.
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: 1985-1988
Process software and version: ArcInfo 5, 6
Data Source used
Source 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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.
Process Step 4
Process description:
Quadrangle coverage edgematch - Using ESRI ArcInfo software, the individual 7.5 minute quadrangle coverages of Railroad features were systematically edgematched. Features along the edges of adjacent quadrangle were moved to make their end-point coordinates identical through a process of checkerboard style edgematching. Features on every other quadrangle were adjusted. The ends of Railroad segments were snapped to align with the connecting stationary features on adjacent quadrangles if their end-points were generally within 20 feet. On occasion, there were no connecting features on adjacent quadrangles to match to so some features abruptly end at quadrangle boundaries. This is mostly due to variations in quadrangle publication dates.  Varying publication dates also explain inconsistent DLG major and minor codes for certain railroads that appear on more than one topographic map. For example, a track that appears on two adjacent quadrangle maps may appear as a track on one map and abandoned track on the adjacent (more recent) map. Consequently, RRARC_COD values for some railroad tracks change when crossing quadrangle boundaries. These inconsistencies were not resolved because the intent was to represent the classification of these features on USGS topographic quadrangle maps.
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: 1989-1990
Process software and version: ArcInfo 5
Data Source used
Source 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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.
Process Step 5
Process description:
Statewide layer creation - Using ESRI ArcInfo sofware, all of individual 7.5 minute quadrangle coverages were appended to form a single, statewide Railroads layer.  Linear features were unsplit (merged) to eliminate unnecessary pseudo nodes between similar features from adjacent quadrangle areas. Final line feature topology was established with ArcInfo Fuzzy and Dangle tolerances verified at 4 and 10 feet, respectively. At this step in the process the Railroads layer was fully attributed and ready for use. Not all data fields from the orginal DLG files were preserved by this step in the process. A new data field, AV_LEGEND, was added to more easily classify and cartographically represent features when displaying the information with software such as ArcView.
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: 1994
Process software and version: ArcInfo 6
Data Source used
Source 3 - Quadrangle data
Title: Railroad 7.5 minute quadrangle Coverages
Originators: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection (data editor)
U.S. Geological Survey, National Mapping Program (data compiler)
Publisher: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Publication place: Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Publication date: Unpublished Material
Data type: vector digital data
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for each quadrangle map.
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 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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.
Process Step 6
Process description:
Datum conversion - Using ESRI ArcInfo software, the Railroads layer was converted 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.
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: ArcInfo 7
Data Source used
Source 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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.
Process Step 7
Process description:
Attribute enhancements - RAIL_CLASS and AV_LEGEND attributes were changed from storing abbreviated values in upper case (e.g. TRACK, SIDING, STATION ) to full length values in both upper and lower case (e.g. Track, Siding, Station). Additionally the IMS_LEGEND attribute was added to establish a very general classification scheme for symbolizing railroad features with Internet mapping software environments such as ArcIMS. The following attributes from the original DLG files were removed from the data table due to poor data quality: PHOTRV_FLG and QUAD_NO. These attribute values were inconsistent, not verified and of limited value to the State of Connecticut. Using Arc Macro Language (AML), an automated process (MAKECOVER.AML) was developed to maintain consistent attribute values by programmatically joining lookup data tables to decode numeric code fields.  The MAKECOVER.AML also created this particular copy of the Railroads layer that is clipped to the State of Connecticut boundary.
Organization: State of Connecticut, Department of Environmental Protection
Person: Elizabeth Doran, 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: 2001-2004
Process software and version: ArcInfo 7, 8
Data Source used
Source 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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.
Process Step 8
Process description:
Create 2005 Edition of Railroad - The automated process (software program), MAKECOVER.AML, developed for the previous process step was executed in 2005 in order to create a 2005 edition (copy) of Railroad that captures recent corrections and enhancements made to the layer. The MAKECOVER.AML program was last run in 2005, and the name of the resulting ArcInfo coverage created by this automated process is RAIL. Note, this particular run of the MAKECOVER.AML created a copy of the Railroad ArcInfo coverage that is clipped to the State of Connecticut boundary and is named RAIL instead of RAILMASTER. Prior to 2005, the Railroads layer in ArcInfo Coverage format that was clipped to the state of Connecticut boundary was named RAILROADCT.
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: 2005
Process software and version: ArcInfo 8.3
Data Source used
Source 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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.
Process Step 9
Process description:
Export to Shapefile format - Converted line feature data from an ArcInfo coverage named RAIL to a Shapefile named Railroad.shp. Excluded the FNODE#, TNODE#, LPOLY#, RPOLY#, LENGTH, RAIL#, RAIL-ID attributes from the Shapefile because their values are only maintained by ArcInfo software with spatial data that is ArcInfo coverage format.
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: 2005
Process software and version: ArcGIS 8.3
Data Source used
Source 4 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in ArcInfo Coverage 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 - Railroad.shp
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad.shp is in 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.
Process Step 10
Process description:
Convert to GeoDatabase Feature Class format - Defined new Feature Class named Railroad; and imported the attribute definitions, loaded features and imported metadata from Railroad.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 5 - Railroad.shp
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad.shp is in 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 6 - Railroad
Title: Connecticut Railroads
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: 19940101
Edition: 2005
Data type: vector digital data
Data location: http://www.ct.gov/deep
Map scale denominator: 24000
Media: disc
Source contribution:
Railroad features for Connecticut combined in a single, statewide layer. Railroad is in GeoDatabase Feature Class 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.
ESRI geoprocessing history
Description of ESRI geoprocessing commands, settings, and tolerances applied to the data.
ESRI geoprocessing command information
1 Process
Date: 20061204 Time: 123544
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\CopyFeatures
Command issued: CopyFeatures F:\GeoData\Transportation\geodatabase\Transportation.mdb\Railroad "Database Connections\depdbs11@dep.sde\depgis.DEP.Railroad" DEPVECTORSTATIC 10000 0 0
2 DeleteFeatures_8
Date: 20080804 Time: 151646
Tool location: C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\DeleteFeatures
Command issued: DeleteFeatures "Database Connections\10.18.8.94.depgis@DEP_Direct.sde\depgis.DEP.Railroad" "Database Connections\10.18.8.94.depgis@DEP_Direct.sde\depgis.DEP.Railroad"
3 CopyFeatures_64
Date: 20081215 Time: 162110
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.RAILROAD" "Database Connections\062174-svr.depgis@DEP.sde\depgis.DEP.RAILROAD" 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 Railroads
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, ArcInfo Coverage
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.
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Download: FGDC Plus Stylesheet is available from the ArcScripts downloads at www.esri.com.