Populated Places

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: ADCED and ADNR
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: Populated Places
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: General Base Map, Annotation & Places
Issue_Identification: towns
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Anchorage, AK
Publisher: ADNR, LRIS
Online_Linkage: <ftp://ftp.dnr.state.ak.us/asgdc/adnr/towns.zip>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs
Publication_Date: 1998
Title:
Alaska Community Database <http://www.dced.state.ak.us/dca/commdb/CF_COMDB.htm>
Description:
Abstract:
Locations of statewide towns and villages were entered by latitude-longitude, digitized from USGS 1:250,000 quadrangle maps, and heads-up digitizing from USGS 1:250,000 maps based on relative positioning of digital hydrography and digital township lines. Many locations were later updated by snapping them to points in the USGSNAMES coverage obtained from USGS.
List of populated places were acquired from Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs (DCRA).
The classifications of cities is determined by the Department of Community and Regional Affairs. An excellent description of city classifications was prepared by the Local Boundary Commission Staff of the Alaska Department of Community & Regional Affairs. This white paper can be found online at: <http://www.commerce.state.ak.us/dca/lbc/pubs/Local_Gov_AK.pdf> The document is in PDF format.
Purpose: Cartographic representation.
Supplemental_Information:
Procedures_Used: Town locations eyeballed from 1:250000 maps and township grid. Updated 19900919 J. Tam annolevel size content 1 15000 water body names 4000 4000 town names (statewide maps) 6000 6000 " 8000 8000 "
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19970701
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: as needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 158.42386005
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -118.0405984
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 67.61131911
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.53621919
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: society
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: towns
Theme_Keyword: communities
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: villages
Theme_Keyword: Second Class City
Theme_Keyword: Unified Home Rule Municipality
Theme_Keyword: First Class City
Theme_Keyword: Municipalities
Theme_Keyword: Home Rule City
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Access_Constraints:
To ensure distribution of the most current public information, please refer requests for data or products to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Land Records Information Section.
Use_Constraints:
It is not recommended the data be used at a scale larger than 1:250,000.
Any hardcopies or published datasets utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GIS Public Access Coordinator
Contact_Organization:
AK Department of Natural Resources - Land Records Information Section
Contact_Position: GIS Public Access Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 550 W. 7th Suite 706
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 269 8833
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907 269 8920
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis_public_access@dnr.state.ak.us
Hours_of_Service: 800-1600 AST
Contact_Instructions: See Distribution_Information
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: <http://www.asgdc.state.ak.us/metagraphs/cultural/towns.jpg>
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Basic map of town locations and populations.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPG
Data_Set_Credit: Department of Community and Regional Affairs
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.3.0.800

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Unknown
Logical_Consistency_Report: Point features present.
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Unknown
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: USGS
Publication_Date: 1950
Title: USGS topographic maps
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: map
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1950
Source_Currentness_Reference: USGS
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: location of towns - note: date varies
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: DCRA
Publication_Date: 1990
Title: community database
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: electronic
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1990
Source_Currentness_Reference: DCRA
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: attributes for towns - note, date varies
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: DCRA
Publication_Date: 19970701
Title: community database
Source_Scale_Denominator: 250000
Type_of_Source_Media: electronic
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1990
Source_Currentness_Reference: DCRA
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: none
Source_Contribution: Updated population attributes
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Deleted rivers. See hydro coverage. J. Tam 19901024 Added Whittier & Cordova J. Tam 19910214 Small towns have towns-id gt 2000. J. Tam 19910306 N. vanVeldhuisen 19900809 Annotation of towns resolved to 8000 for Unified Home Rule Municipalities and Home Rule Cities -- 4500 for First Class Cities -- 4000 for Second Class Cities. There is a related INFO datafile called TOWNS.DAT related to TOWNS.PAT by TOWNS-ID with a relate TOWNS. TOWNS.DAT contains the name and class and population and Incorporation Date of all the towns. TOWNS-ID represents these values : 1 thru 3 -- Unified Home Rule Municipalities 4 thru 15 -- Home Rule Cities 101 thru 122 -- First Class Cities 201 thru 316 -- Second Class Cities The labels of the towns each contain a symbol relative in size to each city classification. Anno subclasses added 19920610 by J. Tam: anno.anno25mil - for statewide maps anno.anno1mil - for 1:1000000 maps annosize reduced by half New item MAIN added for major towns: MAIN le 10 & annolevel = 10 for top 10 MAIN le 20 & annolevel = 10 & 20 for top 20 Annotation subclass annoqmq added for 1:250-000 maps.
19931229 - G. Holt Input 1990 U.S. Census populations for unincorporated communities from list provided by Jules Tileston. Added 8 ANCSA villages per Jules for wetland maps. Nikolski- Eklutna- Levelock- Eyak- Eagle Village- Chalkyitsik- Alatna- King Island
19940121 - J. Tam Annotation subclass anno8x11 added for 8x11 maps. Use in conjunction with item M8x11 to display 22 towns as follows in ARCPLOT: res towns point m8x11 = Y points towns noids annotext towns anno8x11
19940128 - J. Tam Move North Pole name so it does not conflict with annotation for Fairbanks North Star Borough.
19940729 - J. Tam Add annotation subclass anno2mil to be consistent with other coverages. Copied anno from anno25mil to anno2mil.
19940803 - J. Tam Updated 31 label attributes which had missing NAMEs. Added 5 towns: Iditarod - Flat - Willow - Ophir - Poorman
19940825 - J. Tam Corrected the placement of 3 town names in subclasses anno2mil and anno25mil: Mountain Village; Pitkas Point; Saint Marys.
19950323 - J. Tam Corrected the locations of 224 towns and their annotations as necessary. These points were snapped to corresponding points in the USGSNAMES coverage.
19950324 - J. Tam Added annotation subclass anno11x17 for maps approximately 11x17. Use same ARCPLOT commands as for the 8x11 maps (see above).
19950406 - J. Tam Tweaked the positions of about a dozen annotations in anno2mil to display better in ARC7.
19950412 - J. Tam Tweaked the positions of several annotations in anno1mil to display better in ARC7. Deleted the subclass anno25mil.
19950417 - J. Tam Moved anno2mil annotation for Prudhoe Bay offshore.
19950427 - J. Tam Updated annotation subclass country with new labels for Canada and Russia.
19961126 - M. Gorham Deleted point and annotation for Eyak and Afognak. (Annotation was removed from all subclasses.)
199806 - M. Gorham Moved point for Thorne Bay. Corrected names for Woody Is. and Womens Bay. They were reversed.
200001 - M. Gorham Copied anno2mil to anno2mil_dced. Copied anno2mil from older towns coverage to this coverage. It was discovered that some of the annotation had been changed.
200008 - M. Gorham Changed the name of the City of Sheldon Point to the City of Nunam Iqua, which means "end of the tundra". Change notification received from George Plumley, DCED.
Process_Date: 1998
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Updated population or POP attributes. Also corrected name locations of five villages: Chaloonawick, Bill Moore's, Hamilton, Womens Bay, and Woody Island.
Process_Date: 1998

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 321

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 55
Standard_Parallel: 65
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50
False_Easting: 0.00000
False_Northing: 0.00000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1.0
Ordinate_Resolution: 1.0
Planar_Distance_Units: METERS
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.4
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.98

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: towns.pat
Entity_Type_Definition: point attributes
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ARC/INFO
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: symbol
Attribute_Definition: cartographic representation
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: varies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: main
Attribute_Definition: top towns
Attribute_Definition_Source: DNR
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 1-10 for top 10 towns; 1-20 for top 20 towns
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: name
Attribute_Definition: name of town
Attribute_Definition_Source: USGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: varies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: class
Attribute_Definition: community classification
Attribute_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: First Class City
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: first class
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Second Class City
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Home Rule City
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Home Rule City
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Unified Home Rule Municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Unified Home Rule Municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Organized Under Federal Law
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Organized Under Federal Law
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: pop
Attribute_Definition: population of town
Attribute_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: varies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: incorp_date
Attribute_Definition: Date incorporated
Attribute_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: varies
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ANCSA
Attribute_Definition: ANCSA
Attribute_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: YES, ANCSA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NO, NOT ANCSA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: M8X11
Attribute_Definition: map on 8.5" x 11" map
Attribute_Definition_Source: DCRA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: YES, map
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DNR
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NO, don't map
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: DNR
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: none
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alaska Department of Natural Resources - Land Records Information Section
Contact_Position: GIS Public Access Coordinator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 550 W. 7th Suite 706
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99501
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 269 8833
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 907 269 8920
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
The State of Alaska makes no express or implied warranties (including warranties of merchantability and fitness) with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the electronic services or products or their appropriateness for any users purposes. In no event will the State of Alaska be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential or other damages suffered by the user or any other person or entity whether from the use of the electronic services or products, any failure thereof or otherwise, and in no event will the State of Alaska s liability to the requestor or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the electronic service or product.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: zipped ArcInfo export file
Transfer_Size: 76.9 KB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <ftp://ftp.dnr.state.ak.us/asgdc/adnr/towns.zip>
Fees: none

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041230
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Alaska Department of Natural Resources - Land Records Information Section
Contact_Person: Marty Martin
Contact_Position: GIS Data Administrator
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 550 W 7th Ave., Suite 706
City: Anchorage
State_or_Province: AK
Postal_Code: 99501
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 907 269 8837
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marty_martin@dnr.state.ak.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
If the user has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed in the supporting metadata file. User specifically agrees not to imply that changes they made were approved by the Alaska Department of Natural Resources.
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Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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