Land Use, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, 1978

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Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines

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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
6. Distribution - Get Data
7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Chen, Wei; Levinson, David M
Title Land Use, Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, 1978
Abstract A shapefile was generated from ArcINFO coverages, which were in turn created by digitizing a 1978 paper map of land use in the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The map was originally published by the Twin Cities Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Purpose Land use data for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area digitized from a 1978 map of the Metropolitan Planning Commission.
Time Period of Content Date 1978
Currentness Reference Date published of print map from which the data were extracted.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Twin Cities County Metropolitan Area
Bounding Coordinates -94.019175
Place Keywords Twin Cities Metropolitan Area
Theme Keywords planningCadastre
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information David M. Levinson, Professor
Browse Graphic None available
Associated Data Sets

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage The GIS shapefiles were exported using ArcGIS Quick Import Tool from the Data Interoperability Toolbox. The coverage files was imported into a file geodatabase then exported to a .shp file for long-term use without proprietary software. An example output of the final GIS file is include as a pdf, in addition, a scan of the original 1978 map (held in the UMN Borchert Map Library) is included as a pdf. Metadata was extracted as an xml file. Finally, all associated coverage files and original map scans were zipped into one file for download and reuse.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
Internal feature number.Esri
Feature geometry.Esri
100 = Single Family Residential. 110 = Agricultural and Vacant Land. 120 = Water . 130 = Marshland. 200 = Mixed Single and Multi-family residential . 210 = Multi-family residential . 300 = Commercial Central Business District. 310 = Other Commercial . 400 = Industrial Intensive . 410 = Industrial Extensive. 600 = Airport. 700 = Institutions . 800 = Cemeteries. 900 = Park.Researcher
Area of feature in internal units squared.Esri

Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM)
Publication Date 2014-03-03
Contact Person Information Spatial Data Curator,
University of Minnesota
309 19th Ave S, S76 O Meredith Wilson Library
Minneapolis, MN  55455
Phone: 612-301-3932
Distributor's Data Set Identifier
Distribution Liability
Ordering Instructions
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 12/07/2016
Contact Person Information Spatial Data Curator,
University of Minnesota
309 19th Ave S, S76 O Meredith Wilson Library
Minneapolis, MN  55455
Phone: 612-301-3932
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage

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