Arizona Cities (Points)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resource Information System
Publication_Date: February 2012
Title: Arizona Cities (Points)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Phoenix, Arizona
Publisher:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resource Information System
Online_Linkage:
\\sld11\gisdev\home\amaslowi\ALRIS\ALRIS _Shapes\Shapefiles\cities_points.shp
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset represents point locations of cities and towns in Arizona. The data contains point locations for incorporated cities, Census Designated Places and populated places. Several data sets were used as inputs to construct this data set. A subset of the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) national dataset for the state of Arizona was used for the base location of most of the points. Polygon files of the Census Designated Places (CDP), from the U.S. Census Bureau and an incorporated city boundary database developed and maintained by the Arizona State Land Department were also used for reference during development. Every incorporated city is represented by a point, originally derived from GNIS. Some of these points were moved based on local knowledge of the GIS Analyst constructing the data set. Some of the CDP points were also moved and while most CDP's of the Census Bureau have one point location in this data set, some inconsistencies were allowed in order to facilitate the use of the data for mapping purposes. Population estimates were derived from data collected during the 2010 Census.
During development, an additional attribute field was added to provide additional functionality to the users of this data. This field, named 'DEF_CAT', implies definition category, and will allow users to easily view, and create custom layers or datasets from this file. For example, new layers may created to include only incorporated cities (DEF_CAT = Incorporated), Census designated places (DEF_CAT = Incorporated OR DEF_CAT = CDP), or all cities that are neither CDP's or incorporated (DEF_CAT= Other).
This data is current as of February 2012. At this time, there is no planned maintenance or update process for this dataset.
Purpose:
This data is created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning, reference, and analysis purposes. This data does not represent a legal record.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: February 2012
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -114.990120
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -108.970786
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.007611
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.281829
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword: city locations
Theme_Keyword: city points
Place:
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: United States
Access_Constraints:
Access is granted to public agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and private individuals for non-commercial purpose. For commercial use of the data see Arizona Revised Statutes 39-121.03
Use_Constraints:
The Arizona State Land Department makes no warranties, implied or expressed, with respect to the accuracy of and the use of this data for any specific purpose. Users are required to make their own assessment of the data for any specific use.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resource Information System
Contact_Position: GIS Data Transfer Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1616 West Adams
City: Phoenix
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 85007
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (602) 542-2606
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (602) 542-2600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected]
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 5 pm, MST
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3500

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Accurate according to GNIS federal standards
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Approximate
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Approximate
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1974-Present
Publication_Time: Unknown
Title: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Other_Citation_Details:
U.S. Geological Survey, 19810501, U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA.
Online_Linkage: <http://geonames.usgs.gov/>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 1:24000
Type_of_Source_Media: paper; topographic maps
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: December 2006
Time_of_Day: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: December 2006
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: U.S. Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Source_Contribution: Source provided digital point locations of Arizona cities
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: Census 2010 - Arizona Population Estimates
Type_of_Source_Media: paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2010
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: US Census Bureau
Source_Contribution:
Population Estimates for Incorporated Cities & Towns, CDP's and Other Places derived from the U.S. Census (2010).
Process_Step:
Process_Description: A reprojection of data to NAD_1983_HARN_UTM_Zone_12N
Process_Date: December 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Subset was created by selecting all populated place locations for the state of Arizona from the GNIS national data set. Populated places falling within incorporated city boundaries that were not associated to said incorporated city were eliminated unless said point was of historical value. The following points were moved from their original location. The reasoning for each change in location is listed after each point name.
Alamo Lake - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Anthem - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Avondale - point moved to government address using 2005 aerial Bagdad - point moved to city center on DOQQ Beaver Dam - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Beaver Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Carmen - part of one CDP: Tumacacori - Carmen CDP Centennial Park - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Central Heights-Midland City - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Cienega Springs - changed categorization to CDP; point fell inside Parker Strip CDP & no other GNIS was point available Citrus Park - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Clacks Canyon - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Corona de Tucson - point moved to city center on 24KDRG Deer Creek - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Drexel-Alvernon - no GNIS point for CDP - no population on DOQQ Dudleyville - point moved to city center on 24KDRG East Fork - point moved inside CDP polygon & city center on DOQQ East Globe - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial East Verde Estates - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Elephant Head - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial El Prado Estates - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Ehrenberg - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Flowing Springs - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Fort Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Freedom Acres - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Geronimo Estates - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Gold Camp - point deleted - no indication of population; called Gold Canyon by locals Gold Canyon - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Goodyear - point moved to government address using 2005 aerial Goodyear Village - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Grand Canyon West - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Haigler Creek - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Hard Rock - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Hondah - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Hunter Creek - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Icehouse Canyon - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial La Paz Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Lechee Chapter - changed name to Lechee & categorization to CDP Marana - point moved to government address using 2004 aerial Martinez Lake - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Mead Ranch - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial New Kingman-Butler - no GNIS point for CDP - no population on DOQQ Oljato-Monument Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Parker - no GNIS point for CDP - no population on DOQQ Parker Strip - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Peeples Valley - point moved inside CDP polygon Pine Lake - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Pinion Pines - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Pinetop Country Club - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Rainbow City - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Red Rock - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Rock House - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Rincon Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Rio Rico - one point for four CDPs: Rio Rico NE, NW, SE, SW Rough Rock - CDP called Round Rock; changed categorization to CDP Round Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Sacate Village - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Saddlebrooke - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Sahuarita - point moved inside CDP polygon & city center on DOQQ Saint Michaels - point moved inside CDP polygon & city center on DOQQ Santan - changed categorization to Other; point not located inside CDP polygon & no indication of population San Tan Valley - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Scenic- point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Scottsdale - point moved to historic downtown using 2005 aerial Six Shooter Canyon - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Stotonic - changed categorization to CDP; point fell inside Santan CDP & point matched population on DOQQ Stotonic Village - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Sunwest - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Tempe - point moved to historic downtown using 2005 aerial Tortolilita - point moved to city center on 24KDRG Tsaile - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Tumacacori - part of one CDP: Tumacacori - Carmen CDP Valencia West - no GNIS point for CDP - no population on DOQQ Verde - point moved outside of Cottonwood incorporated boundary Wellton Hills - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial Whetstone - point moved inside CDP polygon White Cone - point moved to populated area using NAIP 2010 aerial
Process_Date: December 2006 & February 2012
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A join of tables was performed based on name with ASLD's current cities polygon file to retain census population information.
Process_Date: December 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An additional field was added to denote categorization as incorpated city, census designated place or other.
Process_Date: December 2006
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Population estimates updated using figures derived from the 2010 Census.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: US Census Bureau
Process_Date: 2011

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 1225

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Transverse Mercator
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -111.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: cities_points
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: name of county populated place is located within
Attribute_Definition_Source: ASLD
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LAT_DD
Attribute_Definition: latitude of populated place in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: GNIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LON_DD
Attribute_Definition: longititude of populated place in decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: GNIS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ELEV_FT
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: INCORP
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: POPULATION
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEF_CAT
Attribute_Definition:
definition category indicating incorporated, Census designated place, or other populated place
Attribute_Definition_Source: ASLD, GNIS

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Land Resource Information System
Contact_Position: GIS Data Transfer Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1616 West Adams
City: Phoenix
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 85007
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (602) 542-2606
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (602) 542-2600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected]
Hours_of_Service: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, MST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 0.033
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.azland.gov/alris/index.html>
Access_Instructions: Instructions are sent to users after data have been ordered.
Online_Computer_and_Operating_System: Sun Solaris version 5.6
Offline_Option:
Compatibility_Information: ESRI software or software compatible with ESRI file formats
Fees: Public agencies can utilize the data for cost of media only
Ordering_Instructions:
Contact GIS Data Transfer Specialist for product information and
ordering instructions

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20120906
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070104
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Arizona State Land Department
Contact_Position: GIS Data Transfer Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1616 West Adams
City: Phoenix
State_or_Province: AZ
Postal_Code: 85007
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (602) 542-2606
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (602) 542-2600
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected]
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 9-5, MST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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