The District of Columbia

Wards - 1990 (Ward90Ply)

Wards - 1990 (Ward90Ply)

by Office of Planning on 06/10/2002

Keywords
About: location, Government Jurisdictions, Wards, boundaries, Political Jurisdictions, boundaries
Taking place at: Washington, D.C, District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS

Abstract

Wards. The dataset contains polygons representing boundaries of District of Columbia 1990 election wards, created as part of the DC Geographic Information System (DC GIS) for the D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) and participating D.C. government agencies. These political jurisdictions were identified from public records, including published maps and written legal descriptions and heads-up digitized from the 1995/1999 orthophotographs.

All DC GIS data is stored and exported in Maryland State Plane coordinates NAD 83 meters.

METADATA CONTENT IS IN PROCESS OF VALIDATION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Purpose

This data is used for the planning and management of Washington by local government agencies.

Access constraints

Contact OCTO GIS. Any data obtained outside of OCTO GIS are unauthorized copies.

Use constraints

Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Point of contact

GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Credits

DC GIS
DC Office of Planning

Data accuracy

Accuracy
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change. Digital version compared with original source data for accuracy and completeness. In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Logical consistency
In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Completeness
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change. Digital version compared with original source data for accuracy and completeness. In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Horizontal positional accuracy
In process of validation by source and/or responsible agency.

Vertical positional accuracy
N/A

Lineage / Sources

  • 1992 D.C. Office of Planning Ward Boundaries Map
    paper, boundaries
    1992 D.C. Office of Planning Ward Boundaries Map
    by D.C. Office of Planning, 1992
Lineage / Processes
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer



fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
1992 political map was heads-up digitized from the 1995 orthophotographs and a shapefile was created. A base ArcInfo coverage of correct linework (snapbase.e00) for all DC data was developed after the final delivery of the planimetric street centerlines. The political datasets were selected using the above shapefile from the snapbase coverage, creating coincident geography with the other DC GIS datasets. The resulting planimetric features were built as lines and converted to polygons. When imported into the DC GIS geodatabase, the coverages shift 0.01mm since the geodatabase supports only 11 digits of precision, not double precision (16 digits). The three political jurisdictions were created together since they share partial topology and nest partially within each other. Generally, a street centerline is used as a boundary. Line coverages, containing the polygons bounding attributes, accompany all polygons and are made available for editing and updating purposes.

Attribute data was provided by public record. Planimetrics were created at a scale of 1:1,000. This means that a well defined feature falls within two feet of true position.

All DC GIS data is stored and exported in Maryland State Plane coordinates NAD 83 meters.

Distribution

Most DC GIS datasets can be downloaded from "http://dcgis.dc.gov" on the data center page. Orders can also be made by contacting OCTO GIS at "dcgis@dc.gov", especially for datasets not available for download.

Distribution liability
Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Distributed by
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Entity

DCGIS.Ward90Ply

Attributes

  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • OBJECTID
    assigned unique ID
  • WARD_ID
    ward id
  • WEB_URL
    web link url
  • NAME
    ward name
  • GIS_ID
    OCTO GIS sequential identifier
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • SHAPE.AREA
  • SHAPE.LEN

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 08/13/2007

Provided by
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm