The District of Columbia

University Points (UniversPt)

University Points (UniversPt)

by Office of Tax and Revenue on 06/22/2007

Keywords
About: Location, society, Higher Education Institutions, University, Higher Education, College, education
Taking place at: Washington, D.C, District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS

Abstract

University Centroids. This dataset contains points representing center locations of universities, 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.

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, D.C. 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. Office of Tax and Revenue
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
Validated 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

  • ADC Washington Atlas
    map, location
    ADC Greater Washington, DC Atlas
    by ADC
  • http://www.american.edu
    online, location
    http://www.american.edu
    by American University
  • http://www.cua.edu
    online, location
    http://www.cua.edu
  • http://www.gallaudet.edu
    online, location
    http://www.gallaudet.edu
  • http://www.mvc.gwu.edu
    online, location
    http://www.mvc.gwu.edu
  • http://www.gwu.edu
    online, location
    http://www.gwu.edu
  • http://www.georgetown.edu
    online, location
    http://www.georgetown.edu
  • http://www.howard.edu
    online, location
    http://www.howard.edu
  • http://www.ndu.edu
    online, location
    http://www.ndu.edu
  • http://www.seu.edu
    online, location
    http://www.seu.edu
  • http://www.strayer.edu
    online, location
    http://www.strayer.edu
  • http://www.trinitydc.edu
    online, location
    http://www.trinitydc.edu
  • http://www.udc.edu
    online, location
    http://www.udc.edu
Lineage / Processes
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
Universities were identified from public records, their websites, and maps (ADC Washington DC Atlas). A centroid for each university campus was heads-up digitized from the 1995 orthophotographs. Attribute data was provided by university websites. The square suffix lot attribute (if appropriate) was generated through comparison of the university with GIS data from the DC Office of Tax and Revenue. 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.
GIS Data Coordinator
in Office of the Chief Technology Officer

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

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Using information from various sources and websites, staff updated the list of universities. Field research was used to supplement and clarify source information.
* Extended length of NAME fied to 75 from 50
* Reviewed Names of Schools (spellling etc)
* Standardized name to 'George Washington University at Mount Vernon College' (both Pt and Ply)
* Made sure number of records in UniversPt = UnivesityPly
* Updated GWU & Georgetown polygons
* Added over a a dozen new universities to the file
GIS Data Coordinator
in Office of the Chief Technology Officer

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

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Added Augustinian and Theological Colleges after performing regular maintenance on layer.

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.UniversPt

Attributes

  • NAME
    University name
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • ADDRESS
  • SSL
  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • GIS_ID
    OCTO GIS sequential identifier
  • WEB_URL
    University web link url
  • OBJECTID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 04/15/2008

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