The District of Columbia

Metro Bus Lines (BusLineLn)

Metro Bus Lines (BusLineLn)

by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on 10/19/2006

Keywords
About: Public transportation, Transit, Bus Route, Line, transportation, transitMetro
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS, DCGIS

Abstract

WMATA Metro Bus Lines. The dataset contains locations and attributes of metro bus lines, 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.

A shapefile provided by WMATA identified bus lines. A WMATA bus line represents a series of routes that comprise a complete public transportation bus line. Although the lines are captured and segmented at the internal WMATA line number (as opposed to the route number), the layer contains the most recent route delineation and attribution available.

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

James McBride
in Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

7th Floor B Corridor, 600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington DC, 20001, USA

phone: 202-962-2589
hours: 9am - 5pm

Credits

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Data accuracy

Accuracy
Validated by source and/or responsible agency. WMATA internal data capture and business process attribution was removed from the original file. Only line name, type, direction, etc was kept.

Logical consistency
Validated by source and/or responsible agency.

Completeness
Validated by source and/or responsible agency.

Horizontal positional accuracy
Generally follows the street centerlines but was not captured to the DC GIS snapbase.

Vertical positional accuracy
N/A

Lineage / Sources

  • WMATA Bus Lines
    shapefile, Location and attribution
    Bus Lines
    by Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 2006
Lineage / Processes
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
WMATA provided updated bus lines in shapefile format which DC GIS staff merged the files into one 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 DC 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 - 5:30 pm

Entity

DCGIS.BusLineLn

Attributes

  • DIRECTION1
    Bus Line Direction name 2
  • DIRECTIONN
    Bus Line Direction name
  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry
  • LINEABBR
    Bus line internal unique identifier
  • LINENAME
    Bus Line Name and Route Number(s)
  • USERSTRING
    Bus Line Name Abbreviation
  • OBJECTID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • USERSTRIN1
    Bus Line Number
  • SHAPE.LEN

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 05/09/2008

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 pm