The District of Columbia

Libraries

Libraries

by Public Library on 20120915

Keywords
About: Government Facility, Library, Public Library, Books, Library, society
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS, DCGIS

Abstract

District of Columbia Public Libraries. This dataset contains contains points representing locations of public libraries, 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. Library locations were identified from public records and heads-up digitized from the snapbase.

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.

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 Public Library

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

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
Public libraries were identified from lists published by the D.C. Public Library website and facilities management. A point shapefile was created by geocoding the addresses. These points were compared to the 1995 orthophotographs, the building footprint layer, and the D.C. Real Property Tax owner points for address and ownership information. The square suffix lot attribute was retained as the link to the data from the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue. A link to the appropriate website was provided for reference. The geocoded points were then moved to the center of the corresponding buildings and core attributes were added. Attribute data was provided by public library records.

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 930S
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: 202-727-5660
hours: 8:30am - 5:00pm
The District of Columbia Public Library closed four branches for demolition and reconstruction on December 30, 2004. The four branches, Anacostia, Benning, Tenley-Friendship and Watha T. Daniel/Shaw, are closed and under construction until mid-2006. Given this, OCTO staff updated the existing library layer using the information contained on the DC Public Library site and closure press release. Since these libraries were demolished in the spring of 2005 and will not re-open until mid-2006, staff removed them from the layer.
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
Staff reviewed the library listing on the web site and made changes based on library closings and reassignments.
GIS Data Coordinator
in Office of the Chief Technology Officer

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

fax: 202-727-1761
hours: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Changes made to the DC Library dataset.

There were 4 reopenings of Libraries at interim facilities:

a. Anacostia Interim
b. Benning Rd Interim
c. Tenleytown Interim
d. Watha T. Daniel/Shaw

The points were also geocoded to the mar so the locations are now in the visual center of buildings in most cases.

in OCTO



-Added the new library Parkland-Turner
-Removed the Deanwood, Langston, R.L. Christian, Sursum Corda library records
-Updated address and location of the Georgetown and Watha T Daniel/Shaw libraries
-Updated URL of all libraries.

in OCTO



Added Northwest One Neighborhood Library.

in OCTO



All libraries are included in this layer - closed and open. The added "status" column contains information on the operational status of libraries. Added records for libraries opening in the near future and records for libraries under construction and /or renovations.

in OCTO



New library and interim library records were updated. Addresses, phone numbers, and library status fields were updated as needed.

in OCTO



Remove Tenley-Friendship interim library and set status for Tenley-Friendship library to open.

in OCTO



Removed Francis Gregory Interim and Washington Highlands Interim, added Rosedale, and Washington Highlands is now William O. Lockridge/Bellevue.

in OCTO



Northeast closed for renovations. Mt Pleasant library opened back to its original location.

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

LibraryPt

Attributes

  • PHONE
    Library Phone Number
  • SSL / ESRI
    Library Square, Suffix, and Lot
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • STATUS / ESRI
    Status of library (open, closed, renovation)
  • ADDRESS_ID / ESRI
    MAR address identifier
  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • WEB_URL
    Library Web Link url
  • GIS_ID
    OCTO-GIS sequential identifier
  • NAME
    Library Name
  • ADDRESS
    Library Address
  • TYPE
    Library Type

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 20121011

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