The District of Columbia

Places of worship (PlacesOfWorshipPt)

Places of worship (PlacesOfWorshipPt)

by Office of the Chief Technology Officer on 12/29/2008

Keywords
About: Religion, Worship, God, society
Taking place at: Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS, DCGIS

Abstract

Places of Worship. The dataset contains locations and attributes of Places of Worship, 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.

Information provided by various sources identified Places of Worship and DC GIS staff geo-processed the data.

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 pm

Credits

Various sources

Data accuracy

Accuracy
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change. Digital version compared with original source data for accuracy and completeness. Validated 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. Validated 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

  • Business directory
    publication, locations and attributes
    Business Directory
    by InfoUSA Inc., 1997
  • Metro Washington DC
    atlas, location
    ADC - Washington DC Metro
    by Alexandria Mapping Company, 2002
  • Various websites
    web sites, http://www.aaagw.org/Washington/mosques_and_islamic_centers.htm
    Various
    by various, 2002
Lineage / Processes
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 - 5:30pm
Staff reviewed the original places of worship for additions, deletions, and changes. These sources contains lists of Mosques, Churches, Synagogues, and Hindu Temples.

New addresses were geocoded using the Master Address Repository (MAR). If a corresponding address was not in the MAR, MAR staff verified the address and added them to the MAR. Subsequently, staff added the places of worship to the layer.

Staff visually checked the addresses ensuring they were in the correct location, looking at quad, street, and location attributes. Addresses were corrected or moved as needed. For places of worship that had web links, staff added or verified them using "google.com."

in OCTO



Staff updated Jewish, Protestant, and Roman Catholic places of worship locations from data provided by the FEMA Homeland Security Infrastructure Program (HSIP) Staff also verified other records and updated web links. For those churches with web links, information and location was updated for several records based on the content of the web sites.

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 pm

Entity

DCGIS.PlacesOfWorshipPt

Attributes

  • AddrID
    Master Address Repository Identifier
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • RELIGION
    Place of Worship Religion
  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • GIS_ID
    Sequential OCTO GIS identifier
  • OBJECTID / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • NAME
    Place of Worship Name
  • ADDRESS
    Place of Worship address
  • WEB_URL
    Place of Worship Web URL link
  • ADDRID

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 01/31/2009

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