raillines v. 9
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Description
Citation
Title: raillines v. 9
Publisher: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2015
Publication place: 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20590
Publication date: 20150312
Data type: vector digital data
Description
Abstract:
The Rail Network is a comprehensive database of the nation's railway system at 1:24,000 to 1:100,000 scale. The data set covers all 50 States plus the District of Columbia.
Purpose:
The rail line dataset is a topological network that provides location and attributes information for use in network analysis applications.
Status
Update frequency: Continually
Key Words
Theme:
Keywords: Railways, NGDA, National Geospatial Data Asset, Transportation Theme
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: Network
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keywords: transportation
Keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Place:
Keywords: United States
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: USA
Keyword thesaurus: None
Temporal:
Keywords: 2015
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Constraints and Credit
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
None
Dataset credit:
Acknowledgment of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Point Of Contact
Organization: Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Person: Raquel Hunt
Position: GIS Program Manager
Point Of Contact
Organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Person: National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2015
Position: Geospatial Information Systems
Phone: 202-366-DATA
Email: answers@BTS.gov
Address type: unknown
Address:
1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
City: Washington
State or Province: DC
Postal code: 20590
Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Coordinate System Details
Geographic coordinate system
Latitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Longitude resolution: 8.983152841195215e-009
Geographic coordinate units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid name: WGS 1984
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257223563
Spatial Domain
Below are the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
Boundary Coordinate
West -158.152193 (latitude)
East -66.983911 (latitude)
North 64.926148 (longitude)
South 20.880179 (longitude)
Data Structure and Attribute Information
Name and Format
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959
Overview
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of raillines
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
Shape
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
FRAARCID
Definition:
Unique Identifier
Attribute values: Unique IDs
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
MILES
Definition:
Length of segment in miles
Attribute values: Unique Number
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
STATEAB
Definition:
State railroad abbreviation which follows the Postal abbreviation
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Official List of U.S.
Source
U.S. Postal Service (USPS)
Attribute definition source:
USPS
STATEFIPS
Definition:
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) State Code
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
Source
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Attribute definition source:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
CNTYFIPS
Definition:
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) County Code
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) County Code
Source
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Attribute definition source:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
STCNTYFIPS
Definition:
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) State and County Code
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
Source
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Attribute definition source:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
FRAREGIONS
Definition:
FRA Regional Boundaries
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
1
CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
Definition Source:
FRA
2
DC, DE, MD, OH, PA, VA, WV
Definition Source:
FRA
3
AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
Definition Source:
FRA
4
IL, IN, MI, MN, WI
Definition Source:
FRA
5
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
Definition Source:
FRA
6
CO, IA, KS, MO, NE
Definition Source:
FRA
7
AZ, CA, HI, NV, UT
Definition Source:
FRA
8
AK, ID, MT, ND, OR, SD, WA, WY
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
RROWNER1
Definition:
The reporting mark of the 1st owning railroad. A mark of 'XXXX' indicates an abandoned link. Rule 260 codes are used where available. A mark of 'DUMX' indicates an added connecting link.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA Rule 260 and Owner Codes
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
RROWNER2
Definition:
The reporting mark of the 2nd owning railroad, if any.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA Rule 260 and Owner Codes
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
RROWNER3
Definition:
The reporting mark of the 3rd owning railroad, if any.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA Rule 260 and Owner Codes
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS1
Definition:
Reporting mark of the 1st railroad having trackage-rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS2
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS3
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS4
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS5
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS6
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS7
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS8
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRKRGHTS9
Definition:
Reporting marks of any additional railroads having trackage rights.
Attribute value codeset domain
Codeset Description
Name FRA List of Railroad Name Abbreviations
Source
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
STRACNET
Definition:
Type of military interest flag - this code should match the publication 'Civil Rail Lines Important to 'National Defense, 2013'
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
Null
N/A
Definition Source:
FRA
S
On the STRACNET system
Definition Source:
FRA
C
A connector to the STRACNET system
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
SIGSYS
Definition:
Type of signaling system
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
CTC
Centralized Traffic Control
Definition Source:
FRA
ABS
Automatic Block Signals
Definition Source:
FRA
ACS
Automatic Cab Signals
Definition Source:
FRA
ATS
Automatic Train Stop
Definition Source:
FRA
MAN
Manual Block, including dark territory
Definition Source:
FRA
TTO
Table/Train Order
Definition Source:
FRA
OCS
Occupancy Control Systems
Definition Source:
FRA
Null
Unknown
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TRACKS
Definition:
Number of tracks
Attribute domain range
Range Value
Minimum 1
Maximum 15
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
SUBDIV
Definition:
Subdivision, if available
Attribute values: Unique Name
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
FRFRANODE
Definition:
The FRA assigned node number at the topological start of the link
Attribute values: Unique ID
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
TOFRANODE
Definition:
The FRA assigned node number at the topological start of the link
Attribute values: Unique ID
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
NET
Definition:
Indicates which operations is part of the network, spatially
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
A
Abandoned
Definition Source:
FRA
F
Ferry
Definition Source:
FRA
M
Main sub network
Definition Source:
FRA
O
Non-Mainline Active track
Definition Source:
FRA
X
Out of Service
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Indicates which operations is part of the network, spatially
PASSNGR
Definition:
Passenger Railroad Operations
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
NULL
N/A
Definition Source:
FRA
A
Amtrak
Definition Source:
FRA
C
Commuter
Definition Source:
FRA
R
Rapid Transit
Definition Source:
FRA
T
Tourist
Definition Source:
FRA
V
Via Rail Canada
Definition Source:
FRA
AC
Amtrak & Commuter
Definition Source:
FRA
AT
Amtrak & Tourist
Definition Source:
FRA
RC
Rapid Transit & Commuter
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
YARDS
Definition:
Name of the Yard, if available
Attribute values: Unique Name
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
INT_TYPE
Definition:
Identifies if the rail can be used for Intermodal Shipments
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
INT
Intermodal Route
Definition Source:
FRA
DS
Double Stack
Definition Source:
FRA
Attribute definition source:
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
DEN12CODE
Definition:
Density Category for the latest available, 2012
Attribute domain values
Value Definition
0
Unknown or dummy
Definition Source:
FRA
1
< 5 MGT
Definition Source:
FRA
2
5 - 10 MGT
Definition Source:
FRA
3
10 - 50 MGT
Definition Source:
FRA
4
50 - 100 MGT
Definition Source:
FRA
5
> 100 MGT
Definition Source:
FRA
Shape_Length
Definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute values: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
Esri
SDTS Feature Description
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: String
Count: 173143
Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Last updated: 20170522
Metadata Point of Contact
Organization: USDOT - Federal Railroad Administration
Person: Raquel Hunt
Position: GIS Manager
Metadata Standards
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
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