• Elevation Contour Maps: (FGDC Metadata)
    2005 Contour Line Files Waukesha, Wisconsin

  • DescriptionSampleFGDC Metadata
    Identification Information
    Citation:
    Citation Information:
    Originator: Aero-Metric, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin, on behalf of Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use
    Publication Date: 2005
    Title: Waukesha County 2005 Contour Line Files
    Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
    Publication Information:
    Publication Place: Waukesha, Wisconsin
    Publisher: Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use

    Description:
    Abstract: This data set contains line and text features of elevational information covering Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The three-dimensional files contain line features -- consisting of contour lines and depression lines -- and associated text features. The contour line files were prepared at one-inch-equals-100-feet scale with a two-foot contour interval. The data set is current as of Spring 2005 and is available in ESRI geodatabase format.
    Purpose: The contour line files were compiled to provide elevational information for use in county planning programs in Waukesha County and for regional planning activities in Southeastern Wisconsin.

    Time Period of Content:
    Time Period Information:
    Single Date/Time:
    Calendar Date: 2005
    Currentness Reference: Ground condition of aerial orthophotography used to prepare the contour line files (Spring 2005)

    Status:
    Progress: complete
    Maintenance and Update Frequency: As needed

    Spatial Domain:
    Bounding Coordinates:
    West Bounding Coordinate: -88.5423
    East Bounding Coordinate: -88.0635
    North Bounding Coordinate: 43.19603
    South Bounding Coordinate: 42.84134

    Keywords:
    Theme:
    Theme Keyword Thesaurus: Wisconsin Land Information Program Thesaurus
    Theme Keyword: contour lines
    Theme Keyword: depression lines
    Theme Keyword: elevation information
    Place:
    Place Keyword Thesaurus: Counties and County Equivalents of the States of the United States and the District of Columbia (FIPS Pub 6-3)
    Place Keyword: Waukesha County
    Access Constraints: There are no legal prerequisites for accessing this data set. Potential users should contact the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use.
    Use Constraints: Contour line files should be used for their intended purpose and should not take the place of ground surveys for highly detailed requirements. The information and depictions herein are for informational purposes only and Waukesha County specifically disclaims accuracy in this reproduction and specifically admonishes and advises that if specific and precise accuracy is required, the same should be determined by procurement of certified maps, surveys, plats, Flood Insurance Studies, or other official means. Waukesha County will not be responsible for any damages which result from third party use of the information and depictions herein, or for use which ignores this warning.
    This data set was prepared from large-scale aerial orthophotography obtained in Spring 2005. This contour line and depression line data set may not reflect current conditions. Site investigation may be necessary to determine current ground conditions and elevational features.
    Data Quality Information
    Logical Consistency Report: The features in this data set were collected from aerial orthophotography utilizing stereo-photogrammetric methods. The digital map files in the data set were reviewed to insure that all features are correctly represented and properly symbolized. The files were also inspected to insure that all features are complete and correctly organized in the files.

    Completeness Report: This data set was compiled by a photogrammetric engineering firm under subcontract to the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. To the best knowledge of the Waukesha County Department of Parks and Land Use and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, this data set includes all of the intended features acquired from the aerial orthophotography and other source materials.

    Positional Accuracy:
    Horizontal Positional Accuracy:
    Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report: The contour line files in this data set were prepared to meet National Map Accuracy Standards for one-inch-equals-100-feet scale mapping. Therefore, ninety percent or more of all well-defined planimetric features in the contour line files are within 3.3 feet of their true position on the ground.
    Vertical Positional Accuracy:
    Vertical Positional Accuracy Report: The contour line files in this data set were prepared to meet National Map Accuracy Standards for one-inch-equals-100-feet scale, two-foot contour interval topographic mapping. Therefore, ninety percent or more of all elevational features in the contour line files are within 1.0 feet of their true vertical position.

    Lineage:
    Source Information:
    Source Citation:
    Citation Information:
    Originator: Aero-Metric, Inc., Sheboygan, Wisconsin; various Wisconsin land surveyors
    Publication Date: unknown
    Title: Waukesha County 2005 Orthophotography, control survey information, legacy digital terrain model files
    Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data, orthophotography, survey records
    Publication Information: Publication Place: Waukesa, Wisconsin, and other locations
    Publisher: various publishers
    Source Scale Denominator: 1200
    Type of Source Media: aerial photography acquired with a Digital Mapping Camera at a nominal elevation of 5,000 feet; horizontal and vertical control survey data; legacy digital terrain model files
    Source Time Period of Content: Time Period Information:
    Single Date/Time: Calendar Date: Unknown
    Source Currentness Reference: ground condition
    Source Citation Abbreviation: none
    Source Contribution: The contour line files in this data set were obtained from the source aerial orthophotography, digital terrain model files, and control survey data.
    Process Step:
    Process Description: Waukesha County obtained complete countywide coverage of digital terrain model (DTM) files as part of various topographic mapping projects conducted between 1993 and 2000. The DTM files were updated in the spring of 2005 by Aero-Metric, Inc., under subcontract to the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC). The subcontractor used the revised DTM files to generate the contour line files using terrain modeling software. The contour line files were reviewed for irregularities. If any irregularites were observed, the subcontractor revised the DTM data and regenerated the contour line files. SEWRPC staff then reviewed the files for content and organization.
    Process Date: 2005
    Spatial Data Organization Information
    Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
    Point and Vector Object Information: SDTS Terms Description: SDTS Point and Vector Object
    Type: String
    Spatial Reference Information
    Horizontal Coordinate System Definition:
    Planar:
    Grid Coordinate System:
    Grid Coordinate System Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1927 State Plane Coordinate System:
    SPCS Zone Identifier: 4803
    Lambert Conformal Conic:
    Standard Parallel: 42.733300
    Standard Parallel: 44.066700
    Longitude of Central_Meridian: -90.00
    Latitude of Projection Origin: 42.00
    False Easting: 2000000.000000
    False Northing: 0
    Planar Coordinate Information:
    Planar Coordinate Encoding Method: coordinate pair Coordinate Representation: Abscissa Resolution: 0.0001
    Ordinate Resolution: 0.0001
    Planar Distance Units: survey feet
    Geodetic Model:
    Horizontal Datum Name: North American Datum of 1927
    Ellipsoid Name: Clarke 1866
    Semi-major Axis: 6378206.400000
    Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 294.980000

    Vertical Coordinate System Definition:
    Altitude System Definition: Altitude Datum Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 Altitude Resolution: 0.1
    Altitude Distance Units: feet
    Altitude Encoding Method: Attribute values
    Entity and Attribute Information
    Overview Description:
    Entity and Attribute Overview: This data set consists of a set of contour line files covering Waukesha County. Each file covers one U.S. Public Land Survey System township in the County, for a total of 16 contour line files in the data set. The files are in ESRI geodatabase format.
    Each geodatabase file contains a Line Feature Class and an Annotation Feature Class.

    The Line Feature Class is named "Contours" and contains the following eight subtyped features (listed by integer code and description): 0 = Index Contour Line; 1 = Index Contour Line Approximate; 2 = Intermediate Contour Line; 3 = Intermediate Contour Line Approximate; 4 = Index Depression Line; 5 = Index Depression Line Approximate; 6 = Intermediate Depression Line; and 7 = Intermediate Depression Line Approximate.

    The Annotation Feature Class is named "Contour_Anno" and contains the following four subtyped (identified by AnnotationClassID) features (listed by integer code and description): 0 = Index Contour Annotation; 1 = Index Contour Approximate Annotation; 2 = Index Depression Annotation; and 3 = Index Depression Approximate Annotation.

    The files were prepared at one-inch-equals-100-feet scale with two-foot contour intervals. The contour line files are three-dimensional with line features encoded as "Polyline Z" shapes. Each contour and depression line is attributed with an elevation value.

    Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: Information about the features included in this data set are contained in a table entitled "Digital Contour Map Features" included in a mapping and orthophotography agreement between Waukesha County and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
    Distribution Information
    Distributor: Contact Information:
    Contact Person Primary:
    Contact Person: Don Dittmar
    Contact Organization: Waukesha County Land Information Office
    Contact Position: Land Information Systems Coordinator
    Contact Address:
    Address Type: mailing and physical address
    Address: Waukesha County Administration Center, Department of Parks and Land Use, 515 W Moreland Boulevard Room 260
    City: Waukesha
    State or Province: Wisconsin
    Postal Code: 53188
    Contact Voice Telephone: 262-896-8270
    Contact Facsimile Telephone: 262-548-7042
    Contact Electronic Mail Address: ddittmar@waukeshacounty.gov
    Hours of Service: 8:00AM - 4:30PM (Central Time)
    Contact Instructions: If Don Dittmar is not available, contact Jim Landwehr at 262-548-7946

    Resource Description: Waukesha County 2005 Contour Line Files
    Distribution Liability: The information and depictions herein are for informational purposes only and Waukesha County specifically disclaims accuracy in this reproduction and specifically admonishes and advises that if specific and precise accuracy is required, the same should be determined by procurement of certified maps, surveys, plats, Flood Insurance Studies, or other official means. Waukesha County will not be responsible for any damages which result from third party use of the information and depictions herein, or for use which ignores this warning.

    Standard Order Process:
    Digital Form:
    Digital Transfer Information:
    Format Name: ESRI geodatabase format
    Format Information Content: line features with elevational attributes, associated text features Transfer Size: 1200
    Digital Transfer Option:
    Offline Option:
    Offline Media: CD-ROM
    Recording Capacity:
    Recording Density: 640
    Recording Density Units: megabytes
    Recording Format: ISO 9660 Level 3
    Fees: $50.00 per CD-ROM (Tax is included)
    Ordering Instructions: Written request identifying area.
    Turnaround: Approximately three working days
    Metadata Reference Information
    Metadata Date: 2005-12-08
    Metadata Contact:
    Contact Information:
    Contact Person Primary:
    Contact Person: Don Dittmar
    Contact Organization: Waukesha County Land Information Office
    Contact Position: Land Information Systems Coordinator
    Contact Address:
    Address Type: mailing and physical address
    Address: Waukesha County Administration Center, Department of Parks and Land Use, 515 W Moreland Boulevard, Room 260
    City: Waukesha
    State or Province: Wisconsin
    Postal Code: 53188
    Contact Voice Telephone: 262-896-8270
    Contact Facsimile Telephone: 262-548-7042
    Contact Electronic Mail Address: ddittmar@waukeshacounty.gov
    Hours of Service: 8:00AM - 4:30PM (Central Time)
    Contact Instructions: If Don Dittmar is not available, contact Jim Landwehr at 262-548-7946

    Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
    Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
    Generated by mp version 2.8.18 on Thu Dec 08 14:13:21 2005