Community Service Areas in King County

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Community Service Areas in King County
Boundaries of the seven King County Unincorporated Community Service Areas (CSA). The Community Service Areas were designed to encompass the unique features of King County unincorporated communities. They are intended to bring together communities of interest within a geographic setting for outreach and engagement by King County staff. The layers show what CSA community members live in as well as what CSA existing and potential projects occur in.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20130310, Community Service Areas in King County: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.542130
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.061526
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.782958
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.073933

  3. What does it look like?

    <> (JPG)
    JPG File of layer overlain on base of WA counties or local cities

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 17-Jun-2021
    Currentness_Reference: Date of last update

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • GT-polygon composed of chains (7)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is NAD 1983 HARN StatePlane Washington North FIPS 4601 Feet.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 47.5
      Standard_Parallel: 48.73333333333333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -120.8333333333333
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 47.0
      False_Easting: 1640416.666666667
      False_Northing: 0.0

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0003280833333333334
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0003280833333333334
      Planar coordinates are specified in foot_us

      The horizontal datum used is D North American 1983 HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is GRS 1980.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.0.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222101.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    area data table (Source: King County)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Name of Community Service Area (Source: King County)

    Bear Creek/Sammamish AreaBear Creek/Sammamish CSA
    Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain AreaFour Creeks/Tiger Mountain CSA
    Greater Maple Valley/Cedar River AreaGreater Maple Valley/Cedar River CSA
    SE King County AreaSE King County CSA
    Snoqualmie Valley NE King County AreaSnoqualmie Valley NE King County CSA
    Vashon/Maury Island AreaVashon/Maury Island CSA
    West King County AreasWest King County CSA

    Feature geometry. (Source: King County)

    Coordinates defining the features.



    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: King County

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    King County GIS Center
    Attn: Gavin Gray
    GIS Analyst
    201 S Jackson St, Suite 700
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-263-4493 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

The layer was created to define the boundaries of the seven unincorporated Community Service Areas. The CSA boundaries were created as a result of ordinances adopted by the King County Council to improve interaction between representatives of King County and residents of unincorporated King County. The layers will assist representatives of King County and the general public to identify service areas for unincorporated King County. The layers will also inform descriptions of community projects undertaken by King County Departments and Agencies as well as to help identify locations of other projects in the CSAs.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    (process 1 of 3)
    Area moved from Urban to Rural(Four Creeks/Tiger Mountain) near Issaquah.

    Cities annexations removed 3/2017 through 4/2018

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Paul McCombs

    Date: 16-Aug-2016 (process 2 of 3)
    Updated West King County Areas to reflect annexations as of the processing date. A geoprocessing model has been created and is stored in TFS.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Paul McCombs

    Date: 17-Jun-2021 (process 3 of 3)
    Edited maint.GISC.Community_ServiceArea\maint.GISC.community_service_area_area and densified with offset of 1.001 to produce GISC.Community_ServiceArea\maint.GISC.community_service_area_area_20210617_densifed

    Implemented KCCP2020 LUMA changes that affected Urban Growth Boundary due to requirement for UGA: LUMA 5.a - East Cougar Mountain; LUMA 6 - Maple Valley UGA Changes. These changes had previously been implemented in the layer after the adoption of the 2020 KC Comprehensive Plan, then rolled-back due to changes to the corresponding King County Countywide Planing Policies needing to be ratified, which happened June 1, 2021.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Paul McCombs

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How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: None
King County data are made available with the understanding that they shall be used exclusively by the obtainer or his/her authorized agents. Digital products may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without the express written authorization of King County.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    KCGIS Center
    Attn: Cheryl Wilder
    Data Sales Coordinator
    201 S Jackson St, Suite 706
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-263-5220 (voice)

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  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    King County disclaims any warranty of use of any digital product or data beyond that for which it was designed.

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Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 06-Aug-2021
Metadata author:
King County GIS Center
Attn: Gavin Gray
GIS Analyst
201 S Jackson St, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104

206-263-4493 (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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