Forest Production Districts

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Forest Production Districts
The Comprehensive Plan designates Forest Production Districts where the primary use should be commercial forestry. Lands within the Forest Production District shall remain in large parcels and in ownership conducive to forestry. This is related to complu and uses parcel boundaries.
Supplemental_Information: None
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20041102, Forest Production Districts: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.031311
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.061526
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.782094
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.080350

  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: 11-Jan-2021
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  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 (13)

    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 0.0002500000409781933
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0002500000409781933
      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?

    (Source: ESRI)

    Feature Geometry (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features

    used to be field for donut hole areas (Source: DDES)

    FPDFPD area



    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.



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: Paul McCombs
    Permitting GIS Program Manager
    900 Oakesdale Ave SW
    Renton, WA 98055-1219

    206-263-4867 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

An official landuse category of King County Comprehensive plan. All official landuse categories must be mapped. This is used in DDES' custom application Parcel Information Report - checks to see if a selected parcel falls within this layer's area and returns a Y or N.

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)
    Convert from shapefile G:\AV_DEV\SHAPFILS\natres\poly\fpd98.shp to feature class FORPDDST_AREA. Delete FPD= NULL to get rid of donut holes. Delete extraneous fields. Migrate to downtown with stewardtool.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Attn: Holly Orr

    Date: 26-Apr-2017 (process 2 of 3)
    Implement changes from 2016 KC Comp Plan Amendment. Make minor adjustments for redrawn parcels.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    King County Dept. of Environmental Services
    Attn: Paul McCombs
    GIS Data Team Lead
    900 Oakesdale Ave SW
    Renton, WA 98055-1219

    206-296-7258 (voice)

    Date: 11-Jan-2021 (process 3 of 3)
    Source: FORPDDST_LINE Posting Layer: FORPDDST_LINE Aligned to parcels in vicinity of Covington

    Person who carried out this activity:

    King County Dept. of Environmental Services
    Attn: Paul McCombs
    GIS Data Team Lead
    900 Oakesdale Ave SW
    Renton, WA 98055-1219

    206-296-7258 (voice)

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

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 700
    Seattle, WA 980914

    206-296-7258 (voice)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?


  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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 11-Jan-2021
Metadata author:
King County Dept. of Environmental Services
Attn: Paul McCombs
GIS Data Team Lead
900 Oakesdale Ave SW
Renton, WA 98055-1219

206-296-7258 (voice)

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

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