Historic Resource Inventory Sites

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Historic Resource Inventory Sites
Since 1977, King County has conducted an ongoing survey of historic resources. The resulting inventory provides a comprehensive list of the types of historic sites that exist throughout the county, including in a number of cities within the county.  The inventory provides basic information on the history of each site and why it might be important to the countys heritage.  Currently the inventory includes more than 3500 properties. The County occasionally adds properties to the inventory as theyre brought to our attention, and as more modern buildings become old enough to be considered historic. 
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20190821, Historic Resource Inventory Sites: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.541504
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.341983
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.786070
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.168466

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/sdc/DataImages/historic_resource_invd.jpg> (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?

  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):

      • Entity point (2889)

    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 0.0003280833333333333
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.0003280833333333333
      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?

    point data table (Source: King County)

    Internal feature number. (Source: Esri)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri)

    Coordinates defining the features.

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    Auburn Landmark 
    Black Diamond Cemetery 
    Carnation Landmark 
    Issaquah Landmark 
    Kenmore Landmark 
    Kent Landmark 
    King County Landmark 
    King County Landmark District 
    Kirkland Landmark 
    Newcastle Landmark 
    North Bend Landmark 
    Redmond Landmark 
    Sammamish Landmark 
    Shoreline Landmark 
    Snoqualmie Landmark 
    Tukwila Landmark 
    Woodinville Landmark 

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    Range of values

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    Range of values

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    Building/ Site 
    Building; Site 

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    *Double entry. 
    *Quadruple entry. 
    *Triple entry. 
    Lodge, not district, but should be flagged 

    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
    c/o Mary Ullrich
    GIS Specialist
    201 S Jackson St, Suite 225
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-477-4420 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

An inventory of types of historic properties throughout the county, including in a number of cities within the county. Current inventory includes over 3500 sites.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

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

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

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

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

Access Constraint: Data is available on GIS Data Portal: <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/gisdataportal/Default.aspx>
Use Constraint: 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
    c/o giscenter@kingcounty.gov
    Data Distribution
    201 S Jackson St
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-477-4403 (voice)

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  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    Distribution Liability: 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: 23-Aug-2019
Metadata author:
King County GIS Center
c/o Mary Ullrich
GIS Specialist
201 S Jackson St, Suite 225
Seattle, WA 98104

206-477-4420 (voice)

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

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