Police Station Locations in King County

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Police Station Locations in King County
Abstract: Police station locations in King County
Supplemental_Information: None
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20050922, Police Station Locations 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: -122.472220
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.354905
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.772274
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.194616

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/sdc/DataImages/kcp_loc.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?

    Calendar_Date: 06-Apr-2017
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  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 (64)

    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?

    Point entity data table (Source: ESRI)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Unique feature name

    Mixed text, no abbreviations

    Abbreviated name for feature

    Mixed case

    Street address

    Mixed case

    Unique feature identifier


    City name for street address

    Mixed case

    State abbreviation for street address

    Two-letter abbreviation

    Unique ADDRESS_POINT identifier

    Unique 1 to 7-digit text value

    Website for feature

    URL in standard http format

    Zipcode for street address

    5-digit text value

    Property Identification Number for parcel

    10-digit value as text

    Major Number portion of PIN

    First 6-digits of PIN as text

    Minor Number portion of PIN

    Last 4-digits of PIN as text

    Police district

    2-character jurisdictional abbreviation



    E N X Y

    Comment on accuracy of location

    Mixed text phrase

    Feature class code

    65 Police Station

    Area code and phone number of facility

    Form (###) ###-####

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

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 Sheriff's Office/Public Safety
    Attn: Miranda Brewer
    GIS Specialist-Journey, Communications Center
    3511 NE 2nd St
    Renton, WA 98156

    (206) 205-7600 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Location of various jurisdictional police stations

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 7)
    Derived from COMMON_INTEREST master table based on CODE = 65. Business table attributes are attached.

    (process 2 of 7)
    Updates provided by Miranda Hett. Feature attributes modified, some features removed and one new feature addded. Schema changes applied: New items - PHONE, CITY, STATE_NAME

    Date: 14-Apr-2011 (process 3 of 7)
    Feature attributes updated, including but not limited to ESITE and WEBSITE.

    Data sources used in this process:

    • \\gisimage\images\allworkspaces\COMMON_INTEREST\MetadataStorageOnly\kcp_loc.xml

    Date: 22-Nov-2011 (process 4 of 7)
    Newcastle police station location updated. Minor corrections to descriptive attributes for other features.

    Date: 24-Jun-2014 (process 5 of 7)
    New location for Kirkland PD, and corrected location for Bellevue PD

    Date: 14-Jul-2016 (process 6 of 7)
    Various updates performed. Some street address corrections, but mostly website links updated. Four Creeks Storefront Four Creeks 16422 SE 128th St removed.

    Date: 06-Apr-2017 (process 7 of 7)
    Numerous updates to website URLs. UW PD office and KCSO White Center storefront relocations.

  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 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.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 09-Jun-2017
Metadata author:
King County GIS Center
Attn: Mike Leathers
GIS Data Coordinator
201 S Jackson St, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104

206-263-4867 (voice)

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

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