Potential landslide hazard areas 2016

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Title: Potential landslide hazard areas 2016
This area has been categorized as a potential landslide hazard area. The map does not purport to identify actual landslide hazards or existing landslide risks for specific properties. Depending upon the nature of any proposed development, further investigation of the site and a detailed evaluation of the landslide hazard by a licensed geological engineer or engineering geologist may be recommended or even required. The information included on this map is subject to change without notice. King County makes no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or rights to the use of such information. King County shall not be liable for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in such information regardless of their cause, and King County shall not be liable for any decision made, action taken, or action not taken by the user in reliance upon such information. This document is not intended for use as a surveyed product. King County shall not be liable for any general, special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages including, but not limited to, lost revenues or lost profits resulting from the use or misuse of the information contained on this map. Any sale of this map is prohibited except by written permission of King County.<http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/operations/GIS/documents/DPER-LS-hazard-map-disclaimer.aspx>
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20160405, Potential landslide hazard areas 2016: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.541874
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.161072
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.784126
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.127162

  3. What does it look like?

    <http://www5.kingcounty.gov/sdc/DataImages/landslide_hazard.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: 20-Jun-2016
    Currentness_Reference: Unknown

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    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

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

      • GT-polygon composed of chains (2152)

    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 0.00032808333333333333
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.00032808333333333333
      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: King County)


    Feature geometry. (Source: Esri)

    Coordinates defining the features.



    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: King County

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

    King County GIS Center
    Attn: Paul McCombs
    Master GIS Analyst
    201 S. Jackson St. Suite 706
    Seattle, WA 98104

    206-477-4514 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

Potential landslide hazards are shown here to counsel unincorporated King County residents on the possible need for further investigations, such as prior to a proposal for new development.

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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

    206-477-4421 (voice)

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Last modified: 13-Sep-2016
Metadata author:
King County GIS Center
Attn: Paul McCombs
Master GIS Analyst
201 S. Jackson St. Suite 706
Seattle, WA 98104

206-477-4514 (voice)

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

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