Shoreline Management Master Program

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Shoreline Management Master Program
K.C. Shoreline Management Master Program. Related to SAO wetlands and FEMA floodpln (has boolean attributes floodpln and wetlands).
Where designations overlap BOTH designations apply. All shoreline designations include "associated" wetlands and floodplains whether or not they are indicated explicitly in the water feature's description. SAO Wetlands layer and FEMA Floodplain layer were used. Boundaries between designations are perpendicular to the shoreline unless otherwise specified (as a property line). This layer shows the boundaries of various Shoreline Environments assigned to the Shorelines of the State by King County's Shoreline Management Master Program, as adopted from the Shorelines Management Act of 1971.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    County, King, 20030918, Shoreline Management Master Program: King County, King County, WA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: None

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -122.541849
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -121.184159
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.785171
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 47.075819

  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: 19-Sep-2003
    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 (0)

    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 0.00025
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.00025
      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?

    Polygon feature attribute table (Source: ESRI)

    Feature Geometry (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features

    Environmental Designations (Source: DDES)

    UrbanThe purpose of designating the urban environment is to ensure optimum utilization of the shorelines of the state within urbanized areas by permitting intesive use and by managing development so that it enhances and maintains the shorelines of the state for a multiplicity of urban uses.
    RuralThe purpose of designating the rural environment is to restrict intensive development, function as a buffer between urban areas, and maintain open spaces and opportunities for recreational uses, within the ecological carrying capacity of the land and water resource.
    ConservancyConservancy areas are intended to maintain their existing character
    NaturalThe purpose of designating the Natural environment is to preserve and restore those natural resource systems existing relatively free of human influence.
    Urban/RuralThose areas located in both Urban and Rural designations
    Rural/ConservancyThose areas located in both Rural and Conservancy designations
    Not in Shoreline MMP areaLocations outside of designated areas

    Boolean - located in SAO Wetland (Source: DDES)

    0not associated SAO wetland
    1associated SAO wetland

    Boolean - located in SAO Flood Plain (Source: DDES)

    0not associated FEMA floodplain
    1associated FEMA floodplain

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.



    UrbanLocated within urbanized area

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

    206-296-7258 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

This data is utilized to permit review staff to determine if development proposals are within the extent of a shoreline mgmt area; and if so; to identify the shoreline environment designation. Once determined; the appropriate shoreline development regulations can be applied to the proposal.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

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

    Date: 28-Jul-2005 (process 1 of 1)
    Converted data from shapefile to SDE feature class.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    King County DDES
    Attn: Tony Cooper
    GIS Specialist, Senior

  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)

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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: 10-Jan-2013
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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