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Growth Patterns in King County

Description | Contacts | Attribute Information | Constraints

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Description

Layer name: GROWTH_PATTERN
Subject category: planning
Title: Growth Patterns in King County
Feature Count: 0
Feature Type: Polygon
Abstract: A generalized land use layer. There are four categories defined in grwthpat. Urban - those lands within the urban growth boundary that are not open space. Rural - those areas outside the urban growth boundary that are not resource lands or open space. Resource - those lands that are within the agricultural and forest production districts that are not open space. Open - Parks and other publicly owned lands that are set aside as open space. The data were created by using the UGA, FPD, and APD to define the first three categories, then the open space was overlaid using the parks layer. There was some generalization of the open space in order to keep the map simple (that is small pockets of open space may have been dropped out). Parcel boundaries are used to create this layer.
Purpose: This was created as a generalization of planned land use to be included in the first chapter of the county's comprehensive plan prior to 2000. The layer no longer has an official purpose, as far as the comprehensive plan goes. But it is still used in the iMap Property Information map set. It is a great way to generalize the land use of the county for map display at small scales (suitable for mapping at 1:500,000).
Status: Complete
Updated: None planned
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD):: 20190104
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Not Available
Place Keywords: Washington state, King County, WA, Pacific NW,
Theme Keywords: urban growth, land use, planning, planningCadastre,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information: None

Contacts

Maintained by:
King County GIS Center
Primary: Paul McCombs, Permitting GIS Program Manager, 206-263-4867
(How to e-mail a County contact)
Secondary: KCGIS Center; giscenter@kingcounty.gov. This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

ItemDescriptionDomain
_PATTERN_Contains values that determine the generalized land use categories
(no value)
OpenParks and other publicly owned lands that are set aside as open space
Resourcethose lands that are within the agricultural and forest production districts that are not open space.
RuralThose areas outside the urban growth boundary that are not resource lands or open space.
UrbanThose lands within the urban growth boundary that are not open space. Rural - those areas outside the urban growth boundary that are not resource lands or open space.


Constraints

Access: None

Use: 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.