New York State Railroad Lines and Stations

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Department of Transportation
Publication_Date: 199906
Title: New York State Railroad Lines and Stations
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Albany, New York
Publisher: New York State Department of Transportation, Mapping and GIS
Online_Linkage:
Description:
Abstract:
Contains features representing active and abandoned railroad lines in New York State. Also contains the location of major freight terminals and passenger stations with regularly scheduled rail service, and partial coverage of old railroad grades.
Purpose:
A GIS layer representing active and abandoned railroad lines, major freight and passenger stations and old railroad grades in New York State.
Supplemental_Information:
1:100,000 scale. Zone 18 of the UTM grid/projection system (Zone 18 is extended to cover New York State entirely in a single grid zone).
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1994
Ending_Date: present
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually, as needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.76
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.78
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.01
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.47
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NYS GIS Clearinghouse categories
Theme_Keyword: Ground transportation, infrastructure, tourism
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword:
Abandoned railroad, abandoned railroad siding, freight, grade, grade crossings, intermodal facility, multiple track, old railroad grade, outline track, passenger station, railroad, siding, single track, station, tracks, train, yard
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword:
New York State, Albany County, Allegany County, Bronx County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cortland County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Erie County, Essex County, Franklin County, Fulton County, Genesee County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Jefferson County, Kings County, Lewis County, Livingston County, Madison County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Nassau County, New York County, Niagara County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Ontario County, Orange County, Orleans County, Oswego County, Otsego County, Putnam County, Queens County, Rensselaer County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Saratoga County, Schenectady County, Schoharie County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, St Lawrence County, Steuben County, Suffolk County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Tompkins County, Ulster County, Warren County, Washington County, Wayne County, Westchester County, Wyoming County, Yates County.
Access_Constraints:
Data is copyright protected, a signed license is required or access through the New York State GIS Data Sharing Cooperative.
Use_Constraints:
May not be redistributed, commercial use is prohibited with out special license arrangements
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Not applicable
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Not applicable
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: Not applicable
Native_Data_Set_Environment: ARC/INFO

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Topologically clean
Completeness_Report:
As of Publication Date, all active and abandoned rail lines and sidings which are greater than two miles in length are shown. Major freight terminals and passenger stations with regularly scheduled service are represented by points. Old railroad grade alignments are included in County Base Mapping (CBM) areas updated after 1993. All alignments are attributed with feature type, date source, overpass/underpass status, and date of last alignment modification. Points are attributed with use and name of station. Alignments are attributed with feature level, source, grade separation, date of modification, and description. NYSDOT's Freight and Economic Development Division (FEDD) is in the process of attributing the alignments with owner, operator, trackage rights, type, status, and use. Only main rail lines are attributed with owner and trackage rights. Many of these attributes may be missing and some may be obsolete as of Publication Date. Intermodal stations and railyards are included for NYSDOT Region 1, NYSDOT Region 2, NYSDOT Region 3, NYSDOT Region 10, and NYSDOT Region 11 (remaining NYSDOT regions are in the process of being updated).
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Digital data is tested by visual comparison with source mapping and/or aerial photography
Quantitative_Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 50.8
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: No quantitative tests
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Not applicable
Quantitative_Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Assessment:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Value: 0
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Explanation: Not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Created by merging USGS 30' x 60' 1:100,000 scale Digital Line Graphs (DLG) to cover New York State. The merged coverages were edge matched at the 30' x 60' DLG quadrangle edges and 7.5' x 7.5' quadrangle edges to adjacent regions. Where County Base Mapping (CBM) files exist, the DLG coverage was clipped out and replaced with the more up-to-date CBM coverage (also originally derived from 1:100,000 scale DLG files), and then edge matched. All active and abandoned rail lines were verified by NYSDOT Regional Rail Coordinators and corrected where necessary. Files were converted from a CADD format to a GIS coverage as of the process date. NYSDOT's Mapping and GIS Section (MAGIS) classified all rail features and continues to update the coverage based on revisions from the NYSDOT 1:24,000 Scale Quadrangle Mapping Program. The following attributes were added by NYSDOT's Freight and Economic Development Division (FEDD): name of the railroad owner, railroad operator, company with trackage rights, major use of railroad, common name of railroad, status. FEDD is responsible for attributing and maintaining these specific rail attribute fields. This effort is ongoing and only partially completed.
Process_Date: 199704

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.99
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.61
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.61
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NYS CSCIC
Contact_Position: Sharon Oskam
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 30 South Pearl St., 11th Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 12207-3425
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 474-5212
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 473-5848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nysgis@cscic.state.ny.us
Resource_Description: nybndry
Distribution_Liability: None
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
Transfer_Size: 58.295
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nysgis.state.ny.us/inventories/cscic.htm>
Fees:
Available for free electronic download to members of the NYS GIS Data Sharing Cooperative through the NYS GIS Clearinghouse <http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us>. Others see < >.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20030408
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NYS CSCIC
Contact_Person: Sharon Oskam
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 30 South Pearl St., 11th Floor
City: Albany
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 12207-3425
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (518) 474-5212
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (518) 473-5848
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nysgis@cscic.state.ny.us
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage:
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
 
 

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