Civil Townships

SDE Feature Class

Tags
Civil, Townships, North Dakota

Description

Civil townships are minor civil divisions with established governments and should NOT be confused with Public Land Survey System (PLSS) townships. PLSS townships DO NOT have given names. Civil townships, as mentioned previously are governmental entities established by the residents of that township. They can have town boards, town assessors, town clerks, their own maintained roads, etc. They are essentially a governmental sub-division of a county. Many times these townships correspond with PLSS townships. Many times they don’t. For example, there are civil townships in Golden Valley County, North Dakota that cover 4 PLSS townships (i.e., 144 sections). There is one civil township in Ransom County that covers one complete PLSS township, and half (18 sections) of the PLSS township to the south. Most, if not all, of these townships have established names such as the Town of Almond, or the Town of Rose, or the Town of Rome. There are also many areas that are unorganized, meaning that no civil township government structure is in place. There may have been one there at one time, but maybe the residents chose to disband their local government, or maybe the population could no longer support it. Or maybe one was never formed. In either of these cases, the county usually takes over the local governmental issues


Summary

Civil townships are minor civil divisions with established governments and should NOT be confused with Public Land Survey System (PLSS) townships.

Credits

State Water Commission

Use limitations

Not for navigation

Scale Range

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  planningCadastre, boundaries


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  North Dakota

Theme keywords  Civil, Townships

Citation 

Title Civil Townships
Creation date 2007-01-01 00:00:00
Publication date 2007-01-01 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov



Resource Details 

Dataset languages* English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; ESRI ArcGIS 10.0.3.3600


Credits
*Name NDHUB.CivilTownships

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*North latitude 49.000586
*South latitude 45.934976
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude -104.048894
*East longitude -96.554483
*South latitude 45.934976
*North latitude 49.000586
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  as needed


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
Not for navigation

Limitations of use
The North Dakota State Water Commission has compiled this data according to conventional cartographic standards, using what is thought to be the most reliable information available.  This data is intended to make results of research available at the earliest possible date, but is not intended to constitute final or formal publication.  The State of North Dakota makes every effort to provide virus-free files but does not guarantee uncorrupted files.  The North Dakota State Water Commission does not guarantee this data to be free from errors, inaccuracies, or viruses, and disclaims any responsibility or liability for interpretations or decisions based on this data.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Geographic
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Coordinate reference details
Geographic coordinate system
Well-known identifier 4269
X origin -400
Y origin -400
XY scale 999999999.99999988
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 8.98315284119521e-009
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Well-known text GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["D_North_American_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980", 6378137.0, 298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich", 0.0], UNIT["Degree", 0.0174532925199433], AUTHORITY["EPSG", 4269]]

Reference system identifier
*
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.4.1


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.CivilTownships
*Object type  composite
*Object count 1946



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 1946
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distributor
Contact information
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-3212

Address
Type
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov



Available format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
Locationhttp://web.appstest.nd.gov
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
*Description  Downloadable Data
Function performed  download



Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.CivilTownships 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 1946


Field OBJECTID_1
 
*Alias OBJECTID_1
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.





Field COUNTYFIPS
 
*Alias COUNTYFIPS
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
County FIPS Code

Description source
ND State Water Commission



Field NAME
 
*Alias NAME
*Data type String
*Width 30
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Civil Township Name

Description source
ND State Water Commission



Field SHAPE
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias SHAPE.AREA
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.LEN
 
*Alias SHAPE.LEN
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Overview Description


Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


*Metadata identifier {8FF2CDE5-6715-4558-8DD0-0C8832F71BD1}


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2011-12-05


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2010-03-02 16:10:48
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2011-12-05 09:26:36


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2011-12-05 09:26:36

Published to an ArcIMS Metadata Service Published



Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  custodian


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-3212

Address
Type
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed