Counties

SDE Feature Class

Tags
North Dakota, Counties, boundaries, County

Description

August 2019 - Upon review of the North Dakota Century Code describing the county boundaries, it was found that the border between Ramsey and Benson counties along the shores of Devils Lake were incorrect. The boundaries on the previous county layer were compiled from the USGS Topographic 1:24,000 scale quadrangle maps. The exact description from the ND Century Code for these two counties (11-01-04 and 11-01-37) references the meander lines along the south shore of Devils Lake and thus described as "reestablished by the United States Department of the Interior in surveys accepted in 1972". The State Water Commission is the steward for all government plats and surveys, and using the survey described in the ND Century Code, used the meander descriptions to correct the border between Ramsey and Benson counties along the south shores of Devils Lake. Area fields for the counties were also updated according to the ND State Plane Coordinate zone in which they fall.

April 2013 - Census data were downloaded for 2010 and appended to the county coverage. Upon further review by the ND GIS Technical Meeting at their April 2013 meeting, it was decided that the demographic data included with the previous county feature class would be dropped, leaving only basic information with the necessary relational fields intact for joining of Census data tables and other related North Dakota data.

The North Dakota county coverage was originally created by the North Dakota Geological Survey using US Census Bureau TIGER data in 1994. The source scale on these data was 1:100,000. Since its creation, with USGS Public Land Survey DLG data, and USGS DRG derived data. The North Dakota State Water Commission revamped this coverage by using the NDGS PLSS coverage (combination of ND PSC, USGS DLG and DRG 24k data) to obtain county boundaries that coincided with PLSS linework, and heads-up digitized irregular boundaries such as that on the State borders, and those that followed river/stream boundaries with USGS 1:24,000 scale Digital Raster Graphics. The resultant coverage should be much better than a 1:100,000 scale coverage, but may not meet 1:24,000 scale accuracy standards.


Summary

Shows North Dakota county boundaries.

Credits

Rod Bassler, GIS Coordinator, North Dakota State Water Commission

Use limitations

The resultant coverage should be much better than a 1:100,000 scale coverage, very close to 1:24000 scale, but may not meet Federal 1:24,000 scale accuracy standards.

Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

Themes or categories of the resource  boundaries, location


*Content type  Downloadable Data


Place keywords  North Dakota

Theme keywords  Counties, boundaries, County

Citation 

Title Counties
Publication date 2002-10-01 00:00:00
Creation date 1994-03-01 00:00:00
Revision date 2020-01-22 00:00:00


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

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


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
M-F  8am-5pm



Resource Details 

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


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment  Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.7.1.11595


Credits
Rod Bassler, GIS Coordinator, North Dakota State Water Commission


Extents 

Extent
Description
publication date

Temporal extent
Date and time 2020-01-22 00:00:00

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 North Dakota State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998
Fax 701-328-3747

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm



Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  irregular


Resource Constraints 

Legal constraints
Limitations of use
The State of North Dakota 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 State of North Dakota 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.

Constraints
Limitations of use

The resultant coverage should be much better than a 1:100,000 scale coverage, very close to 1:24000 scale, but may not meet Federal 1:24,000 scale accuracy standards.


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-09
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Left longitude -180
Latest well-known identifier 4269
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
*Value 4269
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 6.12(3.0.1)


Spatial Data Properties 

Scale Range

Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000
Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name NDHUB.Counties
*Object type  composite
*Object count 53



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name NDHUB.Counties
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 53
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Distribution 

Distribution format
*Name SDE Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source

Fields 

Details for object NDHUB.Counties 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 53


Field POP2001
 
*Alias POP2001
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8
Description source
ESRI

Field description
Year 2001 Population

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





Field POP00_SQMI
 
*Alias POP00_SQMI
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8
Description source
ESRI

Field description
2000 Population / Square Mile

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





Field NDACO_ID
 
*Alias POP10_SQMI
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 1
Field description
North Dakota Association of Counties ID

Description source
NDAC

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field POP10_SQMI
 
*Alias NDACO_ID
*Data type String
*Width 2
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

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





Field NDACO_ID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
ND Association of Counties ID

Description source
ND Association of Counties

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias NAME
*Data type String
*Width 32
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.

*Description source
ESRI

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





Field NAME
 
*Alias STATE_FIPS
*Data type String
*Width 2
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Feature geometry.

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field STATE_FIPS
 
*Alias CNTY_FIPS
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Description source
ESRI

Field description
State FIPs Code



Field CNTY_FIPS
 
*Alias POP2000
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8
Field description
County FIPs code

Description source
ESRI

Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field SHAPE
 
*Alias SQ_MILES
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8
*Field description
Feature geometry.

*Description source
ESRI

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





Field SHAPE.AREA
 
*Alias ACRES
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8




Field FIPS
 
*Alias POP2010
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 18
*Scale 8
Description source
ESRI

Field description
FIPS code



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 FIPS
*Data type String
*Width 5
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field POP2000
 
*Alias SHAPE.LEN
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Description source
ESRI

Field description
Year 2000 Population

*Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.





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






Metadata Details 

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


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


*Last update 2020-02-07


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style FGDC CSDGM Metadata
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2013-04-08 15:27:35
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2020-02-07 11:27:24


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2020-02-07 11:24:12


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Individual's name Rod Bassler
Organization's name North Dakota State Water Commission
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 701-328-4998
Fax 701-328-3747

Address
Type both
Delivery point 900 E. Boulevard Avenue
City Bismarck
Administrative area ND
Postal code 58505
Country US
e-mail addressrbassler@nd.gov

Hours of service
8am-5pm, M-F



Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  as needed