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What does this data set describe?

Title: Park_Amenities
The Park Amenities Points list all of the infrastructure on Boulder County public open space, and the characteristics of the infrastructure including a photo, and a date the point was assessed. This data is designed to be continuously updated.
The Photo Field is hyperlinked to G:\Operations\Park_Asset_Database\Photos
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Seasonal Boulder County Parks and Open Space 2009-2010, January 2010, Park_Amenities.

    Online Links:

    • \\gis\pcshare\gispa\Operations\Operations.mdb

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.538379
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -105.058483
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.261139
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 39.927408

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: April 2009
    Ending_Date: December 2009
    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):

      • Entity point (516)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Lambert Conformal Conic.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 39.716667
      Standard_Parallel: 40.783333
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -105.500000
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.333333
      False_Easting: 3000000.000316
      False_Northing: 999999.999996

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000328
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.000328
      Planar coordinates are specified in survey feet

      The horizontal datum used is D_North_American_1983_HARN.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Altitude_Resolution: 0.000100
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    All Park Amenities located and maintained by Operations. (Source: Meredith Dutlinger)

    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    Subtypes of Park Assets (Source: Meredith Dutlinger)

    Text field describing the subtype field if subtype field shows as an integer. (Source: Meredith Dutlinger)

    If applicable, the style for each Park Asset. The applicable Park Asset for each style will be listed first in all caps. (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    MemorialBENCH; with a memorial plaque.
    StandardBENCH; standard style.
    WoodBOLLARD/PICNIC TABLE; made of wood.
    ConcreteBOLLARD/PICNIC TABLE; made of concrete.
    LightedBOLLARD; has lights that turn on at night.
    MetalBOLLARD/PICNIC TABLE; made of metal.
    TrashREFUSE CONTAINER; a trashcan
    RecyclingREFUSE CONTAINER; for recycling.
    CombinationREFUSE CONTAINER; two sides, one for trash and one for recycling.
    FarmGATE; designed to keep animals in the property.
    PipeGATE; designed to keep cars from entering the property.
    CustomGATE; usually made of wood and customized for a nicer appearance.
    OpenGRILL; no lid.
    CloseableGRILL; has a lid
    PrairieKIOSK/PICNIC SHELTER; architectural style
    MountainKIOSK/PICNIC SHELTER; architectural style
    Pit ToiletRESTROOM; vault that gets pumped.
    CompostingRESTROOM; evaporative system

    If applicable, substyle for a Park Asset. The applicable Park Asset for each substyle with be listed in all caps. (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    CollapsibleBOLLARD; can be folded down to allow vehicle access.
    FixedBOLLARD; immovable
    Bear-saverREFUSE CONTAINERS; designed to keep wildlife from getting in.
    55 gallon metalREFUSE CONTAINER; made of metal.
    55 gallon plasticREFUSE CONTAINER; made of plastic.
    55 gallon wildlifeREFUSE CONTAINER; designed to keep wildlife from getting in.
    Recycled PlasticREFUSE CONTAINER; made of recycled plastic
    OtherREFUSE CONTAINER; other substyle
    VehicularGATE; designed to keep vehicles out of the property.
    PedestrianGATE; designed to keep pedestrians out of the property.
    PostGRILL; sits on a post
    MiniKIOSK; gives basic information about the property.
    FullKIOSK; contains property information including brochures, rules and regulations, a map, etc.
    StandardPICNIC TABLE; not necessarily ADA compliant.
    AccessiblePICNIC TABLE; ADA compliant.
    DCRESTROOM; has electric service.
    SolarRESTROOM; powered by solar energy.

    The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Property where the Asset can be found (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    A specific description of the portion of the property (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    Path name linking a .jpg photo of the asset to the point (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    a dropdown menu that states the condition of the asset and urgency of maintenance (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    GoodPark Asset is in good condition.
    FairPark Asset is in Fair condition.
    Needs RepairPark Asset needs repair.
    Needs ReplacementPark Asset needs replacement.

    Date the data about the park asset was gathered (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    a yes, no drop down option as to whether the asset is accessible for disabled persons (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    any additional comments on the state or location of the park asset (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    Date the asset was installed at the property (Source: Kristy Bruce)

    The most recent date the park asset was maintained (Source: Kristy Bruce)



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?

    GIS department at Boulder County Parks and Open Space
    c/o Meredith Dutlinger or Jason Himick
    5201 St. Vrain Road
    Longmont, CO 80503

    303-678-6200 (voice)

Why was the data set created?

This database acts as both an inventory spreadsheet of the park infrastructure and a dataset for analysis. The analysis portion can be used to compare things like the number of picnic tables to the number of refuses containers.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 1)
    , Boulder County Parks and Open Space Seasonal.

    Type_of_Source_Media: GPS Trimble GeoExplorer 2008 series
    Source_Contribution: Operations seasonal checking in Field data

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

  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?

Only Boulder County Parks and Open Space Staff and Volunteers should edit this data.
Use_Constraints: No use restrictions.

  1. Who distributes the data set?[Distributor contact information not provided.]

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 30-Jun-2010
Metadata author:
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REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual. (voice)

Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
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