AM Radio Towers

This page last updated: 04/06/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau
Abstract AM Radio tower locations as recorded by the Federal Communications Commission, extracted from the FCC Licensing Database.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 09/14/2000
Currentness Reference
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will direct your browser to the Federal Communications Commission GIS site where several different ZIP files are available to download. Download the AM.ZIP data set and then extract it. The data set is in shapefile format.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

Full Metadata

AM Radio Towers

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau
Title AM Radio Towers
Abstract AM Radio tower locations as recorded by the Federal Communications Commission, extracted from the FCC Licensing Database.
Purpose With these data sets, users are able to determine the locations and limited technical details of existing towers the FCC collects data on (i.e. Cellular, Paging, Microwave, AM, FM, etc.). This information can be extremely helpful in conducting analysis such as: current service deployment, need/feasibility determinations of new services, colocation of antenna structures, inventorying of structures, network planning, etc.
Time Period of Content Date 09/14/2000
Currentness Reference
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Unknown
Spatial Extent of Data United States
Bounding Coordinates -171.73
-65.71
71.25
17.96
Place Keywords United States, Minnesota
Theme Keywords utilitiesCommunication, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Transmission, Towers, Licensing, Database, Infrastructure, Utilities, Communication, AM Towers, AM Radio
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Melvin C. Del Rosario,
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: (202) 418-0615
FAX:
E-mail: mdelrosa@fcc.gov
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets The FCC Licensing Database Extracts GIS page contains zipped shapefiles covering the following communications features: AM Towers, Antenna Structure Registration (ASR), Cellular, Cellular Service Area Boundaries, FM Towers, Land Mobile - Commercial, Land Mobile - Private, Microwave Towers, Paging Stations, TV Towers, and TV Grade B Contours. These zipfiles can all be accessed from:
http://wireless.fcc.gov/geographic/fcc_db.html .

Further Universal Licensing System Information is available from:
http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/about/ .

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Unknown
Logical Consistency Unknown
Completeness Unknown
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown
Lineage Extracted from FCC Licensing Database.
Source Scale Denominator 24000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Shapefile
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Point
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme United States
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Geographic (Lat. Long.)
Ellipsoid
Horizontal Datum
Horizontal Units
Distance Resolution
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview The AM Shapefile contains the following attributes:

Callsign
AM_Freq
City_lic
State
Licensee
Lat
Long
Class
Daypower
Nitepower
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Publication Date 09/14/2000
Contact Person Information Melvin C. Del Rosario

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
Phone: (202) 418-0615
FAX:
E-mail: mdelrosa@fcc.gov
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Downloadable Data
Distribution Liability
Transfer Format Name ArcView Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 234 KB as zipfile; approximately 1 MB unzipped
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will direct your browser to the Federal Communications Commission GIS site where several different ZIP files are available to download. Download the AM.ZIP data set and then extract it. The data set is in shapefile format.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/06/2007
Contact Person Information Brian Johnson,
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: (651) 296-1211
FAX: (651) 296-1212
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/06/2007