Minnesota Charter School Locations, SY2007-2008

This page last updated: 11/08/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Abstract These charter school program locations cover public school programs with an MDE Unit Classification of 7. There may be Charter schools not covered in this database.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2008
Currentness Reference Charter school program locations updated for school year 2007-2008.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints If you obtain data from MDE, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of MDE's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Department of Education
Ordering Instructions 1. GIS data: this data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Documentation (.html)
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above.

2. School district maps: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
http://www.gda.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
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

Minnesota Charter School Locations, SY2007-2008

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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 Minnesota Department of Education
Title Minnesota Charter School Locations, SY2007-2008
Abstract These charter school program locations cover public school programs with an MDE Unit Classification of 7. There may be Charter schools not covered in this database.
Purpose MDE has been developing school program locations, both public and nonpublic, since 1998 in coordination with the Land Management Information Center (LMIC). Charter school locations is an addition to the existing public and nonpublic school database. Since November 2006, MDE has taken ownership of this Charter school dataset.
Time Period of Content Date 2008
Currentness Reference Charter school program locations updated for school year 2007-2008.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.071908
-91.152757
48.626078
43.476096
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords structure, school, charter, public
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints If you obtain data from MDE, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of MDE's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg, GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets See related school datasets at:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metalong.html#admin

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy All charter locations were geocoded using either street centerline road files from The Lawrence Group (TLG), U.S. Census TIGER or online at Google maps.

Some locations have been moved based on 2003-2004 Farm Service Agency (FSA) aerial photography.
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness Only those charter schools identified as part of the Minnesota Department of Education ORG unit database are found in this database. The data is identified by its Unit Type of '7'.

It has been noted that many of these locations may be incorrect so the SY2007-08 update cycle will address that issue (August, 2007).
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See Lineage.
Lineage August, 2005:
LMIC was provided a database from MDE-FNS containing charter school addresses. LMIC took this database and initially processed it against the existing Public school database to find duplicates. The remaining locations were geocoded in ArcMAP 9.1 using the most current TLG (The Lawrence Group) street centerline database and U.S. Census TIGER street database. Remaining unmatched addresses were tested online with Google maps and locations were found.

A few of the locations have been verified using FSA NAIP aerial photography. All others are unverified and may vary from exact location to centroid of a city or zip code.

December 2006:
The Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) modified the existing Charter shapefile for additions and deletions. The file has not been verified through a QA/QC analysis.

July, 2007:
Updated all locations.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Point
Vendor Specific Object Types Point
Tiling Scheme State
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid Geodetic Reference System 80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview UNI_TYP (2,2,C)
UNI_MAJ (4,4,C)
UNI_IMD (3,3,C)
ORGID_REL (12,12,C)
SCHNAME (40,40,C)
ADDRESS (40,40,C)
CITY (24,24,C)
STATE (2,2,C)
ZIP (5,5,C)
ZIP4 (4,4,C)
GRADE (10,10,C)
SDNUM (4,4,I)
SDNAME (40,40,C)
HEDNAME (40,40,C)
HEDTITLE (50,50,C)
SOURCE (5,5,C)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation UNI_TYP - MDE Unit classification. Charter schools are '7'.

UNI_MAJ - School district number. Ranges are 1 (Aitkin and Minneapolis) to 2902 (R.T.R.)

UNI_IMD - 3 digit MDE school number.

ORGID_REL - Number comprised of concatenation of UNI_TYP, UNI_MAJ and UNI_IMD

SCHNAME - School name.

ADDRESS - Address of school.

CITY - City.

STATE - MN.

ZIP - 5 digit zipcode.

ZIP4 - 4 digit zipcode.

GRADE - Student grade ranges.

SDNUM - school district number ranging from 1-Aitkin to 2902-R.T.R.

SDNAME - 340 school district names.

HEDNAME - Name of person in charge of the Charter school.

HEDTITLE - Title of the person in charge of the Charter school.

SOURCE - Source of geocoding. Possible sources are:
ADDMT - Address matched
ONLIN - Address matched online at Google maps
NAIP - Location moved and verified using FSA NAIP aerial photography
NGA20 - Location moved and verified using higher resolution NGA aerial photography from MetroGIS
5cent - Location to zip code
7cent - Location to zip+2
9cent - Location to zip+4
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Education
Publication Date 08/15/2007
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg
GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Charter school program locations 2007-08
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) does not warrant the results you may obtain by using this dataset. This dataset is provided ''as is'' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event will MDE be liable for any consequential, incidental or special damages, including any lost profits or lost savings, even if an MDE representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or any other claim by any third party.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size less than 1 megabyte
Ordering Instructions 1. GIS data: this data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Documentation (.html)
- NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above.

2. School district maps: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
http://www.gda.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
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 11/08/2007
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg, GIS Administrator
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: 651-582-8789
FAX:
E-mail: scott.freburg@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 11/08/2007