Minnesota Public School District Center Locations, SY2008-2009

This page last updated: 05/05/2011
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Abstract The point locations of school district service offices were developed at MDE to complement other school locational information. Many school district offices, or service centers, are located in a current elementary, middle or high school building. Some have their own facility. All locations have been developed and compared to existing school locations or address matched using The Lawrence Group street centerline address files. Unmatched locations were matched through school district websites or Google maps. Some locations may be incorrect as a full QA/QC process has not been completed.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2009
Currentness Reference Public school district service center locations were initially created in March 2008 and updated in August 2008. This file will be reviewed and updated annually.
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 compressed 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Documentation (.html)
- NOTICE.TXT, a disclaimer

After downloading this 'zip' file, uncompress (unzip) it to extract the files described above. For help, see: http://www.gda.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=16253#compress

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.

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Minnesota Public School District Center Locations, SY2008-2009

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2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Title Minnesota Public School District Center Locations, SY2008-2009
Abstract The point locations of school district service offices were developed at MDE to complement other school locational information. Many school district offices, or service centers, are located in a current elementary, middle or high school building. Some have their own facility. All locations have been developed and compared to existing school locations or address matched using The Lawrence Group street centerline address files. Unmatched locations were matched through school district websites or Google maps. Some locations may be incorrect as a full QA/QC process has not been completed.
Purpose MDE has been in contact with Minnesota school districts since 1998, identifying school program locations. These locations are used by the Minnesota Department of Education to help identify where appropriate funds should be used for that school year. By adding school district service centers, school district maps will have an added value to the districts and MDE.
Time Period of Content Date 2009
Currentness Reference Public school district service center locations were initially created in March 2008 and updated in August 2008. This file will be reviewed and updated annually.
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, district service center
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.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/metalong.html#admin

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Many school district service centers are located within existing schools. Those locations were found through use of the existing public school locations. Additional district centers were found through use of address matching, locational address matching through Google and Microsoft internet mapping or Farm Service Agency (FSA) 2003-04 aerial photography. A QA/QC process has not been fully completed so some locations may be incorrect due to address match error.
Logical Consistency Not applicable
Completeness All school districts are complete. Locations will require modification through a QA/QC process.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See Lineage.
Lineage This point dataset was initially created in March 2007. Locations were taken from existing public school locations where addresses matched whenever possible. Where addresses were very close, NAIP 2003-04 aerial photography was used as a background and the point was moved to the school or site location. Additional unmatched sites were either located using the school district website or through Google maps. These were then checked using 2003 NAIP imagery and moved if incorrect.

This dataset has not been through a QA/QC process other than using 2003 NAIP imagery to help locate district office locaitons.

August 2008: Minor changes made to 3 school district office locations. Also changed the attributes.
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_TYPE (3,3,C)
UNI_MAJ (4,4,C)
ORGID (12,12,C)
SDNAME (40,40,C)
LOC_ADD (40,40,C)
CITY (25,25,C)
STATE (2,2,C)
ZIP (5,5,I)
COUNTY_NUM (2,2,I)
COUNTYNAME (17,17,C)
COMPLETE (8,8,C)
FIPSNUM (3,3,I)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation UNI_TYPE - 3 digit MDE classification type.
01 - Independent school districts
02 - Common school districts
0815 - Prinsburg
03 - Special school districts
0001 - Minneapolis
0006 - South St. Paul

UNI_MAJ - 4 digit school district number. There are 339 office locaitons in this file.
0001 (Aitkin) to 2902 (R.T.R.)

ORGID - 11 digit integer field made up of UNI_TYP, UNI_MAJ and 6 ending zeros.
10001000000 - Aitkin
12902000000 - R.T.R.

SDNAME - School district name
0001 Aitkin to 2902 R.T.R.

LOC_ADD - Physical location address of district center.

CITY - City name.

STATE - MN.

ZIP - 5 digit zipcode.

COUNTY - County number that District office resides.

COUNTYNAME - County that District office resides.

COMPLETE - Date of update.

FIPSNUM - County numbers from 1 to 173 based on U.S. Census
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Department of Education
Publication Date 08/27/2008
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 School district service center locations 2008-09
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 compressed 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Documentation (.html)
- NOTICE.TXT, a disclaimer

After downloading this 'zip' file, uncompress (unzip) it to extract the files described above. For help, see: http://www.gda.state.mn.us/resource.html?Id=16253#compress

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 05/05/2011
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: 05/05/2011