Minnesota Non-Public School Program Locations, School Year 2006-2007

This page last updated: 11/09/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Minnesota Department of Education
Abstract These non-public school program locations cover non-public school programs with an MDE-FNS Unit Classification of 31-35. There are non-public schools in and outside of the MDE program that are not covered in this database. Locations have not gone through an extensive QA/QC process.
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2007
Currentness Reference Non-Public school program locations updated for school year 2006-2007.
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 Non-Public School Program Locations, School Year 2006-2007

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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 Non-Public School Program Locations, School Year 2006-2007
Abstract These non-public school program locations cover non-public school programs with an MDE-FNS Unit Classification of 31-35. There are non-public schools in and outside of the MDE program that are not covered in this database. Locations have not gone through an extensive QA/QC process.
Purpose MDE has been developing school program locations, both public and nonpublic, since 1998 in coordination with the Land Management Information Center (LMIC). Nonpublic school locations is an addition to the existing public and charter school database. Initially developed in 1998-1999, this is the first major update of that original file.
Time Period of Content Date 2007
Currentness Reference Non-Public school program locations updated for school year 2006-2007.
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, nonpublic school
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 nonpublic 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 nonpublic schools identified as part of the Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service with a Unit Classification of 31-35 are found in this database.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy See Lineage.
Lineage The Land Management Information Center developed the first nonpublic school file in 1998-99 for MDE-FNS. No modifications were made until 2005.

December 2005:
In December, 2005, LMIC was provided a database from FNS containing all nonpublic schools. 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.

Some 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) took ownership of this spatial database and made modifications based on data from the MDE database dated December 2006. Only Unit Classifications of 31-35 were developed in this spatial database. All others were discarded.
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,I) - 2 digit MDE unit classification.

UNI_MAJ - (4,4,I) - School district number.

UNI_IMD (3,3,I) - MDE school database number.

ORGID (12,12,C) - A twelve string combination of the UNI_TYPE, UNI_MAJ and UNI_IMD with zeros added to fill in string. Added at LMIC but utilized by MDE as unique identifier for all programs.

SCHNAME (40,40,C) - School name

ADDRESS (40,40,C) - First mailing address. It may or may not be the same as the school location.

CITY (24,24,C) - City

STATE (5,5,C) - MN

ZIP (5,5,C) - 5 digit zipcode

ZIP4 (4,4,C) - 4 digit zipcode

GRADE - Range of grades at this location

SOURCE (4,4,C) - Source of geocoding.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation UNI_TYP - 2 digit MDE unit classification.
01

UNI_MAJ - School district number.
001 (Aitkin and Minneapolis)
....
2902 R.T.R.

UNI_IMD - MDE school database number.

ORGID - A twelve string combination of the UNI_TYPE, UNI_MAJ and UNI_IMD with zeros added to fill in string. Added at LMIC but utilized by MDE as unique identifier for all programs.

SCHNAME - School name

ADDRESS - School location address.

CITY - City

STATE - MN

ZIP - 5 digit zipcode

ZIP4 - 4 digit zipcode

GRADE - Range of grades at this location

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 03/28/2007
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 Non-public school program locations 2006-07
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 11/09/2007
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: 11/09/2007