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Community Center Areas

Community Center Areas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Originator: Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC)
Originator: Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC)
Originator: Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC)
Originator: Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC)
Originator: Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (SNHRPC)
Originator: Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC)
Originator: Southwest Regional Planning Commission (SWRPC)
Originator:
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC)
Originator: North Country Council (NCC)
Publication_Date: 200612
Title: Community Center Areas
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http//www.granit.sr.unh.edu/cgi-bin/nhsearch?dset=communitycenterareas/nh>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset is a set of polygons representing the center area(s) of each municipality in New Hampshire. Community center areas were delineated by staff at the nine Regional Planning Agencies based on a common methodology, with input and review from staff at the NH Department of Environmental Services. The approach for delineating these areas focused on key characteristics of the nature of development including the presence of a higher-density development and/or a mix of different types of uses, such as residential, commercial and public uses, core main streets areas and historic districts, higher-density neighborhoods within walking distance, appropriate zoning to retain its current characteristics, and recognition by the community as its center. Municipalities can have multiple center areas, provided they each meet the criteria described. Boundary lines generally follow the limits of current development (rather than parcel or property lines) and may follow significant manmade or natural features that serve as a boundary, such as a major roadway or river.
Purpose:
This data is useful in municipal and regional planning and transportation planning and projects, and can be used to evaluate the distribution of population and development within a community or region.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.558290
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.681287
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.057067
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.726863
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Sprawl
Theme_Keyword: Community
Theme_Keyword: Centers
Theme_Keyword: Planning
Theme_Keyword: Regional Planning
Theme_Keyword: Smart Growth
Theme_Keyword: Cultural
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Northeast
Place_Keyword: New England
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
User is required to read metadata completely before using the data. The information provided in this coverage is a subset of spatial databases developed by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES). Development of these databases is an ongoing project; they may not contain all existing and potential sites, stations, or threats. The NHDES is not responsible for the use or interpretation of this information, or for any inaccuracies in the site names, tax map and lot information, or locations. All information is subject to verification. These data are to be used for planning purposes only; distribution is discouraged.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Carolyn Russell
Contact_Organization: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
Contact_Position: Environmental Quality Impact Planner
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 29 Hazen Drive, PO Box 95
City: Concord
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03302
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-271-3503
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.780

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The data is checked for errors and checked for positional accuracy based on 1998 USGS Digital Ortho Quadrangles, 2003 NAIP imagery and/or USGS Topographic Quadrangles. The data is spatially clean having no topological errors or other kind. Centers were delineated using the guidelines developed by the Sprawl Indicators Workgroup. The data was reviewed by both the regional planning associations and NHDES.
Completeness_Report:
The data are complete as of the publication date. Any additions or changes to the community centers will be updated as the need arises.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC ) Base data collected from existing community master plan documents and GPS data. Additional destinations were delineated from 2003 NAIP imagery.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC) The master plan and zoning ordinance for each community was reviewed for designations of "Main Street Program" areas, "downtown", or "village districts". Knowledge from regional and local planners, as well as local planning boards were also incorporated. The polygon boundaries were compared with boundaries and patterns observed in 2003 NAIP imagery.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Nashua Regional Planning Commission (NRPC) Polygons were derived from digital parcel data, aerial imagery and existing local plans. Areas were designated as destination polygons based on the Sprawl Indicators criteria.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Rockingham Region Planning Commission (RPC) Town/city centers developed for the RPC Regional Master Plan was displayed in ArcMap over digital municipal tax lot layers. Corrections were made in the original data to better coincide with tax lot size and density. Where no digital parcel layer was available, {Hampstead, Sandown, South Hampton, Newton} only digital orthophoto interpretation was used for the delineation. Required fields were coded. Features were plotted on aerial photo and tax parcel base maps for staff review and comment. Additions and corrections were made per staff comments.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (SNHRPC) The individual towns within the region were sent a copy of the printed map of the last version of sprawl indicators to make changes to the existing or add any new indicators to the data. Planner from SNHPC has also set up meetings to discuss and map the new indicators with community planners from the individual towns. The 2004 color ariel photos where used to map the exact location of the marked indicator. The data is also georefrenced and is also attributed with information
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC) Originally SRPC staff/volunteers delineated the community center areas from 1998 USGS Ortho & Topo Quadrangles. When available, digital municipal tax parcel data was overlaid on top of the Ortho & Topo Quads for assistance in the delineation. GIS staff heads-up digitized the delineated boundaries of the community center areas. In addition to the hand delineations GIS staff used Historic Digital USGS Topo Maps of New England (archived at the UNH Diamond Library) <http://docs.unh.edu/nhtopos/nhtopos.htm> to delineate Post World War II neighborhoods. The Historic Topo Maps were georeferenced to municipal boundaries for use in updating the community center areas.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Southwest Regional Planning Commission (SWRPC) Digitized from 1998 Orthoquadrangles at 1:8000 scale.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission (UVLSRPC) Community Centers were digitized by UVLSRPC based on 1992 or 1998 Digital Orthophoto Quads (DOQ's), from the US Geological Survey and the USDA Forest Service, 1:12,000, distributed by GRANIT.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
NHDES collated the community center areas from each Regional Planning Association. NHDES reviewed each submittal for consistency in how the data was presented and what attributes needed to be collected. The data was returned back to the RPAs for corrections.
Process_Date: 20060401
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
North Country Council (NCC) Community Centers were digitized by NCCRPC based on the NAIP 2003 Digital Orthophoto Quads, from the USDA Aerial Photo Field Office. 1 Meter Resolution.
Process_Date: 20060401
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: C:\DOCUME~1\edamico\LOCALS~1\Temp\xml387.tmp

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 314

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 2800
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999967
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -71.666667
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 42.500000
False_Easting: 984250.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: CommunityCenterAreas
Entity_Type_Definition:
Areas defined by regional planning associations centers of local communities.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESID
Attribute_Definition: Unique number assigned by NHDES for tracking purposes
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique identifier set by NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RPA
Attribute_Definition:
A text field showing the abbreviation for the regional planning associated the community center area is part of.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CNHRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Lakes Region Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Nashua Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Rockingham Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SNHRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Strafford Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SWRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Southwest Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UVLSRPC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NCC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: North Country Council
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UID
Attribute_Definition:
Unique identifier made up of the towns 5 digit fips code and a sequential number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unique identifier compiled by NHDES.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: A string field showing the name assigned to the CCA by the RPA.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Name provided by regional planning association.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TOWN
Attribute_Definition: A string field showing the town which the CCA is within.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Town name as recognized by the state.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIP
Attribute_Definition:
A string field providing a description of how the CCA was determined
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Identification of community centers by RPA.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACRES
Attribute_Definition: Size of CCA in acres.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Size as provided by the local RPA.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_ADD
Attribute_Definition: The date the CCA was added to the database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date provided by RPA.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATE_MOD
Attribute_Definition: A date field displaying the date the CCA was modified.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: The date as provided by the local RPA.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X_COORD
Attribute_Definition: A date field displaying the date the CCA was modified.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Generated value by ArcInfo.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y_COORD
Attribute_Definition:
A number field showing the Latitude value of the centroid for the CCA.
Attribute_Definition_Source: NHDES
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Generated value by ArcInfo
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Leng
Attribute_Definition: The perimeter of the shape in feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Value autogenerated by ArcGIS.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of the shape in square feet.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Value autogenerated by ArcGIS.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Complex Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire
Contact_Person: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Position: GRANIT Database Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Morse Hall, University of New Hampshire
City: Durham
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03824
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-862-1792
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 603-862-0188
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: granit@unh.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8:30AM-5PM. EST
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
NHDES is not responsible for the use or interpretation of this information. Not intended for legal purposes. Digital data in NH GRANIT represent the efforts of the contributing agencies to record information from the cited source materials. Complex Systems Research Center, under contract to the NH Office of Energy and Planning, and in consultation with cooperating agencies, maintains a continuing program to identify and correct errors in these data. OEP, CSRC, and the cooperating agencies make no claim as to the validity or reliability or to any implied uses of these data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI shapefile
Transfer_Size: 0.318
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.granit.sr.unh.edu>
Fees:
No charge when downloaded from the Internet. Cost of reproduction for provision on CD/ROM of other media.
Ordering_Instructions:
Email GRANIT (granit@unh.edu) or order from web site (www.granit.sr.unh.edu).
Turnaround: Two weeks.
Technical_Prerequisites: None.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061128
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NH Department of Environmental Services
Contact_Person: George Hastings
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 29 Hazen Drive, PO Box 95
City: Concord
State_or_Province: New Hampshire
Postal_Code: 03302
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 603-271-3503
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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