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Places of Worship

Places of Worship

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Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20091016
Title: Places of Worship
Edition: 4th Quarter
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage:
<URL:http://www.granit.unh.edu/data/search?dset=places_of_worship/nh>
Description:
Abstract:
Places of Worship in New Hampshire

The Places of Worship dataset is composed of any type of building or portion of a building that is used, constructed, designed, or adapted to be used as a place for religious and spiritual activities. These facilities include, but are not limited to, the following types: chapels, churches, mosques, shrines, synagogues, and temples.

The license free Large Protestant Churches, Mosques, Jewish Synagogues, and Roman Catholic Churches in Large Cities datasets were merged together to create the initial data for the Places of Worship dataset. Additional entities have been added from TGS research.

This dataset contains Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Judaic, and Sikh places of worship. Unitarian places of worship have been included when a congregation from one of these religions meets at a church owned by a Unitarian congregation. Some Protestant denominations are not currently represented in this dataset.

The Places of Worship dataset is not intended to include homes of religious leaders (unless they also serve as a place of organized worship), religious schools (unless they also serve as a place of organized worship for people other than those enrolled in the school), Jewish Mikvahs or Hillel facilities, and buildings that serve a purely administrative purpose.

If a building's primary purpose is something other than worship (e.g., a community center, a public school), but a religious group uses the building for worship on a regular basis, it was included in this dataset if it otherwise met the criteria for inclusion.

Convents and monasteries are included in this dataset, regardless of whether or not the facilities are open to the public, because religious services are regularly held at these locations.

On 08/07/2007, TGS ceased making phone calls to verify information about religious locations. Therefore, most entities in this dataset were verified using alternative reference sources such as topographic maps, parcel maps, various sources of imagery, and internet research. The [CONTHOW] (contact how) value for these entities has been set to "ALT REF".

The website <http://www.gettochurch.org> was used for verification during processing. As of August 2009, this website is no longer active.

Records with "-DOD" appended to the end of the [NAME] value are located on a military base, as defined by the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) military installations and military range boundaries.

"#" and "*" characters were automatically removed from standard fields that TGS populated. Double spaces were replaced by single spaces in these same fields.

Text fields in this dataset have been set to all upper case to facilitate consistent database engine search results.

All diacritics (e.g., the German umlaut or the Spanish tilde) have been replaced with their closest equivalent English character to facilitate use with database systems that may not support diacritics.

The currentness of this dataset is indicated by the [CONTDATE] field. Based upon the values in this field, the oldest record dates from 07/20/2007 and the newest record dates from 08/04/2009

Purpose:
Homeland Security

Use Cases: Use cases describe how the data may be used and help to define and clarify requirements.

1. A disaster or health emergency has occurred, or is predicted for a locality. Places of worship or congregations that may be affected must be identified.

2. An assessment as to the evacuation needs and issues for a given area needs to be made as part of a disaster mitigation plan. Places of worship that may need to be evacuated must be identified.

3. Facilities that can serve as shelters must be identified.

4. A threat has been made toward places of worship and other religious institutions. These locations need to be identified, their leadership contacted, and their buildings protected.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20070720
Ending_Date: 20090804
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.458669
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.755805
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.750502
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.711954
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus:
LCSH - Library of Congress subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service) <http://authorities.loc.gov/>
Theme_Keyword: Buddhism.
Theme_Keyword: Buddhist centers
Theme_Keyword: Buddhist Churches of America
Theme_Keyword: Catholic
Theme_Keyword: Catholic Church.
Theme_Keyword: Cathedrals.
Theme_Keyword: Chapels
Theme_Keyword: Christian.
Theme_Keyword: Christian shrines
Theme_Keyword: Church.
Theme_Keyword: Convents.
Theme_Keyword: Hindu shrines
Theme_Keyword: Islam.
Theme_Keyword: Jewish Christians.
Theme_Keyword: Jewish community centers
Theme_Keyword: Judaism.
Theme_Keyword: Missions.
Theme_Keyword: Missionary Church
Theme_Keyword: Monasteries
Theme_Keyword: Mosques.
Theme_Keyword: Protestant
Theme_Keyword: Protestant churches
Theme_Keyword: Protestant church buildings
Theme_Keyword: Synagogues.
Theme_Keyword: Synagogues as community centers
Theme_Keyword: Unitarian Universalist churches.
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: society
Theme_Keyword: structure
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
LCSH - Library of Congress subject headings (Washington, DC: LC, Cataloging Distribution Service) <http://authorities.loc.gov/>
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Thompson
Contact_Organization: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Contact_Position: Director of Research and Development
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 3351 Eastbrook Drive
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80525
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 970-224-4996
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 970-224-3001
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike.thompson@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1700 MST
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: DOD
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Security_Handling_Description: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 2

TGS PinPoint® v.1.11

Metadata written using TKME by Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA 22092) version 2.9.17 <http://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/>

Metadata tested for compliance to FGDC-STD-001-1998 and converted to HTML using MP version 2.8.25 by Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey) <http://geology.usgs.gov/tools/metadata/>


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The name, address, city, state, and five (5) digit zip codes were verified to be correct through alternate resources as of the date indicated by the [CONTDATE] field. The existence of the entity was also verified, as well as whether or not it met the criteria for inclusion in this dataset. Four (4) digit zip code extensions were derived from USPS (United States Postal Service) data and were not verified.

ID Check: The [ID] field is not blank and each of its values is unique.

Coordinate Check: Coordinates are not null or zero and the [X] and [Y] fields match the shape.

Basic Address Check: Physical addresses were verified to be non blank and to not be a "PO Box", "General Delivery", "Highway Contract", or "Rural Route" address.

Highway Address without Type Check: Physical addresses containing the word "Highway" or "Route" were verified to also contain a type designator such as "State", "US", or "County", if one actually exists for the highway or route. These type designators are often missing from addresses, leading to confusion if more than one "Highway" of the given number exists in an area.

Basic Name Check: Entity name is not blank, is not the same as entity city, and has a minimum of two (2) characters. Name does not contain punctuation characters that can interfere with database operations, such as " (quote) and * (asterisk).

City Check: Entity's [CITY] field is not blank, and entity is located within 25 miles of its tabular city as found in the NAVTEQ Named Places reference file.

State Check: The entity is located within its tabular state.

County Check: The entity is located within its tabular county.

FIPS Check: The tabular FIPS Code matches the entity's tabular county and tabular state.

County in Name vs. Geographic Location Check: If an entity's [NAME] field contains the word "county" or "co", the same county value should also be in the entity's [COUNTY] field.

Basic Phone Check: All phone numbers (including the area code) are ten (10) numeric digits. Alphabetic characters have been converted to the corresponding numeric digit.

NPA_NXX Check: Area codes (sometimes called "Number Planning Areas", or NPA's) and central office codes (sometimes known as exchanges, or NXX's) were validated against data from the North American Number Planning Administration (NANPA). In some cases, NPA-NXX combinations did not show up in the NANPA data but were verified to work.

Area Code Distance Check: The entity's area code (NPA) is valid, and the entity is not more than 25 miles from its area code boundary, as defined by data from the North American Number Planning Administration (NANPA), unless TGS has previously verified that the phone number rings to a headquarters location or otherwise does not ring to the entity's location.

Zip Code Check: The entity's zip code is five (5) or nine (9) numeric digits, is listed in the postal database, is in the same state as indicated by the entity's [STATE] value, and is not a PO Box only zip code.

Zip City Check: The entity's zip code and its city were verified to match according to the USPS Address Information System (AIS).

Zip Code Distance Check: The entity is located within 25 miles of its zip code boundary, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau's 1999 Zip Code file.

NAICS Code Check: The NAICS field is not blank, the NAICS Code is one of the accepted codes for this layer, the NAICS Description is an acceptable Index Entry for the NAICS Code, and certain key words in the entity name do not conflict with the NAICS Code.

Collocation Check: Entities with different addresses must not share the exact same geospatial location.

Geographic Spell Check: Words that appear in the entity name were checked against a standard English word list (and Spanish word list for entities in Puerto Rico). Words not appearing in these standard word lists were then checked against names appearing in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) of geographic features that are located within 25 miles of the entity. Proper names were manually reviewed for correct spelling.

Supplied Coordinates Distance Check: Entity is located within 3 miles of coordinates supplied by the original source.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
See "Attribute_Accuracy_Report". Many of the checks described in that section check for both attribute accuracy and logical consistency.
Completeness_Report:
This dataset contains Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Judaic, and Sikh places of worship. Unitarian places of worship have been included when a congregation from one of these religions meets at a church owned by a Unitarian congregation. Some Protestant denominations are not currently represented in this dataset.

The Places of Worship dataset is not intended to include homes of religious leaders (unless they also serve as a place of organized worship), religious schools (unless they also serve as a place of organized worship for people other than those enrolled in the school), Jewish Mikvahs or Hillel facilities, and buildings that serve a purely administrative purpose.

If a building's primary purpose is something other than worship (e.g., a community center, a public school), but a religious group uses the building for worship on a regular basis, it was included in this dataset if it otherwise met the criteria for inclusion.

Convents and monasteries are included in this dataset, regardless of whether or not the facilities are open to the public, because religious services are regularly held at these locations.

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geographic location of entities was verified to be correct relative to the street vendor and version indicated by the [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION] fields. The horizontal accuracy is indicated by the [GEOPREC] field. A value of "BLOCKFACE" indicates the entity was geocoded on the correct street segment (block) and correct side of the street. A value of "ONENTITY" indicates that the location is on the entity's facility, as determined by USGS DOQQ imagery, and that it is on the correct street segment (block) and correct side of the street. Entities that are part of a larger institution (e.g., University Campus or Military Base) with "BLOCKFACE" precision may be located at the main entrance to the larger institution.

Records with "-DOD" appended to the end of the [NAME] value are located on a military base, as defined by the Defense Installation Spatial Data Infrastructure (DISDI) military installations and military range boundaries.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20080404
Title: Places of Worship Q108
Edition: 1st Quarter
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Database File
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20080404
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: POW_Q108
Source_Contribution:
The basic attribution (name, address, city, state, zip code, and telephone number) came from this dataset unless the entity was updated by TGS during Q409 processing.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20070919
Title: Jewish Synagogues
Edition: 3rd Quarter
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Database File
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20070919
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Jewish_Synagogues
Source_Contribution:
This was used as a source for Jewish Synagogues in the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20071231
Title: Large Protestant Churches D2 of 2
Edition: 2nd
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Database File
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071231
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Protestant_Churches_D2of2
Source_Contribution:
This was used as a source for Protestant Churches in the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20071227
Title: Mosques 2007 D2 of 2
Edition: 2nd
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Database File
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071227
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Mosques_D2of2
Source_Contribution: This was used as a source for Mosques in the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 20071206
Title: Roman Catholic Churches In Large Cities D2 of 2
Edition: 2nd
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Digital Database File
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071206
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Roman_Catholic_Churches_In_Large_Cities_D2of2
Source_Contribution:
This was used as a source for Roman Catholic Churches In Large Cities in the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: TGS Research
Edition: Unspecified
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: TGS_Research
Source_Contribution:
Data was gathered by TGS as a source for places of worship in the United States.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NAVTEQ
Publication_Date: 2006
Title: NAVSTREETS
Edition: 2006.4
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2006
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2006_Q4
Source_Contribution:
This version of NAVTEQ streets was used as a reference in the automatic geocoding and manual geolocating of entities during Q108 processing.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NAVTEQ
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: NAVSTREETS
Edition: 2008.1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2008
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2008_Q1
Source_Contribution:
This version of NAVTEQ streets was used as a reference for automatic shifting of entities that were previously manually geocoded and for the automatic geocoding and manual geolocating of entities during Q409 processing.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
1) On 08/07/2007, TGS ceased making phone calls to verify information about religious locations. Therefore, most entities in this dataset were verified using alternative reference sources such as topographic maps, parcel maps, various sources of imagery, and internet research. The [CONTHOW] (contact how) value for these entities has been set to "ALT REF".

2) NAICS Codes and NAICS Descriptions were assigned based on the entity name, web research, and the type of data sources that were used to create the database.

3) Four (4) digit United States Postal Service (USPS) zip code extensions w ere assigned based on the USPS Address Information System (AIS).

4) County names and FIPS Codes were assigned through a spatial join.

5) All text fields were set to upper case.

6) Leading and trailing spaces were trimmed from all text fields. These spaces can interfere with some database queries.

7) Non printable and diacritic characters were removed from all text fields. These values have been found to prevent data from being loaded into some spatial database engines.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: POW_Q108
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Jewish_Synagogues
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Mosques_D2of2
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Protestant_Churches_D2of2
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Roman_Catholic_Churches_In_Large_Cities_D2of2
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: TGS_Research
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2006_Q4
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NAVTEQ_Streets_2008_Q1
Process_Date: 20091016
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: POW_Q409
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Nicole Hackworth
Contact_Organization: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Contact_Position: Production Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 2000 Noble Drive
City: Wooster
State_or_Province: Ohio
Postal_Code: 44691
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 330-263-6222
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nicole.hackworth@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1700 EST

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Entity point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 216

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: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
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: Places of Worship in New Hampshire
Entity_Type_Definition:
The Places of Worship dataset is composed of any type of building or portion of a building that is used, constructed, designed, or adapted to be used as a place for religious and spiritual activities. These facilities include, but are not limited to, the following types: chapels, churches, mosques, shrines, synagogues, and temples.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: TGS
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: ID
Attribute_Definition: Unique identifier for feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SECCLASS
Attribute_Definition: Security classification of feature.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: UNCLASSIFIED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity is unclassified.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TELEPHONE
Attribute_Definition:
Ten (10) digit telephone number for entity formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Phone numbers formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn. Only numeric digits are used. The area code and exchange must form a valid combination. A list of valid area code and exchange combinations can be obtained from <http://www.nanpa.com>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS
Attribute_Definition:
Physical street address for entity. "PO Box", "General Delivery", "Rural Route", and "Highway Contract" addresses are not considered physical addresses and should not appear in this field. Some areas do not have regular city style addressing, so entities in those areas may not have a street number. In such cases, the name of the road on which they are located is listed in this field. Some rural areas may not have named roads. In these rare cases, this field will be blank.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ADDRESS2
Attribute_Definition:
Location within physical address, e.g., floor, suite, building. In some instances, the address found per web research did not correspond with NAVTEQ streets because 911 addressing was taking place in the area. For these entities, the verified address was moved to [ADDRESS2], and the [ADDRESS] is the NAVTEQ street to which the entity is linked.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CITY
Attribute_Definition:
The name of the city associated with the entity's physical address. For physical addresses that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) delivers to, this should be a "city" acceptable to the USPS as defined in their Address Information System (AIS). Sometimes the USPS does not deliver mail to a physical address but recognizes the location (i.e., they list the location as "undeliverable"). The cities associated with these locations are acceptable. In some cases, the USPS does not recognize individual physical addresses in a city, rather, they list the city as having "General Delivery". In these cases, the city and associated zip code are acceptable (the entity's [ADDRESS] field will contain a street address, not "general delivery"). The entity may not actually be located within the city limits of the "city" specified in its [CITY] field. Instead, it may actually be located within the city limits of another city. In some cases, the "city" that appears in this field may not even be a city in an administrative sense, but it is still an acceptable "city" to the USPS. An example of this is "Notre Dame, IN". There is no city in Indiana called "Notre Dame", but this is considered an acceptable city by the USPS for any delivery going to the University of Notre Dame which is actually located in the city of South Bend. "Notre Dame", like most USPS cities, is an easily recognized place, and it gives the user of the data a good general idea of where the entity is located (if the entity is located in a small municipality, the USPS "city" may be more recognizable than the name of the municipality), and it would be part of the address one would use to send a shipment to the entity's location. Using the USPS acceptable "city" also allows someone to do a logical consistency check between the zip code and the city by using the USPS AIS.

Sometimes an entity may report a city that is not accepted by the USPS, and although TGS has tried to replace those cities with an acceptable alternative, some of them may remain in this dataset.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition:
Two (2) character abbreviation for state associated with the entity's physical address. In almost all cases, this is the same as the state where the entity has been depicted geospatially. However, there are cases, particularly where an entity is part of a larger facility that cuts across state lines, where the entity's location may be depicted in a state other than the one indicated in this field. Also, the state in which an entity appears to be located may change depending on the scale of the state boundary theme being used.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Official USPS Abbreviations - State Abbreviations
Codeset_Source:
United States Postal Service <http://www.usps.com/ncsc/lookups/usps_abbreviations.html>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIP
Attribute_Definition: Five (5) digit USPS zip code for entity's physical location.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
USPS Address Information System - Domain is further restricted by only allowing physical (non PO Box) zip codes.
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ZIPP4
Attribute_Definition:
Four (4) digit USPS zip code extension. These values are automatically assigned using the entity's physical address and USPS address information system (AIS) data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: USPS Address Information System (AIS) - ZIP9
Codeset_Source: United States Postal Service
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: County name where entity is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)
Codeset_Source: US Department of the Interior - US Geologic Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition:
Five (5) digit FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code for the County where entity is located. The first two (2) digits represent the state and the last three (3) digits identify the county within the state.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Federal Information Processing Standards Publications - Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source:
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) <http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/co-codes/states.txt>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DIRECTIONS
Attribute_Definition:
Directions to entity location, or a description of the entity's location or status.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGTITLE
Attribute_Definition:
Title of person or name of office for emergency point of contact.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGTEL
Attribute_Definition:
Ten (10) digit telephone number of emergency point of contact formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn. All alphabetic characters have been translated to the corresponding numeric digit.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Phone numbers, including area code, formatted as nnn-nnn-nnnn. A list of valid area code and exchange combinations can be found at <http://www.nanpa.com>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: EMERGEXT
Attribute_Definition: Telephone extension for emergency point of contact.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTDATE
Attribute_Definition: Date entity was contacted by TGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CONTHOW
Attribute_Definition: Method by which entity was contacted.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ALT REF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Geospatial reference information obtained from local authorities, e.g., downloadable parcel maps, 911 streets, and shape files.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PHONE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was contacted by phone.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEODATE
Attribute_Definition: Date entity was geocoded by TGS.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Date
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOHOW
Attribute_Definition: Method by which entity was geocoded.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ADJUSTED
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity was shifted by TGS to an updated set of NAVTEQ streets. This only applies if the entity was manually geocoded by TGS to a previous version of NAVTEQ streets.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MANUAL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Entity was manually geocoded.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAICSCODE
Attribute_Definition:
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Code for entity. NAICS Codes (and NAICS Descriptions) have been assigned based upon the entity's primary function, regardless of if that is the function that qualified it to be included in this dataset.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 2007)
Codeset_Source: US Census Bureau - <http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html>
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAICSDESCR
Attribute_Definition:
NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Description for entity. The "Index Entries" that appear on the NAICS webpage (<http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html>) are being used to populate this attribute as opposed to the "NAICS Title". While there is a one to one correspondence between NAICS Codes and "NAICS Titles", there is a one to many relationship between NAICS Codes and the "Index Entries". By using the "Index Entries", we have placed the entities that make up this layer into more specific categories; however, the user of this data should be aware that this was not the intended purpose of these "Index Entries". The "Index Entries" were intended as a way to search the NAICS database and as a way of enumerating ways in which establishments falling under the given NAICS Code may be named. Thus, there are often two or more "Index Entries" that are synonyms, for example: "Prisons" and "Penitentiaries". In cases like this, we have standardized on one "Index Entry". NAICS Descriptions (and NAICS Codes) have been assigned based upon the entity's primary function, regardless of the function that qualified it to be included in this dataset.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CHURCHES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
CHURCHES - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities of the Christian religion.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CONVENTS (EXCEPT SCHOOLS)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
CONVENTS (EXCEPT SCHOOLS) - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments that primarily serve as a religious residence for nuns.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MONASTERIES (EXCEPT SCHOOLS)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MONASTERIES (EXCEPT SCHOOLS) - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments that primarily serve as a religious residence for monks.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MOSQUES, RELIGIOUS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
MOSQUES, RELIGIOUS - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities of the Muslim religion.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PLACES OF WORSHIP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
PLACES OF WORSHIP - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: RETREAT HOUSES, RELIGIOUS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
RETREAT HOUSES, RELIGIOUS - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities in an informal setting.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SHRINES, RELIGIOUS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
SHRINES, RELIGIOUS - [NAICS Code 813110]: Locations established for the purpose of veneration or worship of a specific saint, martyr, or deity.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SYNAGOGUES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
SYNAGOGUES - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities of the Judaic religion.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TEMPLES, RELIGIOUS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
TEMPLES, RELIGIOUS - [NAICS Code 813110]: Establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities of the Buddhist, Hindu, or Sikh religions.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOLINKID
Attribute_Definition:
Link ID for the street segment to which the entity was geocoded. Refer to the [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION] fields for the street vendor and version that was used to geocode the entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: X
Attribute_Definition: Longitude in WGS 84 Decimal Degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -180
Range_Domain_Maximum: 180
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: WGS 84 Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Y
Attribute_Definition: Latitude in WGS 84 Decimal Degrees.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: -90
Range_Domain_Maximum: 90
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: WGS 84 Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_VENDOR
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates name of vendor providing original street data used for geocoding.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NAVTEQ
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: NAVTEQ streets were used for geocoding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TGS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
TGS drew in a new street segment that does not exist in the file supplied by NAVTEQ.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ST_VERSION
Attribute_Definition: Indicates the year and quarter of streets used for geocoding.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2006Q4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 4th Quarter 2006 NAVTEQ street data was used for geocoding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 2008Q1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 1st Quarter 2008 NAVTEQ street data was used for geocoding.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOPREC
Attribute_Definition: Geocoding precision.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BLOCKFACE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity is geocoded to correct block and correct side of street per street data indicated by [ST_VENDOR] and [ST_VERSION].
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: ONENTITY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Entity is geocoded on entity rooftop per aerial imagery (in most cases USGS DOQQs).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PHONELOC
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether the phone number in the [TELEPHONE] field rings to the actual location of the entity.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: YES
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Phone number rings to the actual entity location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NO
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Phone number does not ring to the actual entity location. It may ring to an administrative office or central location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <BLANK>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Unknown - It is not known if the entity's phone number rings to the entity's location.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: QC_QA
Attribute_Definition:
Organization that performed Quality Control/Quality Assurance on the record.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TGS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
TGS has performed Quality Control/Quality Assurance on the entity record.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_ID
Attribute_Definition:
State Places of Worship Data ID. For states that contributed data, this field is populated with the unique ID used by the state to track Places of Worship. For data obtained through TGS research, this is sometimes used for internal purposes.
Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUBTYPE
Attribute_Definition:
The primary religion practiced at the place of worship.

The values in this field were assigned by TGS based on the source of the entities gathered in each dataset. TGS added records were populated after processing by using the [NAME] field.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BUDDHIST
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The primary religion is Buddhism.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CHRISTIAN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The primary religion is Christianity.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: HINDU
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The primary religion is Hinduism.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: JUDAIC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The primary religion is Judaism.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MUSLIM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The primary religion is Islam.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OTHER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Either the primary religion does not fall under one of the defined subtypes, or the location is not used by nor belongs to one particular religion, such as a place of worship on a military base or at an airport.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DENOM
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the denomination associated with the primary religion practiced at the place of worship.

Some values in this field were provided by individual sources. Other values in this field were assigned by TGS, where applicable, based on the source of the entities gathered in each dataset.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MEMBERS
Attribute_Definition:
The number of members, listed either as individuals or as families.

The values for this field were provided by individual sources and TGS did not verify these values.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ATTENDANCE
Attribute_Definition:
The average number of service attendees.

The values for this field were provided by individual sources and TGS did not verify these values.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOC_TYPE
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates the type of building used for the place of worship.

The values for this field were provided by individual sources and TGS did not verify these values.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROT
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether or not the place of worship holds Protestant religious services.

These values were determined in part by the source data and also by technicians during processing.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The place of worship holds Protestant religious services.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
The place of worship does not hold Protestant religious services.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CATH
Attribute_Definition:
Indicates whether or not the place of worship holds Catholic Mass.

These values were determined in part by the source data and also by technicians during processing.

Attribute_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The place of worship holds Catholic Mass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The place of worship does not hold Catholic Mass.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: TGS

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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: NH
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 - 5 PM, EST
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Distribution_Liability:
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Digital_Form:
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20091016
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Mike Thompson
Contact_Organization: TechniGraphics, Inc.
Contact_Position: Director of Research and Development
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 3351 Eastbrook Drive
City: Fort Collins
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80525
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 970-224-4996
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 970-224-3001
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mike.thompson@tgstech.com
Hours_of_Service: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1700 MST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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