Geodataset Name:       BTSWW_2009
Geodataset Type:       SHAPEFILE
Geodataset Feature:    Polyline
Feature Count:         373
The National Waterway Network is a comprehensive network database of the nation's navigable waterways. This data set is an extract of the national dataset representing Florida waterways and water links. The nominal scale of the dataset varies with the source material. The majority of the information is at 1:100,000 with larger scales used in harbor/bay/port areas and smaller scales used in open waters.
DATA SOURCE(S):                    U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
GEODATASET EXTENT:                 State of Florida
PUBLICATION DATE: 2009 TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT: 2009 DOWNLOAD LINK: http://www.fgdl.org/metadataexplorer/explorer.jsp


Datafile Name: BTSWW_2009.DBF
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Item Description
OBJECTID Internal feature number.

Shape Feature geometry.

ID Unique Link identification number

LENGTH Link length in Miles
real = with one explicit decimal place

FEATURID Unique Identifier

ANODE Identifies a record (NODEID) in the node file that corresponds to the starting position of the link

BNODE Identifies a record (NODEID) in the node file that corresponds to the ending position of the link

LINKNAME USACE link description

RIVERNAME Name of the water that the object belong to.

AMILE Milepost at the ANODE, inland Corps links, only

BMILE Milepost at the BNODE, inland Corps links, only

LENGTH1 Line length, in miles

LENGTH_SRC Indication of how the length was calculated
V = Vanderbilt; length was calculated using GIS software

M = Milepoints; length was calculated by subtracting 'B' milepoint from 'A' milepoint

SHAPE_SRC Indicates the data source used for each link
CM = Corps Milepoints

DD = Digitized from 1:100K DLGs (CD-ROM)

DN = Digitized from NOAA Charts

DQ = Digitized from 1:100K USGS Quads

J = Rough shape (guessed)

JR = Original shape modified by ORNL

JV = Original shape modified by Vanderbilt

M = Missing / Unknown

NA = Digitized from 1:2M National Atlas Points

RR = ORNL link modified by ORNL

RV = ORNL link modified by Vanderbilt

VR = Vanderbilt link modified by ORNL

LINKTYPE Indicates the originator of the link or the type of feature represented by the link
CORPS = Corps of Engineers original link

CWIS = Corps of Engineers civil works improvement addition

ORNL = Oak Ridge National Laboratory

VANDERBUILT = Vanderbuilt University

LOCK = Corps of Engineers lock

CTRL_DEPTH Control depth of link, in feet, Corps links only

WATERWAY 4-digit waterway code from Corps Master_port_waterway

GEO_CLASS Geographic Class
G = Great Lakes

O = Ocean / Offshore

I = Inland

FUNC_CLASS Functional Class
N = no traffic, non-navigable

S = shallow draft (i.e., no deep draft ocean vessels)

D = deep draft

B = Both

U = special vessels only (fishing, pleasure craft, etc; normally no freight traffic)

WTWY_TYPE Waterway Type
1 = Harbor (including harbor channels), Bay

2 = Intracoastal Waterway

3 = Sealane

4 = Sealane with separation zone

5 = Open water

6 = River, creek, thoroughfare, lake

7 = Estuary

8 = Channel (not including harbor channels)

9 = Canal

10 = Great Lakes direct link (major ports)

11 = Great Lakes indirect link

12 = Corps of Engineers Lock

CHART_ID 4 or 5 digit NOAA chart number or 15 character 1:100K USGS Quad Map ID

NUM_PAIRS Number of coordinate pairs that make up the link

WHO_MOD Composite code designating what organization modified the link
V = Vanderbilt addition

R = Oak Ridge addition

J = guessed

H = screen digitization from DLGs or TIGER

1 = 94 May

2 = 94 June

R = attributes modified by ORNL

A = attributes modified by Vanderbilt

DATE_MOD The MODDATE (or modification date)indicates when each record in the database was last changed. As changes are made to a record, the modification date is entered in the format 'mmddyyy'.

HEADING Compass Direction
N = North

S = South

E = East

W = West

STATE State Postal Abbreviation

FIPS Primary State FIPS Code

FIPS2 State FIPS Code

NON_US Abbreviation for non-US areas
AC = Arctic Ocean

AT = Atlantic Ocean

BS = Bering Sea

CB = Caribbean Sea

CD = Canada

GM = Gulf of Mexico

PC = Pacific Ocean

PM = Panama

XX = Unidentified Area

VERSION The VERSION is a 2-digit number that will be incremented for all records in the database whenever a new release is distributed.
00 = 99

DESCRIPT Descriptive field based on RIVERNAME field

FGDLAQDATE GeoPlan Center Acquisition Date

AUTOID Unique ID added by GeoPlan

SHAPE.LEN Length in meters

RITA/BTS quality checks were completed to cross reference the dataset with the 
state dataset to determine if the spatial data and attribute data were accurate 
within each state
This data is provided 'as is' by GeoPlan and is complete to our
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within
the original data.
Links in the waterway network represent actual shipping lanes or serve as 
representative paths in open water where no defined shipping lanes exist.  Nodes 
may represent physical entities such as river confluences, ports/facilities, and 
intermodal terminals, US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE nodes), or may be 
inserted for analytical purposes. Approximately 180 USACE ports are geo-coded in 
the node database.

The National Waterway Network is a geographic database of navigable 
waterways in and around the United States, for analytical studies of waterway 
performance, for compiling commodity flow statistics, and for mapping purposes.

The "shape source" field in the link database, and the "node source" field in the 
node database indicate the data sources used to derive link and node 
placements.  The accuracy of each network element is correlated to the data 
source used to derive that element.  For example, links and nodes derived from 
1:100,000 scale DLGs are more accurate than links and nodes derived from 
1:500,000 scale NOAA Navigational Charts. Links with unknown/missing sources 
are usually schematic representations of USACE links.

Off-Shore:  NOAA Charts vary in scale.  Larger scale charts were used in 
harbor/port areas, while smaller scale charts were used in open water. For 
channels, sea lanes, and Intracoastal Waterways, shape points were placed as 
needed to ensure that link segments fall within waterway boundaries.

Inland:  Links digitized from 1:100,000 DLG files, or large scale NOAA charts are 
the most accurate representations.  Shape points were placed as needed to 
ensure that link segments fall between waterway shorelines.  Links derived from 
Corps milepoints have shape points approximately one mile apart.  The Corps 
milepoints were mainly derived from 1:24,000 and 1:100,000 scale maps. 
Therefore, the shape points derived from Corps milepoints are often as        
accurate as shape points derived from 1:100,000 DLG files.  However, line 
segments connecting the shape points may not accurately represent the 
curvature of the waterway.

This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy
has not been verified by GeoPlan

Acknowledgment of Research and Innovative Technology Administration's 
Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS) National Transportation Atlas 
Databases (NTAD) 2008 would be appreciated in products derived from these 

The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data
compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from
the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is
collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (data sources)
who are data stewards, producers, or publishers. The data available in
FGDL may not be the most current version of the data offered by the
data source. University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no guarantees
about the currentness of the data and suggests that data users check
with the data source to see if more recent versions of the data exist.

Furthermore, the GIS data available in the FGDL are provided 'as is'.
The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no warranties, guaranties
or representations as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the data
provided by the data sources. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center
makes no representations or warranties about the quality or suitability
of the materials, either expressly or implied, including but not limited
to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular
purpose, or non-infringement. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center
shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using,
modifying, contributing or distributing the materials.

A note about data scale: 

Scale is an important factor in data usage.  Certain scale datasets
are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modeling purposes.
Please be sure you are using the best available data. 

1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the
county level.
1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such
as property parcel boundaries.
1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the
multi-county or regional level.
1:125000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the
regional or state level or larger.

Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be
considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data
before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been
made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional
information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact
section of this documentation. For more information regarding
scale and accuracy, see our webpage at:

Bureau Transportation Statistics:

Extraction of spatial and type attributes for waterway features from NA, 
Process Date: 1994

Specification of offshore, coastal and Great Lake network nodes and links on NOAA, followed by direct digitization of specified nodes and links. Process Date: 1995
Merging of inland and offshore waterway networks. A specialized program was written to merge the two networks. In general, Vanderbilt node locations were accepted as authoritative when both data sets had the same elements. This meant moving an Oak Ridge link incident to that node. If the link was classified geographically ocean or Great Lakes, and a Vanderbilt link or chain existed with the same ID and endpoints, the Oak Ridge link was discarded, after transfer of Oak Ridge attributes. If the Oak Ridge link was within 2 km of the new end nodes' location: and 1) if a duplicate Vanderbilt link existed with a higher source code, it replaced the Oak Ridge link, or 2) the Oak Ridge link was moved by a logistic adjustment to the new location. (This causes modest disruption to the preponderance of the shape, yet assured that the angle of approach to the displaced end node location was preserved.) If the link was functionally classed "deep draft" and a duplicate Vanderbilt link had an authoritative source code, the Oak Ridge link was replaced. Otherwise an additional shape point was added at the end to snap to the new node location without disrupting the original link shape. If the link had a Vanderbilt duplicate with the same ID, the Oak Ridge link was so flagged to be manually resolved. The composite network was then cleaned manually, resolving all cases of still remaining duplicate links and deciding case-by-case how to smooth or otherwise accommodate a highly displaced Oak Ridge shape into the Vanderbilt digitized node location, using TIGER shorelines as a background. Process Date: 1994
Heads-up digitizing of WWAY10 to add shape points to inland waterways where straight links still existed. Incorporation of comments from users (Vanderbilt, ORNL, and USACE Waterborne Commerce Statistics Center) of WWAY10 and error correction. Process Date: 1995
Upgrades to link shape and attribute data based on information from US Army Corps of Engineers CWIS projects as published in their digital projects notebook. Includes the addition of new links, removal of unnecessary links/nodes, and splitting of links to more effectively relate the digital waterway network to the physical network as maintained by the Corps of Engineers. Process Date: 1999
-The Geoplan Center received the dataset 8/12/2009. -Records were selected where "FIPS" = '12' to select only features in Florida. -Exported selection as a new layer -Reprojected data from GCS_WGS_1984 to Albers Conical Equal Area (Florida Geographic Data Library) -Added DESCRIPT field based on RIVERNAME -Added FGDLAQDATE field and calculated to 8/12/2009 -Renamed dataset from waterways to BTSWW_2009 There is a shift in the features throughout the dataset compared to last year. This shift is anywhere from 40 - 70 meters. There is no mention in the metadata of anything having been done to the geometry since the last version. GeoPlan relies on the integrity of the geometry within the original data layer. Process Date: 20090819
Data imported to ArcSDE and exported as a shapefile. Process Date: 20090911

Projection                          ALBERS
Datum                               HPGN
Units                               METERS
Spheroid                            GRS1980
1st Standard Parallel               24  0  0.000
2nd Standard Parallel               31 30  0.000
Central Meridian                   -84 00  0.000
Latitude of Projection's Origin     24  0  0.000
False Easting (meters)              400000.00000
False Northing (meters)             0.00000


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