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Schools

Metadata Summary

Title

Schools

Document Format

Spatial Data

Feature Dataset

Academic & Cultural

Abstract

This dataset contains attribute data for facilities designated as a school in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The dataset was originally created to assist Public Health with their school immunization program. Adult Education Centres, Post Secondary Institutions and Private schools within the Region have also been added to this dataset. The latest addition is the "Nutrition_Program" column that indicates which schools have a food/nutrition program as presented by Niagara Nutrition Partners. The extent of the dataset corresponds to the Region of Niagara.

Place

Niagara Region

Object Type

vector
  • Vector Type point

Publication Date

2019-08-27

Security rating

Unclassified

License Requirements

RMN Data License Agreement 2006

Point of contact

Nicole Guglielmi, Manager, GIS Services, Niagara Region

Suggested Scale

1:10000

Clearinghouse ID

1153

Metadata Table of Contents

Identification Information
Data Quality Information
Spatial Organization and Reference Information

Identification Information

  • Who created the data? Point Of Contact Organization
    Title Schools
    Document Format Spatial Data
    Publication date 2019-08-27
    Metadata Review Date 2018-10-16
    Clearinghouse ID 1153

    Abstract This dataset contains attribute data for facilities designated as a school in the Regional Municipality of Niagara. The dataset was originally created to assist Public Health with their school immunization program. Adult Education Centres, Post Secondary Institutions and Private schools within the Region have also been added to this dataset. The latest addition is the "Nutrition_Program" column that indicates which schools have a food/nutrition program as presented by Niagara Nutrition Partners. The extent of the dataset corresponds to the Region of Niagara.

    Status

    • Progress Complete
      Data update frequency As needed

    Bounding coordinates

    • Extent Units: degrees
      West bounding coordinate -79.65699100
      East bounding coordinate -78.90496200
      North bounding coordinate 43.26032400
      South bounding coordinate 42.86924200

    Keywords

    • Theme
      Schools , Education , Elementary Schools , Secondary Schools , Private Schools , Public Schools , Catholic Schools , French Schools , District School Board of Niagara , Niagara Catholic District School Board , French District Board , French Catholic School Board , DSBN , NCDSB , FDB , FCDB , nutrition , nutrition program , food program
      Place
      Niagara Region

    Point of contact

    • Nicole Guglielmi
      Niagara Region
      Manager, GIS Services

      Address
      Physical address
      1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
      Thorold
      L2V4T7
      Canada
      Voice telephone 905-685-4225 ext.3494
      Facsimile telephone 905-685-0755
      Electronic mail address mailto:nicole.guglielmi@niagararegion.ca

    Security information

    • Rating Unclassified
      License Required Yes
      License Requirements RMN Data License Agreement 2006
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Data Quality Information

Attribute accuracy report

  • Attribute Complete No
    Percent Complete 98
    Attribute Normalization No
    Attribute Standardization Yes
    Data Dictionary No

Positional accuracy

  • Topology Check Yes
    Suggested Scale for Usage 1:10000
    Horizontal positional accuracy
    This dataset is horizontally accurate within 10m.
    Vertical positional accuracy
    Not Applicable

Process step

  • Data was provided in MS Word format. The tables were copied to MS Excel and formatted to remove any redundant rows and information. From here, an MS Access database was created and the tables were imported from MS Excel. Direct IT's Address Manager was used to parse the address field into its components, in order for the data to comply with the Regional Addressing Standard. The school addresses were geocoded against the Teranet property mapping to locate the schools. The PIN for each school property was then recorded into the table.

Process step

  • The dataset was updated by research on the internet and communication with the various school boards and schools. All schools were linked to the address repository by GSmartID. The x,y coordinates were pulled from the address repository for all schools that have a GSmartID. The x,y information was used to create a point file in ArcGIS. The points were manually moved to the appropriate building. All schools without a GSmartID were mapped by manually creating a point on the appropriate building.

Process step

  • Added a column for "Lifecycle Status" - required for SmokeFree Ontario database.

Process step

  • Removed the following columns (not used and no custodian to update them): • Secretary • ELP • Phase • Family_Num

Process step

  • The "Nutrition_Program" column was added and yes/no was population based upon the content provided by Niagara Nutrition Partners (http://www.niagaranutritionpartners.ca/page/maps)
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Spatial Organization and Reference Information

  • Object Type vector
    • Vector Type point
    Ellipsoid GRS80
    Horizontal Datum NAD83(CSRS)
    Horizontal Units Meters
    Horizontal Scheme Planar
    • Map Projection Universal Transverse Mercator
      UTM Zone 17
      Scale Factor at Central Meridian 0.9996
      Longitude of Central Meridian -81
      Latitude of Projection Origin 0
      False Easting 500000
      False Northing 0
    Altitude Datum Not applicable
    Altitude Units Not applicable
    Depth Datum Not applicable
    Depth Units Not applicable
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