TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN: Cellular Towers in Indiana (Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, Derived from FCC ULS, Point Shapefile)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates
Publication_Date: 20061115
Title:
TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN: Cellular Towers in Indiana (Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates, Derived from FCC ULS, Point Shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Evansville, Indiana
Publisher: Bernardin, Lochmueller & Associates
Other_Citation_Details:
Data was downloaded from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) Universal Licensing System (ULS) database Download site:

<http://wireless.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/wtb-datadump.pl>

Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset is a point shapefile of licensed cellular towers downloaded as part of the FCC ULS database of cellular towers in Indiana. The ground condition of this data changes frequently, therefore; new towers that may have been in the application process are not included in this dataset. The dataset does not represent all antennae structures.
Purpose:
This dataset was compiled to provide locations of licensed cellular towers as part of the FCC ULS database of cellular towers in Indiana. It is intended for a variety of uses by the public recognizing that the horizontal accuracy does not support high precision applications.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20061108
Currentness_Reference: Download from Website
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.1607
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.6882
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.7753
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.7554
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: antennae structures
Theme_Keyword: antennae
Theme_Keyword: cellular towers
Theme_Keyword: cell tower
Theme_Keyword: cell
Theme_Keyword: towers
Theme_Keyword: communication
Theme_Keyword: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Theme_Keyword: Universal Licensing System (ULS)
Theme_Keyword: Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB)
Theme_Keyword: telecommunications
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Adams County
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Bartholomew County
Place_Keyword: Benton County
Place_Keyword: Blackford County
Place_Keyword: Boone County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Carroll County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Clay County
Place_Keyword: Clinton County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Dearborn County
Place_Keyword: Decatur County
Place_Keyword: DeKalb County
Place_Keyword: Delaware County
Place_Keyword: Dubois County
Place_Keyword: Elkhart County
Place_Keyword: Fayette County
Place_Keyword: Floyd County
Place_Keyword: Fountain County
Place_Keyword: Franklin County
Place_Keyword: Fulton County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Grant County
Place_Keyword: Greene County
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Harrison County
Place_Keyword: Hendricks County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Howard County
Place_Keyword: Huntington County
Place_Keyword: Jackson County
Place_Keyword: Jasper County
Place_Keyword: Jay County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Jennings County
Place_Keyword: Johnson County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: Kosciusko County
Place_Keyword: Lagrange County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Madison County
Place_Keyword: Marion County
Place_Keyword: Marshall County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Morgan County
Place_Keyword: Newton County
Place_Keyword: Noble County
Place_Keyword: Ohio County
Place_Keyword: Orange County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Parke County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Pike County
Place_Keyword: Porter County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Pulaski County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Randolph County
Place_Keyword: Ripley County
Place_Keyword: Rush County
Place_Keyword: Scott County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: Starke County
Place_Keyword: Steuben County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Sullivan County
Place_Keyword: Switzerland County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Tipton County
Place_Keyword: Union County
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh County
Place_Keyword: Vermillion County
Place_Keyword: Vigo County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: Warrick County
Place_Keyword: Washington County
Place_Keyword: Wayne County
Place_Keyword: Wells County
Place_Keyword: White County
Place_Keyword: Whitley County

Access_Constraints:
This file is available to anyone, but access may be contingent on written request, specific terms relevant to the agency or person making the request, and (or) current freedom of information statutes in the state of Indiana.
Use_Constraints:
DATA DISCLAIMER

This data set was compiled by Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates, using data believed to be accurate; however, a degree of error is inherent in all data. This product is distributed "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of suitability of a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the designed format or production of these data to define the limits or jurisdiction of any federal, state, or local government. These data are intended for use only at the published scale or smaller and are for reference

Description:
Purpose:
s only. They are not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis of a single site may differ from this data.

CREDIT

Please Credit the FCC Universal Licensing System database [November 9, 2006] for this dataset of “Cellular Towers”.

<http://wireless.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/wtb-datadump.pl>

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nschroeder@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST

Data_Set_Credit: Data is from FCC Universal Licensing System database.

Native_Data_Set_Environment: ESRI ArcGIS version 9.2 shapefile format, approximately 175 Kb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates regarding the accuracy of this data.

Logical_Consistency_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates regarding the attribute accuracy of this shapefile. Points were created from "degrees-minutes-seconds" information. No tests were run to identify duplicate points.
Completeness_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates regarding the attribute accuracy of this shapefile. For more information, contact the FCC ULS technical support at (877) 480-3201 and select option 3.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Unknown. No records exist at Bernardin-Lochmueller & Associates regarding the attribute accuracy of this shapefile. For more information, contact the FCC ULS technical support at (877) 480-3201 and select option 3.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The vertical positional accuracy was not a factor in the production of this shapefile.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Communications Commission
Publication_Date: 20061108
Title: Universal Licensing System, “cellular towers”
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Delimited Text File
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Communications Commission
Online_Linkage: <http://wireless.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/wtb-datadump.pl>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20061108
Source_Currentness_Reference: Download date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ULS
Source_Contribution: Base text file containing all point coordinates and attributes.

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Federal Communications Commission
Publication_Date: 20061115
Title: Universal Licensing System, “pa_ddef15”
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Excel Spreadsheet
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Federal Communications Commission
Online_Linkage: <http://wireless.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/wtb-datadump.pl>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20061115
Source_Currentness_Reference: Download date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ULS Def
Source_Contribution:
spreadsheet defining all fields for all tables associated with ULS data.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The files “I_cell.zip” and “pa_ddef15” were downloaded from the FCC ULS website [<http://wireless.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/wtb-datadump.pl]> under the “Cellular Towers” section.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ULS, ULS Def
Process_Date: 20061108
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: LO.DAT
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nschroeder@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
LO.DAT was imported into Excel and field names were added from "pa_ddef15" spreadsheet. The three fields for position degrees, minutes, and seconds were transformed to decimal degrees and the spreadsheet was saved as "dbase IV" format. The table was then added to an ArcMAP project and used to create a point file using the "create event theme" option. The file was then queried to create a subset consisting only of Indiana locations. Any fields which had no data present or served little purpose were deleted. A stepwise guide to this process is published in Trammell. S. 2001. "'Locate Cell Towers in Your County', ArcUser: April – June 2001. ESRI. Pages 50-53."
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: LO.DAT
Process_Date: 20061115
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN.shp
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812-479-6200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 0800-1700 CST

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This metadata file was pre-parsed and parsed using CNS (Chew and Spit, v. 2.6.1) and MP (Metadata Parser, v. 2.7.1) software written by Peter N. Schweitzer (U.S. Geological Survey). The errors generated by MP were all addressed and corrected.
Process_Date: 20070426
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812-479-6262
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nschroeder@blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Indiana
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 648


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.001024
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.001024
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: TOWERS_CELLUAR_FCC_ULS_IN.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile attributes table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Call_sign
Attribute_Definition:
The call sign is an identifying code of letters and/or numbers of a transmission station assigned by the regulating agency.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Location
Attribute_Definition: Location Address
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: City
Attribute_Definition: Location City
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: Location County
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Ground_ele
Attribute_Definition: Ground Elevation above mean sea level measured in meters.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat_deg
Attribute_Definition: Latitude degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat_min
Attribute_Definition: Latitude minutes
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lat_sec
Attribute_Definition: Latitude seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Latdir
Attribute_Definition: Latitude direction
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: N = north
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Ddlat
Attribute_Definition: Latitude decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: BLA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon_deg
Attribute_Definition: Longitude degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon_min
Attribute_Definition: Longitude minutes
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon_sec
Attribute_Definition: Longitude seconds
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Lon_dir
Attribute_Definition: Longitude direction
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: W = west
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Dd_Lon
Attribute_Definition: Longitude decimal degrees
Attribute_Definition_Source: BLA
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NEPA
Attribute_Definition: National Environmental Policy Act.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
N = No. If, after consulting the NEPA rules, a wireless service provider determines that its proposed service facility project will not significantly impact the environment and that an Environmental Assessment (EA) will not be needed. The licensee will indicate “No”, on the permit application indicating that no environmental documentation is required to be filed with the Commission.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FCC ULS
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Y
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Y = Yes. If, after consulting the NEPA rules, a licensee determines that its proposed construction service facility project will adversely effect the environment, an Environmental Assessment (EA) will need to be complete. The licensee must indicate “Yes” on the permit application form, and attach an EA to the form filing. Once this question is answered "YES," the filing is treated as a "major environmental action.”
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: FCC ULS
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Reg_No
Attribute_Definition: Tower Registration Number
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: H-support
Attribute_Definition:
Height of Support Structure (in meters) measured from the support structure center to the top of the support structure.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: numeric
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: H-overall_s
Attribute_Definition:
Overall height of the support structure and antenna (in meters). Measured from the center of the support structure to the top of the antenna atop of the support structure.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Type
Attribute_Definition: Structure Type
Attribute_Definition_Source: ULS
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: character


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Position: Environmental Division
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Distribution_Liability:
No claims to accuracy are made on this data. It is intended to be used only for general planning purposes. Detailed planning or analysis will require more accurate data.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070307
Metadata_Review_Date: 20070426
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Bernardin, Lochmueller and Associates
Contact_Person: Neal Schroeder
Contact_Position: Environmental GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 6200 Vogel Road
City: Evansville
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47715-4006
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-423-7411
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
812-479-6262 Contact_Website: www.blainc.com
Hours_of_Service: 8am-5pm CST
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata file is intended to accompany the data set identified and received from the BLA/IGS. It should not to be altered or summarized. BLA/IGS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone besides the BLA/IGS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

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