BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB: Computer-Generated Building Footprints in Indiana (Microsoft, Esri File Geodatabase, Polygon Feature Class)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Microsoft Bing Maps Team (Data creator)
Originator: Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS) (Data processor)
Originator: Environmental Resilience Institue (ERI) (Data processor)
Publication_Date: 20190202
Title:
BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB: Computer-Generated Building Footprints in Indiana (Microsoft, Esri File Geodatabase, Polygon Feature Class)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bloomington, Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Other_Citation_Details:
NOTE: On June 28, 2018, Microsoft's Bing Maps Team published a total of 125,192,184 computer-generated building footprints produced for all 50 U.S. states. Microsoft developed an Open Source "CNTK Unified Toolkit" that used a combination of deep learning to identify building polygons and then a polygonization algorithm to clean up the edges of building polygons.

Please visit Microsoft's GitHub Web page named "USBuildingFootprints" (<https://github.com/Microsoft/USBuildingFootprints>) for more information and links to the official state-based download files in GeoJSON file format.

The official Microsoft download file named "INDIANA.GeoJSON" was downloaded by personnel of the Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) on February 2, 2019 and used to create BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB.

Online_Linkage: <https://maps.indiana.edu/layerGallery.html>
Online_Linkage: <https://maps.indiana.edu/metadata/Infrastructure/Buildings_Footprints_Microsoft.html>
Online_Linkage: <https://maps.indiana.edu/metadata/Infrastructure/Buildings_Footprints_Microsoft.xml>
Online_Linkage: <https://maps.indiana.edu/arcgis/rest/services/Infrastructure/Buildings_Footprints_Microsoft/MapServer>
Online_Linkage: <https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/item.html?id=323e36e2afba49938c47f3cb03f5f9b8>
Online_Linkage: <https://indianamap.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?useExisting=1&layers=323e36e2afba49938c47f3cb03f5f9b8>
Description:
Abstract:
BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB contains an Esri polygon feature class that shows 3,268,325 building footprints in Indiana. It was produced from data originally created by Microsoft in June 2018 for all 50 U.S. states. Attribute fields showing building footprint perimeter length and area were added (software computed by Esri) by IGWS personnel after the conversion and reprojection of the Microsoft download file named "Indiana.GeoJSON" to an Esri polygon feature class.

The following is excerpted from Microsoft's GitHub "USBuildingFootprints" Web page:

"Our metrics show that in the vast majority of cases the quality is at least as good as data hand digitized buildings in OpenStreetMap. It is not perfect, particularly in dense urban areas but it is still awesome. The vintage of the footprints depends on the vintage of the underlying imagery. Because Bing Imagery is a composite of multiple sources it is difficult to know the exact dates for individual pieces of data. While our metrics show that this data meets or exceeds the quality of hand drawn building footprints, the data does vary in quality from place to place, between rural and urban, mountains and plains, and so on. Inspect quality locally and discuss an import plan with the community."

Purpose:
BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB was created to provide access to a GIS layer that provides building footprints in Indiana.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20180628
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.145074
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.695065
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.780187
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.767679
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Metadata Service Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Theme_Keyword: location
Theme_Keyword: structure
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: IGWS Metadata Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Microsoft
Theme_Keyword: Bing Maps Team
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Geological and Water Survey (IGWS)
Theme_Keyword: Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI)
Theme_Keyword: building footprint polygon geometries
Theme_Keyword: building footprint
Theme_Keyword: buildings
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: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Starke County
Place_Keyword: Steuben 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:
The following is excerpted from Microsoft's GitHub "USBuildingFootprints" web page:

"This data is licensed by Microsoft under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) - <https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/">

DATA DISCLAIMER

This data set was compiled by Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, 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 to a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the design 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 purposes 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 these data.

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological and Water Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB: Computer-Generated Building Footprints in Indiana (Microsoft, Esri File Geodatabase, Polygon Feature Class), 20190201].

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Data_Set_Credit:
Downloaded (20190202) from the Microsoft GitHub Website for "USBuildingFootprints" ( <https://github.com/Microsoft/USBuildingFootprints> )
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Esri ArcGIS File Geodatabase, Polygon Feature Class (v 10.6), approximately 364 Mb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The attributes values were software-computed measurements of perimeter and area, and are assumed to be accurate.
Logical_Consistency_Report: Esri polygon topology is present.
Completeness_Report:
These data contain 3,268,325 building footprints in Indiana that were mapped by Microsoft in June 2018, and are assumed to be complete.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
These data were created by Microsoft and are assumed to be as accurate as the underlying imagery used as basemaps.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The vertical positional accuracy was not a factor in the production of these data.

Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Microsoft
Publication_Date: 20180628
Title: "INDIANA.GeoJSON" (Computer-generated footprints in Indiana)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Tabular digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redmond, WA
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Online_Linkage: <https://github.com/Microsoft/USBuildingFootprints>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online (downloadable zip file named "Indiana.zip")
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20180628
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: INDIANA.GeoJSON (GeoJSON format)
Source_Contribution:
Provides computer-generated building footprints in Indiana as mapped by Microsoft in june 2018.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
ERI personnel acquired INDIANA.geoJSON and translates to an Esri File Geodatabase format, polygon feature class saved as "BUILDING_IN.GDB" using QGIS (v x.x) with the GDAL FGDB driver installed. For more informaton about the GDA FGDB driver please visit the following URL: <https://www.gdal.org/drv_filegdb.html>
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: INDIANA.geoJSON (GeoJSON format)
Process_Date: 20190202
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: BUILDING_IN.GDB (polygon feature class "BUILDINGS_IN")
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Environmental Resilience Insititute (Indiana University)
Contact_Person: Justin Peters
Contact_Position: Data Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 717 E 8th Street
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47408
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 3277
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jppeters@iu.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
IGWS personnel then used Esri ArcGIS to reproject the data from "GCS WGS 1984" into "UTM Zone 16 NAD 1983" coordinate system. It should be noted that attribute fields containing the length (perimeter) and area of each footprint were software-computed during reprojection and have been retained. The file geodatabase was then renamed "BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB" to conform to internal naming conventions of the IGWS.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BUILDING_IN.GDB (polygon feature class "BUILDINGS_IN")
Process_Date: 20190212
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB (polygon feature class "BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN")
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

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, except that no values were assigned to "Abscissa_Resolution" and "Ordinate_Resolution."
Process_Date: 20190312
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays


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: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 3268325


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:
Ordinate_Resolution:
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: BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB
Entity_Type_Definition: File geodatabase attributes table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry (polygon)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Sequential whole numbers
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Numeric Field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry, software computed (length of perimeter of polygon)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 8.104304
Range_Domain_Maximum: 4582.504017
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: meters
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry, software computed (area of perimeter of polygon)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 3.572132
Range_Domain_Maximum: 346218.568381
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: square meters


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Publication Sales
Contact_Position: Clerk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Resource_Description: Downloadable Data

Distribution_Liability:
The following is excerpted from Microsoft's GitHub "USBuildingFootprints" Web page:

"This data is licensed by Microsoft under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) - <https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/">

DATA DISCLAIMER

This data set was compiled by Indiana University, Indiana Geological and Water Survey, 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 to a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the design 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 purposes 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 these data.

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological and Water Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: [BUILDING_FOOTPRINTS_MICROSOFT_IN.GDB: Computer-Generated Building Footprints in Indiana (Microsoft, Esri File Geodatabase, Polygon Feature Class), 20190201].


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20190202
Metadata_Review_Date: 20190312
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological and Water Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove Avenue
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
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 IGWS. It is not to be altered or summarized. IGWS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone other than the IGWS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

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