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Summary
Rail Crossings is a spatial file maintained by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for use by
States and railroads.
Description
FRA Grade Crossings is a spatial file that originates from the National Highway-Rail Crossing, Inventory Program. The program is to provide information to Federal, State, and local governments, as well as the railroad industry for the improvements of safety at highway-rail crossing.
Credits
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Use limitations
There are no access and use limitations for this item.
Extent
West -79.491008 East -75.178954
North 39.733500 South 38.051719
Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in) 1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out) 1:150,000,000
ArcGIS Metadata ▼►Topics and Keywords ▼►Themes or categories of the resource  transportation
* Content type  Downloadable Data
Export to FGDC CSDGM XML format as Resource Description No
Temporal keywords  2013
Theme keywords  Rail
Theme keywords  Grade Crossing
Theme keywords  Rail Crossings
Citation ▼►Title rr_crossings
Creation date 2013-03-15 00:00:00
Presentation formats  * digital map
Citation Contacts ▼►Responsible party 
Individual's name Raquel Hunt
Organization's name Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Contact's position GIS Program Manager
Contact's role  custodian
Responsible party 
Organization's name Research and Innovative Technology Administration/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Individual's name National Transportation Atlas Database (NTAD) 2013
Contact's position Geospatial Information Systems
Contact's role  distributor
Contact information  ▼►Phone 
Voice 202-366-DATA
Address 
Type 
Delivery point 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
City Washington
Administrative area DC
Postal code 20590
e-mail address answers@BTS.gov
Resource Details ▼►Dataset languages  * English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Spatial representation type  * vector
* Processing environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7600) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.2.0.3348
Credits
Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
ArcGIS item properties 
* Name USDOT_RRCROSSINGS_MD
* Size 0.047
Location withheld
* Access protocol Local Area Network
Extents ▼►Extent 
Geographic extent 
Bounding rectangle 
Extent type  Extent used for searching
* West longitude -79.491008
* East longitude -75.178954
* North latitude 39.733500
* South latitude 38.051719
* Extent contains the resource Yes
Extent in the item's coordinate system 
* West longitude 611522.170675
* East longitude 1824600.445629
* South latitude 149575.449134
* North latitude 752756.624659
* Extent contains the resource Yes
Resource Points of Contact ▼►Point of contact 
Individual's name Raquel Hunt
Organization's name Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
Contact's position GIS Program Manager
Contact's role  custodian
Resource Maintenance ▼►Resource maintenance 
Update frequency  annually
Resource Constraints ▼►Constraints 
Limitations of use
There are no access and use limitations for this item.
Spatial Reference ▼►ArcGIS coordinate system 
* Type Projected
* Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983_HARN
* Projection NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Maryland_FIPS_1900_Feet
* Coordinate reference details 
Projected coordinate system 
Well-known identifier 2893
X origin -120561100
Y origin -95444400
XY scale 36953082.294548117
Z origin -100000
Z scale 10000
M origin -100000
M scale 10000
XY tolerance 0.0032808333333333331
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 2893
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Maryland_FIPS_1900_Feet",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983_HARN",DATUM["D_North_American_1983_HARN",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Lambert_Conformal_Conic"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",1312333.333333333],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-77.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",38.3],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_2",39.45],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",37.66666666666666],UNIT["Foot_US",0.3048006096012192],AUTHORITY["EPSG",2893]]
Reference system identifier 
* Value 2893
* Codespace EPSG
* Version 8.1.1
Spatial Data Properties ▼►Vector  ▼►* Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only
Geometric objects 
Feature class name USDOT_RRCROSSINGS_MD
* Object type  point
* Object count 1749
ArcGIS Feature Class Properties  ▼►Feature class name USDOT_RRCROSSINGS_MD
* Feature type Simple
* Geometry type Point
* Has topology FALSE
* Feature count 1749
* Spatial index TRUE
* Linear referencing FALSE
Data Quality ▼►Scope of quality information  ▼►Resource level  attribute
Scope description 
Attributes
The States and railroads maintain their own file and get updated to the FRA. The information is reported to the FRA on the U.S. DOT-ARR Crossing inventory form.
Attributes
The quality of the inventory can vary because a record of grade crossing location is being maintained by each state and railroad that is responsible for maintaining its respective information.
Lineage ▼►Lineage statement
The data was downloaded from the HWY-Rail Crossing Inventory Files. All crossings that were closed or abandon were queried out of the data. All of the crossings with a zero within the latitude or longitude were queried out. Any crossing outside a bounding box of box ((Latitude >= 18 & Latitude <= 72) AND (Longitude >= -171 & Longitude <= -63)) were queried out.
Geoprocessing history ▼►Process 
Date 2013-08-14 10:41:15
Tool location c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.0\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Data Management Tools.tbx\Project
Command issued
Project RR_CROSSINGS_MD_USDOT \\shagbfs\gis_projects\Railroad_Crossings_MD\Railroad_Crossings_MD.gdb\RR_CROSSINGS_MD_USDOT_83FTHARN PROJCS['NAD_1983_HARN_StatePlane_Maryland_FIPS_1900_Feet',GEOGCS['GCS_North_American_1983_HARN',DATUM['D_North_American_1983_HARN',SPHEROID['GRS_1980',6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION['Lambert_Conformal_Conic'],PARAMETER['False_Easting',1312333.333333333],PARAMETER['False_Northing',0.0],PARAMETER['Central_Meridian',-77.0],PARAMETER['Standard_Parallel_1',38.3],PARAMETER['Standard_Parallel_2',39.45],PARAMETER['Latitude_Of_Origin',37.66666666666666],UNIT['Foot_US',0.3048006096012192]] WGS_1984_(ITRF00)_To_NAD_1983_HARN GEOGCS['GCS_WGS_1984',DATUM['D_WGS_1984',SPHEROID['WGS_1984',6378137.0,298.25722356]],PRIMEM['Greenwich',0.0],UNIT['Degree',0.0174532925199433]]
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No
Distribution ▼►Distributor  ▼►Contact information 
Individual's name Office of Geospatial Information Systems
Organization's name Research and Innovative Technology Administration's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (RITA/BTS)
Contact's role  distributor
Contact information  ▼►Phone 
Voice 202-366-DATA
Address 
Type 
Delivery point 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE
City Washington
Administrative area DC
Postal code 20590
Country US
e-mail address answers@bts.gov
Available format 
Name Shapefile
Version 2013
File decompression technique no compression applied
Ordering process 
Instructions
Call (202-366-DATA), or E-mail (answers@bts.gov) RITA/BTS to request the National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2013 DVD. The NTAD DVD can be ordered from the online bookstore at www.bts.gov. Individual datasets from the NTAD can also be downloaded from the Office of Geospatial Information Systems website at http://www.bts.gov/programs/geographic_information_services/
Transfer options 
Transfer size 6.645
Medium of distribution 
Medium name  DVD
How data is written  iso9660 (CD-ROM)
Recording density 650
Density units of measure Megabytes
Transfer options 
Online source 
Description  National Transportation Atlas Databases (NTAD) 2013
Distribution format 
* Name Shapefile
Version 2013
Transfer options 
* Transfer size 0.047
Fields ▼►Details for object USDOT_RRCROSSINGS_MD ▼►* Type Feature Class
* Row count 1749
Field FID ▼►* Alias FID
* Data type OID
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Internal feature number.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Field Shape ▼►* Alias Shape
* Data type Geometry
* Width 0
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
* Field description
Feature geometry.
* Description source
ESRI
* Description of values
Coordinates defining the features.
Field OBJECTID ▼►* Alias OBJECTID
* Data type Integer
* Width 9
* Precision 9
* Scale 0
Field CROSSING ▼►* Alias CROSSING
* Data type String
* Width 7
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
US DOT Valid Crossing ID Number
Description source
FRA
Field RAILROAD ▼►* Alias RAILROAD
* Data type String
* Width 4
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
The reporting mark of the 1st owning railroad. A mark of 'XXXX' indicates an
abandoned link. Rule 260 codes are used where available. A mark of 'DUMX' indicates
an added connecting link.
Coded values 
Name of codelist FRA Rule 260 and Owner Codes
Source FRA
Field RRDIV ▼►* Alias RRDIV
* Data type String
* Width 14
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Railroad Division Name or Blank
Description source
FRA
Field RRSUBDIV ▼►* Alias RRSUBDIV
* Data type String
* Width 14
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Railroad Subdivision or Blank
Description source
FRA
Field HIGHWAY ▼►* Alias HIGHWAY
* Data type String
* Width 7
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Highway Type and Number
Description source
FRA
Field STREET ▼►* Alias STREET
* Data type String
* Width 17
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Street or Road Name
Description source
FRA
Field TYPEXING ▼►* Alias TYPEXING
* Data type String
* Width 1
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Type of Crossing
Description source
FRA
List of values 
Value 11
Description Pedestrain at grade
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 12
Description Pedestrain RR under
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 13
Description Pedestrain RR over
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 21
Description Private at grade
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 22
Description Private RR under
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 23
Description Private RR over
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 31
Description Public at grade
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 32
Description Public RR under
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 33
Description Public RR over
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Field POSXING ▼►* Alias POSXING
* Data type String
* Width 1
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Position of Crossing
Description source
FRA
List of values 
Value 1
Description At grade under
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 2
Description RR Under
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value 3
Description RR over
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Field STFIPS ▼►* Alias STFIPS
* Data type String
* Width 2
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) State Code
Description source
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Coded values 
Name of codelist Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
Source National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Field CTFIPS ▼►* Alias CTFIPS
* Data type String
* Width 5
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) County Code
Description source
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Coded values 
Name of codelist Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS)
Source National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Field COUNTY ▼►* Alias COUNTY
* Data type String
* Width 66
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Name of County
Description source
FRA
Field State_ABBR ▼►* Alias State_ABBR
* Data type String
* Width 2
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
State Abbreviation
Description source
U.S. State Boundaries
Field TYPE ▼►* Alias TYPE
* Data type String
* Width 2
* Precision 0
* Scale 0
Field description
Public or Private Crossing
Description source
FRA
List of values 
Value PU
Description Public
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Value PR
Description Private
Enumerated domain value definition source FRA
Details for object  Highway-rail grade crossing means a location where a public highway, road, street, or private roadway, including associated sidewalks and pathways, crosses one or more railroad tracks at grade.
Metadata Details ▼►Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
Metadata character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format
Scope of the data described by the metadata  dataset
Scope name  * dataset
* Last update 2013-10-24
ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Metadata style ISO 19139 Metadata Implementation Specification
Standard or profile used to edit metadata ISO19139
Created in ArcGIS for the item 2013-08-14 12:50:37
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-10-24 14:01:21
Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-10-24 14:01:21

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rail, grade crossing, rail crossing, 2013
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Data Provided By
Federal Railroad Administration / United States Department of Transportation
Source Link
http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/national_transportation_atlas_database/2013/points.html
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Rail, Grade Crossing, Rail Crossing, 2013
Time Period
Update Frequency
As Needed
Time Period of Content
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