Tompkins County Tax Parcels (Shapefile : 2002)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 20020701
Title: Tompkins County Tax Parcels (Shapefile : 2002)
Edition: 3.0
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Tompkins County
Publisher: Tompkins County GIS Program
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7499
Description:
Abstract: The active tax parcel boundaries for all of Tompkins County for a given year. The boundaries represent the one-to-one match with the parcel boundaries shown on the final paper maps for a given year.
Purpose: The parcel boundaries represent legal descriptions of property ownership, as recorded in various public documents in the Tompkins County Clerk's Office.
Supplemental_Information: Properties that are tracked by an account number (utilities, railroads, etc.) may be shown as several separate tax parcel boundaries, with different tax map print keys, even though they are tracked in the Real Property Services (RPS) database under the same account number and treated as one single parcel. The parcel region will show these account-number properties as one tax parcel boundary, while the printkey region will show each separate tax parcel boundary that is a part of the account number. As of 2000, the tax parcel boundaries have not been edge-matched by municipality, except for Villages within their respective Town. This shapefile data set is derived from the printkey region of all tax parcel data sets in Tompkins County and is maintained as a shapefile because it can be manipulated much faster in ArcView than an Arc/Info data set. All Individual Tompkins County Tax Parcels can be found in PDF Format: <http://www.tompkins-co.org/gis/maps/tax.html> In addition, New York State GIS also has Tompkins County Tax Parcel Information: <http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/repository/counties/tompkins.htm>
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980701
Ending_Date: 19990630
Currentness_Reference: The data represents an entire tax year, which begins July 1st of the previous tax year and ends June 30th of the current tax year. (For example, taxparcels2000 would represent the 2000 tax year roll, from July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000). The data is "published" each July 1st as a "frozen file" in conjunction with a "frozen file" for the Real Property Services (RPS) database.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.7
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.2375
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.6375
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Theme_Keyword: Government property -- New York (State) -- Tompkins County -- Maps.
Theme_Keyword: Real property -- New York (State) -- Tompkins County -- Maps.
Theme_Keyword: New York (State) -- Office of Real Property Services.
Theme_Keyword: Real property tax -- New York (State)
Theme_Keyword: Land use.
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: ownership
Theme_Keyword: land record
Theme_Keyword: parcel
Theme_Keyword: survey
Theme_Keyword: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Theme_Keyword: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Theme_Keyword: Real Property Service; RPS
Theme_Keyword: Tompkins County GIS Program
Theme_Keyword: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Place_Keyword: Tompkins County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Finger Lakes Region (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Cayuga Lake (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Ithaca (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Trumansburg (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Groton (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Dryden (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Newfield (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Freeville (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Cayuga Heights (N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Lansing (Tompkins County, N.Y.) -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Danby (N.Y. : Town)
Place_Keyword: Caroline, N.Y. (Township)
Place_Keyword: Enfield (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Ulysses, N.Y. (Township) -- Maps.
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: The following statement must be included with any products that use or are derived from this data set: Data contained in this product was originally produced by the Tompkins County ITS GIS Division and the Tompkins County Assessment Department and may not be reproduced or redistributed without the express written consent of the originators. The originators do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed by the data. The data contained herein is for visualization purposes only and cannot be used for conveyance. Property boundaries are based on legal documents, aerial photos, software interpolation, and registration to the 1991 Tompkins County Digital Planimetric Files and, therefore, may differ from legal property descriptions. For complete legal descriptions and conveyance, please refer to the appropriate deeds, surveys, and other legal documents.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Person: Kirk Eby
Contact_Position: GIS Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 128 East Buffalo Street
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14850
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 274-5418
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (607) 274-5420
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@tompkins-co.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Data_Set_Credit: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division and Tompkins County Assessment Department
Native_Data_Set_Environment: Computer Path-- (Current years)/DATA/SHAPEFILES/PROPERTY/TAXPARCELS(Prior years)/DATA/SHAPEFILES/PROPERTY/(4-digit tax year)/TAXPARCELS; SOFTWARE-- Windows NT 4.0 x86, ArcView Shapefile; LAYERS-- Overlapping Polygons
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 20040600
Title: Tompkins County Real Property Services (RPS) Database
Other_Citation_Details: The New York State mandated database of property ownership and information in Tompkins County. This database can be related to the digital tax parcels data sets using either the SWISPRINTK field or the PARCELKEY field.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 20000701
Title: Standard GIS Extract of Real Property Services Data - 2000
Other_Citation_Details: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division is responsible for creating the extract and converting it to a format that is compatible with the County's GIS.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: See Entity and Attribute Information
Logical_Consistency_Report: The Printkey region from each municipality's tax map data set is appended into one County-wide data set. This data set's topology is then created using the CLEAN command, then converted to an ArcView shapefile. All error checking is done in the source data sets.
Completeness_Report: Complete coverage for entire County.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Varies, depending on source of parcel boundary (survey, deed, aerial photo, raw conversion from paper maps). The accuracy of the data set is limited to the accuracy of the 1991 Tompkins County Planimetric Base Map series.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: The accuracy of the data set is limited to the accuracy of the 1991 Tompkins County Planimetric Base Map series.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Tax parcel boundaries were initially maintained manually on mylar originals, using erasable ink. In 1991, a series of planimetric base data sets were produced from aerial photography, and are now referred to as the 1991 Tompkins County Digital Planimetric Base Map. The tax parcel mylar maps were digitized using MapGrafix and referenced to the 1991 Tompkins County Digital Planimetric Base Map. In 1997, the MapGrafix data sets for the City of Ithaca and the Towns of Caroline and Danby were approved by the New York State Office of Real Property Services (NYS ORPS). In 1998, the Map Grafix data sets were converted to Arc/Info for the City of Ithaca, Towns of Caroline, Danby, Dryden, and Ithaca, and the Villages of Cayuga Heights, Dryden, and Freeville. In 1999, the Towns of Enfield, Groton, Lansing, Newfield, and Ulysses, and the Villages of Groton, Lansing, and Trumansburg were converted to Arc/Info. Beginning with the 1999 tax year, all tax parcel boundaries are maintained in Arc/Info, all tax maps are printed using ArcView, and all tax maps are archived digitally using Adobe Acrobat, as well as the traditional paper archival. During the transition period from paper to digital maps, parcel boundaries are approximate, except for those boundaries that have been input using paper surveys and legal descriptions. The tax parcel data sets consist of three groups of layers: boundary layers, text layers, and region layers. The boundary layers consist of those Arc/Info feature classes upon which the region layers are created. Boundary layers include the nodes, arcs, and polygons. Parcel boundaries are changed by first modifying the arc and node layers, and updating the arc attributes. Next, the polygons are re-created and their attributes are updated. The text layers are then updated to reflect the boundary changes. Finally, the regions are created from the polygons using polygon attributes and the Arc/Info REGIONDISSOLVE command. The text layers are Arc/Info annotation layers and include acreage, block, dimension, non-roll section 1 (exempt/utility/state lands), lot, Military Tract/Watkins and Flint Purchase, municipality, place, road name, special district, tax map, tic mark, and water text, as it appears on the printed tax parcel maps. The region layers include deed book/page, municipal, parcel, printkey, and tax map regions. The printkey regions from each of the municipal data sets for the current tax year are then combined into a county-wide data set, which is then converted to an ArcView shapefile. Regions for special districts are derived from polygon attributes in the same manner as the other regions, for each municipality, then combined into a County-wide special districts data set. Regions for public lands are similiarly combined and converted into a County-wide public lands data set.
Process_Date: 1998 (partial coverage), 1999 and newer
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Person: Kirk Eby
Contact_Position: GIS Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 128 East Buffalo Street
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14850
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 274-5418
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (607) 274-5420
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@tompkins-co.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Cloud_Cover: 0

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Link
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: String

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1983
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 3102
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.9999375
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -76.5833333334
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 40
False_Easting: 250000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate Pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 1
Ordinate_Resolution: 1
Planar_Distance_Units: US survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.9786982

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: Base Area Layer (Polygons, CAPRCL2000.PAT)
Entity_Type_Definition: Polygons provide the basis for all other area layers (regions), which are produced from attributes of the polygons. The polygons are the source layer for information about the accuracy of the area boundaries.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AccountNum
Attribute_Definition: Real Property Services (RPS) Database account number, which is used to uniquely identify railroad, state-owned, and utility properties. The original values were extracted directly from the RPS database. This field is updated automatically when the region layers are created using the PARCREGS.aml Macro.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition: Polygon Area (Internal Software Attribute, in Map Units)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CalcAcres
Attribute_Definition: Calculated Acreage (AREA / 43560)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAPRCL2000#
Attribute_Definition: Record Number (Internal Software Attribute)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CAPRCL2000-ID
Attribute_Definition: User-Id (Internal Software Attribute)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ClerkMap
Attribute_Definition: Location of Survey Maps in Tompkins County Clerk's Office, including book and page numbers, or their equivalent.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments1
Attribute_Definition: Comments regarding the polygon and/or parcel
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Comments2
Attribute_Definition: Continuation of COMMENTS1 field
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DeedId
Attribute_Definition: Unique Deed Identifier, which consists of the Deed Book and Page in the format dddd/pppp.This field is used to create the deed region for this data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DXF-LAYER
Attribute_Definition: Redefine of LEGALACRE field, used in production of AutoCAD drawing interchange (DXF) files.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2000
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ElemSchool
Attribute_Definition: Elementary School District boundary within the surrounding school district boundary (where applicable). Used to create region.elemsch in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Fall Creek Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BS
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Belle Sherman Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Northeast Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: E
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Enfield Elementary School
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Caroline Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: South Hill Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CH
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cayuga Heights Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BJM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Beverly J. Martin Elementary School (ICSD)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Error
Attribute_Definition: Survey closure error ration (1 in x), which always refers to the outermost boundary shown on a survey map.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FireDist
Attribute_Definition: Fire district taxation boundary, which does not necessarily coincide with the fire district's service area. Used to create region.firedist in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FD203
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Caroline Fire Protection District (Town of Caroline)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FD202
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Slaterville Fire District (Town of Caroline)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FD201
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Brooktondale Fire District (Town of Caroline)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HistoricLot
Attribute_Definition: Historic Property Lot from the Military Tract and the Watkins & Flint Purchase. This field is used to generate the Historic Lots data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D1 to D100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Township 23 (Dryden) Lots 1 to 100
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: WF6-*, WF7-*, WF10-*,WF11-*
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Watkins and Flint Purchase Lots, in the form Township-Lot.Sublot (eg: Sublot 2 of Great Lot 12 in Township 7 = WF7-12.2)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Inset
Attribute_Definition: Inset Location for paper map. Main map area will always be 0, with insets numbered 1 and above. For maps without an inset, the inset number will be 0. This field will be used to generate an inset region, if it deemed as necessary.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: InsideErr
Attribute_Definition: Survey closure error ration (1 in x), which always refers to the internal boundary errors within a survey map that shows more than one lot. This field will be blank if not applicable.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LatDD
Attribute_Definition: Lattitude (Y-coordinate), in decimal degrees, of the main parcel centroid (ie, the polygon centroid coded with PRCLTEXT equal to MP or SP).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2000
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LegalAcre
Attribute_Definition: Confidence level of accuracy of the polygon boundary and associated area. The general order of accuracy from highest to lowest, using the enumerated domain values, is: SV, B/R, D, E, A/I/Q, P, L, C/NL/U. The values SV, B, R, and D have an accurate area value; all other values represent approximate area values.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Approximate Boundary: Boundary lines are adjusted according to other surveys with smaller errors and/or more definite points of beginning OR the survey point of beginning is uncertain and the survey closure error is > 1/10,000 and/or the rotation of the survey to True North is uncertain.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Survey point of beginning is uncertain, survey closure error is < 1/10,000 and rotation to True North is accurate.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cemetery without a deeded or surveyed boundary; shown as a + on the printed map and represented in the polygon layer by a circle with a 5-foot readius.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: D
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Parcel boundary is based on a deed description that is believed to be transcribed from an actual survey. The transcribed survey error is < 1/10,000, the point of beginning is accurate, and the rotation to True North is correct.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: E
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Survey closure error > 1/10,000, survey point of beginning is accurate, and rotation to True North is accurate.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: I
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Polygon boudnary is interpolated from other surveys and/or the 1991 Tompkins County Digital Planimetric Base Map.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: L
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Legal acreage of parcel as recorded in the Real Property Services (RPS) database is believed to be shown on a survey or transcribed from a deed that appears to be based on an actual survey. The RPS acreage number is the net acreage of the parcel, and does not include the area within the public rights-of-way.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Pyyyy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The polygon boundary is based on digital aerial photographs from the year yyyy; these photographs are not orthophotos, and are not corrected for topography.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Oyyyy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The polygon boundary is based on digital orthophotographs from the year yyyy. (The previous code for this enumeration was Qyyyy.) The COMMENTS1 field should specify the exact source of the orthophoto (for example: 1995 USGS/NYSDEC DOQQ).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: No legal description based on a survey exists, and no actual survey exists for the property. This enumeration will include legal descriptions that are vague, are described relative to other properties and/or owners, and all other legal descriptions that do not appear to be based on a modern survey.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: R
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The survey point of beginning is accurate and the survey closure error is < 1/10,000, but the rotation to True North is not certain.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: The polygon boundaries are based on an actual survey that has an accurate point of beginning and a survey closure error < 1/10,000, and has been accurately rotated to True North.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: It is unknown if an actual survey or legal description based on an actual survey exists.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LightDist
Attribute_Definition: Light district taxation boundary. Used to create region.light in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LD204
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Caroline Light District (Town of Caroline)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LongDD
Attribute_Definition: Longitude (X-coordinate), in decimal degrees, of the main parcel centroid (ie, the polygon centroid coded with PRCLTEXT equal to MP or SP).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2000
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Modified
Attribute_Definition: Date the polygon attributes were last modified and/or the date the polygon boundary was last modified.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ParcelKey
Attribute_Definition: Real Property Services (RPS) Database parcel key (Swis-Section-Block-Lot or SSBL). This field is updated yearly based on the GIS extract of the final-roll RPS database. This field can be used to relate to the RPS database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Polygon Boundary Perimeter (Internal Software Attribute, in Map Units)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PolyBlock
Attribute_Definition: Tax map block number in which the printed polygon will appear; this may differ from the polygon's parcel block number, which is shown in the PRINTKEY field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PolySwis
Attribute_Definition: Municipal SWIS code in which the printed polygon will appear; this may differ from the polygon's parcel swis code, which is shown in the SWIS field. This field is used to create the muni region for this data set. See the SWIS field's enumerated domain value explanation for further detail.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502000
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Caroline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 500700
Range_Domain_Maximum: 503689
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PolyTaxMap
Attribute_Definition: Tax map block number in which the printed polygon will appear; this may differ from the polygon's parcel block number, which is shown in the PRINTKEY field.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 1 - 37
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PrclText
Attribute_Definition: Type of polygon used to generate property boundaries in the printkey and parcel regions. This field is used to calculate the LEGALACRES field and to filter the polygon centroids for transferring the lattitude-longitude values to the Real Property Services (RPS) database.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cemetery without a deeded or surveyed boundary; shown as a + on the printed map and represented in the polygon layer by a circle with a 5-foot readius. These parcels will only show a lot number and a + on the printed map (they may or may not be larger than one acre, but no acreage is shown).
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Consolidated Polygon; this polygon was consolidated into another parcel, but used to be a separate parcel or part of a separate parcel. The polygon's area is combined with the surrounding parcel's area on the printed tax maps (ie, the consolidated polygon's area is not shown separately on the printed maps). In addition, on the printed tax maps, these polygons will show a lot number half the size of the "active" lot numbers, placed in the lower right corner of the polygon, and will have dashed lines representing the former property lines.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Single-polygon parcel; this parcel is composed of only one polygon. On the printed tax maps, these polygons will show the lot number and, if larger than one acre, the acreage.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: MP
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Multiple-polygon parcel "master" polygon; this parcel is composed of more than one polygon, either because it has other parcels consolidated into it, was too large to fit on a single printed tax map and had to be artificially split, and/or is split by a public or utility right of way. On the printed maps, these "master" polygons will show the lot number, the polygon's acreage, if larger than one acre, and a "grouped" or total acreage (Ac G) of all the parcel's polygons, if this total acreage is larger than one acre.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This polygon is part of a multiple-polygon parcel, and is located on the same map as the "master" polygon. These polygons will usually have a parcel connector that ties it to the "master" polygon (or another SM/CP/PR polygon that is tied to the "master" polygon). The exceptions are (1) there is not enough room for a connector, (2) the polygon is tied in such a way as to be ambiguous (ie, tied via a different map), and (3) the polygon is the result of a special district boundary splitting a larger contiguous polygon. Iin the case or (1) and (2), the lot number will be shown on the printed maps, prefixed by the letters "P/O", which is an abbreviation of "part of", in addition to the connector and the polygon's acreage (if more than one acre). In the case of (3), the polygon boundary along the special district will not be shown on the printed map and no lot, acreage, or exempt text will be shown within the polygon; the polygon's area will be included in the surrounding polygon's.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: DM
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This polygon is part of a multiple-polygon parcel, and is located on a different map from the "master" polygon. These polygons will always have a parcel connector that ties it to the "master" polygon (or another SM/DM/CP/PR polygon that is tied to the "master" polygon). On the printed maps, the lot number will be shown, prefixed by the letters "P/O", which is an abbreviation of "part of", as well as the connector and the polygon's acreage (if more than one acre). Also, if the "master" polygon shows any exempt (wholly exempt, state-owned, utility, railroad) text, that text should be shown on at least one of the different-map polygons on the printed map.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PR
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This polygon is a proposed parcel, as shown on a subdivision map or survey. The polygon is not currently an active parcel, but may be at a future date. For subdivisions, the COMMENTS1 field should include the subdivision lot number from the map. On the printed maps, the polygon's area is included in the surrounding "active" polygon's area and no dashed lines or other information about the proposed parcel is shown.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: OV
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This polygon represents an overlap of two surveys that were entered independently from different points of beginning. The polygon will receive the printkey of the more accurate survey, in terms of closure error.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: This polygon represents a gore (or sliver) resulting from two or more surveys that were entered independently from different points of beginning. The polygon will either be shown as a "hole" (usually appended to the public right of way) or will receive the printkey of the less accurate survey, in terms of closure error, and be appended to that survey.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Permanent Easement
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2000
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: BC
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Boundary Correction - Used only when a "deed of correction" is filed andno spilt/merge numbers are used and no new parcels are created
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2000
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PrintKey
Attribute_Definition: Real Property Services database print key (Section-Block-Lot or S-B-L).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriorDeed1
Attribute_Definition: Prior Deed Ids (Deed Book/Deed Page), 1 to 5, in chronological order from left (most recent) to right (least recent). This field serves as a quick "abstract of titile" for the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriorDeed6
Attribute_Definition: Prior Deed Ids (Deed Book/Deed Page), 6 to 10, in chronological order from left (most recent) to right (least recent). This field is a continuation of PRIORDEED1, and serves as a quick "abstract of titile" for the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PriorSPK
Attribute_Definition: Prior Swis-Printkey of the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PublicLand
Attribute_Definition: Public land name and type; this field is used to generate the Public Lands data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SF (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State forest. Eg: SF Danby State Forest
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SM (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: SM State marina. Eg: Allan H. Tremen State Marine Park
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State park. Eg: SP Buttermilk Falls State Park
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CF
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: County forest. Currently, county forests are not named in Tompkins County.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: TP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town park. Eg: TP Eastern Heights Park
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: YP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City Park. Eg: YP Bryant Park
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village park. Eg: VP Sunset Park
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: PP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Private park, forest, or preserve not generally open to the public and not owned by a non-profit entity.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: FT (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Finger Lakes Land Trust preserve. Eg: FT Sweedler Preserve
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NC (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Nature Conservancy preserve. Eg: NC Eldridge Wilderness Area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: NT (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Other non-profit park, forest, or preserve that is open to the general public.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CU (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cornell University forest, park, or preserve, which is generally open to the public. Eg: Arnot Forest CU
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CP (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cornell University forest, park, or preserve, which is generally not open to the public.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GF (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State game farm. Eg: GF Reynolds State Game Farm
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: DEC (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation forest, park, or preserve, which may or may not be open to the general public.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SW (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State wildlife management area. Eg: SW Connecticut Hill State Wildlife Management Area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CM (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Higher-education campus. Eg: CM Cornell, CM Ithaca College
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GC (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Golf Course, public or private. Eg: GC Ithaca Country Club
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: CY (Name)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Cemetery. Eg: CY East Lawn Cemetery
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: RpsAcres
Attribute_Definition: Real Property Services (RPS) acreage, extracted from the RPS database. This acreage will reflect the total acreage of the parcel, which is not necessarily the same area as the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SchoolDist
Attribute_Definition: School district taxation boundary. Used to create region.school in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 492401
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Candor Central School District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 492602
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Newark Valley Central School District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500700
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Ithaca City School District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502401
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Dryden Central School District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County RPS Database.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SewerDist
Attribute_Definition: Sewer district taxation boundary. Used to create region.sewer in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SplitMergeNo
Attribute_Definition: Split/Merge Number, which is assigned to the polygon that is either a new split or being consolidated into another polygon (ie, the S/M number is always assisgned to the "child" parcel). The number consists of the last two digits of the year, followed by the SWIS Town code (middle two numbers of the SWIS code), followed by the number of the split/merge, which is assigned in numerical order from 1 to 99. An example would be: 992001, which would be for the year 1999, in the Town of Caroline (20), and would be the first split or merge for the year (01).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County Assessment Department and Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Swis
Attribute_Definition: State SWIS code for the municipality in which the parcel is located (not necessarily the same as the SWIS code in which the polygon is located - see POLYSWIS field).
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502000
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Caroline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SwisBlock
Attribute_Definition: REDEFINED field, beginning at POLYSWIS and ending after POLYBLOCK. This field is used to generate the Block region in this data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SwisMap
Attribute_Definition: REDEFINED field, beginning at POLYSWIS and ending after POLYTAXMAP. This field is used to generate the Tax Map region in this data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SwisPrintK
Attribute_Definition: Concatenation of SWIS code, "-", and the PRINTKEY field, for those polygons without an account number (ie, a blank ACCOUNTNUM), or a concatenation of SWIS code, "-", and the ACCOUNTNUM field, for those polygons with an account number. This field is easily reproducible within the Real Property Services database extract, and is used as the primary relate (key) field to the RPS extract from the parcel data sets. This field is used to create the Print Key region in this data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: User
Attribute_Definition: Computer user name of the person who last changed the boundaries and/or attributes of the polygon.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: AMAITRA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Aparajita Maitra
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: GROSENFINE
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Galina Rosenfine
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SHORN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: SHORN
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 2001
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: KEBY
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Kirk Eby
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SBOROVSKA
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Svetla Borovska
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: SHELLER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Sharon Heller
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: VWAGNER
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Vicki Wagner
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1999
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: WaterDist
Attribute_Definition: Water district taxation boundary. Used to create region.water in the Special Districts data set.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division, 1998
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Unspecified

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Person: Greg Potter
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 128 East Buffalo Street
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14850
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 274-5416
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (607) 274-5420
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@tompkins-co.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Distribution_Liability: The tax parcel data set and any products derived from it represents a compilation of graphical and textual information from deeds and surveys, hand-drawn mylar maps, a digitial planimetric base map, various paper and digital aerial photographs, and digital conversion of hand-drawn mylar maps. Errors and omissions can occur from each of these sources, as each source represents a large number of records and originators of information. As a practical matter, Tompkins County does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed. The end user of the data sets and products derived from them agrees to accept the data "as is", with the full knowledge that errors and omissions may exist. The end user further agrees to hold harmless Tompkins County for any liability or damages that may result from an improper or inappropriate use of the data.
Standard_Order_Process:
Non-digital_Form: Paper maps, either color or black and white, available on 11"x17" 28lb paper or on 24"x36" coated inkjet paper. Maps are also available on special media and at different print sizes, by request.
Fees: Half-size (11"x17") color maps are $2.00 each. Half-size black and white maps are $0.50 each. Full-size (24"x36") color and black and white maps are $4.00 each on coated paper. Fees for special-request media or non-standard print sizes will vary. The cost of reproduction for a standard data set, which varies depending on the type of media requested (zip disk, CD-ROM, floppy diskette, etc). A standard data set is an Arc/Info coverage, Arc/Info export (.e00) file, ArcView shapefile, Dbase III database, or Microsoft Access database. Official tax maps are available in Adobe Acrobat format, organized by municipality. Custom data sets or file types will incur additional labor costs. The standard data set is also available for free download at <http://www.nysgis.state.ny.us/repository/counties/tompkins.htm>
Ordering_Instructions: Submit a written request to the Tompkins County Assessment Department or Tompkins County ITS GIS Division. Specify the municipality, map number(s), media type, print size, and color or black and white.
Turnaround: Half-size maps: 3-4 days. Full-size maps: 5-10 days.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 19990100

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: NY
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: The tax parcel data set and any products derived from it represents a compilation of graphical and textual information from deeds and surveys, hand-drawn mylar maps, a digitial planimetric base map, various paper and digital aerial photographs, and digital conversion of hand-drawn mylar maps. Errors and omissions can occur from each of these sources, as each source represents a large number of records and originators of information. As a practical matter, Tompkins County does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information portrayed. The end user of the data sets and products derived from them agrees to accept the data "as is", with the full knowledge that errors and omissions may exist. The end user further agrees to hold harmless Tompkins County for any liability or damages that may result from an improper or inappropriate use of the data. Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 2000
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Person: Kirk Eby
Contact_Position: GIS Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 128 East Buffalo Street
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14850
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (607) 274-5418
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (607) 274-5420
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gis@tompkins-co.org
Hours_of_Service: M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None