Tompkins County Tax Parcels (Shapefile : 2005)


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Originator: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 20050701
Title: Tompkins County Tax Parcels (Shapefile : 2005)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=7874
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. This is the database of property ownership and information in Tompkins County, as mandated by New York State. This database can be related to the New York State Office of Real Property Services (RPS) database extract using either the SWISPRINTK field or the PARCELKEY field.
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 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 2005, the tax parcel boundaries have not been edge-matched by municipality, except for Villages within their respective Town. This data set is derived from the tax parcel region of all tax parcel data sets in Tompkins County and is maintained as a geodatabase featureclass by municipality.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19980701
Ending_Date: 20050630
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Continually, with new versions published annually, each July 1
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.696356
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.235824
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.627415
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 42.262316
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: property
Theme_Keyword: ownership
Theme_Keyword: land record
Theme_Keyword: parcel
Theme_Keyword: tax
Theme_Keyword: survey
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: planningCadastre
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Tompkins County
Place_Keyword: New York State
Place_Keyword: Town of Caroline
Place_Keyword: Town of Enfield
Place_Keyword: Town of Ulysses
Place_Keyword: Town of Ithaca
Place_Keyword: Village of Groton
Place_Keyword: City of Ithaca
Place_Keyword: Town of Lansing
Place_Keyword: Village of Lansing
Place_Keyword: Town of Groton
Place_Keyword: Finger Lakes
Place_Keyword: Village of Trumansburg
Place_Keyword: Town of Newfield
Place_Keyword: Town of Dryden
Place_Keyword: Town of Danby
Place_Keyword: Village of Dryden
Place_Keyword: Village of Freeville
Place_Keyword: Village of Cayuga Heights
Place_Keyword: Ithaca
Place_Keyword: Trumansburg
Place_Keyword: Newfield
Place_Keyword: Enfield
Place_Keyword: Lansing
Place_Keyword: Dryden
Place_Keyword: Freeville
Place_Keyword: Danby
Place_Keyword: Caroline
Place_Keyword: Groton
Place_Keyword: Danby
Place_Keyword: Cayuga Heights
Place_Keyword: Ulysses
Access_Constraints: None; however for property ownership information please contact the Tompkins County Assessment Department.
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_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Cattyann Campbell
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Position: GIS Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing 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: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.1.0.722
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 20050701
Title: Standard GIS Extract of Real Property Services Data - 2005
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.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Tompkins County Assessment Department
Publication_Date: 2005
Title: Tompkins County Real Property Services (RPS) Database
Other_Citation_Details: The New York State Office of Real Property Services (RPS) database extract can be related using either the SWISPRINTK field or the PARCELKEY field.
  

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: See Entity and Attribute Information
Logical_Consistency_Report: The taxparcel region from each municipality's tax map data set is appended into one County-wide data set. This data set's topology is created real-time using ArcGIS map and geodatabase topology rules, then converted to an ArcView shapefile. All error checking is done in the source data sets.
Completeness_Report: Complete parcels for the 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 were 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 were approximated, except for those boundaries that have been input using paper surveys and legal descriptions. The tax parcel data sets consisted of three groups of layers: boundary layers, text layers, and region layers. The boundary layers consisted 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 were re-created and their attributes were updated. The text layers were then updated to reflect the boundary changes. Finally, the regions were 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 were 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 were similiarly combined and converted into a County-wide public lands data set. In 2004, the original Arc/Info coverages described above were migrated to the ESRI ArcInfo Desktop geodatabase format. Parcel boundaries are changed based on deed and survey information and are modified in the software using Map topology and several geodatabase topology rules to ensure spatial data integrity. All regions, annotations, centroids and polygons listed above were sussessfully migrated by municipality and are maintained in the ESRI personal geodatabase format. Beginning with the 2004 tax year, all tax parcel boundaries are maintained in ArcInfo Desktop, all tax maps are printed via a special script which outputs the taxmaps to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. All tax maps are archived digitally using Adobe Acrobat, as well as the traditional paper archival. 2005 tax maps in the Adobe PDF format can be obtained digitally online at: <http://www.co.tompkins.ny.us/gis/maps/tax.html>.
Process_Date: 1998-2005
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Organization: Cattyann Campbell
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: 14820
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.

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 33872

  

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: 0.999938
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -76.583333
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 40.000000
False_Easting: 820208.333333
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000256
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000256
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
  

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: taxparcels05_update
Entity_Type_Definition: Tompkins County Tax parcels 2005
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
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 (at least for some 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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
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)
Attribute_Definition_Source: 1997
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500200
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Caroline
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502200
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Danby
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502401
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of Dryden
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502403
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of Freeville
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502489
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Dryden
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502600
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Enfield
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502801
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of Groton
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 502889
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Groton
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503001
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of cayuga Heights
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503089
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Ithaca
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503201
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of Lansing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503289
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Lansing
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503400
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Newfield
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503601
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Village of Trumansburg
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 503689
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Town of Ulysses
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 500700
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City of Ithaca
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: New York State Office of Real Property Services
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
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
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 was updated automatically in the past when the region layers were created using the PARCREGS.aml Macro.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: string
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition: Length of perimeter, in U.S. survey feet
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: Unbounded
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE_AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area, in square U.S. survey feet
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: Unbounded
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:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: Unbounded
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CALCACRES
Attribute_Definition: Calculated Acreage (AREA / 43560)
Attribute_Definition_Source: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: Unbounded

  

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Tompkins County ITS GIS Division
Contact_Person: Cattyann Campbell
Contact_Position: GIS Project Leader
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
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.
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.
Ordering_Instructions: Submit a written request to the Tompkins County Assessment Department. 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo Shapefile
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: Zip disk, CD-ROM, floppy disk, etc.
Recording_Format: varies
Fees: 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 ESRI shapefile, ArcGIS feature class, 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.
Ordering_Instructions: Submit a written request to the Tompkins County ITS GIS Division.
Turnaround: Turnaround Three to four days.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20050801
  

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Distribution_Liability: 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.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcView Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 5.48
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: None
  

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061103
Metadata_Review_Date: 20061103
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: Albert R. Mann Library
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mann_ref@cornell.edu
Hours_of_Service: M-F 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time