Septic Systems, New York State, 2011


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: New York State Water Resources Institute
Publication_Date: 20150622
Title: Septic Systems, New York State, 2011
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=8164
Description:
Abstract: This dataset presents counts of septic systems at the census tract level. Data were derived from 2011 county parcel data and aggregated by census tract.
Purpose: Septic systems are used by 22% of homes in New York State, and they are important components of the wastewater infrastructure. This dataset quantifies how many septic systems are used across New York State.
Supplemental_Information: See the included project report, "Septic Systems in New York: A Statewide Enumeration using Census Tract-level Parcel Data".
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2011
Currentness_Reference: The septic system counts are based on 2011 parcel data from each county.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: none
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.762145
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -73.241391
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.015865
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.997205
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: septic systems
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: utilitiesCommunications
Theme_Keyword: inlandWaters
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: FIPS
Place_Keyword: 36
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: This dataset is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License <http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/> Please cite as: Vedachalam, S., Joo, T., Riha, S.J. (2015). Septic Systems in New York: A Statewide Enumeration using Census Tract-Level Parcel Data. Ithaca, NY: New York State Water Resources Institute. Available at http://cugir.mannlib.cornell.edu/bucketinfo.jsp?id=8164
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Water Resources Institute
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 222 Riley-Robb Hall
Address: 111 wing Drive
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-254-7163
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nyswri@cornell.edu

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Unknown
Completeness_Report: The dataset includes census tracts for all New York counties except for Westchester, New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, Richmond), and Long Island (Nassau, Suffolk). There are also a handful of tracts missing from other counties, in cases where the parcel data did not match the tract boundaries for unknown reasons.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Shapefiles are accurate to the quality of the original Census tract data and parcel point data.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2013, state, New York, Current Census Tract State-based
Edition: 2013
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2013
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CensusTract2013
Source_Contribution: Census tract boundaries
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Parcels containing septic systems were identified from county parcel point datasets for most NY counties. The number of parcels and septic systems were calculated within each CensusTract2013 boundary.
Process_Date: 2014
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: New York State Water Resources Institute
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 222 Riley-Robb Hall
Address: 111 wing Drive
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-254-7163
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nyswri@cornell.edu
Process_Step:
Process_Description: The percent of parcels having septic systems were calculated for each tract. The septic system density (per square kilometer) was calculated based on the Census-reported land area for each parcel.
Process_Date: 20150611
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 237 Mann Drive
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406

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: 1905

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D North American 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: ny_septic
Entity_Type_Definition: septic data aggregated by census tract
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: NYS WRI
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOID
Attribute_Definition: 2013 Census tract identifier, a concatenation of state Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code, county FIPS code, and census tract code
Attribute_Definition_Source: US Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: FIPS
Codeset_Source: US Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: numparcels
Attribute_Definition: Number of parcels
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYS WRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: positive integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: numseptic
Attribute_Definition: Number of parcels having septic systems
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYS WRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: zero or positive integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: pctseptic
Attribute_Definition: Percent of parcels having septic systems
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYS WRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 100
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: sepden_km2
Attribute_Definition: Septic system density (number per square kilometer of land area)
Attribute_Definition_Source: NYS WRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: real number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ALAND
Attribute_Definition: land area (square meters)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: positive integer
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AWATER
Attribute_Definition: water area (square meters)
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: zero or positive integer

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: ESRI Shapefile
File_Decompression_Technique: zip
Transfer_Size: 6
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20150622
Metadata_Review_Date: 20150622
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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time