METADATA FOR NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES LISTED GIS DATA LAYER
DATASET NAME: NationalRegister
DATASET TYPE: ESRI Shapefile format
FEATURE TYPE: Polygons
DATASET EXTENT: State of Florida
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This data set contains the locations and basic attributes of sites, buildings, objects, structures, and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). *NOTE: Only properties LISTED prior to the date of this dataset are contained in this layer. Properties determined eligible, pending nomination or pending owner objection do not appear in this data set. Information on currently listed properties can be obtained from the National Register web site at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/.
Projection: Geographic Coordinates
Units: Decimal Degrees
Spheroid: Clarke 1866
COMPUTER HARDWARE USED: Microsoft Windows-Based PCs & Servers
GIS SOFTWARE: ArcGIS 9.0
DATA VERSION: August 2004: This data set updates and replaces all previous versions of the Florida Master Site File National Register of Historic Places listed data layer.
DATA CURRENCY: Data from the Florida Master Site File (FMSF) are continually updated. New properties are added to the NRHP every month. This data layer is only current as of the date of this document. Contact the Florida Master Site File or visit the National Register web site at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/ for up-to-date information.
DERIVATION METHODS FOR DATA: Two methods were used to create the polygons in this dataset. When maps were present in the NR nomination or in the Site File folder for the resource, the polygons were created by on-screen (heads-up) digitizing in ArcMap or ArcInfo. Scanned, georeferenced, 1:24,000 scale USGS quadrangles were used as the background reference images. For a few offshore features (such as lighthouses and shipwrecks), georeferenced, 1:80,000 scale NOAA nautical charts were used as background reference images. For a small minority of resources, maps were not available. In these cases, UTM coordinates included in the NR documentation were used to generate the polygons.
DATA SOURCE: Source location data were created by the Division of Historical Resources. The boundary data are based on field recording forms, site plots and NHRP registration forms submitted to the Site File. Additional information was gathered from the National Register Information System (NRIS). All attribute data (with the exception of the state site number) is taken directly from the NRIS database. NRIS data can be searched or downloaded from the World Wide Web at http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/
**SPECIAL NOTE: There are two features listed on the NRHP for Florida that DO NOT appear in this dataset.
NRIS REFNUM 72000337 - Tallahassee Historic District Zones I and II
These districts have been updated and split into two individually
listed districts. They now appear as The Calhoun Street Historic
District (REFNUM 79000677, State Site # LE00209) and The Park Avenue
Historic District (REFNUM 79000681, State Site # LE00210).
NRIS REFNUM 89001428 - HA. 19 (Japanese Midget Submarine)
This object is no longer located in the State of Florida. It was
previously located in Key West.
ATTRIBUTE NOTES: With the exception of the SITEID field and GIS location, all attributes are imported, as is, from the NRIS database. Additional information on each resource can be viewed or downloaded directly from the National Register Information System web site or by contacting the FMSF.
ATTRIBUTE TABLE FIELDS AND DESCRIPTIONS:
Name Type Length
SITEID String 8
REFNUM String 8
RESNAME String 120
ADDRESS String 120
RESTRICT String 1
RETYPECD String 1
NUMCBLDG String 6
NUMCSITE String 6
NUMCSTRC String 6
NUMCOBJ String 6
NUMNBLDG String 6
NUMNSITE String 6
NUMNSTRC String 6
NUMNOBJ String 6
PARKNMCD String 4
CERTCD String 2
CERTDATE String 8
DESCOTHR String 28
MULTNAME String 120
CITY String 36
OCERTCD String 2
SITEID: This is the official state site number assigned by the Florida Master Site File. The state site number is an eight character string containing a two character county code, a five character numeric code, and an optional single letter character suffix (suffix letter is generally used to indicate sites that are functionally or spatially related).
REFNUM: A unique 8 digit number assigned to the resource documentation by the NRHP. This number is the primary key for the NRIS database. The first two digits represent the year the documentation for the resource was received.
RESNAME: Primary name for each resource
ADDRESS: Address for each resource. Some resources, such as archaeological sites, are address restricted by the NRHP. These resources DO still appear in this data layer.
RESTRICT: Restricted archaeological sites are marked with an "X".
RETYPECD: Type of resource. All properties are assigned to one of the following five categories.
B = Building
D = District
O = Object
S = Site
U = Structure
NUMCBLDG: Number of contributing buildings
NUMCSITE: Number of contributing sites
NUMCSTRC: Number of contributing structures
NUMCOBJ: Number of contributing objects
NUMNBLDG: Number of non-contributing buildings
NUMNSITE: Number of non-contributing sites
NUMNSTRC: Number of non-contributing structures
NUMNOBJ: Number of non-contributing objects
PARKNMCD: If the resource is located in a National Park, this is the park alpha code.
CERTCD: Primary certification code for current status of property. All properties in this version of the coverage will have an "LI" code for listed.
CERTDATE: Date of primary certification in the format YYYYMMDD. For this dataset, CERTDATE represents the date the property was listed on the NRHP.
DESCOTHR: Write-in field for architectural style
MULTNAME: If the resource is part of a multiple property submission, multiple resource area or thematic group, the multiple name is listed in this field.
CITY: The city or town nearest to the resource
OCERTCD: This field indicates National Historic Landmark status. A value of 'NL' for this field indicates the property is a National Historic Landmark. All other properties will have a blank value for this item.
LIMITATIONS OF THE DATA/WARNINGS TO THE USER: The National Register property location data are based on NR nomination forms, site forms and field reports which have been submitted by many and varied individuals, groups, institutions, and cultural resource firms. Submissions to the Site File are sometimes accepted from amateurs as well as professionals. The locations are only as accurate as the locational information submitted to the Site File by the site recorder. The accuracy of submitted information cannot always be verified.
The locations of archaeological sites, historic structures, unmarked human burials, cemeteries, and other cultural features contained in this and other Site File data layers are for resource management, law enforcement, and research purposes only. State and federal law protects archaeological remains on state or federal owned and controlled lands (section 267.13, Florida Statutes). State law protects human burial sites on all lands (sections 872.02 and 872.05, Florida Statutes).
AL Alachua HA Hamilton OK Okaloosa
BA Baker HR Hardee OB Okeechobee
BY Bay HN Hendry OR Orange
BF Bradford HE Hernando OS Osceola
BR Brevard HG Highlands PB Palm Beach
BD Broward HI Hillsborough PA Pasco
CA Calhoun HO Holmes PI Pinellas
CH Charlotte IR Indian River PO Polk
CI Citrus JA Jackson PU Putnam
CL Clay JE Jefferson SJ St. Johns
CR Collier LF Lafayette SL St. Lucie
CO Columbia LA Lake SR Santa Rosa
DA Dade LL Lee SO Sarasota
DE De Soto LE Leon SE Seminole
DI Dixie LV Levy SM Sumter
DU Duval LI Liberty SU Suwannee
ES Escambia MD Madison TA Taylor
FL Flagler MA Manatee UN Union
FR Franklin MR Marion VO Volusia
GD Gadsden MT Martin WA Wakulla
GI Gilchrist MO Monroe WL Walton
GL Glades NA Nassau WS Washington
Name: Vincent Birdsong or Dr. Marion Smith
Florida Master Site File
Address: Bureau of Archaeological Research
R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250
Phone: (850) 245-6440
Fax: (850) 245-6439
Email: General Site File: firstname.lastname@example.org
GIS Supervisor: email@example.com
Site File Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Report prepared by Vincent S. Birdsong
Document file: p:\fsf\docs\gis\documentation\metadata\metadata_NR.htm