METADATA FOR RESOURCE GROUP GIS DATA LAYER
DATASET NAME: [CountyName]_ResourceGrps
DATASET TYPE: ESRI Shapefile Format
DATASET EXTENT: One Florida County
FEATURES TYPE: Polygons
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: This data set contains resource group locations and attributes as recorded at the Florida Master Site File (FMSF). Resource groups are historical districts, archaeological districts or building complexes. Individual resources contributing to the resource group are usually (but are not always) separately listed in the Florida Master Site File.
Projection: Geographic Coordinates
Units: Decimal Degrees
Spheroid: Clarke 1866
COMPUTER HARDWARE USED: Microsoft Windows-based PCs and Servers.
GIS SOFTWARE: ArcGIS 8.3
DATA VERSION: July 2004: This data set updates and replaces all previous versions of the Florida Master Site File resource groups GIS data layer.
DATA CURRENCY: Data from the Florida Master Site File are continually updated. This data layer is only current as of the date of this document. Contact the Florida Master Site File for updated data layers.
DATA SOURCE: Source data were created by the Division of Historical Resources. The original location information is based on field reports, FMSF forms and National Register nomination forms which have been submitted to the Florida Master Site File 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 accuracy of submitted information cannot always be verified.
AUTOMATION METHOD: Resource group boundaries are digitized on-screen in ArcInfo 8.x using Scanned, georeferenced, 1:24,000 scale USGS quadrangles as the base maps.
ATTRIBUTE NOTES: Attributes values are derived from the FMSF database. The FMSF database and paper files may contain several forms (an original and updates) for an individual resource group. The attributes in this data layer may be derived from a single form or a composite of several forms.
ATTRIBUTE TABLE FIELDS AND DESCRIPTIONS:
Name Type Length
SITEID String 8
SITENAME String 40
RGTYPE String 4
CATEGORY String 4
CITY String 40
CONTRIBCR String 4
TOTALCR String 4
TIMESIG1 String 50
TIMESIG2 String 50
TIMESIG3 String 70
NARRATIVE String 254
HISTASSC1 String 50
HISTASSC2 String 50
HISTASSC3 String 50
HISTASSC4 String 50
HISTASSC5 String 50
HISTASSC6 String 50
EVALUATION String 254
D_NRLISTED Date 8
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).
SITENAME: The site name as recorded at the Florida Master Site File. Usually the principal or best known name for a cultural resource. A site name of "NN" indicates no name has been designated for the site.
RGTYPE: This field indicates the type of resource group represented. There are four possible values:
Historical District - Buildings or structures, no archaeological sites
Archaeological District – Archaeological sites only
Mixed District - Contains both archaeological sites and buildings or structures
FMSF Building Complex - Multiple buildings in close functional and spatial association
CATEGORY: This a coded value indicating the National Register of Historic Places category the resource group fits into. The possible values are:
BLDG – Building(s)
DIST - District
OBJE - Object
SITE - Site
STRU - Structure
MRA - Multiple Resource Area
TG - Thematic Group
MPS - Multiple Property Submission
CITY: The city in which the resource group is located (or nearest city).
TOTALCR: The total number of cultural resources included in the resource group. For districts this number includes both contributing and non-contributing resources.
CONTRIBCR: For districts this indicates the number of contributing resources.
TIMESIG1 – TIMESIG3: Time periods of significance. This is a date range for historic resources and an archaeological phase name with approximate date for prehistoric resources.
NARRATIVE: This is a summary narrative description of the resource group.
HISTASSC1 - HISTASSC6: Areas of historical significance. These are categories defined in "National Register Bulletin 15", p.8. Each resource group may have multiple areas of significance.
EVALUATION: The surveyor's summary of the significance of the resource group.
D_NRLISTED: Date that the resource was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The field is blank if the Site File database does not identify the resource as listed on the National Register.
WARNINGS TO THE USER: The locations of archaeological sites, historic structures, unmarked human burials, cemeteries, and other cultural features contained in this and other) Florida Master Site File data layers are for resource management, law enforcement, and research purposes only.
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 Putnum
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 DeSoto 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: email@example.com
GIS Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Site File Supervisor: email@example.com
Report prepared by Vincent S. Birdsong
Document file: p:\fsf\docs\gis\documentation\metadata\metadata_RG.htm