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City of Oakland data set: BART surface and underground rail

Who maintains the data for this layer: OCIS GIS Consulting Team

Data Maintainer Phone: (510) 238-6855

Who converted the data into a GIS format: Kyle Draganov, Jonathan Lowe

GIS Technician Phone: unlisted

Size of GIS layer (KB): 80

Size of export file (KB): 40

Where is the layer stored (on the k-drive): k:\gisdata\trans\bart.e00

This GIS layer was last updated on: 9/23/96

This metadata was last updated on: 3/20/97

This layer's FGDC category description is: Transportation

Data Set Description: This layer contains BART surface and underground rail in Oakland and portions of Oakland's neighbors.

Non-standard Attributes in table:

  • TAG: TIGER attributes carried over from conversion
  • Raildata: TIGER attributes carried over from
  • MiscData: TIGER attributes carried over from
  • SURFACE: (Y= Above ground , N= Under ground)
  • NAME: "BART" track used for annotation.
  • U_ID: Unique identification number

Data Source History: Jonathan Lowe selected above-ground BART line from the TIGER dataset using a query for "Name contains BART" and converted the results into a separate coverage. Jonathan later corrected the lines were later corrected to digitalorthophoto accuracy. Kyle Draganov added underground lines by selecting them out of the GIS Rail layer.

Quality Check: Kyle Draganov, Earthwise consulting, checked the BART lines against a Thomas Bros. map and added a connector rail in the 12th St. Station vicinity. Kyle also increased the extent of BART rail coverage on the Richmond line as far as the Ashby BART station.

Security restrictions: No security restrictions

Update Frequency: No future updates scheduled.

Update process: Update process is not yet defined