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City of Oakland data set: Fire Battalions

Who maintains the data for this layer: Capt. Mike Kelly, OFD

Data Maintainer Phone: (510) 238-4038

Who converted the data into a GIS format: Jonathan Lowe, Julia Howlett

GIS Technician Phone: unlisted

Size of GIS layer (KB): 164

Size of export file (KB): 100

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

This GIS layer was last updated on: 2/27/96

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

This layer's FGDC category description is: Governmental Units

Data Set Description: Fire battalions divide the City into sub-areas that are a basis for resource assignment in emergencies requiring a larger response than one engine company or one still district.

Non-standard Attributes in table:

  • U_ID: Provides the user with a unique indentfying number for each polygon in the layer.
  • CITY_NAME: A battalion number defined by the Oakland Fire Department

Data Source History: Capt. Mike Kelly, OFD, delivered a AAA paper map (1980, scale 1" = 2640') with battalion boundaries highlighted with a flourescent hi-lighter marker. The battalion boundaries followed street centerlines and/or city limit lines. Jonathan Lowe (LKC) scanned and registered the paper map to the existing center of pavement GIS layer using ArcInfo's register and rectify commands. Jonathan then digitized the battalion lines using the heads-up technique of on-screen digitizing.

Quality Check: Julia Howlett, JRH Consulting, corrected the accuracy of the battalion lines when the overall accuracy levels of the Oakland GIS layers improved.

Security restrictions: No security restrictions.

Update Frequency: No updates scheduled.

Update process: Update process is not yet defined