Data Set Description:
Locations of child care facilities for children 3 to 5 years of age.
Non-standard Attributes in table:
- U_ID: Provides the user with a unique indentifying number for each point in the layer
- CENTER_NAM: The name of the child care center.
- CHILDREN: The number of children serviced by the center.
- ADDRESS: The street address of the center.
- ZIP: The Zip code of the center.
- CD_DIST: Planning Area serviced.
- REMARKS: Miscellaneous remarks about the center. (e.g. "Possible second classroom included.")
- PHONE: Telephone number of the center.
- OPP_HOURS: Hours of operation of the center.
- AV_ADD: The address used to geocode the center to a GIS map. **Note: one address in this field was changed in order to achieve a match!
- AV_STATUS: Geocode matching status--M = matched, U = unmatached.
- AV_SCORE: The geocoding score derived by arcview when geocoding a table of addresses to a map.
- AV_SIDE: The side of the street to which the point falls (L = left, R = right), depending on the direction of digitization of the arc segment.
Data Source History:
Mike Cassidy, OHHS, supplied Andrew Hopkins, OCIS, and Jonathan Lowe, Local Knowledge Consulting, with a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet containing a partial listing of Oakland's childcare centers. He supplemented this data with a paper brochure detailing additional Oakland headstart centers. Jonathan and Andrew then combined the two sources into a comprehensive table in ArcView and geocoded this table into a shapefile called "chldcare.shp." Jonathan then converted the shapefile into an Arc/Info coverage (its present format).
Mike Cassidy reported that the childcare centers are updated approximately once each year in September. He then updates his excel spreadsheet as needed.
Centers with addresses that did not match during the geocoding process were telephoned to verify the address and corrected as necessary to achieve a match. Addresses that were confirmed but did not match were left unmatched or were manually placed, independent of address-matching. Jonathan Lowe and Andrew Hopkins performed these quality control steps.
No security restrictions
Yearly, in September
Mike Cassidy, OHHS, contacts OCIS and supplies a new spreadsheet of centers. OCIS GIS staff then geocode the new centers and append them to the current layer. The updated layer is filed on the k-drive.