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County of Berks - Parcels

Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Corrected, updated, and currently maintained by the Berks County, PA Tax Map Office
Publication_Date: Changes weekly - see attribute named DATADATE
Title:
County of Berks - Parcels
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Online_Linkage: /Dept/Mapping/Pages/default.aspx
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Orignially created by L. Robert Kimball & Assoc., Ebensberg PA, under contract with Berks County
Publication_Date: 1993
Title:
Berks County Tax Maps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract:
Berks County, Pennsylvania cadastral map, or commonly refered to as tax map or property map.
Purpose:
Intended to be used as a visual inventory of individual land ownership in Berks County, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of property tax assessment.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: current year
Currentness_Reference:
updated weekly according to deeded parcel changes
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Weekly
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.446124
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.522628
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.683910
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.130920
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: REQUIRED: Reference to a formally registered thesaurus or a similar authoritative source of theme keywords.
Theme_Keyword: tax map
Theme_Keyword: parcel map
Theme_Keyword: cadastral map
Place:
Place_Keyword: Berks County
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword: USA
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword: current
Access_Constraints: subject to the terms of the Berks County GIS Data General Agreement and Terms http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-DataTerms.pdf
Use_Constraints:
subject to the terms of the Berks County GIS Data Gemera; Agreement and Terms
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-DataTerms.pdf
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Berks County, Pennsylvania Tax Map Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
633 Court Street 3rd Floor
City: Reading
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 19601
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 610-478-3360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 610-478-6261
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mapping@countyofberks.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Weekdays
Data_Set_Credit:
Berks County Tax Map Office
Security_Information:
Security_Classification: Unclassified
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Tax parcel data is created from deeds, plans and tax assessment records and the information within is as good as the sources that were recorded and from which it has been created.  The source data can have errors, omissions, descrepencies and contradictions.  Because of these issues, no claim is made regarding attribute accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Processed with ArcInfo Workstation commands "clean" and "labelerrors" during edits for topological accuracy.
Completeness_Report:
Tax parcel data is complete as of attributed 'DATADATE' and ar continually beign updated based on recorded information.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The tax maps were originally plotted at scale on stable mylar rectified orthophotos.  The general horizontal allignment of physical features such as roads and streams should be of decent quality. Regarding the the horizontal accuracy of boundary lines, tax maps are only as good as the deeds and plans from which they are created.  Plotting adjoining deeds requires adjustments where necessary in order to enable all pieces to fit properly. There are gaps, overlaps, misclosures, and other errors that are edited out of the tax map, various methods are used to resolve issues that arrive in order to create the best case scenario.  Because of these issues, no claim is made regarding attribute accuracy
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No vertical information
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: no less than 600, no more than 4800
Type_of_Source_Media: rectified orthophotos on stable mylar
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Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference_Method:
Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 160595
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: State Plane Coordinate System 1927
State_Plane_Coordinate_System:
SPCS_Zone_Identifier: 3702
Lambert_Conformal_Conic:
Standard_Parallel: 39.933333
Standard_Parallel: 40.966667
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -77.750000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 39.333333
False_Easting: 2000000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: survey feet
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Clarke 1866
Semi-major_Axis: 6378206.400000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 294.978698
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929
Altitude_Distance_Units: feet
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Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: County of Berks - Parcels
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation:
ask ESRI
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:
Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation:
ask ESRI
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:
Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AREA
Attribute_Definition:
Polygon area in square feet
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation:
calculated by software based upon the shape of the polygon
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:
As needed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PERIMETER
Attribute_Definition:
polygon perimiter in linear feet
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Information:
Attribute_Value_Accuracy_Explanation:
calculated by software based upon the shape of the polygon
Attribute_Measurement_Frequency:
As needed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BERKSCO_
Attribute_Definition:
Internal record number 'coveragename'# from the predistribution working coverage
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: BERKSCO_ID
Attribute_Definition:
Internal polygon user id number from predistribution working coverage
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PIN
Attribute_Definition:
Acronym for PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER.  Calculated by software from digits within the x and y (east and north) coordinates of the label point at the centroid of the parent polygon of the parcel.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LABELPT
Attribute_Definition:
Label point assigned to each parcel
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACREAGE
Attribute_Definition:
Acreage of the parcel, calculated from the sum of the area of all of the polygons included in the parcel.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PROPID
Attribute_Definition:
Property ID.  Unique, key field for each record in the assessment administration data file.  Made from a prefix representing the assessment district, the PIN at the time of creation, and sometimes a suffix.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AALTC
Attribute_Definition:
Internal number to the assessment process.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SCHOOL
Attribute_Definition:
Number representing the school district
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: ACCOUNT
Attribute_Definition:
Assessment account number, often identical to the label point.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME1
Attribute_Definition:
First ownership name field.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME2
Attribute_Definition:
Second ownership name field.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAILING
Attribute_Definition:
Street number and name of the Mailing address
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAILING2
Attribute_Definition:
Town or City of the mailing address
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAILING3
Attribute_Definition:
State of the Mailing Address
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAILING4
Attribute_Definition:
Five digit ZIP code of mailing address
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MAILING5
Attribute_Definition:
ZIP +4 of mailing address
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME3
Attribute_Definition:
Third property ownership field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUB3
Attribute_Definition:
Subdivision Plan lot number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUB4
Attribute_Definition:
Subdivision plan second lot number in range
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUB1
Attribute_Definition:
Subdivision plan book number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SUB2
Attribute_Definition:
Subdivision plan page number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCR1
Attribute_Definition:
First lot description field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCR2
Attribute_Definition:
Second lot description field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCR3
Attribute_Definition:
Third lot description field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCR4
Attribute_Definition:
Fourth lot description field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLNGREEN
Attribute_Definition:
Year that the lot was entered into PA Act 319, "Clean & Green" program for preferential tax assessment.  Properties not in the program have a blank field
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEEDBOOK
Attribute_Definition:
Deed Book Number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEEDPAGE
Attribute_Definition:
Deed page number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEED_DATE
Attribute_Definition:
Recording date of the deed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEEDAMOUNT
Attribute_Definition:
Actual consideration paid for arm's length conveyances
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION1
Attribute_Definition:
Situs address house number
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION2
Attribute_Definition:
Situs address house number suffix
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION3
Attribute_Definition:
Situs address street direction (N, S, E, W)
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LOCATION4
Attribute_Definition:
Situs address street name
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MUNI
Attribute_Definition:
Assessment District
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASS
Attribute_Definition:
Assessed Classification category
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEEDSX1
Attribute_Definition:
Additional deed book and page reference
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DEEDSX2
Attribute_Definition:
Additional deed book and page reference
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALULNDMKT
Attribute_Definition:
Market Value of Land
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALULAND
Attribute_Definition:
Assessed value of land
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUBLDG
Attribute_Definition:
Assessed value of buildings
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VALUTOTAL
Attribute_Definition:
Total assessed valuation of the property
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LANDUSE
Attribute_Definition:
Alpha use code used by the assessors
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Berks County Property Assessment Office
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: HOMESTEAD
Attribute_Definition:
Homestead Status
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DATADATE
Attribute_Definition:
The date that the distribution shape file was created by software program from the pre-distribution ArcInfo coverages.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Berks County Map Office
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The attributes PIN, LABELPT, and ACREAGE are created and maintained in the GIS.  All other attributes (except those created automatically by ESRI software) are created and maintained within, and extracted from the official Berks County Assessment Administration database.
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Berks County Map Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
633 Court Street
City: Reading
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 19601
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 610-478-3360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 610-478-6261
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mapping@countyofberks.com
Hours_of_Service: 8 am to 5 pm weekdays
Resource_Description: Berks County tax parcel GIS data files in zipped ESRI shape format
Distribution_Liability:
subject to the Berks County GIS Data General Agreement and Terms
 
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-DataTerms.pdf
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 166.487
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Fees: Subject to the Berks County GIS Data Fee Structure - $100.00 for a tax parcel data disk.
Ordering_Instructions:
subject to the terms of the Berks County Commissioners Resolution 17-10
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-CommissionersResolution.pdf
subject to the terms of the Berks County GIS Data General Agreement and terms
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-DataTerms.pdf
subject to the terms of the Berks County GIS Data Fee Structure
http://www.co.berks.pa.us/berks/lib/berks/departments/Mapping/GISPolicy/GIS-Fees.pdf
 
The license agreement must be agreed to, signed, and returned,  before the data is released.
Turnaround: ?
Custom_Order_Process:
Custom Orders not available.
Technical_Prerequisites:
The user must supply software capable of opening and using the ESRI shape format. The user must have the expertise to use said software.
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Time of Day: unknown
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100201
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Berks County, Pennsylvania, Tax Map Office
Contact_Person: REQUIRED: The person responsible for the metadata information.
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:
633 Court Street
City: Reading
State_or_Province: PA
Postal_Code: 19601
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 610-478-3360
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 610*478-6261
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mapping@countyofberks.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
none
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile
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