Authoritative data sources are identified through open source research. That data is then acquired and transformed into a usable data format. The properly formatted data then goes through preprocessing steps that includes a geocoding operation to give spatial context to the data. The data goes through further refinement using remote sensing techniques. After preprocessing, every record goes through a review process and each point is moved to a facility based on-entity location based on interpretation of the best available imagery and open source information. The VAL_DATE field indicates the date in which the review step took place.
The entity and attribute information provided here describes the tabular data associated with the data set. Please review the detailed descriptions that are provided (the individual attribute descriptions) for information on the values that appear as fields/table entries of the data set. Please see the “Processing Steps” section for further methodology. Some features within this dataset were collected using image processing. NOT AVAILABLE values (for string and date data types) and -999 values (for numeric data types) denote missing data that was not present in the source data. However, the missing data may be present in other sources not yet discovered and used in the creation and/or maintenance of this dataset. These records may be populated with valid information in future update cycles.