FM Transmission Towers


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Title: FM Transmission Towers
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Linkage: HIFLD Open Data (https://gii.dhs.gov/hifld/data/open)
Online Linkage: http://fcc.gov/api/content.json
Description:
Abstract: FM transmission tower locations as recorded by the Federal Communications Commission, extracted from the FCC Licensing Database.
Purpose: This dataset represents FM transmission tower locations as recorded by the Federal Communications Commission. Serve as base information for use in GIS systems for general planning, analytical, and research purposes. It is not intended for engineering work or to legally define FCC licensee data or FCC market boundaries. The material in these data and text files are provided as-is. The FCC disclaims all warranties with regard to the contents of these files, including their fitness. In no event shall the FCC be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages whatsoever resulting from loss or use, data or profits, whether in connection with the use or performance of the contents of these files, action of contract, negligence, or other action arising out of, or in connection with the use of the contents of these files. It is know that there are some errors in the licensing information - Latitude, Longitude and Ground Elevation data as well as frequency assignment data from which these files were generated.
Supplemental Information: Caution should be exercised by the user of this feature class. This feature class does not contain fields of attribution for MEDS attributes of ADDRESS, ZIP, ZIP+4, COUNTY, TELEPHONE (non-PII general switchboard phone number), and COUNTY FIPS, nor does it contain other attributes to indicate tower height, tower type, whether the tower is on a building, or the tower registration number. Examination of the data also reveals uncertainty about the locational information; does the value in the CITY field represent the city where the transmitter is located or the city where the licensee is located. This uncertainty produces out-of-area results, or mismatches between CITY and the geographic coordinates of the actual point of the feature. If you are using this dataset as a shapefile, please be aware that it was converted from a Geodatabase. As a result, this shapefile may have attribution and metadata errors resulting from the conversion process. The following are known issues: null values may have been changed to 0s (zeros) or to blank values, numbers (including latitude and longitude) may have been rounded up or down, there may be issues with Unicode character strings, and time cannot be stored in a date field. Field names may have been truncated to no longer than 10 characters or completely changed, lengthy string attributes may have been truncated to 254 characters, and attribute columns may have been deleted. Shapefiles do not support coded domains and subtypes therefore the original file geodatabase attribution and metadata information for coded domains and subtypes could be incorrect or missing in the shapefile version. Please visit the following ESRI website for more information: caution-http://pro.arcgis.com/en/pro-app/tool-reference/appendices/geoprocessing-considerations-for-Shapefile-output.htm
Time Period of Content:
Time Period Information:
Single Date/Time:
Calendar Date: 20120614
Currentness Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Daily
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -170.76886
East Bounding Coordinate: 145.7417
North Bounding Coordinate: 71.291089
South Bounding Coordinate: -14.3494
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: towers
Theme Keyword: FCC
Theme Keyword: FM
Theme Keyword: transmission
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: Northern Marianas
Place Keyword: United States
Place Keyword: American Samoa
Place Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place Keyword: CONUS
Place Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands
Place Keyword: Hawaii
Place Keyword: Alaska
Place Keyword: Guam
Access Constraints: Access Constraint: None (Public Domain Information)
Use Constraints: Use Constraint: None (Public Use)
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Contact Position: Senior Engineer
Data Quality Information:
Lineage:
Process Step:
Process Description:
Changed the LATDD/LONGDD for all entries by adding the appropriate negative (-) sign to those in the western and southern hemispheres, and positive to those in the eastern and northern hemispheres -- these points were then moved to the correctly attributed coordinates. Removed "etc" and secondary cities if the entry listed two from the CITY attribute column. Standardized abbreviations and spelling in the LICENSEE field. Updated the blank value in the STATE field to the actual value of 'MN'. Populated '-' entries with NA within the CLASS attribute column. Added 'NA' enumerated domain value to the CLASS attribute metadata.
Process Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: HIFLD Support Team
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
Point and Vector Object Count: 19212
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: FM_TransTowers
Entity Type Definition Source: FCC
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CITY
Attribute Definition: City
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: STATUS
Attribute Definition: STATUS
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LAT
Attribute Definition: Latitude
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LICENSEE
Attribute Definition: Licensee
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LATDD
Attribute Definition: Latitude (Decimal Degrees)
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: -14.3494
Range Domain Maximum: 71.2914
Attribute Units of Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FILENUM
Attribute Definition: File Number
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LONDD
Attribute Definition: Longitude (Decimal Degrees)
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: -170.7674
Range Domain Maximum: 145.7417
Attribute Units of Measure: Decimal Degrees
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FACID
Attribute Definition: Facility ID
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 1
Range Domain Maximum: 190350
Attribute:
Attribute Label: COUNTRY
Attribute Definition: Country
Attribute Definition Source: National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Standards Registry (https://nsgreg.nga.mil/genc/discovery)
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Geopolitical Entities, Names, and Codes (GENC) Standard
Codeset Source: National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) Standards Registry (https://nsgreg.nga.mil/genc/discovery)
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CLASS
Attribute Definition: Class Station Code
Attribute Definition Source: FCC. Definition for “NA” added by HIFLD Support Team
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: C0
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: CC
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: L1
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: NA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition: Denotes 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.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source: HIFLD Support Team
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: A
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: B
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: B1
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: C2
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: C
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: C1
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: C3
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: D
Attribute:
Attribute Label: Shape
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: STATE
Attribute Definition: State
Attribute Definition Source: United States Postal Service (https://www.usps.com)
Attribute Domain Values:
Codeset Domain:
Codeset Name: Two–Letter State and Possession Abbreviations
Codeset Source: United States Postal Service (https://www.usps.com)
Attribute:
Attribute Label: LON
Attribute Definition: Longitude
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CALLSIGN
Attribute Definition: Callsign
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: This field contains text values that are unrepresentable as other domain types.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SERVICE
Attribute Definition: Service Code
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FM
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FL
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FS
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FX
Enumerated Domain:
Enumerated Domain Value: FB
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FREQUENCY
Attribute Definition: Frequency
Attribute Definition Source: FCC
Attribute Domain Values:
Range Domain:
Range Domain Minimum: 87.9
Range Domain Maximum: 107.9
Attribute Units of Measure: MHz
Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Distribution Liability: Distributor assumes no liability for misuse of data.
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: Vector Digital Data Set (Point)
Fees: None. No fees are applicable for obtaining the data set.
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Contact Position: Senior Engineer
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time