NH GRANIT Basic Data Standards
The following contains information regarding required data standards for data distributed by NH GRANIT.
All GRANIT data are referenced to
New Hampshire State Plane Feet, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). The
specification for the ESRI projection (.prj) file includes:
Zone: 4676 (This is the USGS zone. The FIPSZONE is 2800.)
Units: Survey Feet
The NAD83 New Hampshire State Plane Coordinate System is defined as follows:
Projection: Transverse MercatorDownload a sample projection file: coverage.prj or shapefile.prj
Scale Factor: .9999666667
Central Meridian: -71 40 00
Origin: 42 30 00
False Easting: 300000 m (984,250 ft)
False Northing 0
Metadata, or "data about data", helps to ensure the long-term utility of a data set by capturing the basic characteristics of a data or information resource. A metadata record includes a general description, what time period the data represents, sources used to develop the data, and an overview of the data capture/automation procedures. As an official GIS Clearinghouse Node, NH GRANIT is required to provide FGDC-compliant metadata for all layers distributed through the online metadata database. For more information about GRANIT metadata standards, please click here.