Washington State Parks Shapefiles

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Clifford Snow

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Apr 30, 2014, 8:01:21 PM4/30/14
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Has anyone run across WA state park shapefiles with names and boundaries? I can't find anything from any state portal. I know some of the counties provide State Parks in their data, but most do not. 

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Jennifer Strahan

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Apr 30, 2014, 8:06:57 PM4/30/14
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Try the Protected Areas Database-US. I'm pretty sure it includes all
state and federal parks as well as some regional parks:

http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/

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Allison Bailey

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Apr 30, 2014, 8:46:27 PM4/30/14
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Did you check any of the state GiS websites, like DNR, Ecology, DOT etc.?  I know its in one of those.  They may be in a data set that is labelled as public lands.  Sorry I can't be more specific, but I'm not at a computer to look it up.

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Emilio Mayorga

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May 1, 2014, 1:10:33 AM5/1/14
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My understanding is that it wasn't intended to be highly accurate. I may be wrong.

I found this "Park Boundaries" metadata record on the WA State Geospatial Clearinghouse:
http://wa-node.gis.washington.edu/geoportal/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid={308B2FF7-9727-4CB0-B1E1-337BF383C22F}

But there's no link to a web site where the GIS dataset can be downloaded. There's contact information that you can follow up on. But note that it seems to include also boundaries for properties owned by the WA State Parks and Recreation Commission that may not be parks proper.

Cheers,
-Emilio

Clifford Snow

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May 1, 2014, 1:13:18 AM5/1/14
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On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 10:10 PM, Emilio Mayorga <emilio...@gmail.com> wrote:
I found this "Park Boundaries" metadata record on the WA State Geospatial Clearinghouse:
http://wa-node.gis.washington.edu/geoportal/catalog/search/resource/details.page?uuid={308B2FF7-9727-4CB0-B1E1-337BF383C22F}

I'll contact the owner of the data set, kathry...@parks.wa.gov. Hopefully she can provide me with the file.

Thanks to everyone,

Amanda Taub

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May 1, 2014, 10:41:41 AM5/1/14
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Cliff,

Douglas County has our GIS data on an FTP site and we do recreation layers. The rec layers can be found here: ftp://ftp.douglascountywa.net/Downloads/GIS_Base/Recreation/

I know this does not help you with a state layer, but it get part of the puzzle.

Cheers,
Amanda
 
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Darren

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May 3, 2014, 10:27:14 PM5/3/14
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As has been already suggested, a good starting point is the Major Public Lands (non-DNR) layer from DNR. You can filter for state parks via the NAME field. I got a unique list of 178 parks (including typos) when I applied the filter "NAME" Like '%State Park%'. Caveats are in the metadata.

Darren


On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 5:01:21 PM UTC-7, Clifford wrote:
Has anyone run across WA state park shapefiles with names and boundaries? I can't find anything from any state portal. I know some of the counties provide State Parks in the ir data, but most do not. 

Clifford Snow

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May 6, 2014, 12:48:11 PM5/6/14
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On Sat, May 3, 2014 at 7:27 PM, Darren <d_kav...@hotmail.com> wrote:
As has been already suggested, a good starting point is the Major Public Lands (non-DNR) layer from DNR. You can filter for state parks via the NAME field. I got a unique list of 178 parks (including typos) when I applied the filter "NAME" Like '%State Park%'. Caveats are in the metadata.

(It took me a while to get back to this project.) I think the Major Public Lands will work. It has better boundaries than a federal government database I found. 

Thanks,

Clifford Snow

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May 13, 2014, 4:39:19 PM5/13/14
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Thanks to everyone for their help. Kathryn Scott, WA Parks Dept, came through with the parks shapefile. I put a copy on Dropbox if anyone else is interested. It is in WGS84 projection. You can grab you copy at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8a3zl13ujtrmmy2/AADVtxbcO5p-Ku4mLgO54Neza.


Thanks,

Michael McInnis

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May 13, 2014, 6:40:22 PM5/13/14
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It's actually not WGS84 though:

PROJCS["Lambert_Conformal_Conic",GEOGCS["GCS_GRS 1980(IUGG, 1980)",DATUM["D_unknown",SPHEROID["GRS80",6378137,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0],UNIT["Degree",0.017453292519943295]],PROJECTION["Lambert_Conformal_Conic"],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_1",45.83333333333334],PARAMETER["standard_parallel_2",47.33333333333334],PARAMETER["latitude_of_origin",45.33333333333334],PARAMETER["central_meridian",-120.5],PARAMETER["false_easting",1640416.666666667],PARAMETER["false_northing",0],UNIT["Foot_US",0.30480060960121924]]

Michael McInnis 6033 44th Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA 98115 206 517-4701


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Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 13:39:19 -0700
Subject: Re: [CUGOS] Re: Washington State Parks Shapefiles
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Clifford Snow

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May 13, 2014, 8:56:41 PM5/13/14
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I'll need to look at what QGIS did. I'm a newbie to GIS, but it seemed straight forward to convert from Wash State Plane to wgs84.

Clifford Snow

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May 15, 2014, 11:46:25 AM5/15/14
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On Tue, May 13, 2014 at 5:56 PM, Clifford Snow <clif...@snowandsnow.us> wrote:

I'll need to look at what QGIS did. I'm a newbie to GIS, but it seemed straight forward to convert from Wash State Plane to wgs84.


I've redid the WA State Parks Shapefile and added them to my Dropbox folder for anyone wanting a copy. Hopefully I didn't screw up the projection this time! 

Roger André

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May 15, 2014, 1:19:32 PM5/15/14
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They look good Cliff, thanks!

Roger


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