New Jersey public, private and charter school point locations (2017), NJ State Plane NAD83  
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  Theme:   high school, elementary school, public education, non-public education, charter school, private school, middle school, special needs, special services, pre-school, day care, nursery, adult education, vocational school, technical school, society 
  Place:   New Jersey, NJ, USA 
  Abstract:  This feature class (shapefile) consists of point locations of public, private, and charter schools including pre-schools, day care facilities, adult and vocational schools in New Jersey, with minimal attributes. Most of the public schools were initially located in 2003 by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, and were checked in 2007-2017 by the NJ Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS), other organizations and volunteers. Charter schools were located in 2011 and checked through 2017 by OGIS against the 2017 NJ Department of Education table of public schools that also lists charter schools.Private schools were located initially in 2010, and updated later in 2014 only for Somerset County using the spatial data provided by Somerset County GIS team. The present data set is the result of checking and updating the previous locations by processing the tabular data that were acquired from NJDOE in August, 2017.
  Purpose:  This data set was created for general cartographic use. This data set has NOT been ground checked thoroughly. It should not be relied upon exclusively for emergency routing.
  Supplemental Information:  In 2017 public, charter and private schools were checked and records were updated state-wide by address-matching the tables published by the New Jersey Department of Education. New school records were address-matched, located and checked against the 2012-2015 orthophotography, by driving directions, web-site photos, or site visits. Closed (or removed from the NJDOE list) schools are excluded from the data set. The process of locating and checking ended November 2016. Documentation for attributes is in two additional tables: Schools_data_dictionary, and Schools_lineage _LU. Most of the records in this feature class can be joined to NJDOE tabular data in a 1 to 1 relationship, based on the PREF_ID_NUM attribute which is a concatenation of District code, School code, and County code. The attribute LOC_QUAL (Location Quality) has estimated values of the location confidence - Low, Medium, or High - depending on the method of school location and checking. For explanation see Schools_data_dictionary. Users should note that previously-mapped locations have been re-used for any points with a good PREF_ID_NUM match to a current NJDOE record. In a few cases, the school may have moved without a change in PREF_ID_NUM. There currently is no easy method for OGIS to detect these erroneous locations.Users are encouraged to inform the data set contact of errors.
Publisher Information
  Publisher:   NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS) 
  Publication Place:   Trenton, NJ 
  Publication Date:   20180611 
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Spatial Domain:
  West Coordinate:   -75.554882 
  East Coordinate:   -73.924486 
  North Coordinate:   41.287877 
  South Coordinate:   38.935435 
  Coverage Area:   New Jersey 
Spatial Data Information:
  Data Type:   Vector 
  Data Format:   AVSHP 
  Data Projection:   NAD 1983 StatePlane New Jersey FIPS 2900 Feet 
Time period for which the data is relevant:
  Beginning Date:   20030901 
  Ending Date:   20170807 
Status of the Data:
  Progress:   Complete 
  Data Update Frequency:   Annually 
Data Storage and Access Information:
  Access Constraints:  None
  Use Constraints:  See Purpose and Data Quality sections for conditions that limit appropriate uses. Acknowledgement of the data set provider,Acknowledgement of the data set provider, NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS), would be appreciated for maps, data or other products derived from this data set. The State of New Jersey makes great effort to provide secure, accurate, and complete data and metadata. However, portions of the data and metadata may be incorrect or not current. Any errors or omissions should be reported for investigation. The State of New Jersey, its officers, employees or agents shall not be liable for damages or losses of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of data and metadata, including but not limited to, damages or losses caused by reliance upon the accuracy or timeliness of any such data and metadata, or damages incurred from the viewing, distributing, or copying of those materials. The data and metadata are provided "as is." No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the data and metadata, or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. The State disclaims any duty or obligation either to maintain availability of or to update the data and metadata.
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