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Title: Smart Location Database - Download
Abstract: The Smart Location Database (SLD) summarizes over 80 demographic, built environment, transit service, and destination accessibility attributes for every census block group in the United States. Future updates to the SLD will include additional attributes which summarize the relative location efficiency of a block group when compared to other block groups within the same metropolitan region. EPA also plans to periodically update attributes and add new attributes to reflect latest available data. A log of SLD updates is included in the SLD User Guide. See the user guide for a full description of data sources, data currency, and known limitations: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/OP/SLD/SLD_userguide.pdf
Purpose: The Smart Location Database (SLD) enables the consistent comparison of different locations across the U.S. in terms of their land use characteristics, infrastructure, and accessibility to nearby destinations. SLD attributes were selected for their utility in travel demand modeling studies. However they may also be relevant to land use scenario planning, community development, and public health studies – particularly when obtaining local data is not possible or practical. Planned updates to the SLD will summarize these environment and accessibility characteristics in the form of a Smart Location Index that represents a block group’s relative location efficiency when compared to other block groups within the same metropolitan region.
Open/Close section Distribution Information
Resource(Server) URL: http://geodata.epa.gov/ArcGIS/rest/services/OA/SmartLocationDatabase/MapServer
Download URL: https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/OP/SLD/SmartLocationDb.zip
Open/Close section Time Period of Content
Publication Date: 20130709
Progress: Completed
Frequency: irregular
Open/Close section Single Date
Date: 2010
Currentness: Ground condition
Open/Close section Spatial Domain
West Bounding Longitude: -138.21454852
East Bounding Longitude: -12.68151645
North Bounding Latitude: 61.7110157
South Bounding Latitude: 6.65223303
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License https://edg.epa.gov/EPA_Data_License.html
Access: None.
Use: None. Please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the most recent copy of both data and metadata. Acknowledgement of the EPA would be appreciated.
Open/Close section Theme Keywords
Theme Topics: Cultural, Society and Demography, Transportation Networks
Open/Close section Contact Information
Originator: US Environmental Protection Agency
Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Policy, Office of Sustainable Communities
Person: John V. Thomas
Email: thomas.john@epa.gov
Address Type: mailing address
City: Washington
State: DC
Postal Code: 20460
Telephone: 202-564-6677
Open/Close section Metadata Reference Information
File Identifier: {BCE98875-BED3-4911-8BEA-32220B3E15E7}
Metadata Date Stamp: 2017-04-20
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998