Roads [District of Columbia--Washington] Full Details
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- Roads [District of Columbia--Washington]
- Road edges are defined as the edge of the improved surface including the improved shoulder but do not include the unimproved shoulder, only the travel part of the road. The road network is compiled to include all open intersections. Features do not overlap sidewalks, but have the sidewalk area cut out of the road polygons. Overlapping features are acceptable if one of the features is hidden.Road: A generally named thoroughfare, that is usually paved and can be public or private. Unimproved thoroughfares are excluded. Road polygons are formed by a combination of road edge, curb, sidewalk, street intersection closure line, and map sheet edge.Paved Median Island: Perimeter of non-traffic paved areas that separate traffic lanes in opposing directions. Unpaved Median Island: Perimeter of non-traffic grassy, unpaved areas that separate traffic lanes in opposing directions. Paved Traffic Island: Perimeter of non-traffic concrete areas in the middle of streets designed to segregate traffic flow. This does not include linear barriers, e.g., Jersey barriers, walls or guardrails, or point barriers, such as impact attenuators. Features do not overlap sidewalks.Unpaved Traffic Island: Perimeter of non-traffic unpaved, grassy areas in the middle of streets designed to segregate traffic flow. This does not include linear barriers, e.g., Jersey barriers, walls or guardrails, or point barriers, such as impact attenuators. Features do not overlap sidewalks.Alley: Perimeter of alleys first plotted photogrammetrically from other indicators such as building footprints, fence lines, curb lines, walls, paved or unpaved drives, and map sheet edge. Alley polygons are closed along the lines where they intersect with road polygons.Paved Drive: A paved driveway for a building or entranceway for a parking lot. Driveways are neither streets nor alleys, but provide access to public facilities, such as a drive to a monument, museum, hotel, large estate, sports field or golf course, grounds of the U.S. Capitol, etc. If a driveway is less than 200 feet and leads to a parking lot, the entire paved area is captured as Parking Lot. Driveways are photogrammetrically compiled as polygons and not compiled from individual vectors on different levels. Parking Lot: Generally paved surfaces used for cars to park on. Paved drives usually form entrances to these features, if the drive is more than 200 feet. If the driveway is less than 200 feet leading into the parking lot, the entire paved area is captured as Parking Lot. Parking lots sharing a common boundary with linear features must have the common segment captured once, but coded as both polygon and line. Small parking areas, where individuals park their cars in the middle of a block off a public alley, are not captured as parking lots. These are either public space (e.g., alleys) or private space where owners permit parking to occur.Intersection: A location where more than one road comes together. For standard cross streets, intersection polygons are bounded by curbs and four closure lines at street intersection crosswalks (outer line) or placed arbitrarily where crosswalks could logically be placed. For "T" intersections, the polygons are bounded by curbs and three such closure lines. Complex intersections can have more closure lines. Entire traffic circles are coded as intersections.Hidden Road: A section of a road that passes underneath a bridge or overpass and is not visible in an aerial photograph, but the location can be interpreted based on the road on either side of the bridge.Hidden Median: A road median that exists underneath a bridge or overpass and is not fully visible in an aerial photograph, but the location can be interpreted based on the information visible on either side of the bridge.
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