Antenna Structure Registrations, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Minnesota, 2018

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1. Overview
2. Data Quality
3. Data Organization
4. Coordinate System
5. Attributes
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7. Metadata Reference

Section 1 Overview
Originator Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Media Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau
Title Antenna Structure Registrations, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Minnesota, 2018
Abstract This data set contains all ASRs (Antenna Structure Registrations) filed with the FCC. An antenna structure must be registered if the antenna structure is taller than 200 feet above ground level or may interfere with the flight path of a nearby airport. As a pilot project, MnGeo created this dataset in order to provide the data in a GIS-ready format, and to demonstrate the steps required to convert data on the FCC download site.
Purpose With these datasets, users are able to determine the locations and limited technical details of existing towers the FCC licenses (i.e. Cellular, Paging, Microwave, AM, FM, etc.). This information can be extremely helpful in conducting analysis such as: current service deployment, need/feasibility determinations of new services, co-location of antenna structures, inventorying of structures, network planning, etc.
Time Period of Content Date 07/13/2018
Currentness Reference Date that MnGeo downloaded the data from the FCC website.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Unknown
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.23
-89.53
49.37
43.5
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords utilitiesCommunication, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Transmission, Towers, Licensing, Infrastructure, Utilities, Communication, AM Towers, AM Radio, Antennas, Antenna Structure Registration, ASR, BRS, Cellular, Cellular Service Area Boundaries, Cellular Towers, EBS, FM Towers, FM Radio, Land Mobile, Land Mobile Stations, Land Mobile Communications, Microwave, Microwave Towers, Pager, Paging, Pager Towers, TV Towers, TV Transmission, Television
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Data provided is to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for general planning, analytical, and research purposes. It is not intended for engineering work or to legally define reservation boundaries, FCC licensee data or FCC market boundaries.
Contact Person Information Melvin C. Del Rosario,
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC  20554
Phone: 202-418-0615
Email: mdelrosa@fcc.gov
Browse Graphic Click to view a data sample.
Antenna Structure Registration screenshot
Associated Data Sets FCC Universal Licensing System homepage:
https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/support/universal-licensing-system-uls-resources/new-users-guide-getting-started-universal

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Not available
Logical Consistency Not available
Completeness Not available
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Not available
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not available
Lineage Federal Communications Commission:
FCC staff extract these datasets periodically from their Licensing Database.

Processing Steps - Minnesota Geospatial Information Office:

The Antenna Structure Registration file for registrations within the state of Minnesota was acquired from the Federal Communications Commisson's Antenna Structure Registration Search and downloaded in .txt format. The ASR Search can be found here: http://wireless2.fcc.gov/UlsApp/AsrSearch/asrRegistrationSearch.jsp

In Microsoft Excel, this text file was opened and formatted. The "CO" (coordinate) table was extracted and converted to .csv format. The reference for the field names was acquired from the FCC's Database Field Definitions file: http://wireless.fcc.gov/uls/documentation/patower-2.xls

Using ArcMap, this file was then converted into a .dbf table. Two new fields (LatStr and LonStr) were created by aggregating the LatDeg, LatMin, LatSec, LatDir, LonDeg, LonMin, LonSec, and LonDir fields.

The Convert Coordinate Notation tool was then used to convert the Degree Minute Seconds coordinates into Decimal Degrees, project the data into UTM Zone 15 coordinates, and create a feature class of the data points.

The resulting feature class was joined with the "RA" table included in the original download file and any duplicate fields were removed. Fields were renamed as necessary after the feature class was created.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview
Detailed Citation
Table Detail:
antenna_structure_registration_mn (FCC)
Field NameValid ValuesDefinitionDefinition Source
OBJECTID
-
Internal feature numberESRI
Shape
-
Feature geometryESRI
RecTypeenumeratedRecord TypeFCC
COcoordinate
ContIndenumeratedContent IndicatorFCC
REGRegistration
FileNum
-
File Number. A unique 8-digit number (the letter 'A' followed by 7 numeric digits) assigned by the FCC to an application when it is received.FCC
RegNum
-
Registration Number. A unique 7-digit number issued by the FCC during the registration process that uniquely identifies an antenna structure.FCC
UnqSysId
-
Unique System IdentifierFCC
CoorTypeenumeratedCoordinate TypeFCC
TTower
AArray
LatDeg
-
Latitude DegreesFCC
LatMin
-
Latitude MinutesFCC
LatSec
-
Latitude SecondsFCC
LatDir
-
Latitude DirectionFCC
LatTot
-
Latitude Total SecondsFCC
LonDeg
-
Longitude DegreesFCC
LonMin
-
Longitude MinutesFCC
LonSec
-
Longitude SecondsFCC
LonDir
-
Longitude DirectionFCC
LonTot
-
Longitude Total SecondsFCC
LatStr
-
Latitude String (derived from LatDeg, LatMin, LatSec, and LatDir)
LonStr
-
Latitude String (derived from LonDeg, LonMin, LonSec, and LonDir)
DDLat
-
Latitude in Decimal Degrees
DDLon
-
Longitude in Decimal Degrees
OID_1
-
Object ID
RecType_1enumeratedUnknown.FCC
RAUnknown
AppPurpenumeratedApplication PurposeFCC
AMAmendment of a previously filed, currently pending application
AUAdministrative Update
CACancellation of a registered, unconstructed structure
DINotification of antenna structure dismantlement
DURequest a duplicate Registration document
MDModification of a registered antenna structure
NEApplication to register an antenna structure that has not been registered
NTNotification that an antenna structure has been constructed
OCOwnership change
RERegistration of a replacement antenna structure
WDWithdrawal of a pending application
PrePurp
-
Unknown. Similar domain to AppPurpFCC
InSrcCodeenumeratedInput Source CodeFCC
Ddiskette
Iinteractive
Mmanual
StatCodeenumeratedStatus CodeFCC
ACanceled
CConstructed
DDismissed
GGranted
IDismantled
NInactive
OOwner removed
PPending
RReturned
TTerminated
WWithdrawn
DateEnt
-
Date EnteredFCC
DateRec
-
Date ReceivedFCC
DateIss
-
Date IssuedFCC
DateCon
-
Date ConstructedFCC
DateDis
-
Date DismantledFCC
DateAct
-
Date ActionFCC
ArcFlagenumeratedArchive Flag CodeFCC
CCurrent Version
AArchive
Version
-
VersionFCC
SigFirst
-
Signature Name FirstFCC
SigMid
-
Signature Middle InitialFCC
SigLast
-
Signature Last NameFCC
SigSuff
-
Signature SuffixFCC
SigTitle
-
Signature TitleFCC
InvSigenumeratedInvalid Signature CodeFCC
NInvalid Signature
YValid Signature
Street
-
Structure Street AddressFCC
City
-
Structure CityFCC
State
-
Structure State CodeFCC
County
-
County NameFCC
Zip
-
ZIP CodeFCC
Height
-
Height of Structure, in metersFCC
GrndElv
-
Ground Elevation in metersFCC
AbvGrndHgh
-
Overall Height Above Ground (AGL), in meters, of the entire antenna structure to the highest point, including any appurtenances.FCC
HeightAMSL
-
Overall Structure Height above mean sea level (AMSL), in meters. It is the sum of the GrndElv and the AbvGrndHgh attributes.FCC
StructType
-
Structure TypeFCC
DateFAA
-
Date FAA Determination IssuedFCC
FAAStudNum
-
FAA Study NumberFCC
FAACircNum
-
FAA Circular NumberFCC
SpecOptenumeratedSpecification OptionFCC
1FAA Chapters
2FAA Chapters
3FAA Chapters
4FCC Paragraphs
PaintLight
-
Painting and Lighting. The painting and/or illumination of antenna towers that may otherwise constitute a menace to air navigation.FCC
PropMarkLi
-
Proposed Marking and LightingFCC
ArrTowPos
-
UnknownFCC
ArrTotTow
-
UnknownFCC


Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Publication Date 07/26/2018
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Specialist
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Email: gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier antenna_structure_registration_mn
Distribution Liability 1. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government or the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). No warranty expressed or implied is made by the FCC as to the accuracy of the data and related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the FCC in the use of this data, or related materials.

2. MnGeo's data disclaimer: http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/chouse/disclaimer.html
Ordering Instructions These datasets are distributed on the internet by clicking 'Online Linkage'.
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process, link to a service, or provide more instructions. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 08/03/2018
Contact Person Information Emily Ruetz, Student Worker
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone:
Email: gisinfo.mngeo@state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/mgmg/metadata.htm


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