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salt storage

Metadata Updated: February 9, 2024

Mapping of deicing material storage facilities in the Lake Champlain Basin was conducted during the late fall and winter of 2022-23. 126 towns were initially selected for mapping (some divisions within the GIS towns data are unincorporated “gores”). Using the list of towns, town clerk contact information was obtained from the Vermont Secretary of State’s website, which maintains a database of contact information for each town.Each town was contacted to request information about their deicing material storage locations and methods. Email and telephone scripts were developed to briefly introduce the project and ask questions about the address of any deicing material storage locations in the town, type of materials stored at each site, duration of time each site has been used, whether materials on site are covered, and the type of surface the materials are stored on, if any. Data were entered into a geospatial database application (Fulcrum). Information was gathered there and exported as ArcGIS file geodatabases and Comma Separated Values (CSV) files for use in Microsoft Excel. Data were collected for 118 towns out of the original 126 on the list (92%). Forty-three (43) towns reported that they are storing multiple materials types at their facilities. Four (4) towns have multiple sites where they store material (Dorset, Pawlet, Morristown, and Castleton). Of these, three (3) store multiple materials at one or both of their sites (Pawlet, Morristown, and Castleton). Where towns have multiple materials or locations, the record information from the overall town identifier is linked to the material stored using a unique ‘one-to-many’ identifier. Locations of deicing material facilities, as shown in the database, were based on the addresses or location descriptions provided by town staff members and was verified only using the most recent aerial imagery (typically later than 2018 for all towns). Locations have not been field verified, nor have site conditions and infrastructure or other information provided by town staff.Dataset instructions:The dataset for Deicing Material Storage Facilities contains two layers – the ‘parent’ records titled ‘salt_storage’ and the ‘child’ records titled ‘salt_storage_record’ with attributes for each salt storage site. This represents a ‘one-to-many’ data structure. To see the attributes for each salt storage site, the user needs to Relate the data. The relationship can be accomplished in GIS software. The Relate needs to be built on the following fields:‘salt_storage’: ‘fulcrum_id’‘salt_storage_record: ‘fulcrum_parent_id’This will create a one-to-many relationship between the geographic locations and the attributes for each salt storage site.

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Metadata Created Date September 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024

Metadata Source

Harvested from Vermont Open Geodata Portal

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date September 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date February 9, 2024
Publisher Fluidstate Consulting
Data First Published 2023-08-29T14:45:09.000Z
Data Last Modified 2023-08-29T14:54:00.494Z
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
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Harvest Source Title Vermont Open Geodata Portal
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