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Landbase

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Data Description

Landbase Data contains data that logically associates with, or is comprised of parcels. These include the tax parcels themselves, coded parcel lines, addresses and subdivision annotation. County parcels are also available as provided by Whatcom County. Other "Landbase" data mapped by the GIS department such as Easements, City Property and Right of Ways are also stored here. The data has been symbolized and color coded with mapping parameters conveniently pre-set.

Layer File Details*

Address Point  (metadata)
Description: The Address Point feature class is comprised of situs addresses within the City of Bellingham and vicinity. The situs address defines the location of structures and/or the parcel they are built on as assigned by addressing standards.
Symbology: Point symbol has been suppressed by selecting "no color" as the color choice.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the ADDR_NUM field, are dark red, and are set to "place on top of point" so it is best centered in parcel.
The "Label Features" option is selected so they will be turned on as soon as you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

City Property  (metadata)
Description: City Property polygons represent property owned by the City of Bellingham located throughout Whatcom County.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized as a "single symbol" with a grey and red hatched pattern that allows other layers to be visible under them.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the CITY CODE field, and are red in color with a white halo for better visibility.
The "Label Features" option is selected so they will be turned on as soon as you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Easements  (metadata)
Description: Easement polygons represent the geographical location of various legal documents regarding maintenance of utilities, property access rights, as well as determining ownership.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized based on a "Unique value" of the SUBTYPE field which tells what type of easement they are. The polygon colors are displayed at a 50% transparency so that other features are visible under them.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the AF_NUMBER (Auditor's File Number) field, and are black.
The "Label Features" option is NOT selected so they are not displayed when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Latecomers  (metadata)
Description: Latecomers are represented as polygon areas. Property owners who construct public improvements may be partially reimbursed by benefiting owners if a latecomers contract, facilitated by the City of Bellingham, with other property owners is implemented. Public improvements include streets, water mains, sanitary sewer mains, and storm water facilities.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized based on a "Unique value" of the SUBTYPE field which tells what type of latecomer they are. The polygon colors are displayed at a 50% transparency so that other features are visible under them.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the LATECOMER CODE field, and are black. The "Label Features" option is NOT selected so they are not displayed when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None

Parcel Lines  (metadata)
Description: Parcel lines are a line feature class that depict the boundary of parcels and are attributed with important information such as data source and accuracy.
Symbology: Lines are symbolized based on a "Unique value" of the LINE TYPE field which displays if they are right-of-way, property, lot lines etc. The color, line width and line symbol vary according to type.
Labels: None
Definition Query: None

Projects  (metadata)
Description: Projects polygons are drawn to represent the general location of projects that are completed, planned, or cancelled in and around the City of Bellingham.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized based on a "Unique value" of the TYPE field which depicts the type of project it is. The color varies according to type.
Labels: None
Definition Query: None

Right of Way  (metadata)
Description: Right of Way polygons represent the geographical location and widths of street and other right of ways in and around the City of Bellingham.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized based on a "Unique value" of the TYPE field which tells what type of Right of Way they are.
Labels: None
Definition Query: None

Right of Way Vacations  (metadata)
Description: Right of Ways Vacations polygons represent the geographical location of street vacations and are attributed with the Ordinance or Auditor's File number from which they originated.
Symbology: Polygons are symbolized based on a "Single Symbol" with vacations shown as a pale blue color. The polygon colors are displayed at a 50% transparency so that other features are visible under them.
Labels: None
Definition Query: "VACATION is not null"

Tax Parcels  (metadata)
Description: Tax Parcels are a polygon feature class that represent parcels owned and taxed by the Assessor, each with a unique Parcel Code as assigned by the County Assessor.
Symbology: Parcels are symbolized as a "single symbol", yellow.
Labels: Labels are displayed based on the PARCEL_CODE field, and are black. The "Label Features" option is NOT selected so they are not displayed when you bring them into your project.
Definition Query: None
Joins: The Tax Parcel features class has been joined to the Assessor database based on the field "PARCEL_CODE".  Several additional fields are in the attribute table including parcel address, owner, owner address, land values, etc...

*Layer files are only included with the GDB download.

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