• Day Care Centers (2010)

    Day Care Centers
    Publication Date: 2010-12-17

    This database contains locations of day care centers for 39 states which include the states of AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, DE, FL, GA ,IA, IN, KY, LA, MA ,ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND ,NM, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV ,WY, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. This is a work in progress and data for remaining states will be added as they become available. The dataset only includes center based day care locations (including schools and religious institutes) and does not include home and family based day cares. All the data was acquired from respective states departments or their open source websites and then geocoded and converted into a spatial database, data for Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Delaware and Louisiana was obtained in a GIS format. Information on the source of data for each state is available in the database itself. After geocoding the exact spatial location of each point is being verified using high resolution imagery and ancillary dataset and points are being moved to rooftops wherever possible, this is an ongoing work and points which have been physically verified have been labeled "Geocode", "Imagery", "Imagery with other" and "Unverified" depending on the methodology used to move the points. "Unverified" data points have still not being physically examined even though each of the points has been street geocoded as mentioned above. "Unverified" points for Puerto Rico, Washington DC and the states of Louisiana and Delaware may have better positional accuracy as data for these was obtained in GIS format. The "TYPE" attribute has not been populated yet, this will be populated once a common classification of day care for all states has been decided. The "O_TYPE" attribute contains the classification provided by individual states.

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    Author Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Geographic Information Sciences and Technology Group
    Maintainer J. Albert Bowden II