SANDAG GIS

NAME: MAJATTRS

DESCRIPTION: Major Tourist Attractions and Large Hotels

FEATURE TYPE: Point

EXTENT: San Diego region

DATE OF DATA: 2005

NUMBER OF RECORDS: 91

MAPPING SOURCE: SANDAG, various tabular sources. See notes below.

Notes:

Major Attractors include Sea World, the Zoo, Seaport Village, Legoland, Lindbergh Field and major hotels. Major hotels contain at least 200 rooms and have 100 or more employees.

The Major Attractors layer is part of the Regional Activities Centers Inventory. Regional Activity Centers are locations in the San Diego region that attract large numbers of people on a regular basis. Other layers in the Activity Centers Inventory are Hospitals, Colleges, Schools, Government Centers and Major Employers.

SANDAG consolidated information into the first regional Activity Centers Inventory in 1988. Publications and computer data files from various agencies were used as initial sources for the verification and existence of sites. The San Diego Chamber of Commerce 'Business Referral Directory', and CALTRANS' Commuter Computer file provided information on major private employers and government centers. Other sources included the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Hospital Council of San Diego and Imperial Counties, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and the telephone book.

Once identified, telephone inquiries were used to collect data and field checks were done to confirm their accuracy. In addition to existing sites the database was expanded to include under construction and proposed sites. After assembling the information into a computer readable file the records were geocoded using the ArcInfo ADDRESSMATCH program. ADDRESSMATCH assigns X-Y coordinates to each record allowing the data to be mapped and used for other GIS applications. The file is updated bi-annually using many of the sources listed above and by monitoring newspaper and magazine articles.

Code Documentation:

NAME

Site Name

NAIC

North American Industry Classification

ESTAB

Year Site Opened

ADDR

Site Address

EMP

Site Employment Count

STATUS

Status (1 = Proposed, 2 = Under Construction, 3 = Existing)


This page last revised: September 2006