User:DCLemur/DRAFT**SER WIKI Primary City Name**DRAFT

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Follow the checklist below step-by-step to determine whether the "Primary City" field for a segment should contain a name or be marked "None".



Is the "proposal" on the list of legally incorporated municipalities?

Click the appropriate state link below.

YES: Continue

NO: GO TO CDP section

Is the segment located within that municipality's boundaries?

YES: Continue

NO: GO TO CDP section

Since segment is confirmed to be within the incorporated municipality's city limits, put the proposed name in the city field. City Name Here.png


Press to Check Another Proposed City Name


In SER, only CDPs (from the 2010 census) with populations greater than 10,000 people are valid for use. CDPs are established by the Census Bureau for each decennial census (the census held every 10 years). Population statistics and boundaries are located on the ( Census Bureau Website.)

Is the name listed as a CDP?

YES: Step 2a

NO: Step 3

Is the CDP population greater than 10,000?

Is the segment within the CDP's geographic boundaries?

Step 2a: Determine Geographic Boundaries

The only approved source for CDP boundaries are those provided by the US census government website. The geographic boundaries of CDP's area available in,

PDF form. Go to the US Census Bureau 2010 Census Tracts(Places) page. Select the State, Select the county on the page that pops up. Or,

Shapefiles. Create an overlay of the boundaries for use in WME. (One method for creating this overlay is explained in this presentation, Overlay CDP's on WME, by t0cableguy.)

US Census Bureau Reference Maps

US Census Bureau 2010 Census Tracts(Places)

Is the segment within the Census Designated Place selected in Step 2, according to the files listed in Step 2a?


NO: Step 3

Segment is within a Census Designated Place (CDP). Use this CDP name in the Primary City Field. CDP Name Here.png

County Property Appraiser

If you look up a parcel for the segment using the appropriate Property Appraiser's website does it list the target name as a valid address?

YES: Step 3a

NO: Step 4

Step 3a: Determine boundaries of target name Try to determine the boundaries for use of that target name by checking subsequent parcels in the area or checking county GIS sites for your state provided below.

Is the Target Name listed in one of these resources for the parcels surrounding the segment?

YES: Target Name

NO: Step 4

Indian Reservations / Military Installations

Is the segment / place located on an Indian Reservation or Government Installation?

YES: Consult

NO: Step 5

Other Place of Significance

There are many other Census Designated Places and points of interest throughout the Southeast Regsion, but many are small. Does your target location have a major cultural significance (e.g. tourist attraction, county seat, travel milestone (e.g. Yeehaw Junction))?

YES: Consult

NO: No City


The following flow-chart outlines the discussion from above:

Southeast City Field Flow Chart.png

Options for City Name Field

Use Target Name in City Field

Segment is listed in appraisers maps as the city name for multiple parcels. Please Use this target name in the city field. Target Name Here.png

NOTE: If this name is an incorporated municipality and the segment is outside its legal limits do not use it as the city name.
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Consult Regional Managment
Listing the name of the reservation or installation in the City field may be appropriate. If you believe it may be beneficial to map, consult a State Manager or Regional Coordinator for more guidance.

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No City

Segment is not within any of the possible city name options. Please check None for the city field. Please use the USPS city name as the city in an alt name.
USPS ALT Name.png

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The following flow-chart outlines the discussion from above:

Southeast City Field Flow Chart.png