Metadata: Rights-of-Way (Not Complete)

Rights-of-Way (Not Complete)

Category Taxlots
Feature Dataset Name Stand-Alone
Item Name rights_of_way_pdx
Database Type SDE
Originator City of Portland
Bureau Bureau of Technology Services - Corporate GIS
Publication Date 01/01/1990
Abstract Right-of-way outlines and tax account numbers as represented on county tax assessor hard copy maps. Selected items from each County Assessor's file are included in the attribute table for each taxlot. The tax lot spatial features inside the City of Portland are maintained by PDOT on contract from the City of Portland Corporate GIS. These taxlot parcels are updated on a weekly basis. Those taxlots outside of the City are delivered by Metro on a quarterly basis. This data is used to produce the Rights-of-Way dataset by pulling the subset of Right-of-Way lines from the Taxlot dataset. The Multnomah County assessor data is updated on a weekly basis and the data for the surrounding couties is updated when the Metro update is received.
Purpose All data associated with the taxlot shape files are compiled by the City of Protland from existing records created and maintained by the Multnomah County Assessment and Taxation offices. Information outside of the City of Portland is compiled and delivered quarterly by Metro. Care should be taken in the use and interpretation of these data. Not all columns are fully populated by the assessor. For example, the landuse and prop_code columns are useful for producing generalized land-use maps, but are not considered reliable for parcel specific applications. Furthermore, the values represented in this dataset represent the value for a particular parcel in the block that is being queried and is not a necessarily a value for the whole block. Field verification has not been done.
Supplemental Information
Last Dataset Update 02/21/2003 14:32
Last Source Update 02/21/2003 14:32
Maintenance/Update Frequency Irregular
Extent Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County, Oregon
Data Type Vector
Shape Type Polygon
Feature Count 13241
Horizontal Position Accuracy Varies depending on location. When the taxlot layer was started in 1988, the standard was +/- 10 feet in urban areas, except Beaverton and Tigard's planning areas which were +/- 5 feet accuracy. In 2003, Oregon Department of Revenue prepared the Cadastral Data Content Standard that specifies horizontal accuracy. The standard specifies the majority of taxlot lines in areas of urban density to be within 2 feet accuracy. In the remaining urban growth boundary, taxlot line work is to be within 5 feet. Taxlots on farmland are to be +/- 10 feet accuracy, and on resource land, +/- 40 feet accuracy. The City of Portland and three counties have brought much of this layer into compliance with the ODOR standard. As of June 30, 2003, the following locations meet the standard: Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Molalla, all of Multnomah County, Oregon City, east Sherwood, southeast Tualatin, and West Linn.
Horizontal Position Accuracy Link Taxlots
Progress Complete
North Bounding Coordinate 729009.080763564
South Bounding Coordinate 651204.325105891
East Bounding Coordinate 7701106.89200002
West Bounding Coordinate 7605037.536
Theme Keyword(s) Right-of-way, Blocks
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Place Keyword(s) Portland, Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, Oregon
Place Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints Available for Public Use
Use Constraints These data are distributed under the terms of the City of Portland Data Distribution Policy. Care was taken in the creation of this data but it is provided "as is".

The City of Portland cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy.
Source Dataset Type Shapefile
Output Geodatabase EGH_Public
Distribution Grid: State plane coordinate system 1983(91).
Units: International feet
Datum: North American Datum of 1983/1991 (HPGN)
Liability: The information in this file was derived from digital databases on the City of Portland GIS. Care was taken in the creation of this file. The City cannot accept any responsibility for errors, omissions, or positional accuracy. There are no warranties, expressed or implied.
Format: Shapefile or File Geodatabase Feature Class - Data will be provided via City of Portland FTP Site.
Online Resource:
Online Instructions: City of Portland Public/Open Data is distributed via the PortlandMaps Open Data Site - Data not available on the PortlandMaps Open Data site can be requested by contacting the City of Portland CGIS Group -
Transfer Size: varies
SPCS Zone Identifier: 5076
Bureau of Technology Services - Corporate GIS
503 823-5632
503 823-5194
1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 450
Portland, OR 97204

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01/01/1980 Portland General Electric (PGE) purchased aerial orthophotography with 10 foot horizontal control and digitized street center lines, tax lots and street names. This layer was produced on a CAD system as a visual background to their electrical system.
01/01/1989 Metro converted the PGE line work to polygons and added tax account numbers. David Evans and Associates was contractor. Beaverton, Oregon City and Tigard planning areas were improved to +/- 5 feet accuracy. Oregon Dept. of Revenue and Multnomah County Assessor provided CAD drawings of the area east of 42nd Ave. which had been entered using coordinate geometry and existing control from the cities and county. This original RLIS dataset contained 553 sections.
01/01/1991 Metro converted 436 rural sections to polygon coverages and added tax account numbers. David Evans and Associates was contractor. Tax assessor hard copy maps were scanned and registered to PGE base maps.
01/01/1993 Washington Co. rural taxlot linework created by Washington Co. using assessor maps.
01/01/1993 Washington County began maintaining this layer within their boundaries.
01/01/1994 Metro converted the coverage from NAD27 to NAD83 and from single to double precision.
01/01/1995 Clackamas County began maintaining this layer within their boundaries.
07/01/1995 Multnomah Co. rural taxlot linework created by Metro using 1:24000 USGS quad for control.
06/01/1997 Oregon Dept. of Revenue and Multnomah County Assessor provided tax lot CAD drawings of the remaining areas of the city of Portland. This data was entered using coordinate geometry and existing control. The city of Portland converted the CAD drawings to ARC/INFO format and furnished the information to Metro.
10/01/1997 A major upgrade was completed in Multnomah County. The taxlots for Portland were re-mapped and updated. The horizontal positional accuracy was spatially corrected.
Columns storing X and Y coordinates of each taxlot were added, mainly for use by programmers.
01/01/1998 In Multnomah County, the "TLID" field was changed to be the "state ID number" instead of the account number (R number). This made Multnomah County consistent with the other two counties. In cases where the state ID number was not available, the R number was supplied. Since the state ID number is wider in Multnomah County, the TLID field was changed to 15 characters wide instead of 12.
The Multnomah County portion was projected to NAD83/91 projection (also known as HPGN).
01/01/1998 Clackamas County is gradually improving the horizontal ground control of the map by registering the map to the 1996 Spencer B. Gross digital orthophotography. The photography has ground control of +/- 5 feet.
04/01/1998 A field called "Rno" was added to the taxlots shapefile. Earlier the Multnomah County "R number" was used in the "Tlid" field. The "R number" is now in its own field for those users who still need it.
07/01/1998 In Washington County, the technique used to populate OWNER2, OWNER3 and OWNERADDR was improved. Previously the address could appear in OWNER2, OWNER3 or OWNERADDR (depending on the first available field). Now all the address information is in OWNERADDR.
07/01/1998 This layer was reprojected to the NAD83/91 projection (also known as HPGN) as part of a conversion of all RLIS map layers.
01/01/2000 Multnomah County Assessment and Taxation updated their computer system and are now using a new format for the tax lot identifier (TLID). Since the beginning of RLIS Lite, Metro has used the county's format for taxlot number, so we converted to the new 16-character number used by the county.
EXAMPLE: (^ represents a space). 1S2E06AB^^^00100. If the quarter section or quarter-quarter section letters are not used, a space is used as a place holder. There are three additional spaces following the quarter-quarter section letter. The 5-digit tax lot number uses leading zeros as place holders if the number is less than 10000.
Landuse data for Multnomah County was extracted from a new field, and may look slightly different than previous releases.
11/01/2000 The TLID format for Multnomah County was changed to be consistent with the format used by the Assessor. The 3 spaces between township, range, section and the taxlot id number was changed to 2 spaces and a hyphen.
Y2K issues required that the SALEDATE field be changed from a numeric field formatted YYMM to a character field formatted YYYYMM.
07/15/2001 Projection information (.prj file), compatible with ArcGIS 8.1, was added to the layer.
10/31/2001 Incorporated Clackamas County COGO-ed taxlot data for Lake Oswego and West Linn.
10/31/2001 Add XML metadata compatible with ArcCatalog 8.1
01/01/2002 Positional adjusts to taxlots per COGO data by County Surveyor in portions of Urban Washington County - (primarily Northern Hillsboro/Beaverton, SW Tigard and Sherwood).
01/01/2002 Clackamas County replaced data with COGO'ed areas in Lake Oswego and West Linn to Willamette River.
11/01/2002 Clackamas County replaced data in Oregon City with COGO'ed sections.
03/02/2020 Multnomah County began maintaining taxlots within their boundaries. In the past, Multnomah County's taxlots were maintained by the city of Portland and Metro (Metro maintained land outside the city). The taxlots will be more accurate since this layer will be maintained by the cartographers in the Assessment & Taxation office. This quarter, the county provided taxlots for the rural portion of the county.
03/04/2020 Tax Lots, multi-part features - The tax lot layer now supports multi-part features, a feature that is composed of more than one physical part but only references one set of attributes in the database. Previously two or more polygons could represent one tax lot, e.g. tax lots that cross roads. When you select a multi-part tax lot, both parts of the tax lot will be selected, but only one row in the attribute table.
Tax Lots, multiple database records - Multiple county assessor database records for a single tax lot are now included as a separate point data layer. These records previously were not included in RLIS Lite. The primary record is included as a row in the taxlot database and all the records are included in a new point data layer called TL_MANY. TL_MANY includes all attributes that are on the taxlot data layer and an additional attribute called TLID_LONG. TLID_LONG, also known as the state_id or map tax lot number, uniquely identifies each multiple record.
04/07/2020 Over the past eighteen months, Multnomah County gradually took over maintenance of taxlots. Metro now receives all taxlot shapes and A&T data directly from the county.

Attribute Tables & Domains

Table Description
Table Jurisdiction
Column Sort Column Name Column Alias Column Type Column Size Domain Value(s) Column Description
1 OBJECTID Numeric 8
The jurisdiction responsible for maintaining and updating the information for the tax parcel.
1 BLOCK_ BLOCK_ Numeric 8
1 BLOCK BLOCK String 20
1 TOWN TOWN Integer 2
1 RANGE RANGE Integer 2
1 AREA AREA Numeric 8