2002 Minnesota Congressional Districts

This page last updated: 04/09/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission GIS Office
Abstract This is a polygon data set for the 2002 Congressional Districts
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 2000
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2000 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization LCC-GIS Office
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet in two ways. Clicking the link under 'Online Linkage' allows you to preview the data and download part or all of the data set in shapefile format. Alternatively, you can download the entire dataset as a shapefile from the LGO FTP site.


Interactive map download:

When you access the interactive map download site from the 'Online Linkage', this data layer appears in the map box. The interactive map allows you to examine the linework of the data set and its attributes before you decide to download it. You can designate the area you wish to download by drawing a box on the screen with the 'zoom in' tool. Then use the 'download' tool to download the subset of the file to your own machine in ArcView shapefile format. The shapefile, associated data tables, metadata, and liability notice are all included in the download. Besides the data layer which you have selected, this map may contain related data sets as well as reference information such as counties and major highways. You may choose to examine and download any of the related data sets at the same time. See the help at the site for more detail.

Shapefile FTP download:

To download the entire file as a shapefile, point your browser to:

ftp://ftp.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/pub/gis/plans/congress/C2002/c2002-shp.zip

Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

1. The statewide file in shapefile format (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .sbx, .sbn).
2. Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
3. NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.

Full Metadata

2002 Minnesota Congressional Districts

Go to Section:
1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission GIS Office
Title 2002 Minnesota Congressional Districts
Abstract This is a polygon data set for the 2002 Congressional Districts
Purpose This database of Congressional District Boundaries was developed from U.S. Census Bureau 2000 TIGER/Line files as a result of the most recent redistricting effort. For more information on the redistricting process, see: http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/redis-list.html .
Time Period of Content Date 2000
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2000 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords boundaries, congressional districts, congress, districts, voting districts
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC-GIS Office
Room 85; State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Browse Graphic File Description Statewide map showing congressional boundaries (PDF format)
Associated Data Sets For district information and maps, see http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/cong02.html .

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy No further checks were done.
Logical Consistency
Completeness 2002 Congressional District boundaries are complete statewide
Horizontal Positional Accuracy The positional accuracy of this data set is no better than the original U.S. Census TIGER data:

'The positional accuracy varies with the source materials used, but generally the information is no better than the established national map Accuracy standards for 1:100,000-scale maps from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'

See the TIGER metadata for the full description: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tlmetadata/tl2kmeta.txt .
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage Source data are:
1. Census Bureau TIGER/Line Files, Version 2000
2. A block equivalency file for Congressional Districts provided by the Minnesota State Court Redistricting Panel. A block equivalency file is a dBase-formatted file listing each census block in Minnesota and the congressional district to which the block is assigned.

Using Maptitude Software, the source data were used to create a Congressional Districts boundary file in Caliper format. This file was then converted into a shapefile.

For more information on the redistricting panel and plans, see http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/redis-list.html .
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Maptitude 4.5
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Arc, Polygon
Tiling Scheme State
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units
Distance Resolution Meters
UTM Zone Number 15
Map Projection Name Transverse Mercator
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview AREA
DISTRICT District Number
POPULATION Population 2000
MINORITY Total Minority Population

Note: the remaining attributes were used as part of the redistricting process. See http://www.gis.leg.mn/html/redis-list.html or contact the LCC GIS Office for more information.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher LCC GIS Office
Publication Date 02/26/2003
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur
Director
LCC-GIS Office
Room 85; State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier cong02
Distribution Liability The Geographic Information System (GIS) Data to which this notice is attached are made available pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). THE GIS DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The GIS Data were developed by the LCC - GIS Office for its own internal business purposes. The LCC - GIS Office does not represent or warrant that the GIS Data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the GIS Data or your reliance on the GIS Data. You should consult the data documentation for this particular GIS Data to determine the limitations of the GIS Data and the precision with which the GIS Data may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. If you transmit or provide the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user, the GIS Data must include a copy of this disclaimer.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 377KB
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet in two ways. Clicking the link under 'Online Linkage' allows you to preview the data and download part or all of the data set in shapefile format. Alternatively, you can download the entire dataset as a shapefile from the LGO FTP site.


Interactive map download:

When you access the interactive map download site from the 'Online Linkage', this data layer appears in the map box. The interactive map allows you to examine the linework of the data set and its attributes before you decide to download it. You can designate the area you wish to download by drawing a box on the screen with the 'zoom in' tool. Then use the 'download' tool to download the subset of the file to your own machine in ArcView shapefile format. The shapefile, associated data tables, metadata, and liability notice are all included in the download. Besides the data layer which you have selected, this map may contain related data sets as well as reference information such as counties and major highways. You may choose to examine and download any of the related data sets at the same time. See the help at the site for more detail.

Shapefile FTP download:

To download the entire file as a shapefile, point your browser to:

ftp://ftp.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/pub/gis/plans/congress/C2002/c2002-shp.zip

Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

1. The statewide file in shapefile format (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .sbx, .sbn).
2. Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
3. NOTICE.RTF, an important notice about this data set that can be read by most word processing software, and an ascii text version of the same notice (NOTICE.TXT)

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file (which will have an 'exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. (For example, you can double click it from Windows Explorer or File Manager). Doing this will automatically extract the files described above.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 04/09/2007
Contact Person Information Anelia Milbrandt, GIS Specialist
LCC-GIS Office
Room 60; State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-215-3848
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail: anelia.milbrandt@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/09/2007