Minnesota County Boundaries (1990 Census) - NAD83 version

This page last updated: 04/09/2007
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Metadata Summary

Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission Subcommittee on GIS Office
Abstract The LCC GIS Office provides the Legislature with timely, accurate spatial data and is the repository of statewide boundary information for legislative use. The Office was originally set up for 1990 redistricting, and continues to support legislative cartographic needs as well as prepare for 2000 Redistricting. This database of Minnesota county boundaries was developed from U.S. Bureau of the Census 1990 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
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Time Period of Content Date 1990
Currentness Reference These data were digitized from source material published in the late 1980's. The nominal date of the decennial census has been used here as a general indicator of date.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Procurers of data from LMIC have the right to use the data for any internal need. If value is added or modifications are made to the data, it is the prerogative of the procurer to distribute these data to outside users according to their own data distribution policies. Procurers are restricted, however, from redistributing the original data, or direct copies of the original data, outside their organization.
Distributor Organization Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
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, in Arc Export format, from the LMIC 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.

FTP download: To download the entire file, point your browser to:
ftp://ftp.lmic.state.mn.us/pub/data/admin_poli/cou83tig.exe

The self-extracting 'ZIP' file (with an .exe suffix) can be downloaded to the user machine. The .exe file contains the following:
- Arc Export file (.e00) of the coverage
- Associated data tables or code files (.txt or .e00 format)
- Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF and NOTICE.TXT, the LMIC data liability notice.

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file, 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.

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Minnesota County Boundaries (1990 Census) - NAD83 version

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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 Subcommittee on GIS Office
Title Minnesota County Boundaries (1990 Census) - NAD83 version
Abstract The LCC GIS Office provides the Legislature with timely, accurate spatial data and is the repository of statewide boundary information for legislative use. The Office was originally set up for 1990 redistricting, and continues to support legislative cartographic needs as well as prepare for 2000 Redistricting. This database of Minnesota county boundaries was developed from U.S. Bureau of the Census 1990 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
Purpose
Time Period of Content Date 1990
Currentness Reference These data were digitized from source material published in the late 1980's. The nominal date of the decennial census has been used here as a general indicator of date.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Once a decade to coincide with national census
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords boundaries, county, county boundaries, census
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Procurers of data from LMIC have the right to use the data for any internal need. If value is added or modifications are made to the data, it is the prerogative of the procurer to distribute these data to outside users according to their own data distribution policies. Procurers are restricted, however, from redistributing the original data, or direct copies of the original data, outside their organization.
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC GIS Office
Room 70; State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX:
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
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Associated Data Sets

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Unknown
Logical Consistency Data have been topologically structured and verified.
Completeness County boundaries are complete statewide.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Presumed to meet source material standards: for 1:100,000-scale mapping, National Map Accuracy Standards state a horizontal positional accuracy of not less than +/- 167 feet for 90% of points tested.
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not applicable
Lineage Data originated at LCC GIS Office. The LCC GIS Office provides the Legislature with timely, accurate spatial data and is the repository of statewide boundary information for legislative use. The Office was originally set up for 1990 redistricting, and continues to support legislative cartographic needs as well as prepare for 2000 Redistricting. This database of Minnesota county boundaries was developed from U.S. Bureau of the Census 1990 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ARC/INFO, Version 6.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data None
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 Meters
Distance Resolution 2.54
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units Not Applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader
GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
300 Centennial Office Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2488
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier cou83tig
Distribution Liability Limitations: Although extensive effort has been made to produce error free and complete data, all geographic information has limitations due to the scale, resolution, date and interpretation of the original source materials. You should consult available data documentation (metadata) for these particular data to determine their limitations and the precision to which they depict distance, direction, location or other geographic characteristics. These data may be subject to periodic change without prior notification.

No Warranty: These data are provided as is, without any warranty whatsoever, including but not limited to any warranty as to their performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.

Liability: The entire risk as to the results of the use of these data is assumed by the user. LMIC is not responsible for any interpretation or conclusions based on these data made by those who acquire or use it. LMIC shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, compensatory or consequential damages or third party claims resulting from the use of these data, even if LMIC has been advised of the possibility of such potential loss or damage. In States that do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, you may not use these data.

Redistribution Conditions: In obtaining these data from LMIC, it is understood that you and/or your organization have the right to use them for any internal purpose. If you modify them, you should document those changes in a metadata record that should accompany all redistributed data. If you transmit or provide these data in any form to another user, the data MUST be accompanied by a copy of this disclaimer and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.

Data Delivered on Electronic Media: If these data have been requested from LMIC on magnetic media, CD-ROM or any other physical media, LMIC will deliver this product in the computer-readable format agreed upon with the requestor. LMIC will re-issue these data if they are determined unreadable by correctly adjusted computer input devices, or when the medium is delivered in a damaged condition. Requests for re-issue of this digital data product must be made within 30 days of the date shipped from LMIC.
Transfer Format Name ARC/INFO Export
Transfer Format Version Number 6.1.1
Transfer Size 0.4 MB in self-extracting zip (.exe) file format; 2.3 MB when expanded
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, in Arc Export format, from the LMIC 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.

FTP download: To download the entire file, point your browser to:
ftp://ftp.lmic.state.mn.us/pub/data/admin_poli/cou83tig.exe

The self-extracting 'ZIP' file (with an .exe suffix) can be downloaded to the user machine. The .exe file contains the following:
- Arc Export file (.e00) of the coverage
- Associated data tables or code files (.txt or .e00 format)
- Metadata (.htm) file for the dataset
- NOTICE.RTF and NOTICE.TXT, the LMIC data liability notice.

After downloading this self-extracting 'zip' file, 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 Christopher Cialek, GIS Supervisor
Minnesota Land Management Information Center (LMIC)
300 Centennial Office Building; 658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2481
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@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