State of Minnesota Legislature - House of Representatives District Boundaries - 1998

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Metadata Summary

Originator State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Abstract This file represents the Legislative Boundaries for Minnesota House of Representatives. Boundaries for the districts stayed the same through the 1990's. This version contains 1998 election results.
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Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints
Distributor Organization State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
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State of Minnesota Legislature - House of Representatives District Boundaries - 1998

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Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Title State of Minnesota Legislature - House of Representatives District Boundaries - 1998
Abstract This file represents the Legislative Boundaries for Minnesota House of Representatives. Boundaries for the districts stayed the same through the 1990's. This version contains 1998 election results.
Purpose For mapping and analysis of information by state legislative boundary areas.
Time Period of Content Date 1998
Currentness Reference
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota, Statewide
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota, Statewide
Theme Keywords boundaries, Legislative Districts, Voting Boundaries, Vote, Minnesota House of Representatives, Minnesota Senate
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur,
Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Room 85, State Office Building, 100 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX:
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets State of Minnesota Legislature - Senate District Boundaries - 1998. See http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/elec98sen.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy District Codes verified.
Logical Consistency Yes
Completeness Complete
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Lineage From U.S. Census Dept. TIGER 1992 boundary files; legal boundaries established, 1994. 1998 election result information was added to the file.
Source Scale Denominator 100000
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Arc/INFO 7.1.1
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Polygon
Tiling Scheme None. State file
 
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
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview In Minnesota, each state Senate district is broken into two House of Representatives districts. Each House of Representatives district code is made up of the Senate district numeric code, plus an 'A' or a 'B' representing the house district subdivisions. A few legislative districts are made up of more than one polygon (9B, 11B, 23A, 24A)

Boundary locations for the file, elec98hse, are the same as for previous versions of the file (hse94). New data fields have been added to the database to track 1998 voting results.
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation The files, elec98hse.dbf, contains the following unique data fields:

DISTRICT - House of Representatives district code (House District code = Senate district number + 'A' or 'B' for the House district subdivision)
PARTY - Party of Representative, 1998
VOTES_CAST - Number of votes cast in the district in the 1998 election
PERCENT_VO - Percent of votes
DISTNUM - Senate district number
GENDER - Gender of Representative, 1998
LAST_NAME - Last name of Representative, 1998
FIRST_NAME - First name of Representative, 1998
SENDIST - Senate district number
PARTY_GEN - Combination of Party field and gender field, 1998
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Publication Date 1998
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur

State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Room 85, State Office Building, 100 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX:
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier elec98hse
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 Arc Export or Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number 7.1.1
Transfer Size 4.9 MB as zipped shapefile
Ordering Instructions FTP download: To download the entire file, point your browser to:

ftp://ftp.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/pub/gis/shape/elec98hse.zip

Choose the option to save this file to disk and designate a local location
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 Lee Meilleur,
State of Minnesota Legislative Coordinating Commission, Geographic Information Systems Office
Room 85, State Office Building, 100 Constitution Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX:
E-mail: lee.meilleur@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


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