2000 Minor Civil Divisions

This page last updated: 04/11/2007
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission - GIS Office
Abstract This is a polygon data set for cities & townships, also called MCDs or Minor Civil Divisions.
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 in shapefile format 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. 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.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/pub/gis/Redist2000/Shape/lccmcd2000.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" in Section 6 of this metadata.

Full Metadata

2000 Minor Civil Divisions

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 2000 Minor Civil Divisions
Abstract This is a polygon data set for cities & townships, also called MCDs or Minor Civil Divisions.
Purpose This database of Minnesota city and township boundaries (MCDs) was developed from U.S. Census Bureau 2000 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
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
Theme Keywords boundaries, mcd, city, cities, town, towns, township
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, Minnesota 55155
Phone: Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 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
Associated Data Sets MCD boundary files representing previous years can be obtained from the LCC - GIS Office ftp site.

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness City and Township boundaries are complete statewide
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage Census Bureau TIGER/Line File, Version 2000
After the data was received from the Census Bureau, Legislative GIS staff added/standardized the attribute items, and created Maptitude Caliper files that were converted to ESRI Shapefiles. More information about the PL-94-171 data can be found at http://www.census.gov/
The 2000 TIGER/Line file contains town and city boundaries as of January 1, 2000. There are 11 cities that do not appear in TIGER. They are cities that historically have depended on their surrounding township for election administration and for that reason have not been separately tracked by the Census Bureau. The GIS Office has assigned each of these cities an unofficial FIPS (federal information processing standard) code and added it to Minnesota's redistricting geography, called LCC 2000. The cities are: Beardsley, Johnson, and Ortonville in Big Stone County; Calumet, Grand Rapids, La Prairie, Marble, Nashwauk, and Taconite in Itasca County; and Aurora and Kinney in St. Louis County. Some counties include unorganized territories that have served as election precincts but were not reported to the Census Bureau in time to be included in TIGER. The GIS Office has added them to the LCC 2000 file. They are: Peatland in Kittson County and America/Beltrami Island, Clear River/Oaks, and Jadis in Roseau County. Lake Superior has historically been included as an appendage to one of the towns in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties. The GIS Office has made it a separate unorganized territory in each of these counties.
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 Meters
Distance Resolution
UTM Zone Number 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview ''ID
''AREA''
''DATA''
''COUNTY'' FIPS County Code, 2000
''MCD'' Minor Civil Division Code, 2000
''NAME'' MCDs Name
''MCD_NAME'' MCDs Name
''TYPE'' MCD Type (City, Township, and Unorganized)
''POPULATION'' Population 1990
''POPULATION1'' Population 1999
''POPULATION2'' Population 2000
''HISPANIC_O'' Hispanic Origin
''HISPANIC_1'' Hispanic Origin %
''NH_WHT'' Non-Hispanic White
''NH_DOJ_BLK'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
''NH_DOJ_BL1'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black %
''NH_DOJ_IND'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
''NH_DOJ_IN1'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian %
''NH_DOJ_ASN'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian
''NH_DOJ_AS1'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian %
''NH_DOJ_HWN'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Hawaiian
''NH_DOJ_OTH'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Race
''NH_DOJ_OT1'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Multi Race
''NH_OTHM'' Non-Hispanic Other Multi Race
''MINORITY'' Total Minority Population
''F18_POP'' 18+ Population 2000
''H18_POP'' 18+ Hispanic
''H18_POP1'' 18+ Hispanic %
''NH18_WHT'' 18+ Non-Hispanic White
''NH18_DOJ_B'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
''NH18_DOJ_1'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Black %
''NH18_DOJ_I'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
''NH18_DOJ_2'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Indian %
''NH18_DOJ_A'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian
''NH18_DOJ_3'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Asian %
''NH18_DOJ_H'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Hawaiian
''NH18_DOJ_O'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Race
''NH18_DOJ_4'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Multi Race
''NH18_OTHM'' 18+ Non-Hispanic Other Multi Race
''F18_MINORI'' 18+ Minority Population
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation ''Black'' - Non Hispanic Black or African American + Non Hispanic Black or African American and White

''Asian'' - Non Hispanic Asian + Non Hispanic Asian and White

''Hispanic'' - Hispanic of Any Race

''Indian'' - Non Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native + Non Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native and White

''Other'' - Non Hispanic Some Other Race

''Other Multi Race'' - Where more than one minority race is listed
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher LCC-GIS Office
Publication Date 03/29/2001
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur
Director
LCC-GIS Office
Room 85; State Office Building
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail: lee.meilleur@commissions.leg.state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier Live Data and Maps - ArcIMS Image Service
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 6.95MB
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 shapefile format 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. 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.commissions.leg.state.mn.us/pub/gis/Redist2000/Shape/lccmcd2000.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 04/11/2007
Contact Person Information Anelia Milbrandt, GIS Specialist
LCC-GIS Office
Room 60; State Office Building
St. Paul, Minnesota 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: 04/11/2007