Regional Development Commission Boundaries, Minnesota, 1990

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Section 1 Overview
Originator Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
Title Regional Development Commission Boundaries, Minnesota, 1990
Abstract This data set shows the boundaries of Minnesota's thirteen regional development commissions. The file was created from 1:100,000-scale county boundaries from the U.S. Census TIGER/Line files.
Purpose To provide boundaries for Minnesota's regional development commissions that line up with 1990 U.S. Census county boundaries.
Time Period of Content Date 1990
Currentness Reference Date of 1990 U.S. Census file.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency None Planned
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
Place Keywords Minnesota, MN
Theme Keywords boundaries, regional development commission, RDC, boundaries, regions
Theme Keyword Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Category
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints See Disclaimer field for complete use conditions.
Contact Person Information Sandi Kuitunen, Senior Research Analyst
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2486
Browse Graphic Click to view a data sample
Associated Data Sets 1990 Census cartographic boundary files:

Section 2 Data Quality
Attribute Accuracy Attributes were visually checked against a map of regional development commission region names and codes.
Logical Consistency Data have been topologically structured and verified.
Completeness Islands in Lake Superior are not included in the file.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Unknown.
Lineage The Land Management Information Center (LMIC), now MnGeo, downloaded the 1990 U.S. Census TIGER/Line county boundary file, as processed by the Minnesota Legislative GIS Office. Using ARC/INFO, the counties were labelled with the regional development commission names and codes, and the county boundaries were dissolved to create the regional development commission boundary file.

The file has been converted from the original Arc/INFO coverage format to shapefile format.

Section 3 Spatial Data Organization (not used in this metadata)

Section 4 Coordinate System
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme Universal Transverse Mercator
UTM Zone Number 15E
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units meters

Section 5 Attributes
Overview RDCNUM = The regional development commission number.
REGION = The regional development commission name.

1 = Northwest
2 = Headwaters
3 = Arrowhead
4 = West Central
5 = Region Five
6E = Six East
6W = Upper Minnesota Valley
7E = East Central
7W = Central Minnesota
8 = Southwest
9 = Region Nine
10 = Southeastern Minnesota
11 = Metropolitan Council
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Section 6 Distribution
Publisher Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
Publication Date Unknown
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Distributor's Data Set Identifier rdc
Distribution Liability MnGeo's data disclaimer is online:
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a 'zip' file which will contain the following:

- Data in shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf) format
- Projection file (.prj)
- Documentation (.html)
- Distribution liability statement (disclaimer.txt)

After downloading the 'zip' file, uncompress (unzip) it to extract the files described above. For help, see:
Online Linkage I AGREE to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above. Clicking to agree will either begin the download process or link to download information. See "Ordering Instructions" above for details.

Section 7 Metadata Reference
Metadata Date 02/14/2014
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordinator
Minnesota Geospatial Information Office (MnGeo)
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone: 651-201-2489
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage

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