Minnesota School District Attendance Boundaries for SY2002-03

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


Metadata Summary

Originator Land Management Information Center
Abstract Minnesota school districts identify their current elementary, middle and high school attendance area boundaries on a yearly basis using large format maps supplied by the Land Management Information Center (LMIC).
Browse Graphic none available
Time Period of Content Date 2003
Currentness Reference School attendance boundaries updated for school year 2002-2003.
Access Constraints ISO 19115 Topic Category
Use Constraints If you obtain 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 LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Distributor Organization Land Management Information Center
Ordering Instructions 1. GIS data: this data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- A shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf)
- Documentation (.htm)
- 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.

2. School district maps 2002-2003: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
http://www.mnplan.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
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

Minnesota School District Attendance Boundaries for SY2002-03

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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 Land Management Information Center
Title Minnesota School District Attendance Boundaries for SY2002-03
Abstract Minnesota school districts identify their current elementary, middle and high school attendance area boundaries on a yearly basis using large format maps supplied by the Land Management Information Center (LMIC).
Purpose Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service (MDE-FNS), LMIC asks school districts for any changes to district attendance boundaries on a yearly basis. This information is developed into a GIS data set and, along with additional information, is used by MDE-FNS to identify program financial priorities.
Time Period of Content Date 2003
Currentness Reference School attendance boundaries updated for school year 2002-2003.
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Extent of Data Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.269854
-89.389133
49.404388
43.435253
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords boundaries, school, school district, attendance boundary, attendance area, elementary school, middle school, high school, K-12
Theme Keyword Thesaurus None
Access Constraints ISO 19115 Topic Category
Use Constraints If you obtain 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 LMIC's disclaimer NOTICE.TXT and all documentation provided with the original data set including the full metadata record.
Contact Person Information Scott Freburg, GIS Project Coordinator
Land Management Information Center
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2499
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description none available
Associated Data Sets Public school program locations:
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/pubsch03.html

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy Each school district checks the previous year's map for accuracy of school names.
Logical Consistency Data (in coverage format) are topologically structured and verified within ARC/INFO.
Completeness All school districts within Minnesota are included.
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Positional accuracy of the data sources varies widely. Source scales range between 1:24,000 and 1:100,000. Many of the boundaries are hand-drawn by the school districts.
Lineage Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Education (formerly, the Department of Children, Families & Learning or CFL), the Land Management Information Center (LMIC) has been asking school districts for their current elementary, middle and high school district and attendance boundaries and school locations since 1997. In 1997, only a few districts were asked. By 1998, LMIC included all 345+ school districts.

LMIC starts the process with a letter asking for current contact information and asking whether any school buildings or attendance boundaries have changed for the upcoming school year. If a district responds positively, LMIC sends a large-format (36 inch x 48 inch) school district map and asks the district to identify any school location and/or attendance boundary changes. Many boundaries are hand-drawn by the school districts. LMIC digitizes the hand-drawn changes. If boundary lines follow existing streets, waterways or public land survey lines, LMIC uses the following reference layers to help determine boundary location:

1. Street centerline information from The Lawrence Group (for Twin Cities metropolitan area):
http://www.datafinder.org/metadata/tlg_roads.htm

2. TIGER 2002 streets from the U.S. Bureau of the Census (outside the Twin Cities metropolitan area):
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tlmetadata/tl2002meta.txt

3. Lake and stream boundaries (mostly 1:100,000-scale; some 1:24,000-scale):
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/dlghyne2.html (100K hydrography from USGS DLG files)
http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/metadata/full/dnrlkpy3.html (24K lakes from DNR)
http://deli.dnr.state.mn.us/metadata/full/dnrstln3.html (24K streams from DNR)

4. Public land survey township/range/section lines (1:100,000-scale):
http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/chouse/metadata/trs.html

Files are maintained and edited in Arc/Info coverage format. Shapefiles are created for distribution.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment ArcGIS 8.3
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Arc
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 not applicable
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Depth Units not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15E
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview SDNUM - school district number (4,4,I)
SDNAME - school district name (40,40,C)
ELEM - elementary school name (40,40,C)
MIDD - middle school name (40,40,C)
HIGH - high school name (40,40,C)
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher Land Management Information Center
Publication Date 01/2003
Contact Person Information Nancy Rader
GIS Data Coordination Specialist
Land Management Information Center
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2499
FAX: 651-296-3698
E-mail: clearing.house@state.mn.us
Distributor's Data Set Identifier sdatt03
Distribution Liability The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Land Management Information Center (LMIC) do not warrant the results you may obtain by using this dataset. This dataset is provided ''as is'' without express or implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event will MDE or LMIC be liable for any consequential, incidental or special damages, including any lost profits or lost savings, even if an MDE or LMIC representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages or any other claim by any third party.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size less than 2 MB
Ordering Instructions 1. GIS data: this data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after Online Linkage. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self-extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:

- A shapefile (.shp, .shx., .dbf)
- Documentation (.htm)
- 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.

2. School district maps 2002-2003: These maps show district and attendance boundaries, and public and non-public school program locations. Download in PDF format or order printed wallmaps from:
http://www.mnplan.state.mn.us/maps/SchoolDistricts/
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 Nancy Rader, GIS Data Coordination Specialist
Land Management Information Center
658 Cedar Street, Room 300
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-2499
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.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm


This page last updated: 04/11/2007