Congressional Voting Districts Florida

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 201211
Title: Congressional Voting Districts Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau
Other_Citation_Details: State of Florida
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.census.gov/rdo/data/113th_congressional_and_new_state_legislative_district_plans.html>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset represent the boundaries of the post-2010 census 113th Congressional district plans as collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in Phase 4 of the Redistricting Data Program (RDP). These plans are those understood to be in effect for the November 2012 elections as of their production date. The plans were submitted to the Census Bureau by non-partisan state liaisons, identified by the governor and legislative leadership of each state during Phase 1 of the RDP. Once these plans were processed and inserted into the MAF/TIGER database, the Census Bureau generated verification materials for each state to review and certify as accurate. Any reported changes to the verification materials were incorporated into this final product. The Congressional District representatives have been added to the attribute table. This information reflects the winners of the November 2012 election. Some representatives will not take office until January 2013.
Purpose:
The data was created to serve as base information for use in GIS systems for a variety of planning and analytical purposes.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201211
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -87.429040
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.872251
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.983191
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.492815
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NONE
Theme_Keyword: US Congress
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact_Person: Cathy McCully or James Whitehorne
Contact_Position: Chief/Assistant Chief of Redistricting Data Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20233
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-763-4039
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: RDO@census.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
FGDL provided the data and metadata. FWRI staff have altered the metadata to include FGDC standard information and any processing done by FWRI.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Other_Citation_Details:
Find your US Congress Representative: <http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/>
List of US Congress Representatives: <http://www.house.gov/representatives/>

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the attribute information within the original data.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This data is provided 'as is'. GeoPlan relied on the integrity of the original data layer's topology
Completeness_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' by GeoPlan and is complete to our knowledge.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its horizontal positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
This data is provided 'as is' and its vertical positional accuracy has not been verified by GeoPlan
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Scale_Denominator: Unknown
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USCB
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In November 2012 GeoPlan downloaded the data from the U.S. Census Bureau at: <http://www.census.gov/rdo/data/113th_congressional_and_new_state_legislative_district_plans.html> The data was in the following geographical coordinate system: GCS_North_American_1983. During the QA/QC process GeoPlan performed the following tasks.

-Reprojected the data to Albers Conical Equal Area [Florida Geographic Data Library] -Added district representatives and party affiliation for 113 Congress taking office in January of 2013. -Removed unpopulated fields. -Uppercased all fields. -Added DESCRIPT field based on the concatenation of "US DISTRICT" & attribute DISTRICT. -Added FGDLAQDATE field based on the date GeoPlan received the data from the source. -Renamed the dataset from PVS_12_v2_cd_12 to usdist_2012
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 20121128
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
FWRI staff downloaded the data from the FGDL web site. Data were reprojected to NAD83 Albers and loaded to ArcSDE
Process_Date: 20121211

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 27

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Map_Projection:
Map_Projection_Name: Albers Conical Equal Area
Albers_Conical_Equal_Area:
Standard_Parallel: 24.000000
Standard_Parallel: 31.500000
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -84.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 24.000000
False_Easting: 400000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 0.002048
Ordinate_Resolution: 0.002048
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_North_American_1983_HARN
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: USDIST_2012
Entity_Type_Definition: USDIST_2012.DBF
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DISTRICT
Attribute_Definition: U.S. Congressional District number
Attribute_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of elected representative
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARTY
Attribute_Definition: Representative party affiliation
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE
Attribute_Definition: State
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SESSION_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STFIPS
Attribute_Definition: State FIPS number
Attribute_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: DESCRIPT
Attribute_Definition: FGDL added field based on DISTRICT field
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FGDLAQDATE
Attribute_Definition: FGDL added field based on date downloaded from source
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AUTOID
Attribute_Definition: Unique ID added by GeoPlan
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute_Definition: Area in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute_Definition: Perimeter in meters
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Florida Geographic Data Library (FGDL)
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: 431 Architecture PO Box 115706
City: Gainesville
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32611-5706
Country: United States
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Web site: <http://www.fgdl.org>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Technical Support: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfeed.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: For FGDL Software: <http://www.fgdl.org/software.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
FGDL Frequently Asked Questions: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdlfaq.html>
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Mailing list for FGDL: <http://www.fgdl.org/fgdl-l.html>
Resource_Description: DOWNLOADABLE DATA
Distribution_Liability:
The Florida Geographic Data Library is a collection of Geospatial Data compiled by the University of Florida GeoPlan Center with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. GIS data available in FGDL is collected from various state, federal, and other agencies (data sources) who are data stewards, producers, or publishers. The data available in FGDL may not be the most current version of the data offered by the data source. University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no guarantees about the currentness of the data and suggests that data users check with the data source to see if more recent versions of the data exist.
Furthermore, the GIS data available in the FGDL are provided 'as is'. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no warranties, guaranties or representations as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the data provided by the data sources. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center makes no representations or warranties about the quality or suitability of the materials, either expressly or implied, including but not limited to any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. The University of Florida GeoPlan Center shall not be liable for any damages suffered as a result of using, modifying, contributing or distributing the materials.
A note about data scale:
Scale is an important factor in data usage. Certain scale datasets are not suitable for some project, analysis, or modeling purposes. Please be sure you are using the best available data.
1:24000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the county level. 1:24000 data should NOT be used for high accuracy base mapping such as property parcel boundaries. 1:100000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the multi-county or regional level. 1:125000 scale datasets are recommended for projects that are at the regional or state level or larger.
Vector datasets with no defined scale or accuracy should be considered suspect. Make sure you are familiar with your data before using it for projects or analysis. Every effort has been made to supply the user with data documentation. For additional information, see the References section and the Data Source Contact section of this documentation. For more information regarding scale and accuracy, see our webpage at: <http://geoplan.ufl.edu/education.html>
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 4.102
Technical_Prerequisites:
This data is intended for use with a Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing software package.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121210
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Census Bureau
Contact_Person: Cathy McCully or James Whitehorne
Contact_Position: Chief/Assistant Chief of Redistricting Data Office
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20233
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-763-4039
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: RDO@census.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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