FLORIDA HOUSE VOTING DISTRICTS - 2016

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Cartographic Products and Services Branch
Publication_Date: 201603
Title: FLORIDA HOUSE VOTING DISTRICTS - 2016
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau
Other_Citation_Details: State of Florida
Online_Linkage: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cbf/cbf_sld.html
Online_Linkage:
<http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx>
Description:
Abstract:
This dataset represents the state of Florida House district boundaries.The 2015 cartographic boundary shapefiles are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). These boundary files are specifically designed for small-scale thematic mapping. When possible, generalization is performed with the intent to maintain the hierarchical relationships among geographies and to maintain the alignment of geographies within a file set for a given year. Geographic areas may not align with the same areas from another year. Some geographies are available as nation-based files while others are available only as state-based files. SLDL stands for State Legislative District Lower Chamber. State Legislative Districts (SLDs) are the areas from which members are elected to state legislatures. The SLDs embody the upper (senate) and lower (house) chambers of the state legislature. A unique three-character census code, identified by state participants, is assigned to each SLD within a state.The boundaries of the 2014 state legislative districts were provided by state-level participants through the RDP and reflect the districts used to elect members in or prior to the November 2014 election.
Purpose:
These files were specifically created to support small-scale thematic mapping. To improve the appearance of shapes at small scales, areas are represented with fewer vertices than detailed TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Cartographic boundary files take up less disk space than their ungeneralized counterparts. Cartographic boundary files take less time to render on screen than TIGER/Line Shapefiles. You can join this file with table data downloaded from American FactFinder by using the AFFGEOID field in the cartographic boundary file. If detailed boundaries are required, please use the TIGER/Line Shapefiles instead of the generalized cartographic boundary files.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 201603
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: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: society
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
The intended display scale for this file is 1:500,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:500,000.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Customer Services Branch
Contact_Address:
Address: 4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State_or_Province: D.C.
Postal_Code: 20233
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301.763.1128
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geo.geography@census.gov
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

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: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media:
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USCB
Source_Contribution: Spatial and Attribute Information
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
In August 2016 GeoPlan downloaded the data from the U.S. Census Bureau at: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/cbf/cbf_sld.html The data was in the following geographical coordinate system: GCS_North_American_1983. During the QA/QC process GeoPlan performed the following tasks.

-Projected the data to Albers Conical Equal Area [Florida Geographic Data Library] -Selected features where STATEFP = 12 to select out all Florida features and exported to a new shapefile. -Added state of Florida House representatives and party affiliation for those holding office for the current 2016 session. -Removed unpopulated fields. -Uppercased all fields. -Added DESCRIPT field based on the concatenation of "HOUSE DISTRICT" & attribute DISTRICT. -Added FGDLAQDATE field based on the date GeoPlan received the data from the source. -Renamed the dataset from cb_2015_12_sldl_500k to hdist_2016
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: GeoPlan
Process_Date: 201608

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: 120

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: HDIST_2016
Entity_Type_Definition: HDIST_2016.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: Florida State House District number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Name of house representative.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: PARTY
Attribute_Definition: Representative party affiliation.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SESSION_
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTY
Attribute_Definition: Approximation of counties that make up the district.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TERM
Attribute_Definition: Legislative term.
Attribute_Definition_Source: GeoPlan
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: AFFGEOID
Attribute_Definition:
American FactFinder summary level code + geovariant code + '00US' + GEOID.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: GEOID
Attribute_Definition:
State legislative district lower chamber identifier; a concatenation of current state Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) code and state legislative district lower chamber code.
Attribute_Definition_Source: USCB
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LSAD
Attribute_Definition:
Current legal/statistical area description code for state legislative district (lower chamber).
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: LL
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: State House District (prefix)
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_Person:
Contact_Position:
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_Voice_Telephone:
Contact_TDD/TTY_Telephone:
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone:
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>
Hours_of_Service:
Contact_Instructions:
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: 0.525
Technical_Prerequisites:
This data is intended for use with a Geographic Information Systems or Remote Sensing software package.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20161002
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Cartographic Products and Services Branch
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State_or_Province: D.C.
Postal_Code: 20233
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301.763.1128
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: geo.geography@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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