2015 Cartographic Boundary File, State-Congressional District for United States, 1:20,000,000

Metadata Updated: May 9, 2016

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.

Congressional Districts are the 435 areas from which people are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After the apportionment of congressional seats among the states based on census population counts, each state is responsible for establishing congressional districts for the purpose of electing representatives. Each congressional district is to be as equal in population to all other congressional districts in a state as practicable. The 114th Congress is seated from January 2015 to 2017. The cartographic boundary files for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) each contain a single record for the non-voting delegate district in these areas. The boundaries of all other congressional districts are provided to the Census Bureau through the Redistricting Data Program (RDP).

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Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date May 9, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2016_cd114_20

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date May 9, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:20,000,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:20,000,000. These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source. The boundary information is for visual display at appropriate small scales only. Cartographic boundary files should not be used for geographic analysis including area or perimeter calculation. Files should not be used for geocoding addresses. Files should not be used for determining precise geographic area relationships.
Bbox East Long 179.773922
Bbox North Lat 71.352561
Bbox South Lat 17.913769
Bbox West Long -179.174265
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Id 01c0e2c3-4b0f-4e0b-b4a9-4b9a1ec1d076
Harvest Source Title 2016_cd114_20
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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