2015 Cartographic Boundary File, State-State Legislative District (Upper Chamber) for Pennsylvania, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: August 25, 2016

The 2015 cartographic boundary KMLs 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.

SLDU stands for State Legislative District Upper 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. Nebraska has a unicameral legislature and the District of Columbia has a single council, both of which the Census Bureau treats as upper-chamber legislative areas for the purpose of data presentation; there are no data by SLDL for either Nebraska or the District of Columbia. A unique three-character census code, identified by state participants, is assigned to each SLD within a state. In Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio, and Puerto Rico, the Redistricting Data Program (RDP) participant did not define the SLDs to cover all of the state or state equivalent area. In these areas with no SLDs defined, the code "ZZZ" has been assigned, which is treated as a single SLD for purposes of data presentation.

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.

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Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 25, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 25, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2016_kml_sldu_500

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 25, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 25, 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 1:500,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:500,000. 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 -74.689516
Bbox North Lat 42.26986
Bbox South Lat 39.7198
Bbox West Long -80.519891
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title 2016_kml_sldu_500
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::3395
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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