2016 KML Boundary File, Current Elementary School District for Texas, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: June 29, 2017

The 2016 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.

School Districts are single-purpose administrative units within which local officials provide public educational services for the area's residents. The Census Bureau obtains the boundaries, names, local education agency codes, grade ranges, and school district levels for school districts from state officials for the primary purpose of providing the U.S. Department of Education with estimates of the number of children in poverty within each school district. This information serves as the basis for the Department of Education to determine the annual allocation of Title I funding to states and school districts.

The cartographic boundary files include separate files for elementary, secondary and unified school districts. The generalized school district boundaries in this file are based on those in effect for the 2015-2016 school year, i.e., in operation as of January 1, 2016.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date June 29, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 29, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2017_elsd_500kml

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date June 29, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 29, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
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 -93.508292
Bbox North Lat 36.500704
Bbox South Lat 25.837377
Bbox West Long -106.645646
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Harvest Source Title 2017_elsd_500kml
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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