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2020 Cartographic Boundary File (KML), Current State Legislative District-Upper Chamber for Kentucky, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: December 14, 2023

The 2020 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.

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 generalized boundaries in this file are based on the most recent state legislative district boundaries collected by the Census Bureau for the 2018 election year and provided by state-level participants through the RDP.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Date 2023-05
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2023-05 (publication), 2023-05 (creation), 2023-05 (lastUpdate)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Cartographic Boundary Files - 2020

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-05
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2023-05 (publication), 2023-05 (creation), 2023-05 (lastUpdate)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Customer Engagement Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid cb_2020_21_sldu_500k.kml.iso.xml
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 -81.964971
Bbox North Lat 39.147458
Bbox South Lat 36.497129
Bbox West Long -89.571509
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Id 28012753-516e-46f6-b1e2-819875e754f9
Harvest Source Title Cartographic Boundary Files - 2020
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::3395
Spatial Harvester True

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