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Series Information for the 2019 Cartographic Boundary File KML, Current State Legislative District-Upper Chamber,1:500,000

Metadata Updated: December 8, 2020

The 2019 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 2018 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 2018 election. The Current State Legislative District-Upper Chamber are avialiable at the 1:500,000 scale.

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Metadata Date 20200707
Metadata Created Date November 11, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) 20200521 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2019cb_sldukml

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date 20200707
Metadata Created Date November 11, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) 20200521 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Guid SeriesInfo2019slduKML.shp.iso.xml
Access Constraints Use Constraints:The intended display scale for these files is listed in each file's metadata. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than listed. 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 -84.88908
Bbox North Lat 35.008028
Bbox South Lat 30.223334
Bbox West Long -88.473227
Collection Metadata true
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title 2019cb_sldukml
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 202005
Temporal Extent End 202005

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