TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2012, state, Washington, Current State Legislative District (SLD) Upper Chamber

Metadata Updated: May 17, 2013

The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. 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, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, 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 within county as a single SLD for purposes of data presentation. The boundaries of the 2010 Census State legislative districts were provided by State-level participants through the Redistricting Data Program (RDP) and reflect the districts used to elect members in the last election before 2010.

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Metadata Date June 15, 2012
Metadata Created Date March 27, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update NO CHANGES OR UPDATES WILL BE MADE TO THIS VERSION OF THE TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES. FUTURE RELEASES OF TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES WILL REFLECT UPDATES MADE TO THE CENSUS MAF/TIGER DATABASE.

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 15, 2012
Metadata Created Date March 27, 2013
Metadata Updated Date May 17, 2013
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. 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 in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.Coordinates in the TIGER/Line shapefiles have six implied decimal places, but the positional accuracy of these coordinates is not as great as the six decimal places suggest., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -116.91558
Bbox North Lat 49.002494
Bbox South Lat 45.543541
Bbox West Long -124.848974
Collection Package Id 111b02b3-af22-4783-b0db-1e7cd41b6406
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update NO CHANGES OR UPDATES WILL BE MADE TO THIS VERSION OF THE TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES. FUTURE RELEASES OF TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES WILL REFLECT UPDATES MADE TO THE CENSUS MAF/TIGER DATABASE.
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Licence No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of these data, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. government in the use of these files. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes do not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-08-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-06-01

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