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TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2020, State, Virginia, State Legislative District (SLD) Lower Chamber

Metadata Updated: January 27, 2024

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, Illinois, Louisiana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, 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 most recent state legislative district boundaries collected by the Census Bureau are for the 2022 election year and were 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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Dates

Metadata Date December 1, 2023
Metadata Created Date January 27, 2024
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2020 (publication), 2020-05 (creation), 2022-12 (lastUpdate)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Archived NGDA Standalones

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 1, 2023
Metadata Created Date January 27, 2024
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2020 (publication), 2020-05 (creation), 2022-12 (lastUpdate)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Spatial Data Collection and Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid tl_2020_51_sldl.shp.iso.xml
Access Constraints Access constraints: None, 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.
Bbox East Long -75.166435
Bbox North Lat 39.466012
Bbox South Lat 36.540852
Bbox West Long -83.675395
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id c0631d5e-e423-431e-90c6-959eaaec5927
Harvest Source Id 1f2212ed-f1f8-4ea1-b928-e306f77f2247
Harvest Source Title Archived NGDA Standalones
Licence
Lineage
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-83.675395, 36.540852], [-75.166435, 36.540852], [-75.166435, 39.466012], [-83.675395, 39.466012], [-83.675395, 36.540852]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2020-01
Temporal Extent End 2030-11

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