Maine Voting Districts 2000 GeoLibrary


Identification Information:
Citation:
Citation Information:
Publication Date: 2002
Title: Maine Voting Districts 2000 GeoLibrary
Geospatial Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Description:
Abstract: DEPRECATED. SCHEDULED FOR REMOVAL 5 JAN 2020.    VTD00 contains Census 2000 Voting District boundaries for Maine at 1:100,000 scale. Voting districts are subdivisions of counties for the reporting of decennial census data. These county divisions are of two functional types: legal and statistical. The Census 2000 TIGER/Line Files are the primary data source for VTD00. The coverage is built to POLYGON topology and contains the attributes FIPSSTCO, COUNTY, VTD00, VTD00ID, VTDNAME, SENATE, HOUSE, CNTYCOMM, CNTYCOMMID, POP00, and CENTAG. The item CENTAG was added for correct labeling and/or statistics where multiple polygons within a county contain the same Voting District number. Caution: VTD and CNTYCOMM numbers alone are not unique. The VTD00ID and CNTYCOMMID are the unique references for Voting and County Commissioner's District statewide. The numeric item POP00 contains population reported for each Voting District. The item was added and proofed from the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File. Information related to current House members can be found at http://janus.state.me.us/house/townlist.htm and to current Senate members at http://www1.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/.
Purpose: DEPRECTATED. SCHEDULED REMOVAL 5-JAN-2020. VTD00 was created to facilitate mapping, analysis, and use of Census 2000 data with other Maine GIS data layers.
Supplemental Information: VTD00 depicts state legislative districts in Maine 1994 through 2003.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: None planned
Spatial Domain:
Bounding Coordinates:
West Bounding Coordinate: -71.167182
East Bounding Coordinate: -66.781362
North Bounding Coordinate: 47.459907
South Bounding Coordinate: 42.909619
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: voting district
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Theme Keyword: human dimensions
Theme:
Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: boundaries
Place:
Place Keyword Thesaurus: None
Place Keyword: maine
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.
Point of Contact:
Contact Information:
Contact Organization Primary:
Contact Organization: Maine Office of GIS
Contact Position: GIS Coordinator
Contact Address:
Address Type: mailing
Address: State House Station 145
City: Augusta
State or Province: ME
Postal Code: 04333-0145
Country: US
Contact Voice Telephone: 207-624-7700
Contact Electronic Mail Address: OIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov
Native Data Set Environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713
Spatial Data Organization Information:
Direct Spatial Reference Method: Vector
Point and Vector Object Information:
SDTS Terms Description:
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count: 305
Entity and Attribute Information:
Detailed Description:
Entity Type:
Entity Type Label: VTD00
Entity Type Definition: polygon feature class
Entity Type Definition Source: Enivronmental Research Systems Institute, Inc. (ESRI)
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE
Attribute Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SENATE
Attribute Definition: Maine Senate District number
Attribute Definition Source: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Attribute:
Attribute Label: POP00
Attribute Definition: population by Voting District (VTD00) from Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Attribute Definition Source: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Attribute:
Attribute Label: FIPSSTCO
Attribute Definition: A county identifier that consists of the three-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) county code that represents each Maine county preceded by the number 23 which is the FIPS code for the State of Maine.
Attribute Definition Source: FIPSPUB5-2 CODES FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE STATES ... and FIPSPUB6-4 COUNTIES AND EQUIVALENT ENTITIES OF THE UNITED STATES ...
Attribute:
Attribute Label: COUNTY
Attribute Definition: Maine county name
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CNTYCOMMID
Attribute Definition: The item CNTYCOMMID is a calculated combination of state, county and voting district number (the items FIPSSTCO, CNYCOMM) that uniquely identifies a County Commissioner District within the State of Maine.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CNTYCOMM
Attribute Definition: Maine County Commissioner District number
Attribute Definition Source: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.AREA
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VTDNAME
Attribute Definition: Voting District (title case)
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VTD00
Attribute Definition: Voting District number
Attribute Definition Source: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Attribute:
Attribute Label: OBJECTID
Attribute Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source: ESRI
Attribute Domain Values:
Unrepresentable Domain: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: CENTAG
Attribute Definition: item used to select a single feature for labeling and/or statistical purposes
Attribute:
Attribute Label: GlobalID
Attribute:
Attribute Label: VTD00ID
Attribute Definition: The item VTD00ID is a calculated combination of state, county and voting district number (the items FIPSSTCO, VTD00) that uniquely identifies a Voting District within the State of Maine.
Attribute:
Attribute Label: SHAPE.LEN
Attribute:
Attribute Label: HOUSE
Attribute Definition: Maine House of Representatives District number
Attribute Definition Source: Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L.94-171) Summary File
Overview Description:
Entity and Attribute Overview:
VTD00 was created from Census 2000 TIGER/Line File data and built to POLYGON topology. Attributes include FIPSSTCO, COUNTY, VTD00, VTDNAME, CENTAG, POP00, SENATE, HOUSE, CNTYCOMM, and CNTYCOMMID. The item CENTAG was added for correct labeling and/or statistics where multiple polygons within a county contain the same Voting District number. Caution: VTD00 and CNTYCOMM numbers alone are not unique. The VTD00ID and CNTYCOMMID are the unique references for Voting and County Commissioner's District statewide. The numeric item POP00 contains population reported for each Voting District. The item was added and proofed from the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (P.L. 94-171) Summary File.
Entity and Attribute Detail Citation: The ArcView shapefile and ArcGIS geodatabase formats, commonly used for Maine GIS data, carry default identifiers and attributes that are software generated and/or important for internal recordkeeping. These are listed here to avoid repetition for every layer, and may not be repeated in the attribute descriptions and definitions of each layer. Common software generated identifiers and attributes in Maine GIS data include: FID (feature identifier), Shape (feature geometry), OBJECTID and SHAPE_lengt. In addition, most GIS formats will carry fields for PERIMETER, AREA and/or LENGTH according to feature geometry. These fields are typically available by default, with the units based on coordinate system or projection units of GIS data. Most GIS software packages also provide a means to calculate these values. It is important to test any columns containing PERIMETER, AREA or LENGTH values before using them for analysis purposes. These important values can be carried from format to format and become out-dated. Verify that the values are correct. Also, in your GIS software, please view the properties of data layers for the map units used to calculate these fields, and for the units set for display purposes.
Distribution Information:
Distribution Liability: The item CENTAG was added for correct labeling and/or statistics where multiple polygons within a county contain the same Voting District (VTD) number. Caution: VTD00 and CNTYCOMM numbers alone are not unique. The VTD00ID and CNTYCOMMID are the unique references for Voting and County Commissioner's District statewide. Users must assume responsibility in determining the usability of this data for their purposes. Digital maps retain the accuracy of their source materials. The best use of data mapped at scales of 1:500,000 and 1:250,000 is in statewide planning and studies; at 1:100,000 in regional planning and studies; at 1:62,500 and 1:24,000 in detailed studies and local planning; and at 1:12,000 and 1:5,000 or larger scales in parcel level studies and detailed local planning. In the use of Maine GIS data, please check sources, scale, accuracy, currentness and other available information. Please confirm that you are using the correct copy of both data and metadata from the Maine GIS Data Catalog. Updates, corrections, and feedback, incorporated in the Maine GIS database are made in accordance with "Data Standards for Maine Geographic Information Systems", 2002, and coordinated by MEGIS
Standard Order Process:
Digital Form:
Digital Transfer Information:
Format Name: SDE Feature Class
Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata Date: 20170801
Metadata Contact:
Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Convention: local time