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Voting Districts 2010

Personal GeoDatabase Feature Class

Tags
boundaries, County or equivalent entity, Polygon, Voting District, State Legislative District


Summary

In order for others to use the information in the Census MAF/TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the database in the form of TIGER/Line Shapefiles.

Description

The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that 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 File is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. Voting district is the generic name for geographic entities such as precincts, wards, and election districts established by State governments for the purpose of conducting elections. States participating in the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program as part of Public Law 94-171 (1975) provided the Census Bureau with boundaries, codes, and names for their VTDs. Each VTD is identified by a 1- to 6-character alphanumeric census code that is unique within county. For the 2010 Census, Rhode Island is the only State that did not participate in Phase 2 (the Voting District Project) of the Redistricting Data Program and no VTDs exist for this State in the 2010 Census data products. Note that only Montana and Oregon do not have complete coverage of VTDs for the 2010 Census.

Credits

Use limitations

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.

Extent

West  -71.166757    East  -66.781750
North  47.460074    South  42.909623

Scale Range
Maximum (zoomed in)  1:5,000
Minimum (zoomed out)  1:150,000,000

ArcGIS Metadata 

Topics and Keywords 

*Content type  Downloadable Data


Citation 

Title Voting Districts 2010


Presentation formats* digital map


Citation Contacts 

Responsible party
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  originator


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Resource Details 

Dataset languages  English (UNITED STATES)
Dataset character set  utf8 - 8 bit UCS Transfer Format


Status  completed
Spatial representation type* vector


*Processing environment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143


ArcGIS item properties
*Name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Vtd10
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEGIS; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection

Extents 

Extent
Geographic extent
Bounding rectangle
Extent type  Extent used for searching
*West longitude -71.166757
*East longitude -66.781750
*North latitude 47.460074
*South latitude 42.909623
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Extent in the item's coordinate system
*West longitude 336630.260300
*East longitude 667255.192200
*South latitude 4752815.260300
*North latitude 5256292.502300
*Extent contains the resource Yes

Resource Points of Contact 

Point of contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Resource Maintenance 

Resource maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Resource Constraints 

Constraints
Limitations of use
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.

Spatial Reference 

ArcGIS coordinate system
*Type Projected
*Geographic coordinate reference GCS_North_American_1983
*Projection NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N
*Coordinate reference details
Projected coordinate system
Well-known identifier 26919
X origin -5120900
Y origin -9998100
XY scale 10000
Z origin 0
Z scale 1
M origin 0
M scale 1
XY tolerance 0.001
Z tolerance 0.001
M tolerance 0.001
High precision true
Latest well-known identifier 26919
Well-known text PROJCS["NAD_1983_UTM_Zone_19N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983",DATUM["D_North_American_1983",SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-69.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",26919]]

Reference system identifier
*Value 26919
*Codespace EPSG
*Version 7.11.2


Spatial Data Properties 

Vector
*Level of topology for this dataset  geometry only


Geometric objects
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Vtd10
*Object type  composite
*Object count 288



ArcGIS Feature Class Properties
Feature class name GISVIEW.MEGIS.Vtd10
*Feature type Simple
*Geometry type Polygon
*Has topology FALSE
*Feature count 288
*Spatial index TRUE
*Linear referencing FALSE



Geoprocessing history 

Process
Process name
Date 2011-03-31 13:02:28
Tool location C:\ArcGIS\desktop\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass "U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp" U:\projects\census\census.mdb\census_2010 Vtd10 # "STATEFP10 'STATEFP10' true true false 2 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,STATEFP10,-1,-1;COUNTYFP10 'COUNTYFP10' true true false 3 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,COUNTYFP10,-1,-1;VTDST10 'VTDST10' true true false 6 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,VTDST10,-1,-1;GEOID10 'GEOID10' true true false 11 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,GEOID10,-1,-1;VTDI10 'VTDI10' true true false 1 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,VTDI10,-1,-1;NAME10 'NAME10' true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,NAME10,-1,-1;NAMELSAD10 'NAMELSAD10' true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,NAMELSAD10,-1,-1;LSAD10 'LSAD10' true true false 2 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,LSAD10,-1,-1;MTFCC10 'MTFCC10' true true false 5 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,MTFCC10,-1,-1;FUNCSTAT10 'FUNCSTAT10' true true false 1 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,FUNCSTAT10,-1,-1;ALAND10 'ALAND10' true true false 14 Double 0 14 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,ALAND10,-1,-1;AWATER10 'AWATER10' true true false 14 Double 0 14 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,AWATER10,-1,-1;INTPTLAT10 'INTPTLAT10' true true false 11 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,INTPTLAT10,-1,-1;INTPTLON10 'INTPTLON10' true true false 12 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\2010\data\tiger\voting districts\tl_2010_23001_vtd10.shp,INTPTLON10,-1,-1" # U:\projects\census\census.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Process
Process name
Date 2011-04-14 12:16:46
Tool location C:\ArcGIS\desktop\ArcGIS\ArcToolbox\Toolboxes\Conversion Tools.tbx\FeatureClassToFeatureClass
Command issued
FeatureClassToFeatureClass U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10 U:\projects\census\gdb\MaineCensus.mdb Vtd10 # "GEOID10 'GEOID10' true true false 11 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,GEOID10,-1,-1;STATEFP10 'STATEFP10' true true false 2 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,STATEFP10,-1,-1;COUNTYFP10 'COUNTYFP10' true true false 3 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,COUNTYFP10,-1,-1;COUNTY 'COUNTY' true true false 20 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,COUNTY,-1,-1;VTDST10 'VTDST10' true true false 6 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,VTDST10,-1,-1;VTDI10 'VTDI10' true true false 1 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,VTDI10,-1,-1;SENATE 'SENATE' true true false 2 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,SENATE,-1,-1;HOUSE 'HOUSE' true true false 3 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,HOUSE,-1,-1;CNTYCOMM 'CNTYCOMM' true true false 30 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,CNTYCOMM,-1,-1;CNTYCOMMID 'CNTYCOMMID' true true false 255 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,CNTYCOMMID,-1,-1;POP10 'POP10' true true false 4 Long 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,POP10,-1,-1;NAME10 'NAME10' true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,NAME10,-1,-1;NAMELSAD10 'NAMELSAD10' true true false 100 Text 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,NAMELSAD10,-1,-1;ALAND10 'ALAND10' true true false 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,ALAND10,-1,-1;AWATER10 'AWATER10' true true false 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,AWATER10,-1,-1;Shape_Length 'Shape_Length' false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,Shape_Length,-1,-1;Shape_Area 'Shape_Area' false true true 8 Double 0 0 ,First,#,U:\projects\census\gdb\census_2010.mdb\census_2010\Vtd10,Shape_Area,-1,-1" # U:\projects\census\gdb\MaineCensus.mdb\Vtd10
Include in lineage when exporting metadata No


Distribution 

Distributor
Available format
*Name Personal GeoDatabase Feature Class


Transfer options
Online source
*Location Server=sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us; Service=sde:sqlserver:sql-gisview-prod.som.w2k.state.me.us,1633; Database=GISVIEW; User=MEGIS; Version=dbo.DEFAULT
*Access protocol ArcSDE Connection
*Description  Downloadable Data



Fields 

Details for object GISVIEW.MEGIS.Vtd10 
*Type Feature Class
*Row count 288
Definition
2010 Census Voting District (VTD) County-based
Definition source
U.S. Census Bureau


Field OBJECTID
 
*Alias OBJECTID
*Data type OID
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
*Field description
Internal feature number.
*Description source
ESRI
*Description of values Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.




Field Shape
 
*Alias Shape
*Data type Geometry
*Width 4
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
*Field description
Feature geometry.
*Description source
ESRI
*Description of values Coordinates defining the features.




Field STATEFP10
 
*Alias STATEFP10
*Data type String
*Width 2
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census state Federal Information Processing Standards
                 (FIPS) code
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
Coded values
Name of codelist INCITS.38-200x (R2004), Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 5-2)
Source U.S. Census Bureau



Field COUNTYFP10
 
*Alias COUNTYFP10
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census county Federal Information Processing Standards
                 (FIPS) code
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
Coded values
Name of codelist INCITS.31-200x (R2007), Codes for the Identification of the Counties and Equivalent Areas of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 6-4)
Source U.S. Census Bureau



Field VTDST10
 
*Alias VTDST10
*Data type String
*Width 6
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census voting district code
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
List of values
Value Any ASCII alphabetic or numeric character combination plus hyphens from one to six characters
Description Voting district code
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau


Value ZZZZZZ
Description No voting district defined
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau




Field COUNTY
 
*Alias COUNTY
*Data type String
*Width 20
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
County name
Description source
Maine Office of GIS


Field GEOID10
 
*Alias GEOID10
*Data type String
*Width 11
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Voting district identifier; a concatenation of 2010 Census
                 state FIPS code, county FIPS code, and voting district code
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
Coded values
Name of codelist INCITS.38-200x (R2004), Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 5-2), INCITS.31-200x (R2007), Codes for the Identification of the Counties and Equivalent Areas of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 6-4), and the voting district code found in VTDST10
Source U.S. Census Bureau



Field VTDI10
 
*Alias VTDI10
*Data type String
*Width 1
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census voting district indicator
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
List of values
Value A
Description Actual
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau


Value P
Description Pseudo (adjusted)
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau




Field SENATE
 
*Alias SENATE
*Data type String
*Width 2
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Maine Senate District number
Description source
Maine Office of GIS


Field HOUSE
 
*Alias HOUSE
*Data type String
*Width 3
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Maine House of Representatives District number
Description source
Maine Office of GIS


Field CNTYCOMM
 
*Alias CNTYCOMM
*Data type String
*Width 30
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
Maine County Commissioner District number
Description source
Maine Office of GIS


Field POP10
 
*Alias POP10
*Data type Integer
*Width 4
*Precision 10
*Scale 0
Field description
Population Count by Voting District
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau


Field NAME10
 
*Alias NAME10
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census voting district name
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
Coded values
Name of codelist Refer to the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94 -171) Summary File at URL: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/pl94-171.pdf
Source U.S. Census Bureau



Field NAMELSAD10
 
*Alias NAMELSAD10
*Data type String
*Width 100
*Precision 0
*Scale 0
Field description
2010 Census name and the translated legal/statistical area
                 description for voting district
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
Description of values Refer to the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94 -171) Summary File at URL: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/pl94-71.pdf and the translated legal/statistical area description codes for voting districts that appear in LSAD10




Field ALAND10
 
*Alias ALAND10
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 38
*Scale 8
Field description
2010 Census land area (square meters)
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
List of values
Value 0 to 9,999,999,999,999
Description Blank
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau




Field AWATER10
 
*Alias AWATER10
*Data type Double
*Width 8
*Precision 38
*Scale 8
Field description
2010 Census water area (square meters)
Description source
U.S. Census Bureau
List of values
Value 0 to 9,999,999,999,999
Description Blank
Enumerated domain value definition source U.S. Census Bureau




Field SHAPE.area
 
*Alias SHAPE.area
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0




Field SHAPE.len
 
*Alias SHAPE.len
*Data type Double
*Width 0
*Precision 0
*Scale 0






Metadata Details 

*Metadata language English (UNITED STATES)
*Metadata character set  8859part1 - Latin alphabet No. 1


Scope of the data described by the metadata* dataset
Scope name* dataset


*Last update 2013-11-26


ArcGIS metadata properties
Metadata format ArcGIS 1.0
Standard or profile used to edit metadata FGDC


Created in ArcGIS for the item 2011-05-10 10:20:39
Last modified in ArcGIS for the item 2013-11-26 10:35:08


Automatic updates
Have been performed Yes
Last update 2013-11-26 10:32:43


Metadata Contacts 

Metadata contact
Organization's name Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems
Contact's position GIS Coordinator
Contact's role  point of contact


Contact information
Phone
Voice 207-624-7700

Address
Type postal
Delivery point State House Station #145
City Augusta
Administrative area Maine
Postal code 04333
Country USA
e-mail addressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Hours of service 9 am to 5 pm EST
Contact instructions
Monday through Friday


Metadata Maintenance 

Maintenance
Update frequency  not planned


Thumbnail and Enclosures 

FGDC Metadata (read-only) 

Identification 

Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Publication Date2010
Title
Voting Districts 2010
Edition2010
Geospatial Data Presentation Formvector digital data
Online Linkagehttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger

Description
Abstract
                            The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that 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 File is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. Voting district is the generic name for geographic entities such as precincts, wards, and election districts established by State governments for the purpose of conducting elections. States participating in the 2010 Census Redistricting Data Program as part of Public Law 94-171 (1975) provided the Census Bureau with boundaries, codes, and names for their VTDs. Each VTD is identified by a 1- to 6-character alphanumeric census code that is unique within county. For the 2010 Census, Rhode Island is the only State that did not participate in Phase 2 (the Voting District Project) of the Redistricting Data Program and no VTDs exist for this State in the 2010 Census data products. Note that only Montana and Oregon do not have complete coverage of VTDs for the 2010 Census.
                          
Purpose
                            In order for others to use the information in the Census MAF/TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the database in the form of TIGER/Line Shapefiles.
                          
Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date2010-01
Ending Date2010-07
Currentness Reference
                            publication date
                          
Status
ProgressComplete
Maintenance and Update FrequencyTIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted from the Census MAF/TIGER database. 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.

Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate-70.485288
East Bounding Coordinate-69.993792
North Bounding Coordinate44.487217
South Bounding Coordinate43.90671

Keywords
Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keywordboundaries

Theme
Theme Keyword ThesaurusNone
Theme KeywordCounty or equivalent entity
Theme KeywordPolygon
Theme KeywordVoting District
Theme KeywordState Legislative District

Place
Place Keyword ThesaurusINCITS.38-200x (R2004),INCITS.31-200x (R2007),INCITS.454-200x,INCITS 455-200x,INCITS 446-2008
Place KeywordUnited States
Place KeywordU.S.
Place KeywordCounty or Equivalent Entity
Place KeywordAndroscoggin
Place Keyword23001

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 OrganizationU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch
Contact Address
Address TypeMailing address
Address4600 Silver Hill Road, Stop 7400
CityWashington
State or ProvinceDC
Postal Code20233-7400
CountryUnited States

Contact Voice Telephone301-763-1128
Contact Facsimile Telephone301-763-4710
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgeo.tiger@census.gov

Native Data Set Environment
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4000

Data Quality 

Attribute Accuracy
Attribute Accuracy Report
                            Accurate against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), FIPS Publication 6-4, and FIPS-55 at the 100% level for the codes and base names.  The remaining attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for accuracy.
                          
Logical Consistency Report
                        The Census Bureau performed automated tests to ensure logical consistency and limits of shapefiles.  Segments making up the outer and inner boundaries of a polygon tie end-to-end to completely enclose the area.  All polygons are tested for closure.
The Census Bureau uses its internally developed geographic update system to enhance and modify spatial and attribute data in the Census MAF/TIGER database.  Standard geographic codes, such as FIPS codes for states, counties, municipalities, county subdivisions, places, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian areas, and congressional districts are used when encoding spatial entities.  The Census Bureau performed spatial data tests for logical consistency of the codes during the compilation of the original Census MAF/TIGER database files.  Most of the codes for geographic entities except states, counties, urban areas, Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), American Indian Areas (AIAs), and congressional districts were provided to the Census Bureau by the USGS, the agency responsible for maintaining FIPS 55.  Feature attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for consistency.
For the TIGER/Line Shapefiles, the Point and Vector Object Count for the G-polygon SDTS Point and Vector Object Type reflects the number of records in the shapefile attribute table.  For multi-polygon features, only one attribute record exists for each multi-polygon rather than one attribute record per individual G-polygon component of the multi-polygon feature.  TIGER/Line Shapefile multi-polygons are an exception to the G-polygon object type classification.  Therefore, when multi-polygons exist in a shapefile, the object count will be less than the actual number of G-polygons.
                      
Completeness Report
                        Data completeness of the TIGER/Line Shapefiles reflects the contents of the Census MAF/TIGER database at the time the TIGER/Line Shapefiles were created.
                      
Lineage
Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
OriginatorU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Publication DateUnpublished material
Title
Census MAF/TIGER database

Type of Source Mediaonline
Source Time Period of Content
Time Period Information
Range of Dates/Times
Beginning Date2010-01
Ending Date2010-07
Source Currentness Reference
publication date
Source Citation Abbreviation
MAF/TIGER
Source Contribution
                                The selected geographic and cartographic information (line segments) are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) database.
                              
Process Step
Process Description
                                TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted from the Census MAF/TIGER database by nation, state, county, and entity.  Census MAF/TIGER data for all of the aforementioned geographic entities are then distributed among the shapefiles each containing attributes for line, polygon, or landmark geographic data. 
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Census MAF/TIGER
Process Date2010


Process Step
Process Description
                                Fields were added and populated for Maine Senate District, Maine House of Representatives District and County Commissioner district.
                              
Process DateApril 2010


Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842
Contact Electronic Mail AddressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Process Date2011-04-26
Process Time10:38:00


Process Step
Process Description
                                Dataset copied.
                              
Source Used Citation Abbreviation
Server=gisdatabase; Service=esri_vector; User=sdeuser; Version=SDE.DEFAULT
Process Date2011-05-10
Process Time10:20:39


Spatial Reference 

Horizontal Coordinate System Definition
Planar
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar Coordinate Encoding Methodcoordinate pair
Coordinate Representation
Abscissa Resolution0.000100
Ordinate Resolution0.000100
Planar Distance Unitsmeters

Geodetic Model
Horizontal Datum NameNorth American Datum of 1983 in the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and the Pacific Island Areas.
Ellipsoid NameGeodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major Axis6378137
Denominator of Flattening Ratio298257

Vertical Coordinate System Definition
Altitude System Definition
Altitude Resolution0.000100
Altitude Encoding MethodExplicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entities and Attributes 

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelVTD10.shp
Entity Type Definition
2010 Census Voting District (VTD) County-based
Entity Type Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelOBJECTID
Attribute Definition
Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute
Attribute LabelShape
Attribute Definition
Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition SourceESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute
Attribute LabelSTATEFP10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census state Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Codeset Domain
Codeset NameINCITS.38-200x (R2004), Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 5-2)
Codeset SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelCOUNTYFP10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census county Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Codeset Domain
Codeset NameINCITS.31-200x (R2007), Codes for the Identification of the Counties and Equivalent Areas of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 6-4)
Codeset SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelVTDST10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census voting district code
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueAny ASCII alphabetic or numeric character combination plus hyphens from one to six characters
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Voting district code
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueZZZZZZ
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
No voting district defined
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelCOUNTY
Attribute Definition
County name
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Office of GIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelGEOID10
Attribute Definition
Voting district identifier; a concatenation of 2010 Census state FIPS code, county FIPS code, and voting district code
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Codeset Domain
Codeset NameINCITS.38-200x (R2004), Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 5-2), INCITS.31-200x (R2007), Codes for the Identification of the Counties and Equivalent Areas of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 6-4), and the voting district code found in VTDST10
Codeset SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelVTDI10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census voting district indicator
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Actual
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain ValueP
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Pseudo (adjusted)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelSENATE
Attribute Definition
Maine Senate District number
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Office of GIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelHOUSE
Attribute Definition
Maine House of Representatives District number
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Office of GIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelCNTYCOMM
Attribute Definition
Maine County Commissioner District number
Attribute Definition SourceMaine Office of GIS

Attribute
Attribute LabelPOP10
Attribute Definition
Population Count by Voting District
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelNAME10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census voting district name
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Codeset Domain
Codeset NameRefer to the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94 -171) Summary File at URL: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/pl94-171.pdf
Codeset SourceU.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelNAMELSAD10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census name and the translated legal/statistical area description for voting district
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain
Refer to the Census 2000 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94 -171) Summary File at URL: http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2000/doc/pl94-71.pdf and the translated legal/statistical area description codes for voting districts that appear in LSAD10

Attribute
Attribute LabelALAND10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census land area (square meters)
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value0 to 9,999,999,999,999
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Blank
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelAWATER10
Attribute Definition
2010 Census water area (square meters)
Attribute Definition SourceU.S. Census Bureau
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value0 to 9,999,999,999,999
Enumerated Domain Value Definition
Blank
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.area

Attribute
Attribute LabelSHAPE.len

Distribution Information 1 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch
Contact Address
Address TypeMailing address
Address4600 Silver Hill Road, Stop 7400
CityWashington
State or ProvinceDC
Postal Code20233-7400
CountryUnited States

Contact Voice Telephone301-763-1128
Contact Facsimile Telephone301-763-4710
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgeo.tiger@census.gov

Resource DescriptionDownloadable Data
Distribution Liability
                        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.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameTGRSHP (compressed)
File Decompression TechniquePK-ZIP, version 1.93 A or higher

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Computer Contact Information
Network Address
Network Resource Namehttp://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger

Offline Option
Offline MediaDVD-ROM (Only if offered offline)
Recording FormatISO 9660

FeesThe online copy of the TIGER/Line files may be accessed without charge.
Ordering Instructions
                            To obtain more information about ordering TIGER/Line shapefiles visit http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger 
                          


Technical Prerequisites
The TIGER/Line shapefiles contain geographic data only and do not include display mapping software or statistical data. For information on how to use the TIGER/Line shapefile data with specific software package users shall contact the company that produced the software.


Distribution Information 2 

Distributor
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationMaine Office of GIS
Contact PositionGIS Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Typemailing address
AddressState House Station #174
CityAugusta
State or ProvinceME
Postal Code04333
CountryUNITED STATES

Contact Voice Telephone207-624-7700
Contact Facsimile Telephone207-287-3842
Contact Electronic Mail AddressOIT.Customer-Support@maine.gov

Distribution Liability
                        Users must assume responsibility to determine the usability of this data for their purposes. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, no warranty expressed or implied is made by MEGIS regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Neither the Maine Office of Geographic Information Systems, nor any of its contributors, is liable for misuse of the data, for damage, for transmission of viruses, or for computer contamination through the distribution of these data sets.
                      
Standard Order Process
Digital Form
Digital Transfer Information
Format NameESRI Shapefile
Format Version NumberARC Version 9.x
Format Specification
ArcView Shapefile Format
Format Information Content
A shapefile is a simple non-topological format that stores the geometry and attribute information for a set of geographic features as a set of vector (point, line, polygon) coordinates.

Digital Transfer Option
Online Option
Computer Contact Information
Network Address
Network Resource Namehttp://www.maine.gov/megis/catalog/

FeesNone
TurnaroundImmediate from Internet Data Catalog


Metadata Reference 

Metadata Date2010-05-07
Metadata Contact
Contact Information
Contact Organization Primary
Contact OrganizationU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch
Contact Address
Address TypeMailing address
Address4600 Silver Hill Road, Stop 7400
CityWashington
State or ProvinceDC
Postal Code20233-7400
CountryUnited States

Contact Voice Telephone301-763-1128
Contact Facsimile Telephone301-763-4710
Contact Electronic Mail Addressgeo.tiger@census.gov

Metadata Standard NameFGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata Standard VersionFGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata Time Conventionlocal time