VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN: Voting Districts for Indiana in 2000 (United States Census Bureau, 1:500,000, Polygon Shapefile)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
United States Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau (Data creator)
Originator: Indiana Geological Survey (Data processor)
Originator: Chris Dintaman (Data processor)
Publication_Date: 20031230
Title:
VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN: Voting Districts for Indiana in 2000 (United States Census Bureau, 1:500,000, Polygon Shapefile)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Bloomington, Indiana
Publisher: Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
Other_Citation_Details:
VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN.SHP was derived and modified from a preexisting ESRI shapefile that was downloaded as a zip file named "vt18_d00_shp.zip" (voting districts) from the following URL of the U.S. Census Bureau: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/vt2000.html>
Online_Linkage: <http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/download.html>
Description:
Abstract:
The following is excerpted from an online document produced by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to voting districts (found at <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/vt_metadata.html>):

"Voting district (VTD) is the generic name for geographic entities, such as precincts, wards, and election districts, established by state, local, and tribal governments for the purpose of conducting elections. States participating in the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program as part of Public Law 94-171 (1975) may provide boundaries, codes, and names for their VTDs to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census Bureau first reported data for VTDs following the 1980 census. Because the U.S. Census Bureau requires that VTDs follow boundaries of census blocks, participating states often adjusted the boundaries of the VTDs they submit for data tabulation purposes to conform to census block boundaries. If requested by the participating state, the U.S. Census Bureau identifies these "adjusted" VTDs as "pseudo-VTDs."

For Census 2000, each VTD is identified by a one- to six-character alphanumeric census code that is unique within county. The code "ZZZZZZ" identifies parts of a county in which no VTDs were identified."

Purpose:
VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN.SHP was created to provide a GIS data layer of voting districts in Indiana.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000101
Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.0972
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.6884
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.7734
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.7606
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: IGS Metadata Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Indiana Geological Survey (IGS)
Theme_Keyword: geographic information system (GIS)
Theme_Keyword: United States Department of Commerce (USDOC)
Theme_Keyword: United States Census Bureau (USCB)
Theme_Keyword: voting district (VTD)
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: vector
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Geography Network Keyword Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: society
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Adams County
Place_Keyword: Allen County
Place_Keyword: Bartholomew County
Place_Keyword: Benton County
Place_Keyword: Blackford County
Place_Keyword: Boone County
Place_Keyword: Brown County
Place_Keyword: Carroll County
Place_Keyword: Cass County
Place_Keyword: Clark County
Place_Keyword: Clay County
Place_Keyword: Clinton County
Place_Keyword: Crawford County
Place_Keyword: Daviess County
Place_Keyword: Dearborn County
Place_Keyword: Decatur County
Place_Keyword: DeKalb County
Place_Keyword: Delaware County
Place_Keyword: Dubois County
Place_Keyword: Elkhart County
Place_Keyword: Fayette County
Place_Keyword: Floyd County
Place_Keyword: Fountain County
Place_Keyword: Franklin County
Place_Keyword: Fulton County
Place_Keyword: Gibson County
Place_Keyword: Grant County
Place_Keyword: Greene County
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County
Place_Keyword: Hancock County
Place_Keyword: Harrison County
Place_Keyword: Hendricks County
Place_Keyword: Henry County
Place_Keyword: Howard County
Place_Keyword: Huntington County
Place_Keyword: Jackson County
Place_Keyword: Jasper County
Place_Keyword: Jay County
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County
Place_Keyword: Jennings County
Place_Keyword: Johnson County
Place_Keyword: Knox County
Place_Keyword: Kosciusko County
Place_Keyword: Lagrange County
Place_Keyword: Lake County
Place_Keyword: LaPorte County
Place_Keyword: Lawrence County
Place_Keyword: Madison County
Place_Keyword: Marion County
Place_Keyword: Marshall County
Place_Keyword: Martin County
Place_Keyword: Miami County
Place_Keyword: Monroe County
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County
Place_Keyword: Morgan County
Place_Keyword: Newton County
Place_Keyword: Noble County
Place_Keyword: Ohio County
Place_Keyword: Orange County
Place_Keyword: Owen County
Place_Keyword: Parke County
Place_Keyword: Perry County
Place_Keyword: Pike County
Place_Keyword: Porter County
Place_Keyword: Posey County
Place_Keyword: Pulaski County
Place_Keyword: Putnam County
Place_Keyword: Randolph County
Place_Keyword: Ripley County
Place_Keyword: Rush County
Place_Keyword: Scott County
Place_Keyword: Shelby County
Place_Keyword: Spencer County
Place_Keyword: St Joseph County
Place_Keyword: Starke County
Place_Keyword: Steuben County
Place_Keyword: Sullivan County
Place_Keyword: Switzerland County
Place_Keyword: Tippecanoe County
Place_Keyword: Tipton County
Place_Keyword: Union County
Place_Keyword: Vanderburgh County
Place_Keyword: Vermillion County
Place_Keyword: Vigo County
Place_Keyword: Wabash County
Place_Keyword: Warren County
Place_Keyword: Warrick County
Place_Keyword: Washington County
Place_Keyword: Wayne County
Place_Keyword: Wells County
Place_Keyword: White County
Place_Keyword: Whitley County
Access_Constraints:
This file is available to anyone, but access may be contingent on written request, specific terms relevant to the agency or person making the request, and/or current freedom of information statutes in the state of Indiana.
Use_Constraints:
DATA DISCLAIMER

This data set was compiled by Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey, using data believed to be accurate; however, a degree of error is inherent in all data. This product is distributed "AS-IS" without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to warranties of suitability to a particular purpose or use. No attempt has been made in either the design or production of these data to define the limits or jurisdiction of any federal, state, or local government. These data are intended for use only at the published scale or smaller and are for reference purposes only. They are not to be construed as a legal document or survey instrument. A detailed on-the-ground survey and historical analysis of a single site may differ from these data.

COPYRIGHT 2003, THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, INDIANA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The information on these media is proprietary to Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey. Any copying, adaptation, distribution, public performance, or public display of this information without the express written consent of Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is discouraged.

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN: Voting Districts for Indiana in 2000 (United States Census Bureau, 1:500,000, Polygon Shapefile), digital representation by Chris Dintaman, 2003.

WARRANTY

Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey warrants that the media on which this product is stored will be free from defect in materials and workmanship for ninety (90) days from the date of acquisition. If such a defect is found, return the media to Publication Sales, Indiana Geological Survey, 611 North Walnut Grove, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 2208, and it will be replaced free of charge.

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

Except for the expressed warranty above, the product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Windows 2000 operating system; ESRI ArcGIS 8.3 shapefile; approximately 3.22 Mb


Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
No formal metadata in the format of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to the source data for this shapefile.

The following is excerpted from the U.S. Census Bureau Web document produced by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to voting districts (<http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/vt_metadata.html>):

"Voting district (VTD) is the generic name for geographic entities, such as precincts, wards, and election districts, established by state, local, and tribal governments for the purpose of conducting elections. States participating in the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program as part of Public Law 94-171 (1975) may provide boundaries, codes, and names for their VTDs to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census Bureau first reported data for VTDs following the 1980 census. Because the U.S. Census Bureau requires that VTDs follow boundaries of census blocks, participating states often adjusted the boundaries of the VTDs they submit for data tabulation purposes to conform to census block boundaries. If requested by the participating state, the U.S. Census Bureau identifies these "adjusted" VTDs as "pseudo-VTDs."

For Census 2000, each VTD is identified by a one- to six-character alphanumeric census code that is unique within county. The code "ZZZZZZ" identifies parts of a county in which no VTDs were identified."

Logical_Consistency_Report: No checks for logical consistency were made.
Completeness_Report:
No formal metadata in the format of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to the source data for this shapefile.

The following is excerpted from the U.S. Census Bureau Web document produced by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to voting districts (<http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/vt_metadata.html>):

"Voting district (VTD) is the generic name for geographic entities, such as precincts, wards, and election districts, established by state, local, and tribal governments for the purpose of conducting elections. States participating in the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program as part of Public Law 94-171 (1975) may provide boundaries, codes, and names for their VTDs to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census Bureau first reported data for VTDs following the 1980 census. Because the U.S. Census Bureau requires that VTDs follow boundaries of census blocks, participating states often adjusted the boundaries of the VTDs they submit for data tabulation purposes to conform to census block boundaries. If requested by the participating state, the U.S. Census Bureau identifies these "adjusted" VTDs as "pseudo-VTDs."

For Census 2000, each VTD is identified by a one- to six-character alphanumeric census code that is unique within county. The code "ZZZZZZ" identifies parts of a county in which no VTDs were identified."

Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
No information was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau pertaining to the horizontal positional accuracy of the source data.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The vertical positional accuracy was not a factor in the production of this data.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 20000101
Title: 2000 Voting Districts for Indiana
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher:
Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Cartographic Operations Branch
Other_Citation_Details:
This source file can be downloaded at the following URL: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/vt2000.html>
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500,000
Type_of_Source_Media: Zip file containing an ESRI shapefile
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000101
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: vt18_d00_shp.zip
Source_Contribution: Voting Districts for Indiana in 2000
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
VT18_D00_SHP.ZIP was downloaded from the USCB and unzipped. ESRI ArcToolBox "Define Projection Wizard" was then used on VT18_D00.SHP to define the projection provided, which was Geographic (Lat/Long) NAD83. ESRI ArcToolBox "Project Wizard" was then used to reproject to UTM Zone 16, NAD83, and the output shapefile was named VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN.SHP. ESRI ArcMap was then used to edit the shapefile, and the following fields were dropped from the attribute table: "Area," "Perimeter," "VT18_D00_," "VT18_D00_I," and "State."

Additionally, a field named "Cnty_Name" was added using the "join tables" function in ESRI ArcMap. The attribute table from CENSUS_COUNTY_TIGER00_IN.SHP was used for this join.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: VT18_D00_SHP.ZIP
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: VT18_D00.SHP
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CENSUS_COUNTY_TIGER00_IN.SHP
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN.SHP
Process_Date: 20031230
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
This metadata file was pre-parsed and parsed using CNS (Chew and Spit, v. 2.6.1) and MP (Metadata Parser, v. 2.7.1) software written by Peter N. Schweitzer (United States Geological Survey). The errors generated by MP were all addressed and corrected, except that no values were assigned to "Abscissa_Resolution" and "Ordinate_Resolution."
Process_Date: 20031230
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference: Indiana
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: 5201


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: Coordinate pair
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution:
Ordinate_Resolution:
Planar_Distance_Units: Meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.26


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN.dbf
Entity_Type_Definition: Shapefile Attribute Table
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: None
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
Attribute_Definition: Feature identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Polygon
Attribute_Definition_Source: Software generated
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Software computed
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: Indiana county identification number
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 3-digit numeric value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: VTD
Attribute_Definition: Identification number of voting district
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: 3- to 5-digit coded value
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Name
Attribute_Definition: Name of voting district
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LSAD
Attribute_Definition: Legal/Statistical Area Description code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LSAD_TRANS
Attribute_Definition: Legal/Statistical Area Description translation
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: text
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Cnty_Name
Attribute_Definition: Indiana county name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: text


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Publication Sales
Contact_Position: Clerk
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 855 7636
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: IGSinfo@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays

Resource_Description: Downloadable data

Distribution_Liability:
COPYRIGHT 2003, THE TRUSTEES OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, INDIANA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The information on these media is proprietary to Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey. Any copying, adaptation, distribution, public performance, or public display of this information without the express written consent of Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is discouraged.

CREDIT

It is requested that the Indiana Geological Survey be cited in any products generated from this data. The following source citation should be included: VOTING_DISTRICTS_USCB_IN: Voting Districts for Indiana in 2000 (United States Census Bureau, 1:500,000, Polygon Shapefile), digital representation by Chris Dintaman, 2003.

WARRANTY

Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey warrants that the media on which this product is stored will be free from defect in materials and workmanship for ninety (90) days from the date of acquisition. If such a defect is found, return the media to Publication Sales, Indiana Geological Survey, 611 North Walnut Grove, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 2208, and it will be replaced free of charge.

LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

Except for the expressed warranty above, the product is provided "AS IS", without any other warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties for product quality, or suitability to a particular purpose or use. The risk or liability resulting from the use of this product is assumed by the user. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey shares no liability with product users indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, loss of revenue or profit, lost or damaged data or other commercial or economic loss. Indiana University, Indiana Geological Survey is not responsible for claims by a third party. The maximum aggregate liability to the original purchaser shall not exceed the amount paid by you for the product.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20031230
Metadata_Review_Date: 20040407
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Indiana Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Chris Dintaman
Contact_Position: Geologist/GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 611 North Walnut Grove
City: Bloomington
State_or_Province: Indiana
Postal_Code: 47405 2208
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 812 856 5654
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 812 855 2862
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: cdintama@indiana.edu
Hours_of_Service: 0800 to 1700 Eastern Standard Time
Contact_Instructions: Monday through Friday, except holidays
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC-CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This metadata file is intended to accompany the data set identified and received from the IGS. It is not to be altered or summarized. IGS does not support secondary distribution. If this data set was received from anyone other than the IGS, this metadata file and the data set it describes may lack integrity.

Generated by mp version 2.7.1 on Tue Dec 30 09:37:17 2003