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Metadata: 2000 Minor Civil Divisions

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2000 Minor Civil Divisions

This page last updated: 01/31/14
Metadata created using Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines


Metadata Summary

Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission - GIS Office
Abstract This is a polygon data set for cities & townships, also called MCDs or Minor Civil Divisions.
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Time Period of Content Date 2000
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2000 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization Legislative Coordinating Commissions - GIS Office
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:
- DBF file
- SHP file
- SHX file
After downloading this self extracting 'zip' file (which will have an '.exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. Doing this will automatically extract the files described above. You can then delete file types that you do not need, if any.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" in Section 6 of this metadata.


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2000 Minor Civil Divisions

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1. Identification
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3. Spatial Data Organization
4. Spatial Reference
5. Entity and Attribute
6. Distribution
7. Metadata Reference
 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator Legislative Coordinating Commission - GIS Office
Title 2000 Minor Civil Divisions
Abstract This is a polygon data set for cities & townships, also called MCDs or Minor Civil Divisions.
Purpose This database of Minnesota city and township boundaries (MCDs) was developed from U.S. Census Bureau 2000 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
Time Period of Content Date 2000
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2000 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.5
-89.0
49.5
43.0
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords mcd
city
cities
town
towns
township
Theme Keyword Thesaurus
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC GIS Office
Room 85; State Office Building
St. Paul, MN, Minnesota 55155
Phone: Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: Fax: 651-297-3699
E-mail:
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Browse Graphic File Description
Associated Data Sets MCD boundary files representing previous years can be obtained from the LCC - GIS Office ftp site.

 
Section 2 Data Quality Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Attribute Accuracy
Logical Consistency
Completeness City and Township boundaries are complete statewide
Horizontal Positional Accuracy
Vertical Positional Accuracy Not Applicable
Lineage Census Bureau TIGER/Line File, Version 2000
After the data was received from the Census Bureau, Legislative GIS staff added/standardized the attribute items, and created Maptitude Caliper files that were converted to ESRI Shapefiles. More information about the PL-94-171 data can be found at US Census Bureau.
The 2000 TIGER/Line file contains town and city boundaries as of January 1, 2000. There are 11 cities that do not appear in TIGER. They are cities that historically have depended on their surrounding township for election administration and for that reason have not been separately tracked by the Census Bureau. The GIS Office has assigned each of these cities an unofficial FIPS (federal information processing standard) code and added it to Minnesota's redistricting geography, called LCC 2000. The cities are: Beardsley, Johnson, and Ortonville in Big Stone County; Calumet, Grand Rapids, La Prairie, Marble, Nashwauk, and Taconite in Itasca County; and Aurora and Kinney in St. Louis County. Some counties include unorganized territories that have served as election precincts but were not reported to the Census Bureau in time to be included in TIGER. The GIS Office has added them to the LCC 2000 file. They are: Peatland in Kittson County and America/Beltrami Island, Clear River/Oaks, and Jadis in Roseau County. Lake Superior has historically been included as an appendage to one of the towns in St. Louis, Lake, and Cook counties. The GIS Office has made it a separate unorganized territory in each of these counties.
Source Scale Denominator
 
Section 3 Spatial Data Organization Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Native Data Set Environment Maptitude 4.5
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types Arc, Polygon
Tiling Scheme State
 
Section 4 Spatial Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Horizontal Coordinate Scheme UTM
Ellipsoid GRS80
Horizontal Datum NAD83
Horizontal Units Meters
UTM Zone Number 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview
ID    
AREA
DATA
COUNTY FIPS County Code, 2000
MCD Minor Civil Division Codes, 2000
NAME MCDs Name
MCD_NAME MCDs Name
TYPE MCD Type (City, Township, and Unorganized)
POPULATION Population 1990
POPULATION1 Population 1999
POPULATION2 Population 2000
HISPANIC_O Hispanic Origin
HISPANIC_1 Hispanic Origin %
NH_WHT Non-Hispanic White
NH_DOJ_BLK Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
NH_DOJ_BL1 Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black %
NH_DOJ_IND Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
NH_DOJ_IN1 Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian %
NH_DOJ_ASN Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian
NH_DOJ_AS1 Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian %
NH_DOJ_HWN Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Hawaiian
NH_DOJ_OTH Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Race
NH_DOJ_OT1 Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Multi Race
NH_OTHM Non-Hispanic Other Multi Race
MINORITY Total Minority Population
F18_POP_19 18+ Population 1990
F18_POP 18+ Population 2000
H18_POP 18+ Hispanic
H18_POP1 18+ Hispanic %
NH18_WHT 18+ Non-Hispanic White
NH18_DOJ_B 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
NH18_DOJ_1 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Black %
NH18_DOJ_I 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
NH18_DOJ_2 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Indian %
NH18_DOJ_A 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Asian
NH18_DOJ_3 18+ Non-Hispanic (Dep. of Justice) Asian %
NH18_DOJ_H 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Hawaiian
NH18_DOJ_O 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Race
NH18_DOJ_4 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Multi Race
NH18_OTHM 18+ Non-Hispanic Other Multi Race
F18_MINORI 18+ Minority Population
BLKD Population Density - Black
ASND Population Density - Asian
INDD Population Density - Indian
HSPD Population Density - Hispanic
BLKCLASS Black Population Density Class
ASNCLASS Asian Population Density Class
INDCLASS Indian Population Density Class
HSPCLASS Hispanic Population Density Class
Entity and Attribute Detailed Citation ''Black'' - Non Hispanic Black or African American + Non Hispanic Black or African American and White

''Asian'' - Non Hispanic Asian + Non Hispanic Asian and White

''Hispanic'' - Hispanic of Any Race

''Indian'' - Non Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native + Non Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native and White

''Other'' - Non Hispanic Some Other Race

''Other Multi Race'' - Where more than one minority race is listed
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher LCC-GIS Office
Publication Date 03/29/2001
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur
Director
LCC-GIS Office
Room 85; State Office Building
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail:
Distributor's Data Set Identifier mcd2000
Distribution Liability The Geographic Information System (GIS) Data to which this notice is attached are made available pursuant to the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). THE GIS DATA ARE PROVIDED TO YOU AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY AS TO THEIR PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. The GIS Data were developed by the LCC - GIS Office for its own internal business purposes. The LCC - GIS Office does not represent or warrant that the GIS Data or the data documentation are error-free, complete, current, or accurate. You are responsible for any consequences resulting from your use of the GIS Data or your reliance on the GIS Data. You should consult the data documentation for this particular GIS Data to determine the limitations of the GIS Data and the precision with which the GIS Data may depict distance, direction, location, or other geographic features. If you transmit or provide the GIS Data (or any portion of it) to another user, the GIS Data must include a copy of this disclaimer.
Transfer Format Name Shapefile
Transfer Format Version Number
Transfer Size 6.95MB
Ordering Instructions This data set is distributed on the internet by clicking below after 'Online Linkage'. Doing so will tell your browser to start downloading a self extracting 'ZIP' file which will contain the following:
- DBF file
- SHP file
- SHX file
After downloading this self extracting 'zip' file (which will have an '.exe' extension), simply execute (run) the file. Doing this will automatically extract the files described above. You can then delete file types that you do not need, if any.
Online Linkage Click here to download data. (See Ordering Instructions above for details.) By clicking here, you agree to the notice in "Distribution Liability" above.
 
Section 7 Metadata Reference Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Metadata Date 12/14/2001
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, GIS Manager
LCC-Geographic Information Services
Room 55; State Office Building
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail:
Metadata Standard Name Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines
Metadata Standard Version 1.2
Metadata Standard Online Linkage http://www.lmic.state.mn.us/gc/stds/metadata.htm



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