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Metadata: Minor Civil Divisions, Minnesota, 2010

Minor Civil Divisions, Minnesota, 2010

This page last updated: 03/14/2012
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.
Browse Graphic View a sample of the data.
Time Period of Content Date 2010
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2010 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Distributor Organization LCC-GIS
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.

Full Metadata

Minor Civil Divisions, Minnesota, 2010

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1. Identification Information
2. Data Quality Information
3. Spatial Data Organization Information
4. Spatial Reference Information
5. Entity and Attribute Information
6. Distribution Information
7. Metadata Reference Information

 
Section 1 Identification Information   Top of page
Originator LCC-GIS
Title Minor Civil Divisions, Minnesota, 2010
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 2010 TIGER/Line files as part of the most recent redistricting effort.
Time Period of Content Date 2010
Currentness Reference Data current as of 2010 Census Bureau TIGER line file publication
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency As needed
Spatial Extent of Data State of Minnesota
Bounding Coordinates -97.269853
-89.389133
49.404387
43.435244
Place Keywords Minnesota
Theme Keywords boundaries, Municipal boundary, municipal boundaries, MCD boundary, MCD boundaries, minor civil division boundary, minor civil division boundaries, city and township boundaries, jurisdictional boundary, jurisdictional boundaries, city boundary, township boundary, political township, unorganized territory, city, township
Theme Keyword Thesaurus mcd
city
cities
town
towns
township
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC-GIS
100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 55
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail:
Browse Graphic none available
Browse Graphic File Description View a sample of the data.
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 The 2010 TIGER/Line file contains county, town, and city boundaries as of January 1, 2010. There are nine cities that do not appear in TIGER. They are cities that historically depended on their surrounding township for election administration and for that reason have not been separately tracked by the Census Bureau, even after they ceased to be dependent. 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 2010." The cities are: Beardsley, Johnson, and Ortonville in Big Stone County; Calumet, Marble, Nashwauk, and Taconite in Itasca County; and Aurora and Kinney in St. Louis County.

The counties along Minnesota's northern border tend to have few people and fewer roads. They have created precincts in unorganized territory along public land survey lines. Before the 2010 census, the Census Bureau refused to recognize these invisible precinct boundaries and instead put the TIGER precinct boundaries along recognizable, visible physical features, such as rivers and lakes. They made the unorganized territory boundaries conform to the precinct boundaries. For the 2010 census, the Census Bureau used GPS units to locate housing units and began to allow the use of public land survey lines for precinct boundaries. Unfortunately, the Bureau did not change the boundaries of the unorganized territories to conform to the newly-recognized precinct boundaries, so the TIGER file contains a large number of erroneous unorganized territories in Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, and Itasca counties. The GIS Office has moved the unorganized territory boundaries to conform to the precinct boundaries and changed the unorganized territory names accordingly. A list of these changes, and the other changes to county subdivision names and numbers described below, is shown in Appendix A

In Beltrami County, TIGER 2010 has the unorganized territory of Upper Red Lake. The GIS Office has divided it into North Beltrami Unorganized Territory and Lower Red Lake Unorganized Territory, in accordance with the precinct names there.

In Itasca County, TIGER 2010 shows a part of Northeast Itasca Unorganized Territory as Effie Unorganized Territory. The GIS Office has corrected that.

In Lake of the Woods County, TIGER 2010 shows 21 townships that are actually unorganized territory with different boundaries and different names. The GIS Office has corrected that.

In Nicollet County, TIGER 2010 shows a few blocks as part of the City of Le Sueur that the GIS Office has corrected to be part of Lake Prairie Township.

In Scott County, TIGER 2010 shows a few blocks as part of the Credit Lake Township that the GIS Office has corrected to be part of Spring Lake Township.

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 6
Geographic Reference for Tabular Data None
Spatial Object Type Vector
Vendor Specific Object Types 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
Distance Resolution
Altitude Datum Not applicable
Altitude Units Not applicable
Depth Datum Not applicable
Depth Units Not applicable
UTM Zone Number 15
 
Section 5 Entity and Attribute Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Entity and Attribute Overview AREA: Total area of polygon in suare miles
COUNTY: FIPS County Code
MCD: FIPS Minor Civil Division Code
NAME: MCD Name and Type (e.g., 'Angle Unorganized')
MCD_NAME: MCD Name (e.g., 'Angle')
TYPE: MCD Type (City, Township, and Unorganized)
''POP2000'' Population 2000
''POPULATION'' Population 2010
''HISPANIC_O'' Hispanic Origin
''NH_WHT'' Non-Hispanic White
''NH_DOJ_BLK'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
''NH_DOJ_IND'' Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
''NH_DOJ_ASN'' 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
''F18_POP_20'' 18+ Population 2000
''F18_POP'' 18+ Population 2010
''H18_POP'' 18+ Hispanic
''NH18_WHT'' 18+ Non-Hispanic White
''NH18_DOJ_B'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Black
''NH18_DOJ_I'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Indian
''NH18_DOJ_A'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department 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_1'' 18+ Non-Hispanic (Department of Justice) Other Multi Race
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

For links to more information about the state and county FIPS codes, see: http://www.mngeo.state.mn.us/committee/standards/standards_adopted_devel.html
 
Section 6 Distribution Information Top of full metadata Top of page
Publisher LCC-GIS
Publication Date 03/14/2012
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC-GIS
100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 55
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-296-0098
FAX: 651-297-3699
E-mail:
Distributor's Data Set Identifier mcd2010
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 N/A
Transfer Size 8 mb
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 03/14/2012
Contact Person Information Lee Meilleur, Director
LCC-GIS
100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 55
St. Paul, MN 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.gis.state.mn.us/stds/metadata.htm

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