Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: U.S. Congressional Districts, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/52781.

Item Identification

Title: U.S. Congressional Districts
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2017-02
Abstract:

This layer depicts the 115th Congressional Districts for the United States, with attributes listing the elected officials for the 115th Congress. Elected to a two-year term, each representative serves the people of a specific congressional district by introducing bills and serving on committees, among other duties. The districts are symbolized by the political party of the current representative.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Notes:

11028

Supplemental Information:

Spatial_Reference_Information:

Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:

Geographic:

Latitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Longitude_Resolution: 0.00001

Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees

Geodetic_Model:

Horizontal_Datum_Name: D WGS 1984

Ellipsoid_Name: WGS 1984

Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0

Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257223563

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category society
None 115th Congress
None House of Representatives
None Senate
None US Congress

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None United States

Physical Location

Organization: Office for Coastal Management
City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 755470
Date Effective From: 2017-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 755472
Date Effective From: 2017-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 755473
Date Effective From: 2017-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 755471
Date Effective From: 2017-02
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 755468
W° Bound: -179.231101
E° Bound: 179.859666
N° Bound: 71.441059
S° Bound: -14.601806

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 755467
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2017-02

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Vector: Yes

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

zip download and REST map service

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. https://marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 755474
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CongressionalDistricts.zip
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-02 - Present)
File Name: Congressional Districts (115th Congress)
Description:

zip download

Distribution 2

CC ID: 755475
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/BoundariesAndRegions/MapServer
Distributor: NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM) (2017-02 - Present)
File Name: Congressional Districts (115th Congress)
Description:

Esri REST map service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 755476
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
URL Type:
Online Resource

URL 2

CC ID: 755477
URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 755479
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-12
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 755478
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-14
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 755480
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

115th Congressional Districts

CC ID: 755484
Contact Name: US Office of Clerk
Publish Date: 2017-02-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-02
Citation URL: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/
Source Contribution:

Shapefile data downloaded from US Census Bureau. US House of Representatives info was added to data by NOAA OCM with info provided by US Office of Clerk. | Type of Source Media: online

115th Congressional Districts

CC ID: 755483
Contact Name: US Census Bureau
Publish Date: 2017-02-01
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-02
Citation URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2016/CD/
Source Contribution:

Shapefile data downloaded from US Census Bureau. US House of Representatives info was added to data by NOAA OCM with info provided by US Office of Clerk. | Type of Source Media: online

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 755485
Description:

+ Downloaded Congressional District shape from: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2016/CD/

+ Downloaded member data from: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/excel-labels-115.xls

+ Copied and pasted table from: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/olmbr.aspx to excel document

+ Copied FIPS state codes table and saved as a new sheet in the excel document

+ Opened shapefile in map document and saved as a feature class in a file geodatabase

+ Joined FIPS table to new feature class based on numeric code

+ Exported as a new feature class to keep new fields

+ Joined member data table to new feature class based on state/district code

+ Exported as a new feature class to keep new fields

+ Merged the 7 features that were considered vacant (because they were placed over water) into adjacent features

+ Explode all multi-part polygons (kept multi-part polygons for download version of data)

+ Copied US Senators table from: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ and saved as a new sheet in the excel document

+ Joined senators table to members feature class based on state

+ Exported as a new feature class to keep new fields

+ Projected into WGS 1984 Auxiliary Sphere

+ Delete all superfluous fields

Process Date/Time: 2017-02-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) U.S. Congressional Districts

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 52781
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-05-31 12:20+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-10-26
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-10-27