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Office for Coastal Management, 2022: Congressional Districts,

Item Identification

Title: Congressional Districts
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2019-05-16

This layer depicts the 116th Congressional Districts for the United States. Found within this layer is the listing of the 116th House of Representatives. 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.


To support ocean planning activities pursuant to the Executive Order Regarding the Ocean Policy to Advance the Economic, Security, and Environmental Interests of the United States, the Energy Policy Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Rivers and Harbors Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act.


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category planningCadastre
None 116th Congress
None coastal
None House of Representatives
None planning
None renewable energy
None U.S. Congress
None U.S. Senate

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
None Territorial Sea
None United States of America

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Distribution Liability:

Data Set Credit: U.S. Census Bureau, NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Support Roles

Point of Contact

CC ID: 836718
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address:
Phone: (843) 740-1202


Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 836722
W° Bound: -179.231086
E° Bound: 179.859681
N° Bound: 71.439786
S° Bound: -14.601813

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 836721
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2019-05-16

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

For coastal and ocean planning

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 836726
Download URL:
Description: Data Registry

Distribution 2

CC ID: 836725
Download URL:

Data Quality


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.



116th Congressional Districts

CC ID: 836711
Contact Name: US Census Bureau
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2019-03-01
Citation URL:
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

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.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 836712

• Downloaded Congressional District shape from: • Downloaded member data from: • Copied FIPS state codes table from: 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 3 features that were considered vacant (because they were placed over water) into adjacent features • Copied US Senators table from: 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: 2019-03-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Congressional Districts

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56122
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:56122
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-04-25 11:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-01-10 23:22+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-04-25
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-04-25