Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Congressional Districts, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/56122.

Item Identification

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

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.

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.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is NAD 1983 (ESPG: 4269). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

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 116th Congress
None House of Representatives
None US Congress
None US Senate

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

City: Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
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. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: ORIGINATORS: NOAA's Ocean Service, Office for Coastal Management (OCM); Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 836717
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: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 836719
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: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

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: 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: 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
Description:

publication date

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

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. https://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 836725
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/CongressionalDistricts.zip
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 2

CC ID: 836723
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/MarineCadastre/BoundariesAndRegions/MapServer
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 3

CC ID: 836726
Download URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

Distribution 4

CC ID: 836724
Download URL: https://www.coast.noaa.gov/
Distributor:
Description:

Data access URL

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 836714
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/data
Name: MarineCadastre.gov Data Registry
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 2

CC ID: 836715
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/nationalviewer
Name: MarineCadastre.gov National Viewer
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

URL 3

CC ID: 836716
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data
Name: Digital Coast Data section
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

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

116th Congressional Districts

CC ID: 836711
Contact Name: US Census Bureau
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2019-03-01
Citation URL: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/
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
Description:

• Downloaded Congressional District shape from: https://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2018/CD/ • Downloaded member data from: http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/excel-labels-116.xls • Copied FIPS state codes table from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Information_Processing_Standard_state_code 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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_United_States_Senators 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 (ENT) Congressional Districts

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 56122
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2019-04-25 11:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-07-02 15:17+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