TIGER/Line 2000 Redistricting Census Files for Montana

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Data Provider U.S. Census Bureau
Date 2000
Content Type Offline Data
Abstract These data are the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER geographic files. The data are in TIGER format and must be converted by 3rd-party software for use with geographic information systems.The data are available by request from the Montana State Library archive and, at the time of the writing of this metadata in 2015, they were available for download from the U.S. Census Bureau web site at the locations given in the distribution information.The TIGER/Line files contain data describing three major types of features/entities; Line Features - 1) Roads 2) Railroads 3) Hydrography 4) Miscellaneous transportation features and selected power lines and pipe lines 5) Political and statistical boundariesLandmark Features - 1) Point landmarks, e.g., schools and churches. 2) Area landmarks, e.g., Parks and cemeteries. 3) Key geographic locations (KGLs), e.g., shopping centers and factories.Polygon features - 1) Geographic entity codes for areas used to tabulate the Census 2000 census statistical data and 1990 geographic areas 2) Locations of area landmarks 3) Locations of KGLsThe line features and polygon information form the majority of data in the TIGER/Line files. Some of the data/attributes describing the lines include coordinates, feature identifiers (names), CFCCs (used to identify the most noticeable characteristic of a feature), address ranges, and geographic entity codes. The TIGER/Line files contain point and area labels that describe landmark features and provide locational reference. Area landmarks consist of a feature name or label and feature type assigned to a polygon or group of polygons. Landmarks may overlap or refer to the same set of polygons. The Census TIGER data base uses collections of spatial objects (points, lines, and polygons) to model or describe real-world geography. The Census Bureau uses these spatial objects to represent features such as streets, rivers, and political boundaries and assigns attributes to these features to identify and describe specific features such as the 500 block of Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.TIGER, TIGER/Line, and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the Bureau of the Census. The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census TIGER data base. The geographic coverage for a single TIGER/Line file is a county or statistical equivalent entity, with the coverage area based on January 1, 2000 legal boundaries.The Census TIGER data base represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts. However, each county-based TIGER/Line file is designed to stand alone as an independent data set.The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files do NOT contain the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and the address ranges are of approximately the same vintage as those appearing in the 1999 TIGER/Line files. That is, the Census Bureau is producing the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files in advance of the computer processing that will ensure that the address ranges in the TIGER/Line files agree with the final Master Address File (MAF) used for tabulating Census 2000.The files contain information distributed over a series of record types for the spatial objects of a county. There are 17 record types, including the basic data record, the shape coordinate points, and geographic codes that can be used with appropriate software to prepare maps. Other geographic information contained in the files includes attributes such as feature identifiers/census feature class codes (CFCC) used to differentiate feature types, address ranges and ZIP Codes, codes for legal and statistical entities, latitude/longitude coordinates of linear and point features, landmark point features, area landmarks, key geographic features, and area boundaries. The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line data dictionary contains a complete list of all the fields in the 17 record types.
Purpose In order for others to use the information in the Census TIGER data base in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the data base in the form of TIGER/Line files. Various versions of the TIGER/Line files have been released; previous versions include the 1990 Census TIGER/Line files, the 1992 TIGER/Line files, the 1994 TIGER/Line files, the 1995 TIGER/Line files, the 1997 TIGER/Line files, the 1998 TIGER/Line files, and the 1999 TIGER/Line files. The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files were originally produced to support the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program.
Supplemental Information
Acknowledgment of the U.S. Bureau of the Census would be appreciated for products derived from these files. TIGER, TIGER/Line, and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the Bureau of the Census. The Montana State Library provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The Library did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The Library provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the Library be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The Library makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The Library reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Distributor U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census Geography Division
PO Box 201800
Telephone: 301-763-1128
Distribution liability No warranty, expressed or implied is made and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the positional or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Government in the use of these files.
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[Parent] Montana State Library Census and TIGER Data Collection, 1990-2010
[Sibling] Landmarks from 1992 U.S. Census Bureau TIGER files
[Sibling] Montana 1990 Census Block Group Boundaries
[Sibling] Montana 1990 Census Minor Civil Divisions
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Census Block Groups
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Census Blocks with Population and Housing Unit data.
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Census County Block Maps
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Census County Divisions
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Census Tracts
[Sibling] Montana 2000 Urbanized Areas/Urban Clusters
[Sibling] Montana 2010 Census Voting Districts (VTD)
[Sibling] Montana Census Blocks with Population Data, 1990
[Sibling] Montana Census Blocks with Population Data, 2000
[Sibling] Montana Census Blocks with Population Data, 2010
[Sibling] Montana Incorporated and Census Designated Places, 2000
[Sibling] Montana Incorporated and Census Designated Places, 2010
[Sibling] Montana Incorporated Places and Census Designated Places, 1992
[Sibling] Montana State Line from TIGER files
[Sibling] Montana Urban Areas from U.S. Census Bureau 1992 TIGER files
[Sibling] Thompson Falls, Montana 1980 Census Enumeration Districts
[Sibling] TIGER 1992 Data for Montana
[Sibling] TIGER 2000 Redistricting Census Data, with 2000 Census Block Population Counts
[Sibling] TIGER 2000 UA Census Data for Montana
[Sibling] TIGER/Line 1990 Census Files for Montana
[Sibling] TIGER/Line 2000 Redistricting Census Files for Montana
[Sibling] Whitefish 1980 Census Enumeration Districts

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