Metadata for Montana Congressional Districts Metadata for Montana Congressional Districts
Identification Information:
Citation:
Originator: Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission
Publication date: 11/12/2021
Title: Montana Congressional Districts
Publication place: Helena, Montana
Publisher: Montana State Library
Online linkage: https://ftpgeoinfo.msl.mt.gov/Data/Spatial/MSDI/AdministrativeBoundaries/
Larger Work Citation:
Title: Montana Administrative Boundaries ArcGIS Server Map Service
Online linkage: https://mslservices.mt.gov/Geographic_Information/Data/DataList/datalist_Details.aspx?did={a43101d4-295a-4bcb-890c-3218abbda60e}

Abstract:
The congressional districts are mapped from the 2020 US Census Bureau blocks by the Office of Legislative Information Services, Montana Legislative Services Division. They have been projected to Montana State Plane NAD83 (2011).Congressional Districts are the 435 areas from which people are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After the apportionment of congressional seats among the States based on census population counts, each State is responsible for establishing congressional districts for the purpose of electing representatives. Each congressional district is to be as equal in population to all other congressional districts in a State as practicable.
Purpose:
Pursuant to Article V, section 14(3), of the Constitution of the State of Montana, the Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission has adopted the state's congressional districts on November 12, 2021.

Time period of content:
Calendar date: 11/24/2021
Currentness reference: publication date
Status:
Maintenance and update frequency: As needed
Access constraints: None
Use constraints:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services 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.
Point of contact:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-0113


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Data set credit:
US Census Bureau, Montana Legislative Services Division, Montana State Library
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Data Quality Information:
Lineage:

Process step:
The congressional districts were created from the 2020 US Census Blocks. The new districts were adopted on November 12, 2021. They have been projected into Montana State Plane NAD83(2011) meters [wkid: 6514]. The schema includes fields for the Montana Secretary of State's election system as well as fields maintained by the US Census Bureau.
Process date: 11/24/2021
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Spatial Data Organization Information:
Point and vector object information:
SDTS object type: GT-polygon composed of chains
SDTS object count: 2
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Spatial Reference Information:
Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Map projection:
Map projection name: NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Lambert conformal conic:
NAD 1983 2011 StatePlane Montana FIPS 2500
Standard parallel: 45.0
Standard parallel: 49.0
Longitude of central meridian: -109.5
Latitude of projection origin: 44.25
False easting: 600000.0
False northing: 0.0
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: D NAD 1983 2011
Ellipsoid name: GRS 1980
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222101
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Entity and Attribute Information:
Entity type label: CongresionalDistricts

Attribute label: OBJECTID
Attribute definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: DistrictNumber

Attribute label: DistrictName

Attribute label: DistrictCode

Attribute label: Notes

Attribute label: Source

Attribute label: Metadata

Attribute label: LastUpdate

Attribute label: ID_UK

Attribute label: Congressional

Attribute label: STATEFP

Attribute label: CDFP

Attribute label: GEOID

Attribute label: NAMELSAD

Attribute label: LSAD

Attribute label: CDSESSN

Attribute label: MTFCC

Attribute label: FUNCSTAT

Attribute label: ALAND

Attribute label: AWATER

Attribute label: INTPTLAT

Attribute label: INTPTLON

Attribute label: SHAPE
Attribute definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute domain: Coordinates defining the features.

Attribute label: SHAPE_Length
Attribute definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Attribute label: SHAPE_Area
Attribute definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

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Distribution Information:
Distributor:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-0113


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Resource description: Downloadable Data


Distribution liability:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services 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.
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Metadata Reference Information:
Metadata date: 11/24/2021
Metadata contact:
Montana State Library
P.O. Box 201800
Helena, MT 59620-0113


Telephone: 406-444-5354
TDD/TTY telephone: Montana Relay 711
Fax: 406-444-0266
E-Mail: geoinfo@mt.gov


Metadata use constraints:
The Montana State Library Geographic Information Services 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.
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