Congressional District Boundaries for the State of New Jersey, 2012 - 2022; unofficial, nj_munis - based  
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Congressional District Boundaries for the State of New Jersey, 2012 - 2022; unofficial, nj_munis - based
 
Keywords:
  Theme:   congress, districts, politics, boundary, boundaries, Congressional Districts, condis, Govt_admin_condis, boundaries 
  Place:   New Jersey 
 
Description:
  Abstract:  This polygon layer delineates the US Congressional District boundaries in New Jersey, 2012 - 2022. This version of the layer uses high-quality base map spatial data published by the State of New Jersey, instead of Census Bureau geographic data (TIGER.) Where no higher-quality data were available, the TIGER lines were used.This layer, which overlays correctly the highest quality municipal boundary data for New Jersey is an UNofficial version; by law, the official version is based on US Census data (geographic and demographic.)
  Purpose:  The data and map were created to re-apportion representation of the citizens of New Jersey in the United States House of Representatives, following the 2010 decennial census. These districts apply to the election of U.S. Representatives from New Jersey beginning in 2012 with the election of the 113th Congress.This revised version of the data was created in order to overlay properly with high-quality vector framework GIS data published by the State of New Jersey.
  Supplemental Information:  Congressional Districts are areas bounded on all sides by visible features such as streets, roads, streams, railroad tracks, and/or by nonvisible boundaries such as census block, city, town, township, county limits, and short line-of-sight extensions of roads or other linear features. Municipalities split between congressional districts were split by snapping to these lines.The original layer was created by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission, 2011 Congressional Commission, based on geographic and demographic data from the US Census Bureau, 2010 census.This version of the layer uses high-quality base map spatial data published by the State of New Jersey, instead of Census Bureau geographic data (TIGER.) Districts established by the Redistricting Commission were re-created using Municipal Boundaries (nj_munis), roads (NJ_Roadway_Network), hydrography (streams), and 2007-2008 statewide orthoimagery; where no higher-quality data were available, the TIGER lines were used. This data set is published in NAD83 NJ State Plane coordinates, US Survey feet. Members of the 2011 Congressional Commission: 13th member John Farmer, Jr. , Chairman. Mr. Farmer was chosen by the 12 original commissioners. Democrats Michael Baker (Delegation Vice-Chair) Nilsa Cruz-Perez Edward Farmer Jeannine Frisby LaRue Joseph Roberts, Jr. (Delegation Chairman) Philip Thigpen Republicans Caroline Casagrande Michael DuHaime (Delegation Chairman) Sherine El-Abd Aubrey Fenton Eric Jaso M. Susan Sheppard
 
Publisher Information
  Publisher:   NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT), Office of Geographic Information Systems (OGIS) 
  Publication Place:   Trenton, NJ 
  Publication Date:   20120224 
  Direct NJGIN
metadata link:  
https://njgin.state.nj.us/NJ_NJGINExplorer/ShowMetadata.jsp?docId=06E21A94-87F9-11E1-9162-0003BA02A824 
 
Spatial Domain:
  West Coordinate:   -75.587306 
  East Coordinate:   -73.890363 
  North Coordinate:   41.357565 
  South Coordinate:   38.924819 
  Coverage Area:   New Jersey 
 
Spatial Data Information:
  Data Type:   Vector 
  Data Format:   AVSHP 
  Data Projection:   Transverse Mercator 
 
 
Status of the Data:
  Progress:   Complete 
  Data Update Frequency:   Irregular 
 
Data Storage and Access Information:
  Access Constraints:  none
  Use Constraints:  This data set is not a survey document and should not be used as such. The polygons delineated in this data set do not represent legal boundaries.See Purpose and Data Quality sections for conditions that limit appropriate uses.Acknowledgement of the data set provider, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology, Office of Geographic Information Systems (NJOIT - OGIS), would be appreciated for maps, data or other products derived from this data set.
  Online Linkage:  https://njgin.state.nj.us/oit/gis/download/condis_shp.zip

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