Louisiana Economic Enterprise Zones, Geographic NAD83, LDED (2005)

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What does this data set describe?

Title:
Louisiana Economic Enterprise Zones, Geographic NAD83, LDED (2005)
Abstract:
This dataset contains Enterprise Zones as they are defined by the Financial Incentives Division, Office of Commerce and Industry, Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LDED).
Supplemental_Information:
Detailed information is available on the LDED web site: <http://www.lded.state.la.us/come-to-louisiana/business-resources/state-business-incentives/enterprise-zone.aspx>
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC), and Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program Coordinator - Financial Incentives Division Office of Commerce and Industry Department of Economic Dev., 2005, Louisiana Economic Enterprise Zones, Geographic NAD83, LDED (2005).

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -94.043258
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.255775
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.019544
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.862491

  3. What does it look like?

    <URL:la_enterprise_zone_LDED_2005.gif> (GIF)

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Calendar_Date: 2000
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

      This is a Vector data set. It contains the following vector data types (SDTS terminology):

      • G-polygon (1418)

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Longitudes are given to the nearest 0.000000. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Decimal degrees.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.000000.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257222.

      Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
      Altitude_System_Definition:
      Altitude_Resolution: 0.000010
      Altitude_Encoding_Method:
      Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    la_enterprise_zone_LDED_2005
    Enterprise Zones within Louisiana

    Shape
    Feature geometry. (Source: ESRI)

    Coordinates defining the features.

    OBJECTID

    GIST_ID

    FIPSSTCO
    State and County FIPS code (Source: LAGIC)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:FIPS CODE
    Codeset Source:U.S. Census Bureau

    TRACT
    Census Tract ID (Source: US Census Bureau)

    GROUP_
    Blockgroup ID (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

    STFID
    Attriubte join field. 2005 Census contain updates to geographic features that are not compatable with the 2000 Summary File (SF) demographics tables. (Source: LAGIC)

    Formal codeset
    Codeset Name:FIPS Code by State, County, Tract, and Blockgroup
    Codeset Source:LAGIC

    STFID_OLD
    Attribute Join field compatable with the 2000 Summary File (SF) demographic tables. (Source: LAGIC)

    PARISH
    Parish Name (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

    DISTRICT
    Planning District (Source: LA Dept. of Economic Development)

    Range of values
    Minimum:1
    Maximum:8

    TRACT_NAME
    Tract Name (Source: US Census Bureau)

    BLOCKGROUP
    Blockgroup Name (Source: U.S. Census Bureau)

    D
    unknown (Source: LA Dept. of Economic Development)

    PLACE
    Incorporated Place Name associated with the Enterprise Zone (Source: LA Dept. of Economic Development)

    Place Name.

    Shape_Area
    Area of feature in internal units squared. (Source: ESRI)

    Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

    DESCRIPTIO
    Characterization of the parish. (Source: LA Dept. of Economic Development)

    ValueDefinition
    Rural ParishA rural parish.
    Urban ParishAn urban parish.

    FID
    Internal feature number. (Source: ESRI)

    Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.

    Shape_Leng

    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
    Financial Incentives Division Office of Commerce and Industry Department of Economic Development.


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Louisiana Department of Economic Development

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
    E313 Howe-Russell
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
    USA


Why was the data set created?

Enterprise Zones (EZ) are areas defined by the Department of Economic Development (LDED) for the purpose of encouraging economic growth by offering tax credits and incentives to businesses locating or expanding in designated enterprise zone areas.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    (source 1 of 2)
    U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Divisi, 2005, TIGER/Line 2005 First Edition.

    Online Links:

    Source_Contribution:
    United States Census Bureau (Census) TIGER/Line 2005 First Edition.

    (source 2 of 2)
    Financial Incentives Division O, Department of Economic Development, 2000, The Enterprise Zone (EZ) Program.

    Online Links:

    Source_Contribution:
    Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program Coordinator - Financial Incentives Division Office of Commerce and Industry, Department of Economic Development

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: Jan-2005 (process 1 of 1)
    Census Blockgroups features defining the Enterprise Zones within each parish were extracted and saved as a new feature class. Attributes provided by the LA Dept. of Economic Development were added to the features.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
    E313 Howe-Russell
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
    USA

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Attributes were defined by Louisiana Enterprise Zone Program Coordinator - Financial Incentives Division, Office of Commerce and Industry, Department of Economic Development.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Positional Accuracy is consistent with that defined by the TIGER/Line 2005 First Edition data issued by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    Parish Enterprise Zone definitions were provided by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LDED). The data consisted of the Census Blockgroup and Tract designation, 2000 population, and associated Louisiana Planning and Development District.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    The smallest unit of an Enterprise Zones (EZ) is the Census Blockgroup. Aggregated Blockgroups define Census Tracts, which are used to define the extent of the EZ. TIGER/Line 2005 First Edition Blockgroups and Tracts were used for this dataset.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: none.
Use_Constraints: none.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
    E313 Howe-Russell
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
    USA

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Downloadable Data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    This data is provided as is, without warranty of any kind. User assumes all responsibility for the use of this data.

  4. How can I download or order the data?


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 12-Oct-2007
Metadata author:
Louisiana Geographic Information Center (LAGIC)
E313 Howe-Russell
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
USA

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Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)
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