The District of Columbia

Advisory Neighborhood Commission

Advisory Neighborhood Commission

by Office of Planning on 20120608

Keywords
About: boundary, Advisory Neighborhood Commission, ANC, SMD, Ward
Taking place at: Washington DC, Ward, District of Columbia, DC, DC GIS, DCGIS

Abstract

Advisory Neighborhood Commissions (ANCs) are collections of Single Member Districts (SMDs). ANCs allow input from an advisory board made up of the residents of the neighborhoods directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to Federal agencies. This data set reflects the boundaries approved by the DC Council in May, 2012, for official 2013 ANCs.

ANC's consider a wide range of policies and programs affecting their neighborhoods. These include traffic, parking, recreation, street improvements, liquor licenses, zoning, economic development, police protection, sanitation and trash collection, and the District's annual budget. No public policy area is excluded from the purview of the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.

The intent of the ANC legislation is to ensure input from an advisory board made up of the residents of the neighborhoods directly affected by government action. The ANCs are the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. ANCs present their positions and recommendations on issues to various District government agencies, the Executive Branch, and the Council. They also present testimony to independent agencies, boards and commissions, usually under rules of procedure specific to those entities. By law, the ANCs may also present their positions to Federal agencies.

All DC GIS data is stored and exported in Maryland State Plane coordinates NAD 83 meters.

METADATA CONTENT IS IN PROCESS OF VALIDATION AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Purpose

ANCs are used for the planning and management of Washington by local government agencies. This specific data set was created for the specific purpose of printing maps of each of the various ANCs (and their associated Single Member Districts, or SMDs) on a letter-sized sheet of paper. Boundaries of the underlying SMDs were digitized with sufficient accuracy for this purpose, and may or may not be sufficiently accurate for other purposes.

Use constraints

Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Point of contact

Charlie Richman
in DC Office of Planning

801 N Capitol St, NE # 4000
Washington DC, 20002, USA

fax: 202-442-7637
hours: 8:30am - 5pm

Data accuracy

Accuracy
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change.

Completeness
Data believed to be complete and accurate, subject to change.

Lineage / Sources

  • Single Member District Boundaries
    vector,
Lineage / Processes

in DC Office of Planning



2002 boundaries were used as a starting point. Changes to 2002 boundaries were made using the trace tool on the geographic features referenced in the legislation text (street centerlines, census blocks, lot boundaries, ward boundaries) and merged with/split from the 2002 boundaries. Where the legislation text described boundaries that didn't follow existing features, boundaries were digitized freehand.

Distribution

Most DC GIS datasets can be downloaded from "http://dcgis.dc.gov" on the data center page. Orders can also be made by contacting OCTO GIS at "dcgis@dc.gov", especially for datasets not available for download.

Distribution liability
Acknowledgment of the DC Geographic Information Systems Program (DC GIS). The District of Columbia Government makes no claims as to the completeness, accuracy or content of any data contained hereon, and makes no representation of any kind, including, but not limited to, the warranty of the accuracy or fitness for a particular use, nor are any such warranties to be implied or inferred with respect to the information or data furnished herein.

Distributed by
GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 south
Washington DC, 20001, USA

fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30am - 5pm

Entity

ANCPly / DCOP
DC Template

Attributes

  • SHAPE_LEN / ESRI
    Internal feature number.
  • WEB_URL / ESRI
    Web site url
  • Shape / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • OBJECTID / DCGIS
    Object ID
  • GIS_ID
    Sequential OCTO-GIS number
  • ANC_ID
    ANC identifier
  • NAME / ESRI
    ANC Name
  • SHAPE / ESRI
    Feature geometry.
  • SHAPE_AREA / ESRI
    Area of feature in internal units squared.

Metadata

FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata / FGDC-STD-001-1998 as of 20120618

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GIS Data Coordinator
in D.C. Office of the Chief Technology Officer

441 4th St NW, Suite 930 South
Washington DC, 20001, USA

phone: REQUIRED: The telephone number by which individuals can speak to the organization or individual.
fax: (202) 727-5660
hours: 8:30am - 5pm