Definition of the Open Civic Data Jurisdiction type.
A Jurisdiction represents a logical unit of governance.
Examples would include: the United States Federal Government, the Government of the District of Columbia, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, or the Wake County Public School System.
The following would not be considered Jurisdictions:
Additionally, Open Civic Data Jurisdictions should not be confused with the concept of judicial jurisdiction, which is an altogether different issue that we do not attempt to address.
All entities within the Open Civic Data ecosystem are related (directly or indirectly) to a Jurisdiction, and so, along with Divisions (which Jurisdictions themselves depend upon), Jurisdictions can be viewed as one of the foundational pieces of Open Civic Data.
The Jurisdiction type has the following properties:
An ID in the format ocd-jurisdiction/country:<country_code>(/<type>:<type_id>)*/<classification> (where the first part of the ID is identical to the related Division.)
The following pattern should be used create a jurisdiction_id given a division_id and classification:
jurisdiction_id = (division_id.replace('ocd-division', 'ocd-jurisdiction') + '/' + classification)
The type of jurisdiction being defined, current options are:
A list of sub-objects representing times when the jurisdiction’s legislature has met (if one exists).
The type of session, choices are:
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