This dataset was created by the DC Office of Planning and provides a simplified representation of the neighborhoods of the District of Columbia. These boundaries are used by the Office of Planning to determine appropriate locations for placement of neighborhood names on maps. They do not reflect detailed boundary information, do not necessarily include all commonly-used neighborhood designations, do not match planimetric centerlines, and do not necessarily match Neighborhood Cluster boundaries. There is no formal set of standards that describes which neighborhoods are represented or where boundaries are placed. These informal boundaries are not appropriate for display, calculation, or reporting. Their only appropriate use is to guide the placement of text labels for DC's neighborhoods. This is an informal product used for internal mapping purposes only. It should be considered draft, will be subject to change on an irregular basis, and is not intended for publication.