TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2013, Series Information File for the Current Topological Faces (Polygons With All Geocodes) Shapefiles

Metadata Updated: Dec 04, 2014

The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. Face refers to the areal (polygon) topological primitives that make up MTDB. A face is bounded by one or more edges; its boundary includes only the edges that separate it from other faces, not any interior edges contained within the area of the face. The Topological Faces Shapefile contains the attributes of each topological primitive face. Each face has a unique topological face identifier (TFID) value. Each face in the shapefile includes the key geographic area codes for all geographic areas for which the Census Bureau tabulates data for both the 2010 Census and the annual estimates and surveys. The geometries of each of these geographic areas can then, be built by dissolving the face geometries on the appropriate key geographic area codes in the Topological Faces Shapefile.

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Metadata Date Jun 15, 2013
Metadata Created Date Sep 17, 2013
Metadata Updated Date Dec 04, 2014
Reference Date(s) 2013 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Current Topological Faces (Polygons With All Geocodes) Shapefile

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date Jun 15, 2013
Metadata Created Date Sep 17, 2013
Metadata Updated Date Dec 04, 2014
Reference Date(s) 2013 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints: The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source., Distribution Liability: No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of these data, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. government in the use of these files. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes do not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.
Bbox East Long 179.859681
Bbox North Lat 71.441059
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -179.231086
Collection Metadata true
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 6032adde-c9e3-450e-8827-8abdf9b3d5f9
Harvest Source Id 79de9e03-f93f-46fc-a638-64e9402fbbeb
Harvest Source Title Current Topological Faces (Polygons With All Geocodes) Shapefile
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-06
Temporal Extent End 2013-05

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