1:6000 Scale (6K) Quadrangles developed by USEPA to Support Reconnaissance, and Tactical and Strategic Planning for Emergency Responses and Homeland Security Events (Region 5 Extract)

Metadata Updated: July 21, 2016

Reference quads for emergency response reconnaissance developed for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. Grid cells are based on densification of the USGS Quarterquad (1:12,000 scale or 12K) grids for the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico and are roughly equivalent to 1:6000 scale (6K) quadrangles approximately 2 miles long on each side. Note: This file is a regional subset that has been extracted from a national file 6K quad file. Each regional extract includes a 20 mile buffer of tiles around each EPA Region. To access the national layer (size is greater than 80MB), go to https://edg.epa.gov/data/Public/OLEM/6kquads_epa.zip.

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Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date July 21, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 21, 2016
Reference Date(s) January 4, 2006 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Metadata Date January 1, 9999
Metadata Created Date July 21, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 21, 2016
Reference Date(s) January 4, 2006 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Land and Emergency Management - Office of Emergency Management (Point of Contact)
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