2013 Cartographic Boundary File, State-County-Census Tract for Iowa, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: May 8, 2015

The 2013 cartographic boundary shapefiles are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). These boundary files are specifically designed for small-scale thematic mapping. When possible generalization is performed with the intent to maintain the hierarchical relationships among geographies and to maintain the alignment of geographies within a file set for a given year. Geographic areas may not align with the same areas from another year. Some geographies are available as nation-based shapefiles while others are available only as state-based files.

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Metadata Date 2015-04
Metadata Created Date August 27, 2014
Metadata Updated Date May 8, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201404 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2014tract_500k

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2015-04
Metadata Created Date August 27, 2014
Metadata Updated Date May 8, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201404 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:500,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:500,000. 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. The boundary information is for visual display at appropriate small scales only. Cartographic boundary files should not be used for geographic analysis including area or perimeter calculation. Files should not be used for geocoding addresses. Files should not be used for determining precise geographic area relationships.
Bbox East Long -90.140061
Bbox North Lat 43.501196
Bbox South Lat 40.375440
Bbox West Long -96.639485
Collection Package Id f68c3bd1-bc5b-45d7-833f-cf010c4327c5
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid cb_2013_19_tract_500k.shp.xml
Harvest Object Id 00f816d7-4c7a-421d-803e-47825b1f043f
Harvest Source Id 57f516cb-ae18-4e96-be74-5d75805a6dad
Harvest Source Title 2014tract_500k
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-04
Temporal Extent End 2014-04

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