2014 Cartographic Boundary File, Metropolitan Statistical Area/Micropolitan Statistical Area for United States, 1:20,000,000

Metadata Updated: June 30, 2015

The 2014 cartographic boundary KMLs 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 files while others are available only as state-based files.

Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas are together termed Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) and are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of the county or counties or equivalent entities associated with at least one urban core (urbanized area or urban cluster) of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties with the counties containing the core. Categories of CBSAs are: Metropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urbanized areas of 50,000 or more population; and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urban clusters of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000 population.

The CBSAs boundaries are those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census and published in 2013.

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Metadata Date 2015-05
Metadata Created Date June 29, 2015
Metadata Updated Date June 30, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201505 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2014_kml_cbsa_20m

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2015-05
Metadata Created Date June 29, 2015
Metadata Updated Date June 30, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201505 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:20,000,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:20,000,000. 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 179.773922
Bbox North Lat 71.352561
Bbox South Lat 17.913769
Bbox West Long -179.174265
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id c73ab2fe-eb8b-4f6d-8679-50481b69b128
Harvest Source Id 04d35e3f-6cf2-4fbe-ab45-2bc0b53e3ec9
Harvest Source Title 2014_kml_cbsa_20m
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::3395
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-05
Temporal Extent End 2015-05

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