2014 Cartographic Boundary File, State for United States, 1:5,000,000

Metadata Updated: June 22, 2015

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

States and equivalent entities are the primary governmental divisions of the United States. In addition to the fifty States, the Census Bureau treats the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and each of the Island Areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) as the statistical equivalents of States for the purpose of data presentation.

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Metadata Date 2015-05
Metadata Created Date June 22, 2015
Metadata Updated Date June 22, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201505 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2014_state_5m

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2015-05
Metadata Created Date June 22, 2015
Metadata Updated Date June 22, 2015
Reference Date(s) 201505 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:5,000,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:5,000,000. 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 179.77847
Bbox North Lat 71.352561
Bbox South Lat -14.552549
Bbox West Long -179.14734
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid cb_2014_us_state_5m.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id a1822a26-ecc1-4654-949a-8622739d7cfc
Harvest Source Id 30aa17f1-acd2-4581-a760-32e9b20a541b
Harvest Source Title 2014_state_5m
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2015-05
Temporal Extent End 2015-05

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