2015 Cartographic Boundary File, Combined Statistical Area for United States, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: July 11, 2016

The 2015 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.

Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of two or more adjacent Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) that have significant employment interchanges. The CBSAs that combine to create a CSA retain separate identities within the larger CSA. Because CSAs represent groupings of CBSAs, they should not be ranked or compared with individual CBSAs.

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Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date July 11, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 11, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date July 11, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 11, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (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 179.77847
Bbox North Lat 71.365162
Bbox South Lat -14.548699
Bbox West Long -179.148909
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id d1c1065f-4273-48d6-a30c-d8da3f87bec0
Harvest Source Id 06f0a753-807e-4da1-b0f7-a314af113471
Harvest Source Title 2016_csa_500k
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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