2015 Cartographic Boundary File, Metropolitan Statistical Area/Micropolitan Statistical Area for United States, 1:20,000,000

Metadata Updated: July 15, 2016

The 2015 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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Dates

Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2016_kml_cbsa_20

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2016
Metadata Updated Date July 15, 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 1:20,000,000. 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
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id 2245fa1d-249f-424b-8422-468d1c0f4a1c
Harvest Source Id d96b1ca6-5ab5-4b0b-8843-ef0aa2e1b3ae
Harvest Source Title 2016_kml_cbsa_20
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::3395
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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