2015 Cartographic Boundary File, State-County-Census Tract-Block Group for Kansas, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: May 3, 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.

Block Groups (BGs) are clusters of blocks within the same census tract. Each census tract contains at least one BG, and BGs are uniquely numbered within census tracts. BGs have a valid code range of 0 through 9. BGs have the same first digit of their 4-digit census block number from the same decennial census. For example, tabulation blocks numbered 3001, 3002, 3003,.., 3999 within census tract 1210.02 are also within BG 3 within that census tract. BGs coded 0 are intended to only include water area, no land area, and they are generally in territorial seas, coastal water, and Great Lakes water areas. Block groups generally contain between 600 and 3,000 people. A BG usually covers a contiguous area but never crosses county or census tract boundaries. They may, however, cross the boundaries of other geographic entities like county subdivisions, places, urban areas, voting districts, congressional districts, and American Indian / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian areas.

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Metadata Date 2016-05
Metadata Created Date May 3, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 3, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2016_bg_500

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-05
Metadata Created Date May 3, 2016
Metadata Updated Date May 3, 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 -94.588413
Bbox North Lat 40.003162
Bbox South Lat 36.993016
Bbox West Long -102.051744
Collection Package Id 230299f4-ec6a-4f5a-9d42-a1a53d0bc404
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid cb_2015_20_bg_500k.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id bc1a2aa7-b2a0-425e-b6e5-4727c6dc162f
Harvest Source Id 32af575b-dab7-4362-8a2e-2d37229f4de5
Harvest Source Title 2016_bg_500
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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