2015 Cartographic Boundary File, State-County-County Subdivision for Washington, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: August 9, 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.

                             County subdivisions are the primary divisions of counties and their equivalent entities for the reporting of Census Bureau data. They
                             include legally-recognized minor civil divisions (MCDs) and statistical census county divisions (CCDs), and unorganized territories.
                             For the 2010 Census, the MCDs are the primary governmental and/or administrative divisions of counties in 29 States and Puerto Rico;
                             Tennessee changed from having CCDs for Census 2000 to having MCDs for the 2010 Census.  In MCD States where no MCD exists or is not
                             defined, the Census Bureau creates statistical unorganized territories to complete coverage.  The entire area of the United States,
                             Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas is covered by county subdivisions.  The boundaries of most legal MCDs are as of January 1, 2013, as
                             reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS).

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Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 2, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2016_kml_cousub_500

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 2, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 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 -116.915989
Bbox North Lat 49.002494
Bbox South Lat 45.543541
Bbox West Long -124.763068
Collection Package Id 3e2c63f2-ed8f-414e-a598-9ce95f29cb6e
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title 2016_kml_cousub_500
Metadata Language
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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