2015 Cartographic Boundary File, State-Place for North Dakota, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: August 12, 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.

                             The cartographic boundary files include both incorporated places (legal entities) and census designated places or CDPs (statistical
                             entities).  An incorporated place is established to provide governmental functions for a concentration of people as opposed to a minor
                             civil division (MCD), which generally is created to provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population.
                             Places always nest within a state, but may extend across county and county subdivision boundaries.  An incorporated place usually is a
                             city, town, village, or borough, but can have other legal descriptions.  CDPs are delineated for the decennial census as the
                             statistical counterparts of incorporated places.  CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are
                             identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.  The boundaries for CDPs
                             often are defined in partnership with state, local, and/or tribal officials and usually coincide with visible features or the boundary
                             of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity.  CDP boundaries often change from one decennial census to the next with
                             changes in the settlement pattern and development; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same
                             boundary.  The only population/housing size requirement for CDPs is that they must contain some housing and population.

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Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 12, 2016
Reference Date(s) 201603 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2016_kml_place_500

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2016-03
Metadata Created Date August 12, 2016
Metadata Updated Date August 12, 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 -96.554507
Bbox North Lat 49.000574
Bbox South Lat 45.935054
Bbox West Long -104.0489
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Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Title 2016_kml_place_500
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2016-03
Temporal Extent End 2016-03

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