2016 Cartographic Boundary File, Current Combined New England City and Town Area for United States, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: May 9, 2017

The 2016 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 New England City and Town Areas (CNECTA) are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of two or more adjacent New England City and Town Areas (NECTA) that have significant employment interchanges. The NECTAs that combine to create a CNECTA retain separate identities within the larger combined statistical area. Because CNECTAs represent groupings of NECTAs, they should not be ranked or compared with individual NECTAs. The generalized boundaries in this file are based on those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census, published in 2013, and updated in 2015.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date May 9, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 9, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date May 9, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 9, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
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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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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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