2016 Cartographic Boundary File, Region for United States, 1:20,000,000

Metadata Updated: July 18, 2017

The 2016 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. Regions are four groupings of states (Northeast, South, Midwest, and West) established by the Census Bureau in 1942 for the presentation of census data.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date July 18, 2017
Metadata Updated Date July 18, 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 July 18, 2017
Metadata Updated Date July 18, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (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
Guid cb_2016_us_region_20m.kml.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id b95a800c-c625-40e9-baf8-6226b6dc989e
Harvest Source Id 8cdd0359-2d16-4a12-bc8c-b1747f7bf7ce
Harvest Source Title 2017_region_20kml
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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 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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