2016 Cartographic Boundary File, United States, 1:5,000,000

Metadata Updated: June 30, 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.

This file depicts the shape of the United States clipped back to a generalized coastline. This nation layer covers the extent of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and each of the Island Areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) when scale appropriate.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date June 30, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 30, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2017_nation_5

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date June 30, 2017
Metadata Updated Date June 30, 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 1:5,000,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:5,000,000. 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 179.77847
Bbox North Lat 71.352561
Bbox South Lat -14.552549
Bbox West Long -179.14734
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Object Id 3684fad2-eaff-42d3-a6c9-63fdef2b0b4d
Harvest Source Id fa1c39b2-fa85-4ff2-9e60-bd20e50d48d6
Harvest Source Title 2017_nation_5
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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