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2020 Cartographic Boundary File (SHP), Current County Subdivision for United States Virgin Islands, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: December 14, 2023

The 2020 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.

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. In MCD states where no MCD exists or no MCD is defined, the Census Bureau creates statistical unorganized territories to complete coverage. The entire area of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas are covered by county subdivisions.

The generalized boundaries of legal MCDs are based on those as of January 1, 2020 as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). The generalized boundaries of all CCDs, delineated in 21 states, are those as reported as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2020 Census.

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Metadata Date 2023-05
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2023-05 (publication), 2023-05 (creation), 2023-05 (lastUpdate)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Cartographic Boundary Files - 2020

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2023-05
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 14, 2023
Reference Date(s) 2023-05 (publication), 2023-05 (creation), 2023-05 (lastUpdate)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Customer Engagement Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid cb_2020_78_cousub_500k.shp.iso.xml
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 -64.564907
Bbox North Lat 18.412655
Bbox South Lat 17.673976
Bbox West Long -65.085452
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id 702f3887-d7c8-452c-85c8-9278f5662c13
Harvest Source Id 28012753-516e-46f6-b1e2-819875e754f9
Harvest Source Title Cartographic Boundary Files - 2020
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
Spatial Harvester True

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