Series Information File for the 2016 Cartographic Boundary File, State-Consolidated City, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: May 15, 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.

           A consolidated city is a unit of local government for which the functions of an incorporated place and
           its county or minor civil division (MCD) have merged.  This action results in both the primary incorporated
           place and the county or MCD continuing to exist as legal entities, even though the county or MCD performs
           few or no governmental functions and has few or no elected officials.  Where this occurs, and where one or
           more other incorporated places in the county or MCD continue to function as separate governments, even though
           they have been included in the consolidated government, the primary incorporated place is referred to as a
           consolidated city.  The Census Bureau classifies the separately incorporated places within the consolidated city
           as place entities and creates a separate place (balance) record for the portion of the consolidated city not within
           any other place.

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Metadata Date 2017-05
Metadata Created Date May 15, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 15, 2017
Reference Date(s) 201703 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from 2017_concity_500

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date 2017-05
Metadata Created Date May 15, 2017
Metadata Updated Date May 15, 2017
Reference Date(s) 201703 (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 179.859681
Bbox North Lat 71.441059
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -179.231086
Collection Metadata true
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Harvest Source Title 2017_concity_500
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
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