Series Information File for the 2018 TIGER/Line Shapefile, Current Place State-based

Metadata Updated: October 10, 2019

The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation.

The TIGER/Line shapefiles include both incorporated places (legal entities) and census designated places or CDPs (statistical entities). An incorporated place is established to provide governmental functions for a concentration of people as opposed to a minor civil division (MCD), which generally is created to provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population. Places always nest within a state, but may extend across county and county subdivision boundaries. An incorporated place usually is a city, town, village, or borough, but can have other legal descriptions. CDPs are delineated for the decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located. The boundaries for CDPs often are defined in partnership with state, local, and/or tribal officials and usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity. CDP boundaries often change from one decennial census to the next with changes in the settlement pattern and development; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same boundary. The only population/housing size requirement for CDPs is that they must contain some housing and population.

The boundaries of most incorporated places in this shapefile are as of January 1, 2015, as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). The boundaries of all CDPs were delineated as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2010 Census.

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Metadata Date October 8, 2019
Metadata Created Date December 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2018_place

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URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date October 8, 2019
Metadata Created Date December 12, 2018
Metadata Updated Date October 10, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2018 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. 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 in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions. Coordinates in the TIGER/Line shapefiles have six implied decimal places, but the positional accuracy of these coordinates is not as great as the six decimal places suggest.
Bbox East Long 179.859681
Bbox North Lat 71.441059
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -179.231086
Collection Metadata true
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service
Graphic Preview File https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_ACS2018/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&LAYERS=Census Designated Places,Census Designated Places Labels,Incorporated Places,Incorporated Places Labels&STYLES=default,default,default,default&FORMAT=image/svg+xml&BGCOLOR=0xFFFFFF&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&CRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=42.299053,-71.408142,42.35679,-70.798861&WIDTH=891&HEIGHT=751
Graphic Preview Type URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service
Guid SeriesCollection_tl_2018_place.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id a59844bc-73a6-4bf0-bde6-067d7412ba30
Harvest Source Id a1d44464-1aa0-4de2-aab8-f99d5ea68ab4
Harvest Source Title 2018_place
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True

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