TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2012, nation, U.S., Current county and Equivlaent National Shapefile

Metadata Updated: December 8, 2014

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 primary legal divisions of most States are termed counties. In Louisiana, these divisions are known as parishes. In Alaska, which has no counties, the equivalent entities are the organized boroughs, city and boroughs, and municipalities, and for the unorganized area, census areas. The latter are delineated cooperatively for statistical purposes by the State of Alaska and the Census Bureau. In four States (Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia), there are one or more incorporated places that are independent of any county organization and thus constitute primary divisions of their States. These incorporated places are known as independent cities and are treated as equivalent entities for purposes of data presentation. The District of Columbia and Guam have no primary divisions, and each area is considered an equivalent entity for purposes of data presentation. The Census Bureau treats the following entities as equivalents of counties for purposes of data presentation: Municipios in Puerto Rico, Districts and Islands in American Samoa, Municipalities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The entire area of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas is covered by counties or equivalent entities. The 2010 Census boundaries for counties and equivalent entities are as of January 1, 2010, primarily as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS).

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Dates

Metadata Date June 15, 2012
Metadata Created Date March 22, 2013
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update NO CHANGES OR UPDATES WILL BE MADE TO THIS VERSION OF THE TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES. FUTURE RELEASES OF TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES WILL REFLECT UPDATES MADE TO THE CENSUS MAF/TIGER DATABASE.

Metadata Source

Harvested from Census TIGER 2012 Counties

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 15, 2012
Metadata Created Date March 22, 2013
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2014
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints 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., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 179.859681
Bbox North Lat 71.441059
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -179.231086
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update NO CHANGES OR UPDATES WILL BE MADE TO THIS VERSION OF THE TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES. FUTURE RELEASES OF TIGER/LINE SHAPEFILES WILL REFLECT UPDATES MADE TO THE CENSUS MAF/TIGER DATABASE.
Guid
Harvest Object Id 2b56699a-5ec0-47ad-b856-9cdea39e0e44
Harvest Source Id 6b35307f-b7c7-4f9a-8437-7c018b58a246
Harvest Source Title Census TIGER 2012 Counties
Licence No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of these data, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. government in the use of these files. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes do not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-08-01
Temporal Extent End 2012-06-01

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