TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2014, state, Idaho, Current Place State-based Shapefiles

Metadata Updated: October 7, 2015

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, 2013, as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). Limited updates that occurred after January 1, 2013, such as newly incorporated places, are also included. 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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Dates

Metadata Date October 7, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 18, 2014
Metadata Updated Date October 7, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2014 Current Place

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 7, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 18, 2014
Metadata Updated Date October 7, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2014 (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 -111.043495
Bbox North Lat 49.001146
Bbox South Lat 41.988005
Bbox West Long -117.243027
Collection Package Id 497f87d5-64c4-4adf-bde6-b8d9d95eddc3
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid tl_2014_16_place.shp.xml
Harvest Object Id 57182d55-c26a-4658-b515-277a14da42d7
Harvest Source Id 917b985a-a089-4c69-8a68-72b00e78693f
Harvest Source Title 2014 Current Place
Licence
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013-06
Temporal Extent End 2014-05

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