TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, nation, U.S., Current County and Equivalent National Shapefile

Metadata Updated: November 3, 2016

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, 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 boundaries for counties and equivalent entities are mostly as of January 1, 2013, primarily as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and
           Annexation Survey (BAS).  However, some changes made after January 2013, including the addition and deletion of counties, are included.

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Metadata Date November 3, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 11, 2016
Metadata Updated Date November 3, 2016
Reference Date(s) 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2015TigerCounty

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URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 3, 2016
Metadata Created Date April 11, 2016
Metadata Updated Date November 3, 2016
Reference Date(s) 2015 (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 acknowledgment 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
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_ACS2015/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&LAYERS=Counties,Counties Labels&STYLES=default,default&FORMAT=image/svg+xml&BGCOLOR=0xFFFFFF&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&CRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=41.187053,-73.508142,42.88679,-69.858861&WIDTH=891&HEIGHT=751
Graphic Preview Type URL for a web mapping service
Guid tl_2015_us_county.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id eb3f8a84-b5a0-40e4-aa3c-2cea9d818d28
Harvest Source Id 5ae9fd17-f83c-489d-a9b2-30fc8435d818
Harvest Source Title 2015TigerCounty
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Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-06
Temporal Extent End 2015-05

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