TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, nation, U.S., Rails National Shapefile

Metadata Updated: September 14, 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 Rails Shapefile includes all features within the MTDB Super Class "Rail Features" distinguished where the MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code
           (MTFCC) for the feature in MTDB that begin with "R".  This includes main lines such as spur lines, rail yards, mass transit rail lines such as carlines,
           streetcar track, monorail or other mass transit rail and special purpose rail lines such as cog rail lines, incline rail lines and trams.

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Metadata Date September 14, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 14, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 14, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2015TigerRails

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date September 14, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 14, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 14, 2015
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 horizontal spatial accuracy information present in these files is provided for the purposes of statistical analysis and census operations only. No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of the spatial accuracy, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau, specifically as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data. The TIGER/Line Shapefiles may not be suitable for high-precision measurement applications such as engineering problems, property transfers, or other uses that might require highly accurate measurements of the earth's surface. 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
Guid tl_2015_us_rails.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id 518ff0b3-1b91-4faf-9169-05c077f7c943
Harvest Source Id 59d79da2-5e54-41ef-8c3d-2f8b6baefc4b
Harvest Source Title 2015TigerRails
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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