TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2018, nation, U.S., Current Metropolitan Division National

Metadata Updated: October 17, 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.

Metropolitan Divisions subdivide a Metropolitan Statistical Area containing a single core urban area that has a population of at least 2.5 million to form smaller groupings of counties or equivalent entities. Not all Metropolitan Statistical Areas with urban areas of this size will contain Metropolitan Divisions. Metropolitan Division are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of one or more main counties or equivalent entities that represent an employment center or centers, plus adjacent counties associated with the main county or counties through commuting ties. Because Metropolitan Divisions represent subdivisions of larger Metropolitan Statistical Areas, it is not appropriate to rank or compare Metropolitan Divisions with Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.

Boundaries are those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census, published in 2013, and updated in 2015.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Created Date December 11, 2018
Metadata Updated Date October 17, 2019
Reference Date(s) 2018 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2018_metdiv

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URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 10, 2019
Metadata Created Date December 11, 2018
Metadata Updated Date October 17, 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 71.439786
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_ACS2018/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&LAYERS=Counties,Counties Labels,Metropolitan Divisions,Metropolitan Divisions Labels&STYLES=default, default, 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 the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service
Guid tl_2018_us_metdiv.shp.iso.xml
Harvest Object Id 562675b2-87c0-4824-9d7d-54b6995a3cb5
Harvest Source Id 3d6c8071-5aed-4e45-94e9-dc904a710305
Harvest Source Title 2018_metdiv
Licence
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-06
Temporal Extent End 2018-05

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