USGS National Structures Dataset - USGS National Map Downloadable Data Collection

Metadata Updated: April 30, 2017

USGS Structures from The National Map (TNM) consists of data to include the name, function, location, and other core information and characteristics of selected manmade facilities. The types of structures collected are largely determined by the needs of disaster planning and emergency response, and homeland security organizations. Structures currently being collected are: School, College/University, Fire Station/EMS Station, Law Enforcement, Prison/Correctional Facility, State Capitol, Hospital/Medical Center, Ambulance Services, Cemetery, and Post Office. Structures data are designed to be used in general mapping and in the analysis of structure related activities using geographic information system technology. The National Map structures data is commonly combined with other data themes, such as boundaries, elevation, hydrography, and transportation, to produce general reference base maps. The National Map viewer allows free downloads of public domain structures data in either Esri File Geodatabase or Shapefile formats. For additional information on the structures data model, go to

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Metadata Date March 13, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 17, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 13, 2017
Metadata Created Date October 17, 2014
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2017
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2016 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None. However, users should be aware that temporal changes may have occurred since this data set was collected and that some parts of this data may no longer represent actual surface conditions. Users should not use this data for critical applications without a full awareness of its limitations. Acknowledgment of the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated for products derived from these data., Access Constraints: None
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Frequency Of Update irregular
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Harvest Source Title USGS National Structures Dataset (NSD) Downloadable Data Collection
Licence No liability for content or accuracy is presumed by USGS for data.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010-01-01

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