USGS National Boundary Dataset (NBD) Downloadable Data Collection


Metadata
File Identifier:
Metadata Language: eng; USA
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Organisation Name: U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
Role: Point Of Contact
Contact Info:
Voice: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)
Delivery Point: 1400 Independence Road
City: Rolla
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65401
E-Mail Address: https://www.usgs.gov/ask/
Metadata Date: 2017-09-22
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
Metadata Standard Version: ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
Data Identification
Abstract: The USGS Governmental Unit Boundaries dataset from The National Map (TNM) represents major civil areas for the Nation, including States or Territories, counties (or equivalents), Federal and Native American areas, congressional districts, minor civil divisions, incorporated places (such as cities and towns), and unincorporated places. Boundaries data are useful for understanding the extent of jurisdictional or administrative areas for a wide range of applications, including mapping or managing resources, and responding to natural disasters. Boundaries data also include extents of forest, grassland, park, wilderness, wildlife, and other reserve areas useful for recreational activities, such as hiking and backpacking. Boundaries data are acquired from a variety of government sources. The data represents the source data with minimal editing or review by USGS. Please refer to the feature-level metadata for information on the data source. The National Map boundaries data is commonly combined with other data themes, such as elevation, hydrography, structures, and transportation, to produce general reference base maps. The National Map viewer allows free downloads of public domain boundaries data in either Esri File Geodatabase or Shapefile formats. For additional information on the boundaries data model, go to https://nationalmap.gov/boundaries.html.
Purpose: It is a general purpose dataset for users who are not GIS experts. The geospatial data in this dataset are from selected National Map data holdings and other government sources.
Language: eng; USA
Thumbnail:
Browse Graphic: https://thor-f5.er.usgs.gov/ngtoc/metadata/waf/collections/boundaries_thumbnail.jpg
Browse Graphic Type: JPEG
Browse Graphic Caption: Thumbnail JPG image
Citation:
Title: USGS National Boundary Dataset (NBD) Downloadable Data Collection
Date:
Date: 2017-01-01
Date Type: Publication Date
Organisation Name: U.S. Geological Survey
Role: Publisher
Contact Info:
City: Reston
Administrative Area: VA
Organisation Name: U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
Role: Originator
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Contact Info:
Online Resource: https://nationalmap.gov/boundaries.html
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Contact Info:
Online Resource: https://services.nationalmap.gov/bestpractices/model/acrodocs/Poster_BPGovtUnits_03_01_2006.pdf
Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: political and administrative boundaries
Keyword: legal land descriptions
Keyword: land use maps
Keyword: zoning maps
Keyword: cadastral surveys
Keyword: land ownership
Keyword: geographic names
Keyword: boundary
Keyword: Public Land Survey System
Keyword: U.S. National Grid
Keyword: County or Equivalent
Keyword: Incorporated Place
Keyword: Jurisdictional
Keyword: Minor Civil Division
Keyword: Native American Area
Keyword: PLSS First Division
Keyword: PLSS Special Survey
Keyword: PLSS Township
Keyword: Reserve
Keyword: State or Territory
Keyword: Unincorporated Place
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: US
Keyword: United States
Associated Thesaurus: Geographic Names Information System
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -179.229655487448
East Bounding Longitude: 179.856674735386
North Bounding Latitude: 71.4395725901531
South Bounding Latitude: -14.4246950942767
Constraints: No liability for content or accuracy is presumed by USGS for data.
Legal Constraints:
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other 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.
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution
Distribution Format:
Format Name: WAF
Format Version:
Distribution Format:
Format Name: FileGDB
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Distribution Format:
Format Name: Shapefile
Format Version:
Distribution Format:
Format Name: Boundaries Map Server (ArcGIS)
Format Version: 10.41
Specification: http://www.geoplatform.gov/spec/esri-map-rest
Distribution Format:
Format Name: Boundaries Map Server (OGC WMS)
Format Version: 1.3.0
Specification: http://opengis.net/spec/wms
Distribution Format:
Format Name: Boundaries Feature Server (OGC WFS)
Format Version: 1.1.0
Specification: http://opengis.net/spec/wfs
Transfer Options:
URL: https://thor-f5.er.usgs.gov/ngtoc/metadata/waf/boundaries/nbd/
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Transfer Options:
URL: https://prd-tnm.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=StagedProducts/GovtUnit/GDB/
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URL: https://prd-tnm.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html?prefix=StagedProducts/GovtUnit/Shape/
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URL: https://services.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/rest/services/govunits/MapServer
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URL: https://services.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/services/govunits/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS
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URL: https://services.nationalmap.gov/arcgis/services/WFS/govunits/MapServer/WFSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WFS
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Distributor:
Distributor Contact:
Organisation Name: U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
Role: Distributor
Contact Info:
Voice: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)
Delivery Point: 1400 Independence Road
City: Rolla
Administrative Area: MO
Postal Code: 65401
E-Mail Address: https://www.usgs.gov/ask/
Quality
Scope: Dataset