TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2018, nation, U.S., Current Metropolitan Statistical Area/Micropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA) National

File Identifier: tl_2018_us_cbsa.shp.iso.xml
Metadata Language: eng
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Resource Type: Dataset
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Metadata Date: 2019-10-10
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: 2009-02-15
Data Identification
Abstract: 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 and Micropolitan Statistical Areas are together termed Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) and are defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and consist of the county or counties or equivalent entities associated with at least one urban core (urbanized area or urban cluster) of at least 10,000 population, plus adjacent counties having a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured through commuting ties with the counties containing the core. Categories of CBSAs are: Metropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urbanized areas of 50,000 or more population; and Micropolitan Statistical Areas, based on urban clusters of at least 10,000 population but less than 50,000 population. Boundaries are those defined by OMB based on the 2010 Census, published in 2013, and updated in 2015.
Purpose: In order for others to use the information in the Census MAF/TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the database in the form of TIGER/Line Shapefiles.
Language: eng
Browse Graphic: https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_ACS2018/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&LAYERS=Metropolitan Statistical Areas,Metropolitan Statistical Areas Labels,Micropolitan Statistical Areas,Micropolitan Statistical Areas 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
Browse Graphic Type: URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service
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Title: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2018, nation, U.S., Current Metropolitan Statistical Area/Micropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA) National
Date: 2018
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: 2018
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Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Nation
Keyword: Polygon
Keyword: Core Based Statistical Area
Keyword: CBSA
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: United States
Keyword: U.S.
Associated Thesaurus: ISO 3166 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -179.231086
East Bounding Longitude: 179.859681
North Bounding Latitude: 71.439786
South Bounding Latitude: -14.601813
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Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution Format:
Format Name: TGRSHP (compressed)
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File Decompression Technique: PK-ZIP, version 1.93 A or higher
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Format Name: HTML
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Format Name: WMS
Format Version: 1.3.0
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Format Name: REST
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URL: https://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2018/CBSA/tl_2018_us_cbsa.zip
Transfer Options:
URL: https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/tiger-line-file.html
Transfer Options:
URL: https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_ACS2018/MapServer/WMSServer
Application Profile:
Function: Download
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URL: https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/rest/services/TIGERweb/CBSA/MapServer
Application Profile:
Function: Download
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URL: https://meta.geo.census.gov/data/existing/decennial/GEO/GPMB/TIGERline/TIGER2018//cbsa/tl_2018_cbsa.shp.ea.iso.xml
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Scope: Dataset