2019 Cartographic Boundary Shapefile, Current Unified School District for Vermont, 1:500,000

File Identifier: cb_2019_50_unsd_500k.kml.iso.xml
Metadata Language: eng
Parent Identifier: Series Information for the 2019 Cartographic Boundary File, Current Unified School District , 1:500,000
Resource Type: Dataset
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Metadata Date: 2020-07-09
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: 2009-02-15
Data Identification
Abstract: The 2019 cartographic boundary KMLs are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). These boundary files are specifically designed for small-scale thematic mapping. When possible, generalization is performed with the intent to maintain the hierarchical relationships among geographies and to maintain the alignment of geographies within a file set for a given year. Geographic areas may not align with the same areas from another year. Some geographies are available as nation-based files while others are available only as state-based files. School Districts are single-purpose administrative units within which local officials provide public educational services for the area's residents. The Census Bureau obtains the boundaries, names, local education agency codes, grade ranges, and school district levels for school districts from state officials for the primary purpose of providing the U.S. Department of Education with estimates of the number of children in poverty within each school district. This information serves as the basis for the Department of Education to determine the annual allocation of Title I funding to states and school districts. The cartographic boundary files include separate files for elementary, secondary and unified school districts. The generalized school district boundaries in this file are based on those in effect for the 2018-2019 school year, i.e., in operation as of January 1, 2019.
Purpose: These files were specifically created to support small-scale thematic mapping. To improve the appearance of shapes at small scales, areas are represented with fewer vertices than detailed TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Cartographic boundary files take up less disk space than their ungeneralized counterparts. Cartographic boundary files take less time to render on screen than TIGER/Line Shapefiles. You can join this file with table data downloaded from American FactFinder by using the AFFGEOID field in the cartographic boundary file. If detailed boundaries are required, please use the TIGER/Line Shapefiles instead of the generalized cartographic boundary files.
Language: eng
Title: 2019 Cartographic Boundary Shapefile, Current Unified School District for Vermont, 1:500,000
Date: 2020-07-09
Date Type: Publication Date
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Representation Type: Vector
Equivalent Scale: 1: 500000
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Boundaries
Associated Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Keyword: 2019
Keyword: KML
Keyword: Cartographic Boundary
Keyword: Generalized
Keyword: School District
Keyword: Unified School District
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Vermont
Keyword: VT
Associated Thesaurus: National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 38-2009), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) - States/State Equivalents
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -73.43774
East Bounding Longitude: -71.464555
North Bounding Latitude: 45.016659
South Bounding Latitude: 42.726853
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution Format:
Format Name: KML
Format Version:
File Decompression Technique: PK-ZIP, version 1.93A or higher
Distribution Format:
Format Name: HTML
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Transfer Options:
URL: https://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2019/kml/cb_2019_50_unsd_500k.zip
Application Profile:
Function: Download
Transfer Options:
URL: https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/cartographic-boundary.html
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Scope: Dataset