TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, nation, U.S., Rails National Shapefile


Metadata
File Identifier: tl_2015_us_rails.shp.iso.xml
Metadata Language: eng
: utf8
Resource Type: Dataset
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Metadata Date: 2015-09-14
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. The Rails Shapefile includes all features within the MTDB Super Class "Rail Features" distinguished where the MAF/TIGER Feature Classification Code (MTFCC) for the feature in MTDB that begin with "R". This includes main lines such as spur lines, rail yards, mass transit rail lines such as carlines, streetcar track, monorail or other mass transit rail and special purpose rail lines such as cog rail lines, incline rail lines and trams.
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
Citation:
Title: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, nation, U.S., Rails National Shapefile
Date:
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: 2015
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Representation Type: Vector
Topic Category: Transportation Networks
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Nation
Keyword: Linear
Keyword: Feature
Keyword: Rail Feature
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: United States
Keyword: U.S.
Associated Thesaurus: ANSI INCITS 38:2009 (Formerly FIPS 5-2), ANSI INCITS 31:2009 (Formerly FIPS 6-4),ANSI INCITS 454:2009 (Formerly FIPS 8-6), ANSI INCITS 455:2009(Formerly FIPS 9-1), ANSI INCITS 446:2008 (Geographic Names Information System (GNIS))
Spatial Extent:
West Bounding Longitude: -179.231086
East Bounding Longitude: 179.859681
North Bounding Latitude: 71.441059
South Bounding Latitude: -14.601813
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution
Distribution Format:
Format Name: TGRSHP (compressed)
Format Version:
File Decompression Technique: The TIGER/Line shapefiles contain geographic data only and do not include display mapping software or statistical data. For information on how to use the TIGER/Line shapefile data with specific software package users shall contact the company that produced the software.
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Format Name: HTML
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Transfer Options:
URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2015/RAILS/tl_2015_us_rails.zip
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URL: http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html
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Quality
Scope: Dataset