TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, state, Oregon, Current Block Group State-based

File Identifier: tl_2015_41_bg.shp.iso.xml
Metadata Language: eng
: utf8
Parent Identifier: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, Series Information for the Current Block Group State-based Shapefile
Resource Type: Dataset
Responsible Party:
Metadata Date: 2016-11-07
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. Block Groups (BGs) are clusters of blocks within the same census tract. Each census tract contains at least one BG, and BGs are uniquely numbered within census tracts. BGs have a valid code range of 0 through 9. BGs have the same first digit of their 4-digit census block number from the same decennial census. For example, tabulation blocks numbered 3001, 3002, 3003,.., 3999 within census tract 1210.02 are also within BG 3 within that census tract. BGs coded 0 are intended to only include water area, no land area, and they are generally in territorial seas, coastal water, and Great Lakes water areas. Block groups generally contain between 600 and 3,000 people. A BG usually covers a contiguous area but never crosses county or census tract boundaries. They may, however, cross the boundaries of other geographic entities like county subdivisions, places, urban areas, voting districts, congressional districts, and American Indian / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian areas. The BG boundaries in this release are those that were delineated as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2010 Census.
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: //tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_Current/MapServer/WmsServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&VERSION=1.3.0&LAYERS=Census Block Groups,Census Block Groups Labels&STYLES=default,default&FORMAT=image/svg+xml&BGCOLOR=0xFFFFFF&TRANSPARENT=TRUE&CRS=EPSG:4326&BBOX=42.389053,-71.907142,42.52679,-71.879999&WIDTH=891&HEIGHT=751
Browse Graphic Type: URL for a web mapping service
Browse Graphic Caption: URL for the TigerWeb Web Mapping Service
Title: TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2015, state, Oregon, Current Block Group State-based
Date: 2015
Date Type: Publication Date
Edition: 2015
Point Of Contact:
Representation Type: Vector
Equivalent Scale: 1: 288895
Topic Category: Administrative and Political Boundaries
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: State or equivalent entity
Keyword: Polygon
Keyword: Block Group
Keyword: BG
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: United States
Keyword: U.S.
Keyword: State or Equivalent Entity
Keyword: Oregon
Keyword: OR
Keyword: 41
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: -124.703541
East Bounding Longitude: -116.463262
North Bounding Latitude: 46.299099
South Bounding Latitude: 41.991794
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
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.
Distribution Format:
Format Name: html
Format Version:
Distribution Format:
Format Name: WMS
Format Version: 1.3.0
Distribution Format:
Format Name: REST
Format Version:
Transfer Options:
URL: //www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2015/BG/tl_2015_41_bg.zip
Transfer Options:
URL: //www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html
Transfer Options:
URL: https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/services/TIGERweb/tigerWMS_2015/MapServer/WMSServer
Function: Download
Transfer Options:
URL: https://tigerweb.geo.census.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Generalized_ACS2015/Tracts_Blocks/MapServer
Function: Download
Distributor Contact:
Scope: Dataset