2014 Cartographic Boundary File, State-PUMA for Montana, 1:500,000

File Identifier: cb_2014_30_puma10_500k.shp.iso.xml
Metadata Language: eng
: 8859part1
Parent Identifier: Series Information for the 2014 Cartographic Boundary File, State-PUMA , 1:500,000
Resource Type: Dataset
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Metadata Date: 2015-05
Metadata Standard Name: ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata
Metadata Standard Version: 2009-02-15
Data Identification
Abstract: The 2014 cartographic boundary shapefiles 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. After each decennial census, the Census Bureau delineates Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) for the tabulation and dissemination of decennial census Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data, American Community Survey (ACS) PUMS data, and ACS period estimates. Nesting within states, or equivalent entities, PUMAs cover the entirety of the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PUMA delineations are subject to population, building block geography, geographic nesting, and contiguity criteria. Each PUMA is identified by a 5-character numeric census code that may contain leading zeros and a descriptive name.
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: 2014 Cartographic Boundary File, State-PUMA for Montana, 1:500,000
Date: 201505
Date Type: Publication Date
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Representation Type: Vector
Keyword Collection:
Keyword: Boundaries
Associated Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Keyword: 2014
Keyword: SHP
Keyword: Cartographic Boundary
Keyword: Generalized
Keyword: Public Use Microdata Area
Keyword: State
Associated Thesaurus: None
Keyword: Montana
Keyword: MT
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: -116.050003
East Bounding Longitude: -104.039138
North Bounding Latitude: 49.00139
South Bounding Latitude: 44.358221
Legal Constraints:
Access Constraints: Other Restrictions
Use Constraints: Other Restrictions
Other Constraints: Access Constraints: None
Distribution Format:
Format Name: SHP
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File Decompression Technique: The cartographic boundary files contain geographic data only and do not include display mapping software or statistical data. For information on how to use cartographic boundary file data with specific software package users shall contact the company that produced the software.
Distribution Format:
Format Name: html
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Transfer Options:
URL: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2014/shp/cb_2014_30_puma10_500k.zip
Transfer Options:
URL: http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-cart-boundary.html
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Scope: Dataset