County Boundaries

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Publication_Date: 20110615
Title: County Boundaries
Edition: 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Charleston, SC
Publisher: NOAA National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center
Online_Linkage: <http://marinecadastre.gov/data/>
Online_Linkage: <http://northeastoceandata.org/>
Description:
Abstract:
The TIGER/Line Shapefiles are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census MAF/TIGER database. The Census MAF/TIGER database 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 the shapefiles can be combined to cover the whole nation.
Purpose:
To support coastal planning and other activities pursuant to the Coastal Zone Management Act, Energy Policy Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200701
Ending_Date: 200707
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 46.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: County or equivalent entity
Theme_Keyword: Polygon
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
FIPS Publication 5-2, FIPS Publication 6-4, FIPS Publication 8-6, FIPS Publication 9-1
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: U.S.
Place_Keyword: State or Equivalent Entity
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: AL
Place_Keyword: 01
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Cape Cod Bay
Place_Keyword: Casco Bay
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Maine
Place_Keyword: Long Island Sound
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts Bay
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: Penobscot Bay
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island Sound
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Security_Information:
Security_Classification_System: FIPS Pub 199
Security_Classification: No Confidentiality
Security_Handling_Description: Standard Technical Controls
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.5.1450

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Accurate against Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), FIPS Publication 6-4, and FIPS-55 at the 100% level for the codes and base names. The remaining attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for accuracy.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The Census Bureau performed automated tests to ensure logical consistency and limits of shapefiles. Segments making up the outer and inner boundaries of a polygon tie end-to-end to completely enclose the area. All polygons are tested for closure. The Census Bureau uses its internally developed geographic update system to enhance and modify spatial and attribute data in the Census MAF/TIGER database. Standard geographic codes, such as FIPS codes for states, counties, municipalities, county subdivisions, places, American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian areas, and congressional districts are used when encoding spatial entities. The Census Bureau performed spatial data tests for logical consistency of the codes during the compilation of the original Census MAF/TIGER database files. Most of the codes for geographic entities except states, counties, urban areas, Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs), American Indian Areas (AIAs), and congressional districts were provided to the Census Bureau by the USGS, the agency responsible for maintaining FIPS 55. Feature attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for consistency. For the TIGER/Line Shapefiles, the Point and Vector Object Count for the G-polygon SDTS Point and Vector Object Type reflects the number of records in the shapefile attribute table. For multi-polygon features, only one attribute record exists for each multi-polygon rather than one attribute record per individual G-polygon component of the multi-polygon feature. TIGER/Line Shapefile multi-polygons are an exception to the G-polygon object type classification. Therefore, when multi-polygons exist in a shapefile, the object count will be less than the actual number of G-polygons.
Completeness_Report:
Data completeness of the TIGER/Line Shapefiles reflects the contents of the Census MAF/TIGER database at the time the TIGER/Line Shapefiles were created.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Positional accuracy reflects the specifications and methods of the original data producer and has not been modifed for the generation of this product.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Census MAF/TIGER database
Online_Linkage: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/>
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200701
Ending_Date: 200707
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: MAF/TIGER
Source_Contribution:
The selected geographic and cartographic information (line segments) are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) database.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted from the Census MAF/TIGER database by nation, state, county, and entity. Census MAF/TIGER data for the nation, state, county, and entity are then distributed among 58 shapefiles each containing attributes for line, polygon, or landmark geographic data.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Clipped to the Northeast Regional Ocean Council vicinity.
Process_Date: 20101122

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), ANSI, and feature names.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Ring composed of arcs

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000458
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000458
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name:
North American Datum of 1983 in the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii (only Oahu Island within Honolulu County, HI (15003)), Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Regional datums are used in the Pacific Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) and most of Hawaii. The datums used in the remainder of Hawaii are as follows: Hawaii County, HI (15001), Old Hawaiian Datum; Honolulu County, HI (15003), local astronomic datums for all islands northwest of 161 degrees west longitude; Kalawao County, HI (15005), Old Hawaiian Datum; Kauai County, HI (15007), Old Hawaiian Datum for Kauai Island and local astronomic datum for Kaula Rock; Maui County, HI (15009), Old Hawaiian Datum. The datums used in American Samoa are as follows: Eastern District, AS (60010), American Samoa Datum of 1962; Manu'a District, AS (60020), American Samoa Datum of 1962; Rose Island, AS (60030), local astronomic datum; Swains Island, AS (60040), local astronomic datum 1939; Western District, AS (60050), American Samoa Datum of 1962. The Guam Datum of 1963 is used in Guam (66010). The datums used in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are as follows: Northern Islands Municipality (69085), Guam Datum of 1963 (Agrihan, Alamagan, Anatahan, Gugan, Medinilla, Pagan, and Sarigan Islands) and local astronomic datums (Asuncion, Maug, and Farallon De Pajaros Islands); Rota Municipality (69100), Guam Datum of 1963; Saipan Municipality (69110), Guam Datum of 1963; Tinian Municipality (69120), Guam Datum of 1963.
Ellipsoid_Name:
Geodetic Reference System 80 where the datum is the North American Datum of 1983.
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298257

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: COUNTY.shp
Entity_Type_Definition: Current county and equivalent entities
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OBJECTID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATEFP
Attribute_Definition: Current state FIPS code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS PUB 5-2, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTYFP
Attribute_Definition: Current county FIPS code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS PUB 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: COUNTYNS
Attribute_Definition: Current county ANSI code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: data are unavailable
Codeset_Source: data are unavailable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTYIDFP
Attribute_Definition:
Current county identifier; a concatenation of current state FIPS code and county FIPS code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS PUB 5-2, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas, FIPS PUB 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: Current county name
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS PUB 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas
Codeset_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAMELSAD
Attribute_Definition:
Current name and the translated legal/statistical area description code for county
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
FIPS PUB 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas and the translated legal/statistical area description code for county that appears in LSAD00
Codeset_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: LSAD
Attribute_Definition: Current legal/statistical area description code for county
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 00
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Blank
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 03
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: City and Borough
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 04
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Borough
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 05
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Census Area
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 06
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: County
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 07
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: District
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 10
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Island
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 12
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Municipality
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 13
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Municipio
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 15
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Parish
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 25
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: city
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CLASSFP
Attribute_Definition: Current FIPS 55 class code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C7
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: An incorporated place that is independent of any county
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H1
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: An active county or equivalent feature
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H4
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: An inactive county or equivalent feature
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H5
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: A statistical county equivalent feature
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: H6
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
A county that is coextensive with an incorporated place, part of an incorporated place, or a consolidated city and the governmental functions of the county are part of the municipal govenment
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: MTFCC
Attribute_Definition: MAF/TIGER feature class code
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: G4020
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: County or Equivalent Feature
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: UR
Attribute_Definition: Current urban/rural indicator
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: M
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Mixed - part of the land area is classified as urban and part is classified as rural
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Not Applicable (water-only and international areas)
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: R
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Area is classified as rural
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: U
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Area is classified as urban
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FUNCSTAT
Attribute_Definition: Current functional status
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: A
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Active government providing primary general-purpose functions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: B
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Active government that is partially consolidated with another government but with separate officials providing primary general-purpose functions
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: C
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Active government consolidated with another government with a single set of officials
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: F
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Fictitious Entity created to fill the Census Bureau geographic hierarchy
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: G
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Active government that is subordinate to another unit of government
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: N
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Nonfunctioning legal entity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: S
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Statistical Entity
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Census Burea
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Length
Attribute_Definition: Length of feature in internal units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape_Area
Attribute_Definition: Area of feature in internal units squared.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Users must assume responsibility to determine the appropriate use of these data. DATA SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR LEGALLY BINDING APPLICATIONS.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: TGRSHP (compressed)
File_Decompression_Technique: PK-ZIP, version 1.93 A or higher
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger>
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM (Only if offered offline)
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees:
The online copy of the TIGER/Line files may be accessed without charge.
Ordering_Instructions:
To obtain more information about ordering TIGER/Line shapefiles visit <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger>
Technical_Prerequisites:
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.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110615
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20120615
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Coastal Services Center
Contact_Person: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Position: Clearinghouse Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2234 South Hobson Avenue
City: Charleston
State_or_Province: SC
Postal_Code: 29405-2413
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 843-740-1200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 843-740-1224
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: [email protected] gov
Contact_Instructions: <http://www.csc.noaa.gov/>
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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