2015 cartographic boundary file, state-place for california, 1:500,000

Theme keywords: Boundaries, 2015, SHP, Cartographic Boundary, Generalized, Place, State

Abstract: The 2015 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. The cartographic boundary files include both incorporated places (legal entities) and census designated places or CDPs (statistical entities). An incorporated place is established to provide governmental functions for a concentration of people as opposed to a minor civil division (MCD), which generally is created to provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population. Places always nest within a state, but may extend across county and county subdivision boundaries. An incorporated place usually is a city, town, village, or borough, but can have other legal descriptions. CDPs are delineated for the decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located. The boundaries for CDPs often are defined in partnership with state, local, and/or tribal officials and usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity. CDP boundaries often change from one decennial census to the next with changes in the settlement pattern and development; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same boundary. The only population/housing size requirement for CDPs is that they must contain some housing and population.

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Identification Information:


Citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Cartographic Products and Services Branch


Title:
2015 cartographic boundary file, state-place for california, 1:500,000


Publication date: 201603
Geospatial data presentation form: vector digital data


Series information:
Series name: Cartographic Boundary Files
Issue identification: 2015

Online linkage: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/genz2015/shp/cb_2015_06_place_500k.zip


Description:
Abstract:
The 2015 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.

The cartographic boundary files include both incorporated places (legal entities) and census designated places or CDPs (statistical entities).  An incorporated place is established to provide governmental functions for a concentration of people as opposed to a minor civil division (MCD), which generally is created to provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population.  Places always nest within a state, but may extend across county and county subdivision boundaries.  An incorporated place usually is a city, town, village, or borough, but can have other legal descriptions.  CDPs are delineated for the decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places.  CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.  The boundaries for CDPs often are defined in partnership with state, local, and/or tribal officials and usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity.  CDP boundaries often change from one decennial census to the next with changes in the settlement pattern and development; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same boundary.  The only population/housing size requirement for CDPs is that they must contain some housing and population.

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.

Time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 201603
Ending date: 201603

Currentness reference:
publication date

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance and update frequency: None planned. No changes or updates will be made to this version of the cartographic boundary files. New versions of the cartographic boundary files will be produced on an annual release schedule. Types of geography released may vary from year to year.

Spatial domain:
Bounding coordinates:
West bounding coordinate: -124.409591
East bounding coordinate: -114.131211
North bounding coordinate: 42.009518
South bounding coordinate: 32.534156

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme keywords: Boundaries
Theme keyword thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories

Theme:
Theme keywords: 2015, SHP, Cartographic Boundary, Generalized, Place, State
Theme keyword thesaurus: None

Place:
Place keywords: California, CA
Place keyword 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))

Access constraints: None. Data is available from County of Napa by registering at website: http://gis.napa.ca.gov/giscatalog/catalog.asp. This data is made available under the Public Domain Dedication and License version v1.0 whose full text can be found at: http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/pddl/1.0/
Use constraints:
The intended display scale for this file is 1:500,000.  This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:500,000.

These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source.  The boundary information is for visual display at appropriate small scales only.  Cartographic boundary files should not be used for geographic analysis including area or perimeter calculation.  Files should not be used for geocoding addresses.  Files should not be used for determining precise geographic area relationships.

Point of contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Customer Services Branch

Contact address:
Address type: mailing
Address:
4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State or province: DC
Postal code: 20233-7400
Country: United States

Contact voice telephone: 301.763.1128
Contact facsimile telephone: 301.763.4710


Contact electronic mail address: geo.geography@census.gov


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Data Quality Information:


Attribute accuracy:
Attribute accuracy report:
Accurate against American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Publication INCITS 446-2008 (Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)) at the 100% level for the codes and base names present in the file.  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 of the source database.  Segments making up the outer and inner boundaries of a polygon tie end-to-end to completely enclose the area.  All polygons were 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 INCITS (formerly 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.  Feature attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for consistency.

For the cartographic boundary files, the Point and Vector Object Count for the G-polygon SDTS Point and Vector Object Type reflects the number of records in the file's data 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.  Cartographic Boundary File multi-polygons are an exception to the G-polygon object type classification.  Therefore, when multi-polygons exist in a file, the object count will be less than the actual number of G-polygons.

Completeness report:
The cartographic boundary files are generalized representations of extracts taken from the MAF/TIGER Database.  Generalized boundary files are clipped to a simplified version of the U.S. outline.  As a result, some off-shore areas may be excluded from the generalized files.  Some small geographic areas, holes, or discontiguous parts of areas may not be included in generalized files if they are not visible at the target scale.

Positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy:
Horizontal positional accuracy report:
Data are not accurate. Data are generalized representations of geographic boundaries at 1:500,000.

Lineage:
Source information:
Source citation:
Citation information:
Originators: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Customer Services Branch


Title:
census maf/tiger database


Publication date: unpublished material


Type of source media: Geo-spatial Relational Database
Source citation abbreviation:
MAF/TIGER
Source contribution:
All spatial and feature data

Source time period of content:
Time period information:
Range of dates/times:
Beginning date: 20150101
Ending date: 20150101

Source currentness reference:
The dates describe the effective date of 2015 cartographic boundaries.

Process step:
Process description:
Spatial data were extracted from the MAF/TIGER database and processed through a U.S. Census Bureau batch generalization system.

Process date: 201603


Source used citation abbreviation:
maf/tiger


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Spatial Data Organization Information:


Indirect spatial reference method:
INCITS (formerly FIPS) codes


Direct spatial Rreference method: Vector


Point and vector object information:
ESRI terms description:
*Name: napapl
*ESRI feature type: Simple
*ESRI feature geometry:
*ESRI topology: FALSE
*ESRI feature count: 0
*Spatial index: TRUE
*Linear referencing: FALSE


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Spatial Reference Information:


Horizontal coordinate system definition:
Geodetic model:
Horizontal datum name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257222

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Entity and Attribute Information:


Detailed description:
*Name: napapl


Entity type:
Entity type label: cb_2015_06_place_500k.shp
*Entity type type: Feature Class
*Entity type count: 0
Entity type definition:
Current Place State-based entities
Entity type definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID_12
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID_12
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: OID
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID_1
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID_1
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: OBJECTID
*Attribute alias: OBJECTID
*Attribute definition:
Internal feature number.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: Integer
*Attribute width: 4
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape
*Attribute alias: Shape
*Attribute definition:
Feature geometry.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: Geometry
*Attribute width: 0
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Coordinates defining the features.


Attribute:
Attribute label: STATEFP
*Attribute alias: STATEFP
Attribute definition:
Current state Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) code
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 2
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Codeset Ddomain:
Codeset name: National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 38-2009), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) - States/State Equivalents
Codeset source: U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute:
Attribute label: PLACEFP
*Attribute alias: PLACEFP
Attribute definition:
Current place Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) 55 code
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 5
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Codeset Ddomain:
Codeset name: Federal Information Processing Series Census Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and other Locational Entities of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (Formerly FIPS 55-3)
Codeset source: U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute:
Attribute label: PLACENS
*Attribute alias: PLACENS
Attribute definition:
Current place Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) code
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Codeset Ddomain:
Codeset name: INCITS 446:2008 (Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)), Identifying Attributes for Named Physical and Cultural Geographic Features (Except Roads and Highways) of the United States, Its Territories, Outlying Areas, and Freely Associated Areas, and the Waters of the Same to the Limit of the Twelve-Mile Statutory Zone
Codeset source: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Attribute:
Attribute label: AFFGEOID
*Attribute alias: AFFGEOID
Attribute definition:
American FactFinder summary level code + geovariant code + '00US' + GEOID
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 16
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Codeset Ddomain:
Codeset name: American FactFinder geographic identifier
Codeset source: U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute:
Attribute label: GEOID
*Attribute alias: GEOID
Attribute definition:
Place identifier; a concatenation of current state Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) code and place FIPS code
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 7
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
The GEOID attribute is a concatenation of: a) the state FIPS code, and b) the place FIPS code. No spaces are allowed between the two codes. The state FIPS code is taken from "National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 38-2009), Federal Information Processing Series(FIPS) - States". The place FIPS code is taken from Federal Information Processing Series Census Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and other Locational Entities of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (Formerly FIPS 55-3)


Attribute:
Attribute label: NAME
*Attribute alias: NAME
Attribute definition:
Current place name
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 100
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Unrepresentable domain:
Values for this attribute are composed of a set of place names. As such, they do not exist in a known, predefined set.


Attribute:
Attribute label: LSAD
*Attribute alias: LSAD
Attribute definition:
Current legal/statistical area description code for place
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: String
*Attribute width: 2
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


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: 21
Enumerated domain value definition:
borough (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 25
Enumerated domain value definition:
city (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 37
Enumerated domain value definition:
municipality (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 43
Enumerated domain value definition:
town (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 47
Enumerated domain value definition:
village (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 53
Enumerated domain value definition:
city and borough (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 55
Enumerated domain value definition:
comunidad (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 57
Enumerated domain value definition:
census designated place (CDP) (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: 62
Enumerated domain value definition:
zona urbana (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: CN
Enumerated domain value definition:
corporation (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: MG
Enumerated domain value definition:
metropolitan government (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: MT
Enumerated domain value definition:
metro government
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: UC
Enumerated domain value definition:
urban county (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute domain values:
Enumerated domain:
Enumerated domain value: UG
Enumerated domain value definition:
unified government (suffix)
Enumerated domain value definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

Attribute:
Attribute label: ALAND
*Attribute alias: ALAND
Attribute definition:
Current land area (square meters)
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Range domain:
Range domain minimum: 0
Range domain maximum: 9,999,999,999,999
Attribute units of measure: square meters

Attribute:
Attribute label: AWATER
*Attribute alias: AWATER
Attribute definition:
Current water area (square meters)
Attribute definition source:
U.S. Census Bureau

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
Range domain:
Range domain minimum: 0
Range domain maximum: 9,999,999,999,999
Attribute units of measure: square meters

Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Leng
*Attribute alias: Shape_Leng


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Le_1
*Attribute alias: Shape_Le_1


*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Length
*Attribute alias: Shape_Length
*Attribute definition:
Length of feature in internal units.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


Attribute:
*Attribute label: Shape_Area
*Attribute alias: Shape_Area
*Attribute definition:
Area of feature in internal units squared.
*Attribute definition source:
Esri

*Attribute type: Double
*Attribute width: 8
*Attribute precision: 0
*Attribute scale: 0


Attribute domain values:
*Unrepresentable domain:
Positive real numbers that are automatically generated.


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Distribution Information:


Distributor:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Customer Services Branch

Contact address:
Address type: mailing
Address:
4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State or province: DC
Postal code: 20233-7400
Country: United States

Contact voice telephone: 301.763.1128
Contact facsimile telephone: 301.763.4710


Contact electronic mail address: geo.geography@census.gov


Distribution liability:
No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of these data, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data.  The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. government in the use of these files.  The boundary information is for small-scale mapping purposes only; boundary depiction and designation for small-scale mapping purposes do not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.

Standard order process:
Digital form:
Digital transfer information:
Format name: SHP
File decompression technique: PK-ZIP, version 1.93A or higher

Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer contact information:
Network address:
Network resource name: http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2015/shp/cb_2015_06_place_500k.zip

Fees: The online cartographic boundary files may be downloaded without charge.
Ordering instructions:
To obtain more information about ordering Cartographic Boundary Files visit http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger.


Technical prerequisites:
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.


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Metadata Reference Information:


Metadata date: 201603


Metadata contact:
Contact information:
Contact organization primary:
Contact organization: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geographic Customer Services Branch

Contact address:
Address type: mailing
Address:
4600 Silver Hill Road
City: Washington
State or province: DC
Postal code: 20233-7400
Country: United States

Contact voice telephone: 301.763.1128
Contact facsimile telephone: 301.763.4710


Contact electronic mail address: geo.geography@census.gov


Metadata standard name: Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998


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