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created May 03, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

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Description

2010 extracts containing geographic and cartographic information from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER (Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database. These files support the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P. L. 94-171) release. The files provide the digital map base for a Geographic Information System or mapping software. All legal boundaries and names are as of January 1, 2010. The boundaries shown are for Census Bureau statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only.

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American Indian, State Legislative District--Lower Chamber, Secondary School District, State Legislative District--Upper Chamber, Urban Growth Area, Elementary School district, place, Census Tract, Blocks, county Subdivision, Voting district, County, Block Group, Subbarrio, American Indian Tribal Subdivision, Native Hawaiian Area, Congressional districts, 111th Congressional district, Alaska Ntaive Regional corporation, Unified School District, SubMinor Civil division, County and Equivalent, Alaska Native, consolidated City, State and Equivalent
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
US Census Bureau
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Commerce
Sub-Agency
US Census Bureau
Date Released
02/15/2011
Date Updated
02/15/2011
Time Period
4/1/2010 (boundaries January 1, 2010)
Frequency
As needed
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Tool Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
4578
Extended Type
Feed
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
geographic boundaries and features
Granularity
block
Geographic Coverage
United States, Puerto Rico, US Possessions
Data Description
Collection Mode
The Census Bureau uses various processes to collect data for the MAF/TIGER database from which the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted. Data come from multiple sources such as tribal, federal, state, and local entities, in addition to input from address canvassing and enumerator updates.
Data Collection Instrument
NA
Data Dictionary
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/TGRSHP10AA.pdf
Additional Dataset Documentation
Technical Documentation
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/documentation.html
Additional Metadata
each shapefile has its own URL and xml metadata record associated with it
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Census
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Data.gov Program Management Office Data.gov Program Management Office

created May 03, 2011

updated May 11, 2011

Description

2010 extracts containing geographic and cartographic information from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER (Master Address File/Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database. These files support the 2010 Census Redistricting Data (P. L. 94-171) release. The files provide the digital map base for a Geographic Information System or mapping software. All legal boundaries and names are as of January 1, 2010. The boundaries shown are for Census Bureau statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only.

Activity
Community Rating
Current value: 0.0 out of 5
Your Rating
Current value: out of 5
Raters
0
Visits
3307
Downloads
1330
Comments
0
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0
Meta
Category
Geography and Environment
Permissions
Public
Tags
American Indian, State Legislative District--Lower Chamber, Secondary School District, State Legislative District--Upper Chamber, Urban Growth Area, Elementary School district, place, Census Tract, Blocks, county Subdivision, Voting district, County, Block Group, Subbarrio, American Indian Tribal Subdivision, Native Hawaiian Area, Congressional districts, 111th Congressional district, Alaska Ntaive Regional corporation, Unified School District, SubMinor Civil division, County and Equivalent, Alaska Native, consolidated City, State and Equivalent
Licensing and Attribution
Data Provided By
US Census Bureau
Source Link
(none)
Dataset Summary
Agency
Department of Commerce
Sub-Agency
US Census Bureau
Date Released
02/15/2011
Date Updated
02/15/2011
Time Period
4/1/2010 (boundaries January 1, 2010)
Frequency
As needed
High Value Dataset
Y
Suggested by Public
N
Dataset Information
Data.gov Data Category Type
Tool Catalog
Specialized Data Category Designation
Geospatial
Unique ID
4578
Extended Type
Feed
Dataset Coverage
Unit of Analysis
geographic boundaries and features
Granularity
block
Geographic Coverage
United States, Puerto Rico, US Possessions
Data Description
Collection Mode
The Census Bureau uses various processes to collect data for the MAF/TIGER database from which the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted. Data come from multiple sources such as tribal, federal, state, and local entities, in addition to input from address canvassing and enumerator updates.
Data Collection Instrument
NA
Data Dictionary
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/TGRSHP10AA.pdf
Additional Dataset Documentation
Technical Documentation
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/documentation.html
Additional Metadata
each shapefile has its own URL and xml metadata record associated with it
Data Quality
Data Quality Certification
Yes
Privacy and Confidentiality
Yes
Applicable Information Quality Guideline Designation
Census