2019 Cartographic Boundary Shapefile, Current County Subdivision for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: December 3, 2020

The 2019 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.

County subdivisions are the primary divisions of counties and their equivalent entities for the reporting of Census Bureau data. They include legally-recognized minor civil divisions (MCDs) and statistical census county divisions (CCDs), statistical census subareas (in Alaska), and unorganized territories. For the 2010 Census, MCDs are the primary governmental and/or administrative divisions of counties in 29 states and Puerto Rico; Tennessee changed from having CCDs for Census 2000 to having MCDs for the 2010 Census. In MCD states where no MCD exists or is not defined, the Census Bureau creates statistical unorganized territories to complete coverage. The entire area of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas are covered by county subdivisions.

The boundaries of most legal MCDs are as of January 1, 2019, as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). The boundaries of all statistical county subdivisions (CCDs and census subareas), delineated in 21 states, are those as reported as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2010 Census.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 17, 2020
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 17, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2019cb_cousub

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 17, 2020
Metadata Created Date December 3, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 3, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 17, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
Guid cb_2019_69_cousub_500k.shp.iso.xml
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, 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.
Bbox East Long 146.064818
Bbox North Lat 20.553802
Bbox South Lat 14.110472
Bbox West Long 144.886331
Collection Package Id 82c81c6f-74d7-47cd-a0dd-f7150148d39b
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2020-05
Temporal Extent End 2020-05

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