U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT)
Originator: ESRI
Publication_Date: 20021201
Title: U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Edition: 2003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: ESRI Data & Maps
Issue_Identification: 2003
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Redlands, California, USA
Publisher: ESRI
Other_Citation_Details: Location: \usa
Description:
Abstract:
U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas represents geographic entities, defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget for use by Federal statistical agencies, based on the concept of a core area with a large population nucleus, plus adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core. Qualification of an Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) requires the presence of a city with 50,000 or more inhabitants, or the presence of an urbanized area and a total population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England). The county or counties containing the largest city and surrounding densely settled territory are central counties of the MSA. Additional outlying counties qualify to be included in the MSA by meeting certain other criteria of metropolitan character, such as a specified minimum population density or percentage of the population that is urban. MSAs in New England are defined in terms of cities and towns, following rules concerning commuting and population density. MSAs were first defined and effective June 30, 1983.
Purpose:
U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas provides MSA boundaries, codes, names, and areas for analysis.
Supplemental_Information: Largest scale when displaying the data: 1:250,000.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200006
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Matches software update releases
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -158.280933
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.589851
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 61.484613
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17.931042
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: polygon
Theme_Keyword: metropolitan statistical areas
Theme_Keyword: msa
Theme_Keyword: cities
Theme_Keyword: urbanized areas
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: society
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: United States
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Access_Constraints: Access granted to Licensee only.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States– Please direct all inquiries regarding software/data pricing and consulting services to your local ESRI Regional Office. For support, you may contact Technical Support by telephone (voice) between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, by dialing 909-793-3774; facsimile (fax) available at 909-792-0960; electronic mail (e-mail) support@esri.com; or visit <http://support.esri.com>; ESRI holidays excluded.
Outside the United States– Please direct all inquiries regarding software/data pricing, sales, support, and consulting services to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm>.
For other questions or comments, you may contact ESRI headquarters by e-mail, telephone, or fax or write to us.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.0 (Build 2195) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 8.1.3.679

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: No duplicate features are present.
Completeness_Report:
After processing, the data set is checked for drawing display and number of records and file sizes compared with source materials. When political boundaries extend into water, the coded boundary line follows the shoreline, creating a visible landmark. Any extensions of political boundaries into water areas are not represented.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The geospatial part of this data set was extracted from the 2000 Census Version TIGER/Line® files (CD–ROM edition) then generalized to 1,000 points per polygon and 4,000 points per feature. Generalization was applied only to those polygons requiring it, so the polygons not generalized have the same positional accuracy as the TIGER/Line coordinates and the generalized polygons have less positional accuracy.
The positional accuracy of the TIGER/Line coordinates varies with the source materials used but at best meets the established National Map Accuracy standards (+/- 167 feet approximately) where 1:100,000-scale maps from the USGS are the source. The Census Bureau cannot specify the accuracy of feature updates added by its field staff or of features derived from the GBF/DIME-Files or other map sources. Thus, the level of positional accuracy in the TIGER/Line files is not suitable for high-precision measurement applications such as engineering problems, property transfers, or other uses that might require highly accurate measurements of the earth's surface.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Geographic Data Technology, Inc.
Publication_Date: 200104
Title: Dynamap/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files 1.8
Edition: Version 1.8
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Dynamap®/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files
Issue_Identification: v1.8
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Publisher: Geographic Data Technology, Inc
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD–ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200006
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files 1.8
Source_Contribution: Attribute and geospatial data
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Data for this file is extracted from the GDT State and County Boundary File and MCD/CCD Boundary File. Every MSA defined by the Census Bureau is included.
U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas have been generalized to 1,000 points per polygon and 4,000 points per feature to conform to most applications. Generalization was applied only to those polygons requiring it.
Process_Date: 200104
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files 1.8
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The following steps were performed by ESRI for Data & Maps 2002: Extracted data set from Dynamap/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files 1.8. Converted Hawaii to North American Datum of 1983 (NAD83). Removed unneeded attributes and finalized attribute order. Created ArcView legend file (.avl), ArcGIS™ layer file (.lyr) file, projection file (.prj), and spatial indices.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Dynamap/MSA Boundary and Inventory Files 1.8
Process_Date: 20020205

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 337

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000001
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: msa
Entity_Type_Definition:
The polygons represent geographic entities, defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget for use by Federal statistical agencies, based on the concept of a core area with a large population nucleus, plus adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core. Qualification of an Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) requires the presence of a city with 50,000 or more inhabitants, or the presence of an urbanized area and a total population of at least 100,000 (75,000 in New England). The county or counties containing the largest city and surrounding densely settled territory are central counties of the MSA. Additional outlying counties qualify to be included in the MSA by meeting certain other criteria of metropolitan character, such as a specified minimum population density or percentage of the population that is urban. MSAs in New England are defined in terms of cities and towns, following rules concerning commuting and population density.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FID
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: MSA
Attribute_Definition: The metropolitan statistical area FIPS code.
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: NAME
Attribute_Definition: The metropolitan statistical area name.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Geographic Data Technology, Inc. (GDT)
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name: Federal Information Processing Standards
Codeset_Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI; ESRI International Distributors
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 800-447-9778
Contact_Instructions:
In the United States, contact the ESRI Telesales staff at 800-447-9778 for more information about our software and data.
Outside the United States, please direct all inquiries to your local ESRI International Distributor. This information can be found at <http://gis.esri.com/intldist/contactint.cfm>.
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability: See use constraints.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SHP
Format_Specification:
The SHP file contains the geospatial data. The SHX file contains the index of the geospatial data. The DBF file contains the attribute data in dBASE® format. The PRJ file contains the coordinate system information (optional). The AVL file contains the legend information (optional). The SBN and SBX files contain the spatial index of the geospatial data (optional). The XML file (*.shp.xml) contains the metadata describing the data set (optional).
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Transfer_Size: 3.278
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD–ROM or DVD–ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 650
Recording_Density_Units: MB (megabytes)
Recording_Format: ISO 9660
Fees: Software purchase price
Ordering_Instructions: ESRI Data & Maps is available only as part of ESRI® software.
Technical_Prerequisites:
To use this data requires software that supports ArcView® GIS shapefiles.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020819
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: ESRI
Contact_Person: Data Team
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 380 New York Street
City: Redlands
State_or_Province: California
Postal_Code: 92373-8100
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 909-793-2853
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 909-793-5953
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@esri.com
Hours_of_Service: 8:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Monday–Friday
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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