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2000 County Boundaries: Map Layer Description File

This map layer portrays the 2000 county boundaries of the United States. County names and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes are two significant pieces of information associated with every county polygon in this map layer. The County Boundaries map layer was compiled by the U.S. Geological Survey from a variety of sources.

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Metadata

What follows is very detailed technical information about this map layer. This is often called metadata. Metadata (or "data about data") describe the content, quality, condition, and other characteristics of data. Metadata are used to organize and maintain investments in data, to provide information to data catalogs and clearinghouses, and to aid data transfers. The Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) publishes the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata. Many organizations within and outside of the federal government have adopted the FGDC metadata standard and are using automated indexing and serving mechanisms to provide access to their holdings through the Internet. Visit the FGDC Clearinghouse to learn more about how metadata is used in clearinghouses and to search for other data sets.
Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200207
Title: 2000 County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>

Description:
Abstract:
This data set portrays the 2000 State and county boundaries of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The data set was created by extracting county polygon features from the individual 1:2,000,000-scale State boundary Digital Line Graph (DLG) files produced by the U.S. Geological Survey. These files were then merged into a single file. This is a revised version of the January 2002 data set.

Purpose:
These data are intended for geographic display and analysis at the national level, and for large regional areas. The data should be displayed and analyzed at scales appropriate for 1:2,000,000-scale data. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 2000
Currentness_Reference: Ground Condition

Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Irregular
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 72
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 17

Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: States
Theme_Keyword: State boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Counties
Theme_Keyword: County boundaries
Theme_Keyword: 2000 County boundaries
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1995, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place_Keyword: United States
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: USA
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of The United States, and Associated Areas (Federal Information Processing Standard 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Place_Keyword: Alabama
Place_Keyword: Alaska
Place_Keyword: Arizona
Place_Keyword: Arkansas
Place_Keyword: California
Place_Keyword: Colorado
Place_Keyword: Connecticut
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: District of Columbia
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Georgia
Place_Keyword: Hawaii
Place_Keyword: Idaho
Place_Keyword: Illinois
Place_Keyword: Indiana
Place_Keyword: Iowa
Place_Keyword: Kansas
Place_Keyword: Kentucky
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Maine
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: Michigan
Place_Keyword: Minnesota
Place_Keyword: Mississippi
Place_Keyword: Missouri
Place_Keyword: Montana
Place_Keyword: Nebraska
Place_Keyword: Nevada
Place_Keyword: New Hampshire
Place_Keyword: New Jersey
Place_Keyword: New Mexico
Place_Keyword: New York
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: North Dakota
Place_Keyword: Ohio
Place_Keyword: Oklahoma
Place_Keyword: Oregon
Place_Keyword: Pennsylvania
Place_Keyword: Rhode Island
Place_Keyword: South Carolina
Place_Keyword: South Dakota
Place_Keyword: Tennessee
Place_Keyword: Texas
Place_Keyword: Utah
Place_Keyword: Vermont
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Washington
Place_Keyword: West Virginia
Place_Keyword: Wisconsin
Place_Keyword: Wyoming
Place_Keyword: Puerto Rico
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: U.S. Virgin Islands

Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None. Acknowledgment of the National Atlas of the United States of America and (or) the U.S. Geological Survey would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Woodley Chu
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 561 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-6375
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: atlasmail@usgs.gov


Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
The data set was checked for topological consistency using the Arc/INFO command BUILD. No other checks for logical consistency were performed on

this data set.

Completeness_Report:
This data set includes county boundaries for all 50 States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data completeness generally reflects the content of the original DLG files.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1995
Title: 1:2,000,000-scale Digital Line Graph Data - Boundaries
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1970
Ending_Date: 1995
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 2MILBD
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1998
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY98
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Hydrography Features of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-HY9903
Source_Contribution: Spatial information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 19990326
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9903
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: 1:100,000-scale USGS topographic maps
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Paper
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: Unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: 1:100,000-scale base maps
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: Geographic Names Information System
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Geographic Names Information System
Source_Contribution: Attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 199911
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 199911
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9911
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200102
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 1999
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY0102
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Geography Division
Publication_Date: 200201
Title: 2000 County and County Equivalent Areas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Geography Division
Online_Linkage: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/co2000.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200201
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CO_D00
Source_Contribution: Spatial information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200202
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1972
Ending_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY200202
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 200206
Title: County Boundaries of the United States
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Source_Scale_Denominator: 2000000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 200206
Source_Currentness_Reference: Publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY0206
Source_Contribution: Spatial and attribute information

Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Square miles per County, 2000
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: U.S. Census Bureau
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20000401
Source_Currentness_Reference: Ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: CEN2000_16
Source_Contribution: Attribute information

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The 2MILBD data files were originally digitized by the National Mapping Division based on the sectional maps contained in 'The National Atlas of the United States of America' published by the USGS in 1970. The sectional maps were updated during 1978-1981 and digitized in the early 1980's. The data were updated again in the early 1990's by the USGS and published on CD-ROM in 1995 as State DLGs. Using Arc/INFO software, the updated DLG optional-format files were converted to Arc/INFO coverages using the DLGARC command. Only county boundaries and attribute information were extracted from the boundaries DLG layer for inclusion in this national coverage. The county boundary lines that crossed open water were excluded for graphic purposes and polygons that represented islands were attributed with the appropriate county information. The individual State coverages were then merged together using the Arc/INFO command MAPJOIN. "Slivers" created during the MAPJOIN process were identified and deleted using the ELIMINATE command. In 1998, the delineation of the boundary of Mojave County, AZ was corrected. Minor modifications were also made to boundaries in Alaska.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 2MILBD
Process_Date: 1998
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY98

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The spatial features were compared against the National Atlas hydrography layer (ATLAS-HY9903) and modified where necessary. Incorrect attributes were corrected. Yellowstone County was deleted and the boundaries for Gallatin and Park Counties were adjusted to absorb the area of Yellowstone National Park. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were added.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-HY9903
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY98
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 2MILBD
Process_Date: 199903
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9903

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Several boundary adjustments were made to counties in Alaska, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. Dade County, Florida was changed to Miami-Dade County and the FIPS code was changed to 12086.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9903
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: 1:100,000-scale base maps
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Geographic Names Information System
Process_Date: 199911
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9911

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The county name was corrected for the Grass Cay and Mingo Cay polygons in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The State field was changed from names to two-character abbreviations, and a field for State FIPS was added.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY9911
Process_Date: 2001
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY0102

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The boundary of Juneau Borough, Alaska was modified to include approximately 61,000 acres of northern Admiralty Island. Data from the Census Bureau's county boundary file of Alaska, was extracted and generalized to a scale of 1:2,000,000.

The boundary of Denver County, Colorado was modified to include the area occupied by Denver International Airport. Additional minor corrections were made to Denver County and Adams County. All corrections were made using data from the Census Bureau's county boundary file of Colorado.

Finally, county attribution was removed from the Niagara River between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CO_D00
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY0102
Process_Date: 200201
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY200202

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Several Puerto Rico municipio boundaries were corrected. Florida Municipio was added and an offshore island was added to Ponce Municipio. A extra polygon within Vega Baja Municipio was merged with the rest of the municipio. The boundaries of Canovanas Municipio and Loiza Municipio were adjusted.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CO_D00
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY200202
Process_Date: 200204

Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Boundary adjustments were made using the National Atlas counties coverage, ATLAS-CNTY0206. The corrections include:

1) Navajo and Coconino in Arizona
2) Tuolumne and  Mono in California
3) Lake and Chaffee in Colorado
4) Gulf and Franklin in Florida
5) Plaquemines Parish and Jefferson Parish in Louisiana
6) Mora and Taos in New Mexico
7) Otero and Chaves in New Mexico
8) Tipton and Shelby in Tennesee
9) Loving and Winkler in Texas
10) Pecos and Terrell in Texas
11) Kerr and Bandera in Texas
12) Real and Bandera in Texas
13) San Patricio and Nueces in Texas
14) Sanpete and Jab in Utah
15) Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County in Virginia
16) Staunton City and Augusta County in Virginia
17) Lynchburg City and Campbell County in Virginia
18) Danville City and Pittsylvania County in Virginia
Numerous additional minor boundary adjustments were made throughout the country.

An attribute containing the area in square miles for the county was added. The value came from a table, CEN2000_16, that was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ATLAS-CNTY0206
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: CEN2000_16
Process_Date: 200207


Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas (FIPS 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

U.S. Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas (FIPS 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: GT-polygon composed of chains
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 6138


Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000278
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1983
Ellipsoid_Name: GRS1980
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222


Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: 2000 County (described by Co2000p020.dbf)
Entity_Type_Definition:
The second order division of a nation, such as a parish, borough, municipio, judicial division, and independent cities in Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia. The boundaries are valid as of 2000.
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: The representation of the entity in the data.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: Polygon
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: 2-dimensional element
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: ESRI GIS software
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Area
Attribute_Definition: The size of the shape in coverage units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.000
Range_Domain_Maximum: 73.832
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Perimeter
Attribute_Definition: The perimeter of the shape in coverage units.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0.010
Range_Domain_Maximum: 87.571
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Co2000p020
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 2
Range_Domain_Maximum: 6139
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State
Attribute_Definition:
The two-character abbreviation for the name of the State or State equivalent in which the county is located.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: The name of the county or county equivalent.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: <blank>
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition:
Water areas of the United States for which a county designation is not reported.
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Fips
Attribute_Definition:
The 5-digit FIPS code of the county or county equivalent. Codes ending in 000 indicate water areas for which a county designation is not reported.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Counties and Equivalent Entities of the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: State_fips
Attribute_Definition: The 2-digit FIPS code of the State or State equivalent.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Codeset_Domain:
Codeset_Name:
Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas of the United States, and Associated Areas; (Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 5-2): Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Codeset_Source: U.S. Department of Commerce
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Square_mil
Attribute_Definition:
The size of the county or county equivalent in square miles. This value was provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. There are no values given for the U.S. Virgin Islands and areas covered by water.
Attribute_Definition_Source: U.S. Geological Survey
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: 0
Range_Domain_Maximum: 145899.680


Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Earth Science Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 507 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-5920
Contact_Instructions:
In addition to the address above there are other ESIC offices throughout the country. A full list of these offices is at <http://mapping.usgs.gov/esic/esic_index.html>.

Distribution_Liability:
Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey, no warranty expressed or implied is made by the U.S. Geological Survey regarding the utility of the data on any other system, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. No responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data.

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ESRI Shapefile
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: tar
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: SDTS
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html>
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: CD-ROM
Recording_Format: tar
Fees:
There is no charge for the online option. For National Atlas files ordered on CD-ROM there is a base price of $45.00 per disc, a handling fee of $5.00, and a per-file charge based on file size. The charge for files less than 10 megabytes in size is $1.00. The charge for files that range in size from 10 to 150 megabytes is $7.50. The charge for files of 150 megabytes or larger is $15.00. The charge is $7.50 for the 2000 County Boundaries of the United States data set.
Ordering_Instructions:
To order files on CD-ROM, please see <http://nationalatlas.gov/atlasftp.html#q12>.


Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020705
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Peg Rawson
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing address
Address: 521 National Center
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 703-648-4183
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: atlasmail@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Security_Information:
Metadata_Security_Classification_System: None
Metadata_Security_Classification: Unclassified
Metadata_Security_Handling_Description: None


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