Statewide Census County Subdivisions, New York State (Shapefile : 1992)

Originator: U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of the Census Geography Division
Publication_Date: 20030114
Title: Statewide Census County Subdivisions, New York State (Shapefile : 1992)
Publication_Place: Washington, DC
Publisher: US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census
Other_Citation_Details: CUGIR distributes this dataset
Abstract: County subdivisions are the primary divisions of counties and statistically equivalent entities for the reporting of decennial census data. They include census county divisions, census subareas, and minor civil divisions. Each county subdivision is assigned a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code in alphabetical order within the state. CUGIR, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository, using US Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census data, developed the GIS data set version of 1990 Census TIGER/Line files for New York State.
Purpose: These files were developed to enable a user to see the geographic component from 1990 TIGER/Line Census files. They can be used to join demographic data for use in conjunction with other Census data in geographic and demographic analysis.
Supplemental_Information: To find out more about 1990 County Subdivisions or US Census Bureau Related Products goto: <>.
Beginning_Date: 1990
Ending_Date: 2002
Currentness_Reference: Year covered by census and last digital changes
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.162
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.379
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.415
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.078
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: Polygon Feature
Theme_Keyword: County Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Counties
Theme_Keyword: Minor Civil Divisions
Theme_Keyword: Census Subarea
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: boundaries
Theme_Keyword: society
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: LCSH
Place_Keyword: New York (State) -- Administrative and political divisions -- Maps.
Place_Keyword: Albany County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Allegany County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Bronx County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Broome County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Cattaraugus County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Cayuga County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Chautauqua County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Chemung County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Chenango County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Clinton County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Columbia County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Cortland County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Deleware County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Dutchess County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Erie County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Essex County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Franklin County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Fulton County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Genesee County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Greene County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Hamilton County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Herkimer County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Jefferson County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Kings County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Lewis County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Livingston County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Madison County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Montgomery County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Nassau County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: New York County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Niagara County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Oneida County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Onondaga County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Ontario County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Orange County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Orleans County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Oswego County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Otsego County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Putnam County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Queens County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Rensselaer County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Richmond County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Rockland County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Saratoga County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Schenectady County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Schoharie County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Schuyler County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Seneca County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: St. Lawrence County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Seneca County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Steuben County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Suffolk County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Sullivan County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Tioga County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Tompkins County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Ulster County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Warren County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Washington County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Wayne County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Westchester County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Wyoming County (N.Y.)
Place_Keyword: Yates County (N.Y.)
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None. Acknowledgement of the U.S. Bureau of the Census would be appreciated for products derived from these files. TIGER, TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are trademarks of the Bureau of the Census.

Attribute_Accuracy_Report: Original TIGER/Line data is accurate against Federal Processing Standards (FIPS), FIPS Publication 6-4 and FIPS-55 at the 100% level for the codes and base names. The remaining attribute information has been examined but has not been fully tested for accuracy. The digital files fro the Census Bureau were cnoverted into shapefiles. The attributes supllied in the TIGER files have not been changed by CUGIR. Refer to "Chapter 5" and "Chapter 6" in the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line files, Census 1990 Technical Documentation, which is available at: <>
Completeness_Report: Data completeness of the TIGER/Line files reflects the contents of the Census TIGER data base at the time the TIGER/Line files (1990 version) were created.1990 Census TIGER/Line files are primarily based on teh USGS 1:1000,000 scale Digital Line Graph files. Refer to teh Technical documentation for features that are not present.
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: Other than projecting data, no other positional changes were made by the CUGIR.
Originator: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Geography Division
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: TIGER/Line Files, 1990
Edition: 1998
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: On line
Calendar_Date: 1990
Source_Currentness_Reference: Year of census data.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution: Selected geographic and cartographic information (line segments) from the Census TIGER data base.
Originator: CUGIR, Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository
Publication_Date: 2003
Title: Census County Boundaries, New York State (Shapefile : 1992)
Edition: 1.0
Source_Scale_Denominator: 100000
Type_of_Source_Media: Online
Calendar_Date: 2003
Source_Currentness_Reference: Date the file was made available to create TIGER/Line File extracts.
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: None
Source_Contribution: Selected geographic information of New York State from the Census TIGER data base.
Process_Description: In order for others to use the information in the Census TIGER data base in a GIS or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases periodic extracts of selected information from the Census TIGER data base, organized as topologically consistent networks. Software (TIGER DB routines) written by the Geography Division allows for efficient access to Census TIGER system data. TIGER/Line files are extracted from the Census TIGER data base by county or statistical equivalent area. Census TIGER data for a given county or statistical equivalent area is then distributed among 17 fixed length record ASCII files, each one containing attributes for either line, polygon, or landmark geographic data types. The Bureau of the Census has released various versions of the TIGER/Line files since 1988, with each version having more updates (feature and feature names, address ranges and ZIP Codes, coordinate updates, revised field definitions, etc.) than the previous version. Information concerning steps taken to create TIGER/Line is available in "Chapter 5: Data Quality" in TIGER/Line 1990 Documentation <>.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Census TIGER data base
Process_Date: 19900101
Process_Description: The 1990 TIGER shapefiles were downloaded originally from the Geography Network <>. Each Census hierarchical level (County, Tract, Block Group, and Block) was joined to it's associated SF1 demographics database table, also downloaded from the Geography Network. A VBA script was written within ArcGIS 8.2 (ArcInfo) to automate the process of joining each county level file with its demographic table, and then exporting with unique file names. This process was done 4 times, one for each of the Census geographies. For the remaining TIGER data, (all but the boundary files) all files were originally downloaded from Geography Network, renamed and added to CUGIR with no further processing.
Process_Date: 2002

Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector

Latitude_Resolution: 0.000458
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000458
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Horizontal_Datum_Name: North American Datum of 1927
Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257222101

Entity_and_Attribute_Overview: The TIGER/Line files contain data describing three major types of features/entities; Line Features: 1) Roads; 2) Railroads; 3) Hydrography; 4) Miscellaneous transportation features and Selected power lines and pipe lines; 5) Political and statistical boundaries. Landmark Features: 1) Point landmarks, e.g., schools and churches; 2) Area landmarks, e.g., Parks and cemeteries; 3) Key geographic locations (KGLs), e.g., apartment buildings and factories. Polygon features: 1) Geographic entity codes for areas used to tabulate the 1990 census statistical data and current geographic areas; 2) Locations of area landmarks 3) Locations of KGLs. The line features and polygon information form the majority of data in the TIGER/Line files. Some of the data/attributes describing the lines include coordinates, feature identifiers (names), CFCCs (used to identify the most noticeable characteristic of a feature), address ranges, and geographic entity codes. The TIGER/Line files contain point and area labels that describe landmark features and provide locational reference. Area landmarks consist of a feature name or label and feature type assigned to a polygon or group of polygons. Landmarks may overlap or refer to the same set of polygons. The Census TIGER data base uses collections of spatial objects (points, lines, and polygons) to model or describe real-world geography. The Census Bureau uses these spatial objects to represent features such as streets, rivers, and political boundaries and assigns
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: For Entity and Attribute information, goto "Chapter 5" and "Chapter 6" of the U.S. Bureau of the Census, TIGER/Line file 1990 Technical Documentation, which is available at: <>. The TIGER/Line documentation defines the terms and definitions used within the files.

Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Distribution_Liability: Cornell University provides these geographic data "as is." Cornell University makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Cornell University further makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at Cornell University, no warranty is made by Cornell University regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.

Metadata_Date: 20030113
Contact_Organization: Albert R. Mann Library
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cornell University
City: Ithaca
State_or_Province: New York
Postal_Code: 14853
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 607-255-5406
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards For Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998