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County Boundaries for Selected Items from the Census of Agriculture, 1950-2012 (COA_STCOFIPS)

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LaMotte, A.E., 2016, County Boundaries for Selected Items from the Census of Agriculture, 1950-2012 (COA_STCOFIPS): U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7G44NCN.

Summary

This polygon shapefile provides county or county-equivalent boundaries for the conterminous United States and was created specifically for use with the data tables published as Selected Items from the Census of Agriculture for the Conterminous United States, 1950-2012 (LaMotte, 2015). This data layer is a modified version of Historic Counties for the 2000 Census of Population and Housing produced by the National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS) project, which is identical to the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line Census 2000 file, with the exception of added shorelines. Excluded from the CAO_STCOFIPS boundary layer are Broomfield County, Colorado, Menominee County, Wisconsin, and the independent cities of Virginia with the [...]

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COA_STCOFIPS_metadata.pdf
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CAO_STCOFIPS_metadata.xml
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Purpose

The purpose of this layer is to provide a base to generate a county raster for the allocation of agricultural census values to specific land-use (agricultural) pixels. Vector format is provided so the raster pixel size can be user designated. Users of the historical Census of Agriculture data are advised to read through the metadata of that data set to understand the limitations and scope of the data captured at the county level.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/F7G44NCN

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