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USGS National Boundary Dataset (NBD) Downloadable Data Collection


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U.S. Geological Survey, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, 2023, USGS National Boundary Dataset (NBD) Downloadable Data Collection: U.S. Geological Survey.


The USGS Governmental Unit Boundaries dataset from The National Map (TNM) represents major civil areas for the Nation, including States or Territories, counties (or equivalents), Federal and Native American areas, congressional districts, minor civil divisions, incorporated places (such as cities and towns), and unincorporated places. Boundaries data are useful for understanding the extent of jurisdictional or administrative areas for a wide range of applications, including mapping or managing resources, and responding to natural disasters. Boundaries data also include extents of forest, grassland, park, wilderness, wildlife, and other reserve areas useful for recreational activities, such as hiking and backpacking. Boundaries data [...]

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It is a general purpose dataset for users who are not GIS experts. The geospatial data in this dataset are from selected National Map data holdings and other government sources.

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