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Title: "HAZUS: County Location Factor (Means)" (2005)
Description: This data set was used to develop the building valuation for each HAZUS specific occupancy. The name of the table is in reference to the RS Means Location Factors In the Square Foot Costs book that were applied to only the major metropolitan areas rather than every county as available in the document. ABS averaged the commercial and residential factors from the table as displayed for the user. All data was developed at the census block level for the United States in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the territories. ABSG developed this data from the 2002 RS Means Square Foot Costs to all occupancies.

You should read the metadata and online documentation linked below before trying to download and use these data for the first time.

Keywords and Themes: Blocks, Census Blocks, HAZUS, HAZUS County Location Factors
Filename: bndrygbs.mdb
Dataset Name: MeansLocationFactor
Tiled By: 50 US States plus Washington DC and Puerto Rico
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Mapped Drive Folder: /fema/HAZUS-MH1.1
Total size of data files: varies
Data Type: Geodatabase
Feature Type: Tabular
Coordinate System: Geographic
Datum: NAD 1983Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: United States, Puerto Rico - data for some states may not be available

Created by:
Released by: FEMA
Content Date: 2000
Published Date: 2005

Collection Name: HAZUS-MH 1.1
Physical Location: Reference GIS Data Cabinet
Call Number: QE535.2 .S34 H39 2005
Acquired Date: 2005
Distribution Restrictions: Public Domain

Note: Non-NCSU affiliates may obtain HAZUS data by requesting it from FEMA

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Record ID: 2538_hazusmh1