GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "National Atlas: Boundaries Data" (Dates Vary)
Description: The National Atlas provides hundreds of Geospatial data layers for download or online mapping. Most of the layers are produced by US Federal agencies, and are public domain, with no restrictions on use or sharing.

As of January, 2010, within the Boundaries category, the following layer(s) are listed:

  • Congressional Districts of the United States - 106th Congress
  • Congressional Districts of the United States - 107th Congress
  • Congressional Districts of the United States - 108th Congress
  • Congressional Districts of the United States - 109th Congress
  • Congressional Districts of the United States - 110th Congress
  • County Boundaries, 1980
  • County Boundaries, 1990
  • County Boundaries, 2000
  • County Boundaries, 2001
  • Federal Lands
  • Indian Lands
  • North American Atlas - Political Boundaries
  • Official Protraction Diagrams and Leasing Map Boundaries
  • Public Land Survey System
  • State Boundaries
  • Time Zones
  • Wilderness Preservation System Areas

For the most up to date version of these data, go to National Atlas Map Layers to read the full data descriptions and download the compressed data files.

Also, see NCSU Libraries Guide to National Atlas Data for information about other National Atlas data categories, older archived data versions, and file de-compression.

Keywords and Themes: Boundaries, Congressional Districts, Continental Shelf, County Boundaries, Federal Land, Indian Lands, Minerals, Mines and Mineral Resources, National Atlas, North America Political Boundaries, Official Protraction Diagrams, Oil, Oil Facilities, Public Land Survey System (PLSS), State Boundaries, Time Zones, Wilderness, Wilderness Preservation System Areas
Filename Prefix: varies
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
Map Drive and FTP Help
Mapped Drive Folder: /natatlas/
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Feature Type: Varies
Coordinate System: Geographic Coordinates
Datum: NAD 83Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: United States
Source Scale: Varies

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Collection Name: National Atlas
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Distribution Restrictions: PUBLIC DOMAIN


Links to Metadata, Documentation, and Mapping:

Record ID: 3352_NatlAtl

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