This polygon shapefile represents urban areas in North America (Canada, Mexico, and the United States). Data includes the name of the urban area and the country and state in which it's located. This layer is from Winter Quarter 2016. This layer is intended to assist users in locating and analyzing urban area data in North America and may be used for basic applications such as viewing, querying, and map output production, or to provide a basemap to support graphical overlays and analysis with other spatial data. Hart Energy Publishing.(2016). Urban Areas, North America, Winter 2016. Hart Energy Publishing. Available at: http://purl.stanford.edu/mf411kv8831 This layer is presented in the WGS84 coordinate system for web display purposes. Downloadable data are provided in native coordinate system or projection.