EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

Populated Places 1:10,000,000 United States 2004

Description
This point dataset shows a selection of named populated places suitable for use at a scale of 1:10,000,000 in 2004. Places, which refer to individual municipalities, are always shown using point symbols. These symbols have been fitted to the North American Atlas roads, railroads, and hydrography layers, so that the points represent the approximate locations of places relative to data in these other layers.The selection of populated places was based on local importance (as shown by population size), importance as a cross-border point, and, occasionally, on other factors. All capital cities (national, provincial, territorial or State) are shown for Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America. Attributes were added to the data to reflect population class, name, and capital. Cartographic considerations were taken into account so that names do not overlap in crowded areas, nor are there too many names shown for sparsely-populated areas.
Publisher
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Place(s)
United States, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Mississippi, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Minnesota, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Northern Hemisphere, Western Hemisphere, North America, United States, Mexico, and Canada
Subject(s)
point, society, Cities and towns, Population, and Metropolitan areas.
Year
2004-01-01T01:01:01Z
Held by
Tufts
Attribute Value
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