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U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical AreasEntry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_USCG_SF3MSA
Abstract: U.S. Population Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas contain grids of demographic and socioeconomic data from the year 2000 U.S. census in ASCII and geotiff formats for 50 metropolitan statistical areas with at least one million in population. The grids have a resolution of 7.5 arc-seconds (0.002075 decimal degrees), or approximately 250 square meters. The gridded variables ... are based on census block geography from Census 2000 TIGER/Line Files and census variables (population, households, and housing variables). This dataset is produced by the Columbia University Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN).
The data in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) and Geographic Tagged Image File Format (GeoTIFF) files and maps in Portable Document (PDF) and Portable Network Graphics (PNG) formats are available from the NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC).
Purpose: To provide gridded demographic data, including characteristics of income, education, and housing, for metropolitan statistical areas at a finer resolution than is available in the 30 arc-second grids used for the United States as a whole.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seirup, L., and G. Yetman
Dataset Title: U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 2000: Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Dataset Release Date: 2006-05-31
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Data Presentation Form: raster, mapOnline Resource: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/usgrid-summary-file3-2000...
Start Date: 2000-04-01Stop Date: 2000-04-01
Quality The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the approximate beginning and end of the 1999-2000 Antarctic summer season.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available from the URL given below.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 10,373 kb
Distribution Format: jpeg, word, powerpoint
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6226 7488
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: John.gibson at utas.edu.au
IASOS Private Bag 77 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10