U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 1990: Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Entry ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_USCG_90SF3MSA

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 1990: Metropolitan Statistical Areas contain grids of demographic and socioeconomic data from the year 1990 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 ... View entire text

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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Description: Data download page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 47.0   S: 17.0   E: -65.0   W: -124.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seirup, L., G. Yetman, and L. Razafindrazay
Dataset Title: U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 3), 1990: Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Palisades, NY
Dataset Publisher: NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC)
Version: 1.00
Data Presentation Form: raster
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-04-01
Stop Date: 1990-04-01
Location Keywords
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.002075
Longitude Resolution: 0.002075
ISO Topic Category
Quality 1. The 1990 SF3 files for each state are loaded into Microsoft Access and queries are used to extract the records pertaining to census blocks and the fields being used for gridding.

2. The SF3 fields are combined as specified in the variable documentation to create the variables being gridded.
3. The census blocks in a given ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York hold the copyright of this data set. Users are prohibited from any commercial, non-free resale, or redistribution without explicit written permission from CIESIN. Users should acknowledge CIESIN as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this data set. CIESIN also requests reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing efforts.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/
Dataset ID: CIESIN_SEDAC_USCG_90SF3MSA

Data Center Personnel
Name: SEDAC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: 0

Distribution Media: ONLINE HTTP
Distribution Format: GeoTIFF
Fees: 0
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 845-365-8920
Fax: +1 845-365-8922
Email: ciesin.info at ciesin.columbia.edu
Contact Address:
61 Route 9W, P.O. Box 1000
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Seirup, L., G. Yetman, and L. Razafindrazay (2012), U.S. Census Grids (Summary File 1), 1990, NASA Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center (SEDAC), Palisades, NY, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7927/H4TB14TN
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-11
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