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The cartographic boundary files are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the Census Bureauís MAF/TIGER geographic database. These boundary files are specifically designed for small scale thematic mapping.
Generalized boundary files are clipped to a simplified version of the U.S. outline. As a result, some off-shore areas may be excluded from the generalized files. For more details about these files, please see our Cartographic Boundary File Description page.
cb_2013_ss_place_500k.zip, where ss is the 2 digit state FIPS code.
gz_2010_ss_160_00_500k.zip, where ss is the 2 digit state FIPS code.
plss_d00_shp.zip, where ss is the 2 digit state FIPS code.
plss_d98_shp.zip, where ss is the 2 digit state FIPS code.
plss_d90_shp.zip, where ss is the 2 digit state FIPS code.