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Data Content Guidelines



As a part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Geographic Support System Initiative (GSS-I), the Census Bureau is committed to accepting address and feature data from our partners beginning in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. These documents outline the data elements and metadata that the Census Bureau identifies as optimal components in address and feature datasets.

Address Data Content Guidelines


Feature Data Content Guidelines


Metadata Content Guidelines


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Created: March 8, 2012
Last revised: June 02, 2014

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