Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Alaska Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Alaska Historical Counties
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Alaska Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Sinko, Peggy Tuck, and Emily Kelley. Alaska Historical Counties. Data Set. Emily Kelley, digital compiler. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. By John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from <>
Creator.PersonalName Sinko, Peggy Tuck, historical compiler
Creator.PersonalName Kelley Emily, historical compiler
Subject Alaska Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Alaska from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 167 polygons, 54.902 MB
Source NHGIS and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -179.147340
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -129.999198
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 71.389612
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 51.215264
Coverage.t.early 1880
Coverage.t.late 2000
Coverage.PlaceName Alaska
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 10 yrs
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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