Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Massachusetts Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Long, John H. Massachusetts Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from http://www.newberry.org/ahcbp.
Creator.PersonalName Long, John H., historical compiler
Subject Massachusetts Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Massachusetts 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
Publisher.Address http://www.newberry.org/ahcbp
Contact.Address scholl@newberry.org
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 205 polygons, 40.786 MB
Source Laws of Massachusetts and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -73.521416
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -66.949426
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 47.459687
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 41.146249
Coverage.t.early 1629-03-04
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Massachusetts
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
Rights Free access/download and use under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons License (www.newberry.org/ahcbp)