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US States


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Resource type: Geographic Feature (ESRI Shapefiles)
Storage: The size of this resource is 31.3 MB
Created: Nov 03, 2015 at 5:43 p.m.
Last updated: Nov 03, 2015 at 5:47 p.m.
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Sharing Status: Public
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Abstract

US States polygon shapefiles

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Resource Level Coverage

Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
North Latitude
71.3896°
East Longitude
179.7785°
South Latitude
-14.3738°
West Longitude
-179.1473°

Content

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Geometry Information
Geometry Type MULTIPOLYGON
Feature Count 55
Spatial Reference
Coordinate Reference SystemGCS_North_American_1983
DatumNorth_American_Datum_1983
UnitDegree
Coordinate StringGEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137.0,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0], UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]]

Extent

North71.389610291
East179.77848
South-14.373765
West-179.147338754
Field Information
Name Type Width Precision
STATE String 2 0
NAME String 24 0
FIPS String 2 0
LON Real 19 11
LAT Real 19 11
This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
test collection 1 Zhiyu (Drew) Li  Private &  Shareable None

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Comments

David Tarboton 3 years, 4 months ago

Why is this US States resource centered in Algeria?

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Zhiyu (Drew) Li 3 years, 4 months ago

This is a very interesting observation.
This shp contains all states as well as overseas territories of the US, which together form a very big bounding box that spans across the world map from west to east. The center of this big bounding box is somewhere in Africa.

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David Tarboton 3 years, 4 months ago

OK. This does make sense.

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Zhiyu (Drew) Li 3 years, 4 months ago

The same result can be duplicated in ArcMap, see the png file in resource https://www.hydroshare.org/resource/fdd44e1a9aed47b397e1dc70cb053d16/

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