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Who's on First Boundaries

Overview

This dataset contains administrative and cultural boundaries located in the United States. It includes place types region (i.e. state), county, locality (i.e. town/city), macrohood (e.g. East Los Angeles), neighbourhood, and borough (e.g The Bronx).

Data from Who's On First. License: https://whosonfirst.org/docs/licenses/ Who's On First data is derived from multiple sources under the Creative Commons License. Specific sources of the data in this dataset and their licenses include:

  • Quattroshapes (CC BY 2.0)
  • Metazen (CC0)
  • Zetashapes (Public Domain) -- including data obtained via the Flickr API
  • Pediacities (ODC-By, v1.0)
  • Washington Post (CC-BY)
  • http://chicagomap.zolk.com (CC BY 3.0 US)
  • Azavea (CC BY 3.0 US)
  • Atlanta Department of Planning and Community Development (CC BY 4.0)
  • City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (Public Domain)
  • Baltimore Mayor`s Office of Information Technology (Attribution 3.0 Unported)
  • Oakland Community and Economic Development Department (Public Domain)
  • City of San Francisco (PDDL 1.0)
  • Seattle City GIS Program (Public Domain)
  • Denver Department of Community Planning and Development (CC BY 3.0)
  • City of New Orleans, Office of IT and Innovation, Enterprise Information Team (CC0)
  • City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils (CC0)
  • Natural Earth (Public Domain)
  • City of Santa Barbara (Public Domain)
  • Boston Redevelopment Authority (CC0)
  • San Diego GIS (CC0)
  • Open Information Saint Paul (CC0)
  • City of Cambridge Geographic Information System Department (CC BY)
  • San Jose Planning Department (CC0)

Attributes

wof_id

Who's On First id for the boundary

string
placetype

place type (see https://whosonfirst.org/docs/placetypes/)

string
name

place name

string
abrv_eng

place name abbreviation (English)

string
longname_eng

place long name (English)

string
preferred_name_eng

place preferred name (English)

string
iso_country

ISO code of containing country

string
wof_continent_id

wof id of containing continent

string
wof_country_id

wof id of containing country

string
wof_region_id

wof id of containing region/state

string
wof_county_id

wof id of containing county

string
wof_locality_id

wof id of containing locality/city

string
population

population as recorded by Who's on First (sources vary by country; see here)

integer
population_rank

a number indicating relative population range; 14=10M+ (urban areas); 10=200k-500k; 5=5k-10k

integer