Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Colorado Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Colorado 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 Colorado Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Will, Robert G. Colorado Historical Counties. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, and Emily Kelley, digital comps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Will, Robert G., historical compiler
Subject Colorado Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Colorado from the creation of the first one to the end of 2001.  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 Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 577 polygons, 15.349 MB
Source Laws of Colorado and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -121.608385
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -89.098843
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 48.150691
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 32.534157
Coverage.t.early 1804-10-01
Coverage.t.late 2001-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Colorado
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference County
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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