Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Iowa Historical Counties
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Iowa 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 Iowa Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle DenBoer, Gordon. Iowa Historical Counties. Data Set. Douglas Knox, digital comp. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName DenBoer, Gordon, historical compiler
Subject Iowa Historical State and County Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Iowa 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 Knox, Douglas, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 224 polygons, 4.170 MB
Source Laws of Iowa and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -114.068154
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -90.109107
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 50.043487
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 38.534134
Coverage.t.early 1804-10-04
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Iowa
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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