Administrative Boundaries 100% open

United States

What data is expected?

Data on administrative units or areas defined for the purpose of administration by a (local) government. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Boundary level 1
  • Boundary level 2
  • Coordinates (latitude, longitude)
  • Name of poligone (department, region, city)
  • Borders of poligone

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format DBF, SHP, SHX
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 3 A user must know that the U.S. refers to this dataset as "Governmental Boundaiers"
findable_steps Accessed the U.S. national map ( and selected the "basic viewer" and selected the "Governmental Boundaries" dataset
licence_url The dataset also includes a "data distribution policy" with entries such as: "Distribution_Policy = Public Domain - Free Distribution to Third Parties Via Internet "
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name United States Geological Survey
characteristics Boundary level 1, Boundary level 2, Coordinates (latitude, longitude), Name of poligone (department, region, city), Borders of poligone The datasets have the proper Projection files.
location - Administrative Boundaries are referred to as Governmental Unit Boundaries

Downloaded a sample dataset for DC; confirmed there is indeed coordinates data; so updated that attribute; and add the missing ESRI Shapefiles data format (DBF, SHX). Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index.

Meta data

Data location - Administrative Boundaries are referred to as Governmental Unit Boundaries
Data licence
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Michael Leow
Submitters   Tyler Kleykamp
Last modified   Mon Jan 30 2017 16:28:24 GMT+0000 (UTC)