Changing Map Boundaries and Features

The Census Bureau stores changes to map boundaries and features. You can view a historical boundary or feature on a map by selecting a different year. Map boundaries are the outlines of geographic areas; features are objects that can be represented on a map like railroads, schools, pipelines. Add additional boundaries or features to display on the map using the change boundaries and features button.

 

Change Map Boundaries

Change Map Features

 

Change Map Boundaries

1.    From the map view, click boundaries and features from the map side menu

2.    In the pop-up window, select a year from the boundaries and features from drop-down menu

 

Changing the year will clear any selected geographies

 

3.    Select geographic level boundaries by checking the corresponding checkbox under the boundary category

 

Select the label checkbox under the label category to display the name of the boundary on the map

 

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4.    Click update and the map will update with new boundaries

5.    Click close to display the map with new boundaries

 

Click the clear all button and update to clear boundary selections and return map to original boundary settings.

Change Map Features

1.    From the map view, click boundaries and features from the map side menu

2.    Click features tab

3.    Select features by checking the corresponding checkbox under the feature category

 

Select the label checkbox under the label category to display the name of the feature on the map

 

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4.    Click update and the map will be updated with the new features

5.    Click close to view the new map

 

Click the clear all button and update to clear feature selections and return map to original feature settings.

 

 

See Also

Placing Map Markers

Finding a Location and Repositioning a Map

Reference Maps

Thematic Maps

Basic Map Tools

Maps