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I am looking to map (US) Metropolitan Statistical Areas, but do not have a source for the Spatial Data needed to do this. Can somebody point me to a public data source?

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  • openstreetmap.org and census.gov may be helpful. – Barry Carter Jul 6 '17 at 4:26
  • Apologies, maybe the request was unclear - I am looking for geographical information for each defined MSA to allow me to create a graphic. Eg, for a given MSA, instructions to draw the (approximate) shape on the map. – GPB Jul 6 '17 at 14:06
  • I think both my references provide polygonal data -- census.gov should provide polygonal data that comprises a given MSA, since I think they're the ones who define MSAs. Or am I still missing something? – Barry Carter Jul 6 '17 at 14:28
  • Indeed, it is on census.gov. My bad. Apologies, and thanks! – GPB Jul 6 '17 at 14:33
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Response from @Barry Carter solved my question:

census.gov should provide polygonal data that comprises a given MSA, since I think they're the ones who define MSAs.

Tnx, Barry!

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