The municipal boundary change is a publication consisting of multiple individual polygons each representing a unique boundary description. The Arkansas GIS Office maintains this file in coordination with the municipalities of the State. It represents boundary changes across time for any cities beginning in 2016. 2016 is the year beginning in which the Arkansas Legislature mandated the Arkansas GIS Office to coordinate with any entity on municipal boundary changes and report these changes to the US Census Bureau. These change polygons can represent annexation, consolidation, detachment, incorporation and unincorporation of territory representing area per description. Various methods to annex, detach, create a new incorporation or unincorporate an existing incorporation may be used. Data developed with coordinate geometry (COGO) from legal descriptions were used. When necessary the data were adjusted to conform to known physical features. This dataset does not represent exact legal boundaries as per surveyed description, but, rather a set of boundaries used for the administrative purposes that conforms to logical & administrative rules.
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