Create a US MSA Map (Metropolitan Statistical Areas)
How an MSA Map Functions
You can easily create a Metropolitan Statistical Area map using Mapline. Defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) refers to a geographical region with high population density at the center of the area and having close economic ties throughout the area. They don’t perform as cities or towns, neither having any legal administrative divisions like counties or states. Chicago, IL and Atlanta, GA are examples of a metropolitan area where a large city is at the center and wields substantial influence over the region. On the other hand, there are metropolitan areas that has more than one large city with no single municipality holding a substantially dominant position. One example is Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. Using Mapline, you can easily create a Metropolitan Statistical Area map. Metropolitan Statistical Areas are used by the Census Bureau and other federal government offices for statistical purposes.