The Neighborhood Boundaries dataset delineates informal space. Because neighborhoods are not based on administrative or political divisions, they are challenging to define geographically, yet have great resonance because of their widespread use. The data coverage includes the United States, Canada and Europe.
Urban Mapping's URBANWARE Neighborhoods database is also available for license as a stand-alone product via API or regular updates. The geographic attributes available are Postal, City, Legal City, County, DMA, Province/State, Country, Geometry, Alternate Names, Municipal Intersect Ratio, Hierarchy, Dominance and Foreign Language. Urban Mapping delivers neighborhood data in CSV, XML and SHP. Additional information about URBANWARE Neighborhoods
Urban Mapping's neighborhood data are collected and aggregated from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources. We heavily rely on local experts, the hospitality, travel, retail and real estate industries, local media and city and municipality planning administrators. Our approach to defining neighborhoods is deeply rooted in spatial cognition. We use the additive approach of polygon definition. The perception of informal space is unique to each individual, and this additive approach reflects this imprecise nature.
Dataset provided by UMI; developers must include attribution link and text as follows: Map data © 2011 Urban Mapping Inc and/or other parties when developing applications.