Topographically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (TIGER) is a series of spatial data releases managed by the US Census Bureau. Many of its smaller area geographic divisions known as Census tracts and blocks are used as a standard in spatial analyses.

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Geocoding accuracy of Google Maps vs Tiger

I recently compared result of US Census Geocoder(http://geocoding.geo.census.gov/geocoder/) with that of Google Maps. For any given address both of them are giving different set of lat, lon. Why there ...
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Loading a specific county dataset in PostGIS

I want to load a specific county dataset in PostGIS. I can load a state script using: SELECT loader_generate_script(ARRAY['CA'], 'linux'); However, I want to load dataset only for Los Angeles County ...
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How to load all states of TIGER into PostgreSQL?

I downloaded TIGER2014 from the Census FTP and I was wondering how I would be able to load all the geometries at once. I learned about loader_generate_script and loader_generate_nation_script but I ...
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All queries on wkb_geometry column return null regardless of input ( ST_Point, ST_Intersects )

I am new to Postgis and I don't know if I am doing something wrong with my query, or if there is a problem with the data. I have been running queries on tiger shape files from the US Census site, I ...
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Burning road network into DEM?

Does anyone have any suggestions for burning a road network into a DEM? I have a python script written up for this executing this in ArcMap, but I would love to hear if anyone knows of any freely ...
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Download US census data profiles?

US census summary file information is available on the census ftp server: ftp2.census.gov/acs2013_5yr but I can't seem to find the data profiles information anywhere. The only source appears to be ...
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Which tool/referecence for adress geocoding?

I have to geocode several corporate sites (a big excel file), near to Paris (FRANCE). I would like to geocode this file based on the addresses. Could you tell me the best tool for this task ...
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Can you use the US Census ACS Api with TIGER Shape File GEOID?

The US Census makes available the TIGER Shape files for geographic area like States, Counties, Tracts, etc. (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html). They also supply an api for ...
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Importing 2014 TIGER County Shape Files to 2012 SQL Server?

Last year, I figured out how to import TIGER Census Block shape files into 2012 SQL Server with no issues. I assumed I would use similar code to do the county shape files but I keep getting a few ...
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No results for PostGIS TIGER geocoder extension

Similar to this question, my TIGER geocoder extension in PostGIS isn't returning any results. It seemed to all install correctly, so I imported DC, and: psql -d geocoder -c "SELECT g.rating, ...
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Is there a public repository of common formating styles for QGIS? Specifically for Tiger data?

I have downloaded the Tiger data for a map I'm working on and wonder if there is somewhere I can download the common formatting styles for these shapes so I don't have to reinvent the wheel. For ...
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US Census Geocoder returns different city that TIGER Shapefile data

When I geocode an address using PostGIS+TIGER 2013 I get a different city than what Census Bureau Geocoder reports. The Long/Lat are identical in both cases, but the PLACEFP is different although both ...
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Troubleshooting with Tiger for d3 — is this the wrong projection? Why's it look like this?

UPDATE: Solved, sort of … I downloaded the file afresh and tried feeding it through ogr2ogr and topojson again … and wouldn't you know … after a while it worked. I think I was possibly not setting an ...
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TIGER/LINE 2013 Feature, Edge and, Address Range Data Sets

I am looking at the Tiger 2013 data sets, in particular the Edge, Feature and, Range tables. It seems that the Edge tables have all the data elements that are in the Feature and Range sets. Is this ...
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Did I set up Tiger Geocoder incorrectly?

I set up Tiger Geocoder in PostGIS on my local box (PostGIS 2.1.3, PostgreSQL 9.3.5, Tiger 2013 data). The problem I'm running into is that on almost every street most of the points are clustered, ...
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How can I fix the issue in the TIGER loader that causes it to fetch all files when loading Kansas?

I've discovered a bug in the TIGER loading script provided by Postgis 2.1.2. When loading Kansas (state code 20) I get FTP statements like the following: wget ...
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Insanely large house numbers in TIGER data

I'm parsing the US TIGER data and I'm coming across huge house numbers. example: 10100005 Thousand oaks drive, st johns, florida Google maps, and open street maps - nominatim says this is valid! Im ...
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Function get_partition(geometry, unknown) does not exist - Nominatim tiger data import

Ive install Nominatim with postgres9.3 and postgis 2.1, imported osm data ok and now trying to import tiger data (tiger2013 edges) for the house numbers. The import looks to go ok, but there is no ...
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Loading Tiger & ACS Data Into CartoDB

Does anyone have experience loading the pre-joined TIGER shape files and ACS 5 year data files by block group into CartoDB? I have downloaded the data from ...
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Joining Tigerline Census Data 2010 and American FactFinder xls

I have a shapefile from TIGERLine data from the Census website, as well as a spreadsheet from the American FactFinder. I've edited the excel sheet to a 97-2003 workbook, and am now able to bring it ...
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Add polygons to PostGres to be queried by Nominatim

I'm trying to build out a geocoder that also returns the correct legislative district information from this data: http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger.html I've got OSM data imported into a ...
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Determining accessibility of U.S. street address

I'd like to determine whether a given U.S. street address is publicly accessible to vehicle/foot traffic. This would include addresses on both publicly and privately maintained roads that are not ...
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TIGER Geocoder not matching intersections without ZIP

I'm using the TIGER geocoder (2013 data, PostGIS 2.1, Postgres 9.3) to geocode intersections in New York City, but I'm finding that if I omit the zip code, I almost never get a match. So, for ...
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Can't get Tiger Geocoder to work in PostGIS

I've installed the PostGIS Tiger Geocoder according to these instructions and loaded in data for the state of New York. Unfortunately, when I try to geocode something... ny_tiger=# SELECT g.rating, ...
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Anyone who has the ESRI Census 2000 Tiger/Line data?

The ESRI Census 2000 TIGER/Line Data were free. http://www.esri.com/data/download/census2000-tigerline http://arcdata.esri.com/data/tiger2000/tiger_download.cfm But they vanished. The download link ...
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can't geocode with PostGIS 2.1.1

I don't know where's the mistake... I am using the process from the PostGIS documentation (http://postgis.net/docs/manual-2.1/postgis_installation.html#loading_extras_tiger_geocoder) . I created a ...
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Comparing TIGER 2013 with TIGER 2006

I'm doing a project when I want to compare TIGER 2013 data with the TIGER 2006 data. Essentially, the Census updated the data between 2002-2008, and a number of the counties were updated in the 2006 ...
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Extract city boundary from TIGER data

I'm trying to find the bounding box of US cities but I just can't seem to figure out what to do with the TIGER data I download (not to mention, which data to download!). Could someone experienced with ...
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Interpretation of PostGIS geocode function ratings

Edit: I am using Postgres 9.2 and recently installed PostGIS along with the Tiger Geocoder from the extras folder and downloaded all the latest Tiger data. I have been testing the Tiger Geocoder ...
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How can I obtain the same area values provided by the Census for TIGER boundaries using PostGIS functions?

In PostGIS, how can I compute the area of Census Boundaries and obtain the same results as are provided by the Census? For example, most Census Boundaries include attributes for Land Area and Water ...
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Install PostGIS and TIGER Data in Ubuntu 12.04

Could someone write a brief albeit dumbed down idiot's guide to installing postgis and loading national Tiger data on ubuntu? I've tried a few guides, namely, ...
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How long does it take to load the complete Tiger 2013 dataset into Postgis?

I'm loading the complete TIGER 2013 dataset into a Postgis database and finding that the process is taking an extraordinarily long time. I was surprised by how long it took to load the TIGER 2012 ...
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Local geolocation to FIPS county using Latitude and Longitude

I millions of lat,long pairs and I want to convert to FIPS county codes that match with the US census data. In the past I used the census block api but that is too slow for the amount of numbers that ...
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Census.gov TIGER down, suggestions?

Census.gov is down for now. I have a friend who is a teaching a GIS class in the San Francisco bay area and only has so many datasets downloaded for specific projects. Does anyone have a large copy ...
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Tiger Census data of 2013

I'm looking into geocoding U.S. locations without using Google or Bing. I found a service that geocodes according to the Tiger Census data of 2013. I have little knowledge about this Census and didn't ...
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QGIS Shapefiles have the same CRS but dont line up. (Census Tiger Data & State Data)

I have the Census Tiger data for Oregon from http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-data.html Then the bottom one of 2010 Census Population & Housing Unit Counts — Blocks. The shp ...
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How to improve poor performance times for PostGIS 2.1 Tiger Geocoder?

I've recently upgraded my PostGIS DB from 2.0 to 2.1. I initially followed the instructions from Waiting for PostGIS 2.1 - Install PostGIS Tiger Geocoder as an Extension and 2.7. Installing, ...
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Census Shapefiles Fit to Land

I'm looking for an oceans or coastlines shapefile that's a more detailed than what Natural Earth has to offer (1:10m). I'm working with 2000 Census county shapefiles, but it doesn't cut out lakes or ...
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Tiger geocoder / postgis - get county from point

Looking for some help with getting the county for a lat / lon. I have postgis / tiger geocoder installed and can reverse look up a point and get the addresses. I would like to get the county the ...
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How to upload TIGER shapefiles into MongoDB?

I have the school district shapefiles from TIGER for Michigan, from: ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2012/UNSD/ I'd like to use MongoDBs geoquery features to interrogate this data. How do I ...
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Best place to download or purchase shapefiles for Louisiana Parish?

I am looking for shapefiles to either download or purchase for the BEAUREGARD Parish in Louisiana. I have been able to find files for the Townships and Sections but I am in desperate need of a ...
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Are US Census tracts GEOID the same across different years?

I want to know if it is appropriate to join tables from different years to the same census tracts TIGER file. Do all census tracts' ID stay the same? How would they change--adding new tracts, ...
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ArcGIS constantly shut down by itself

I am trying to open Census tract data, downloaded from http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-data.html Every time, I open the file in ArcGIS, the software will return an "serious application ...
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Merging and snapping Tiger line files

I have several adjacent (county level) TIGER road files. I want to merge them and create one contiguous file of snapped roads for the purpose of doing network analysis. Merging them is easy but ...
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Downloading multiple files from TIGER FTP site

Hello everyone! I've been downloading TIGER data per county from the FTP site one at a time, with some states having hundreds of files. I was curious if there was a faster way to download maybe all ...
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Collapsing the multi-row output of a one-to-many spatial join to single-row (arcmap 10.1)

I'm working with TIGER data, looking at the relationships among incorporated places and counties. Not all places are completely contained by counties; some do span multiple counties. In the final ...
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How to geocode addresses that are outside Address Ranges of source layer?

Im using TIGER lines to geocode a table of addresses. Say for instance the address range for a street is 1100-1200. What would be the best way to match an address such as 1094?
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How to write unique ID(s) of polygons in layer A intersecting polygons in layer B to field in layer B?

I'm working in ArcGIS 10.1. Suppose that I have two polygon layers, A and B. Polygons in layer B can have one of a few relationships to those in layer A: They may be completely contained by ...
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ArcMap Geoprocessing Operation to create a layer with incorporated places and, separately, surrounding unincorporated portion of a county?

I am working with TIGER FILES, attempting to use the update (analysis) operation in ArcMap 10.1. The files I'm using are counties, and the incorporated (non-CDP) segment of the places file. I'm ...
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Vector Layers are not lining up and are scaled differently

Hey I am a first time user of GIS and I am working for a transportation map of North Carolina for a project at my work. So what I have been doing is first placing the Tiger County Boundary by using ...