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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Comparing TIGERLine 2006 (and prior) With New Shapefile Format

I have created a geo database using MySQL and the TIGERLine data files available from the US Census. This is actually an MSSQL database I created that I've transfered to MySQL. Everything works ...
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2010 Census Tiger County shp file with defined coastal land area

I am looking for a 2010 Census Tiger Shape file that hugs the coastline and doesn't include the ocean in county boundaries. I have a pre 2010 file that did this and I can't seem to find a 2010 ...
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Geocode quality: Nominatim vs. PostGIS Geocoder vs. Geocoder::US 2.0

I occasionally need to geocode >> 500,000 US street addresses (no features or intersections). I'd like to set up a geocoding service locally to handle these bulk geocodes. I've used the Tiger-based ...
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The shapes of the USA map

I'm newbie in GIS. I want use the shapefiles of USA map for my Geoserver. Where can I download shapes for USA? I know about the TIGER\Line shapes but it is separate shapes of counties and thematic ...
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What is a best practice way to display/feed US census/tiger data into Google Maps API?

Let's say I want to display age, income, etc based on census block groups on Google maps. What is the best practice or recommended way to do so and also to allow to do simple queries?
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Loading Tiger 2010 Edge Shape File w/ ogr2ogr Produces Reversed Latitude and Longitude

I'm attempting to build a MySQL database that will allow me to reverse geo-code addresses using the MBR functions within MySQL. I've downloaded the latest set (2010) of TIGER edge shape files from ...
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Programming a Tessellation in MATLAB and Using Map Data As Input

First of all, I hope this question isn't too basic, obvious or inappropriate for this forum. I'm very new to using map data. I'm working on a project on locating service terminals in a geographic ...
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TIGER/Line processing

Does anyone know of scripts for merging TIGER/Line shp files? It is for extracting the road features only, but for the whole of USA. They are provided as shp files for one county at a time here: ...