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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Where can I find a shapefile of city boundaries in the US?

Where can I find a shapefile that contains boundaries for the major cities in the United States? I have tried the census website but could not find anything.
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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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How to reduce the file size of GeoJSON data?

For my project I am trying to convert the tiger shapefile information for us states into GeoJSON format However when I use the ogr2ogr tool the data file is about 20 MB. I have seen the geoJSON file ...
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QGIS - Change unit of measure from degrees to meters

I am running QGIS 1.7.0 on windows, and I donwloaded a shapefile of census block group boundaries from TIGER. This file appears to be in the WGS 84 coordinate system, and when I open it in QGIS the ...
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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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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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How is the “place” determined for this Tiger 2010 shapefile address record?

In most cases, an ADDR.DBF record links to an EDGES.DBF record that links to a FACES.DBF record that links to a PLACE.DBF record that contains the place. Sometimes, the place key in FACES.DBF is ...
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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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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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Is Tiger/Line 2010 Data Inaccurate? What's more reliable?

I followed the instructions at: http://www.letseehere.com/postgis-geocoder-using-tiger-2010-data To get postgres working with postgis, but some of the addresses are off 500 ft to as much as 1 mile in ...
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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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US Tiger or Open Street Map Route Data: One Way Street & Intersection Data

We're building a U.S. street routing application (finding paths for cars between two or more locations using public roads) and would like to use open source data US Tiger Data or Open Street Map or ...
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What is the highest resolution of population density data that I can obtain for USA freely?

Ok so as far as my understanding goes the most high resolution dataset available that factors in many other things (other than Census data ) at a 1X1 km resolution is Landscan data created by Oak ...
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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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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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Specification for US Census GEOID?

I'm writing a program that needs to generate GEOID values from 2000 and 2010 Census data, to link the census data to TIGER/Line records. I'm starting with the state, county, region block, etc, values ...
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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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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: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Where are TIGER's “Consolidated Cities”?

The TIGER reference docs make numerous references to Consolidated Cities. It's also one of the checkboxes on TIGERWeb. But there are only 5 files in the Consolidate cities directory and available for ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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TileStache & UTF Grid provider is having unexpected results

I am having some weird output by the UTF grid provider in Tilestache on specific shapefiles; Specifically shapefiles reprojected from Census TIGER files. I know my server is configured correctly ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Where can I get zip code shapefiles for years 2000 to 2010?

I've been searching the web for zip code shapefiles (or equivalents) for years 2000 to 2010, and have only managed to find the following: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/TIGER/index.html which carries ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does ogr2ogr determine which transformation to use and how big would the introduced error be?

I want to convert TIGER data GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1983", DATUM["North_American_Datum_1983", SPHEROID["GRS_1980",6378137,298.257222101]], PRIMEM["Greenwich",0], ...
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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 ...