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Thursday, April 03, 2008

2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles Now Available for Download

The US Census Bureau has announced that 2007 Tiger/Line Shapefiles are now available for download.

For your reference purposes, a record layout of the shapefiles and a description of the relationship tables are also available.

Per the US Census Bureau's website:

"The 2007 TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracts containing selected geographic and cartographic information from the Census Bureau's MAF/TIGER database. The MAF/TIGER database was developed at the Census Bureau to support a variety of geographic programs and operations including functions such as mapping, geocoding, and geographic reference files that are used in decennial and economic censuses and sample survey programs. Spatial data for geographic features such as roads, railroads, rivers, and lakes, as well as legal and statistical geographic areas are included in the product. Other information about these features, such as the name, the type of feature, address ranges, and the geographic relationship to other features, also are included."