Kansas, USA, 21 August 2006: ThinkGeo has announced the release of TIGER 2005 Second Edition (SE) in Shapefile format. TIGER 2005 SE offers GIS developers a convenient way to access the latest and most complete set of United States geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau in the industry standard Shapefile (.shp) format. Although TIGER/Line files are available free of cost from the U.S. Census Bureau, TIGER/Line files are only provided in a native format (ASCII text) that must first be converted into Shapefile format before being used by most mapping and GIS software applications.
With TIGER 2005 SE, GIS developers can access geographic and cartographic data in Shapefile format that is sourced royalty-free from the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, TIGER 2005 SE can be organized into data separated by either county or state, depending on the dataset size and number of files a developer wants to use.
Some of the geographic features of TIGER 2005 SE include the following: detailed state and county roads, files for all counties in the United Sates as well as Puerto Rico and Island Areas, landmarks, census tracts, county census divisions, traffic analysis zones, hydrography, voting districts, zip codes and other points of interest.
ThinkGeo, based in Kansas, USA, is a provider of mapping and asset tracking technologies and services. ThinkGeo offers a wide variety of products for asset tracking and for software developers who are authoring mapping and spatial applications.