Blue Marble Geographics announced the release of TIGER/Line 2003 Data package with their TIGER Translator kits. This data contains important updates to TIGER including new economic census information. Blue Marble Geographics TIGER/Line 2003 data set is in the U.S. Bureau of the Census TIGER/Line 2003 format, and may be used with any GIS software that accepts or can convert this format. TIGER/Line 2003 is the definitive, most recent GIS dataset for the United States. It includes all U.S. streets, street names and address ranges based on the USPS Delivery Sequence file, as well as Zip and Zip + 4 codes, latitude and longitude, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information.
TIGER was developed at the Census Bureau to support the mapping and related geographic activities required by the decennial census and sample survey programs. Blue Marble ships TIGER/Line data with a choice of two map kits. TGR2SHP and TGR2MIF are Windows based applications for converting or batch processing of TIGER 97, 98, 2000, 2002, and 2003 files to ArcView Shapefiles and MapInfo MIF files respectively. The Blue Marble Map Kit grants the user easy and quick access to the data, automatically unzipping the TIGER® archives! Normal downloading of TIGER data from the US Census Bureau can take days! Blue Marble solves the download problem and supplies you with map kits saving you time and money.