[Talk-us] What would you want done with TIGER 2010?

Lord-Castillo, Brett BLord-Castillo at stlouisco.com
Tue Aug 24 18:45:41 BST 2010

TIGER 2010 is a different beast from past TIGER products. Each county was required to respond to the Census bureau with their addressing and centerline data to build it. So, it is a year or more out of date, but also it is derived mostly from existing local sources.
I'm curious what they did with the addressing. The addressing is derived from the door to door GPSing the census bureau did for several months.

Brett Lord-Castillo
Information Systems Designer/GIS Programmer
St. Louis County Police
Office of Emergency Management
14847 Ladue Bluffs Crossing Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 11:48:05 -0400
From: Anthony <osm at inbox.org>
To: Antony Pegg <antthelimey at gmail.com>
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On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 11:05 PM, Antony Pegg <antthelimey at gmail.com> wrote:
> What would you like to see done (or NOT see done) with TIGER 2010 as regards
> OSM when it is released?

Nothing on a grand scale.  A TIGER import into a pretty much blank map
is a great thing.  A TIGER import into the current OSM, isn't going to

On a smaller scale, I don't know.  Pretty much all the TIGER data I've
ever seen is surpassed in quality by local county/state data.  So if
you're going to import county by county, why bother with TIGER?

On the other hand, TIGER 2010 might be great for the CommonMap
project. (http://commonmap.info/)

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