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

Ian Dees ian.dees at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 00:12:29 BST 2010

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:44 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Lord-Castillo, Brett
> <BLord-Castillo at stlouisco.com> wrote:
> > 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 So, it is a year or more out of date, but also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.
> Required under what law?  Do they have to release it into the public
> domain?

Title 13 of US code says that the census must release its data for everyone
to use. They've interpreted this to mean "public domain" as with other
federally-funded projects.
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