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

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Aug 25 00:28:14 BST 2010


On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:21 PM, Anthony <osm at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM, Ian Dees <ian.dees at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 So, it is a year or more out of date, but also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.
>
> Yes but my question was what law (if any) requires the counties to
> release their centerline data, and what requires the counties to
> release such data into the public domain.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/uscode13/usc_sec_13_00000006----000-.html

"The Secretary, whenever he considers it advisable, may call upon any
other department, agency, or establishment of the Federal Government,
or of the government of the District of Columbia, for information
pertinent to the work provided for in this title. "

"The Secretary may acquire, by purchase or otherwise, from States,
counties, cities, or other units of government, or their
instrumentalities, or from private persons and agencies, such copies
of records, reports, and other material as may be required for the
efficient and economical conduct of the censuses and surveys provided
for in this title. "

Interesting.



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