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

Jeffrey Ollie jeff at ocjtech.us
Wed Aug 25 00:44:37 BST 2010


I'm pretty sure that personal information isn't released, at least not for a
very long time. This comes up in genealogical contexts where past censuses
are very valuable in tracing your ancestry.  I forget the exact number but
its many decades, perhaps as many as 75-100.

On Aug 24, 2010 6:12 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 So, it is a year or more out of date, but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.
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