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

Lord-Castillo, Brett BLord-Castillo at stlouisco.com
Wed Aug 25 00:58:10 BST 2010


It us acquired under the LUCA program. You have to go through a form  
of clearance for confidential data to access LUCA data and it is not  
public domain. I do not have that clearance, so my understanding of it  
is limited. Basically, the Census sends each county there current  
records and the county reviews/updates it. There are no direct  
penalties, but not participating leaves you on the outside for grant  
money and significantly increases the risk of undercount. As well,  
since so many commercial services integrate decennial tiger data, nit  
correct the Census records can create other problems for a county down  
the road.
But to repeat, LUCA data is confidential(?) and never released to the  
public.
-Brett Lord-Castillo

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On Aug 24, 2010, at 5:45 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 more out of date, but also it is derived mostly from existing local  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?
>
> In any case, year out-of-date county data is no better than up-to-date
> county data, if you live in a state with decent public records laws.



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