[Talk-us] which boundaries are these?

Martijn van Exel m at rtijn.org
Thu Oct 25 19:57:18 GMT 2012


Would those be the same ones you download here
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tgrshp2010/2010DP1.html (under
Places, County Subdivisions and Related Areas)?

That link is a geodatabase, but already has population etc so would be
useful for ghost town ranking.

Martijn

On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Michal Migurski <mike at teczno.com> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2012, at 12:30 PM, Martijn van Exel wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I want to do a more thorough look into TIGER ghost towns and am
>> thinking about a town-by-town analysis. For that I need proper 'town'
>> boundaries. I like the ones you get when you search for a place on
>> Google Maps:
>>
>> https://maps.google.com/maps?q=princeton,+nj
>> https://maps.google.com/maps?q=nederland,+co
>>
>> What are these boundaries? I am guessing it is some kind of Census division?
>
>
> It's likely to be a Census "place", non-continuous areas that can cross other boundaries are intended to represent logical towns and cities.
>
> http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2012/PLACE/
>
> -mike.
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