[Talk-us] TIGER 2014 update

Brad Neuhauser brad.neuhauser at gmail.com
Wed Sep 17 16:31:56 UTC 2014


>
> you will need to figure out your state's FIPS code to figure out the
> state files of interest.
>
> You'll probably also want to find out the county FIPS code, so you can get
the data for a particular area of interest--statewide files can get a
little large! You can find the state and county codes through this Census
webpage: http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html

On Wed, Sep 17, 2014 at 5:45 AM, Richard Welty <rwelty at averillpark.net>
wrote:

>  On 9/17/14 12:57 AM, Nick Hocking wrote:
>
> Richard Welty wrote "the question is how much work are you willing to do
> to use it."
>
>  here is how much work is involved:
>
> 1) find the shape file that covers your area on the TIGER site:
>
> ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2014/ROADS/
>
> you will need to figure out your state's FIPS code to figure out the
> state files of interest.
>
> 2) install the JOSM plugin for loading shapefiles (i believe
> that the opendata plug in does this, it's been a while since
> i installed it.)
>
> 3) learn to manage the layers stuff well enough to move things
> from one layer to another.
>
> richard
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