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NAME ^

Geo::TigerLine - TIGER/Line geographic data

DESCRIPTION ^

This is a module around the TIGER/Line geographic data generated by the U.S. Census. TIGER/Line data files contain detailed information about roads, waterways, political and property boundaries, street addresses, etc... Almost (but not quite) everything you need to recreate something like Mapquest.

Geo::TigerLine has been updated to reflect the structure of the 2006 TIGER/Line data sets. If you want to use older datasets, consider regenerating the TIGER/Line data set parsers with the mk_parsers script distributed with this module.

AUTHORS ^

Originally written by Michael G Schwern <schwern@pobox.com>.

Currently maintained by Schuyler Erle <schuyler@nocat.net>.

LICENSE ^

Same as perl.

COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (c) 2000 Michael G Schwern

TIGER and TIGER/Line are registered trademarks of the US Census Bureau.

BUGS, CAVEATS and Other Musings ^

Seeing as how TIGER is trademarked, we might want to call this module something else.

ALL PRAISE TO ^

Bruce Perens, for putting the Census Bureau in the position of realizing that they would be better off distributing this data themselves, for free, over the web. Ain't America grand? ;-)

SEE ALSO ^

TIGER/Line data, manuals and additional info can be had from http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/. The TIGER/Line data itself is probably most easily downloaded from http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/.

See <Geo::Coder::US(3pm)>, a Perl module for mapping US street address to geographic coordinates, for one practical application based on Geo::TigerLine.

ALSO, SEE ALSO ^

Geo::TigerLine::Record::1(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::2(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::4(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::5(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::6(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::7(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::8(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::A(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::B(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::C(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::E(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::H(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::I(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::M(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::P(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::R(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::S(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::T(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::U(3pm)

Geo::TigerLine::Record::Z(3pm)

Geo::Coder::US(3pm)

The mk_parsers script distributed with this module.

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