Geo::TigerLine - TIGER/Line geographic data
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.
Originally written by Michael G Schwern <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Currently maintained by Schuyler Erle <email@example.com>.
Same as perl.
Copyright (c) 2000 Michael G Schwern
TIGER and TIGER/Line are registered trademarks of the US Census Bureau.
Seeing as how TIGER is trademarked, we might want to call this module something else.
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? ;-)
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/.
The mk_parsers script distributed with this module.