[lug] Re: LUG digest, Vol 1 #851 - 10 msgs
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Mon Mar 12 12:05:16 MST 2001
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2001 12:28:23 -0700
> From: "D. Stimits" <stimits at idcomm.com>
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Boulder maps
> Reply-To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Evelyn Mitchell wrote:
> > Try tiger.census.gov
> > The maps are rather good:
> > Evelyn Mitchell
> > efm at tummy.com
> Yes, this seems to be what I need. I'm searching now
> for the underlying
> "Tiger" data used, I think I can create my own
> custom bitmapping.
> D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com
You can go after TIGER data here:
it seems like the site only allows download of a few
counties at a time and registration is required. You
can also get tiger data here
on a state by state basis.
One note here if you really want to get into making
maps from the raw data. I do this kind of mapping for
a living and tend to not use the TIGER data unless I
have too, there is such a thing as too much detail. I
usually use data from
http://www.gisdatadepot.com/ for region level mapping.
Of coures once you get a hold of the data you may need
some tools to make a map, http://www.freegis.org is a
good resource for opensource and linux based mapping
apps. GMT and GRASS are both highly regarded but there
is a bit of a learning curve to both. Good luck.
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