TIGER/Line and Linux
After finding the US
Census TIGER/Line geographic data site, I decided I needed to start
a project to analyze this information, and hopefully some day write a
full-blown application under the GPL for mapping, routing, and GPS handling.
Here are other people I've found doing similar stuff:
- Bruce Perens was
who brought this data to my attention.
- Bryan Andersen
started working on a similar project. He thought up some possible
future database layouts for the resulting mapping application.
Stuff I've written so far:
- TigerParse will examine a TIGER/Line
Technical Manual, and extract the Record Type fields for generating
an actual database from the county files.
Kees Cook (email@example.com)