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Using the TIGER/Line Shapefiles and Census Data

The Working with TIGER/Line Shapefiles series is an overview of how to access and use the US Census Bureau's TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Each section is a short how-to guide for accessing and using the TIGER/Line Shapefiles as well as joining data from the US Census Bureau to the TIGER/Line Shapefiles.

  1. Downloading TIGER/Line Shapefiles
    Web version (coming soon) | PDF version
  2. Opening TIGER/Line Shapefiles into ArcGIS
    Web version (coming soon) | PDF version
  3. Downloading Data from American FactFinder to use with TIGER/Line Shapefiles
    Web version (coming soon) | PDF version
  4. Joining Census Data to TIGER/Line Shapefiles
    Web version (coming soon) | PDF version
  5. Creating a Thematic Map
    Web version (coming soon) | PDF version


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