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$median household income
patterns by census tract - Houston

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113th Congressional Districts

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US Asian Indian population 2010

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geocoded students and school
McKinney ISD, TX

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geocoded students and school
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%high school graduates by
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Austin, TX MSA counties &
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Appalachia counties (green) &
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China provinces percent urban &
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Kansas City Metro & Counties
Home Depot locations (markers)

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World Cities; focus on Spain

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About this Session
This session reviews the scope and structure of TIGER/Line files, how to access TIGER/Line files, how to develop mapping applications using the TIGER.Line files, how to integrate subject matter data into TIGER.Line files and related topics. We cover use of TIGER/Line data from the intersection level of detail to U.S. national scope applications.

Topics covered in this session are intended for data specialists, researchers, analysts and others who need data resources and tools

A "One-to-One" version of this session is available to meet the needs of a specific audience and optionally focused on specific geography, subject matter and application framework. Contact us (mention 1-to-1 dmis03 Web session in text section) or call (888.364.7656) for more information.

We have structured this document/session as a combined reference and referral for your post-web session use. We conduct this session every few weeks with periodic updates and changing application focuses. An expanded version of this page is available to members of the ProximityOne User Group.

Topics covered in this session are useful to topics covered in the "Census Block, Block Group & Census Tract Geographic-Demographic Pattern Analysis" Web session.

This session makes use of the ProximityOne CV XE GIS software. Topics covered in this session do not require use of this software. All shapefiles and applications are consistent with ESRI ArcGIS tools. By using CV XE GIS software, we are able to support existing user interests and provide a common GIS software for all participants. Any version of the CV XE GIS software can be used. Participants who have any version of the CV XE GIS software can emulate steps/topics reviewed in this session and expand on topics covered to meet special interests. Optionally use this CV XE GIS installer to install CV XE GIS (no fee) on your Windows-based computer.

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Using TIGER/Line Shapefiles & Visual Data Analysis
1. A Quick Look -- how you can use TIGER/Line Shapefiles using GIS software
1.1. Open an existing GIS Project
1.2. Terminology: layers, layer editor, shapefiles, GIS project, FIPS codes/geocodes ...
1.3. Linking your geocoded data with TIGER/Line shapefiles
1.4. Linking TIGER/Line shapefiles with OpenStreetMap layer

2. TIGER overview; TIGER/Line vintages: 2010, 2013, 2014
2.1. About shapefiles and adding shapefiles to a GIS project
2.2. Types of TIGER/Line shapefiles: point (landmarks), line (roads), polygons (cities)
2.3. 2013 TIGER/Line documentation: full doc pdf ... parts in scroll section:
  - Chapter 1 Introduction [PDF]
  - Chapter 2 About the 2013 Census TIGER/Line Shapefiles [PDF]
  - Chapter 3 Structure and Format [PDF]
  - Chapter 4 Shapefile Attribute Terms Glossary [PDF]
  - Chapter 5 Geographic Shapefile Concepts Overview [PDF]
  - Chapter 6 Relationship File Concept Overview [PDF]
  - Appendix A Complete Record Layout [PDF]
  - Appendix B 2013 TIGER/Line Shapefile File Name Definitions [PDF]
  - Appendix C Pseudo-School Districts [PDF]
  - Appendix D Feature Name Directionals [PDF]
  - Appendix E Feature Name Qualifiers [PDF]
  - Appendix F Feature Name Types [PDF]
  - Appendix G MAF/TIGER Feature Class Code (MTFCC) Definitions [PDF]

2.4. Digital Map Database -- TIGER/Line file structural descriptions

3. Accessing TIGER/Line Shapefiles
3.1. Review of TIGER/Line shapefiles available
3.2. Using the GeoGateway... more detail
3.3. Using Census Web menu
3.4. Using Census FTP

4. Adding TIGER/Line Shapefile to a GIS Project; Creating a Map
4.1. Developing a reference map
4.2. Adding TIGER/Line shapefiles to a GIS project
    -- Step-by-step tutorials enable you to substitute any county of choice.
4.2.1. County by block shapefile
4.2.2. County by block group shapefile
4.2.3. County by census tract shapefile
4.2.4. County "edges" shapefile
4.2.5. Combining with non-TIGER shapefiles (schools, medically underserved areas)
4.3. Using GIS tools with a TIGER/Line shapefiles
4.3.1. Creating "roads only" view using the county "edges" shapefile (apply a query)
4.3.2. Mini-profiles of geographic "objects" or "shapes" using select/identify
4.3.3. Finding a geographic object that meets specified criteria

5. Creating Thematic/Pattern Maps
5.1. Subject matter data are required
5.2. Integrating demographic-economic data into shapefiles using dBMerge
5.3. Selected subject matter item using layer editor; setting display intervals

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ProximityOne develops geodemographic-economic data and analytical tools and helps organizations knit together and use diverse data in a decision-making and analytical framework. We develop custom demographic/economic estimates and projections, develop geographic and geocoded address files, and assist with impact and geospatial analyses. Wide-ranging organizations use our tools (software, data, methodologies) to analyze their own data integrated with other data. Follow ProximityOne on Twitter at Contact us (888-364-7656) with questions about data covered in this section or to discuss custom estimates, projections or analyses for your areas of interest.

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