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GISNews is a Google Group maintained by Warren Glimpse/ProximityOne. It is a forum intended for individuals interested in accessing and using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, tools, data and applications. Participants receive updates on these topics, data analytics and access to GIS-related resources. There is no fee.

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Smoothed/Non-Smoothed TIGER/Line Shapefile; relates to 4/15/17 GISNews posting
This section illustrates use of smoothed versus non-smoothed TIGER/Line shapefiles. Block group geography is used here; other geographies share the same characteristics and differences between the smoothed and non-smoothed versions. The California state-by-block group shapefile is used here with zoom-in to San Francisco county.

Source files:
2016 vintage TIGER/Line -- California Block Groups -- Smoothed
http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/GENZ2016/shp/cb_2016_06_bg_500k.zip
- blue boundaries in view below
- layer on top
2016 vintage TIGER/Line -- California Block Groups
http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2016/BG/tl_2016_06_bg.zip
- red boundaries in view below
- layer below smoothed layer; name highlighted in legend panel at left

San Francisco County Illustration view.
- red boundaries (non-smoothed) extend into water; blue boundaries trimmed at shoreline.
- re BG at pointer shown in mini-profile; partly in water and partly on land.
- note mix of red and blue BG boundary lines within county; due to smoothed variations of BG boundaries.

.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
.. download this ready-to-use GIS project/datasets via the Mapping Statistical Data section.


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