Choose Index below for a list of all words and phrases defined in this glossary.

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing File (TIGER)

index | Index

Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing File (TIGER) - definitions

TIGER - Topologically integrated geographic encoding and referencing file. This is a type of digital map developed by the U.S. Bureau of the Census to support the 1990 population census. Census maps in TIGER format succeed the previous DIME format. TIGER files are available for every county in the United States and for the millions of census blocks in urban areas. Although the accuracy of TIGER files varies from county to county, partly for reasons beyond the control of the Bureau, they are likely to improve in coming decades. The TIGER files are a particularly important resource for many urban GIS. The Census Bureau is moving to provide TIGER data in GML.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: Open Geospatial Consortium, 09 July 2011 13:35:52, External

These advertisers support this free service

TIGER - [database structures] Acronym for Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing. The nationwide digital database developed for the 1990 census, succeeding the DIME format. TIGER files contain street address ranges, census tracts, and block boundaries.

[Category=Geospatial ]

Source: esri, 12 September 2012 09:09:57, External  

Data Quality Glossary.  A free resource from GRC Data Intelligence. For comments, questions or feedback: