[Gdal-dev] TIGER 2004se (second edition) is out - will ogr2ogr handle it?

Frank Warmerdam fwarmerdam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 22 13:09:18 EDT 2005

On 8/22/05, David Blasby <dblasby at gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks like TIGER 2004 second edition came out late last week.  The
> main page says that the file format has changed slightly:
> http://www.census.gov/geo/www/tiger/tiger2004se/tgr2004se.html
> Minor Changes to the File Structure
> The Census Bureau has made only minor format changes for the 2004
> Second Edition TIGER/Line file format. On Record Type B the Census
> Bureau replaced the Urban Area, 2000 Corrected and Urban/Rural
> Indicator, 2000 Corrected fields with Reserved Spaces. And on Record
> Type I the TIGER 1-Cell Source Code field has become Reserved Space.
> I'm just about to load the 2004 data -- I was wondering if ogr2ogr
> will work with the new dataset or should I just use the first edition?
>  Anyone tried it yet and noticed any problems?


It sounds like the only problem you will have is extra fields with just
spaces in them.   I would suggest using the second edition.  I presume
it includes spatial accuracy improvements for some counties as Census 
proceeds with their accuracy improvement project.

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