[postgis-users] Noobie question: How do I load Tiger Polygon data into PostGIS

Ron M rm_postgis at cheapcomplexdevices.com
Wed Feb 25 22:34:02 PST 2009

Sean Ferenci wrote:
> I am going through your documentation on how to load Tiger data that was
> at:
> http://geoserver.org/display/GEOSDOC/Loading+TIGER+polygons
> I cannot find either the tigerpoly.py script nor the recommended
>     tigerpolygonformation.zip fil
> Thanks in advance for your help.

As others pointed out, you almost certainly want to use the newer
tiger files that are distributed as shapefiles; but if you really
need to load the old TIGER format, attached is a little C program
that converts the old files to postgres/postgis insert statements.

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