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ThinkGeo Announces the Release of TIGER 2005 SE

August 21, 2006

ThinkGeo is pleased to announce the release of TIGER 2005 Second Edition in Shapefile format. TIGER 2005 SE offers GIS developers a convenient way to access the latest and most complete set of United States geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau in the industry standard Shapefile (.shp) format. Although TIGER/Line files are available free of cost from the U.S. Census Bureau, TIGER/Line files are only provided in a native format (ASCII text) that must first be converted into Shapefile format before being used by most mapping and GIS software applications.

With TIGER 2005 SE, GIS developers will have easy access to an abundance of geographic and cartographic data in Shapefile format that is sourced royalty-free from the U.S. Census Bureau. Further, TIGER 2005 SE can be organized into data separated by either county or state, depending on the dataset size and number of files a developer wants to use.

Some of the geographic features of TIGER 2005 SE include the following: detailed state and county roads, files for all counties in the United Sates as well as Puerto Rico and Island Areas, landmarks, census tracts, county census divisions, traffic analysis zones, school districts, railways, hydrography, voting districts, urban areas, water polygons, zip codes, and much more.

ThinkGeo is an industry leader in mapping and asset tracking technologies and services. ThinkGeo offers a wide variety of high-quality products for asset tracking and for software developers who are authoring mapping and spatial applications. To learn more about TIGER 2005 SE, please contact one of our sales representatives at or (866) 847-7510.