January 2003

Download this layer
.zip containing:
 - statewide ESRI Shapefile (census2000tiger_arc.*)
 - ArcView legend file (.avl) based on CFCC
 - ArcMap layer file (.lyr) based on CFCC

 

Overview
The TIGER Linework layer contains characteristics relating to roads networks, some water features (rivers and streams, canals, etc.),  political boundaries, and other features. The road features contain address ranges that may be used in geocoding (address matching) applications. An ArcGIS Address Locator may be created using the US Streets with Zone type, with the ZIP Code fields being used for the zones.

The CFCC (Census Feature Class Code) field may be used to determine the feature type.

Note: For source and production information, see the What MassGIS Provides section on the main MassGIS Census 2000 Web page.

Attributes

The arc attributes (census2000tiger_arc.dbf) for the Census 2000 TIGER Linework shapefile distributed by MassGIS contains the following items:
 
ITEM NAME TYPE / WIDTH DESCRIPTION
OBJECTID N / 10 Record Number
LENGTH N / 19 Arc segment length
RT C / 1 Record Type
VERSION N / 4 Version code specifying type of release 
TLID N / 10 TIGER/Line Identification Number
SIDE1 N / 1 Single-Side Complete Chain Code
SOURCE C / 1 Source code to document feature inclusion date
FEDIRP C / 2 Feature Direction; Prefix
FENAME C / 30 Feature Name
FETYPE C / 4 Feature Type
FEDIRS C / 2 Feature Direction Suffix
CFCC C / 3 Census Feature Class Code 
FRADDL N / 11 Starting address range value; left side
TOADDL N / 11 Ending address range value; left side
FRADDR N / 11 Starting address range value; right side
TOADDR N / 11 Ending address range value; right side
FRIADDL N / 1 Impute flag; starting address range; left side
TOIADDL N / 1 Impute flag; ending address range; left side
FRIADDR N / 1 Impute flag; starting address range; right side
TOIADDR N / 1 Impute flag; ending address range; right side
ZIPL N / 5 ZIP code® on left side of arc; numeric
ZIPR N / 5 ZIP code® on right hand side of arc; numeric
ZIPL_C C / 5 ZIP code® on left side of arc; text field
ZIPR_C C / 5 ZIP code® on right side of arc; text field
STREET C / 50 Complete concatenated street name


OTHER CENSUS METADATA

Last Updated 6/6/2007