Wednesday, September 5, 2012

New Interactive Maps: Mapping the Impacts of Climate Change

Nice interactive map project from the Center for Global Development.

Maps cover extreme weather, impacts on agriculture and sea level rise for 233 countries. You can download the data used for the project.

Learn more about Mapping the Impact of Climate Change and Download the Data

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Joining Census Data to TIGER/Line 2012 Shapefiles

Hello - It's been an exciting last couple of weeks (well for me anyway). On August 17, 2012 U.S. Census released the TIGER/Line 2012 shapefiles AND more and more data from the latest decennial census is available at American FactFinder. I've written a short article about joining the two data sets (Tiger Shapefiles to AFF census data) with links to more information.

View Joining Census Data from American FactFinder to TIGER/Line 2012 Shapefiles.


Free Download Tiger/Line Shapefiles with 2010 Population and Housing

Hi - Not sure how long these will be available, but they are now. Census has provided some national level 2010 Tiger shapefiles pre-joined with 2010 census data. Shapefiles include:

  • 111th Congressional Districts
  • Alaska Native Regional Corporations (ANRC)
  • Census Tracts
  • Combined New England City and Town Areas (CNECTAs)
  • Combined Statistical Areas
  • Consolidated Cities
  • Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA - Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas)
  • Counties
  • County Subdivisions
  • Metropolitan Divisions
  • NECTA Divisions
  • New England City and Town Areas (NECTAs)
  • Places
  • School Districts – Elementary
  • School Districts – Secondary
  • School Districts – Unified
  • State Legislative Districts – Lower Chamber
  • State Legislative Districts – Upper Chamber
  • States
  • Subminor Civil Divisions
  • Tribal Tracts
  • ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs)

Download Tiger shapefiles with demographics here