April 6, 2004

TIGER/Line® 2003 MapKit now Available!

Gardiner, ME — Blue Marble Geographics (www.bluemarblegeo.com) is pleased to announce the release of TIGER/Line® 2003 Data package with their TIGER Translator kits. This data contains important updates to TIGER® including new economic census information.

Blue Marble Geographic’s TIGER/Line® 2003 data set is in the U.S. Bureau of the Census TIGER/Line® 2003 format, and may be used with any GIS software that accepts or can convert this format. TIGER/Line® 2003 is the definitive, most recent GIS dataset for the United States. It includes all U.S. streets, street names and address ranges based on the USPS Delivery Sequence file, as well as Zip and Zip + 4 codes, latitude and longitude, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information.

TIGER® was developed at the Census Bureau to support the mapping and related geographic activities required by the decennial census and sample survey programs. Blue Marble ships TIGER/Line® data with a choice of two map kits. TGR2SHP and TGR2MIF are Windows based applications for converting or batch processing of TIGER 97, 98, 2000, 2002, and 2003 files to ArcView Shapefiles and MapInfo MIF files respectively. The Blue Marble Map Kit grants the user easy and quick access to the data, automatically unzipping the TIGER® archives! Normal downloading of TIGER data from the US Census Bureau can take days! Blue Marble solves the download problem and supplies you with map kits saving you time and money.

About Blue Marble Geographics: Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble currently serves over 120,000 customers in over 100 countries. Learn more at www.bluemarblegeo.com

Contact Information:
Blue Marble Sales
Blue Marble Geographics
Gardiner, ME. USA
sales@bluemarblegeo.com/ 800-616-2725

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