TIGER Census Data Manipulation in Python

This is a set of Python script that load up TIGER data and allow you to manipulate it to your heart's content.

It's really simplistic—I just needed something quick and dirty, and now I don't need any more out of it, but someone else might be able to use it.

I'll add more to it later, like geocoding or a real database backend. And documentation. And proper packaging.

And keep in mind that the given tools are meant for demo purposes only. They pretty much suck.

Download and Install

Tarball: btiger.tgz

View Sources:—main module file
mkdd—helper tool to generate
rt1togpx—demo to convert RT1 records to GPX tracks
rt1toosm—demo to convert RT1 records to OSM segments
rt7togpx—demo to convert RT7 records to GPX waypoints

Fine Print was gouged into existence by me, Brian "Beej Jorgensen" Hall,, and is Copyright 2007. The source is freely distributable under the terms of the MIT license, included at the top of each script.