pdGeoTIGER precision GeoCoding database
Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference

Precision GeoCoding

Location data plays a central role in decision making, from market analysis and risk assessment to targeting and customer management, and it is important precise GeoCoding information is employed from the start. pdGeoTIGER was developed to provide exactly this. It is available in Pro and Standard editions.

Drawn from the most recent edition of the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line® Shapefiles, these easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date packages permit exceptionally precise assignment of United States latitude and longitude coordinates, area size data, urban and rural indicators, legal and statistical area identifiers and indicators, and other geographic information.

Pro and Standard

Both editions include an accurate 31 million record ZIP+4 GeoCoding database and a bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file. The Pro version adds a 60 million record address range GeoCoding database for even greater precision. The Standard edition has everything except the address range information.

AN EXCEPTIONAL ZIP+4 AND/OR ADDRESS RANGE GEOCODING OFFERING

pdGeoTIGER is a proprietary resource not duplicated elsewhere. For more than 20 years our software has been utilized by businesses and organizations around the world in applications you use every day.

Comprehensive United States GeoCoding databases:
  • 31 million ZIP+4 GeoCoding records
  • All 50 U.S. states
  • District of Columbia
  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Drawn from the most recent edition of the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line® Shapefiles
Includes recent ZIP Code corrections
Latitude and Longitude coordinates in 3 formats
Land and water area
Urban and rural indicator
Assigns multiple U.S. Census legal and statistical areas:
  • Alaska Native Regional Corporation (ANRC)
  • American Indian Area/Alaska Native Area/Native Hawaiian Home Land (AIANNH)
  • American Indian Tribal Subdivision (AITSUB)
  • Census Tract
  • Census Block Group
  • Census Block
  • Census Block Suffix
  • Census Tribal Tract
  • Census Tribal Block Group
  • Census 5-digit ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA5)
  • Combined New England City and Town Area (Combined-NECTA)
  • Combined Statistical Area (CSA)
  • Congressional District
  • Consolidated City
  • County
  • County Subdivision
  • Division
  • Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area (CBSA)
  • Metropolitan Division
  • New England City and Town Area (NECTA)
  • New England City and Town Area Division (NECTA-Division)
  • Place
  • Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)
  • Region
  • School District (Elementary, Secondary, Unified)
  • State
  • State Legislative District (Lower and Upper Chamber)
  • Subminor Civil Division (Puerto Rico subbarrio; SUB-MCD)
  • Urban Area (UA)
  • Urban Growth Area (UGA)
  • Voting District (VTD)
  • Historical legal and statistical area information
Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file

Pro only features

60 million extra precise Address Range GeoCoding records
Includes fuzzy logic street name variations
Special MATCHKEY field for easy address range matching
Other benefits:
  • Designed to be fully compatible with pdCensus2010
  • Comes in multiple file formats: Comma Delimited (CSV), Fixed Length, and DBF
  • Full documentation
  • Perpetual Site License—allowing installation on all computers in the same building within a single company or organization
  • Available for immediate download

SPECIFICATIONS

pdGeoTIGER is a proprietary resource not duplicated elsewhere. For more than 20 years our software has been utilized by businesses and organizations around the world in applications you use every day.

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pdGeoTIGER precision GeoCoding database logo
Sku
Pro: 2GT200P | Standard: 2GT200S
Product Name
pdGeoTIGER Pro | pdGeoTIGER Standard
Version number
2.0
Description
ZIP+4 and address range GeoCoding software
Total records*
Pro: 92,097,722 | Standard: 31,519,990
Zipped size**
Pro: 4 GB | Standard: 2.9 GB
Extracted size**
Pro: 148.2 GB | Standard: 36.9 GB
File formats included
Comma Delimited (CSV), Fixed Length, and DBF
Availability
Immediate download
List price
Pro: $495 Buy | Standard: $299 Buy

*The record count is the total number of records contained in each of the three included file formats.

**The zipped and extracted sizes show the combined total size of all product files.

Compatibility
pdGeoTIGER utilizes only the ANSI character set (ASCII values 0 to 127 and extended values 128 to 255) and comes in multiple file formats to insure compatibility. It is well-matched with pdCensus2010 and employs U.S. Census Bureau coding conventions. The product is drawn from the most recent edition of the U.S. Census Bureau TIGER/Line® Shapefiles. The included postal coding is based on April 2014 USPS data. Updates are provided as warranted based on significant changes in information. While coverage is very high, the Shapefiles have gaps and limitations. There are address range overlaps, odd/even reversals, and low/high orientation reversals. With the exception of overlaps, these may be valid. Peacock Data has corrected most low/high orientation reversals. The Shapefiles generally contain only address ranges with structure number-street name style addresses and for privacy reasons does not include single address-address ranges.
Optional developer license
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DOCUMENTATION

For better usability of our software we create precision documentation with examples—so you don’t have to be worry. The user guide includes detailed instructions, file layouts, the site license, and additional information useful for both business applications and those employing the product for research.

To view the PDF user guide you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.05 or higher installed on your computer or device. This is a free program downloadable from the Adobe website.

View documentation

SAMPLE

A random sample of the software database is available for download. It includes records from the main database as well as the written documentation from the product and other information. The sample is extracted from the Pro edition. The Standard edition does not include address range records.

The database come in three file formats to insure compatibility with any database system. Each format contains the same data. Formats include: comma delimited (CSV), fixed length, and DBF.

The written documentation, including the site license, comes in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. To view these documents you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader version 4.05 or higher installed on your computer or device. This is a free program downloadable from the Adobe website.

Download sample

Latitude and Longitude coordinates

Any location on Earth can be described with two numbers—its latitude and its longitude. If a pilot or a ship’s captain wants to specify a position on a map, these are the coordinates they would use. In actuality, these coordinates are angles, measured in degrees, minutes, and seconds of arc.

The database provides U.S. Census Bureau internal point latitude and longitude coordinates for Census Blocks and they are presented in multiple formats.

Internal point latitude and longitude coordinates are a calculated point that is at or near the geographic center of the entity. For some irregularly shaped entities (such as those shaped like a crescent), the calculated geographic center may be located outside the boundaries of the area. In such instances, the internal point is identified as a point inside the entity boundaries nearest or near the calculated geographic center.

The following are the three formats provided for each set of coordinates; the examples are for the same latitude and longitude in Apache County, Arizona.

Land and water area

Census Block total area size is entered in whole square meters, and the Block‘s land and water characteristics are identified with the following values:

Urban and rural indicator

Urban and rural characteristics are provided for Census Blocks. For the 2010 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau classified as urban all territory, population, and housing units located within urbanized areas (UA) and urban clusters (UC), both defined using the same criteria. The U.S. Census Bureau delineates UA and UC boundaries that represent densely developed territory, encompassing residential, commercial, and other nonresidential urban land uses. In general, this territory consists of areas of high population density and urban land use resulting in a representation of the “urban footprint”. Rural areas consist of all territory, population, and housing units located outside UAs and UCs.

For the 2010 Census, the urban and rural classification was applied to the 50 states; the District of Columbia (federal district); and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands insular areas.

Urban/Rural coding is as follows:

Bonus pdGeoSupplement reference file

pdGeoSupplement is a companion file for pdGeoTIGER (as well as pdCensus2010 and pdACS2013) and is provided with the product downloads. It is an over 300,000 record proprietary, easy-to-use, comprehensive, and up-to-date United States national reference database for U.S. Census Bureau legal and statistical areas covered by Peacock Data GeoCoding, U.S. Census 2010, and American Community Survey (ACS) database products.

pdGeoTIGER and pdGeoSupplement make excellent partners. Most U.S. Census Bureau codes not in pdGeoTIGER are available in the supplement. These include:

And the following special indicators:

Because both products utilize the same U.S. Census Bureau coding conventions, once the main legal and statistical area designations are determined, it is a straightforward process to then apply the supplemental information.