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DiabSoft announces the release of TIGER/LINE® 2000 MapGen Toolkit


North Vancouver, BC, October 22, 2001 - DiabSoft announces the release of TIGER/LINE 2000 MapGen toolkit an affordable Mapping Generation Toolkit for United States based on the latest release of TIGER/LINE 2000. TIGER/LINE 2000 MapGen Toolkit consists of a TIGER to Shape or TIGER to MIF translator and a complete dataset of seven (7) TIGER/Line® 2000 map data CDs, all for less than US $350. TIGER/LINE maps provide an incredible rich source of spatial and demographic information totals more than 3.75 GB of zipped files. A complete run of the provided translator can produce more than 125,000 MID/MIF Maps, or more than 35 MG of unzipped Data.

The TIGER/Line® 2000 data set is in U.S. Bureau of the Census TIGER/Line 2000 format, and when it is converted with the supplied TIGER to MIF or TIGER to Shape Translator creates Maps in ESRI Shape File Format or MapInfo MID/MIF Format.

TIGER/Line 2000 is the definitive, most recent GIS data set for the United States. It includes all U.S. Streets, including street names and address ranges based on the ZCTA (ZIP Code Tabulation Area). Zip and Zip + 4 codes, 105th Congressional boundaries, boundaries of incorporated places and more.

The TIGER/Line files are a digital database of geographic features, such as roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, political boundaries, census statistical boundaries, etc. covering the entire United States. The database contains information about these features such as their locations in latitude and longitude, the name, the type of feature, address ranges for most streets, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information. They are the public products created from the Census Bureau\'s TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database of geographic 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.

About DiabSoft
DiabSoft is an energetic team of high performance Software Engineers based in North Vancouver, BC. DiabSoft develops high performance Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for the Internet and the Desktops, setting industry standards in terms of reliability and total cost of ownership. DriveX family of products covers the full range of Internet Mapping needs, Cartographic quality maps, and nation wide Street Routing and GeoCoding Software. For more information, visit www.DiabSoft.com.

TIGER/Line® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Census Bureau MapInfo and ESRI are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact:
Joe Diab
DiabSoft
(604) 988-1576
www.DiabSoft.com
diab@Diabsoft.com

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