View Full Version : Import 2010 census tract layer?
08-18-2011, 10:04 AM
I need to look at some data built on the new census tract geography, which I believe is available from Teleatlas in the next 60 days or so.
Is there any way to replace the existing MapPoint census tracts with the new geography when it is available?
Or is the answer going to be "wait for MapPoint 2012"?
Thanks for any ideas.
08-18-2011, 10:43 AM
I don't know what is going to be in MapPoint 2012 or even if the next version will be called MapPoint 2012, but hopefully they have time to get Census 2010 boundaries and data into the next version of MapPoint...
You can't replace the built-in boundaries, and the 2010 census tracts are going to be very different from the 2000 census tracts, and I think it would be a major undertaking to figure out the equivalent areas between each set of boundaries :-(
What you can do though, is import the 2010 census tract centroids with data as points i.e. a Pushpin Set. Then you could work with the data that way.
hope this helps.
08-18-2011, 10:44 AM
Note that if you really need 2010 census tracts boundaries such as for shaded maps, you could use other software like MapInfo Pro. Using Map-In-A-Box, you can bring the MapPoint Maps and functionality into MapInfo Pro giving you the best of both worlds.
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