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Using Block Groups in MapPoint

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    Using Block Groups in MapPoint

    How can I use data at the Block Group Level? I own the data and have mapinfo and or shape files of the block Groups. I've tried to set them as territories but no luck. Any ideas or work arounds?

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    Re: Using Block Groups in MapPoint

    You can import the boundaries as drawing objects, but you wouldn't be able to use them with the built-in wizards or do shading/thematics etc. like you can with the zip codes, census tracts, etc.

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    Re: Using Block Groups in MapPoint

    This is a puzzle. I evaluated Pcensus and it places data into MapPoint at the Block Group level...

    Oh well

    Thanks for the note.

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    Good point, I'm glad you brought this up.

    I believe PCensus just uses the polygon you draw in MapPoint and then the block group assignment is actually all done outside of MapPoint in the PCensus program. So the short answer would be you have to be a fairly expert Geographic Info Systems programmer - or buy PCensus.

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