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tsegur
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05/08/06 07:23 AM
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Do you know who provides Zip Code Shape File data for use in applications such as ESRI Arcview?

We need to produce maps with zip code information, which shows the actual zip code shape on the geography.

I think one company with this data is Tele Atlas. Are there others?

Thank you,




scrabblehack
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07/07/06 07:32 AM
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If you're looking for something quick-and-dirty, the cartographic boundary files are good. census.gov -- under geography.





Sorrell
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11/30/06 08:22 AM
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DMTI Spatial has released 6 digit postal code boundaries for Canada. A free sample download can be taken from the product landing page.

Hope this helps.

John

http://www.dmtispatial.com/waymorereach/lp/




rahman15
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01/09/07 08:57 PM
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you can download zip code file in arcInfo E00 or Shapefile format from this link:

http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/z52000.html


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lilli
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01/12/07 07:01 AM
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It is my experience that since the late 1990s, only GDT continued to regularly produce zip code shape files with 100% coverage of zip5 zipcodes. Those provided on the Maps & Data CD/DVDs by ESRI and those we purchased from Claritas were all produced by GDT. GDT was recently purchased by TeleAtlas. The other most often encountered set of zipcodes boundaries are the ZCTA (Zip Code Tabulation Areas) of the census bureau, but 5 digit zips are discontinuous because they use 3 digit zips for public lands and extremely rural (areas without true zipcodes). Demographic estimates with geography like those provided by GeoLytics and CACI (now ESRI BIS) both begin with ZCTA geography in estimating their zipcode boundaries. The real problem is that zipcodes are not polygons, they are collections of routes which change to meet the needs of the post office and are not documented in a way that meets the needs of GIS.



Akin98
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01/24/07 11:21 AM
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We're also looking for a similar zip code dataset. However, we require zip/postal codes for the entire world, not just the US.

Any suggestions out there?

Thanks!

-Chris


calich
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05/02/07 03:19 AM
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Hi There!

For the US, GfK GeoMarketing has created a completely new map of the 5-digit postcodes in 2006.

Also for the rest of the world, more than 240 countries, there are postal and administrative maps with highest quality. E.g. all of Europe down the smallest postal and administrative level.
Cf. www.gfk-geomarketing.com/digital_maps



darrinclement
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09/18/07 06:25 PM
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You can also check out Maponics, who specializes in ZIP Code maps.



arthur
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09/30/09 11:54 AM
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Try contacting the makers of TerritoryMapper and AlignStar software. They provide up to date zip code shapefiles with these programs. Call 1-888-732-5446 or (781) 272-8900





alan5
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11/23/09 10:58 AM
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A lot of useful information about zip code shapes and much more info about zip codes you may find here: www.getgeocode.com






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