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Blue Marble Geographics releases version 6.0 of the TIGER to Shape and TIGER to MIF translators with the TIGER/Line Map Kit

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Easily convert TIGER files into ESRI Shapefiles and MapInfo MIF files

Gardiner, Maine, June 13th, 2002 — Blue Marble Geographics has recently released version 6.0 of the TIGER to Shapefiles (TGR2SHP) and TIGER to MIF (TGR2MIF) translators which are part of their TIGER/Line® 2000 Map Kit. Their TIGER/Line Map Kit is one of the most recent and thorough collections of U.S. map data in the marketplace.

TGR2SHP and TGR2MIF are Windows95/98/NT applications that allow you to batch process TIGER 97, 98 and 2000 files to ArcView shape files and MapInfo MIF/MID files effortlessly. A choice of either translator is available with the purchase of the TIGER/Line 2000 Map Kit.

Versions 6.0 of the TGR2SHP and TGR2MIF translators have many new features that make converting TIGER files a simple matter of point-and-click. Some major features include:

-TIGER 97, 98, 99, 2000 support.

-Improved polygon topology checking, which checks for non-closing polygons.

-New output options, including merge on-the-fly of all shapes.

-Support of 13 new data fields

-Additional attribute files for Landmark Polygons with multiple names

-Additional attribute files for basic census polygons that are part of more than one landmark.

For more information visit our website.

About Blue Marble Geographics:

Blue Marble Geographics of Gardiner, Maine is a leading developer and provider of geographic software products that provide sensible solutions for users and developers of geographic data. Blue Marble currently serves over 120,000 customers in over 60 countries.

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