[FWTools] Tigerpoly.py not in fwtools1.0.0a7 or 1.0.0a9

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Wed Feb 22 20:53:29 EST 2006

Gowens, Colin wrote:
> I recently downloaded win32 FWTools 1.0.0a7 and 1.0.0a9 to run on 
> windows XP.  I am not finding tigerpoly.py in the install directories, 
> so I am wondering should it come with the install or is there another 
> place to grab tigerpoly.py? The reason I am asking this question is 
> because I need city, zip, tract boundaries as stand alone polygon 
> coverages and it seems that when I use ogr2ogr –f  “ESRI Shapefile” that 
> there is no clear way to make these pieces as individual polygon files.  
> What’s the best method for creating these data sets?


I haven't been in the habit of distributing the gdal/pymod/samples scripts
with FWTools.  You can fetch any of them manually from:


You are correct to think that ogr2ogr will not produce polygons for tiger

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