This message is for users attempting to use ESRI software (ArcGIS) to load
the UA Census 2000 TIGER/Line files and have been having problems.
I have been informed by ESRI that they will have a fix for ArcGis Monday:
I have been working with ESRI technical support on the issue and a
document describing how to work around the issues with the new 2000 UA
datasets will be online later today or on Monday. The workaround simply
requires the user to update two template INFO files that are a part of our
install. The online document will describe how to manually do this in
ArcCatalog and will also have links to updated files users could just copy.
Once these two templates have been updated, the newly updated record type A
and S fields will be correct in the coverages created by Tigerarc, Tigertool
or the Tiger Wizard in ArcToolbox.
I will also have a link to this document put as a hot topic on our support
web page. These updates were not placed in ArcGIS 8.2, as the code base was
locked down for 8.2 by the time the final UA format file was sent out by the
census bureau. We should have had a document prepared for users before now
and I apologize for the delay in getting this out. Technical support will
handle the support of users having problems with UA datasets and it would be
great if you could tell your people to refer users to
for a copy of the document I previously mentioned.