ASCII TIGER/Line files to GIS compatible format??

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04-05-2013 11:42 AM
MirandaRitchie
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I've downloaded an ASCII text file from US Census Bureau website and now need to bring this file into ArcMap but cannot.  I can open it in TransCAD save it as an ESRI SHP and then open it in ArcMap.  Is there a way to eliminate using TransCAD?
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RobertBorchert
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Unfortunately there do not seem to be a lot of good ways to work with ASCII text files. I have never tried TransCAD.  I typically duke it out with MS Word and Excel

Fortunately I have not had to deal with ASCII for a number of years.


I've downloaded an ASCII text file from US Census Bureau website and now need to bring this file into ArcMap but cannot.  I can open it in TransCAD save it as an ESRI SHP and then open it in ArcMap.  Is there a way to eliminate using TransCAD?
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