I am trying to create a shapefile of zip code boundaries using the 2002 tiger/line files available here:
I am relatively inexperienced with GIS, but have come across a few solutions online. The only one that appears specific to ArcGIS is a python script (Basic Tiger Conversion—Help | ArcGIS for Desktop ). However, when I attempt to run the script, I receive a runtime error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
File "c:\program files (x86)\arcgis\desktop10.2\arcpy\arcpy\arc.py", line 1264, in TigerArc
AttributeError: Object: Tool or environment <TigerArc_arc> not found
I am using ArcMap 10.2.2. Is there an alternative way to convert these files to shapefiles in a straightforward way using ArcMap? I would also be happy to hear suggestions regarding the error I receive, though I am not familiar at all with python.
Thanks for the reply, Dan. My current setup is ArcInfo (advanced, concurrent use). But I guess I don't have ArcInfo Workstation? I am honestly not familiar enough with the various flavors of ESRI products -- I am just using what my university gives me access to.
Is there any alternative route to converting tiger line files?
Has there been any development on this issue? I have been trying to convert some 2000 census TIGER files for Urban Areas with no luck. I am using ArcMap 10.4 and the Basic and Advanced TIGER Conversion tools are available in this version, but I keep getting a generic 999999 error "ERROR 999999: Error executing function. Failed to execute (TigerTool)". The guidance in the ESRI help is very generic and does not provide much in the way of specific examples.