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Problem: ARCTIGER creates empty tiger files

Solution or Workaround

Problem

ARCTIGER creates empty TIGER files.

Answer

The item RT in the ACODE file does not contain a value of 1 or the coverage has
not been projected.

There are two possible answers:

1. The item RT in the ACODE file does not have a value of 1. Make sure that all the records in the ACODE file have a value of 1 for RT. This tells ArcInfo to write these records to file type 1.

2. The coverage has not been projected. TIGER/line files from the Census Bureau are delivered with their coordinates stored in a geographic coordinate system. In order for ARCTIGER to create TIGER/line files, the coverage must be projected.