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NJ Zip Map

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NJ Zip Map

Hi,

Does anyone know how to create a NJ zip map. I have the coordinates for one but its using data from 2002. I am looking for an updated one.

Thanks.

SAS Employee
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Re: NJ Zip Map

Are you looking for a ZIP Code map?  If so, these are generally not free.  You can use a ZCTA file from the Census.  This approximates the ZIP Code but is not exactly it.  The ZIP Code maps change every month.  The Post Office is constantly changing them.  Even if you buy a ZIP Code map, it will be somewhat out of date because the map will only updated every year or two.

Contributor
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Re: NJ Zip Map

Ok thanks for the information. Where can I find a census file?

SAS Employee
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Re: NJ Zip Map

Here is the main level of information:

https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/zctas.html

And the file is here (Look for ZIP Code Tabulation Areas):

https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/geo/shapefiles2014/main

SAS Employee
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Re: NJ Zip Map

And use PROC MAPIMPORT to read in the shapefile.

Valued Guide
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Re: NJ Zip Map

Hi, for some help, take a look at ...

From Shapefiles to Maps Via PROC MAPIMPORT and PROC GMAP

http://www.lexjansen.com/nesug/nesug11/gr/gr11.pdf

Creating ZIP Code-Level Maps with SAS®

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings13/214-2013.pdf

Wow! You Did That Map with SAS/GRAPH®?

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings09/215-2009.pdf

(or send a note to me ... msz03@albany.edu ... if you run into a problem)

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