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Assigning Census Block Group to My Data

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Assigning Census Block Group to My Data

We'd like to take a set of data with complete address information and assign Census block groups.  We currently license the SAS Visual Data Discovery package which includes SAS/Base, SAS/Graph, SAS/Stat, SAS/Enterprise Guide, and JMP.  I have PROC GEOCODE which I believe can be used to assign longitude and latitude coordinates to a given street address.  Then presumably those could be matched to Census TIGER/Shape files to pick up the census block.  Does it sound like I'm on the right track?  What is SAS/GIS?  Is it a separately licensed product, or a procedure?

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Re: Assigning Census Block Group to My Data

Two articles: one that may be quite helpful in completing your task, and the other a SAS/GIS reference:

http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings12/118-2012.pdf

http://www.sas.com/products/gis/index.html

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Re: Assigning Census Block Group to My Data

Thank you!  These are very helpful.

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