Spatial Insights, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of CartoUS, a nationwide mapping database, containing over 40 layers of map data. The CartoUS data are sourced from the latest US Census Bureau TIGER files, with enhanced display characteristics and roadway classifications. The data are available by county, state, region, or nationwide, and includes Puerto Rico and the US territories. Spatial Insights also offers the data pre-bundled into census, roadway system, landmark, legislative, school district, and metro area boundary bundles.

Coverage of custom client-specified boundaries or of other standard geographies is available upon request.

The data ships with an advanced data loading application that facilitates the selection of geographic coverage and layers. The data loading application also merges the files to create seamless map layers.

Spatial Insights also offers expedited delivery of the data via ftp download or email.

“We recognize the need of our customers to get this data quickly and to be able to use it easily,” said Don Segal, President of Spatial Insights. “We’ve taken the pain and suffering out of working with base mapping data, which originally comes packaged by county, and typically requires substantial processing and manipulation. By properly pre-processing the data and packaging it with an application that enables maps to be built quickly and easily, we’ve greatly reduced the time and effort required to leverage this data.”

The CartoUS data are currently available in MapInfo ProfessionalTM .TAB file format.