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Special Program Information Tape

Resource Type
Dataset : computer program files
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
carpools; computer aided mapping; computer programs; databases; geographic information systems; geography; mapping; zip code areas
  • Abstract

    This collection of computer programs and test data files was compiled by the Census Bureau for use with GEOGRAPHIC BASE FILE/DUAL INDEPENDENT MAP ENCODING (GBF/DIME), 1980 (ICPSR 8378). This collection consists of files grouped into five categories: Special Program Information Tape (SPIT) Datasets, UNIMATCH System Datasets, ADMATCH System Datasets, EASYMAP System Datasets, and EASYCORD System Datasets. Some of the capabilities of the programs in this collection include: mapping files for which complicated data manipulation is required, generating individualized lists of candidates for carpools, linking of records on the basis of street address, creating shaded area maps for statistical display, and producing a map coordinate system.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: SPITMEMO: Memo on Contents of Special Programs Information Tape and JCL to Copy Tape
    • DS2: GRIDS.OS: I.B.M. 360/370 (OS) GRIDS Mapping Program.
    • DS3: SPLITS: "SPLITS" ADMATCH Preprocessed GBF/DIME File
    • DS4: DACS: Dime Area Centroid System
    • DS5: GRIDS.DOS: IBM 360/370 (DOS) GRIDS Mapping Program
    • DS6: SECS: Segment Edit Coordinate System
    • DS7: CARPOL: Carpooling Program
    • DS8: CMAP: CHOROPLETH Mapping Program
    • DS9: LIMITSEG: Prints Information on Coding Limit Segments for GBF/DIME Files
    • DS10: STREETS: Lists GBF/DIME Street Feature Information
    • DS11: URBATLAS.FORT: Program Creates EASYMAP Coordinate File from the Urban Atlas Tract Boundary File
    • DS12: UNIMEMO: Memo on Contents of the Ten Datasets for UNIMATCH System
    • DS14: UNISAMP: Sample UNIMATCH and ZIPSTAN Control Decks
    • DS15: UNIOBJ: Object Deck Library for ZIPSTAN/UNIMATCH Systems
    • DS16: ZIPTABLE: ZIPSTAN Tables Required for Address Standardization
    • DS17: ZIPSTAN: ZIPSTAN Standardizer Source Code
    • DS18: UNICOMP: UNIMATCH Compiler Source Code
    • DS19: UNIASEM: UNIMATCH Assembler Source Code
    • DS20: UNIEXEC: UNIMATCH Executor Source Code
    • DS21: TESTDATA: Testrun Setups for ZIPSTAN with Reference and Data File
    • DS22: UNICOMP.DOS: UNIMATCH Compiler DOS Version
    • DS23: UNIASEM.DOS: UNIMATCH Assembler DOS Version
    • DS24: UNIEXEC.DOS: UNIMATCH Executor DOS Version
    • DS25: ZIPSTAN.DOS: ZIPSTAN Standardizer DOS Version
    • DS26: ZIPTABLE.DOS: ZIPSTAN Tables DOS Version
    • DS27: ADMEMO: Memo on Contents of ADMATCH Address Matching System
    • DS28: OSPREP: ADMATCH OS Preprocessor
    • DS29: OSMATCH: ADMATCH OS Matcher
    • DS30: OSDUMP: ADMATCH OS Preprocessor Tape Dump
    • DS31: OSPOST: ADMATCH OS Postprocessor
    • DS32: OSJCL: ADMATCH OS Job Control Language
    • DS33: TABLES: ADMATCH Tables and Test Data [Original Version]
    • DS34: NEWTABL: ADMATCH Tables [Revised Version]
    • DS35: DOSPREP: ADMATCH DOS Preprocessor
    • DS36: DOSMAT: ADMATCH DOS Matcher
    • DS37: ADPREP: ADMATCH COBOL Preprocessor
    • DS39: EASYMAP1: EASYMAP Phase 1 Source Code
    • DS40: EASYMAP2: EASYMAP Phase 2 Source Code
    • DS41: USADEMO: EASYMAP Testrun on USA State Boundaries
    • DS42: USABOUND: Boundary Coordinate File for United States States
    • DS43: USCOUNTY: Boundary Coordinate File for United States Counties
    • DS44: USATEXT: Text File Containing State Names
    • DS45: USAPOP: Data File Containing Population Counts for States
    • DS46: EASYCRD1: EASYCORD Phase 1 Source Code
    • DS47: EASYCRD2: EASYCORD Phase 2 Source Code
    • DS48: IASMRD.OS: Assembly Language Source Code for IASMRD Routine -- IBM OS Version
    • DS49: IASMRD.DOS: Assembly Language Source Code for IASMRD Routine -- IBM DOS Version
    • DS51: MONOPGBF: Test GBF/DIME File [Monopoly Heights]
    • DS52: SMSA5040: Test Urban Atlas File -- Midland, Texas
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) There is no Part 2 for this collection. (2) Parts 1, 12, 27, and 44 are documentation files.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8372 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08372.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1985): Special Program Information Tape. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.