Thursday, January 24, 2019

1996 Geographic Attribute File in SPSS

Does anyone have a SPSS or similar 1996 Geographic Attribute File (GAF) which they could please share as a zip file with us (or the SPSS command file used to prepare this file would be preferred).  As the attached record layout attests, this file has a large number of variables, so this would really save us time.

We are working on a good SPSS syntax file for the 1996 Postal Code Conversion File.  Typically we use GeoSuite for a good labels for Census geography names.  However “GeoRef” 1996 is not 64 bit compatible.

There is a record layout in CSV format available in the download zip from the version of the 1996 GAF loaded in the GeoPortal

Not sure if it’s helpful or not, but the spatial data is available in .shp file format (not SPSS).