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Easily download U.S. census maps

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Easily download U.S. census maps


$ pipenv install census-map-downloader

Command line usage

Usage: censusmapdownloader [OPTIONS] COMMAND [ARGS]...

  Easily download U.S. census maps

  --data-dir TEXT  The folder where you want to download the data
  --help           Show this message and exit.

blocks                   Download blocks
congress-carto           Download cartographic congressional districts
counties                 Download counties
counties-carto           Download cartographic counties
countysubdivision        Download cartographic county subdivisions
legislative-lower-carto  Download cartographic state legislative (lower chamber)
legislative-upper-carto  Download cartographic state legislative (upper chamber)
places                   Download places
states-carto             Download cartographic states
tracts                   Download tracts
zctas                    Download ZCTAs


Here’s an example of downloading all counties

$ censusmapdownloader counties

You can specify the download directory with –data-dir

$ censusmapdownloader --data-dir ./my-special-folder/ counties


Install dependencies for development

$ pipenv install --dev

Run tests

$ make test

Ship new version to PyPI

$ make ship

Developing the CLI

The command-line interface is implemented using Click and setuptools. To install it locally for development inside your virtual environment, run the following installation command, as prescribed by the Click documentation.

$ pip install --editable .

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