Zip Source U.S.

File Specifications, Support and Installation

File  SPECIFICATIONS:

Number of records : 63000 (Approx.)
Record Length: 180 bytes
Block size:
9360
Media:  IBM 3480 Cartridge or CD-ROM.
Format: Cartridge can be EBCDIC or ASCII

CD-ROM or Diskette can be ASCII text file or ASCII comma delimited The file on diskette is compressed using PKZIP

INSTALLATION:

Simply copy ZipSource to your PC, mini-computer or mainframe and you're ready to go. if you receive the diskette, just uncompress the file. 

FEE OPTIONS:

Some data on the ZipSource file is optional and may be obtained upon request. Otherwise these fields are blank.

BASE FILE - contains the basic zip code data, such as city name, county data.  (positions 1-96 and positions 100-108). All customers receive this data.

MSA OPTION - contains the MSA and population level fields (positions 109-119)

LAT/LONG OPTION - contains the latitude and longitude datti as well as the PICADAD information This will allow you to calculate distances between zip codes (positions 120-141)

TELEPHONE AREA CODE OPTION - contains the telephone area code for the zip code. Each zip code may have up to 3 area codes (positions 97-99 and 150-155)

SUPPORT:

ZipSource is regularly maintained by a full-time research staff; Updates are supplied as replacement copies of the file and may be purchased quarterly, semi-annually or annually. These updates contain the latest information from the USPS, government and industry sources.

RECORD LAYOUT:

 

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