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Comparing TIGER Digital Database to Topographical Maps

How are features such as hydrology, roads, and railroads on a topo map different from TIGER and what does that say about the origins of TIGER?

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This solution identifies how geographical features on a topographical map are different from those on TIGER, a digital database program. It also suggests reasons for this difference.
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