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LandView 6

A Viewer for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Census Bureau, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Data and Maps



What is LandView 6?

LandView is a mapping and database tool developed by several federal agencies. It was relased on January 20, 2004. LandView has its roots in the Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations (CAMEO) software. CAMEO was developed by EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to facilitate the implementation of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. This far-reaching law requires communities to develop emergency response plans addressing chemical hazards and to make information on chemical hazards in the community public.

This product contains both the simple mapping tool MARPLOTŪ and the LandView database management software.

LandView allows users to map and query Census 2000 geography, Census 2000 demographic and housing data (SF1-SF4), EPA Envirofact sites as of July 2003, and the USGS Geographic Names Information (GNIS) features.

With LandView you can:

  • Use the Population Estimator function to calculate Census 2000 demographic and housing characteristics for user defined radii
  • Create simple thematic maps of Census 2000 data
  • Browse and Query the Census, EPA, or USGS database and show the results on a map
  • Locate a street address or intersection on a map based on TIGER/Line 2000 road features and address ranges
  • Create large scale maps and customize (limited) the maps
  • Add information to the maps

There are no plans to create a new LandView product with updated data. Please see CAMEO-MARPLOT from the EPA or the Circular Area Profiles from the Missouri Census Data Center for tools that provide some similar functionality of LandView and have more current data. The TIGER/Line Shapefiles have been significantly updated and improved since Census 2000. Much more current data is available from other sources.


Additional Information

LandView Tutorial [PDF]

User Notes & Errata

Shapefile to MARPLOT Import Export (MIE) File [EXE]


Ordering Information

LandView 6 is available for purchase from the US Census Bureau's Geography Division for $129. To order, please call (301) 763-1128.


Contact Us

If you have questions about LandView 6, please contact us via one of the methods listed on our Contact Us page.


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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: July 22, 2014