User-Defined Boundary File - GeoTAX_Premium - 7 - 7.7

GeoTAX Premium for Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS

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GeoTAX Premium for Windows, UNIX/Linux, and z/OS
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2023
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1998
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You can create a user-defined boundary file that includes your spatial boundary information.

When matching to a user-defined boundary file, complete the following procedure.

Step 1: Create the User-defined Boundary file

GeoTAX comes with the Boundary File Conversion Utility for you to create the user-defined boundary file. The Boundary File Conversion Utility provides you with a way to create your own .txb files from .TAB, .SHP or .MIF files for use in GeoTAX.

Note: Precisely provides the Boundary File Conversion Utility only on Windows. All GeoTAX users can use the Boundary File Conversion Utility on Windows and use the resulting .txb file on the platform for which they have licensed GeoTAX.

For information on creating a user-defined boundary file, see the Boundary File Conversion Utility User’s Guide.

Step 2: Load the User-defined Boundary file.

On Windows:

  1. Click Start > Programs > Precisely > GeoTAX > Database Load Utility.

    The GeoTAX Database Load Utility dialog box opens.

     

  2. Select the Boundary file option.

  3. To complete the loading process, follow the instructions provided by the utility.

The program installs the user-defined boundary file in the database location for GeoTAX.

On UNIX/Linux:

  1. Change directory to the $G1GTX/bin subdirectory.

  2. Run the installation script installdb.

  3. Select Boundary File.

  4. To complete the loading process, follow the instructions provided by the script.

The program installs the user-defined boundary file in the database location for GeoTAX.

On z/OS:

FTP the resulting .txb file manually in binary mode to the mainframe or modify GTXBDINS for use to upload the resulting .txb file. GeoTAX will be able to use uploaded file directly.

 

Step 2: Match to the User-defined Boundary file.

GeoTAX matches to the user-defined boundary file after a successful address match. To use a user-defined boundary file in your batch job, you must use the USROUT parameter. GeoTAX determines the latitude/longitude coordinates and uses that data to determine if the address is located in the User-Defined Boundary file. If so, the data specified on the USROUT parameter is posted to your output records.

GeoTAX provides you with a way to set a buffer distance for the boundaries defined in the user-defined boundary file. To set a buffer distance, use the BF2OUT parameter card.

For more information, see the USROUT (page 245) and BF2OUT (page 198) parameter cards.