I plan to start working towards some releasable software soon. I had hoped to do some more work with analyzing the tiger data to this point and hopefully reduce the database sizes. Unfortunately I cannot see that happening within the next month. The reason this is a problem is that the weather is getting warmer here in Ohio and when the weather gets warmer I try to spend my time on my other hobby, golf. I do not want to wait until next fall before I release something that others can use. So I decided to scale back the scope of the initial release. It will contain a c++ library with an available python wrapper. The library will be used to convert tiger files into a gigabase database, it can then be used by other programs to read and query that database. The database itself will contain tables for the different type of objects (roads, water, etc) with a 1 to 1 relationship with records from the tiger data files. The file sizes can be very large (300 MB for Ohio). Some of the things that I was working on that won't be implemented were ways of reducing the overall files by combining records where possible and grouping them where possible.