ZIP 5 Characteristic


The ZIP 5 data type is used for 5-digit ZIP Code data. This will allow data from each ZIP Code to be credibility weighted with data from nearby ZIP Codes, using Variable Gradient Geospatial Smoothing.


After or during an analysis run, a map of the the resulting ZIP Code factors can be viewed in the Result Inspection Panel if the computer has Microsoft MapPoint installed.


Format notes:

- 9-digit ZIP Codes are not recognized by the software; they must be converted to 5-digit ZIP Codes in order to use the ZIP 5 Data Type.

- Leading zeros are allowed but not necessary in ZIP Code data.


Example of a ZIP Code Map when Microsoft MapPoint is installed