Overview – With Xtreme Locator you can assign geographical territories to your locations. When territories are assigned, proximity searching is disabled since searching by a location’s proximity would defeat the purpose of assigning a territory to a location.
Territory Assignment – To assign territories to a location, go to Location Editor and enter the territories in the Territory field. You can assign territories to locations using U.S. FIPS Codes (to assign territories by U.S. Counties), U.S. Zip Codes, A Range of U.S. Zip Codes, U.S. State (2 letter abbreviation), Canadian Postal Codes, the first three characters in a Canadian Postal code, Canadian Province (2 letter abbreviation), Canadian Divisions (Similar to US Counties) or Mexican State (3 letter abbreviation) and Country Name. Abbreviations and FIPS codes can be found later in this article.
Territory Format – In the Territory field, enter the territory prefix (COUNTRY – STATE – ZIP – FIPS) followed by a colon (:) and then the territory assignment (FIPS code, zip code, state abbrev., country name). Multiple territories must be separated by a semi-colon (;).
Examples are provided below.
- To assign territories by country
- To assign territories by US State
- To assign territories by Canadian Province
- To assign territories by Mexican State
- To assign territories by US State, Canadian Provinces and Mexican States
- To assign territories by U.S. Postal Code
- To assign territories by U.S. Postal Code range
- To assign territories by FIPS Code (US County)
- To assign territories by Canadian Postal code
- To assign territories by the first three characters of Canadian Postal Code
You can also combine territory types as follows:
US States: This is a complete listing of US State abbreviations.
|DC||DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA|
Canadian Provinces: This is a complete listing of Canadian Province abbreviations.
Canadian Province Abbreviations
|NL||Newfoundland and Labrador|
|PE||Prince Edward Island|
Mexican States: This is a complete listing of Mexican State abbreviations.
|Baja California Sur||BCS|
|Federal District (Mexico City)||DIF|
|San Luis Potosí||SLP|
FIPS Codes: This is a complete listing of FIPS county codes used for assigning territories by U.S. counties.
Click on the State to view the FIPS codes for that state. State two digit code is listed at the top and county codes listed thereafter. For assigning territories, use 5-digit code (include two-digit state code and three-digit county code).
Example: Los Angeles County, California = 06037
So to assign the territory of Los Angeles County, CA:
Dist. of Col.
What are FIPS Codes – FIPS codes are one of the methods supported for assigning territories to locations. FIPS codes are explained below.
Federal information processing standards codes (FIPS codes) are a standardized set of numeric or alphabetic codes issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies. The entities covered include: states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, named populated and related location entities (such as, places and county subdivisions), and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.
The U.S. Census Bureau uses the codes in FIPS PUB 55-3 to identify both legal and statistical entities for county subdivisions, places, and American Indian areas/Alaska Native areas/Hawaiian home lands. FIPS PUB 55-3 includes many more entity records than those for which the Census Bureau tabulates data. The FIPS 55 codes are state-based. American Indian reservations, off-reservation trust land areas, American Indian tribal subdivisions, Oklahoma tribal statistical areas (OTSAs), state designated American Indian statistical areas (SDAISAs), and/or tribal designated statistical areas (TDSAs) in more than one state will have multiple FIPS 55 codes; that is, a different FIPS 55 code for each state portion of the single American Indian entity.
Canada Divisions are similar to U.S. Counties. To assign a territory using Canada Divisions:
Click Here for a complete listing of Canada Divisions.