Exciting News: Introducing FIPS and CSD Codes!

Exciting News: Introducing FIPS and CSD Codes!

BigDataCloud July 26, 2023



We have some fantastic news to share with all our users! BigDataCloud API has expanded its capabilities, and we are thrilled to announce the introduction of FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) and CSD (Census Subdivision) codes. This latest enhancement allows you to unlock a new level of precision in geolocation data for both the United States and Canada. We believe this update will significantly improve your experience and make your applications even more powerful. Let's dive into the details of this exciting new feature!

Introducing FIPS Codes and CSD Codes on Both IP Geolocation and Reverse Geocoding API:

We're excited to inform you that both FIPS codes for the US and CSD codes for Canada are now available on both our IP Geolocation and Reverse Geocoding API endpoints. Whether you're looking to identify geographic areas within the United States or Canada or perform reverse geocoding for specific locations, BigDataCloud API has you covered. This comprehensive coverage across our APIs ensures that you have easy access to FIPS and CSD codes for all your geolocation needs.

FIPS Codes:

FIPS codes are a set of numeric codes used to uniquely identify geographic areas within the United States. Developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), these codes ensure uniform identification of states, counties, and other geographic entities in computer systems and databases. With FIPS codes now available through BigDataCloud API, you can enhance your applications with highly accurate location data for US territories. It opens up a world of possibilities for mapping, analysis, and geospatial applications.

CSD Codes:

For our Canadian users, we are equally excited to introduce CSD codes. These are numeric codes that uniquely identify geographic areas within Canada based on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) system. Our API now provides the full 7-digit CSD code, incorporating the two-digit Province/Territory code, the two-digit Census Division code, and the three-digit CSD code. This comprehensive code allows you to pinpoint precise locations across Canada with ease and efficiency.

The Benefits:

  • Unmatched Precision: FIPS and CSD codes offer unparalleled accuracy in identifying geographic locations, ensuring your applications deliver precise results.
  • Streamlined Data Retrieval: The 7-digit CSD code enables direct extraction of Province/Territory and Census Division information without any additional manipulation, simplifying your workflow.
  • Enhanced Mapping and Analysis: Whether you're creating interactive maps, performing demographic analysis, or conducting market research, FIPS and CSD codes provide valuable insights for your geospatial projects.
  • Expanded Geolocation Capabilities: The addition of FIPS and CSD codes broadens the scope of your applications, making them more versatile and valuable for your users.

How to Get Started:

Getting started with FIPS and CSD codes through BigDataCloud API is easy! Simply access our updated API documentation, where you'll find detailed information on how to utilise these codes effectively. Whether you're already using our API or considering integrating it into your projects, this enhancement will undoubtedly elevate your geolocation data to new heights.


We are excited to empower you with the latest advancement in geolocation technology. The addition of FIPS and CSD codes to BigDataCloud API demonstrates our commitment to providing accurate and comprehensive geospatial solutions. We look forward to seeing how you can utilise these codes to create innovative applications and make data-driven decisions with confidence.

Start harnessing the power of FIPS and CSD codes today. Upgrade your geolocation capabilities with BigDataCloud API and unlock a world of possibilities!

If you have any questions or need assistance, our dedicated support team is here to help you every step of the way. Embrace the future of geolocation data with BigDataCloud API!