Texas GIS Forum October 23 – 27, 2017 | Austin, Texas

Census Data for GIS

Monday, October 24th , 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: J.J. Pickle Research Center
Taught by:
Lacey Loftin, US Census Bureau
No Cost
Have you ever struggled to integrate data from the Census Bureau's website into your GIS? This 3-hour session will cover everything you need to know. From understanding and selecting the proper census data, to formatting the data in ArcGIS. We'll cover the various types of Census geography, data sources and programs, data retrieval from American Factfinder, and data presentation in ArcGIS. Students: please bring your laptops to the session. Data will be pulled directly from the USGS website.

Instructor Bio(s)

Lacey Loftin

headshot of instructor Lacey Loftin Lacey Loftin is a statistician with the United States Census Bureau. In the 14 years that she has been with the agency, she has served as an Analyst for the Economic Census, supervised data collection operations, acted as a congressional liaison during the 2010 Census, and worked to create the Statistics in Schools program. Lacey's time is now focused on outreach to organizations and governments in Texas, sharing data, tools and useful applications.

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