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

Participating in the US Census LUCA Program

Tuesday, October 25th , 8:00 A.M. - Noon
Location: J.J. Pickle Research Center
Taught by:
James Castagneri, US Census Bureau
No Cost
This hands-on workshop will offer detail about the design and purpose of the Census Bureau's Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) program. With enrollment offered through December 17th of 2017, we will discuss program timelines, materials, software tools and local preparations for those governments who decide to participate in the program. Additionally, the basic process of address list review using ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel will be reviewed. We will explore the products provided and the expected data return format. The Geographic Update Partnership Software (GUPS) tool based on QGIS will be explored as an option. This workshop is intended to assist local governments to prepare for processing LUCA materials provided in February of 2018. Prerequisites include working knowledge of ArcGIS, Excel and text processing.

Instructor Bio(s)

Jim Castagneri

headshot of instructor James CastagneriJim Castagneri is a Geographer with the U.S. Census Bureau who manages geographic programs for Texas and the Rocky Mountain west. Early in his career, Jim was involved in the creation of the TIGER system. More recently, Jim has played a pivotal role in bringing GIS analysis to survey management and Census field operations. He specializes in Census statistical geography and the spatial analysis of demographic data.

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