Integrating Census Data into GIS

Tuesday, October 23 , 8:00 A.M. - Noon
Location: J.J. Pickle Research Center
Taught by:
James Castagneri & Lacey Loftin
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)

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.

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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