Geographic Area Processing, Update, and Quality

Authors: Ryan Short*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Michael Clements*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Patrick Jurgens*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census
Topics: Applied Geography, Geographic Information Science and Systems, Population Geography
Keywords: Census, Boundaries, GIS, MAF/TIGER System
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Tyler, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau updates thousands of legal, statistical, and administrative boundaries based on updates provided by tribal, state, and local governments through its geographic partnership programs. These updates feed the decennial census, American Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, and various other censuses and surveys. The Census Bureau has developed innovative GIS tools and scripts that allow staff to easily process boundary updates and ingest them into the MAF/TIGER System using manual and automated processes. This presentation is an overview of the workflow involved in these processes from receipt of partner updates to quality control of the updates.

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