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Unlocking the Census with GIS

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Seeking to demystify the census and explaining the potential of GIS for understanding people, places, and local economies, this guide explains how geographic information systems (GIS) can significantly ease data management, allowing for new ways to analyze and present relationships among variables. The various components of the census and its spatial organization are introduced, and the decennial census and geographic hierarchy are explained and illustrated. The innovations promised by the American Community Survey, which is anticipated to replace the decennial long form sample by 2010, are evaluated, and important sampling concepts such as standard error, and the special features of the Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) are covered. Several strategies for downloading data and maps for users with various levels of familiarity with databases and GIS software are suggested, along with detailed instructions for connecting data to maps.

Book News Annotation:

The authors (urban and regional planning at the U. of Iowa) advise on the use of census data, primarily providing a guide to the 2000 Census of Population and Housing and the use of geographic information systems (GIS) for analyzing the data, but also providing some discussion of earlier censuses and related data sources. Seven chapters cover how to download data and maps and the analysis of demographic and social conditions, economic data, housing issues, and transportation issues. The authors also offer advice on how to disseminate one's work. The book assumes little familiarity with the Census or GIS. Distributed in the US by Independent Publishers Group.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Seeking to demystify the census and explaining the potential of GIS for understanding people, places, and local economies, this guide explains how geographic information systems (GIS) can significantly ease data management, allowing for new ways to analyze and present relationships among variables.

About the Author

Alan Peters is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa. Heather MacDonald is an associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa, where she has served as chair of the planning program. They both live in Iowa City, Iowa.

Alan Peters is a professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa. Heather MacDonald is an associate professor of urban and regional planning at the University of Iowa, where she has served as chair of the planning program. They both live in Iowa City, Iowa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589481138
Author:
Peters, Alan H.
Publisher:
Esri Press
Author:
Mac Donald, Heather
Author:
Peters, Alan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Statistics
Subject:
Demography
Subject:
Population
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Geographic information systems
Subject:
United States Census.
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
9.62x7.94x.81 in. 2.19 lbs.

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