Census Data Resources for GIS Users
Census data are necessary to perform GIS analysis in many fields of study. You can take advantage of a great deal of free data and databases available through Texas A&M Libraries membership. This session will explore the many census data resources via the web and library webpage. You will gain understanding of census geographies and their standardized codes (FIPS | Federal Information Processing Series). Also, hands-on exercises will allow you to learn how to download boundaries and tabular data, as well as joining those tables to the boundary shapefiles.
Spring '12 Sessions
- FEBRUARY Session:
Friday, February 15, 2013 from 9:00 -11:30 AM
- MARCH Session (Same as February Session):
Friday, March 08, 2013 from 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Limited to 20 spaces only. Online registration required to attend.
After attending this session, you will be:
- Familiar with the various types and sources of census data
- Able to download and manipulate census data
- Able to create GIS thematic maps from tabular data
- GIS course (enrolled or completed) OR
- Knowledge of GIS software for creation of thematic maps OR
- Take free online training course and bring certificate (available here)
Who should attend?
Faculty, staff and students from Texas A&M and the Health Science Center who need to integrate census data for their course or research GIS projects.
The capacity of this training is limited to 20 participants. We have a waiting list. If an unexpected should arise and you must cancel your registration, please e-mail us ASAP, so we can allow another participant to take your seat.