Get Training on Census Data Resources and GIS at Evans Library

Marketing and Communications | February 15, 2011

Three free training sessions  on Census Data Resources and GIS will be offered this Spring 2011 by Texas A&M University Libraries. Two sessions will be offered to all students and one session to faculty and staff, all convening at the Sterling C. Evans Library.

  • Student Session I: Tuesday March 01, 2011 from 1-3:30 pm
  • Student Session II: Wednesday March 02, 2011 from 12-2:30 pm
  • Faculty and Staff Session: Friday March 04, 2011 from 9-11:30 am

Note: Seating is limited, therefore registration is required for attendance

Census data is used  to perform GIS analysis in many fields of study. Participants can take advantage of   free data and databases available through the University Libraries membership. Sessions  will explore numerous census data resources via the web and library webpage. Participants will gain an understanding of census geographies and their standardized codes  known as FIPS ( Federal Information Processing Series).   Participants will get hands-on practice  downloading  boundaries and tabular data, as well as joining those tables to the boundary shapefiles.

Miriam Olivares, GIS Specialist, and Laura Sare, Government Information Librarian, at the Texas A&M University Libraries, will conduct the training sessions.

Interested individuals can register now online.

For questions, please contact Miriam Olivares at

More details about this training are available.