GEO DC Meet Up June 5

June Meetup: Mapping at the U.S. Census Bureau

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

7:00 PM

Stetson’s Famous Bar & Restaurant

1610 U St NW, Washington, DC (map)

38.916776 -77.037339

Upstairs bar

  • The U.S. Census Bureau works with a massive geographical data set that it releases publicly, maps, and uses in many different ways. This meetup will feature a handful of lightning talks from people working with geodata and maps at the U.S. Census, talking about how people can use their data and tools and revealing a bit how this work goes down at the Census.

    Our current speaker lineup includes:

    • Mike Ratcliffe will run through the latest geographic products from the Census Bureau to help meet your data analysis and mapping needs, specifically highlighting TIGER/Line shapefiles pre-joined with demographic data, available interactive mapping tools, and the Census geography available as a WMS via TIGERWeb.
    • Steven Johnson will explore the relationship between the Census Bureau and OpenStreetMap, discussing how the Bureau currently (and in the future can) benefits from OpenStreetMap and showing how OpenStreetMap uses Census data.  We’ll meet at 7:00 pm at the upstairs bar at Stetsons at the intersection of 16th and U Streets NW. Introductions and lightning talks will start at 7:30 pm. Presentations will be followed by lots of time for questions, follow up, networking, and beers.

    Stetsons is a 21 and over venue. If you’re not yet 21 but want to attend, message us via meetup and we’ll do our best to get you in.

    GeoDC meets on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize, network, and hear about the work people are doing with maps, GIS, geodata, and more. Join this meetup group, follow @Geo_DC on Twitter, and join our Google group for updates.

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