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  • Census Tract Presentation [PPT]  or  [PDF]
    • Learn the definition and history of census tracts, how they are updated and how to compare census tract boundaries decade to decade.
  • 2012 County Business Patterns (CBP) Data Geodatabases [PPT]  or  [PDF]
    • Learn how to work with CBP data related with TIGER/Line data inside a geodatabase to map data in ArcGIS.
  • Building and Maintaining the Master Address File (MAF) [PDF]
    • Learn about the history of the MAF, types of addresses it contains, how it is updated and challenges involved in updating it.
  • Quantifying the Quality of the MAF/TIGER Data Base: An Exploration [PDF]
    • Learn about spatial data quality including it was perceived in the past and issues with improving it.
  • 2010 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) and Characteristics of Microdata [PDF]
    • Learn the definition and history of PUMAs, and how they were delineated for 2010.
  • The Use of ESRI Software in the Delineation of Urban Areas for the 2010 Census [PPT]  or  [PDF]
    • Learn how urban areas were delineated after the 2010 Census.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: January 15, 2015