A pivotal piece of the Geographic Support Systems Initiative (GSS-I) is working with federal, state, local, and tribal governments, as well as other key stakeholders, to create an address list that is suitable for targeted, rather than full, address canvassing before the 2020 Census. The 2011 Address Summit was the first step in this collaborative process.
Educate our partners about the GSS-I and the benefits of conducting a targeted address canvassing.
Gain a common understanding regarding the definition of an address.
Learn how our partners are collecting, utilizing, and maintaining addresses.
What industry standards are partners following?
What are partners’ best practices?
What are partners’ major challenges?
What are partners' current practices for data sharing?
Brainstorm about potential pilot projects that will contribute to the improved quality of the Census Bureau’s Master Address File.
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