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2013 Community Addressing Conference
April 17-19, 2013

The Geographic Support Initiative (GSS-I) is an integrated program of improved address coverage, continual spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement. Early efforts support a recommendation for a decision about a targeted, rather than full, address canvassing in preparation for the 2020 Census. A pivotal piece of the 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 this purpose. The Community Addressing Conference brought together 50 subject matter experts from government agencies and the Census Bureau and is a significant step in this collaborative process.


  • Update partners on the progress made on the GSS-I and the benefits of conducting a targeted address canvassing.
  • Update partners on the address pilots that resulted from the Census Address Summit held in September 2011.
  • Provide an overview of and solicit comments on the partnership program plans.
  • Update partners on the results of processing data files collected as part of the GSS-I.
  • Introduce Community TIGER, a web-based data collection tool, to partners.

Agenda [PDF]

Attendees [PDF]


Breakout Sessions

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Getting to a Targeted Address Canvassing Recommendation:  

Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats (SWOT) Analysis on the Partnership Program Plans:  

Meeting Notes

2011 Census Address Summit

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