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GSS Initiative—Reports


In the Fall of 2010, the Bureau of the Census, Geography Division contracted with independent subject matter experts David Cowen, Ph.D., Michael Dobson, Ph.D., and Stephen Guptill, Ph.D. to research five topics relevant to planning for its proposed Geographic Support System (GSS) Initiative; an integrated program of improved address coverage, continual spatial feature updates, and enhanced quality assessment and measurement. One report frequently references others in an effort to avoid duplication. Taken together, the reports provide a more complete body of knowledge. The five reports are:

  1. Reporting on the Use of Handheld Computers and the Display/Capture of Geospatial Data [PDF]
       Appendix A—Synopsis of the Current Status and Trends for GPS Mobile Handset Technology [PDF]
       Appendix B—ArcGIS Mobile Features that Support GSS Mobile Needs [PDF]
       Appendix C—Survey of User Experiences [PDF]

  2. Measuring Data Quality [PDF]

  3. Reporting the State and Anticipated Future Directions of Addresses and Addressing [PDF]

  4. Identifying the Current State and Anticipated Future Direction of Potentially Useful Developing
    Technologies
    [PDF]

  5. Researching Address and Spatial Data Digital Exchange and Data Integration [PDF]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division
Created: June 20, 2011
Last revised: May 28, 2014

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