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Census Bureau at the Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting 2013

Our presence at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for Census Bureau staff to exchange latest research findings with the goal of improving programs.

Census Bureau staff were present at sessions throughout the meeting:

April 9th, 2013 - Frontiers in Population Geography

1:20pm: Joshua Comenetz, Population Division, “High-resolution Global Population Mapping at the U.S. Census Bureau.”

April 10th, 2013 - 5:20pm: AAG Diversity Ambassadors Networking Reception

Darryl T. Cohen - Population Division, Panelist

April 11th, 2013 - 2:20pm: Internships and Work-Based Learning as Career Preparation

Timothy F. Trainor - Geography Division, Panelist

April 12th, 2013 - 8:00am Visibility (and Viz-Ability) of Census Bureau Online Data Visualizations

Dierdre Bevington-Attardi - Geography Division, Organizer/Panelist
Marc J. Perry - Population Division, Moderator
Justyna Goworowska - Population Division, Panelist
Geoffrey William Hatchard - Population Division, Panelist
Ryan Kemna - Geography Division, Panelist
Matthew Graham -Center for Economic Studies, Panelist

Demography and Settlements

10:00am: Justyna Goworowska , Steven G Wilson and Thomas Fischetti, Population Division, “Is Your County Metropolitan? A Flow Chart Guide to Core Based Statistical Areas.”

Human Geography Data

5:20pm: John Thomas Fitzwater, Population Division, “Visualizing Global Population Distribution with U.S. Census Bureau International Datasets.”

Population Geography - USA: Methods and Contemporary Change

4:40pm: Paul J. Mackun - Population Division, “New Delineations of Core Based Statistical Areas: The Office of Management and Budget's Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas.”
5:00pm: Justyna Goworowska and Thomas Fischetti, Population Division, “ How It's Made: Constructing a Core Based Statistical Area.”
5:20pm: Darryl T. Cohen, Population Division, " Population Change in American Cities: 2000 to 2010.”

Challenges of Working with American Community Survey Data

8:00am: David Kraiker, Field Division - New York Regional Office, “The Life Cycle of a Piece of Census Data: ACS Question 16 (Health Insurance).”
9:00am Nancy K. Torrieri, Population Division, “Update on the ACS: Program Improvement Initiatives to Benefit Data Users.”
9:20am: Matthew Zimolzak, American Community Surveys Office, “American Community Survey Program Updates.”

April 13th, 2013 Maintaining and Updating Geographic Information at the Census Bureau: The View Through the Decade, Organizer(s): Kaile Bower, Geography Division

10:00am: Timothy F. Trainor, Geography Division, “Research Agenda for the U.S. Census Bureau's Geographic Support System Initiative.”
10:20am: Shonin Anacker, Geography Division, “Lines Unseen: Assessing the Quality of Non-visible Local Boundaries in the United States.”
10:40am: Michael Clements, Geography Division, “Towards a Uniform, Stable, and Smart Small Geographic Unit for Data Collection.”
11:00am: Timothy McMonagle, Field Division - Los Angeles Regional Office, “Census Bureau Geographic Partnership Programs.”

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Research and Methodology Directorate | census.research@census.gov | Last Revised: April 21, 2014