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GIS Day: November 13, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 1987

From National Geographic, creator of Geography Awareness Week: “Each year more than 100,000 Americans actively participate in Geography Awareness Week. Established by presidential proclamation more than 25 years ago, this annual public awareness program encourages citizens young and old to think and learn about the significance of place and how we affect and are affected by it. Each third week of November, students, families and community members focus on the importance of geography by hosting events; using lessons, games, and challenges in the classroom; and often meeting with policymakers and business leaders. Geography Awareness Week is supported by access to materials and resources for teachers, parents, community activists, and all geographically minded global citizens.”

According to Esri, the company behind GIS Day, “GIS is a scientific framework for gathering, analyzing, and visualizing geographic data to help us make better decisions. On GIS Day, help others learn about geography and the real-world applications of GIS that are making a difference in our society.”

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Key Stats:

From > Our Surveys & Programs > Geography Program:

Geography is central to the work of the U.S. Census Bureau, providing the framework for survey design, sample selection, data collection, tabulation, and dissemination. Geography provides meaning and context to statistical data.

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Note: The image above is from Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM). In this mapping application, the user can click on a census tract to identify its Low Response Score (predicted mail nonresponse rate) and see general information about its people and households.

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More Stats:

From > Our Surveys & Programs > Geography Program > Data > Interactive Maps:

Work with interactive mapping tools from across the Census Bureau. Tools listed in alphabetical order.

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From the Census Library > Infographics & Visualizations:

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From Statistics in Schools > Activities:

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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