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Geography Awareness Week: November 13-17, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.160

GIS Day: November 15, 2023

From National Geographic, creator of Geography Awareness Week: “Celebrate Geography Awareness Week. This Geography Awareness Week, gather your friends, family, coworkers, and everyone in between to help you celebrate! Use these activity and event ideas during Geography Awareness Week—and the rest of the year—to show your love for geography.”

From Esri, the company behind GIS Day 2023: “Participate in the international celebration of geographic information system (GIS) technology on November 15, by hosting your own GIS Day event! Share how GIS helps analyze information, informs decision-making and creates a positive impact. Showcase your achievements and promote real-world GIS applications. Register your event and explore worldwide GIS Day 2023 events.”

Photo: Woman with a geography map

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.

Note: Click on the image above for the full interactive 2020 Census Demographic Data Map Viewer website.

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.

Source: Our Surveys and Programs  /  International Programs Center  /  International Database  

Note: Click on the image above to go to the interactive IDB map. The “Map” tab offers selections for Measure (Population, Fertility, Life Expectancy, etc.), Country/Area, and Year.

Source: 2022 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates

Note: The table above is modified to focus on occupations related to geography and GIS. Click on the image for the full table with more than 550 occupations.

From Our Surveys & Programs  /  Economic Census:

The Economic Census is the official five-year measure of American businesses providing comprehensive statistics at the national, state, and local levels. It serves as the benchmark for current economic activity, such as the Gross Domestic Product and Producer Price Index.

The role of GIS in the 2020 Census:

GIS was crucial to a successful 2020 Census at all stages: establishing where to count, inviting all households to participate, engaging local organizations and the public as partners, motivating people to respond, and following up with those who did not respond. Here are two videos about the 2020 Census created by Esri:

From Census.gov  /  Library:  

From Census.gov  /  Data  /  Census Academy:  

From Statistics in Schools > Activities:

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Page Last Revised - November 14, 2023
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