Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: Esri Press (February 1, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.8 x 9.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
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The U.S. Census provides many complex pieces of data about millions of diverse people, and urban planners, demographers and researchers depend on the data but often face insurmountable problems sifting it for relevant information. Enter Unlocking The Census With GIS, a description of how geographic information systems can be used by both novices and experienced users to analyze and maintain integrity of census data and related information. The spatial format particularly lends to creating economic and data indicators: chapters provide an in-depth tutorial on using American FactFinder, on using databases to link census data, and on translating such data to analytical maps, tables and charts.
A useful books for demographers who desire to understand how GIS can be applied to census data. A suitable student reference since it combines demographic know-how with GIS technology in an attempt to give the user exposure to both worlds.
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