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> From: American Community Survey Data Users Group - Automated Email <noreply(a)prb.org>
> Date: February 25, 2020 at 7:44:38 AM CST
> To: Ed Christopher <edc(a)berwyned.com>
> Subject: American FactFinder (AFF) will be taken offline on March 31, 2020
> Update from American Community Survey Data Users Group
> Dear Colleague:
> I'm forwarding an important update on American Factfinder from the American Community Survey Office:
> American FactFinder (AFF) will be taken offline on March 31, 2020. Most data previously released on American FactFinder are now being released on the U.S. Census Bureau's new dissemination platform, data.census.gov. For more information about the transition from American FactFinder to data.census.gov, visit the data.census.gov Resources page. The page includes:
> Information about the migration status of data sets from AFF to data.census.gov.
> Documentation on updating AFF links to data.census.gov links.
> Resource materials, including tutorials, webinars, and how-tos.
> Frequently asked questions.
> Availability of Historical ACS Data:
> As ACS transitions data from American FactFinder (AFF) into data.census.gov, we employ processes to ensure completeness and accuracy. This is an ongoing process and as we progress, additional historical data will be available in the API or FTP sites.
> There are some historical files that are not compatible with the new platform. The incompatible files are all of the Subject Tables and Comparison Profiles prior to 2010, as well as the 2005 and 2006 Selected Population Profiles. We want to ensure we meet the needs of our data users and are looking into various options to provide these historical files. If these particular products are critical for your work, we encourage you to download them from AFF before it's taken offline. Thank you for your continued support as we migrate over to data.census.gov. If you have additional questions about historical files, please contact acso.users.support(a)census.gov.
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From: Rotmil, Adam <adam.rotmil(a)ACCENTUREFEDERAL.COM>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2020 1:21 PM
Subject: Speaking with Users of Census Data
I’m leading a design team that is helping the Census Bureau to improve the user experience for finding and downloading Census data. The vision is to discover and create more ideal processes/tools in a way that’s informed by the experience and needs of real users.
To inform this effort, we’re setting up qualitative interviews with regular users of Census data -- people like you.
Would you be willing to talk with me and my team to share your experience about finding and accessing Census data? We’re planning a redesign over the coming year that will be based on what we learn from this field research. We will prototype designs for user-centered processes/webpages, which we will want to bounce off real users. Building a pool of relevant volunteers will help drive these test & learn cycles.
If you’d like to volunteer your perspective, please email me at adam.rotmil(a)accenturefederal.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Please include your name, your preferred contact information, and a brief summary of your role or affiliation. I’ll save that information to a spreadsheet and reach back out to the volunteers as we move forward. We will be speaking with small groups of about 1-5 people at a time.
Additionally, is there anyone else in your network who you think we should be talking to?
Thank you very much for your time and consideration. We really appreciate it.
Looking forward >
Experience Lead & IxD Craft Lead
FJORD Design and Innovation, Accenture
Good morning colleagues,
The CTPP is looking for representation from a small MPO to serve the CTPP board. The ideal candidate will staff a small MPO (under 200,000), participate on the 17 member board, serve various subcommittees, and help direct the $5.4 M CTPP five-year program. The candidate should be involved in census data, demographics, modeling and/or GIS. If you are interested, please send a letter of interest to me at pweinberger(a)aashto.org<mailto:email@example.com>
CTPP Program Manager