My name is Kathy Yu and I am part of the NCTCOG MPO, which is the 2020 Census PSAP PPO
for our 16-county area in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. I learned that not everyone
has been receiving information about the GUPS Software download, webinar information, and
shapefile pre-plans, so I am providing links that I know of here. Please post to the
listserv with any follow-up questions or information.
GUPS Software download:
I received the following information from my Census District office. GUPS software for
PSAP (GUPS.zip) is now available here<https://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/gups/>
Please make sure to review Item 1.1 of the attached FAQ which mentions resolution of an
issue with non-administrators trying to use the GUPS Plug-In.
They have posted Census GUPS Webinar Dates under the "Training Webinar
Information" link on the following page:
I would suggest that you cc your district office on your email to reserve a webinar. I
guess my email to reserve a webinar was sent to spam, so I needed someone to intercede on
Starting_a_New_Project.pdf - Excerpt of GUPS Guide to create a new project
PSAP_FAQ.docx - PSAP FAQ developed by our district office (I believe Item 1.1 in here was
developed from our experience in trying to allow Non-Administrative Users be able to use
I also have a 2020CensusPSAP_GUPSGuide.pdf but it is 24 MB. Can anyone suggest a way to
make this available to the listserv?
1. 2020 Census pre-plans (18v3): https://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/
(Refer to FAQ 1.2
for naming convention)
2. 2020 proposed tract changes (in tabular format) can be downloaded
3. Most up to date 2010 geographies (18v2). https://www2.census.gov/geo/pvs/
FAQ 1.2 for naming convention)
Some quirks that we have experienced so far:
1. Need to copy files from administrator's User files to get the plug in for a user
with no administrative privileges
2. Cannot share projects folders between users easily. If a second user tries to use the
same folder, it asked to delete the previous projects. You can export and import
3. I expected that the pre-plan tracts and block groups would appear under working county
in the layers, and the 2010 shapefiles would appear under 2010_geographies, but this is
not always the case.
I hope this helps. Please let me (or the listserv) know if you have questions or need any
additional information which I didn't include.
Principal Transportation System Modeler, Model Development and Data Management
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Phone: (817) 608-2343