Today, the Association of Public Data Users http://www.apdu.org/
<http://www.apdu.org/> hosted a webinar on a new (Jan 2010) website:
This project was funded by the "Funders Census Initiative." It takes
the Census hard-to-count dataset and puts it into an interactive
web-based GIS, where you can look at the Hard-to-Count (HTC) scores, and
look at the individual components (there are 12 variables used in the
HTC score). They used the CB's HTC dataset developed by Antonio Bruce
and Greg Robinson.
The speaker, Steven Romalewski, from CUNY Mapaping Service, said they
used ESRI for creating the map layers, and used Flash to display the
maps. They use Google Maps as a background layer. The maps are cached
tiles to make them faster to display. They hope to add the actual Census
2010 participation rates, and would like to see the addition of the 2010
Census results and update this web-GIS for use in redistricting. They
would like people to use this interface to help target Census 2010
participation, and have given many presentations on this application to
Complete Count groups and the media.
Please take a look at this easy-to-use GIS interface, and please
consider joining APDU. They have hosted a series of interesting
webinars in the past year and the archived sessions are available only
to APDU members.
FHWA Office of Planning